Region 3 17-18

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Region 3 17-18

Postby CentralCity » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:27 pm

Predictions, top players to watch, etc..
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby Sportsrube » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:44 pm

I believe District 5 will come down to Carrington and EKM with Oakes and Ellendale being very solid also. As for top players I would pick Bickel (SP?) from Carrington, Hanson from EKM and the young Meehl (SP?) from Oakes.
In District 6 I will take LHMB (if Weisser is healthy) with Napoloen and Strasburg being very tough. If Napoleon upset LHMB I would not be surprised. For District 6 players you have to start with Jamison Fettig from Napoleon with Cole Baumiller (LHMB) being very solid as well. I also think Stetson Haak from Strasburg could be very good this year. Weisser will be tough in the middle for LHMB (again, if he is healthy) and Napoleon has a few other kids who shoot the ball very well. I think Strasburg may be the most athletic team from top to bottom in District 6 and you know their coach will have them ready at tournament time. Any of these three teams could end up winning District 6.
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby sportsfan111 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:08 pm

I really do not see anyone competing with Carrington in the region this year (unless Linton plays zone and Carrington shoots themselves out of the game like they did in last year's championship).
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby Wilbur » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:20 pm

My predictions: District 5: Carrington, EKM, Ellendale and Oakes. District 6: NGS, Linton-HMB, Strasburg-Zeeland and Kidder County.

Top 4 in Region: Carrington, EKM, NGS and Linton-HMB.

At the end of last season, I picked Carrington to win the region, so I will stick with that. They will miss Edland, but have a lot of talent returning. EKM was an up and coming team last year and has one of the region’s best players in Lane Hanson. Ellendale lost some key players, but always seem to be competitive, and Oakes had a really young team last year, that looked like it could be tough in the future.
NGS is very quick and can shoot the lights out when on fire, but unfortunately, that is not every game, so I can’t put them at the top of the region. Wouldn’t surprise me if they do well in the tournaments, though. Linton-HMB wasn’t very deep last year and lost a couple of really good players in Jared Baumiller and Vander Laan, and Strasburg-Zeeland returns a lot, but lost a really good player in Huizenga. Should be close between Linton, NGS and SZ, and any of them could win it. Kidder County may be a surprise. It should be noted that Jamison Fettig (NGS) suffered an injury in football and probably won’t play until after Christmas. Lance Weiser (LHMB) had shoulder surgery a couple weeks ago, and may be out until late January or longer.

Standout players in the region IMO are Hanson (EKM), Bickett (Carrington),Tyler Voightman (Oakes), Fettig, Ethan Kleppe and William Kleppe (NGS), Cole Baumiller and Weiser (LHMB) and Stetson Haak (SZ). These are players that stand out to me, but there are others I know I missed. I’m sure someone will jar my memory, though.
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby heimer » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:49 am

Valley City looks improved.
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:50 pm

heimer wrote:Valley City looks improved.


Keep beating that dead horse here

If VC ends up in Class B again...I'd like to see them join R1!
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby d_fense » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:23 am

heimer wrote:Valley City looks improved.


Are they fielding a team? I assumed their basketball numbers were following their football participation and they folding, or looking for a co-op.
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby Sportsrube » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:00 am

With Linton-HMB losing their main post player for most of the season, I believe District 6 is Napoleon's to lose with Strasburg coming in 2nd. If Linton-HMB gets their guy back healthy by District time they could be a threat to Naopleon in the tournament. Outside of those 3, I don't think anyone in District 6 is a threat to Carrington or Edgely-Kulm in the Regional.
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby CentralCity » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:18 pm

District 5:
1. Carrington- No brainer. Very talented, well coached, and they have one of the best pure scorers in the state.
Top players: Bickett, Vetter, Nelson
2.Edgeley- didn't lose much from last year. Well coached. Post can be a force.
Top players: Hanson, Huber
3. Ellendale- well coached, always tough come tournament time. Always good defensively.
Top players: Molan, Hofer
4. Oakes- will look to build off of last years team. Will be more experienced.
Top players: Meehle, Voightman, Muggli
5. Lamoure- decent athletes, will look to be competitive and make regionals
Top players: Kramer, Klever, Ness
6. Barnes County North- young and inexperienced. Will look to rebuild
Top players: Contreras, Roaldson
7. Midkota- will look to build off of last years momentum.
Top players: Smith

District 6:
1. Linton- barring Weisser's return for tournaments, they will be solid.
Top players: Baumiller, Weisser
2. Napoleon- streaky shooters, have one of the best athletes in the region.
Top players: Fettig, Kleppe
3. Strasburg-Zeeland- have a few talented players, some good athletes
Top players: Haak
4. Kidder County- Couple decent shooters
Top players: Schmidt, Pfaff
5. MPB- young and inexperienced.
6. South Border- will look to rebuild.
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby Sportsrube » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:51 pm

I see Linton beat Napoleon in a very low scoring game last night. (I believe the final was 39-34). Anyone at this game? I didn't expect anyone to hold either one of these teams under 45 all year long. That is a big District win for Linton without Wiesser.
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby The Schwab » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:56 pm

Other way around. NGS beat Linton 39-34
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby Sportsrube » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:51 pm

The Schwab wrote:Other way around. NGS beat Linton 39-34


Ok, then the paper I read this morning had it wrong. Then its a big District win for Napoleon. I'm still very surprised that it was that low scoring of a game. Thanks for the correction.
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Re: Region 3 17-18

Postby Sportsrube » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:55 am

After watching the Stutsman County Tournament this weekend, Carrington and Edgely-Kulm-Montpelier are definitely the class of Region 3 at this point in the season. I don't think anyone from District 6 can beat either one of these teams come Regional Tournament time. Carrington is well coached, disciplined and talented.
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