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Fargo Force Announces Preseason and Home Opener

August 14, 2014

The Fargo Force announce a 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 pre-season game against the Sioux Falls Stampede at Scheels Arena.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for youth (12 and under) and for all 2014-15 season ticket holders.

Single game tickets for 2014-15 go on sale at 11 a.m. Aug. 19, and range from $9.95 to $25.95 in advance with a $3 extra per-ticket charge if purchased on the day of a game, and a $2 facility fee per single game ticket purchased.

Valley City Tennis Association Summer League Champions

August 5, 2014

Valley City Tennis Association Summer Tennis League champions for this year are American Family Insurance with a 6-0 match record.

Second place was Young People’s Healthy Heart Program at 3-3. Third place went to EAC Consulting at 2-4, and fourth place was the VCSU Viking Club Tennis team at 1-5.

Gabels Compete at New York World Horseshoe Tourney

August 5, 2014

Close, really close — no World titles this year, but a lot of fun competing for one. Wilbur Gabel and two of his grandsons, Cameron, 15, and his brother Noah, 11, all from Valley City, N.D., traveled to Hamburg, N.Y. last week to participate in this year’s 2014 National Horseshoe Pitching Association (NHPA) World Tournament.

Both Wilbur and Noah won World titles in the past.

Gulman, Hooper Take 40th Opdahl Golf Tournament

August 5, 2014

The 40th annual Gaylen Opdahl Golf Tournament was held at the Valley City Country Club on Aug 1, the field of which included golfers from five states and Canada.

Eighty-seven golfers participated in the five-person scramble, and Dick Gulman and Ralph Hooper took the tournament.

Jan Beauchman, Jim Retterath and Nate Zerface shot 18-under-par 54s.

Second place went to Tim Sorenson and Dewey Magnuson.

Dex Manley, Matt Sorenson and Randy Earles shot 15 under par.

First place in the first flight went to Bob Bergan, Doug Bergan and Ken Dodd.

Men's Day Heats Up

August 5, 2014

Valley City Town and Country Club held their Men’s Day on July 17 as temperatures were on the rise. The Longest Putt of the Day, sponsored by Bank Forward, went to Jamie Wirth. The Pizza Ranch Closest to the Pin contest on Hole 2 was won by Doug Bergan. TJ Hansen claimed the prize on Hole 3 for Closest Shot Outside of 50 Yards, sponsored by the Valley City Town and Country Club. Club veteran Kerry Anderson continued his fine play and won the Closest Second Shot contest on Hole 4, sponsored by Taco John’s.

Fargo/Moorhead Ousts Valley City 16U at Northern Championships

August 4, 2014

Valley City 16U softball’s Northern Championship campaign concluded on Friday in Bismarck, N.D., with a five-inning 11-0 loss to Pool A’s No. 1 and to-be champion Brookings, S.D. Outlaws and a 9-3 defeat to Pool B’s No. 2 Fargo/Moorhead Blaze.

Brookings led 2-0 through an inning, 9-0 after two with the help of a three-RBI swing, and 10-0 through three. Valley City loaded the bases in the fifth but could not convert.

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.

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