Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
Beating Devils Lake Thursday night at the Hi-Liner Activity Center was all Claire Olson and Valley City needed for at least the eighth Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament spot and a homecourt play-in.
Devils Lake, just a match behind the Hi-Liners for the eighth seed and no stranger to Valley Cityâ€™s escapability after Sept. 16â€™s 3-1 (18-25, 25-22, 25-21) Hi-Liner win at Devils Lake and Oct. 11â€™s 2-0 (26-24, 28-26) repeat performance at the Fargo Invitational, had Valley City down two sets to one before the Hi-Liners took the final two, 3-2 (20-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-8).
A North Star No. 2 seed may still be in the cards for Valley City State.
Returning to Graichen Gymnasium for their home finale against conference rival Dickinson State Wednesday, Kaitlyn Heuring, Emily Plowman, Stephanie Miller and Jaycee George served up three aces each on the way to a 3-1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-20) Viking win that sweeps the season series, puts the Vikings back at .500 in the conference and guarantees them at least the fourth NSAA Tournament seed that plays at the third seed in Nov. 8â€™s first round.
Bettinâ€™s Greenhouse won all four against Farmers Union Insurance
Dacotah Bank won all four games against a ghost
Dazey Auto Body won 2 1/2 from Fairhill Properties
High Team Game
High Team Series
Dacotah Bank 2,092
High Indiv. Game and Series
Betty Marler 169 and 470
Cheryl Olson 152; Janell Becker 146; Doris Weller 144
Dazey Auto Body 25 1/2 - 10 1/2
Fairhill Prop 21 1/2 - 14 1/2
Farmers Union 21 - 15
Dacotah Bank 21 - 15
Bettinâ€™s 18 - 18
â€śJust keep swimmingâ€ť is an invaluable mantra in life as well as on the volleyball court.
Claire Olson, Reagan Ingstad and Valley City, winless in their last six Eastern Dakota conference matches entering Mondayâ€™s home contest against Grand Forks Central, regained their sea legs with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-18) sweep to take the season series after having swept the Knights, 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-16), in Sept. 11â€™s road contest.
Varsity, starring Austin Lura, Collin Lura, Drew Oberlander, Levi Nix and Matthew Lyter, drew Griggs County in Saturdayâ€™s first match, winning 5-0. Levi Nix finished at four strikes, four spares and two errors and a team-high 80 percent.
Taking on the West Fargo Stars in Match 2, Valley City won, 3-2, in alternating games.
Maia Wendel fell, 6-2, 6-0, to Christine Sayler in 18U Singles on Friday, Saturday and Sunday's tournament.
Evan Haglund fell, 6-3, 6-1, to Samuel Rath and to Adam Durrani, 6-2, 6-4, in 14U Singles.
Wendel (left) and Rachel Schueneman (right) fell, 7-5, 6-1, to Jenna Forknell and Maria Wanzek in 16U Doubles but, with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sophie Keelin and Anna Frie, took second place.
Finding a way to win yields the same result as a sweep, especially on Senior Night.
Abby Undemâ€™s 12 kills, four digs and four blocks and Shelby Brownâ€™s six kills and four blocks helped upstart Barnes County North sink the Pirates of Kidder County, 3-1 (22-25, 27-25, 25-21, 25-20), for their third win in their last five regular matches after only two in their first 11.
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.
There was plenty of Barnes County representation at Saturday's State Cross Country Meets at Souris Valley Golf Course in Minot.
Valley City took 17th of 20 Class A Girls 4k teams with 532 points and 20th of 20 in the Class A Boys 5k with 793 points.
Barnes County North's girls came 20th of 39 Class B 4k teams with 681 points, the Bison boys 35th of 40 Class B 5k teams with 951 points.
Leave it to a Hi-Liner-Squirrels game to be as nutty as possible.
Noah Knutson, Central Cassâ€™s 5-foot, 10-inch senior running back in his first-ever football appearance, returned a pair of kickoffs for scores, caught a touchdown pass and powered for another on the ground at Hanna Field on Friday to help fifth-place Central Cass escape a 16-6 hole and take the fourth and final AA East seed from third-place Valley City, 40-32.
After Lunch Bunch
Dazey Auto Body won three of four games against a ghost
Farmers Union Insurance won three of four games against Fairhill Properties
Bettinâ€™s Greenhouse and Dacotah Bank split, 2-2
High Indiv. Game
Melissa Hollinshead 177
High Indiv. Series
Cheryl Olson 492
High Team Game and Series
Farmers Union Insurance 741 and 2124
Melissa Hollinshead 158
Cheryl Olson 150
Janell Becker 148
Dazey Auto Body 23-9
Farmers Union Insurance 21-11
Fairhill Prop. 20-12
Dacotah Bank 17-15