Archive - Sports Article
October 1st, 2014
The Hi-Liner Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce that Barb Bjorum, Jeff Boschee, Justin âDiggerâ Johnson and Nate Keller are the induction class of 2014.
This group of three individuals and one coach will be recognized during the VCHS Homecoming Parade and the Homecoming Football Game on Friday Oct. 10.
Bjorum coached varsity gymnastics for 15 years at Valley City High School, and had a positive influence on lives of numerous young ladies. Bjorum started her coaching career during the 1976-77 season, only the third year of the gymnastics program at VCHS.
Varsity bowling, featuring Barnes County Northâs Laine Schwehr, Austin Lura and Collin Lura, and Valley Cityâs Sam Coit, Drew Oberlander, Levi Nix and Matthew Lyter, opened with their first match against the West Fargo Stars and took an early lead through two games, 200-167 and 159-156, but dropped the next two, 180-174 and 206-193.
Valley kept it tight through the first eight frames of the deciding game with Oberlanderâs strike and Lyterâs subsequent strike and nine-pin count in the 10th, giving Valley an eight-pin lead and the match.
[Photo courtesy of Jessica Lammle]
Randy Compson of Valley City, who has raced at Pierre, S.D.âs Oahe Speedway with his family for many years, is your Pro Class points champion this season.
Valley Cityâs Running Buddies, coached by the Hi-Liner cross country team, raced at the one-mile Elementary Cross Country Meet at Chautuqua Park on Sept. 22.
1. Stephanie Hoffarth 8:02
2. Carly Goven 8:09
3. Karina Olson 9:45
4. Gianna Stangeland 10:38
5. Tyanna Judd 16:16
1. Abigail Gilbertson 8:52
2. Carmela Stangeland 12:01
1. Jack Ingstad 6:42
Sharon Michael and the Valley City junior high girls, and Mikaylah Ross and the varsity girls, came up winners with four new Hi-Liner new personal records in 80-degree temperatures and a south-southeast wind at Sept. 25âs Casselton, N.D. Meet.
âWhile the hot and humid weather took its toll on times, the team competed hard and had some outstanding places at this meet,â Hi-Liner head coach Brian Engelhard said. âIndividual girls who ran really well and stood out were Jessica Ronning, as well as two that were running in their first varsity races, Mikayla Wolla and Eliza Schueneman.â
No. 8 Valley City, fresh off Sept. 22âs 4-1 home play-in defeat of No. 9 Wahpeton, entered Sept. 25âs Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament at Grand Forks, N.D.âs Choice Health and Fitness and fell 5-0 to No. 1 Red River in the first round and 5-0 to No. 5 Fargo Davies in consolation.
Red River beat No. 4 West Fargo, 4-1, then defeated Central, who also advanced to State, for the championship.
Dalton Ondracek, who made the All-EDC Team at tournament's end, qualified with Brandon Miller for the eighth East seed at Friday's State Doubles Tournament in Grand Forks.
Itâs good to be home.
After Hi-Liner junior varsityâs 42-6 loss in Wahpeton on Sept. 15 and Sept. 22âs game at Devils Lake that turned out to be a match against the freshman team as the Firebird platoon took on Carrington, Valley City returned home Monday, guest-officiated by athletic director Marty Bratrud, for a 42-6 handling of Kindred.
Valley City and Kindred were oft-flagged for what head coach Jim Breckheimer called âundisciplined penaltiesâ in a âgood, gritty win.â
âIf we clean that stuff up, there isnât anyone in the state who can beat you,â said coach Ty Allen.
If your defense builds it, Nate Rodriguez will break it.
Valley Cityâs 5-foot, 10-inch, 210-pound sophomore ran for 257 yards, scored three of his four rushing touchdowns in the first half and converted a two-point attempt in Fridayâs 52-7 win at Maple Valley/ Enderlinâs Homecoming in arboreal Buffalo, N.D.
â[Rodriguez] is physically stronger than each and every one of us,â said Falcon head coach Nathan Hoots, who urged low, aggressive tackles at halftime. âWe were dominating the line of scrimmage for the first eight minutes of the game, but that has not been the case since.â
Five-foot, eight-inch sophomore setter Jayda Haugen's 18 assists and four digs led Barnes County North to Thursday's 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-13) home sweep of Litchville-Marion-Montpelier.
Abby Undem notched five kills, five aces and five digs, Sam Wieland seven kills, four digs and three aces, Allison Klein five kills and four digs, Shelby Brown five kills and a block, Laura Limesand two assists.
Junior Jacey Alber's seven kills and a block, junior Morgan Gentzkow's eight assists, senior Rhandi Larson's eight digs and sophomore Cheyenne Elsner's ace powered Litchville-Marion/Montpelier.