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October 14th, 2014
Sharon Michael, Sophie Boe, Presley Curtis, Rebecca Thompson and Heather Fischer, Valley Cityâ€™s junior high girls who have done little but win this season, outran Fargo Shanley/Oak Grove by six points in 50-degree, south-wind conditions Saturday at Ponderosa Golf Course in Glyndon, Minn., to claim the nine-team Junior High Girls division.
â€śThat was one awesome display of running by these girls, and they have been doing it all season long,â€ť cross country head coach Brian Engelhard said. â€śOur younger girls are going to be fun to follow in the upcoming years.â€ť
In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Barnes County Relay For Life partners with Valley City State football to raise awareness of the significance of cancer in the community and to work together to raise funds to fight the disease.
Barnes County Relay for Life encourages the community to join them at Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Stadium at 3 p.m. Saturday for the Valley City State football game against Dickinson State to cheer on the Vikings and to join in the fight against cancer.
St. Catherineâ€™s Knights of Columbus will sponsor a free throw hoop shoot contest on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the contest, open to all boys and girls ages 10 to 14, at 10 a.m.
Participants must have reached their 10th birthday by Jan. 1, 2014, or not have turned 15 after Jan. 1, 2014. All participants must complete a registration form and bring a copy of their birth certificate to the contest. Registration forms are available Saturday, Nov. 1 at the HAC.
Cheyanne Elsner led Litchville-Marion/Montpelier with eight digs, three kills and two blocks against visiting District 5 rival Oakes on Saturday, but the Tornadoes swept the match, 3-0 (25-5, 25-18, 25-13).
Rhandi Larson went for four digs, two assists, a block and an ace for the Rebels, Morgan Smith three aces, two kills and a dig, Sam Hofmann four digs and a block, Morgan Gentzkow four digs, Tierra Velure two digs and two blocks, and Danyelle Eichele a dig.
Jayda Haugen led Barnes County North with 24 assists, 11 digs and three aces at home Monday night against Enderlin, but Jacquelyn McClearyâ€™s 31 assists helped the Eagles hang on for a 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-17) win.
Lexi Rose had 29 digs and an assist for the Bison, Sam Wieland 16 digs and seven kills, Laura Limesand 15 digs, three aces and two assists, Allison Klein 13 digs, Abby Undem 12 kills and a block, Shelby Brown five kills and a block, and Hannah Willson five kills.
After winning Saturdayâ€™s first two games against the West Fargo Strikes at Sky Lanes, 176-129 and 186-175, Valley City/Barnes County Northâ€™s Varsity platoon of Laine Schwehr, Austin Lura, Collin Lura, Drew Oberlander, Levi Nix and Matthew Lyter struggled with hitting the pocket and dropped the next three contests, 181-145, 177-170 and 217-161.
There was a party going on at Hanna Field on Friday night, a celebration to last throughout the year.
John Halgrimson brought his good times, 244 rushing yards and three touchdowns, too, and Valley City held onto the Volunteer Trophy with a 44-6 Homecoming Sandbag Bowl win over AA East rival Lisbon.
Medina-Pingree/Buchanan junior middle blocker Jordan Thomas piled up 29 kills, six digs, an ace and a block Thursday night at Barnes County North, but Bison 5-foot, 8-inch sophomore setter Jayda Haugenâ€™s 33 assists, 12 digs, two aces and a block helped North come back from a two-set hole for a 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-12) win.
Maple Valley and Central Cass, rivals separated by only a 26-mile stretch of Interstate 94, dueled in Tower City on Thursday night but the second-place Squirrels kept their winning ways to give the Raiders their first District 2 loss, 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-15).
Central Cass led a tough first set, 19-18, and eked out a 25-20 win.
Maple Valley trailed only 14-11 and 20-17 in the second, but 25-19 went to the Squirrels.
Central Cass led 6-0 in the third and held on, 25-15.
Jared Lentz, Nate Rodriguez, Eli Allen, John Halgrimson, Erik Milender, Lucas Jury, Homecoming King Ben Baasch, Jordan Magnuson and the road-tested Hi-Liners return home in search of a third straight win on Friday as they host AA East Region rival Lisbon at 7 p.m. at Hanna Field.
Valley City, 2-1 in the AA East and 4-2 overall, stands third behind Wahpeton (3-1 East, 5-1 overall) and Fargo Shanley (3-0 East, 5-1 overall) with Oct. 18â€™s 6 p.m. date at Shanley and Oct. 24â€™s home closer against fourth-place Central Cass.