Archive - Sports Article
June 30th, 2014
Valley City Babe Ruth blew into wind-whipped Tornado Alley in Oakes, N.D., on Monday night, leading 12-0 after three District innings for a 14-0 five-inning triumph before scoring six runs in the non-District fourth to take the closer, 6-1.
âThis game could have been close to the most complete game we have played all year,â said Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes of the opener. âFrom every aspect of the game we performed well, and did a lot of the little executing that needs to be done.â
Valley City State University menâs basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced on Friday that 6-foot-1-inch guard Marcus Weeks of Yuma, Ariz., has signed a letter of intent to attend Valley City State and play basketball for the Vikings this fall.
A three-year starter and Gila Ridge High Schoolâs leading scorer in 2013, his senior season, Weeks averaged 14.3 points, 5.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game as he helped Gila Ridge High School to a 17-11 record this season.
June 14 saw the very first Valley City Alumni Tennis Tournament that featured over 23 past players from teams including Valley City State varsity, the Valley City State Viking Club, Valley City High School, the Valley City Tennis Association and Valley City Parks and Recreation.
The final matches were not completed due to rain. Money raised from the event supports Valley Cityâs tennis programs and facilities.
Boomerâs/Wendelâs and IDK split; Boomerâs/Wendelâs won the first game, 5-4, and IDK won the second, 9-8
Frontier Fort defeated Tapps Lounge, 9-2 and 5-0
Allied Agronomy defeated Shadyâs, 15-2 and 19-3
7-5 Allied Agronomy
4-8 Frontier Fort
2-10 Tapps Lounge
Next week: Off for the 4th of July
Frontier Fort vs. Shadyâs
Boomerâs/Wendelâs vs Tapps Lounge
Dawson Dietrich and Garret Suhr threw back-to-back five-inning District one-hitters as Valley City Babe Ruth swept Wishek 12-0 and 14-0 Thursday night at Charlie Brown Field.
âThis was a good bounce-back for our boys today after a tough one yesterday [a 3-2 District loss at Napoleon],â Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. âBoth pitchers today did what they needed to do, and threw strikes with the lead they were given. Today was just one of those days at the plate where guys found spots where the defenders couldnât make a play on it.â
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
Twenty-two teams competed in June 21âs Viking Golf Scramble, hosted by the Viking Century Club, at Bjornson Park and the Valley City Town and Country Club.
The Scramble, one of the largest fundraisers for Valley City State student-athlete scholarships, featured sponsors including Dacotah Bank, Farmers Union Insurance, LaFarge, Miller Motors, Leevers Foods, Heritage, Valley Realty and Wick Construction.
The Championship Flight team of James Thornton, Steve Sedler, Cody Flatten, Jerod Satrom and Kory Klubben won with a 14-under score of 57.
9 a.m. Saturday at West Fargoâs Red River Valley Fair is a Run or Dye âYour City, Your Color, Your Voteâ Give Love World Tour 5K event, the first to offer five or more eco-friendly cornstarch dye stations with more colors added. Participants use a Run or Dye color voting widget to pick which colors they will adorn throughout the route.
After the event is the world-famous dye festival with a color explosion in a celebration of life, friendship, fitness and fun.
Single runner registration is $57. Team (four or more runners) registration is $52 at runordye.com.
Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms defeated Shadyâs, 10-4 and 12-4
Sanford/Looysen and Corner Bar split; Corner Bar won the first game, 8-2, Sanford/Looysen the second, 12-7
IDK/Buff Bar and FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern Machinery split; FCCU won the first game, 8-7, IDK/Buff Bar the second, 20-9
Streeter & Valley Plains Equipment split; Streeter won the first game, 16-6, VPE the second, 15-5
12-1 IDK/Buff Bar
11-2 Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms
LaMoure gave visiting Valley City trouble with multitudes of runners on base Tuesday night at Townsend Park, but eight Babe Ruth batters landed at least a hit in the 12-5 District win, as did seven in the 13-3 finisher, to complete the four-game season sweep.
âOur pitching wasnât as sharp as it has been, and we had for find ways to overcome it,â Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. âScoring in six of seven innings is one of those ways that we helped: it gave our pitchers some backing to know that we will come up with some runs to support them.â
Valley City Babe Ruthâs older contingent swept Linton 11-0 and 11-1 in Fridayâs District road games before seven runs in the fourth inning lifted the younger bunch to an 8-7 Fifth-Place Game comeback at the Enderlin Tournament on Saturday.
Babe Ruthâs junior coalition found themselves in Saturdayâs Fifth-Place Game after falling 7-3 to Enderlin and 11-1 to Northern Cass in Fridayâs Pool B action at Enderlinâs Hendrickson Field, âThe Palace on the Prairie.â