Valley City 14U No. 1 split with West Fargo in Casselton, N.D. on Monday, taking the first game 11-10 with Noelle Thompsonâ€™s big triple driving in two runs for the lead in the top of the seventh. McKenna Taylor pitched the win.
Kacee White picked up the loss in the second game, a 6-2 loss cut short in the fourth inning because it was too dark. White and Mackenzie Pederson scored in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 3-2, but West Fargo pulled away and Valley Cityâ€™s bats could not get going again.
Valley City 14U is at State in Grand Forks, N.D. this weekend.
Shiloh Christian guard Gabrielle Wilkinson and the 38th Lions Class B All-Stars avenged Tuesdayâ€™s 79-68 overtime loss, in which they squandered a 61-56 lead with 1:35 left in regulation at the Bismarck Civic Center, with Wednesdayâ€™s 59-51 win at the Fargo Civic Center.
Class B led 29-26 at halftime and encountered a familiar situation up 51-42 with 2:30 to go, but this time the edge was enough.
Lexia Nix, 11, of Valley City, N.D., bowled a 421 on Wednesday to miss the Girls U12 cut at 83rd in the Junior Gold Bowling Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. Matthew Lyter, 15, of Sanborn, N.D., turned in a 676 to fall short of the Boys U15 Top 50 qualifiers at 184th.
Nix rolled a 107 in Wednesdayâ€™s Game 9, an 86 in Game 10, a 110 in Game 11 and a 118 in Game 12 for a three-day total of 1,349, a three-day 112.42 average and a three-day -1,051 differential.
After weeks of poor Menâ€™s Day weather, golfers were very excited to get back to the course and swing the sticks. Bob Matthews started the day off with a long putt on Hole 1, and won a prize sponsored by Bank Forward. Pizza Ranch sponsored the Closest to the Pin contest on Hole 2, and it was claimed by Alex Bitz. Jamie Wirth took home the prize on Hole 3 for Closest Shot from Outside 50 Yards with an approach shot that settled nicely to the pin. Wirth continued his day with the Closest Second Shot on Hole 4, and won a prize sponsored by Taco Johnâ€™s.
Lexia Nix, 11, of Valley City, N.D., Matthew Lyter, 15, of Sanborn, N.D., and a record number of the countryâ€™s top bowlers opened the 2014 Junior Gold Bowling Championships on Monday in Buffalo, N.Y.
Nix qualified for Junior Golds in second at 722 behind U12 Girls champion Kaelyn Bergâ€™s 733 at May 3-4â€™s North Dakota State Pepsi Championships at Sunset Lanes 2014in Moorhead, Minn. Lyter took second with a 1,204 behind U15 winner Logan Dalbolâ€™s 1,258.
Dierra Diegel scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting, went 3-for-3 from the line and pulled down eight rebounds as the 38th Lions Class A Girls Basketball All-Stars erased a five-point deficit with 1:35 left, forced overtime and cruised to a 79-68 win Tuesday at the Bismarck Civic Center.
â€śItâ€™s an honor,â€ť said Diegel, the 5-foot-10-inch Hi-Liner forward who practiced with Bismarck Century head coach Ron Metz and Class A twice on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. â€śI donâ€™t remember the last time someone from Valley City was selected.â€ť
Dawson Dietrich, Garret Suhr and Valley City Babe Ruth held Steele scoreless through six combined innings at home on Monday, setting the scoreboard ablaze to claim July 19-22â€™s top District 6 Tournament seed with a 10-0, five-inning District romp and a 21-2, five-inning District season-ending demolition.
â€śWe played some pretty good baseball today,â€ť Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śBoth pitchers struggled in their first innings, but then settled in with the lead that they were given.â€ť
Legion Post 60 led Harvey 3-0 through two League innings Friday at Charlie Brown Field until Harvey came alive for an 8-4, eight-hit win, the momentum from which they carried over to take the non-Leaguer, 8-0.
â€śWe had a couple bobbles, and when we did have errors they scored on them,â€ť said Jesse Johnson of Post 60â€™s six-errors-to-two League affair.
Grafton led Saturdayâ€™s home League game 8-0 after five, but Post 60 scored six straight runs in an ill-fated comeback to fall 8-6.
Post 60 harnessed the inspiration from late in the League game to finish
Defense prevailed in Sundayâ€™s 41st annual North Dakota 11-Man Shrine Bowl as the West held the East â€” featuring Valley City graduates Jesse Hass and Dustin Lindgren, and Maple Valley/Enderlin graduate Dylan Claus â€” out of the end zone in a 21-2 triumph at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D.