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SPORTS THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 20 5 Pa e 7 Lett: Dray- torWalley— Edinburg T i t a n s T a y o r Reilly puts up a shot between Cavalier Torna— d o e s Clarissa Harlz and t e a m mate Ja- lynLarson her 15 points in By Kevin Skavhaug the TWP What may have been wasn’t 56'37 wm and other rare sightings . . . over the “Things are seldom what T 0 r n a - they seem; skim milk masquer— does in ades as cream.” W.S. Gilbert . It seems the last Canada Claval'ef- Goose I shot wasn’t. For the Right! Tl- most part it looked like a tans Jalyn Canada goose. It was just a mini L a r s o n version of one. About the size of f . h Mallard, it had the coloration of ' g t S a Canada goose with the black T 0 l’ n a neckhandhhgacll1 and white cheek d o e s pate . It a t e gray feathering ' and black beak. I thought fifi'fia maybe it was a baby Canada a goose but it seemed to be fully rebound- ~ . feathered. Photos: Larry Biri Now I know there are several subspecies of Canadian Geese O o o o aggregates ass: DVE Titans look to be players in this year’s super region Canada goose.” But now I’m corrected officially. Unbe- knownst to me, bird biologists By Kevin Skavhaug and ready‘to take on the best ofthe best with a mix of tal- One area coach Stegman sees as imperative this season have recently created a new of The press ent, tenaCJty, and playability. is taking care of the basketball. “We really need to cut down “species” of Canada—type geese. EDINBURG, N_D_ __, The DVE girls basketball team “I would say one of our strengths this year will be ex— on the number of times we turn the ball over this year.” said Well, they didn’t create the bird but they created the new classr- perience,” said head coach Wayne Stegman. Most notably Stegman. “That and an improvement on our outside the Titans Will have a nucleus in the paint to build a strong game are the two areas we will try to improve on.” . p f d . th Tt l k t k . ht 1 team around. The Titans will feature a trio of triple tow- And while there will be the inside presence mentioned name to go along with 1t- The 0 age an expenence’ e 1 ans 00 to a 6 “mg y Bap ers in Jalyn Larson (Sr-12 ppg), Taylor Reilly (So. 8 ppg), earlier, the Titans'also will have a good backcourt as well CaCklet. It’s not a . canada from Where they ]_efi OfflaSt season , and Laiken Larson (So. 4 ppg). All three stand 5’ 10 or bet- with a number ofplaycrs ready to step in and dish out as~~ goose, us its own thing even Last year the Titans went through their growmg pains ter and handle the ban fm DVE, thoughkift1 masquerades as one“ and finiShed the_533$0fl With a 4‘1 8 mark- BUt that was laSt “Reboundng will be one area that we should be able to The Titans open their season with three straight road NOWI OW- year. 2015—16 Will see players who were mostly new to var- hold our own against anybody," said Stegman, “it will be games and will open at home on Dec. 1] against Dakota opens this season with a renewed vision of what it takes ficafion in 2004 and an Official to get to the top of the super region. With a returning mix Last Sunday afternoon While finishing up the WCLEP “Wife’s Christmas Lighting En— gineering Project” we heard a loud “chipping” sound coming from somewhere. A “tap, tap, tap” kind of sound but it was pretty loud. It seemed to be coming from the front yard. Mary actually heard it first and sity level ball last year come in with a year under their belt GPR hockey survives ' North rally one of our team strengths especially early in the year.“ Prairie. then she saw it. “Oh, it’s a Midway. WOOdPCCker " She. sa‘d' When] By Kevin Skavhaug just 3.7 seconds to go in period M'ntOSl-yd'a Came to Cheek 1t 0‘1" I was OfThe press number one, breaking a score— severson amazed. It wasn’t just any old woodpecker. It was a Pileated Woodpecker! If you’ve ever seen one you won’t forget it. They are a rather large and gangly looking bird. About the size of a crow but with a bright red head and tufts of feathers on the back on the head that make it look like a stunted Pterodactyl kind of thing. They’re actually sort of sinister looking. I quick ran in- side and grabbed the camera and got a few pictures of it. By the time it flew off, the big bird had managed to chip away a pretty good sized cavern out of our tree. I see one about every couple of years or there— about so seeing one on Sunday was pretty cool. 1 have a feeling though that the next big wind— storm will break a big chunk of Box Elder off in our yard. A friend and I were Rutfed grouse hunting last week south of Walhalla and deep in the bot— tom lands of Pembina Gorge we came across a dead cow elk. I hadn’t seen an elk up close be— fore and although this one had recently died, it was still a mag- nificent looking animal. The coyotes had found it before we had and they had all but taken care of the hind quarters right down to the bone. As they say, nothing goes to waste in the wilderness. It also seems that December is masquerading a bit, looking more like November. And as we head towards the heart of win- ter, I’m not complaining one bit about this weather pattern. 1 know the weather is not good for making ice or for skier’s/ snowmobilers but a couple more weeks of the warm temps and brown grass is just fine. I know, eventually we will get the cold and the snow, it’s bound to happen. Things like that are inevitable, sort of like an Adrian Peterson fumble. But it seems like the seasons are a month behind the last couple years. It seems July is June, June is May, May seems like April, and November seems like October etc. In any case, enjoy the nice break fi'om win- ter again this week. Like they say, each day it’s nice out is one less day it’s cold. FARGO, ND. — Grafton/Park River won their East region open- er Tuesday with a 4-3 overtime win over Fargo North and while it got ugly late, the Spoilers managed to walk out of Fargo with their sea- son record unblemished. Holding on to a 3—1 lead with six minutes to play in the game, things seemed well in hand for GPR. But late penalties and slop- py play resulted in a pair of Spar- tan goals that would eventually send this one into the extra frame. The overtime was owned by the Spoilers however. It ended early with a Levi Cudmore goal at the 3:45 mark of the extra set. “Levi had a great shot in over— time to win it,” said first year Spoiler head coach Darin Schu— macher, “and it was set up nicely by his teammates.” Will Zimmerman started the game winning play with a nifty pass ahead to Nick Lindgren. Lindgren’s shot rebounded to Cud- more who top shelved it nicely for the winner. Nick Lindgren scored the first Spoiler goal with a quick shot that beat the Spartan netminder with Richard Wakefield* GalryDChwialkowski Board Certified H.l .S.* Tuesday, Dec. 15 Quality hearing aid care 0 Advanced Hearing Technology 0 60 Day Digital Hearing Aid Trial - Comprehensive Hearing Test & Eva]. ' ‘MN Licensed years serving the area First Care Health Center 9:00 am. 5:00 pm. 701i9i43699iib0 1-800-658-3442 Grand Forks, ND 0% FiNANCiNGAntiLABLE Insurance/Medicaid less tie to that point. Issac Miller and Ryan Lessard would add goals in the second to put the Spoilers up 3—l after two. The score remained the same un- til there were six minutes remain- ing in the game. The Spartans would get a pair of goalsjust two minutes apart (Kolpack with just over six minutes to play and Segal ties it at 4:58) to send this one to overtime. “North came out fired up,” said Schumacher, “They dedicated this game to a former player (Zach Kraft) who passed away and they played well to his honor. I thought we did a nice job handling the big crowd and it was good to see our kids never gave up, even after los— ing our two goal lead late in the game,” Schumacher said. “Our seniors really took the game over the last couple minutes of the third and that carried into overtime,” said Schumacher, “their effort secured us this win.” Ethan Peterson ended the game with 22 saves for GPR who new improved to 2—0 on the season. The Spoilers play next at Devils Lake on Thursday in a big early season East Region showdown. Grafton Family Clinic Wednesday, Dec. 16 9:30 am. 2:30 pm. 2514 S. Washington Your Community. Your Paper. Walsh County Press 284-6333 drives to the basket be- tween two North Border defendersfor two of her five points in the Mus- tangs 40-31 loss to North Border at Midway. Photo: Larry Biri December 14-18, 2015 9:00 am. 3:00 pm. 110 4th St. E, Park Riv Slop in and oniqv cookies,