Archive - Jun 24, 2012 - Sports Article
âRally for the Cureâ approaching
The Valley City Town and Country Club will be hosting the âRally for the Cureâ golf tournament Wednesday.
The tournament is a two-person scramble starting at noon. The $50 fee includes 18 holes, muffins, door prizes, dinner, a $20 donation to Susan G. Komen For the Cure, and more.
There will also be a quilt raffle in conjunction with the event.
To register call Susan Jorissen at 840-0165 or Debb Bjornson at 840-1088, or visit events.rallyforthecure.com/VCTCC.
Babe Ruth sweeps double header
As the clock passed 9 p.m. Friday and darkness started to replace the natural light at Charlie Brown Memorial Field, the Valley City Post 60 baseball team had two goals.
First â Get through the fifth inning of its second game that night with Galchutt. Second â Scrap a few runs together and get the win.
By the time the game finished roughly 20 minutes later, both tasks were complete as the team, which played as the visitor on the score board in the second game, won 4-3 after scoring three runs in the top of the fifth.
Thereâs quite an age difference between long-time Valley City resident Jacquette âKettaâ Stricklin, 84, her grandson, Ty Buttrey, a recent high school graduate in North Carolina.
Besides genetics, the two have at least one thing in common â an uncanny ability on the diamond.
Stricklin celebrates her 85th birthday Saturday, and Ty Buttrey will be among those making the trip up to celebrate.
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team plays plenty of double headers throughout its season, but Thursdayâs home games at Charlie Brown Memorial Field had a slight twist on the formula.
Rather than playing one opponent twice, Post 60 beat Great Bend 6-2, then immediately played Wahpeton in a 12-0 loss.
âItâs kind of like playing in a tournament,â said Valley City coach Jason Beilke. âItâs two games in a row with two different teams.â
The two games, both of which were rescheduled from earlier in the season, ended up being played differently.
Post 60 games starting earlier
After having games with Wahpeton and Enderlin postponed earlier this week, the Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team will resume its season today with a double header against Great Bend.
The double header was rescheduled from June 7. The first game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start with game two set for 6 p.m.
Post 60 also plays Friday at 5:30 p.m. against Galchutt.
Babe Ruth splits double header
The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team split a double header in LaMoure Tuesday.