East No. 3 Enderlin-Maple Valleyâ€™s Class B State run in Minot took a turn for the dramatic with Fridayâ€™s 16-14 loss to defending champion East No. 5 Central Cass â€” in which the Falcons nearly rallied from a 7-2 deficit â€” and Saturdayâ€™s sixth-inning sac fly that gave West No. 1 Westhope/Newburg/Bottineau the 1-0 Third-Place Game win.
â€śItâ€™s not the outcome we wanted, but Iâ€™m sure it was a good pair of games for the fans,â€ť said Falcon assistant coach Neva Hamre on Saturday. â€śItâ€™s hard to play the next day after a game like that.â€ť
Valley City State womenâ€™s basketball coach Jill DeVries announced on May 22 that Fairmount-Campbell-Tintah senior Paige Meyer has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Vikings.
Meyer, a 5-foot, 2-inch shooting guard, averaged 10 points, three steals and two assists per game this season as she helped FCT to a 22-3 record and a North Dakota Region 1 runner-up finish. The Rebels won back-to-back District 1 championships in her junior and senior years, and took fourth place in Region 1 last year.
Dustin Miller led all Valley City golfers with an 80 as the team finished seventh at 338 for four team points in Wednesdayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament at Wahpetonâ€™s Bois de Sioux Golf Course.
West Fargo senior Riley Johnson finished with a 72 for his sixth first-place finish in eight meets this season, and his fifth in a row. A 307 Packer team total notched their fourth event win and their second in a row.
â€śWe canâ€™t even use the weather as an excuse,â€ť said junior Jared Lentz of the team result on an 82-degree day.
Valley City State sophomore Jessica Meland, of Harvey, N.D., competed in her first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Womenâ€™s Hammer Throw Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., on May 15, where she fouled on her first and third attempts but landed 24th place on her second throw, which sailed 45.33 meters (148 feet, 9 inches).
Melandâ€™s 45.33 meters was shy of her personal-best 50.29 meters (165 feet) set at the Northern State Open on April 18.
A pair of untimely hits derailed No. 2 Valley Cityâ€™s plans for a second straight State appearance.
Fargo Davies freshman Mercedes Swansonâ€™s two-run eighth-inning double lifted her No. 6 Eagles to a 2-0 semifinal upset on Friday, then Shanley senior Marissa Schonsâ€™s two-run double in the seventh scored two for the No. 4 Deaconsâ€™ 2-1 State Qualifier comeback on Saturday.
Hi-Liner junior Clarissa Olson and 8th-grader Reagan Ingstad are State Tennis Doubles runner-ups after vanquishing East champion Grand Forks Red River freshman Maddie Anderson and junior Alexis Caoili 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in the semifinal, and falling 6-2, 6-2 in the title match to West champion Bismarck St. Maryâ€™s seniors Alicia Beck and Mary Roller.
Diamond 8 Valley Plains Equipment defeated Corner Bar, 28-13 and 15-2.
Diamond 9 IDK/Buff defeated Streeter, 10-2 and 11-10.
Diamond 10 Shadyâ€™s defeated Sanford/Looysen, 13-2 and 16-0.
Diamond 11 FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern took the first game 10-2, Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing the second, 12-8.
BYE Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms.
4-0 IDK/Buff Bar
5-1 FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern Machine
3-1 Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms
3-1 Valley Plains Equipment
4-2 Shadyâ€™s II
3-3 Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing
0-6 Corner Bar
Valley City Thunder Football registration enters its 14th year and registers on a first-come, first-serve basis for Fall 2014 5th- and 6th-graders interested in participating in organized tackle football.
1. Mail a completed Thunder Football Registration Form with a check to
PO Box 13
Valley City, ND 58072
2. Turn in a completed Thunder Registration date on Wednesday, May 21 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Hi-Liner Activities Center (HAC) lobby
Thunder Footballâ€™s registration deadline is June 30.