The Four Winds/Minnewaukan boys basketball team dropped from the No. 1 spot in the latest release of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Class B basketball polls Monday.

The Indians dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the state rankings after suffering a 54-53 loss to Thompson on Saturday. Four Winds/Minnewaukan (14-1) still holds a poll-high 11 first-place votes. Rugby (15-1) has advanced to the front of the by three points with eight first-place votes.

Kindred remains at the top in Class B girls, edging out No. 1 Langdon/EM by one point. The Vikings boast a 17-game win streak and hold 12 first-place votes. The Cardinals sit at 18-0, while No. 3 Trenton sits at 19-0.

All 10 teams listed in the latest poll hold a record of at least 15 wins and, at most, three losses.

NDAPSSA Class B Basketball Polls

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(First-place votes in parenthesis)

Boys

Ninth poll

Team Rec. Pts. LW

1. Rugby (8) 15-1 183 2

2. Four Winds/Minn. (11) 14-1 181 1

3. St. John (1) 13-1 164 3

4. Hatton/NW 13-2 124 6

5. Enderlin 14-1 121 7

6. Beulah 14-3 79 9

7. Richland 11-2 64 4

8. Thompson 11-4 52 NR

9. Kindred 12-3 39 NR

10. Hillsboro/CV 10-3 48 7

Others receiving votes: Shiloh Christian (13-4), Dickinson Trinity (14-3), New Rockford-Sheyenne (10-5), Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier (13-2), New Salem-Almont (12-2), Bowman County (13-3), Underwood (13-2).

Girls

11th poll

Team Rec. Pts. LW

1. Kindred (12) 17-0 189 1

2. Langdon/EM (8) 18-0 188 2

3. Trenton 19-0 148 4

4. Grafton 16-3 111 5

5. Kidder Co. 17-2 96 3

6. Four Winds/Minn. 15-3 91 9

7. Carrington 16-2 90 8

8. Mohall/LS 18-1 70 9

9. Rugby 17-2 68 6

10. Thompson 15-3 39 10

Others receiving votes: LaMoure/Litchville-Marion (13-5), Central Cass (14-4), Grant County (15-3).

Jimmie Baseball Camp

University of Jamestown baseball will be conducting its 21st annual Jimmie Baseball Camp on Saturday, Feb. 15, on campus at the Larson Center.

Camp for those in grades 7-12 will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., while camp for grades 1-6 will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost to register is $50 per camper by Feb. 10, or $55 on the day of camp. The camp will include instruction on hitting, pitching, catching, infield, outfield and base running, and will be conducted by the current Jimmie baseball coaching staff and team.

Campers are asked to bring their glove and/or bat. Space is limited to the first 50 registered players in each age group.

Register online at http://www.jimmieathletics.com/0/3/Baseball_Camp, or contact UJ head baseball coach Tom Hager by calling 701-252-3467 ext. 5407, or by emailing thager@uj.edu.

Halvorson, Miller elected to NDAPSSA Hall of Fame

MAYVILLE, N.D. (NDAPSSA) – Les Halvorson and Scott Miller are the newest inductees of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Halvorson and Miller each received the required minimum of 75% approval for induction.

Halvorson started his radio career at KMAV in Mayville while attending college and began working at KXPO in Grafton in 1976. He has called games at KBTO in Bottineau since 1980. Halvorson was named the North Dakota Sportscaster of the Year in 1986 and received the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Award of Merit in 1987.

Miller, a 1976 Minot High School graduate, was the voice of North Dakota State Bison football and basketball for 20 seasons and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks for 9 years. He called games at the University of North Dakota prior to his tenure on the NDSU broadcast team at WDAY and KFGO.

Miller received the Sportscaster of the Year Award in two states, Montana in 1987 and North Dakota in 2010. He passed away after a nearly four-year battle with melanoma in 2016.

Halvorson and Miller increase the number of NDAPSSA hall of fame members to 30 since its founding in 1987.