Archive - Sports Article
August 25th, 2014
Hi-Liner boys tennis, featuring an influx of new talent, hosted Fridayâ€™s season opener against Grand Forks Central as they fell, 9-0.
â€śThis year, we increased our numbers to 21 total tennis players to include eight 7th-graders,â€ť Hi-Liner head coach Matt Nielson said. â€śBecause we had many new faces and not many returning, we played 10 Varsity on Friday to get many different people experience and to see where each player is against an opponent. We are figuring out our best lineup in both singles and doubles.â€ť
1. Dalton Ondracek lost to Kyle Folson, 6-3, 6-0
Jaden Anderson and Midwest Plains Regional champion Fargo opened the Babe Ruth World Series against host Longview, Wash. at David B. Story Field on Thursday, falling 5-3 before a 10-0 defeat to Torrance, Calif., on Saturday.
Anderson, whose father is Jeff Anderson of Carrington, N.D.â€™s Central City Auto Auction, and whose step-grandfather is Tony Heinze of Page, N.D.â€™s Heinze-Trottier-Parkman Auto Services, is a right-handed pitcher soon to become a sophomore at Fargo Davies High School.
Saturdayâ€™s drizzly Hillsboro cross country meet turned out to be a grand event as most of the Eastern Dakota Conference powers turned up to race, as did schools from Grand Forks, Fargo, West Fargo, Wahpeton and smaller schools from eastern North Dakota and Minnesota.
Valley Cityâ€™s junior high girls team took third in the 7-9 Division behind Fargo Shanley and Fargo Davies as Sharon Michael, Presley Curtis and Sophie Boe, led the Hi-Liner pack in their cross country debuts.
Eliza Schueneman, Mikayla Wolla, and Rebecca Thompson rounded out the bunch.
Valley City Public Schools announces that Suzanne Fisher, a USA Gymnastics-certified coach with over 30 years of combined experience in dance, competitive cheer and gymnastics, is the new head Hi-Liner gymnastics coach.
Fisher enters her third year in the Hi-Liner Program, having spent her first two as an assistant coach with her husband, David Fisher. Suzanne Fisher is also the Valley City Twisters Gymnastics Club head coach of three years.
Jesse Johnson, Jake Miller and Ben Baasch got the call.
All three Valley City Legion Post 60 aces earned an invite to Dec. 27 - Dec. 30â€™s Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic at Mesa, Ariz.â€™s Gene Autry Sports Complex, the former spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Johnson, Miller and Baasch learned of their Classic qualifications just days after competing in Sundayâ€™s Dickinson, N.D., Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts, having been nominated by Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema.
University of Mary Athletic Training Student Association will host its first color run, the Color My Stride 5k, in support of the UMATSA organization and its 2014 charity partner Bentonâ€™s Hope on Saturday, Sept. 6.
Packet pick-up is 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start. Pre-registration is encouraged. T-shirt sizes are limited.
Legion Post 60â€™s Jesse Johnson, Jake Miller and Ben Baasch, sporting honorary attire, showed off their skills to scouts and college coaches in Sundayâ€™s Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts in Dickinson, N.D.
â€śCongratulations,â€ť Baseball Factory director Bryan Dunkel wrote in respective letters to Johnson, Miller and Baasch.
The Fargo Force announce a 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 pre-season game against the Sioux Falls Stampede at Scheels Arena.
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for youth (12 and under) and for all 2014-15 season ticket holders.
Single game tickets for 2014-15 go on sale at 11 a.m. Aug. 19, and range from $9.95 to $25.95 in advance with a $3 extra per-ticket charge if purchased on the day of a game, and a $2 facility fee per single game ticket purchased.
Valley City Tennis Association Summer Tennis League champions for this year are American Family Insurance with a 6-0 match record.
Second place was Young Peopleâ€™s Healthy Heart Program at 3-3. Third place went to EAC Consulting at 2-4, and fourth place was the VCSU Viking Club Tennis team at 1-5.
Close, really close â€” no World titles this year, but a lot of fun competing for one. Wilbur Gabel and two of his grandsons, Cameron, 15, and his brother Noah, 11, all from Valley City, N.D., traveled to Hamburg, N.Y. last week to participate in this yearâ€™s 2014 National Horseshoe Pitching Association (NHPA) World Tournament.
Both Wilbur and Noah won World titles in the past.