Archive - Sports Article
June 19th, 2014
Tony Piccalo is a new Valley City State assistant football coach, Viking head coach Dennis McCulloch announced Thursday.
Piccalo, a 2002 Valley City State graduate, was Cocoa Beach High School (Fla.)â€™s head coach for the last nine years. From 1998-2001, Piccaloâ€™s undergraduate years, Piccalo was a Viking student assistant coach.
â€śI had an outstanding time during my four years at VCSU,â€ť Piccalo said. â€śWe had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, and I really grew as a coach. The university and community have been a big part of my life.â€ť
IDK/Buff Bar swept Corner Bar, 8-3 and 8-1
Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms swept Sanford/Looysen, 20-0 and 18-4
Shadyâ€™s swept Valley Plains Equipment, 9-7 and 13-0
Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing defeated Streeter, 32-13 and 10-0
11-0 IDK/Buff Bar
9-2 Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms
8-3 FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern Machine
8-3 Shadyâ€™s II
8-5 Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing
4-9 Streeter Gackle
3-8 Valley Plains Equipment
1-10 Sanford/Looysen Eye Care
0-11 Corner Bar
Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg/Dakota Plains took game one 9-6, The Raven/Eagles
the second, 10-3
NuBar/Christensen Trucking swept Elliott Farms 10-9 and 21-11
Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg won the first game 16-12, Hope Electric the second 13-6
John Deere Seeding took the first game 17-4 before Captainâ€™s Pub won game two, 16-4
The Raven/Eagles 10-2
John Deere Seeding 9-1
Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg 7-3
Captainâ€™s Pub 5-5
Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg/Dakota Plains 4-8
Hope Electric 4-6
NuBar/Christensen Trucking 3-7
Elliott Farms 0-10
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