BEK Sports to televise State Volleyball

BEK Sports to televise State Volleyball

Postby BEK SPORTS » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:53 am

Steele, N.D. – November 6, 2009 – BEK Sports is proud to announce live television coverage of the 2009 North Dakota State Volleyball Tournament from the MSU Dome of Minot State University November 20 -21, 2009. This is the first time the North Dakota State Volleyball tournament is being aired LIVE! The TV customers of 12 telephone and cable cooperatives/companies will be able to view this excitement thanks to collaboration with BEK Sports. More than 70,000 North Dakota/Minnesota households will be able to watch the exciting serve, volley and spike action showcased with some of the state’s most talented high school volleyball athletes.

Cooperatives/companies that will be televising the event include:

BEK Communications Cooperative, Steele, N.D.
Cable One, Fargo, N.D.
Consolidated Telcom, Dickinson, N.D.
Dakota Central Telecommunications Cooperative, Carrington, N.D.
Dickey Rural Networks, Ellendale, N.D.
Midstate Telephone Company, Stanley, N.D.
North Dakota Telephone Company, Devils Lake, N.D.
Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corporation, Park River, N.D.
Reservation Telephone Company, Parshall, N.D.
SRT Communications, Minot, N.D.
Turtle Mountain Communications, Langdon, N.D.
United Telephone Mutual Aid Corporation, Langdon, N.D.

Sheryl Solberg is the assistant to the executive secretary of the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA). With 31 years of experience with NDHSAA, Sheryl has witnessed some phenomenal sports action over the years. Now Ms. Solberg has the opportunity to see a sport come to light. Ms. Solberg says, “I think that volleyball has definitely improved over the years and it is deserving of the recognition that televising will bring to the sport.”

BEK Sports agrees. Class “A” and “B” tournament coverage will begin Friday, November 20th, at 6:00 p.m. with the State Volleyball Semifinal games. First rounds begin at 6:00 p.m. with live play by play coverage. On Saturday, November 21st, the Class “B” Championship game will air at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Class “A” Championship game.

For more information on these broadcasts, viewers can check out the schedules and updates at

BEK Sports and its tournament partners are anxious to bring this LIVE Class “A” and “B” volleyball coverage to those who are unable to attend the matches. With a possible 70,000 households watching, this event is worth catching. Don’t miss the excitement; it’s the best of volleyball, LIVE on BEK Sports!
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Re: BEK Sports to televise State Volleyball

Postby ClassBEast » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:00 pm

This is awesome, but I'm sad that Midcontinent Communications isn't carrying it. What is the reason for that? Besides Casselton, I know they are also located in Wahpeton and West Fargo.
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Re: BEK Sports to televise State Volleyball

Postby bigpoppakdog » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:28 pm

Probably because they don't charge $55.95 for basic cable that includes 22 channels that include the following: eternal world television(religion), trinity broadcasting network(religion), the weather channel, c-span and c-span 2(can't say how exciting it is to have TWO c-spans), nasa tv(two c-spans and a nasa channel holy cow!!!),PBS, bek bulletin board that has virtually no usefull info, and 5 bek sports channels that simultaneously run the same broadcast on 3 of them and the other two have nothing but advertisements, that is if all 5 of them are not showing advertisements(weds, sat and sundays usually have no high school sports so there is nothing broadcast on these). So if you add them all up, out of the 22 channels you get 8 normal channels. So I guess if you charge close to $60 for 22 channels and 6 of them are your OWN broadcast you can probably afford it.

Think about it again bek...22 channels for $56 and 14 of them are useless. I guess 13 if you don't include the bulletin board in it. I won't forget..that includes phone service(because you force people to get it or they can't get cable). Sorry mods, you let Bek advertise on here for free and they should be fair game as you see no other media outlets plugging themselves. I hope you see my point on this.

Re: BEK Sports to televise State Volleyball

Postby NDVBBB » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:13 pm

i want to thank BEK communications for its successful efforts in getting the ND State VB games televised. My family watched every game. The announcers added extra excitement to the game!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
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Re: BEK Sports to televise State Volleyball

Postby NDFAN100 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:28 pm

I just want to thank BEK Sports, NDHSAA and all those sponsors who allowed this to happen in 2009. I think all the people involved did a wonderful job. Thanks again.
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Re: BEK Sports to televise State Volleyball

Postby 3Putt » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:20 pm

NDFAN100 wrote:I just want to thank BEK Sports, NDHSAA and all those sponsors who allowed this to happen in 2009. I think all the people involved did a wonderful job. Thanks again.

I agree. The coverage was much better than I expected and I really enjoyed it. It was unfortunate that the broadcast wasn't better advertised, at least in Fargo. It wasn't included in the the online listings I looked at and I didn't see it listed in the Forum's sports page.
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