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July 10th, 2014
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 Sundayâs 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 Cityâs 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, 2013âs 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 17âs road loss.
âIt was a good win for us, especially to make up for that loss out in Napoleon,â Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. âWe 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
Napoleon dynamite pitching held Valley City hitless in the three-inning, 4-0 non-District finisher.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
Valley Plains Equipment swept Sanford/Looysen I Care, 17-2 and 17-0
Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing swept Shadyâs II, 9-5 and 9-2
Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms and IDK/Buff Bar split; IDK won the first game, 15-1, and Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms took the second, 13-9
FCCU/Iverson Construction/Midwest Machine swept Corner Bar, 10-0 and 15-0
13-2 IDK/Buff Bar
12-3 Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms
11-4 FCCU/Iverson Construction/Midwestern Machine
10-5 Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing
The Raven/Eagles swept Captainâs Pub, 22-14 and 20-5
Boomers Corner Keg swept Elliott Farms, 8-5 and 9-6
NuBar/Christensen Trucking took the first game, 8-5 before John Deere Seeding took the second, 14-12
Hope Electric swept Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains, 16-4 and 5-3
John Deere Seeding 14-4
The Raven/Eagles 14-4
Hope Electric 12-6
Captainâs Pub 9-7
Boomers Corner Keg 9-9
Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains 7-11
NuBar/Christensen Trucking 4-11
Elliott Farms 1-17
A breeze of opportunity blew Tuesday at Mandan Memorial Ballpark as Nate Rodriguez of Valley City Babe Ruth, Jesse Johnson of Legion Post 60, and the rest of a collection of nearly 30 select reserves arrived for a nondescript 9 a.m. baseball tryout to which each received letters of invitation.
âIt was good,â Rodriguez said.
Legion Post 60 found balance in Tuesdayâs League game against visiting Casselton, stacking up 13 hits and allowing only two in a 9-4 win before Casselton scored eight runs between the fourth and fifth innings of the non-Leaguer for the 9-3 win.
âWeâre never going to be a team that doesnât hit the ball,â said Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema of Valley Cityâs aggressive attitude in the opener.
Post 60 completes the season series 2-1 against Casselton, having taken June 24âs League game 9-6 on the road before the non-League game was not completed with an 8-5 Casselton lead.
Nate Rodriguez and Jesse Johnson received invitation letters to Tuesdayâs major league tryout camp at the Mandan Memorial Ballpark in South Mandan, N.D.
Rodriguez, the upcoming sophomore of this summerâs Babe Ruth team, and Johnson, the to-be Enderlin-Maple Valley junior, of Legion Post 60, didnât see it coming.
âI had no idea it existed until I got the letter,â said Johnson, nervous and excited to partake in his first such event and to get his name out to scouts. âMaybe some scouts saw us at Babe Ruth State last year.â
Zach Doty, a 2014 Valley City High School graduate, received a Triple Crown trophy, sponsored by the North Dakota department of AmVets, for his 2013-14 Greco, Folk and Freestyle wrestling championships, at Valley Cityâs Veterans of Foreign Wars Club.
âItâs something the AmVets have done for years,â said Gary D. Schlagel, Commander of Willis W. Weber AmVets Post 3. âItâs quite an accomplishment. Anytime we can do anything for the youth and the community, itâs our way of recognizing them.â
Lisbon came out swinging and led 1-0 after a District inning Monday at Charlie Brown Field, but Valley City responded to finish a 17-7 win in the sixth on 18 total hits.
Down 7-1 midway through the non-District third and facing wind and rain from the northwest, Valley City tacked on seven runs in the home half for walk-off, three-inning 8-7 win.
âOur bats came alive for us today, and especially piling on hits from consecutive batters helped out,â Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. âOur middle five are really swinging some good sticks.â
Captainâs Pub swept Boomerâs Corner Keg, 16-6 and 16-1
Hope Electric swept NuBar/Christensen Trucking, 9-8 and 17-6
Elliott Farms took the opener from Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains, 8-4, but Boomers/Dakota Plains took the closer, 13-5
John Deere Seeding swept The Raven/Eagles, 15-5 and 14-3
Captainâs Pub swept NuBar/Christensen Trucking, 7-5 and 18-8
Boomerâs Corner Keg/Dakota Plains swept John Deere Seeding, 15-4 and 15-13
The Raven/Eagles swept Boomerâs Corner Keg, 11-10; 10-9
John Deere Seeding 13-3