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August 5th, 2014
Valley City Tennis Association Summer Tennis League champions for this year are American Family Insurance with a 6-0 match record.
Second place was Young Peopleâ€™s Healthy Heart Program at 3-3. Third place went to EAC Consulting at 2-4, and fourth place was the VCSU Viking Club Tennis team at 1-5.
Close, really close â€” no World titles this year, but a lot of fun competing for one. Wilbur Gabel and two of his grandsons, Cameron, 15, and his brother Noah, 11, all from Valley City, N.D., traveled to Hamburg, N.Y. last week to participate in this yearâ€™s 2014 National Horseshoe Pitching Association (NHPA) World Tournament.
Both Wilbur and Noah won World titles in the past.
The 40th annual Gaylen Opdahl Golf Tournament was held at the Valley City Country Club on Aug 1, the field of which included golfers from five states and Canada.
Eighty-seven golfers participated in the five-person scramble, and Dick Gulman and Ralph Hooper took the tournament.
Jan Beauchman, Jim Retterath and Nate Zerface shot 18-under-par 54s.
Second place went to Tim Sorenson and Dewey Magnuson.
Dex Manley, Matt Sorenson and Randy Earles shot 15 under par.
First place in the first flight went to Bob Bergan, Doug Bergan and Ken Dodd.
Valley City Town and Country Club held their Menâ€™s Day on July 17 as temperatures were on the rise. The Longest Putt of the Day, sponsored by Bank Forward, went to Jamie Wirth. The Pizza Ranch Closest to the Pin contest on Hole 2 was won by Doug Bergan. TJ Hansen claimed the prize on Hole 3 for Closest Shot Outside of 50 Yards, sponsored by the Valley City Town and Country Club. Club veteran Kerry Anderson continued his fine play and won the Closest Second Shot contest on Hole 4, sponsored by Taco Johnâ€™s.
Valley City 16U softballâ€™s Northern Championship campaign concluded on Friday in Bismarck, N.D., with a five-inning 11-0 loss to Pool Aâ€™s No. 1 and to-be champion Brookings, S.D. Outlaws and a 9-3 defeat to Pool Bâ€™s No. 2 Fargo/Moorhead Blaze.
Brookings led 2-0 through an inning, 9-0 after two with the help of a three-RBI swing, and 10-0 through three. Valley City loaded the bases in the fifth but could not convert.
District 6 champion Valley City Babe Ruthâ€™s back-and-forth State Tournament concluded Sunday with a 12-6 loss to District 2 champion Carrington after Fridayâ€™s 7-5 marquee comeback win over host District 2â€™s Sheyenne-New Rockford and Saturdayâ€™s hitless five-inning 19-2 drubbing at the hands of District 3 kings Park River.
State wraps up with Mondayâ€™s 1 p.m. championship game or a 3:30 p.m. title match if necessary.
If youâ€™re here for the party, donâ€™t leave until they throw you out, especially not until youâ€™ve taken on the eventual Class A State champion and runner-up.
Legion Post 60â€™s clock struck midnight over the weekend as East No. 1 and State Tournament host Wahpeton took Fridayâ€™s four-inning 10-0 quarterfinal before West No. 4 Velva turned out the lights, 15-1, in Saturdayâ€™s five-inning consolation semifinal.
The Raven/Eagles â€˜Dirty Birdsâ€™ defeated Boomers Corner Keg, 9-2, in Mondayâ€™s quarterfinals, Captainâ€™s Pub, 9-7, in Mondayâ€™s semifinal, and John Deere Seeding, 14-3, in Tuesdayâ€™s championship.
Valley City 16U softball endured a rough Thursday of pool play at the Northern National Championship in Bismarck, N.D., falling 14-0 in four innings to the Dakota Fury of Sioux Falls, S.D., and 12-2 to Muscodaâ€™s Wisconsin Xplozion.
Such results, however, can serve as tune-ups for Fridayâ€™s tournament.
Upsets are unexpected for an East No. 4 seed, but Legion Post 60â€™s filling that demand.
Valley City, on the roll that head coach Kyle Roelfsema envisioned entering Regionals in Grafton, N.D., took down a second paper giant in as many days on Thursday at the Class A State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D.
A day after overthrowing West No. 1 Beulah, 10-8, despite trailing 7-3 through a frame, Post 60 put up five runs in Thursdayâ€™s first to beat West No. 3 Watford City, 7-4.