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July 27th, 2014

Rebuilt 16U Softball Seeks Northern Championship

July 28, 2014

Valley City 16U softball heads to Bismarck, N.D.’s Northern Championships on Wednesday eager to prove that age isn’t everything.

Grafton Grounds Post 60 Comeback

July 28, 2014

Valley City Legion Post 60, guaranteed a spot in July 30’s Class A State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D. after Thursday’s 6-5 Regional win over Harvey, secured the East No. 4 seed with Saturday’s 4-2 consolation quarterfinal loss to Grafton.

Post 60 entered consolation after falling 10-2 to Wahpeton on Thursday.

Grafton forced Wahpeton into a second title game with a 3-1 win, but Wahpeton held on, 8-5, in the finisher.

Wahpeton goes to State No. 1, Grafton No. 2 and Casselton No. 3.

July 25th

Women's Softball Update: July 22 and 24

July 25, 2014

July 22

Diamond 8
Valley Plains Equipment defeated Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing, 13-8 and 8-6

Diamond 9
Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms defeated Streeter, 7-6 and 9-8

Diamond 10
Shady’s II defeated Corner Bar, 12-0 and 4-1

Diamond 11
FCCU/Iverson/Mid Mach defeated Sanford/Looysen, 16-0 and 6-5

July 24

Diamond 9
Shady’s defeated Tapps Lounge, 6-3 and 14-0

Diamond 10
Boomer’s/Wendels defeated Allied Agronomy, 10-2 and 7-6

Diamond 11
IDK defeated Frontier Fort, 14-3 and 15-0

Standings

Post 60 Holds off Harvey for State Seed

July 25, 2014

Up 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, Harvey Post 28’s Shawn Kourajian on second and Trevor Schimke on third in Thursday’s Class A East Regional opener, Chase Carpenter struck out Brian Fike on three straight pitches for the save, a matchup with top seed Wahpeton and a guaranteed spot in July 30’s State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D.

“We rolled in like conquistadors,” said Legion Post 60 assistant coach Erick Counts of Post 60’s marauding spirit coming into Regionals. “[Valley City head coach Kyle] Roelfsema shaved his mustache like a conquistador.”

July 23rd

Legion Post 60 Ready for Regionals

July 23, 2014

Valley City Legion Post 60 carry the No. 3 seed into Thursday’s Grafton Regional Tournament after a 3-13 regular season campaign and look to hit their stride starting with an 11 a.m. debut against Harvey.

“There isn’t a team with better players position-by-position,” said Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema of his squad intent on reducing mistakes in key moments that contributed to seven losses of three or fewer runs.

Thursday’s winner faces Wahpeton at 4 p.m. Thursday, the loser the Grafton-Casselton loser at 6:30 p.m Thursday.

Post 60 scored 4.75 runs per contest and gave up 12.1.

July 22nd

Babe Ruth Blanks Lisbon for District Title

July 23, 2014

Valley City Babe Ruth scored five runs in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s District 6 Tournament championship to finish Lisbon, 10-0, for their second title in as many years and a trip to August 1’s State Tournament in New Rockford, N.D.

Lisbon landed only six hits as they all too often lined into Valley
City gloves and could not bring runners home against Dawson Dietrich, who pitched six innings for a single walk and five strikeouts.

Valley City picked up 11 hits and enjoyed three Lisbon errors.

July 21st

Legion Post 60 Flips a Win

July 22, 2014

Harvey led visiting Legion Post 60 3-1 through four innings on Monday night, but impending weather drew a coin flip from which Post 60 took the win.

Harvey scored a run in the first inning, Austin Berg’s RBI tied it in the top of the fourth and Harvey scored two more in the home half.

Post 60 landed three hits and committed an error, Harvey seven hits and four errors.

Chase Carpenter drew a walk.

Austen Meyer pitched three innings for a strikeout, Berg two outs in the fourth.

Legion Post 60 (3-13) carries the third seed into Wednesday’s Regional Tournament in Grafton, N.D.

Babe Ruth Awaits District 6 Final Opponent

July 22, 2014

Dawson Dietrich scored on a wild bases-loaded pitch in the second inning of Monday’s District 6 Tournament semifinal against Ellendale, Matt Brandvold came home moments later when Garret Suhr wore a pitch with the bases loaded, and Suhr came across in the fifth on a wayward throw to first base for the third and final run of Valley City’s 3-0 win.

Nate Rodriguez and the defense did the rest as Rodriguez struck out 18 batters on a walk, a hit-by-pitch and two four-strikeout innings in a complete-game no-hitter.

July 20th

Valley City Hosts Junior Tennis Open

July 21, 2014

Valley City welcomed 33 players from North Dakota and Minnesota in Friday’s seventh annual United States Tennis Association-sanctioned Valley City Junior Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the Valley City Tennis Association, Valley City Parks and Recreation, Mercy Hospital’s Young People’s Healthy Heart Program and Quilted Ceiling and Centrol.

Babe Ruth Reaches District 6 Semifinals

July 21, 2014

Valley City and Linton’s bats were nearly as hot as the 90-degree temperatures Sunday at Charlie Brown Field, but Valley City’s cooler heads prevailed, 9-6, for a date with No. 6 Ellendale in Monday’s 2 p.m. District 6 Tournament semifinal.

Babe Ruth dominated LaMoure, 11-0, in the first round on Saturday.

Lance Weiser put Linton on the board in the top of the first as he swooped into home when a teammate took second.

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