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Carrington Knocks Out Babe Ruth

August 4, 2014

District 6 champion Valley City Babe Ruth’s back-and-forth State Tournament concluded Sunday with a 12-6 loss to District 2 champion Carrington after Friday’s 7-5 marquee comeback win over host District 2’s Sheyenne-New Rockford and Saturday’s hitless five-inning 19-2 drubbing at the hands of District 3 kings Park River.

State wraps up with Monday’s 1 p.m. championship game or a 3:30 p.m. title match if necessary.

Velva Boots Post 60 in Semifinals

August 4, 2014

If you’re here for the party, don’t leave until they throw you out, especially not until you’ve taken on the eventual Class A State champion and runner-up.

Legion Post 60’s clock struck midnight over the weekend as East No. 1 and State Tournament host Wahpeton took Friday’s four-inning 10-0 quarterfinal before West No. 4 Velva turned out the lights, 15-1, in Saturday’s five-inning consolation semifinal.

The Raven/Eagles ‘Dirty Birds’ Take Softball Title

August 1, 2014

The Raven/Eagles ‘Dirty Birds’ defeated Boomers Corner Keg, 9-2, in Monday’s quarterfinals, Captain’s Pub, 9-7, in Monday’s semifinal, and John Deere Seeding, 14-3, in Tuesday’s championship.

16U Opens Northern Nationals

August 1, 2014

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’s Wisconsin Xplozion.

Such results, however, can serve as tune-ups for Friday’s tournament.

Nothin' But a No. 4 Seed Thang: Post 60 Beats Watford City, Reaches State Quarterfinals

August 1, 2014

Upsets are unexpected for an East No. 4 seed, but Legion Post 60’s 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’s first to beat West No. 3 Watford City, 7-4.

Post 60 Powers Past Beulah

July 30, 2014

East No. 4 seed Legion Post 60 opened Wednesday’s 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.

“It was frickin’ awesome,” 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.

National Anthem Girl Coming to North Dakota

July 28, 2014

Janine Stange, known as ‘National Anthem Girl’ for her mission to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” in every state by Sept. 14 to honor national heroes and the song’s 200th anniversary, will check North Dakota, her 44th state, off the list by performing at Aug. 5’s 7:02 p.m. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks game.

July 22 and 23 Valley City Parks & Recreation Summer Youth Tennis Tournament Winners

July 28, 2014




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

Rebuilt 16U Softball Seeks Northern Championship

July 28, 2014

Valley City 16U softball heads to Bismarck, N.D.’s Northern Championships on Wednesday eager to prove that age isn’t everything.

Grafton Grounds Post 60 Comeback

July 28, 2014

Valley City Legion Post 60, guaranteed a spot in July 30’s Class A State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D. after Thursday’s 6-5 Regional win over Harvey, secured the East No. 4 seed with Saturday’s 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.

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