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July 22nd, 2012
Softball team raising money for nationals
The Valley City Xtreme 16U girls softball team is hosting a fundraiser Wednesday to help raise money for its trip to the national tournament next month.
The team is hosting a brat feed Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Valley Meat with proceeds going to the team.
The tournament takes place July 31-Aug.5 in Columbus, Wis.
Section 1 American Legion Bracket announced
The complete bracket for the Section 1 American Legion baseball tournament has been announced.
Former Maple Valley/Enderlin boys basketball player Ty Smith and current Raider Jordan Haseleu helped lead the North Dakota Gold team to a win in the Flyin‚Äô Hawaiian Classic basketball tournament June 26-July 2 on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Entering Thursday's double header with Harwood, the Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team wasn't too concerned about getting the sweep.
Instead, the team was focused solely on the first game, a 14-4 win in five innings that clinched the No.3 seed in next week's Section 1 tournament in Lidgerwood.
"We kind of had to win and stay out of Wahpeton's bracket," said Valley City infielder Josh Gilbertson.
It was a victory that kept the team from dwelling on a 9-0 no-hit loss in the second game, which largely used the team's reserves.
Thursday women's softball
Boomers/Wendel & IDK split; IDK won 1st game 6-2 & Boomers won 2nd game 7-2; Grotberg Electric & Tapps Lounge split; Tapps won 1st game 5-4 & Grotberg won 2nd game 8-1; Allied Agronomy¬†& Stokkelands/Shadys split; S/S won 1st game 7-1 & AA won 2nd game 8-2; Frontier Fort- Bye
19-3¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† Boomers/Wendel
13-3¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† IDK
¬† 8-12¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Allied Agronomy
¬† 6-16¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Tapps Lounge
Post 60 playing final home game
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion Baseball team finishes the regular season with a double header against Harwood at 5:30 p.m. today at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.
Post 60 was swept by Wahpeton in a double header Tuesday in Wahpeton. Valley City had only three hits in each game, losing 10-0 and 7-0, both in five innings.
In game one, Josh Gilbertson allowed 10 hits and 10 runs, five earned, as his defense allowed six errors in 4 1/3 innings. Jaden Keys, Josh Magnuson and Spencer Meyer all had hits in the game. Meyer's was a double.
By Scott Schlaufman
The communication between a baseball coach and a player on the base paths can be hard to follow at times. A swipe of the shoulder. A pat on the head. Quick touch to the nose. It's subtle and used to keep an opponent off guard with hit and runs, bunts, and steals.
But in the the bottom of the seventh inning of the Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team's 10-9 win in the first game of a double header with Fargo Monday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field, VC third baseman Collin Schroeder got things mixed up on the base paths.
Being a professional bull rider is somewhat of a dream for 20-year-old Clayton Enzminger.
Nearly every weekend, the Steele resident hits the road with friend and travel partner Cole Hermanson to ride in rodeos, including some on the Professional Bull Riding circuit, all across the nation.
The only problem is that the events tend to be far from home.
"There are opportunities that come close, but going to PBRs and pro rodeos, you've got to travel a lot," said Enzminger, who rides as a pro but has yet to ride in a PBR event.
The Valley Twisters Gymnastics Club announced in a release Friday that it has hired Suzanne Fischer as its new head coach/club director.
Fischer is a 20-year coaching veteran who will be moving to Valley City from Branch Gymnastics in Kalamazoo, Mich., where she was the head coach/program director.
‚ÄúThe Valley Twisters board is very excited that Suzanne is joining our club,‚ÄĚ said Amber Olson, a Valley Twisters board member. ‚ÄúWe feel that Suzanne will be a huge asset to our gym with her experience and passion for the sport.¬†We are very excited for her and her family to join our community.‚ÄĚ
VC Post 60 Baseball Sweeps Fairmount/Hankinson
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team saved its best for the later innings in a double header sweep of Fairmount/Hankinson on the road Thursday.
Post 60 won 11-9 in the first game, then won 13-4 in the second game.
In the first game, Post 60 was down 8-3 entering the top of seventh, but scored six runs in the seventh to go up 9-8.
The inning included doubles by Josh Magnuson and Chase Carpenter, whose hit had two runs batted in and scored the final run of the inning.
By Scott Schlaufman
There are times in baseball where an error plays little role in the outcome of a game.
But for the Valley City Babe Ruth team, that wasn‚Äôt the case in a 5-4 loss in the first game of a double header sweep to LaMoure Thursday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field. Valley City also lost 3-1 in a three inning second game.