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June 14th, 2012
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team tried plenty of different players on the pitcherâ€™s mound in Thursdayâ€™s double header losses to Kindred.
But no matter who was there, the problem was virtually the same â€” the pitchers struggled to find early strikes and later walked batters after falling behind in counts.
â€śLeading with the strike and getting ahead right away is big in baseball,â€ť coach Jason Beilke said. â€śWhen youâ€™re ahead 0-1, itâ€™s a lot easier than being behind 1-0.â€ť
VCSU football team hosts camps
FARGO, N.D. (AP) â€” North Dakota voters decided Tuesday to let the stateâ€™s flagship university dump a controversial Fighting Sioux nickname that sparked threats of NCAA sanctions, ending â€” at least temporarily â€” a dispute simmering for decades that divided sports fans, alumni and even tribes.
The matter boiled over seven years ago when the University of North Dakota was placed on a list of schools with American Indian nicknames that the NCAA deemed hostile and abusive. Those colleges were told to dump the names or risk penalties against their athletic teams.
The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team had its offense clicking on all cylinders in a double-header sweep of Edgeley Tuesday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.
In two games that lasted a combined eight innings, Valley City scored 41 runs and had 28 hits. The day started with a 29-2 win in five innings in the first game and concluded with a 12-3 win in a three-inning second game.
â€śIts nice to see our offense continue to go like it has, and for the most part we havenâ€™t been relying on walks, we have been aggressive and collecting hits,â€ť Valley City coach Lance Lukes said.
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Post 60 wins, ties at Harwood
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team got a win and a tie in Harwood Monday.
Post 60 won 10-2 in the first game, but tied 4-4 in the second game, which ended after the second inning due to darkness.
In the first game, Chase Carpenter picked up the win on the mound and allowed only three hits. He also went 4-5 with two runs scored, two runs batted in and two stolen bases. Jaden Keys went 3-4 with two runs scored and Josh Gilbertson went 2-5 with one run, two RBI and two stolen bases.
DICKINSON â€” In both days of the Class A state boys golf tournament, Valley City High School senior Nick Jenson saved his best for last. The last nine, that is.
In both days of the 36-hole tournament, which ended Wednesday at Dickinsonâ€™s Heart River Municipal Golf Course, Jenson struggled in the courseâ€™s front nine, but was able to make up for it on the back.
â€śI like the back nine a lot better here, so I knew Iâ€™d make some birdies and I didâ€ť he said.
He finished with a final score of 155, which tied for sixth place and earned him All-State honors.
VCHS golfers in hunt at state
Valley City High School boys golf team had players finish the first day of the state championship in the hunt for a placing score.
Nick Jenson leads the Hi-Liners with an 82, which is tied for 17th. The score is only four strokes off the top-5.
Ben Sorenson had an 83, which ties him for 23rd. Jared Lentz finished the day with an 84 and is tied for 31st.
The tournament wraps up today in Dickinson.
Legion team drops first four
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team opened the season with four straight losses.