Archive - Aug 23, 2013
My name is Jake McNeal and I am your new Times-Record sports editor.
I come to Valley City from Portland, Ore., having found a great new opportunity.
But why Valley?
Because Valley City presents a new sports writing adventure, and I wanted to be the sports guy in a small town.
My wish most certainly came true.
Litchville native Tate Smith has organized the 2nd Annual Ride the Hide Bull Bash, to be followed by the Andrea "Annie" Arbuckle Memorial Shootout, on Aug. 24 in Litchville.
A street dance, sponsored by Uncle Dean's Tavern and the Bull Bash, and featuring the Dickinson-based band Outlaw Sippin', will follow the shootout. The Bull Bach will also feature a silent auction for the benefit of the Sauer family.
The late August sun hung over the northwest corner of Shelly Ellig Field for Valley City State's Red-vs.-White, open two-quarter running-clock scrimmage on Aug. 22.
Scores were left uncounted because the scrimmage was to be a showcase of Viking talent.
Freshman Kurtis Walls came in first at quarterback for the White team.
Carl Bjustad, 64, of Sheldon, was identified as the second victim in a fatal truck crash near Litchville Aug. 14.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a release that Bjustad and Allan Tofsrud, 46, of Leeds, were both killed Aug. 14 when their semi trucks collided at the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 1.
The NDHP said Tofsrud was traveling on Highway 46 and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 1 and struck Bjustad, who was traveling on Highway 1. Both trucks came to rest in the northeast ditch of the interchange.