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Tuesday (7/10) local digest

July 10, 2012

Post 60 gets swept
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball struggled offensively Monday and was swept by Kindred.
The team was only able to put together four total hits in the two games despite strong efforts from pitchers Chase Carpenter and Brett Stearns.
Valley City lost the first game 3-0. Kindred scored one run in the second, fourth and fifth innings.
Carpenter threw all six innings with only four hits allowed and eight strikeouts. He also went 1-2 at the plate. Anthony Olstad had Post 60’s only other hit.
Stearns also allowed only four hits in a 5-1 loss in the second game. Valley City took a brief 1-0 lead in the top of the second before Kindred responded with four in the bottom half of the inning. Carpenter and Masyn Olson both went 1-2.

VC Jr. Open accepting registration
Online registration is open for the 2012 Valley City Jr. Open tennis tournament, which will take place July 20-21.
The USTA-sanctioned Level 6 tournament is open to boys aged 10-18 and girls aged 10-18.
Entry is $35 per player, although a USTA membership is required.
For more information contact Susan Kringlie at 845-6447.

VCSU lineman camp starts tomorrow
15th Annual VCSU Line of Scrimmage Camp July 11-12 at Shelly Ellig Field
For players entering grades 9-12.
College Line coaches from VCSU, NDSU, Dickinson State, Minot State, Presentation College, U of M Crookston and more.
To print a brochure and register online at: vikings/vcsu.edu/football/camp
Contact Gregg Horner at gregg.horner@vcsu.edu or 845-7423 for more information.

RedHawks Score 4 in 9th, win in extras
Fargo – The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks rallied from four runs down in the ninth inning and Buddy Sosnoskie hit a walk-off single in the 10th to defeat the Kansas City T-Bones 10-9 and extend a seven-game winning streak on Tuesday at Newman Outdoor Field.
 The RedHawks and T-Bones conclude their four-game series Tuesday night at Newman Outdoor Field.

Bison football players receive honors
North Dakota State University cornerback Marcus Williams was named to The Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Preseason All-America first team, released Monday.
Williams, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior from Minneapolis, has started in all 29 games played during his career and has at least one pass defended in 24 of those contests. He has 11 career interceptions.
Additionally, Ryan Smith was named to the College Football Performance Awards FCS Punt Returner Watch List. Smith, who was also named to the wide receiver watch list, was one of two Missouri Valley Football Conference receivers listed.
Smith, a 5-foot-7, 175-pound junior from Wahpeton, was second on the team with 44 receptions for 531 yards and one touchdown. He averaged 12.1 yards per catch.
Smith ranked 13th nationally in NCAA Division I FCS punt returns, taking in 25 for 261 yards and one touchdown. He averaged 10.48 yards per return.
Smith was honorable mention on the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference team. He also earned player of the week honors and MVFC all-academic second team honors.
North Dakota State won the program’s first NCAA Division I Football Championship with a 17-6 win over Sam Houston State Jan. 7 and also claimed the program’s first Missouri Valley Football Conference title. The Bison were 14-1 overall and 7-1 in MVFC.
The Bison open the 2012 season against Robert Morris at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Gate City Bank Field in the Fargodome.

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