Posted 11/07/09 (Sat)


Steele, N.D. – November 6, 2009 – BEK Sports is proud to announce live television coverage of the 2009 North Dakota State Volleyball Tournament from the MSU Dome of Minot State University November 20 -21, 2009. This is the first time the North Dakota State Volleyball tournament is being aired LIVE! The TV customers of 12 telephone and cable cooperatives/companies will be able to view this excitement thanks to collaboration with BEK Sports. 
More than 70,000 North Dakota/Minnesota households will be able to watch the exciting serve, volley and spike action showcased with some of the state’s most talented high school volleyball athletes.

Cooperatives/companies that will be televising the event include:
·        BEK Communications Cooperative, Steele, N.D.
·        Cable One, Fargo, N.D.
·        Consolidated Telcom, Dickinson, N.D.
·        Dakota Central Telecommunications Cooperative, Carrington, N.D.
·        Dickey Rural Networks, Ellendale, N.D.
·        Midstate Telephone Company, Stanley, N.D.
·        North Dakota Telephone Company, Devils Lake, N.D.
·        Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corporation, Park River, N.D.
·        Reservation Telephone Company, Parshall, N.D.
·        SRT Communications, Minot, N.D.
·        Turtle Mountain Communications, Langdon, N.D.
·        United Telephone Mutual Aid Corporation, Langdon, N.D.
Sheryl Solberg is the assistant to the executive secretary of the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA). With 31 years of experience with NDHSAA, Sheryl has witnessed some phenomenal sports action over the years. Now Ms. Solberg has the opportunity to see a sport come to light. Ms. Solberg says, “I think that volleyball has definitely improved over the years and it is deserving of the recognition that televising will bring to the sport.”

BEK Sports agrees. Class “A” and “B” tournament coverage will begin Friday, November 20th, at 6:00 p.m. with the State Volleyball Semifinal games. First rounds begin at 6:00 p.m. with live play by play coverage. On Saturday, November 21st, the Class “B” Championship game will air at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Class “A” Championship game. 
For more information on these broadcasts, viewers can check out the schedules and updates at
BEK Sports and its tournament partners are anxious to bring this LIVE Class “A” and “B” volleyball coverage to those who are unable to attend the matches. With a possible 70,000 households watching, this event is worth catching. Don’t miss the excitement; it’s the best of volleyball, LIVE on BEK Sports!