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Regional roundup; NDHOF to induct three

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Glenn Hansen, Jim LeClair and Mike Podolak will be inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame in June.

The North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame announced the three will receive the Cliff Cushman Award in a ceremony at the Jamestown Civic on June 21 at 5 p.m.

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Hansen, born in Devils Lake, attended Grand Forks Central before a career at Louisiana State. He was later drafted in the second round of the 1975 NBA draft by the Kansas City Kings, averaging 6.5 points and 2.8 rebounds as rookie. He also played briefly for the Chicago Bulls.

LeClair, played football at the University of Minnesota, Crookston and UND. After earning all-NCC honors as a senior he was selected in the third round of the 1971 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. A defensive lineman, LeClair played in Super Bowl XVI with the Bengals and was a 1976 Pro Bowl selection.

Podolak, who attended high school in Oakes, played golf at Odessa Junior College and Southern Methodist University in Texas. Podolak, generally considered the top golfer ever to come out of the state, won two N.D. State Team Golf Championships and was a member of the 1985 U.S. Walker Team.

Oakes upsets Kindred

FARGO — Brody Bartholomew had an inkling his last-second shot would settle into the basket Monday night at the Fargo Civic Center. The Oakes sophomore’s intuition was correct.

Bartholomew made a 17-foot jump shot with nine seconds remaining to lift his team to a dramatic 61-60 upset victory against Kindred in the first round of the North Dakota Class B, Region 1 boys basketball tournament.

“I found the open spot on the floor,” said Bartholomew, who finished with 13 points and five rebounds. “I just chucked it up there and hoped for the best.”

The game-winning shot caught the front of the rim before settling into the net.

“That’s my favorite shot to take so I had a lot of confidence taking the shot,” Bartholomew said. “I was pretty confident it was going in.”

Kindred (15-8) had its six-game winning streak snapped after winning the District 2 tournament last week.

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