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WRESTLING – Tough competition: Charlee Lund, the daughter of Jacob (SHS ‘99) and Sheena Lund of Bozeman, was competing in an AAU Wrestling Tournament in Salt Lake City Friday, November 6. Including herself, there were four girls in her weight class and the other three were state champions. She defeated one of them but lost to the other two, one of which was a Montana state champ.
BASKETBALL – That’s less than five weeks away: The National Basketball Association is set to start its 2020-21 season Tuesday, December 22, with games in each city’s home arena but no fans in the stands… except the Toronto Raptors, which needs to find a temporary venue in the U.S. due to international
border issues. That amount could get them through the season: The NBA’s national television contract earns approximately $2.7 billion per year in revenue.
MEDIA – See ya! ESPN gave 300 employees their walking papers three weeks ago.
FOOTBALL – One-hundred-and-two years ago: While looking through the list of state football championship games on the Montana High School Association website (mhsa.org) Thursday, November 12, spotted was this listed behind 1918: None-Flu Epidemic.
They’ve been registered: It was in the latter half of 2018 when the Leader added all the statistics of Riley Linder (SHS ‘17) and mailed them into the MHSA to be included in its top 10 for Class C 8-Player. The Leader had logged on a half dozen or so times to see if they had been typed into the website but to no avail.
Finally, on November 12 there they were. It is suggested Scobey football fans log onto mhsa.org and click on sports activities, then football, then archives and finally
Boys’ Football Records and scroll (about 60 percent down)toIndividual8PlayerandseehowLinderstacked up against the other greats of the 8-player game. We can tell you he is currently the all-time leader in two categories: most rushing touchdowns in a season (39, 2017) and most 100-yard games rushing (23, 2014-17). Riley watch: Riley Linder rushed the ball for 10 yards on four carries in Dickinson State University’s 52-34 win over winless Presentation College on Saturday, November 7, at Henry Biesiot Activities Center.
The victory gives the Blue Hawks a 9-0 record in the regular season, the sixth team in school history to do so, and they now await their fate to see when they play in the spring of 2021. The first ratings for the top 25 will be on February 22, and the final ratings will be Sunday, April 11. Linder rushed the ball 142 times for 582 yards (4.1 average) and six touchdowns. He averaged 64.6 rushing yards per contest. Here is a game-by-game breakdown of his 2020 season in order of games played: Dakota State (S.D.) 18 rushes for 79 yards, 4.4 average, 1 touchdown; Mayville State (N.D.) 13-83, 6.4, 1 TD; Valley City State (N.D.) 27-120, 4.4; Presentation College (S.D.) 11-46, 4.2, 2 TD; Dakota State (S.D.) 17-47, 2.8; Mayville State (N.D.) 16-79, 4.9, 1 TD; Waldorf (Iowa) 19-72, 3.8; Valley City State (N.D.) 17-46, 2.7, 1 TD; Presentation College (S.D.) 4-10, 2.5. XFL offering bigger bucks: The XFL, which is now partially owned by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, formerly a pro player of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, is expected to offer $75,000 (USD) salaries when it resumes play after shutting down midway through the 2020 spring season.
How will this effect the CFL, where the average player salary is $95,000 in Canadian dollars and $58,650 in USD (based on a USD/Cdn dollar exchange rate of 1.33)? For the record: The 108th Grey Cup Game and the FANtastic five-day festival held in conjuction
with it was scheduled to be held at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada this week (Sunday, November 22, being game day). The season and its Grey Cup Game was scrapped due to COVID-19/ coronavirus, meaning the Grey Cup traveling trophy won’t be presented for the first time since 1919. By
missing out this season, Regina was awarded the Grey Cup Game in 2022 while Hamilton is scheduled to host in 2021 at Tim Hortons Field. What’s the latest north of the border? The CFL is examining all options for a 2021 season. Playing before no fans or limited spectators are among the possibilities, says Commissioner Randy Ambroise. The CFL canceled its 2020 season in August.