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Page 8 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS A/EDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 By Kevin Skavhaug Between here and there .... Westhope is a fine town for sure but it is a long ways from here. As I was driving the foot- ball bus home from there last Friday night, which turned into Saturday morning at about Rollette, I began to re- alize it's a lot farther than the 178 road miles Google Earth says it is'. " Westhope, from here, on a bus in the middle of the night, is approximately 43,000 yel- low road strips away. I didn't actually count them on the way home but racked my brain trying to do the math on it. I needed a calculator to fig- ure it the next day. But think- ing about it kept me awake so that I could notice a few oth- er things about the enormity of the distance between our two towns. I can say with a bit of cer- tainty that when we left West- hope at 10:30, the moon was half full. By the time we got home at 1:45 a.m. I think it was a 3A moon; that's how far Westhope is from here There were a few other things that I was able to count along N.D. route 66 that kept my thoughts clear and helped explain the distance from here to therein rne, other than miles. I'~lle d4~ance ~, one road-killed raccoon, one very stinky smashed skunk and one of something that I think might have at one time been a white cat or else it was a rabbit. It was so thorough- ly plastered to the highway that I couldn't tell exactly. Westhope is exactly two "Quick Sand" signs from here. I've only seen two quick sand warning signs in my life and they are on the road from here to Westhope. There are eight railroad crossings be- tween here and there, five of which have crossing gates. It is also three fourths of a bag of sunflower seeds and two and three fourths bottles of Diet Coke away. Rotmdtrip. But it was a nice drive home. The kids were sleepy, the moon helped light the way and the traffic from Dun- seith to home included exactly one semi truck, two pickups and a car. Highway 66 is pretty des- olate at that time of night. We only passed through four towns on the route we took. You ean't really count Milton because we just skirt- ed the edge. In Rollette, the third town, at midnight, there were four people still awake, at least that's all I could see on the sidewalk in front of the lo- cal bar. By 1:30 in Edinburg, I didn't see anyone. So 178 miles is one way to look at it but counting those one by one would have been monotonous. I think my oth- er method kept things a little more interesting. Photos: Larry Bid Top Left: Aggies Elaina Swartz spikes the ball over the net against Hatton/Northwood. Elaina will be looked upon for senior leadership on this years Aggie team. Top Right: Aggie senior Gretchen Bruromond bumps the bail over the net against I-latton/Northwood. Gretchen will provide leadership for younger Aggies with her experience. Bottom Left: Park River/Fordville- LankJn Aggies Kyla Spoonland only a sophomore played well at the net in the aggies 25-20, 25-10, and 25-22 win over Hatton/No wood in their first home game of the year. Bottom Right: Aggies Amy Seim retums a serve against Hatton/Northwood. Amy a senior will provide leadership and experience from her libero pesi,on. ByKevinSkavhaug a mini comeback run by the Thunder. MarisMillerdidarealnicejobgettingthe land with 8 kills, Swatz had 6 and Brum- of The Press Spoonland would end this one with a big ball to all our hitters and then our defense mond 5. Miller had 21 assists for the Ag- PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The Aggies time hit and would end the game with eight played well, especially on the serve receive." gies and Amy Seim, who played a great de- started their season with a pair of 3-0 wins kills "We had some issues from our own serv- fensive game from the back row, led the last week as the 2017 campaign is off and Game two was all Aggies. Spoonland had ice line so that is something we will need team with 23 assists. an impressive dunk kill on the Aggies sev- to work on this week in practice." Earlier in the week the Aggies rolled to running for the PRFL Volleyball team. enth point and kept the Thunder scoreless The Aggies would trail for the first time The Aggies opened their home season on to that point. PRFL would go up 18-3 on in game three as the Thunder jumped out to an easy win in their season opener against Thursday night with a win over Hat- back to back kills by Hannah Gordon and a 5-2 lead. The Aggies would fight back and Larimore. The Aggies swept the Bears 3-0 ton/Northwood. The Aggies won 25-20, 25- Gigi Brouillard. Swartz would provide when a block point by Brouillard tied it at in a match in which they were never test- 10, and 25-22 back to back kills to seal this one easily for 5-5, from there it was all Aggies until the ed. Game one teetered back and forth until the Aggies. Gordon was finding her rythem Thunder made it close with a run towards The Aggies won 25-14; 25-10; and 25- the Aggies opened up a 10-2 run midway in this set and was impressive with her kills the end of the set. Brouillard would end a 23. Leading the charge for the Aggies through the set. Kyla Spoonland and Elaina from the outside. Gordon would lead theAg- 22-22 tie with a kill and Spoonland ended were Gretchen Brummond (9 kills) and Swartz provided some big kills and gies on the night with 9 kills overall, the match with a block point to win the set Elaina Swartz ( 8 kills, 4 aces). 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