JAY DAVIS: Every Tiger team home during opening week

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When it comes to starting the new school sports year, the athletes at Mobridge-Pollock High are getting some home cooking right across the board.

The golf team kicked the week off by hosting the Big Dakota Conference Meet at Oahe Hills Golf Course on Tuesday. Cross country starts its season with the traditional season-opener at the golf course on Friday morning. The Tigers hit the field at Tiger Stadium on Friday evening, facing Linton-HMB. The Lady Tiger volleyball team takes center stage at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium, hosting Chamberlain on Saturday afternoon.

That is what I call getting the season off right. Many of you will have seen a good preview of the fall seasons before the school even opens its doors on Monday.

The Tigers are not the only area football team kicking off on Friday. Timber Lake hosts Lemmon-McIntosh, McLaughlin hosts Sully Buttes, Dupree hosts Harding County and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte travels to Hot Springs.

The Lady Tigers will actually have a pair of matches in by next week’s Tribune, hosting Standing Rock on Tuesday.

Eureka-Bowdle, Herreid-Selby Area and Wakpala get their volleyball seasons afoot in heavy competition with the Yellowstone Trail Conference Tournament in Gettysburg on Saturday. Which reminds me, Gettysburg is not hosting the tourney, Potter County is. The Battlers and Hoven Greyhounds have joined forces and are now the Potter County Bat-Hounds. Okay, not really, it’s the Potter County Battlers.

Four other area teams start Tuesday, squaring off against each other. McLaughlin goes to Dupree and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte goes to Timber Lake. Eureka-Bowdle will have its second night on the court as the Patriots go to Wishek, N.D., to play South Border.

Yesterday I heard three times, “Boy summer went fast didn’t it?” Well, summer is not over. There is still plenty time for golf courses and tennis courts, for beaches and boats, and for grilling and chilling. It is just time to do those things in between the nights spent cheering for our local athletes and getting bleacher butt.

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