Gwen Sebastian – DBP 07

Meet country music singer-songwriter Gwen Sebastian.   Gwen was born in Hebron, North Dakota, home of the dakotaball podcast.  Gwen speaks out about growing up in this small Midwestern town, about playing basketball at Hebron High School , touring with Miranda Lambert,  as well as about her appearence on ‘The Voice’  and her current life in Nashville Tennessee.  Gwen’s new album…

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Kiana Schatz, A Lady Bearcat – DBP 06

In Episode 6 we meet Kiana Schatz and her father Byron.  Kiana is a returning starter on the Glen Ullin / Hebron lady bearcats basketball team.  The lady bearcats were the Region 7 champions during the 2016 / 2017 season here in North Dakota.   Kiana, Byron, community members, peers and other’s share their thoughts on Kiana as a student,…

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EPIC EPPING – DBP 05

EPPING 1977 In 1977 the tiny town of Epping North Dakota, with an enrollment of 22 students, placed 2nd at the North Dakota boys state B basketball tournament.   This is their story. This episode is dedicated to the memory of number 42, Donnie Allard.  View photos of the Epping Eagles here.            

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Cowboy Country – DBP 04

This episode is sponsered by kristinjoydiede.com where the search for missing persons Kristin Joy Diede and Robert Michael Anderson continues.  Check out kristinjoydiede.com for more information. From Donkey Basketball to Cowboy Poetry episode 4 introduces you further to Western North Dakota. Meet Ashlee Viveros coach of the Killdeer Cowboys girls basketball squad in Killdeer, North Dakota.  Ashlee shares her thoughts on…

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Lonely in a Crowd – DBP 03

In episode three of the dakotaball podcast a well planned out roadtrip to discover and explore life in tiny towns in the Dakotas takes some unexpected and unplanned twists and turns as questions arise about alienation, belonging, acceptance, tolerance, assimilation and individuality.           Music by The Tibor brothers of Hebron North Dakota and Jeffrey Barrie of…

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Big dreams in small towns

EPISODE TWO In episode 2 we meet Angelo Pizzo, the creator of the movie Hoosiers.  Angelo tells us about how the movie was researched  as well as offers some advice to my own Glen Ullin / Hebron Lady Bearcats high school basketball team. We also meet Coach Bray Fox and talk about the girls basketball program in Glen Ullin/Hebron North…

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Starving on the Courts

EPISODE ONE Welcome to the first episode of The DakotaBall Podcast  Coming to you from the vast and windy plains of North Dakota, this is The DakotaBall Podcast – an exploration into life in small towns and the phenomena of their dreams of big time, high school basketball. In Episode One, Starving on the Courts we hear from people who…

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