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Page 8 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, IUNE I 0, 2015 By Kevin Skavhaug 90 something; I think Another birthday has zipped on by and I don't feel 90. My old- est son. who just graduated from high school, presented me with a "90th" birthday card last week. I'm sure he did it for the shock value. He may have forgotten about how much college is going to cost him if Dad is not willing (or able 90 ya know) to help fund this next endeavor. I don't feel 90, although how would I know? Maybe I do feel 90. Maybe this is how 90 feels? My mom is about to turn well something and she's in pretty darn good shape. Shoot, until she fell last year she was still working 40-50 hours per week doing mostly physical labor type jobs. So maybe 90 feels like nay actual age feels. I guess until l'm really 90 I won't know. As for Doris, she's bouncing back stronger everyday now. I've heard it said, "you are as young as you feel." Might be true. I feel ok so maybe I'm some- where in the young. I don't know if anyone says "'you're as young as you think." Maybe someone says that. For me, I think young, for the most part anyway, so I guess I could be the one saying that. Although some days I like to think old too. There are perks to old but that's another story for another week. So I do think young, well, except for the think- ing young part of wanting to stay up real late. Or the thinking young part of enjoying blasting music coming out of my car. Or the thinking young part about tak- ing the Blazin' challenge at Buf- falo Wild Wings. I do think however, from time to time, about wanting to slide the rear end of a motocross bike around on loose gravel. Or get- ring on a groomed trail in the win- ter and letting six hundred cubic centimeters heat up a bit; quite a bit even. I think, from time to time, about wanting to hop on a pair of water skis and even think about perhaps dropping one of them. I think about cliff diving. Well, maybe cliff jumping. Ok, tower jumping at Homme Dam then. I think about riding a mile long zip line in a Central American jungle somewhere. I think about white water rafting somewhere in Colorado. I think about hiking in the Rockies; floating the Yukon; or driving a Midwest modified at the GF Speedway. I think about doing the Fordville Hill Climb, the Fargo marathon, and I think about doing that show Survivor. I do not think about 8 seconds on a bull, however. I think, but just a little, about Your ad goes here! Call 28,-6333 today for rates. A SOURCE YOU CAll TRUST! i jumping out of an airplane, hang gliding, and getting in that crazy coaster that slips off the top of the Stratosphere building in Las Ve- gas. So yes, I try to think young and maybe that's the key. So, nay 90th birthday card is now posted permanently on the wall in my office. Maybe it's a good thing Noah gave me that card. Perhaps he was trying to tell me something. Along with the card though came a very awe- some present that is even more in- spiring than the card. It's a circular wooden deco- rative hanging about three feet in diameter. Around the outside edge is fastened some old fash- ioned rope. The board is painted with that newly popular dis- tressed look that makes it look weathered and worn. And on it, painted in black letters, are the words "Live your Adventure". This piece of art is going to go on a wall in a very special place. Someplace that when I look at it !:'! bc re! inded cvcv3,i;"L, i, i there two options in life. I hope I'm never old enough to have the urge to take it down. Photo: Larry Bid Above: Aggie Erin Kovarik was the top scorer for the Aggie ladies at State Golf. She finished the 36 hole toumament in 62nd place. By Kevin Skavhaug plus 103 for 91 st position and Kait- of The Press lyn Nelson shot plus 1 i I tbr 93rd. JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- The Aggie coach Brenda Nilson was Jamestown Cotmtry Club proved to glad tbr the opportunity to play at be too long and too nmxow for the state. "The girls that went gave it class B girls. After day one at State their best shot and it was a good ex- Golf the leading girl was sitting at perience for them to play in a big 12 over par for 18 holes. As a team tournament like this." the Aggies finished 16th out of 18 The Aggies graduated just one teams, senior off this year's team, Claire Individually, Erin Kovarik was Welch, so the coaching staff is the low scorer for the Aggies. She looking forward to next year and would finish the 36 hole tournament hope to build off of this year's suc- 72 strokes over par and ended up in cess. If the team can get a couple 62nd place. There were 106 golfers more girls out who like to play, then at the meet. Claire Welch was next they have a shot at being consistent low for the Aggies with a plus 93 in finishing in the top three at re- and placed 81 st. Gigi Brouillard shot glens. Bv Kevin Skavhaug of The Press CARRINGTON, N.D. After day one the Aggies boys golf team sat square in the middle of the pack with a 9th place position out of 18 teams. Carter Arendt led the way day one for the Ag- gies with a four over par 76. Arendt was in 7th place after day one. five shots offthe leader Dal- ton Poitra of Northern Lights. Josh Ruzicka also had a good opening round. Josh shot a nine over 81 which had him in 21st place out of 130 golfers. By the end of the first nine on day two Carter was steady at five strokes back with nine to play. "'I started strong on the day going two under after four but ran into trouble on the last three holes," Arendt said at the turn. Carter would finish the tournament with a vex3, good seven over par for the 36 holes which placed him 8th in the field of 130 golfers. Placing in the top ten gives you "all state" sta- tus in golf. I'm pretty proud of what Carter has accomplished in his golf career here. I remember him as just an elementary Photo: Larry Bid Above: Carter Arendt had an ex- cellent year in golf. Right: He finished inthetop 10 atthe 2015 state golf tournament. He finished the event in 8th place with seven over par in 36 holes. Photo: Kevin Skavhauo student out on the course golfing everyday with this mom and dad. Golf is a sport he's worked very hard at and he en- joys playing. I think he'll be playing college golf somewhere next year for sure. Josh Ruzicka finished in 39th place with a very nice 20 over par score for 36 holes. Jordan Johnson was plus 32 and Nick Whaley was plus 44. Those four players made up Park River's team score for the toumamenc The Aggies eventually finished in 10th place. I think our kids did a fine job; Carter of course was outstanding once again and it's nice to have Jordan and Josh be- cause they are both just so steady; you know ex- actly what you are going to get each time out. I was also very im- pressed with Nick. He's just a freshman but played very well, he's got a nice swing and hits fairways all day long; he had a nice tourn'a- ment for us. Carter Arendt and Daniel Onstad were the two seniors on this year's state tournament team. Editor's Note: Skavhaug also is the coach.for the Aggie Boys Golf Team. We're here to help. Contact The ?ress: 701.254.6 Newest Development in De s Lake, ND! 10000-25,000 Squa;e foot lots available to accommodate I campers, park models, manufactured homes or stick built homes.I Prices range from "15,000 - "20,000 | Resort Access Optional I HAPPY 50TIt ANNIVERSARY TO NORTH DAKOTA STATE PARKS[ LEGENDARY Your summer wouldn't be complete without a visit to our great outdoors. 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