The Bismarck State Athletic Hall of Fame added two members on Friday afternoon at Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan. Fort Yates Native Tonya Bullhead and the 1975-76 Men's basketball team were this year's honorees.
"I guess I couldn't believe it," said Bullhead. "It's been over a decade and a half since I even played basketball so once I found out about the news I was pretty excited. Very humble and thankful for the opportunity."
Jim Christensen, now a doctor in Detroit Lakes, was a part of the 75-76 Men's basketball team that made it all the way to the National Tournament.
"It was kind of surprising to be honest with you but it was a real honor to hear that we were selected to be inducted into the hall of fame at BJC. I still call it BJC, but it was pretty awesome," said Christensen.
The BSC Athletic Hall of Fame now includes 43 individuals or teams.
Team North Dakota Ready for Montana
Thrity-four High school football players from across North Dakota have been sweating it out at DSU all week trying to get ready for one game.
Saturday night, they will finally get a chance to hit someone other than themselves as they take on Team Montana.
For the players it's, a chance to pull on their school colors one last time. After spending four years representing their schools one last chance is a little sentimental.
"It's great. I mean, Trinity has been great to us, so it's almost like a privilege to do it one last time, " said Dickinson Trinity senior Zach Kubas. "To play at the BAC one last time cause this is where we played our home games so it's pretty great."
"It means a lot I mean I love BHS I'd do anything to play another year but everything comes to an end," added BHS senior Brayden Thomas.
It's not only the schools they want to represent well it's the state as well, and in the last few years Montana has had the upper hand. The guys aren't letting that fact slip by while they're getting ready.
"I think if you look at the overall record Montana certainly does have the upper hand and you know we're kind of on our home turf here in the state of North Dakota and we'll put our best foot forward come Saturday night," said Team North Dakota and Century head coach Ron Wingenbach.
Quarterback Ben Bolinske added, "You know Montana I think it's 16-and-6 don't quote me on that but we want to bring it back to north Dakota for sure and you know we've been focused all week and I think we could do it."
Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. Central Time Saturday June 18 in DIckinson.