Archive - Sports Article
September 30th, 2014
Valley Cityâ€™s Running Buddies, coached by the Hi-Liner cross country team, raced at the one-mile Elementary Cross Country Meet at Chautuqua Park on Sept. 22.
1. Stephanie Hoffarth 8:02
2. Carly Goven 8:09
3. Karina Olson 9:45
4. Gianna Stangeland 10:38
5. Tyanna Judd 16:16
1. Abigail Gilbertson 8:52
2. Carmela Stangeland 12:01
1. Jack Ingstad 6:42
Sharon Michael and the Valley City junior high girls, and Mikaylah Ross and the varsity girls, came up winners with four new Hi-Liner new personal records in 80-degree temperatures and a south-southeast wind at Sept. 25â€™s Casselton, N.D. Meet.
â€śWhile the hot and humid weather took its toll on times, the team competed hard and had some outstanding places at this meet,â€ť Hi-Liner head coach Brian Engelhard said. â€śIndividual girls who ran really well and stood out were Jessica Ronning, as well as two that were running in their first varsity races, Mikayla Wolla and Eliza Schueneman.â€ť
No. 8 Valley City, fresh off Sept. 22â€™s 4-1 home play-in defeat of No. 9 Wahpeton, entered Sept. 25â€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament at Grand Forks, N.D.â€™s Choice Health and Fitness and fell 5-0 to No. 1 Red River in the first round and 5-0 to No. 5 Fargo Davies in consolation.
Red River beat No. 4 West Fargo, 4-1, then defeated Central, who also advanced to State, for the championship.
Dalton Ondracek, who made the All-EDC Team at tournament's end, qualified with Brandon Miller for the eighth East seed at Friday's State Doubles Tournament in Grand Forks.
Itâ€™s good to be home.
After Hi-Liner junior varsityâ€™s 42-6 loss in Wahpeton on Sept. 15 and Sept. 22â€™s game at Devils Lake that turned out to be a match against the freshman team as the Firebird platoon took on Carrington, Valley City returned home Monday, guest-officiated by athletic director Marty Bratrud, for a 42-6 handling of Kindred.
Valley City and Kindred were oft-flagged for what head coach Jim Breckheimer called â€śundisciplined penaltiesâ€ť in a â€śgood, gritty win.â€ť
â€śIf we clean that stuff up, there isnâ€™t anyone in the state who can beat you,â€ť said coach Ty Allen.
If your defense builds it, Nate Rodriguez will break it.
Valley Cityâ€™s 5-foot, 10-inch, 210-pound sophomore ran for 257 yards, scored three of his four rushing touchdowns in the first half and converted a two-point attempt in Fridayâ€™s 52-7 win at Maple Valley/ Enderlinâ€™s Homecoming in arboreal Buffalo, N.D.
â€ś[Rodriguez] is physically stronger than each and every one of us,â€ť said Falcon head coach Nathan Hoots, who urged low, aggressive tackles at halftime. â€śWe were dominating the line of scrimmage for the first eight minutes of the game, but that has not been the case since.â€ť
Five-foot, eight-inch sophomore setter Jayda Haugen's 18 assists and four digs led Barnes County North to Thursday's 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-13) home sweep of Litchville-Marion-Montpelier.
Abby Undem notched five kills, five aces and five digs, Sam Wieland seven kills, four digs and three aces, Allison Klein five kills and four digs, Shelby Brown five kills and a block, Laura Limesand two assists.
Junior Jacey Alber's seven kills and a block, junior Morgan Gentzkow's eight assists, senior Rhandi Larson's eight digs and sophomore Cheyenne Elsner's ace powered Litchville-Marion/Montpelier.
No. 8 Valley City, fresh off Mondayâ€™s 4-1 home play-in defeat of No. 9 Wahpeton, entered Thursdayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament at Grand Forks, N.D.â€™s Choice Health and Fitness, and fell 5-0 to No. 1 Red River in the first round and 5-0 to No. 5 Fargo Davies in consolation.
Red River beat No. 4 West Fargo, 4-1, then defeated Central, who will also advance to State, for the championship.
Red River 5, Valley City 0
Greg Wischer def. Sam Jenson, 6-0, 6-0.
Jake Kuhlman def. Evan Haglund, 6-0, 6-0.
Andrew Godon def. Dempsey Williams, 6-0, 6-0.
Valley City Public Schools announces that Dallas Dockter has been named the new head Hi-Liner boys basketball coach.
Dockter, in his 10th year as an educator in Valley City, teaches fourth grade at Washington School.
Dockter is a graduate of Wilton High School in North Dakota, attended the University of Jamestown and graduated with a degree in elementary education in 1995. Dockter also received his masters degree from the University of Jamestown in 2010.
Two-point Eastern Dakota Conference matches do not disappoint.
Valley City kept the first set close and stole the third on Code White night at the Hi-Liner Activities Center, but Red River kept their feet on the gas to snap the Hi-Linersâ€™ 11-match win streak, 3-1 (25-21, 25-14, 25-27, 25-10).
Claire Olson led all Hi-Liners with 20 kills, eight digs, two blocks and two aces, Red Riverâ€™s Mari Rustebakke all Roughriders with 29 assists and seven digs.