Archive - Sep 2013 - Sports Article
Hi-Liner volleyball (1-1, 5-3) looked to keep third place in the Eastern Dakota Conference as they hosted conference rival Shanley (3-0, 9-0) on Tuesday night after rallying from a two-set deficit in a 3-2 loss to Fargo Davies the night before.
Valley City kept it close in all three games, but Shanley powered to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-19) win.
Jessica Denholm led the Hi-Liners in assists with 23. Ellie Winter added three, and Danica Diegel two more.
Denholm connected on Valley City's lone ace and totaled 13 digs, Claire Olson 12, Dierra Diegel 11.
Hi-Liner Football has a few reminders for this Friday's game against Grafton:
1. The south street entrance to Hanna Field is still under construction and will not be open this week. VCHS asks all fans to enter through the west gate and apologizes for the inconvenience and anticipates that it will be open for the next home game on Sept. 27th vs. Maple Valley/Enderlin.
2. Stoudt-Ross Ford will host a chili dog feed on the south side of the grand stands starting at 5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come out and support the tailgate. All proceeds will go to the Valley City Booster Club.
Valley City Youth Bowling gets rolling this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 14-15).
Saturday Youth League for boys and girls, grades K-6, begins at 9 a.m.
Sunday Youth League, grades 7-12, begins this Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
VC Youth Bowling is open to all area youth. Valley City has an open membership program, so new members may join any time during the season.
Contact Mary at (701) 840-0622 for further information.
UPDATE: Valley City High School's Varsity and JV Bowling meet in Red River Lanes in Fargo on Saturday has been cancelled.
The North Star Athletic Association will recognize the inaugural season at each member institutionâ€™s first home conference event by throwing a commemorative t-shirt into the fan sections as significant landmarks are reached for the first time by the home team.
Each NSAA sport that sponsors a championship event throughout the year will have landmark â€˜firstsâ€™ in the history of the NSAA that will trigger a t-shirt toss into the fan section.
Fans are encouraged to attend to help celebrate the milestones as they come along, according to NSAA Commissioner Cory Anderson.
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.