Archive - Sports Article
July 20th, 2014
Valley City welcomed 33 players from North Dakota and Minnesota in Fridayâs seventh annual United States Tennis Association-sanctioned Valley City Junior Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the Valley City Tennis Association, Valley City Parks and Recreation, Mercy Hospitalâs Young Peopleâs Healthy Heart Program and Quilted Ceiling and Centrol.
Valley City and Lintonâs bats were nearly as hot as the 90-degree temperatures Sunday at Charlie Brown Field, but Valley Cityâs cooler heads prevailed, 9-6, for a date with No. 6 Ellendale in Mondayâs 2 p.m. District 6 Tournament semifinal.
Babe Ruth dominated LaMoure, 11-0, in the first round on Saturday.
Lance Weiser put Linton on the board in the top of the first as he swooped into home when a teammate took second.
Shadyâs defeated Boomerâs/Wendels, 9-1 and 5-4
Allied Agronomy defeated Frontier Fort, 8-7 and 15-9
IDK defeated Tapps Lounge, 15-5 and 3-2
9-7 Allied Agronomy
4-12 Frontier Fort
2-14 Tapps Lounge
John Deere Seeding swept Hope Electric, 11-5 and 10
Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains swept Captainâs Pub, 9-8 and 13-2
The Raven/Eagles swept Elliott Farms, 22-2 and 13-9
Boomers Corner Keg swept NuBar/Chirstensen Trucking, 15-5 and 12-7
John Deere Seeding 17-3
The Raven/Eagles 16-4
Hope Electric 12-8
Boomers Corner Keg 11-9
Captainâs Pub 9-9
Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains 8-12
NuBar/Christensen Trucking 4-14
Elliott Farms 1-19
BEK COMMUNICATIONS DUEL IN THE DIRT: SCENE 1
July 11, 2014
1. Rance Maddock (Gillette, Wyo.)
2. Nick Volden (Lushton, Wis.)
3. Taryl Smith (Litchville, N.D.)
4. Tate Smith (Litchville, N.D.)
5 Thom Newsom (Hammon, Okla.)
6. Joe Burtes (Avon, S.D.)
Cody Becker (Fort Ransom, N.D.)
Riley Blakenship (Kildeer, N.D.)
Brad Check (Eastman, Wisc.)
Valley City 14U No. 1 split with West Fargo in Casselton, N.D. on Monday, taking the first game 11-10 with Noelle Thompsonâs big triple driving in two runs for the lead in the top of the seventh. McKenna Taylor pitched the win.
Kacee White picked up the loss in the second game, a 6-2 loss cut short in the fourth inning because it was too dark. White and Mackenzie Pederson scored in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 3-2, but West Fargo pulled away and Valley Cityâs bats could not get going again.
Valley City 14U is at State in Grand Forks, N.D. this weekend.
Legion Post 60 ventured to Wahpeton on Thursday, falling 2-1 in the League game and 11-0 in the hitless five-inning non-League finisher.
Post 60 scored a run in the top of the sixth League inning, but Whapeton answered with two in the home half and shut Post 60 out of the seventh.
Dalton Ondracek and Chase Carpenter landed two hits in the contest.
Jesse Johnson pitched 5.1 innings for 13 first-pitch strikes and set down four batters. Austin Berg worked the final two outs of the fifth for a first-pitch strike and a strikeout.
Shiloh Christian guard Gabrielle Wilkinson and the 38th Lions Class B All-Stars avenged Tuesdayâs 79-68 overtime loss, in which they squandered a 61-56 lead with 1:35 left in regulation at the Bismarck Civic Center, with Wednesdayâs 59-51 win at the Fargo Civic Center.
Class B led 29-26 at halftime and encountered a familiar situation up 51-42 with 2:30 to go, but this time the edge was enough.
Lexia Nix, 11, of Valley City, N.D., bowled a 421 on Wednesday to miss the Girls U12 cut at 83rd in the Junior Gold Bowling Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. Matthew Lyter, 15, of Sanborn, N.D., turned in a 676 to fall short of the Boys U15 Top 50 qualifiers at 184th.
Nix rolled a 107 in Wednesdayâs Game 9, an 86 in Game 10, a 110 in Game 11 and a 118 in Game 12 for a three-day total of 1,349, a three-day 112.42 average and a three-day -1,051 differential.
After weeks of poor Menâs Day weather, golfers were very excited to get back to the course and swing the sticks. Bob Matthews started the day off with a long putt on Hole 1, and won a prize sponsored by Bank Forward. Pizza Ranch sponsored the Closest to the Pin contest on Hole 2, and it was claimed by Alex Bitz. Jamie Wirth took home the prize on Hole 3 for Closest Shot from Outside 50 Yards with an approach shot that settled nicely to the pin. Wirth continued his day with the Closest Second Shot on Hole 4, and won a prize sponsored by Taco Johnâs.