Archive - Sports Article
June 16th, 2014
The Valley City State University Booster Board will host the 18-hole Viking Golf Scramble, one of the athletic departmentâ€™s major annual scholarship fundraisers, which takes place Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Valley City Town and Country Club and Bjornson Park.
Hole contests with prizes, and Hole-in-One contests sponsored by Miller Motors and Farmers Union, can be won throughout. All participants will receive entry prizes and dinner.
1st: Chad Kornovich, Milaca, Minn. (Truck: â€śMudslingerâ€ť) $3,000 and trophy
2nd: Tony Sell, Ogilvie, Minn. $1,000
3rd: Dustin Ramocher, Milaca, Minn. (Truck: â€śRecklessâ€ť) $500
4th: Chad Kornovich, Milaca, Minn. (Truck: â€śBare Bonesâ€ť) $250
1st: Kelly Kopp, Leonard, N.D. $300 and trophy
2nd: Bryan Bertsch, Oakes, N.D. $150
3rd: Jesse Hass, Valley City, N.D. $75
1st: Sawyer Markel, Cooperstown, N.D. $200 and trophy
2nd: Mike Wadeson, Valley City, N.D. $100
3rd: Jeff Richman, Tower City, N.D. $50
Valley City Babe Ruth beat Lisbon twice on the road Thursday night, coming back from a 9-5 fourth-inning deficit for a nine-inning 12-9 District win and surviving a three-run third frame in the 6-3 non-District finisher.
â€śWe didnâ€™t come out playing our best,â€ť Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śWe were just kind of going through the motions and not putting anything really into it. We left too many runners on base and didnâ€™t execute some of the little things that we need to be doing.â€ť
Valley City led 2-0 after two District innings on Justin Mansonâ€™s inside-
Drew Oberlanderâ€™s third-inning single had Valley City Babe Ruth up 3-2 in Sundayâ€™s Pizza Corner Classic championship, but Carringtonâ€™s two-run single in the fourth sparked an 8-4 trophy triumph.
â€śWe didnâ€™t play our best baseball and, when youâ€™re playing a good team like Carrington, if you donâ€™t play well, you wonâ€™t beat a good team,â€ť Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śWe made too many mistakes
out there: fielding errors, throwing errors, pitching errors, and Carrington, being the good team they are, took advantage of them.â€ť
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Chase Carpenter allowed only three hits through seven innings and Jake Miller struck down runner after runner at the plate Thursday night, but Devils Lake scored three runs on two seventh-inning Legion Post 60 errors to turn a 1-0 lead into a 4-0 District win.
Devils Lake continued in the non-District follow-up for a 12-3 margin.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
Retired Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Detroit Lions tight end Pete Mitchell (left) met and discussed leadership with Talon Larson (right) and Valley City football players at June 7â€™s NFL High School Player Development reading program event at the Valley City/Barnes County Library.
Sam Jenson pitched Valley City Babe Ruthâ€™s second no-hitter in as many games and led the offense in Tuesday nightâ€™s 18-0, 19-hit District win over host Edgeley.
â€śAgain we had another great pitching performance,â€ť Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śJenson improved from his last outing and found some things that worked and kept up with them. Our offense came out little sluggish in the first two innings; we talked and changed our approach and rattled off base hit after base hit. Itâ€™s always nice to put up that many hits in a game.â€ť
The Minnesota Twins offer free youth baseball and softball clinics at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21 at Hendrickson Field, 205 Grand Avenue in Enderlin, N.D., or â€” in the case of inclement weather â€” at Enderlin High School Gymnasium, 407 Bluff Street.
Clinics, focusing on hitting, fielding and throwing, are open to boys and girls from six to 16 years of age, and are divided into two 90-minute sessions, the first for 6- to 9-year-olds and the second for 10- to 16-year-olds. Parents are encouraged to participate.
Drew Oberlander drove home five runs and scored two more in Mondayâ€™s 16-2 five-inning District win over Oakes, then Riley Millerâ€™s two-walk, four-strikeout no-hitter highlighted a three-inning 12-0 non-District nightcap.
â€śIt was great to see the boys aggressive early in the contest,â€ť Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śRiley did what has become expected of Riley to do: he just pitched strikes and let our defense help him out.â€ť
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Jamestown took the first of Fridayâ€™s non-conference games from Valley City Babe Ruth at Charlie Brown Field before the second contest, tied 3-3 in the third inning, was cut short due to rain.
Valley City led 2-0 after two innings in the primer but came up with only three hits. Jamestown scored five runs in the third and nine in the fourth â€” most unearned despite serviceable Valley City pitching â€” to close out the game in four innings.
Rylee Bjork picked up two hits and a run while pitching three innings on five hits, seven runs allowed, four walks and five strikeouts.