Edgeley-Kulm 5-foot, 6-inch junior libero Baylee Berg put the Rebels on her back with 35 assists and 29 digs in trading sets at Barnes County North on Tuesday night, but Jayda Haugenâ€™s 32 assists, 11 digs, two aces and a block helped the Bison secure the 3-2 (25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-6) District 5 win.
Turnover can be good for business, but not if your business is football.
Fargo Shanley ended five Hi-Liner drives with takeaways and lost a pair of fumbles at Hanna Field on Tuesday night, but it took a Deacon interception with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter to truly finish the Hi-Liners, 20-14.
â€śIt hurts me too because you played your hearts out,â€ť said Hi-Liner coach John Cunningham, who insisted that the superior team did not come out on top. â€śI want to play these guys again right now â€” if this doesnâ€™t motivate you for Saturday, I donâ€™t know what does.â€ť
Sometimes volleyball comes down to making fewer mistakes, as was the case Monday night when North Dakota Class B Maple Valley, the pride of Tower City, N.D., home to fewer than 300 people, hosted 6A Park Christian of Moorhead, Minn., a city of just over 39,000.
Maple Valley and Park Christian traded the first two sets, but Raider resilience came through to take the final two back-and-forth sets, 3-1 (25-14, 19-25, 25-19, 25-23).
Sharon Michael, Sophie Boe, Presley Curtis, Rebecca Thompson and Heather Fischer, Valley Cityâ€™s junior high girls who have done little but win this season, outran Fargo Shanley/Oak Grove by six points in 50-degree, south-wind conditions Saturday at Ponderosa Golf Course in Glyndon, Minn., to claim the nine-team Junior High Girls division.
â€śThat was one awesome display of running by these girls, and they have been doing it all season long,â€ť cross country head coach Brian Engelhard said. â€śOur younger girls are going to be fun to follow in the upcoming years.â€ť
In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Barnes County Relay For Life partners with Valley City State football to raise awareness of the significance of cancer in the community and to work together to raise funds to fight the disease.
Barnes County Relay for Life encourages the community to join them at Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Stadium at 3 p.m. Saturday for the Valley City State football game against Dickinson State to cheer on the Vikings and to join in the fight against cancer.
St. Catherineâ€™s Knights of Columbus will sponsor a free throw hoop shoot contest on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the contest, open to all boys and girls ages 10 to 14, at 10 a.m.
Participants must have reached their 10th birthday by Jan. 1, 2014, or not have turned 15 after Jan. 1, 2014. All participants must complete a registration form and bring a copy of their birth certificate to the contest. Registration forms are available Saturday, Nov. 1 at the HAC.
Cheyanne Elsner led Litchville-Marion/Montpelier with eight digs, three kills and two blocks against visiting District 5 rival Oakes on Saturday, but the Tornadoes swept the match, 3-0 (25-5, 25-18, 25-13).
Rhandi Larson went for four digs, two assists, a block and an ace for the Rebels, Morgan Smith three aces, two kills and a dig, Sam Hofmann four digs and a block, Morgan Gentzkow four digs, Tierra Velure two digs and two blocks, and Danyelle Eichele a dig.
Jayda Haugen led Barnes County North with 24 assists, 11 digs and three aces at home Monday night against Enderlin, but Jacquelyn McClearyâ€™s 31 assists helped the Eagles hang on for a 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-17) win.
Lexi Rose had 29 digs and an assist for the Bison, Sam Wieland 16 digs and seven kills, Laura Limesand 15 digs, three aces and two assists, Allison Klein 13 digs, Abby Undem 12 kills and a block, Shelby Brown five kills and a block, and Hannah Willson five kills.
After winning Saturdayâ€™s first two games against the West Fargo Strikes at Sky Lanes, 176-129 and 186-175, Valley City/Barnes County Northâ€™s Varsity platoon of Laine Schwehr, Austin Lura, Collin Lura, Drew Oberlander, Levi Nix and Matthew Lyter struggled with hitting the pocket and dropped the next three contests, 181-145, 177-170 and 217-161.