Archive - Sports Article
September 24th, 2014
Sam Coitâ€™s 41 assists lifted Valley City over West Fargo, 3-1 (14-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-22) on the road Tuesday in a two-point Eastern Dakota Conference win, the Hi-Linersâ€™ 11th straight including Saturdayâ€™s Optimist Tournament championship and 12th in their last 15 matches.
Claire Olson came away with 18 kills, 11 digs and a block, Brenna Dieterle 13 kills and a block, Charlotte Huschka 11 digs and an ace, Bekah Peterson eight digs and three aces, Ellie Winter seven kills, Madison McDaniel four aces, and Sadie Klingenberg an ace.
For Jeff and Joe Bertus, brotherly love goes along with rodeo.
The brothers are both bull riders, and are good at it, too; both are ranked in pro rodeoâ€™s regional standings for the Dakotas, the Badlands Circuit, as No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
They grew up in Avon, S.D., with Jeff the elder brother by two years. After
the boys watched the movie â€śEight Seconds,â€ť featuring bull rider Lane Frost, they fell in love with the thought of bull riding.
â€śWe thought it was the coolest thing in the world,â€ť Joe said.
The Ayr Rifles Sportsmanâ€™s Club hosted an outside Field Target Match Saturday in the park in Ayr, N.D., on a sunny but blustery day when 29 shooters, youth and adults, participated in what is planned to be the first of many more Field Target matches in Ayr.
Eighth-seed Valley City welcomed ninth-seed Wahpeton for Tuesdayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Play-In, then showed the Huskies the door with a 4-1 win.
â€śWeâ€™re riding this all the way to State,â€ť Sam Jenson said.
Valley City goes from fightinâ€™ and survivinâ€™ to stayinâ€™ alive as they challenge No. 1 Grand Forks Central at 10 a.m. Thursday. Junior varsity hosts Jamestown at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
5 Star Bucking Bulls/Christensen Trucking won three of four games against YO 11
Tavern 94 won three of four games against K&S Carpet Cleaning
Enterprise and City Lights split, 2-2
J&S Marketing split with Pizza Corner, 2-2
High Team Game
K&S Carpet Cleaning 1,124
High Team Series
J&S Marketing 3,136
High Indiv. Game
Jim Korf 247
High Indiv. Series
Jim Korf 692
Fairhill Properties won all four against a ghost
Dazey Auto Body won three of four against Bettinâ€™s Greenhouse
Farmers Union Insurance won three of four against Dacotah Bank
High Indiv. Game
Cheryl Olson 202
High Indiv. Series
Janell Becker 460
High Team Game and Series
Fairhill Properties 740 and 2087
Cheryl Olson 158
Jeri Blaufuss 155
Janell Becker 151
Farmers Union 9-3
Fairhill Properties 9-3
Dazey Auto Body 8-4
Dacotah Bank 5-7
Hi-Liner volleyball became Valley City Optimist Tournament champions for the first time on Saturday with six sweeps in seven matches, after which senior middle hitter Claire Olson made the Optimist Tournament Team.
Valley City defeated Northern Cass, 2-0 (25-13, 25-19).
Valley City defeated Carrington, 2-0 (25-19, 25-18).
Valley City defeated Oakes, 2-0 (25-18, 25-22).
Valley City defeated Sargent Central, 2-1 (23-25, 25-20, 15-10).
Valley City def. Mayville-Portland CC 2-0 (25-19, 25-22).
Valley City defeated Larimore, 2-0 (25-18, 25-18).
Nate Rodriguez and Lucas Jury ran for touchdowns and Jared Lentz threw another against No. 3 Wahpeton at home on Friday night, but this one was for the dogs as Husky junior quarterback Carson Zarak threw two scores and ran for three more in a 42-18 win.
Valley City opened with a 70-yard drive that Rodriguezâ€™s four-yard touchdown run completed, but Wahpeton junior running back Tyler Wohlers picked up three yards for a score, Zarak one yard for another with senior wide receiver Zach Bellmoreâ€™s two-point catch, and a 14-6 lead through the first stanza.
Mikaylah Ross and Casey Engelhard both had eighth-place finishes in their varsity races at the Valley City Bill Jansen Blue White Invite Cross Country Meet. The conditions turned windy, rainy, and sloppy for the varsity races, but still some decent times were posted on the day.
That South Border Kuntz kid sure plays a mean football.
One-hundred eighty-five pound senior running back Brayden Kuntz scored two of his four touchdowns in the span of a minute in the fourth quarter at LaMoureâ€™s Townsend Field on Friday to give the No. 5 Homecoming Region 1 rival Loboes their first loss, 32-26.