Oct. 9 Local Digest

Local Digest

Elliot Honored for 2nd Straight Week
Valley City State University's Derek Elliott has earned top honors in the Association of Independent Institutions this week as Elliott has been named the Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 1-7.

Elliott, a 6-1, 211-pound junior running back from Valley City, turned in a record-breaking performance for the Vikings in a 61-35 win over Mayville State (S.D.). Elliot scored five touchdowns and rolled up 301 total yards of offense. He ran for 258 yards, which is third all-time in a single game at VCSU and his four rushing touchdowns tied him for the VCSU single game record. His five touchdowns set a single game scoring mark for VCSU. It is the second straight week for Elliott has been honored with the A.I.I. award.

Elliot was one of two backs that finished with over 100 yards in the game. Taylor Cino had 17 rushes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Tommy Zinke went 11-23 for 89 yards.

VCHS, BCN Cross Country Run in Rugby
The Valley City High School and Barnes County North cross country teams ran at the 19th Annual Rugby Booster Club Invitational Saturday in Rugby.
The Hi-Liners took 8th in the varsity girls race and 16th in the boys varsity race. The Bison took 18th in the varsity girls race but didn't get a team score in the boys race.
BCN's Tess Scott was the top local finisher, taking 5th in the girls varsity race with a time of 15:44.98.

Valley City results
Valley City
21. April Berntson, 16:25
45. Barbara Zubrod, 17:14
50. Jamie Ronning, 17:18
102. Jessica Ronning, 18:42
107. Cherrie Varner, 18:53
145. Aislinn Fogarty, 20:34
156. Amanda Starr, 21:24

79. Casey Engelhard, 20:33
80. Nathan Johnson, 20:33
81. Justin Pritchett, 20:34
134. Zach Doty, 24:46

26. Cassidy Fulton, 15:25

25. Joey Aus, 12:56
28. Mikey Meester, 13:01
40. Jack Jordan, 14:19