June 17th, 2014
A small concession of umbrellas sold out at five bucks a piece, and for a few minutes that five bucks was a good investment, when a small shower stayed overhead just long enough to dampen any dust and freshen the pit, which was, literally, already waist-deep in body-sucking, boot-stealing gumbo stew. And ready for magnificent beasts with elegant mechanics producing exquisite noise while boiling the muddy slop on tractor tires.
The Valley City State University Booster Board will host the 18-hole Viking Golf Scramble, one of the athletic departmentâ€™s major annual scholarship fundraisers, which takes place Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Valley City Town and Country Club and Bjornson Park.
Hole contests with prizes, and Hole-in-One contests sponsored by Miller Motors and Farmers Union, can be won throughout. All participants will receive entry prizes and dinner.
1st: Chad Kornovich, Milaca, Minn. (Truck: â€śMudslingerâ€ť) $3,000 and trophy
2nd: Tony Sell, Ogilvie, Minn. $1,000
3rd: Dustin Ramocher, Milaca, Minn. (Truck: â€śRecklessâ€ť) $500
4th: Chad Kornovich, Milaca, Minn. (Truck: â€śBare Bonesâ€ť) $250
1st: Kelly Kopp, Leonard, N.D. $300 and trophy
2nd: Bryan Bertsch, Oakes, N.D. $150
3rd: Jesse Hass, Valley City, N.D. $75
1st: Sawyer Markel, Cooperstown, N.D. $200 and trophy
2nd: Mike Wadeson, Valley City, N.D. $100
3rd: Jeff Richman, Tower City, N.D. $50
Valley City Babe Ruth beat Lisbon twice on the road Thursday night, coming back from a 9-5 fourth-inning deficit for a nine-inning 12-9 District win and surviving a three-run third frame in the 6-3 non-District finisher.
â€śWe didnâ€™t come out playing our best,â€ť Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śWe were just kind of going through the motions and not putting anything really into it. We left too many runners on base and didnâ€™t execute some of the little things that we need to be doing.â€ť
Valley City led 2-0 after two District innings on Justin Mansonâ€™s inside-
Drew Oberlanderâ€™s third-inning single had Valley City Babe Ruth up 3-2 in Sundayâ€™s Pizza Corner Classic championship, but Carringtonâ€™s two-run single in the fourth sparked an 8-4 trophy triumph.
â€śWe didnâ€™t play our best baseball and, when youâ€™re playing a good team like Carrington, if you donâ€™t play well, you wonâ€™t beat a good team,â€ť Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śWe made too many mistakes
out there: fielding errors, throwing errors, pitching errors, and Carrington, being the good team they are, took advantage of them.â€ť
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Chase Carpenter allowed only three hits through seven innings and Jake Miller struck down runner after runner at the plate Thursday night, but Devils Lake scored three runs on two seventh-inning Legion Post 60 errors to turn a 1-0 lead into a 4-0 District win.
Devils Lake continued in the non-District follow-up for a 12-3 margin.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
A new bar and grill is set to open in Valley City Friday. The Rusty Cage, attached to new restaurant MO Eats, will open at 5 p.m. today and a grand opening celebration is set for Saturday from 4-11 p.m.
The bar is owned by Amanda Clark, who owns the neighboring restaurant. The grand opening will feature specials, drink features, prizes and giveaways.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
The Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals will host an evening of fun for dogs and their owners Monday. The group will hold a picnic and a pet parade at Chautauqua Park beginning at 5 p.m.
On June 26 Laura Langemo visits Oslo, Norway, to be part of a special ceremony recognizing the 200th anniversary of that country's constitution.
An important part of the ceremony will be seeing a gift to the country â€“ a bust of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln â€“ created by Valley City State University student Paul Fjelde, and given to Norway at the 100th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution.
The ceremony will be in Olso's Frogner Park, the permanent home of the bust of Lincoln, Langemo said.