Archive - Sep 10, 2013 - Sports Article
The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick program, returning for its 52nd year, tests the skills of young student-athletes, boys and girls, ages 6-15, in their ability to punt, pass & kick a football.
NFL=PPK encourages more communities to get involved in this program.
Any community group - or even a school - may sponsor the program at no cost.
To register to host a local competition, visit www.nflppk.com, click on HOST A LOCAL COMPETITION and follow the instructions.
For more information about the program, contact North Dakota Coordinator Duane Zwinger at (701) 652-1752 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley City High School's offense exploded for a 57-27 win at Dickinson Trinity on Friday night after being shut out against Dickinson in Valley City the week before.
Quarterback Jared Lentz completed 6 of 9 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns for a 178.9 passer rating.
Jack Jenson caught two passes for 22 yards and a score. Rodriguez took his lone catch of the night 44 yards for a score.
Shane Ost ledÂ men's competition on Sunday with a 71 on Day 1 of the Lake Region State Invitational on Sunday. Bismarck State College's Matt Schirado and Laramie Keplin of United Tribes Technical College tied at 72 for second place.
Tyler Stevens tied for 4th with a 75, Ben Sorenson and Beau Diegel entered a 7th-place tie at 78, and Darren Young took 9th with a 79.
Day 2 began in the rain Monday at 9 a.m.
Ost finished 3rd on a rainy Day 2, Sorenson, Stevens and Young tied for 7th, and Diegel took 10th.
The Viking men's team took 2nd overall.
Derek Elliott of Valley City State was selected as a North Star Athletic Association Football Player of the Week, the NSAA announced Monday.
Elliott ran for a career-high 266 yards, the second-highest single game total in VCSU football program history, in the Vikings' 56-28 loss to NAIA No. 1 Morningside University on Saturday.
Elliott averaged 11.5 yards per carry and recorded touchdown runs of 77, 64 and 23 yards, as well as a successful 2-point conversion.
Noah Gabel of Valley City and Matthew Trader of Grand Forks won the North Dakota Horseshoe Cadet Doubles Tournament championship in a three-way tie playoff, finishing first in Class A.
Gabel turned in the high game of the class at 60%, and turned in another 53.33% game.
Trader completed two 50% games.
Valley City (1-0, 5-2) and Fargo Davies (2-0, 8-1) locked horns on Monday night for an Eastern Dakota Conference clash as the third-place Hi-Liners looked to replace the Eagles in second place behind undefeated Fargo Shanley.
The Hi-Liners rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth and final set, but it was the Eagles who held on for a 3-2 (25-16, 25-12, 26-28, 20-25, 15-9) win.
Read the full article in Sept. 10's Times-Record.