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Page 8 THEWALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER I, 20 7 By Kevin Skavhaug Time Machines .... While there's not been documented proof of time travel, not counting the fact that when I go to sleep at night I wake up some eight hours later and I'm in the fu- ture (seems sort of like time travel to me), I often wonder what it would be like to jump forward a few years just to see what's become of things. While jumping ahead in time seems improbable, jumping back is much easi- er. Hypothetically, that is. Just bring out old photo al- bums, high school yearbooks, or watch an episode of Andy Griffith and you're back in the past. I got to.thinking about all of this after running into my third grade teacher Mrs. Laugtug the other day. I gen- erally remember all of my former teachers, after all, I spent way more time with them than anyone else until I got married. But I have al- ways remembered her. After all, she was instrumental in teaching me the ins and outs of the English language. We had this thing back Photos: Larry Biri Above: Trlans Taylor Reilly kes the ball between two Spartan de- fenders at the net. Bottom Left: Dray- ton/VaJ -Ed- inburg Tffans Sierra Jenson blocks a Fin- ley-Sharon/ Hope-Page Spatans shot at the net. The Titans the though I dreaded it like the plague, in the long run it paid off for me. But besides English class and learning to write in cursive, another memory connection stems from the fact that her two sons were awesome athletes in our school and since they were older than me, I re- member being in awe at their abilities on the football field but more specifically on the basketball floor. When there is a mom who has kids that were that good, I think I paid a little more attention to what she had to say. But I remember her class- room very well. It was in our old beloved three story ele- mentary school which now sits empty over there on Har- ris Ave. Her room was on the second floor on the west side of the building more towards the south end than the north. I think the desks in her room faced north during my time in there and I remember it al- ways being so bright and sunny in there. Mrs. Laug- tug may have had a hand in that. But to this day I can't for the life of me figure out how they crammed 400 plus K-8 students into that building. Class sizes back then aver- aged around 50 per grade and how they made it work I can only imagine. It had to be chaotic, beck, just the class- es of'77 and '79 alone must have brought on many fac- ulty strategy sessions. I'm sure we '78ers must have brought a ray of sunshine to the school back in the day. So Inez, if you're reading this (and I hope not proofing it), I just wanted to say thanks for all the help and instruc- tion. I don't remember caus- ing any trouble, but if I did, I apologize and will do the same for those two classes that came before and after us, but you persevered through those years despite their high activity levels. So even though we can't travel through time either way yet, it's enough for me to think back to what it was once like, even if it means re- calling from time to time those lessons on how letters connect to fonn sounds. 21,25-22 and 25-18 in Edin- burg. Bottom Right: Titans Grace Kertz concentrates on a return of serve. By Kevin Skavhaug of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Tomor- row the region volleyball tournament will conclude here in Park River and the title for 2017 is up for grabs. Al- though all eyes will be on Thomp- son, area teams will have a good chance of taking the title as well. year. So it could come down to a Park River/Fordville-Lankin fin- north versus south tournament. ished in third place in this year's su- Last year the Aggies took home per regional pool. The Aggies fin- the top honors and made the trip to ished behind May-Port CG and state where they finished in fifth Thompson as top contenders, place. Draytorv ailey-Edinburg is right ' The tournament began Monday on everyone's heels with an im- and championship night is tomor- pressive fourth place finish this row. VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- The NDHSAA Class B girls and boys state cross country meet was held on Sat- urday, Oct. 28 at Bjomson Public Golf Course in Val- ley City with region athletes competing. The following are the team results for the Class B Girls Cross Country results: 1. Hillsboro / Central Valley (96); 2. Watford City (108); 3. Rugby (148); 4. New Town (261); 5. Hatton / Northwood / Thompson (286); 6. May-Port CG (291); 7. Southern McLean (312); 8. Surrey (314); 9. Stanley (371); 10. Killdeer (384); 11. Lisbon (396); 12. Grafton (418); 13. Bowman County (421); 14. Parshall (461); 15. Shiloh Christian (487); 16. Beulah / Hazen (499); 17. Carrington (510); 18. Langdon Area / Edmore / Mu- The following are the team results for the Class B Boys Cross Country results: 1. New Town (29); 2. Hillsboro / Central Valley (123); 3. Hatton / Northwood / Thompson (159); 4. Rugby (174); 5. Bowman County (211); 6. Beulah / Hazen (266); 7. Central Cass (285); 8. Pembina County North (288); 9. Southern McLean (360); 10. Carring- ton (397); 11. Kindred (408); 12. Four Winds / Min- newaukan (409); 13. Griggs County Central (426); 14. Langdon Area / Edmore / Munich (442); 15. Lisbon (460); 16. White Shield (497); 17. Edgeley / Kulm (551); 18. Killdeer (563); 19. Grafton (584); 20. Watford City (586); 21. May-Port CG (621); 22. Ellendale (627); 23. Shiloh Christian (640); 24. Surrey (647); 25. Stanley nich (547); 19. Griggs County Central (569); 20. Pem- (665); 26. Burke Central / Kenmare (734); 27. Max / bina County North (579); 21. Sargent Central / Lidger- Garrison / South Prairie (880); 28. Solen (913); 29. Med- wood (589); 22. Northern Cass (594); 23. Kindred (629); ina / Pingree-Buchanan (979); 30. Trenton (985); 31. 24. Central Cass (636); 25. New Rockford-Sheyenne (679); 26. Harvey / Wells County (882); 27. Edgeley / Kulm (886); 28. Ellendale (887); 29. Bishop Ryan (889); 30. Hettinger/Scranton (896); 31. Medina/Pin- gee-Buchanan (896); 32. Barnes County North (899); 33. Rolla (951); 34. Central McLean (993); 35. LaM- oure / Litchville-Marion (1000); 36. Max / Garrison / South Prairie (1017); 37. Williston Trinity Christian (1039); 38. Trenton (1042); 39. Velva (1049); 40. Solen (1053); 41. Larimore (1149); 42. Richland (1156);43. White Shield (1175); 44. Dunseith (1186); 45. Stand- ing Rock (1238); 46. Burke Central / Kenmare (1296) Individual state placing and times for Spoiler girls are as follows: 19. Carlee Sieben, Grafton, 20:44 Sargent Central / Lidgerwood (1023); 32. Northem Cass (1031); 33. Velva (1089); 34. Warwick (1107); 35. Par- shall (1109); 36. Ri.chland (1110); 37. Bishop Ryan (1160); 38. Williston Trinity Christian (1212); 39. LaM- oure / Litchville-Mafion (1252); 40. Hettinger/Scran- ton (1269); 41. New Rockford-Sheyenne (1285); 42. Central McLean (1300); 43. Larimore (1386); 44. Stand- ing Rock (1403); 45. Harvey / Wells County (1414) Individual state placing and times for Spoiler boys are as follows: 21. Tommy Kern, Grafton, 17:36 93. Austin Thompson, Grafton, 19:39 128. Jase Lefheldt, Grafton, 20:13 156. Riley Suda, Grafton, 20:41 /~1 qElrt-lr,wlr'l "lk TIll TAf'~ lk T ~ "lkT ~ ~ "lr"l'lr~ ~ "1 lr ~ dt'-i lr'~ ,~ have earned this status, that program taught 72 hours of .Accreditation for programslessons during the eight-week providing EAAT services con- program. In addition, 12 physical sists of a site visit from two in- therapy students from the Uni- dependent evaluators who assess versity of Jamestown gained more than 100 standards in ad- knowledge of their discipline by ministration, facilities and pro- volunteering about 190 hours of gramming. Bison Strides time to assist the program's par- achieved a score of 97 percent, ticipants. "Achieving premier accredited "Having the opportunity to center status in such a short time teach through this program was a frame from the program's begin- unique learning experience that ning in May 2017 was truly a prepared me for success in the team effort with EAAT partici- PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding pants, therapists, volunteers, Equine Science faculty and Instructor certification," says staff," says Erika Berg, an asso- Hannah Swenson, an NDSU stu, ciate professor in the Animal Sci- dent majoring in Equine Science ences Department and Bison major and minoring in Thera- Strides director, peutic Horsemanship. Centers must be reaccredited Another 33 voluntrers from every five years, with standards NDSU, Concordia College in being field tested on a continual Moorhead, Minn., and the Fargo- basis and revised every two years Moorhead community donated to reflect best industry practices, about 280 hours of their time dur- Berg says all of the partici- ing the program. Two occupa- pants made incredible improve- tional therapists and two physical ments this summer. For example: therapists from Beyond Bound- . One rider who doesn't speak aries Therapy Services provided is learning to use an iPad so she weekly occupational and physi- can commt/nicate her everyday cal therapy services using equine wants and needs. EAAT instruc- movement to 16 children. tors and volunteers added four Students in NDSU professor commands - whoa, walk on, turn Tim Peterson's upper-level Un- left and turn right - to the iPad so derstanding and Managing Di- she could instruct her horse dur- versity in Organizations class ing lessons. She advanced from brainstormed ideas for naming randomly pressing commands to and marketing the program. purposely and correctly instruct- "And, of course, none of this ing her horse for 75 percent of would have been possible with- the lesson. Aparent reported that her son out the extraordinary therapy was able to keep hie body and horses and their owners," Berg emotions under control for six says. hours after just one 30-minute Seven horses, inqluding two equine-assisted therapy session, belonging to an alumni of the He had never been able to do that Equine Science Program, were before, the parent said. part of the program this summer. 77. Grace Narloch, Grafton, 22:32 186. Brady Gunderson, Grafton, 21:11 Bison Strides also has a sec- Fall adapted riding lessons are 89. Ainsley McLain, Grafton, 22:53 191. Ethan Suda, Grafton, 21:17 ond goal: providing students in in full swing through the end of 1 23 21 ; ........ t;:' NDSU's Therapeutic Horseman- October and Berg, tO ...... i , .assic S cben, Gralion, 23:50 250. Oliver lqores-RlOS, Liratton, 23:U1 / stop minor program wltn expert- tinue Bison Strides pa" rrship=.......... 158. Cynthia Tascano, Grafton, 24:50 252. Maxwell Dumas, Grafton, 23:05 / ential teaching and learning op- with Beyond Boundaries Ther- 167. Sarah Berger, Grafton, 24:56 268. Kalob Heck, Grafton, 24:15 / portunities. Five students from apy Services in the spring.