STAFF BLOG JAMESTOWN SPORTS Fairmount, Williston teams win softball titles
Fairmount won the North Dakota Amateur Softball Association girls’ 16 & under tournament on Saturday at McElroy Park.
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Two North Dakota high school tournaments have been moved to Fargo because of flooding this past summer in other cities.
The North Dakota High School Activities Association is moving the state volleyball tournament from Minot to the Fargodome.
Class B high school basketball tournaments held at the Civic Center generate more than 16,000 visitors to Jamestown and about $1 million in economic impact, according to Civic Center Manager Pam Fosse.
The numbers are conservative and don’t include the teams and their officials. In all, Fosse said, just those six basketball tournaments — boys and girls county, district and regional — can generate close to 20,000 visitors to Jamestown. Those numbers alone make tournaments here a priority, Fosse said. They also mean looking for ways to increase tournament action at the Civic Center.
Organizers planning fishing tournaments, including ice fishing contests this winter, are reminded to submit an application to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department at least 30 days prior to the start of the event.
The No. 8-ranked Hankinson Pirates (13-2) claimed the No. 1 seed in the District 1 girls’ basketball tournament, which is set to kick off in Lidgerwood next weekend.
The tournament begins next Friday (Feb. 13) with a play-in game to be held in Sargent Central between the No.8-seeded Cadets and No. 9-seeded Milnor at 7 p.m.
High school athletic directors in North Dakota’s East Region want to switch hockey and basketball venues in 2010.
The North Dakota High School Activities Association board would have to agree to a change in the original plan, which has the East Region boys hockey tournament in Grand Forks and the combined East Region boys and girls basketball tournaments in Fargo.
The North Dakota High School Activities Association has agreed to a five-year deal with NBC North Dakota Sports to televise state events in football, boys and girls hockey and boys and girls basketball.
March 20, 2008
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