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September 2nd, 2014
Valley Cityâ€™s first win of the season, Tuesdayâ€™s 7-2 home defeat of Wahpeton, will really help them feel at home when Regionals rolls around.
â€śAfter a strong showing in Doubles, the Singles had me worried,â€ť Hi-Liner head coach Matt Nielson said. â€śNo. 1 and No. 3 Singles were both blowouts, but every other match had spots where the match could go either way. This is a big win for us as it gives us an opportunity to get out of the play-in match and guarantees us home court advantage in case we are in the play-in match.â€ť
Dalton Ondracek beat Kylar Jawaski, 6-1, 6-2.
Dalton Ondracek picked up a Singles win before he and Brandon Miller scored a Doubles win in Thursdayâ€™s non-conference trip to Jamestown, but the Blue Jays took the match, 7-2.
â€śWe have three new players to tennis this year who are playing Varsity: Riley Miller, Collin White and Hunter Burchill,â€ť Valley City head coach Matt Nielson said. â€ś[In] each match, these three played their best match to date. Iâ€™m impressed with all threeâ€™s attitudes, coachability and belief that they can win the next point.â€ť
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.
If you thought Valley City was in trouble at Dickinson on Friday night, you havenâ€™t met these Hi-Liners.
Down 14-0 in the second quarter of a game delayed by bus trouble, Valley City scored three times in the second half off three Midget fumbles and held for the upset at Dickinson Stateâ€™s Fisher Field.
â€śIt was guts, especially with a 2A team playing a 3A team,â€ť Hi-Liner head coach Scott Roehrich said. â€śThey manhandled us last year [a 48-0 Midget opener at Hanna Field], but these were not the same two teams playing as last year.â€ť
Hi-Liner cross country ran in the six-team VCSU Cross Country Meet on Friday and came away with several strong performances.
Eighth-grader Mikayla Wolla won the Girls Junior Varsity division as the JV girls took the title.
Mikaylah Ross won the girlsâ€™ varsity division race, and the girls placed 2nd as a team.
Casey Engelhard was again the Hi-Liner boys Varsity leader in sixth place as the team took third.
Jack Jordan ran a near-two-minute Junior Varsity personal record.
Valley City heads to Cooperstown on Saturday, Sept 6.
Girls JV 3k
In honor of Sept. 20â€™s National Gymnastics Day, TNT Kids Fitness & Gymnastics of Fargo, N.D. will host Open Gymnastics Day for children of all abilities, ages five to 14, with one-hour sessions at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Each athleteâ€™s goal is to complete or attempt every station â€” rings, a rock wall, a run and jump into a pit, tumbling, pull-ups, handstands, trampoline jumps and a balance beam â€” and fill out a gymnastics punch card.
Valley City boys tennis ventured to Grand Forks on Tuesday to face umpteen-time defending State champion Red River in a match that the Roughriders took, 9-0, but greatness is wrought with formidable opponents.
â€śRed River looks as dominant as ever,â€ť Valley City head coach Matt Nielson said. â€śThey will be the overwhelming favorites to win the State tournament this year, and deservedly so.â€ť
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Go Far Woman, a women-only running event that held its inaugural race on Aug. 24, 2013, in Fargo, returned on Saturday with over 1,400 finishing in the four events, including participants from Valley City, listed below.
Go Far Woman celebrates the strength, perseverance and courage of women of all ages, types and athletic abilities, and raises money for the Essentia NICU with Newt Running, an organization formed in honor of the late Dr. Renee Schwandt.
Valley City Finishers
3. Alyssa Tait 1:35:33
34. Deb Beilke 1:51:09
Valley City State University and the VCSU Booster Board will be hosting tailgating and the Nodak Mutual Fan Zone prior to Thursdayâ€™s home football game against University of Jamestown.
Tailgating and the Nodak Mutual Fan Zone start at 4 p.m. Thursday and are free. The Viking Booster Board will be serving food during tailgating for a free-will donation.
The Nodak Mutal Fan Zone is a family-friendly event that will have games and prizes for all ages, including a football toss and inflatable games.
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.