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Raising the bar is a classic cliché in sports, but sometimes there’s just no other way to put it.
Take, for example, the model of success the Kidder County Lady Pirates have managed to string together.
The defending state champs are back in the big dance.
For the third time this season, the Linton Lions were unable to find an answer for Eli Benz and the Kidder County Pirates. Benz racked up a game-high 23 points and the Pirates rolled to a 46-37 victory in the championship game of the Region 3 Girls’ Basketball Tournament on Thursday night in Hazelton.
The Kidder County boys’ basketball team improved to 7-4 overall with a 61-51 victory over Washburn in Steele on Tuesday.
The Pirates’ Adam Randall poured in a game-high 29 points to lead Kidder County to victory.
Kidder County dropped the first two games, but battled back to beat Litchville-Marion-Montpelier in five games in Class B volleyball on Tuesday night.
Eli Benz led the Pirates with 33 kills, 25 digs, two blocks and one ace in a 19-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-11 victory.
Kidder County breezed past Hettinger 16-6 and 14-4 in Class B high school baseball on Monday.
Trailing 4-1 after two innings, the Pirates exploded for four runs in the third, six in the fourth and five in the fifth to notch the win. Kidder County’s Derrek Heins pitched all five innings and was credited with the victory.
Reaching three state tournaments in five years isn’t an easy feat, but the Kidder County Lady Pirates did just that last Friday night in Hazleton.
The 23-1 Pirates captured their third Region 3 title this decade by getting past Litchville-Marion-Montpelier 52-35, improving their current winning streak to 22 games.
For the third time in last the five years, Kidder County is heading to the state Class B girls’ basketball tournament, after defeating Litchville-Marion-Montpelier 52-35 for the Region 3 title on Friday in Hazelton.
The Lady Pirates’ Lindsey Sand led Kidder County to the win with a game-high 18 points, four assists and three steals. Sand surpassed 1,000 career points during the championship matchup, and was named the Region 3 Senior Athlete of the Year following her team’s victory.
The No. 4-ranked Kidder County Lady Pirates (16-1) have earned the No. 1 seed in next week’s District 6 girls’ basketball tournament in Linton.
The tournament begins next Thursday (Feb. 12) with No. 4-seeded Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock facing No. 5-seeded Strasburg-Zeeland at 4:30 p.m. Beginning at 6 p.m., No. 2-seeded Linton will take on No. 7-seeded South Border.
Linton and Kidder County-Steele-Dawson swept into the championship match of the District 6 Tournament in Napoleon Tuesday night.
The Lions rolled past South Border, while the Pirates improved to 25-3 with a victory over Napoleon.
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