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Hi-Liner cross country ran in the six-team VCSU Cross Country Meet on Friday and came away with several strong performances.
Eighth-grader Mikayla Wolla won the Girls Junior Varsity division as the JV girls took the title.
Mikaylah Ross won the girlsâ€™ varsity division race, and the girls placed 2nd as a team.
Casey Engelhard was again the Hi-Liner boys Varsity leader in sixth place as the team took third.
Jack Jordan ran a near-two-minute Junior Varsity personal record.
Valley City heads to Cooperstown on Saturday, Sept 6.
Girls JV 3k
In honor of Sept. 20â€™s National Gymnastics Day, TNT Kids Fitness & Gymnastics of Fargo, N.D. will host Open Gymnastics Day for children of all abilities, ages five to 14, with one-hour sessions at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Each athleteâ€™s goal is to complete or attempt every station â€” rings, a rock wall, a run and jump into a pit, tumbling, pull-ups, handstands, trampoline jumps and a balance beam â€” and fill out a gymnastics punch card.
Valley City boys tennis ventured to Grand Forks on Tuesday to face umpteen-time defending State champion Red River in a match that the Roughriders took, 9-0, but greatness is wrought with formidable opponents.
â€śRed River looks as dominant as ever,â€ť Valley City head coach Matt Nielson said. â€śThey will be the overwhelming favorites to win the State tournament this year, and deservedly so.â€ť
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Go Far Woman, a women-only running event that held its inaugural race on Aug. 24, 2013, in Fargo, returned on Saturday with over 1,400 finishing in the four events, including participants from Valley City, listed below.
Go Far Woman celebrates the strength, perseverance and courage of women of all ages, types and athletic abilities, and raises money for the Essentia NICU with Newt Running, an organization formed in honor of the late Dr. Renee Schwandt.
Valley City Finishers
3. Alyssa Tait 1:35:33
34. Deb Beilke 1:51:09
Valley City State University and the VCSU Booster Board will be hosting tailgating and the Nodak Mutual Fan Zone prior to Thursdayâ€™s home football game against University of Jamestown.
Tailgating and the Nodak Mutual Fan Zone start at 4 p.m. Thursday and are free. The Viking Booster Board will be serving food during tailgating for a free-will donation.
The Nodak Mutal Fan Zone is a family-friendly event that will have games and prizes for all ages, including a football toss and inflatable games.
Hi-Liner boys tennis, featuring an influx of new talent, hosted Fridayâ€™s season opener against Grand Forks Central as they fell, 9-0.
â€śThis year, we increased our numbers to 21 total tennis players to include eight 7th-graders,â€ť Hi-Liner head coach Matt Nielson said. â€śBecause we had many new faces and not many returning, we played 10 Varsity on Friday to get many different people experience and to see where each player is against an opponent. We are figuring out our best lineup in both singles and doubles.â€ť
1. Dalton Ondracek lost to Kyle Folson, 6-3, 6-0
Jaden Anderson and Midwest Plains Regional champion Fargo opened the Babe Ruth World Series against host Longview, Wash. at David B. Story Field on Thursday, falling 5-3 before a 10-0 defeat to Torrance, Calif., on Saturday.
Anderson, whose father is Jeff Anderson of Carrington, N.D.â€™s Central City Auto Auction, and whose step-grandfather is Tony Heinze of Page, N.D.â€™s Heinze-Trottier-Parkman Auto Services, is a right-handed pitcher soon to become a sophomore at Fargo Davies High School.
Saturdayâ€™s drizzly Hillsboro cross country meet turned out to be a grand event as most of the Eastern Dakota Conference powers turned up to race, as did schools from Grand Forks, Fargo, West Fargo, Wahpeton and smaller schools from eastern North Dakota and Minnesota.
Valley Cityâ€™s junior high girls team took third in the 7-9 Division behind Fargo Shanley and Fargo Davies as Sharon Michael, Presley Curtis and Sophie Boe, led the Hi-Liner pack in their cross country debuts.
Eliza Schueneman, Mikayla Wolla, and Rebecca Thompson rounded out the bunch.
Valley City Public Schools announces that Suzanne Fisher, a USA Gymnastics-certified coach with over 30 years of combined experience in dance, competitive cheer and gymnastics, is the new head Hi-Liner gymnastics coach.
Fisher enters her third year in the Hi-Liner Program, having spent her first two as an assistant coach with her husband, David Fisher. Suzanne Fisher is also the Valley City Twisters Gymnastics Club head coach of three years.
Jesse Johnson, Jake Miller and Ben Baasch got the call.
All three Valley City Legion Post 60 aces earned an invite to Dec. 27 - Dec. 30â€™s Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic at Mesa, Ariz.â€™s Gene Autry Sports Complex, the former spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Johnson, Miller and Baasch learned of their Classic qualifications just days after competing in Sundayâ€™s Dickinson, N.D., Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts, having been nominated by Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema.