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Defense wins Homecoming Powderpuff championships, and Catera Cousartâs tackle sealed the deal.
Cousartâs tackle of April Berntson on 4th-and-6 from the Senior 40 with 20 seconds left Tuesday night handed the red-bound Seniors a 6-0 win â ably officiated by Matt Nielson and Trevor Bakalar â and back-to-back triumphs after last yearâs one-point escape.
âWe played very good defense,â said Ian Schweitzer, who lent his talents to the Senior coaching staff.
Dalton Ondracek and Brandon Miller, Valley Cityâs East No. 8 State Doubles tandem, opened State play Friday against Bismarck Legacyâs West No. 1 Brian Swanberg and Michael Janes, falling 6-3, 6-2.
âThese two fine young men have a lot to be proud of,â Hi-Liner head coach Matt Nielson said. âThey worked their tails off in the season, and it paid off with not only a trip to the State Tournament but an upset victory over the Westâs No. 5 seed as well.â
All Kalli Hegerle and West Fargo Sheyenne wanted to do was climb the Eastern Dakota Conference standings Monday night.
Ride, Sheyenne, ride.
Hegerle, the 5-foot, 10-inch freshman setter/middle hitterâs 18 kills, 15 assists, two blocks and two aces lifted the Mustangs to eighth in the win-loss column as they won three of Mondayâs final four sets at two-point Homecoming, Senior, Dig Pink and âMerica Night opponent Valley City, 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-17).
Any way the wind blows doesnât really matter to Jared Lentz.
Lentz, Valley Cityâs 6-foot, 4-inch senior quarterback vying with 5-foot, 11-inch senior tight end Ben Baasch and Braden Liljenquist for Homecoming King, went 5-of-7 for 47 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for a one-yard score in a 39-degree, 25-mile-per-hour-windy 39-13 win that featured a 24-0 halftime lead at Kindredâs Jerlow Field.
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North Star leader Valley City State (2-0 North Star, 4-1 overall) look to expand their win streak to four as they return to Lokken Stadium for Saturdayâs 1 p.m. Homecoming against North Star newcomer Waldorf College (1-2 North Star, 2-4 overall) of Forest City, Iowa.
Viking 6-foot, 3-inch, 201-pound sophomore quarterback Kurtis Walls of Laveen, Ariz., leads the youthful Viking attack with 1,265 passing yards, 118 rush yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.
The Hi-Liner Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce that Barb Bjorum, Jeff Boschee, Justin âDiggerâ Johnson and Nate Keller are the induction class of 2014.
This group of three individuals and one coach will be recognized during the VCHS Homecoming Parade and the Homecoming Football Game on Friday Oct. 10.
Bjorum coached varsity gymnastics for 15 years at Valley City High School, and had a positive influence on lives of numerous young ladies. Bjorum started her coaching career during the 1976-77 season, only the third year of the gymnastics program at VCHS.
Varsity bowling, featuring Barnes County Northâs Laine Schwehr, Austin Lura and Collin Lura, and Valley Cityâs Sam Coit, Drew Oberlander, Levi Nix and Matthew Lyter, opened with their first match against the West Fargo Stars and took an early lead through two games, 200-167 and 159-156, but dropped the next two, 180-174 and 206-193.
Valley kept it tight through the first eight frames of the deciding game with Oberlanderâs strike and Lyterâs subsequent strike and nine-pin count in the 10th, giving Valley an eight-pin lead and the match.
[Photo courtesy of Jessica Lammle]
Randy Compson of Valley City, who has raced at Pierre, S.D.âs Oahe Speedway with his family for many years, is your Pro Class points champion this season.
Valley Cityâs Running Buddies, coached by the Hi-Liner cross country team, raced at the one-mile Elementary Cross Country Meet at Chautuqua Park on Sept. 22.
1. Stephanie Hoffarth 8:02
2. Carly Goven 8:09
3. Karina Olson 9:45
4. Gianna Stangeland 10:38
5. Tyanna Judd 16:16
1. Abigail Gilbertson 8:52
2. Carmela Stangeland 12:01
1. Jack Ingstad 6:42
Sharon Michael and the Valley City junior high girls, and Mikaylah Ross and the varsity girls, came up winners with four new Hi-Liner new personal records in 80-degree temperatures and a south-southeast wind at Sept. 25âs Casselton, N.D. Meet.
âWhile the hot and humid weather took its toll on times, the team competed hard and had some outstanding places at this meet,â Hi-Liner head coach Brian Engelhard said. âIndividual girls who ran really well and stood out were Jessica Ronning, as well as two that were running in their first varsity races, Mikayla Wolla and Eliza Schueneman.â