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August 3rd, 2014
District 6 champion Valley City Babe Ruth‚Äôs back-and-forth State Tournament concluded Sunday with a 12-6 loss to District 2 champion Carrington after Friday‚Äôs 7-5 marquee comeback win over host District 2‚Äôs Sheyenne-New Rockford and Saturday‚Äôs hitless five-inning 19-2 drubbing at the hands of District 3 kings Park River.
State wraps up with Monday‚Äôs 1 p.m. championship game or a 3:30 p.m. title match if necessary.
If you‚Äôre here for the party, don‚Äôt leave until they throw you out, especially not until you‚Äôve taken on the eventual Class A State champion and runner-up.
Legion Post 60‚Äôs clock struck midnight over the weekend as East No. 1 and State Tournament host Wahpeton took Friday‚Äôs four-inning 10-0 quarterfinal before West No. 4 Velva turned out the lights, 15-1, in Saturday‚Äôs five-inning consolation semifinal.
The Raven/Eagles ‚ÄėDirty Birds‚Äô defeated Boomers Corner Keg, 9-2, in Monday‚Äôs quarterfinals, Captain‚Äôs Pub, 9-7, in Monday‚Äôs semifinal, and John Deere Seeding, 14-3, in Tuesday‚Äôs championship.
Valley City 16U softball endured a rough Thursday of pool play at the Northern National Championship in Bismarck, N.D., falling 14-0 in four innings to the Dakota Fury of Sioux Falls, S.D., and 12-2 to Muscoda‚Äôs Wisconsin Xplozion.
Such results, however, can serve as tune-ups for Friday‚Äôs tournament.
Upsets are unexpected for an East No. 4 seed, but Legion Post 60‚Äôs filling that demand.
Valley City, on the roll that head coach Kyle Roelfsema envisioned entering Regionals in Grafton, N.D., took down a second paper giant in as many days on Thursday at the Class A State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D.
A day after overthrowing West No. 1 Beulah, 10-8, despite trailing 7-3 through a frame, Post 60 put up five runs in Thursday‚Äôs first to beat West No. 3 Watford City, 7-4.
East No. 4 seed Legion Post 60 opened Wednesday‚Äôs Class A State Tournament at John Randall Field in Wahpeton, N.D. in comeback fashion.
Up 3-0 halfway through the first inning and down 7-3 to end it, Post 60 reclaimed an 8-7 lead in the fifth and held on for a 10-8 upset of West No. 1 Beulah.
‚ÄúIt was frickin‚Äô awesome,‚ÄĚ said Jordan Magnuson, who batted 1-for-3 with a run, a walk and an RBI.
Post 60 takes on West No. 3 Watford City, who beat East No. 2 Grafton, 10-6, Thursday at 5 p.m., broadcasted on 1490 AM KOVC and online at newsdakota.com.
Janine Stange, known as ‚ÄėNational Anthem Girl‚Äô for her mission to sing ‚ÄúThe Star Spangled Banner‚ÄĚ in every state by Sept. 14 to honor national heroes and the song‚Äôs 200th anniversary, will check North Dakota, her 44th state, off the list by performing at Aug. 5‚Äôs 7:02 p.m. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks game.
Singles Tournament July 22
Girls 6-8 Singles
1. Breck Sufficool
2. Keira Jankowski
3. Kaidence Harstad
4. Abigail Redfearn
5. Kailee Nielson
Boys 6-8 Singles
1. Will Schwehr
2. Matthew Lahlum
3. Derek Shape
4. Sam Meyer
5. John Olson
Girls 9-10 Singles
1. Asia Barnett
2. Trinity Nelson
3. Hadlee Mathias
4. Madelyn Knight
5. Bryn Didier
Boys 9-10 Singles
1. John Lahlum
2. Jay Kupitz
3. Ethan Bear
4. Treylan Cope
5. Ethan Miller
Girls 11-12 Singles
1. Sharon Michael
2. Allysen Mathias
Valley City 16U softball heads to Bismarck, N.D.‚Äôs Northern Championships on Wednesday eager to prove that age isn‚Äôt everything.
Valley City Legion Post 60, guaranteed a spot in July 30‚Äôs Class A State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D. after Thursday‚Äôs 6-5 Regional win over Harvey, secured the East No. 4 seed with Saturday‚Äôs 4-2 consolation quarterfinal loss to Grafton.
Post 60 entered consolation after falling 10-2 to Wahpeton on Thursday.
Grafton forced Wahpeton into a second title game with a 3-1 win, but Wahpeton held on, 8-5, in the finisher.
Wahpeton goes to State No. 1, Grafton No. 2 and Casselton No. 3.