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September 17th, 2012
Early in the season, the Maple Valley High School volleyball team has been on a roll behind a bevy of returning starters from last season.
Saturday, the Raiders continued their success with a third place finish in Saturday's Valley City Optimist Club volleyball tournament.
The Raiders went 3-0-3 to win the tournament's C pool, before losing 26-24, 25-11 to Central Cass in the championship semifinal.
The tournament, which used multiple gymnasiums at Valley City Junior/Senior High School and the Valley City Rec. Center, lasted all day Saturday and hosted 21 teams from both Class A and B.
WIMBLEDON â€” The Valley City High School football team knew entering the season that their biggest strength would be their defense.
It's the side of the team that retained the most experience from last season, and Friday night, it was a side that coach Scott Roehrich avoided over-coaching.
"I let the kids just play," he said. "I never stunted (them) very much tonight, I just lined them up and let them play football, let them do the things they're coached, and when you've got a veteran crew, sometimes you can do that.
LAMOURE, N.D. â€“ Early in Friday's homecoming game with Edgeley/Kulm, LaMoure/Litchville-Marion football coach Andy DelaBarra just wanted his team to set the pace of the game.
And from the opening play of the game, the Loboes did just that, scoring just over a minute into the game on a 30-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jared Meiklejohn to sophomore running back Anthony Olson.
Jansen Invite story
by Scott Schlaufman
Every year, the Valley City High School cross country team hosts the Bill Jansen Invitational meet, and one thing never changes â€” the size.
"It's generally bigger than most of them," Valley City cross country coach Brian Engelhard said.
This year's race takes place 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bjornson Park Golf Course.
Over 500 runners from 30 schools across the state are signed up to race in the event, which runs junior high and junior varsity races as well.
MONTPELIER, N.D. â€” With only a handful of players with significant varsity experience and five with no varsity experience entering the season, it'd be easy to dismiss the Litchville-Marion/Montpelier volleyball team.
But even with an 0-10 record, it's a team that first-year coach Ryan Nelson believes the girls are onto something, even if the record isn't showing it.
"To come out the way we are playing, it's awesome," Nelson said. "We don't have a win yet, but we've gone four sets a couple of times now with teams that are supposed to be top dogs in our district.
During Tuesday night's regular Valley City School Board meeting, Val Moritz spoke of the joy she's experienced watching baseball games at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.
"You talk about a piece of Americana," said Moritz, a member of the school board. "Sitting up there watching a baseball game on a summer night and a train goes over the Hi-Line Bridge â€” it doesn't get any better than that."
9-13 local digest
NDOA Names HOF Inductees
The North Dakota Officials Association (NDOA) announces the inductees to the 2012-13 Hall ofFame as determined at its recent Board of Directors Meeting.Â The inductees will be recognized and receive awards at various North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) events during the 2012-13 school year.
TOWER CITY â€” When putting a team together, it never hurts to have options.
And so far this season, the Maple Valley High School volleyball team seems like it has plenty when it comes to its offense.
In the Raiders' 25-17, 25-18, 25-10 home win over Sargent Central Tuesday night, the girls kept the visiting Cadets off guard all night with a dizzying array of hitters that kept the pressure up, even as the lineup rotated through.
9-12 local digest
VCSU's Eliacin Awarded
Valley City State University football player was named the Association of Independent Institutions Male Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Eliacin, a tight end, had four catches in the Vikings' win over Mayville State Saturday. In those four receptions he had two touchdowns (one for 67 yards and one for 52 yards) and 127 total yards.
VCSU Drops to No. 21
After splitting their first two games of the season, the VCSU football team dropped to No. 21 in the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, which was released Monday.
The last two seasons weren't always easy on the Valley City High School boys tennis team but, so far, this year's Hi-Liners are making progress.
With a pair of home wins against Wahpeton and Dickinson Saturday, the team has won more matches this year than it did the last two.
"Overall, this was a big day for us," Hi-Liner coach Matt Nielson said. "We did not win a match two years ago. Last year, we won only one match, the play-in match to make it to regionals. In one day, we eclipsed the number of wins in our two previous seasons."