September 17th, 2013
Barnes County North volleyball (0-0-1 District 5, 0-6-2 overall) visited LaMoure (1-0, 2-0) on Thursday night, a match that LaMoure took â€” but not without a fight from Barnes County â€” 3-0 (25-7, 25-6, 25-23).
LaMoure's Anna Holen scored nine aces. Jackie Merklejohn dished out 16 assists, Jade Wagner 12. Kennedy Witt stuffed two blocks. Abby Warcken scooped 15 digs, Courtney Carlson 13 more. Carlson racked up 12 kills, Holen seven more.
North's Jayda Haugen helped her team with three assists. Abby Undem and Hannah Willson had one each.
Undem hustled for two digs.
Hi-Lo Bowling returned on Sept. 10 for four contests among eight teams.
J & S Ladies was 4-0 against Valley Lumber.
Service Master swept Chrissy Faye Photography, 4-0.
20/20 Auto Center swept Bank Forward, 4-0.
Leevers Foods split their series with Sky Lanes, 2-2.
STANDINGS (Through Sept. 10):
20/20 Auto: 6-2
Service Master 6-2
Leevers Foods 5-3
J & S Ladies 5-3
Sky Lanes 3-5
Valley Lumber 3-5
Bank Forward 2-6
Chrissy Faye Photography 2-6
Derek Elliott earned his second consecutive North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Player of the Week award in helping Valley City State to their inaugural NSAA football conference victory over Dakota State on Sept. 14. Dylan Torgerson of Mayville State (N.D.) and JT Petsch of Jamestown (N.D.) were also named to the footballâ€™s player-of-the-week honors.
Hi-Liner volleyball (1-2 Eastern Dakota Conference, 5-4 overall) visited Wahpeton (1-1, 1-7) on Thursday night as both squads looked to get back on the upswing in the EDC.
Valley City didn't lose a set by more than six points on the night, but Wahpeton took the match, 3-1 (25-19, 25-20, 19-25, 26-24).
Hi-Liner senior Jessica Denholm provided 35 assists, senior Danica Diegel three and senior Dierra Diegel two of her own.
Denholm dealt three aces, Danica Diegel two.
Clarisa Olson scooped 18 digs, Denholm 17 and Dierra Diegel 17 more.
Wendel Auto Body is your 2013 Co-ed Softball League champion.
Valley City Parks & Recreation District teams played eight games over four weeks to determine seedings for the league tournament on Sept. 11.
Captainâ€™s Pub played to an 8-0 record for the No. 1 seed. Boomer's Corner Keg finished 5-3 for No. 2. Wendel Auto Body split their games at 4-4 for the third spot. NuBar went No. 4 at 3-5, and Tangen Construction took fifth at 0-8.
Wendel Auto Body beat NuBar 12-4 in their first game and 15-5 in the second on Aug. 7.
Hi-Liner football (1-1), whose offense had soared in a 57-27 win at Trinity the week before, looked to make it two wins in a row as East rival Grafton (1-1), who had blew the doors off of Stanley/Powers Lake, 44-12, came to town on Friday night.
Valley City's offense looked to take off as it had seven days prior, but Grafton junior Zak Hernandez and senior Austin Contreras brought the Hi-Liners back down to Earth, 30-14.
Valley City tennis's 3-2 home loss to Mandan on Friday morning was abbreviated because the traveling Mandan had to travel for a match in Fargo later in the day.
The Fargo Invite on Saturday was cancelled early because of rain, but not before Valley City senior Derek Reimers fell to Willi Ulness of Bismarck, then beat Fargo North junior Ben Mostad in the next match. Hi-Liner eighth-grader Evan Haglund lost to Michael Janes of Barnes County. VC seventh-grader Brighton Smith lost to Brendon Watson of Minot.
Area officials and those who work with children are being sought to attend an upcoming child passenger safety conference in Bismarck Oct. 1 and 2.
The North Dakota Department of Health's Child Passenger Safety Program is sponsoring the "Celebrating 30 Years of Buckling up Children" Child Passenger Safety Conference at the Ramada Bismarck.
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City was host to the state Rec and Park Conference last week, and one event they hosted was a walk audit in which community leaders could participate. On Thursday, Mark Fenton, nationally-acclaimed authority on transportation, streets, planning and public health, visited the conference, spoke to local leaders and took them on a walk, explaining how an audit works along the way.
Thursday's walk served the purpose of showing leaders how to conduct an audit, but also gave participants an idea of how accommodating the area is for pedestrian traffic.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The Barnes County Sheriff's Department and local farmers who participated in the 2011 capture of an escaped prisoner from an area corn field will be reimbursed for their efforts.