What do you think is our area’s top sports story of the year?

As always, The Dickinson Press sports staff is putting together our Top 10 Stories of the 2010. We have a few ideas (see below for what we came up with), but there has to be some that we missed and we want to hear from you and see what you think is our area’s best sports story of 2010. You can either leave a comment here, or e-mail me at dmonke@thedickinsonpress.com with what you think. We hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!

Story of the Year Candidates

– The Badlands Activities opens and nearly every game there in first season is great, including North Dakota’s Badlands Bowl victory over Montana.

– Beach goes unbeaten to win Class B girls basketball title, finishes 6th at state volleyball tournament

– Beulah upsets favorite Dickinson Trinity on last-second shot to win Region 7 boys basketball title

– Blue Hawk softball team barely reaches national tournament in aftermath of  three players’ deaths

–  Dakota Athletic Conference collapses and conference realignment chaos ensues

– Dickinson High makes quite a few coaching shakeups

– Dickinson 11-year-olds reach Midwest Plains Regional baseball title game

– DSU football goes 9-2, wins 3rd straight DAC title before 3rd straight first-round playoff exit

– DSU men’s track and field team continues unprecedented run of conference titles and finishes as the national runner-up for the fourth consecutive year and eighth that it has finished in the top two overall; is named NDAPSSA college male team of the year

– Duane Monlux leaves DSU in middle of year to become head baseball coach at NAIA powerhouse Bellevue

– Joe Hanstad becomes Dickinson High’s all-time scoring leader as a junior, continues pursuit of Class A record and, seemingly out of nowhere, commits to Boise State

– Local standouts from various schools make last gasp to bring home state track and field titles

– Roger Ternes leaves DSU to become the athletic director at Wisconsin-River Falls

–  Saddle bronc rider Shaun Stroh has another big year to reach the National Finals Rodeo

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