NDHSAA HONORS HAUSSLER
Jim Haussler, former Bismarck Public Schools activities director, will receive the distinguished service award from the North Dakota High School Activities Association.
The NDHSAA board of directors approved Haussler's selection at their Tuesday meeting in Valley City. The DSA is intended to recognize individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to high school activities in the state.
Haussler retired as public schools activities director in 2015 after 23 years on the job. Prior to becoming BPS activities director, Haussler taught and coached at Finley-Sharon and New England and held administrative positions in Aberdeen, S.D., and Bismarck. He was named national high school administrator of the year in 2016.
During the coming school year Haussler will serve as interim BPS superintendent, pending successful salary negotiations with the school board.
HAZEN AD RECOGNIZED
Randy Johnson of Hazen High School has been named the Class B athletic administrator of the year by the North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Travis Christensen of Fargo North was named Class A administrator of the year at the NDIAAA awards program on Sunday in Fargo and Ben Lervick of Century was chosen for the West Region award.
Class B regional winners are Travis Lemer of Central Cass, Eric Nygaard of Mayville-Portland-CG, Brent Kleinsasser of Strasburg, Elliott Belquist of New Rockford-Sheyenne, Pete Moe of Washburn, Peggy Person of L&C-Berthold and Brooks Stafslien of Stanley.
U-MARY TRACK TEAM HEADING SOUTH
Thirsting for competition, the University of Mary track and field teams have added a midweek meet to their schedule.
U-Mary will compete in the South Dakota Invitational today in Vermillion, S.D.
Scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, the meet is expected to draw Division I and Division II teams from around the region.
Following today's meet, U-Mary plans to venture into California with four meets scheduled in three days April 18-20.
The Marauders have had their first three scheduled outdoor meets disrupted by inclement weather.
BSC WEEKEND BASEBALL CANCELED
Bismarck State College's four home games with Century College of White Bear Lake, Minn., scheduled Saturday and Sunday have been canceled due to poor playing conditions.
The next scheduled outing for the Mystics is Wednesday, April 18, with Lake Region State College visiting Bismarck for an 11 a.m. doubleheader.
BSC, 7-5 on the year, has played just two games in the last three weeks due to weather-related postponements and cancellations.
MARAUDER SOCCER HOSTING FUSION
The University of Mary men's soccer team will meet the Dakota Fusion in an exhibition match on Sunday at the MDU Resources Community Bowl. Starting time is 1 p.m.
Dakota Fusion is a semi-pro team that is a member of the National Premier Soccer League. Last season, Dakota Fusion was 9-5 in league play in its first year of NPSL membership.