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September 11th, 2014
Enderlinâ€™s Eagles fly, but Maple Valleyâ€™s Raiders soar.
Thursdayâ€™s District 2-opening duel between two rivals separated by 36 miles had even less separation through three sets, but Raider resilience kept Maple Valley on top for a 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-17) RaiderDome sweep.
Maple Valley opened the first set up 16-13 and held on.
Enderlin jumped out 7-6 in the second, but leads of 16-12 and 23-18 gave Maple Valley the win.
An 11-11 tie started the third set, but Raider leads of 20-15 and 22-17 sparked the sweeping 25-17 win.
Senior outside hitter Rhandi Larson swooped for 11 digs, four aces, two kills and an assist at District 5 rival Midkota on Tuesday, but Litchville-Marion/Montpelier fell, 3-0.
Cheyanne Elsner was on the defensive with eight digs, four kills and an ace, Jacey Alber four kills, three digs, three blocks, an ace and an assist, Morgan Gentzkow six digs, four assists and an ace, Tierra Velure six digs, two aces and an assist, Caitlin Miedema five digs, Danielle Eichele four digs and an assist, Morgan Smith two aces and a dig.
Senior setter Katie Pautzâ€™s 13 assists, seven aces, six digs and four kills kept Maple Valley unbeaten in Tuesdayâ€™s 3-0 sweep of visiting Milnor.
Maple Valley beat Litchville/Marion-Montpelier, 3-0, in Aug. 29â€™s road match, Lisbon 3-2 at home on Sept. 2, and Barnes County North on the road, 3-0, on Sept. 4.
Sophomore 5-foot, 8-inch setter Jayda Haugen dished out 20 assists in Barnes County Northâ€™s District 5 match against visiting Ellendale on Tuesday, but Cardinal junior Isabel Wedellâ€™s 12 kills, two aces and a block led a narrow 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-23) win.
Abby Undem added eight kills, eight digs and a block for the Bison, Sam Wieland four digs, two kills, two blocks and an ace, Shelby Brown five kills and a block, Hannah Willson three aces and two kills, Allison Klein four digs and an ace, Nicole Traylor two kills and two aces, Lexi Rose two digs.
Bettinâ€™s Greenhouse won all four open matches
Dacotah Bank won three of four against Fairhill Properties
Dirty Johnnyâ€™s and Farmers Union Insurance split, 2-2
Individual High Game
Jeri Blaufuss 196
Individual High Series
Jeri Blaufuss 479
Team High Game
Team High Series
Dirty Johnnyâ€™s 2,006
Jeri Blaufuss 159, Cheryl Olson 152, Doris Weller 151
Fairhill Properties won all four against Bettinâ€™s Greenhouse
Farmers Union Insurance won all four open matches
Valley Cityâ€™s 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-20) loss at Fargo North on Sept. 4 was tough.
Tuesdayâ€™s loss to Fargo South was tougher.
Bruin 6-foot junior right side/setter Emily Stroupâ€™s 25 kills, 13 assists, 12 digs and a block overwhelmed Hi-Liner rallies in the second and third sets to deny Valley City their first Eastern Dakota Conference win, 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 26-24).
South opened the first set, 6-0, and held up against Valley Cityâ€™s surge.
Valley City led 10-9 in the second, but South held an edge of 15-10, 24-21, 24-22 and 24-23.
Back row, from left: LC Kjelland, Ryan Metcalf, Chad Lueck, Matt Klabo, Jordyn Heck, Jonathan Daluge and Danny Swenson.
Front row, from left: Erin Metcalf, Cynthia Klabo, Ali Sorenson, Krista Johnson, Jill Heck and Nicole Swenson.
Valley City Baseball Association and the Valley City High School athletic department announce the hiring of Jerry Bennefeld as Hi-Liner head varsity baseball coach.
Bennefeld played baseball for Waubonsee Junior College in Sugar Grove, Ill., and the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
Bennefeld has past experience coaching youth at all levels and works as an insurance agent for American Family Insurance in Valley City.
Bennefeld, his wife Kelly and their two children have resided in Valley City since 2004.
Saturday was a great day to run for the Hi-Liners! Casey Engelhard celebrated his 18th birthday with his best performance of the season, finishing third out of 81 runners. He was in about 10th midway through the race, and then found another gear and picked off runners one by one with a strong finish.
Hanna Field is Devin Andersonâ€™s world, and we are all witnesses to the Hi-Liner show.
Anderson ran for two touchdowns, snagged two third-quarter interceptions and returned one of them for six in Valley City junior varsityâ€™s 36-8 Monday night trouncing of Maple Valley/Enderlin.
â€śOur line stepped up big, and we had Jake Hovland back from a concussion,â€ť said Hi-Liner coach Aaron Heck of the Hi-Liners returning to strength in continuation of last yearâ€™s 8-0 season.