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August 24th, 2014
Valley City Public Schools announces that Suzanne Fisher, a USA Gymnastics-certified coach with over 30 years of combined experience in dance, competitive cheer and gymnastics, is the new head Hi-Liner gymnastics coach.
Fisher enters her third year in the Hi-Liner Program, having spent her first two as an assistant coach with her husband, David Fisher. Suzanne Fisher is also the Valley City Twisters Gymnastics Club head coach of three years.
Jesse Johnson, Jake Miller and Ben Baasch got the call.
All three Valley City Legion Post 60 aces earned an invite to Dec. 27 - Dec. 30â€™s Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic at Mesa, Ariz.â€™s Gene Autry Sports Complex, the former spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Johnson, Miller and Baasch learned of their Classic qualifications just days after competing in Sundayâ€™s Dickinson, N.D., Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts, having been nominated by Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema.
University of Mary Athletic Training Student Association will host its first color run, the Color My Stride 5k, in support of the UMATSA organization and its 2014 charity partner Bentonâ€™s Hope on Saturday, Sept. 6.
Packet pick-up is 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start. Pre-registration is encouraged. T-shirt sizes are limited.
Legion Post 60â€™s Jesse Johnson, Jake Miller and Ben Baasch, sporting honorary attire, showed off their skills to scouts and college coaches in Sundayâ€™s Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts in Dickinson, N.D.
â€śCongratulations,â€ť Baseball Factory director Bryan Dunkel wrote in respective letters to Johnson, Miller and Baasch.
The Fargo Force announce a 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 pre-season game against the Sioux Falls Stampede at Scheels Arena.
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for youth (12 and under) and for all 2014-15 season ticket holders.
Single game tickets for 2014-15 go on sale at 11 a.m. Aug. 19, and range from $9.95 to $25.95 in advance with a $3 extra per-ticket charge if purchased on the day of a game, and a $2 facility fee per single game ticket purchased.
Valley City Tennis Association Summer Tennis League champions for this year are American Family Insurance with a 6-0 match record.
Second place was Young Peopleâ€™s Healthy Heart Program at 3-3. Third place went to EAC Consulting at 2-4, and fourth place was the VCSU Viking Club Tennis team at 1-5.
Close, really close â€” no World titles this year, but a lot of fun competing for one. Wilbur Gabel and two of his grandsons, Cameron, 15, and his brother Noah, 11, all from Valley City, N.D., traveled to Hamburg, N.Y. last week to participate in this yearâ€™s 2014 National Horseshoe Pitching Association (NHPA) World Tournament.
Both Wilbur and Noah won World titles in the past.
The 40th annual Gaylen Opdahl Golf Tournament was held at the Valley City Country Club on Aug 1, the field of which included golfers from five states and Canada.
Eighty-seven golfers participated in the five-person scramble, and Dick Gulman and Ralph Hooper took the tournament.
Jan Beauchman, Jim Retterath and Nate Zerface shot 18-under-par 54s.
Second place went to Tim Sorenson and Dewey Magnuson.
Dex Manley, Matt Sorenson and Randy Earles shot 15 under par.
First place in the first flight went to Bob Bergan, Doug Bergan and Ken Dodd.
Valley City Town and Country Club held their Menâ€™s Day on July 17 as temperatures were on the rise. The Longest Putt of the Day, sponsored by Bank Forward, went to Jamie Wirth. The Pizza Ranch Closest to the Pin contest on Hole 2 was won by Doug Bergan. TJ Hansen claimed the prize on Hole 3 for Closest Shot Outside of 50 Yards, sponsored by the Valley City Town and Country Club. Club veteran Kerry Anderson continued his fine play and won the Closest Second Shot contest on Hole 4, sponsored by Taco Johnâ€™s.
Valley City 16U softballâ€™s Northern Championship campaign concluded on Friday in Bismarck, N.D., with a five-inning 11-0 loss to Pool Aâ€™s No. 1 and to-be champion Brookings, S.D. Outlaws and a 9-3 defeat to Pool Bâ€™s No. 2 Fargo/Moorhead Blaze.
Brookings led 2-0 through an inning, 9-0 after two with the help of a three-RBI swing, and 10-0 through three. Valley City loaded the bases in the fifth but could not convert.