Archive - Sports Article
October 8th, 2012
FARGO â€” All season long, the Valley City football team has been one of the state's most dominant defensive teams, limiting opponents to an average of less than two touchdowns per game.
Friday night's game with Fargo Shanley was no different, as the Hi-Liner defense stopped nearly everything the defending state runner-up threw at it.
The only miscue came on a 90-yard reverse to the left side by Danny Stasch. It was the play that made the difference as the Hi-Liners fell 6-0 to the No. 2 ranked Deacons.
FARGO â€” In its run for a national championship last year, the North Dakota State University football team had only one hiccup â€” a 27-24 home loss to Youngstown (Ohio) State.
Saturday the No. 3 ranked Peguins again waddled into the Fargodome, but this year, it ended a bit differently. Instead, the top-ranked Bison got timely plays all over the field in a 48-7 rout.
"This one surprised me," NDSU coach Craig Bohl said after the game. "I felt like if we played well, we matched up with them, but nothing of this magnitude."
MONTPELIER â€” There are nights where things just click for a team.
Tuesday, the Maple Valley High School volleyball team had one of them.
With the exception of a short time early in the second set, the Raiders controlled the tempo of the game, from the serve to the net play, in a 25-6, 25-18, 25-15 road win over Litchville-Marion/Montpelier.
"They're finding their confidence and they're finding their level of play," Maple Valley coach Jessica Theurer said. "They're really coming around, and they need to this at time of the year."
Early on, the Raiders made the most of their serves.
ENDERLIN â€“ The undefeated Maple Valley/Enderlin football team held its perch on the the top of the Class A Region I standings 26-22 win over Northern Cass in its homecoming game Friday night.
The Falcons offense attacked from the air with passing team of quarterback Jordan Haseleu and wide receiver Austin Dixson and key defensive plays gave MVE the victory. The game went back forth throughout the fourth quarter and Falcon head coach Brett Kapaun said he was proud of his team's tenacity.
Every year in football, the center snaps a ball to his quarterback hundreds, if not thousands of times.
But as simple as it seemed late in Saturday's 39-28 loss to NCAA Division II South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, something went wrong for the Valley City State University football team.
The Vikings were in the middle of a drive following a touchdown by the Hardrockers that put VCSU down 32-28.
Of all the games a football team plays each year, there is rarely a non-playoff matchup that draws a crowd better than a homecoming game. But in the same vein, all excitement of the weekend comes with the possibility of distracting players.
But in Friday night's 40-13 homecoming win over Lisbon, the Valley City High School football team showed that it was all business.
Entering Thursday's match with Kindred, the Maple Valley High School volleyball team knew one of the Vikings' biggest threats was going to be Kellie Schmit.
"She's a very good player," Maple Valley coach Jessica Theurer said. "We just had to do our best to attack so they couldn't set her up."
It was a strategy that worked at times, but wasn't quite as potent as the Raiders hoped in their 25-15, 25-21, 25-13 loss to Kindred.
VC XC Does Well at Central Cass
Three teams from Valley City High School won team championships at the Casselton Invite Thursday.
The Hi-Liners got team championships from the junior varsity girls and boys and the varsity girls. The boys finished seventh of ten teams.
The varsity girls, who are missing Ruth Ihry, Mikaylah Ross and Amanda Starr to injury, were led by April Berntson, who took second place at 15:47. She was followed in by Barbara Zubrod, who took eighth in 16:40.
Casey Englehard led the boys with a sixth place finish in the varsity race finishing in 18:31.
Even though the high school volleyball season has been in session for just over a month, Valley City High School's schedule had yet to match the Hi-Liners up against a team that brought the ball a bit harder than normal.
That was until Tuesday, when the Hi-Liners struggled at times to close the gap in a 25-20, 25-16, 25-20 loss to West Fargo in front of a loud student section at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
VCSU Hall of Fame Banquet Friday
Tickets are on sale for the Valley City State University Hall of Fame banquet, which is being held Friday as part of the school's homecoming festivities.
The banquet is being held at the VCSU student center starting at 5 p.m. with a social hour. The banquet starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the athletic office. For more information call 845-7161 and ask for Deb.