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September 8th, 2014
Saturday was a great day to run for the Hi-Liners! Casey Engelhard celebrated his 18th birthday with his best performance of the season, finishing third out of 81 runners. He was in about 10th midway through the race, and then found another gear and picked off runners one by one with a strong finish.
Hanna Field is Devin Andersonâs world, and we are all witnesses to the Hi-Liner show.
Anderson ran for two touchdowns, snagged two third-quarter interceptions and returned one of them for six in Valley City junior varsityâs 36-8 Monday night trouncing of Maple Valley/Enderlin.
âOur line stepped up big, and we had Jake Hovland back from a concussion,â said Hi-Liner coach Aaron Heck of the Hi-Liners returning to strength in continuation of last yearâs 8-0 season.
Life is about making the most of your chances.
Trailing Dickinson Trinity 26-18 with 1:57 to play, AA No. 4 Valley City pulled off a 64-yard tying touchdown drive, capped by Nate Rodriguezâs one-yard touchdown and John Halgrimsonâs two-point right-side end-around with 1:09 left to force overtime.
Jared Lentz recovered a Titan fumble in the extra frame and scored on a one-yard keeper to seal Fridayâs Parents and National Guard Night win.
Valley City faced all-State talent-laden West Fargo in Thursdayâs 7-2 road loss, but such a challenge is just what a youthful team needs.
âMany positives today,â Valley City head coach Matt Nielson said. âWe focused on footwork yesterday and we were better today. We preached location on our shots and the players responded. The three pillars were not upheld to our high standard on Tuesday [a 7-2 home win against Wahpeton], but they were today.â
Dalton Ondracek lost to Brady Ballweber, 6-2, 6-0.
Brandon Miller lost to Kayan Farahmand, 6-0, 6-1.
Enderlin and Litchville-Marion/Montpelier traded points early and often in Thursdayâs first two sets in Montpelier, N.D., but, despite Rhandi Larsonâs eight digs and three kills, Eagle power prevailed in a 3-0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-13) win.
Jacey Alber and Morgan Smith spiked three kills, Cheyanne Elsner two.
Caitlin Miedema and Tierra Velure swooped for six digs, Elsner five, Alber and Morgan Gentzkow four, Danielle Eichele and Smith two.
Gentzkow hustled for four assists, Alber two, Elsner and Velure another each.
Elsner and Alber also came up with a block and an ace each.
A long touchdown pass in the final minutes at Lokken Stadium in Valley City on Thursday night gave the Barnes County Deputies a 49-47 win against the Valley City State Vikings, the Deputiesâ third triumph in as many years.
âThey used my strategy of putting every player on the field at once, so they won,â said Deputies coach J. Reed Anderson, a veritable leviathan in a sea of football knowledge. â[Viking coach and 1490 AM KOVC AM general manager] Tim Ost is wondering if heâll ever win one.â
Hi-Liner miscues and Arlana Prostâs 14 digs and six kills powered visiting Fargo Davies over Valley City, 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-12), in Tuesday nightâs Eastern Dakota Conference opener.
Davies led 11-7 and 22-15 in the first set, and the second set carried the trend with an early 12-4 Eagle lead.
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley Cityâs first win of the season, Tuesdayâs 7-2 home defeat of Wahpeton, will really help them feel at home when Regionals rolls around.
âAfter a strong showing in Doubles, the Singles had me worried,â Hi-Liner head coach Matt Nielson said. âNo. 1 and No. 3 Singles were both blowouts, but every other match had spots where the match could go either way. This is a big win for us as it gives us an opportunity to get out of the play-in match and guarantees us home court advantage in case we are in the play-in match.â
Dalton Ondracek beat Kylar Jawaski, 6-1, 6-2.
Dalton Ondracek picked up a Singles win before he and Brandon Miller scored a Doubles win in Thursdayâs non-conference trip to Jamestown, but the Blue Jays took the match, 7-2.
âWe have three new players to tennis this year who are playing Varsity: Riley Miller, Collin White and Hunter Burchill,â Valley City head coach Matt Nielson said. â[In] each match, these three played their best match to date. Iâm impressed with all threeâs attitudes, coachability and belief that they can win the next point.â
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.
If you thought Valley City was in trouble at Dickinson on Friday night, you havenât met these Hi-Liners.
Down 14-0 in the second quarter of a game delayed by bus trouble, Valley City scored three times in the second half off three Midget fumbles and held for the upset at Dickinson Stateâs Fisher Field.
âIt was guts, especially with a 2A team playing a 3A team,â Hi-Liner head coach Scott Roehrich said. âThey manhandled us last year [a 48-0 Midget opener at Hanna Field], but these were not the same two teams playing as last year.â