As a result of scheduling issues, introduced on by COVID-19, Williston basketball followers will now have two evenings to attend an occasion honoring the late Donn Skadeland.
Friday night, Jan. 15, finds the Williston Excessive Faculty women basketball workforce on the house courtroom enjoying host to Minot because the tenth Annual Donn Skadeland Evening suggestions off.
In earlier years a doubleheader was hosted by the Coyotes with the Minot hoopsters all the time offering the opposition.
That continues to be the identical, nonetheless the schedule requires the ladies to take middle courtroom tonight.
The night has been put aside to honor the previous Coyote, as Skadeland was an impressive student-athlete at WHS from 1972 to 1976.
Throughout his enjoying days Skadeland was an enormous position participant as a member of the 1975 state championship basketball workforce.
Following his dying in July of 2011, the Skadeland household, together with the Coyote Basis, Williston Excessive Faculty and American State Financial institution & Belief Co. all joined fingers to host the particular night.
Tonight contains handing out a $500 scholarship to a member of the WHS women squad who is chosen because the Participant of the Recreation.
Funds for the scholarships are shared by the Skadeland household and ASBT, with the scholarships being awarded by the Coyote Basis.
That award for the ladies might be handed out on the finish of play this night.
NE OF BEST
Skadeland has lengthy been thought-about to be one of many higher athletes to ever put on a Coyote uniform.
Born and raised in Williston, the son of the late Kay and Kenn Skadeland, he participated in basketball, soccer, tennis and baseball.
It must be famous that his father Kenn simply occurred to be a standout athlete, whereas sporting a Minot Excessive Faculty uniform.
Alongside the way in which the youthful Skadeland had not solely workforce success, but additionally piled up various particular person awards.
Following highschool he performed basketball for the Tetons and was a member of the 1978 state championship workforce and was voted MVP, All-Convention and All-State.
We are able to additionally let you know Skadeland was an impressive racquetball participant, and maybe among the finest at his degree throughout the state.
If unable to attend the ladies sport this night we encourage you to drop by for the boys conflict towards Minot, set for Thursday, Jan. 21, on the house hardcourt.
The identical process might be adopted with the highest participant on the WHS workforce might be given a $500 scholarship.
On the finish of this sport this award might be introduced to the group.
The preliminary Donn Skadeland Evening was held in 2012, and so far, a complete of $10,500 has been awarded in scholarships to WHS athletes.
Dani Clarke and Cory Vinger had been the primary ever recipients, whereas final 12 months Bridget Carvey and Brooklyn Douglas had been chosen whereas Wil Olson stood out within the boys sport.
Over that time frame Jalyn Helstad was in a position to win the award 3 times between 2017 to 2019.
A plaque is in place at WHS itemizing the yearly winners, whereas every of the highest gamers obtain a plaque as nicely.
We ship out a Scope Salute to all winners of this award, previous and current, together with everybody working to make it occur.
seventieth MARDI GRAS
Talking of change, additionally attributable to COVID-19, the great people concerned with the seventieth annual Mardi Gras over at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church have been tossed a curve ball.
The Mardi Gras, lengthy thought-about to be one among my favourite occasions, must be scaled again.
This phrase comes from Dwight Richter, a member of the organizing committee.
When he says scaled again, he means scaled again.
This time on the market might be no halfway video games, bake sale, roast beef dinner or reside public sale.
You must also know the reside public sale and silent auctions might be mixed into on on-line public sale.
Plans name for the web public sale to be accessible from the St. Joseph’s web site at https://stjparish.com.
You might be being requested to click on on the Better Giving Icon and that can take you to the web public sale website.
We realized there might be a number of automobiles, present baskets, spiritual objects, quilts, toys and lots of extra objects you might be accustomed to seeing on the reside and silent auctions.
You must also know the web public sale will run from Jan. 29 via Feb. 1. Anybody that is likely to be curious about donating objects, it is best to contact Allen Domagala at (701) 570-6759; Aaron Schmit at (701) 770-8043; Dwight Richter at (701) 770-3276 or Joan Larson at (701) 570-8555.
Part of the actions this 12 months may also embrace a money raffle that can function $2,900 in money prizes up for grabs.
Whereas various people will get a break within the motion this 12 months, you possibly can wager organizers may have every part set for the next 12 months.
Whereas Mom Nature has been fairly good so far, don’t search for that to proceed all through the winter months.
As a matter of truth some dangerous climate is brewing and we encourage you to examine on provides, not solely at dwelling, however your vehicle survival kits.
Of us who’ve been round this half for a very long time know what we’re speaking about.
However, for anybody who might need moved right here from a hotter local weather, it’s best you ask round and get up to date on security precautions.
On the similar time these taking to ice fishing or snowmobiling on the ice, make sure you look earlier than you leap.
The very last thing we want is for an accident to destroy your enjoyable.
On the similar time, let’s ship out a Blissful 2021 greeting, to all Herald readers.
Thomas A. Kvamme is a former resident and very long time sports activities editor and columnist for the Herald. He may be reached at email@example.com.