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July 17th, 2014
Lexia Nix, 11, of Valley City, N.D., bowled a 421 on Wednesday to miss the Girls U12 cut at 83rd in the Junior Gold Bowling Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. Matthew Lyter, 15, of Sanborn, N.D., turned in a 676 to fall short of the Boys U15 Top 50 qualifiers at 184th.
Nix rolled a 107 in Wednesdayâ€™s Game 9, an 86 in Game 10, a 110 in Game 11 and a 118 in Game 12 for a three-day total of 1,349, a three-day 112.42 average and a three-day -1,051 differential.
After weeks of poor Menâ€™s Day weather, golfers were very excited to get back to the course and swing the sticks. Bob Matthews started the day off with a long putt on Hole 1, and won a prize sponsored by Bank Forward. Pizza Ranch sponsored the Closest to the Pin contest on Hole 2, and it was claimed by Alex Bitz. Jamie Wirth took home the prize on Hole 3 for Closest Shot from Outside 50 Yards with an approach shot that settled nicely to the pin. Wirth continued his day with the Closest Second Shot on Hole 4, and won a prize sponsored by Taco Johnâ€™s.
Lexia Nix, 11, of Valley City, N.D., Matthew Lyter, 15, of Sanborn, N.D., and a record number of the countryâ€™s top bowlers opened the 2014 Junior Gold Bowling Championships on Monday in Buffalo, N.Y.
Nix qualified for Junior Golds in second at 722 behind U12 Girls champion Kaelyn Bergâ€™s 733 at May 3-4â€™s North Dakota State Pepsi Championships at Sunset Lanes 2014in Moorhead, Minn. Lyter took second with a 1,204 behind U15 winner Logan Dalbolâ€™s 1,258.
Dierra Diegel scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting, went 3-for-3 from the line and pulled down eight rebounds as the 38th Lions Class A Girls Basketball All-Stars erased a five-point deficit with 1:35 left, forced overtime and cruised to a 79-68 win Tuesday at the Bismarck Civic Center.
â€śItâ€™s an honor,â€ť said Diegel, the 5-foot-10-inch Hi-Liner forward who practiced with Bismarck Century head coach Ron Metz and Class A twice on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. â€śI donâ€™t remember the last time someone from Valley City was selected.â€ť
Dawson Dietrich, Garret Suhr and Valley City Babe Ruth held Steele scoreless through six combined innings at home on Monday, setting the scoreboard ablaze to claim July 19-22â€™s top District 6 Tournament seed with a 10-0, five-inning District romp and a 21-2, five-inning District season-ending demolition.
â€śWe played some pretty good baseball today,â€ť Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śBoth pitchers struggled in their first innings, but then settled in with the lead that they were given.â€ť
Legion Post 60 led Harvey 3-0 through two League innings Friday at Charlie Brown Field until Harvey came alive for an 8-4, eight-hit win, the momentum from which they carried over to take the non-Leaguer, 8-0.
â€śWe had a couple bobbles, and when we did have errors they scored on them,â€ť said Jesse Johnson of Post 60â€™s six-errors-to-two League affair.
Grafton led Saturdayâ€™s home League game 8-0 after five, but Post 60 scored six straight runs in an ill-fated comeback to fall 8-6.
Post 60 harnessed the inspiration from late in the League game to finish
Defense prevailed in Sundayâ€™s 41st annual North Dakota 11-Man Shrine Bowl as the West held the East â€” featuring Valley City graduates Jesse Hass and Dustin Lindgren, and Maple Valley/Enderlin graduate Dylan Claus â€” out of the end zone in a 21-2 triumph at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Shadyâ€™s defeated Frontier Fort 13-10 & 11-1
Boomers/Wendels defeated Tapps Lounge 7-6 and 17-0
IDK defeated Allied Agronomy 11-1 & 13-6
7-7 Allied Agronomy
4-10 Frontier Fort
2-12 Tapps Lounge
Boomers/Wendels vs Shadyâ€™s
Allied Agronomy vs Frontier Fort
Tapps Lounge vs IDK
Hi-Liner graduates Jesse Hass and Dustin Lindgren join Enderlin/Maple Valley graduate defensive end Dylan Claus on the 11-Man Football East Team in Sundayâ€™s 41st annual, WDAY TV-broadcasted North Dakota Shrine Bowl, 4 p.m. at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D.
Hass, an offensive lineman, was First Team All-Region and First Team All-State, and became Valley Cityâ€™s Most Valuable Offensive Lineman and a Large Dairy Queen Blizzard Award winner â€” for having performed a pancake block this season â€” at Nov. 24, 2013â€™s Hi-Liner Football Award Ceremony.
Nate Rodriguez pitched seven District innings for 15 strikeouts and batted 3-of-3 Thursday as Valley City Babe Ruth took 6-2 revenge on Napoleon for June 17â€™s road loss.
â€śIt was a good win for us, especially to make up for that loss out in Napoleon,â€ť Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śWe struck out too many times at the plate and left a few to many guys on base, but came through with some clutch hits and picked up a good win.â€ť
Napoleon dynamite pitching held Valley City hitless in the three-inning, 4-0 non-District finisher.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.