Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
Janine Stange, known as ‚ÄėNational Anthem Girl‚Äô for her mission to sing ‚ÄúThe Star Spangled Banner‚ÄĚ in every state by Sept. 14 to honor national heroes and the song‚Äôs 200th anniversary, will check North Dakota, her 44th state, off the list by performing at Aug. 5‚Äôs 7:02 p.m. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks game.
Singles Tournament July 22
Girls 6-8 Singles
1. Breck Sufficool
2. Keira Jankowski
3. Kaidence Harstad
4. Abigail Redfearn
5. Kailee Nielson
Boys 6-8 Singles
1. Will Schwehr
2. Matthew Lahlum
3. Derek Shape
4. Sam Meyer
5. John Olson
Girls 9-10 Singles
1. Asia Barnett
2. Trinity Nelson
3. Hadlee Mathias
4. Madelyn Knight
5. Bryn Didier
Boys 9-10 Singles
1. John Lahlum
2. Jay Kupitz
3. Ethan Bear
4. Treylan Cope
5. Ethan Miller
Girls 11-12 Singles
1. Sharon Michael
2. Allysen Mathias
Valley City 16U softball heads to Bismarck, N.D.‚Äôs Northern Championships on Wednesday eager to prove that age isn‚Äôt everything.
Valley City Legion Post 60, guaranteed a spot in July 30‚Äôs Class A State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D. after Thursday‚Äôs 6-5 Regional win over Harvey, secured the East No. 4 seed with Saturday‚Äôs 4-2 consolation quarterfinal loss to Grafton.
Post 60 entered consolation after falling 10-2 to Wahpeton on Thursday.
Grafton forced Wahpeton into a second title game with a 3-1 win, but Wahpeton held on, 8-5, in the finisher.
Wahpeton goes to State No. 1, Grafton No. 2 and Casselton No. 3.
Valley Plains Equipment defeated Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing, 13-8 and 8-6
Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms defeated Streeter, 7-6 and 9-8
Shady‚Äôs II defeated Corner Bar, 12-0 and 4-1
FCCU/Iverson/Mid Mach defeated Sanford/Looysen, 16-0 and 6-5
Shady‚Äôs defeated Tapps Lounge, 6-3 and 14-0
Boomer‚Äôs/Wendels defeated Allied Agronomy, 10-2 and 7-6
IDK defeated Frontier Fort, 14-3 and 15-0
Up 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, Harvey Post 28‚Äôs Shawn Kourajian on second and Trevor Schimke on third in Thursday‚Äôs Class A East Regional opener, Chase Carpenter struck out Brian Fike on three straight pitches for the save, a matchup with top seed Wahpeton and a guaranteed spot in July 30‚Äôs State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D.
‚ÄúWe rolled in like conquistadors,‚ÄĚ said Legion Post 60 assistant coach Erick Counts of Post 60‚Äôs marauding spirit coming into Regionals. ‚Äú[Valley City head coach Kyle] Roelfsema shaved his mustache like a conquistador.‚ÄĚ
Valley City Legion Post 60 carry the No. 3 seed into Thursday‚Äôs Grafton Regional Tournament after a 3-13 regular season campaign and look to hit their stride starting with an 11 a.m. debut against Harvey.
‚ÄúThere isn‚Äôt a team with better players position-by-position,‚ÄĚ said Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema of his squad intent on reducing mistakes in key moments that contributed to seven losses of three or fewer runs.
Thursday‚Äôs winner faces Wahpeton at 4 p.m. Thursday, the loser the Grafton-Casselton loser at 6:30 p.m Thursday.
Post 60 scored 4.75 runs per contest and gave up 12.1.
Valley City Babe Ruth scored five runs in the sixth inning of Tuesday‚Äôs District 6 Tournament championship to finish Lisbon, 10-0, for their second title in as many years and a trip to August 1‚Äôs State Tournament in New Rockford, N.D.
Lisbon landed only six hits as they all too often lined into Valley
City gloves and could not bring runners home against Dawson Dietrich, who pitched six innings for a single walk and five strikeouts.
Valley City picked up 11 hits and enjoyed three Lisbon errors.
Harvey led visiting Legion Post 60 3-1 through four innings on Monday night, but impending weather drew a coin flip from which Post 60 took the win.
Harvey scored a run in the first inning, Austin Berg‚Äôs RBI tied it in the top of the fourth and Harvey scored two more in the home half.
Post 60 landed three hits and committed an error, Harvey seven hits and four errors.
Chase Carpenter drew a walk.
Austen Meyer pitched three innings for a strikeout, Berg two outs in the fourth.
Legion Post 60 (3-13) carries the third seed into Wednesday‚Äôs Regional Tournament in Grafton, N.D.
Dawson Dietrich scored on a wild bases-loaded pitch in the second inning of Monday‚Äôs District 6 Tournament semifinal against Ellendale, Matt Brandvold came home moments later when Garret Suhr wore a pitch with the bases loaded, and Suhr came across in the fifth on a wayward throw to first base for the third and final run of Valley City‚Äôs 3-0 win.
Nate Rodriguez and the defense did the rest as Rodriguez struck out 18 batters on a walk, a hit-by-pitch and two four-strikeout innings in a complete-game no-hitter.