Archive - May 30, 2012
Photos by Deb Beilke/Special to the Times-Record
The Valley City High School track and field team handed out its end of season awards Tuesday night at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
MLB All-Star balloting opened May 20. Once again, just 40 games into the season, this is entirely too early. With the game being held July 10 in Kansas City, you would think the league could hold off on balloting for another two or three weeks, allowing All-Stars to be evaluated through closer to one-third of their games, rather than just a fourth. In my eyes, however, an even bigger mistake than the small sample size of games is the Little League mindset used by Major League Baseball.
State softball starts today
The Class A and B state high school softball tournaments start today at Elmwood Field in West Fargo.
Enderlin/Maple Valley enters the first Class B tournament as the top seed in the South Region and opens the tournament against Pembina County North and is scheduled to start 35 minutes after the conclusion of a 4:30 p.m. game.
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VCTA summer activities
The registration deadline is coming up for several Valley City Tennis Association programs.
Those who spent Memorial Day weekend at Lake Ashtabulaâ€™s East Crossing resort might have noticed some new faces and a fresh coat of blue paint on the walls of the Ashtabula Crossing restaurant.
The popular eatery, located less than 20 miles from Valley City, is under new ownership as of April 9. Mary Jean Cuffe, formerly of Breezy Point, Minn., her sister Patty Hoff, and Pattyâ€™s husband Scott, formerly of Perley, Minn., purchased the restaurant and bar from former owner Bob Kelly.
Tim Kadrmas will miss working with the kids and adult volunteers after he finishes this year â€“ his final year â€“ directing the Valley City Soap Box Derby, but after 18 years in the job he decided it was time.
â€śLooking at the faces of rookies coming down the track the first time you can see it is thrilling and exhilarating for them â€“ you see the joy and fear and excitement in their faces.â€ť
This yearâ€™s North Dakota Soap Box Derby takes place June 8 and 9 in Valley City.
The North Dakota Stockmenâ€™s Association received an anonymous donation of $1,000 for its reward fund for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in a pair of livestock shootings in Griggs County. The two incidents near Cooperstown involved the killing of four horses and three head of cattle. Authorities are also investigating a massacre of 14 cattle near Hankinson in Richland County.
Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said the occasional livestock shooting is not unheard of in the region.
The Valley City High School golf team is no stranger to state, but this year, a few Hi-Liners took a different route getting there.
Rather than qualify with the rest of the team, senior Nick Jensen and Ben Sorenson and freshman Jared Lentz all qualified individually during a meet last week in Wahpeton.
â€śWeâ€™ve never really done that before,â€ť coach Buff Murray said. â€śItâ€™s something thatâ€™s new.â€ť
But an individual sport, the Hi-Liners are keeping the focus solely on team entering todayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament at the Edgewood Public Golf Course in Fargo.