8-6 Local Digest
Fall sports first practice information
With the school year approaching, Valley City Junior/Senior High School's fall athletic teams will soon have their first official practices of the fall season. The complete list of practice dates and picture dates are below.
The school is also hosting a parent meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hi-Liner Activity Center for all athletes and parents in grades 9-12. Team meetings will directly follow the general meeting.
Cross Country (Grades 7-12) First Practice- 8 a.m. Aug. 13 at Hanna Field. Pictures- 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at Hanna Field. For more information contact coach Brian Engelhard at email@example.com Boys Tennis (7-12) First Practice- 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at North Courts. Pictures- 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at North Courts. For more information contact coach Matt Nielson at firstname.lastname@example.org Football (9-12) First Practice- 7:30 a.m. Aug. 8 at Hanna Field. Pictures- 8 a.m. Aug. 16 at Hanna Field. For more information contact coach Scott Roehrich at email@example.com Volleyball (9-12) First Practice- 8 a.m. Aug. 13 at Hi-Liner Activity Center. Pictures- 8 a.m. Aug. 23 at HAC. For more information contact coach Katy Van Dyke at firstname.lastname@example.org Girls golf (7-12) First Practice- 9 a.m. Aug. 6 at Bjornson Golf Course. Pictures- 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at Bjornson. For more information contact coach Jim McDaniel at email@example.com 7th grade Football First Practice- 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at Jefferson Field. Pictures- 3:45 p.m. Aug. 24 at VCHS cafeteria. For more information contact coach Scott Wilmes at firstname.lastname@example.org 8th grade football First Practice- 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at Jefferson Field. Pictures- 3:45 p.m. Aug. 24 at VCHS cafeteria. For more information contact coach Dan Bjorum at email@example.com 7th grade volleyball First Practice- 8 a.m. Aug. 13 at South Gym. Pictures- 4:15 p.m. Aug. 24 at VCHS cafeteria. Coach TBD 8th grade volleyball First Practice- 8 a.m. Aug. 13 at North Gym. Pictures- 4:15 p.m. Aug. 24 at VCHS cafeteria. Coach TBD
VCHS Booster Club Registration Coming Up
The Valley City Hi-Liner Athletic Booster Club will be welcoming new and renewed memberships during school registration days. Registration takes place at all Valley City Public Schools on August 16th and 17th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Hi-Liner Booster Club is a voluntary organization whose main purpose is to support Hi-Liner athletic teams, interscholastic athletics (and activities), to promote a healthy environment, and attitudes for our youth.
Membership is a $25 donation. Participation in projects such as bingo and concession sales is optional. Additional information can be found at www.hilinerboosters.org.
Registration will also take place during the first home football and volleyball events and through the mail.
Thursday night womens softball
Results: Stokkelands/Shadys defeated IDK 7-0 & 7-0; Boommers/Wendels defeated Allied Agronomy 14-4 & 14-7; Grotberg Electric defeated Frontier Fort 12-2 & 19-9; BYE — Tapps Lounge
13-11 Grotberg Electric
10-14 Allied Agronomy
10-14 Frontier Fort
6-18 Tapps Lounge
Next Week: Grotberg Electric vs IDK; Stokkelands/Shadys vs Frontier Fort;Boomers/Wendel vs Tapps Lounge
Grafton Beats Wahpeton for State Title
Grafton Post 41 beat Wahpeton Post 20 4-1 in eight innings Sunday in the American Legion Class B state championship game.
Wahpeton took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, which was tied by Grafton in the fourth. Grafton then scored three runs in the top of the 8th. Wahpeton was limited to one hit in the game by Grafton's Jamie Villarreal, who was named the tournament MVP.
West Fargo won the Class A legion title with an 11-8 win over Fargo Post 2 Sunday. West Fargo's Andy Young was named the tournament MVP
NCAA approves full D1 membership for UND
The University of North Dakota announced Friday that it has been elected to full Division I active membership status from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, officially completing UND’s transition from Division II. UND President Dr. Robert Kelley received a letter from the NCAA confirming the University’s active membership in D-1 athletics.
With the five-year reclassification process to Division I (Football Championship Subdivision) now complete, UND is eligible to participate in Division I postseason competition beginning this fall.
“The University has been waiting for formal notification of its successful completion of the NCAA D-1 transition process. That notification arrived today,” Kelley said. “This completes a significant milestone in the long tradition of UND athletics. The announcement signals a great deal of coming excitement as UND’s teams compete in Big Sky Conference D-1 competition."