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Aggie boys win three straight

The Aggies moved to 3-0 in the district and 10-4 overall following wins this past week over Surrey, Dunseith and Rugby.

Posted 1/18/11 (Tue) read more »

Aggies headed for state championship

It was a tough fight with a tough team, and for the first time in two seasons, the Aggies found themselves on the losing side of the scoreboard. It was only one point, 21-20, but it was more than enough to light a fire and spur the blue and gold to a 30-21 victory. “You gotta give the kids credit,” said Velva Coach Larry Sandy. “They were on the road, they were down, and they could have laid down. But they fought their way back for the win.” The Aggies dominated the first half, punching in their first score off an interception. Mack snagged errant Watford pass and ran it down to the Wolves’ 5 yard line. Shortly after that, Collin Kittelson rammed it one yard for the touchdown. The kick went awry, but the Aggies were up 6-0.

Posted 11/09/10 (Tue) read more »

Aggie netters end stellar season

After a smashing season, the Aggie netters were sent home from the Region 6 tournament after just one game, a 1-3 loss to Berthold. “We started very strong,” said Velva Coach Jamie Sitz. “However, we working with a couple injuries. Rachel Pfennig was back after spraining her ankle and Brittany Berndt has been working with a strained rotator cuff.”

Posted 11/09/10 (Tue) read more »

Aggies run down Cougars 47-13

The Region 3 champions Velva Aggies routed the Heart River Cougars 47-13 in first round playoff action last Saturday afternoon. Although the Aggie defense allowed its first scores of the season, those points didn’t come until the fourth quarter as Velva dominated the entire game. The Aggies had 237 rushing yards in 32 carries with 13 first downs while the Cougars carried it 31 times for 158 yards and 4 first downs. In the air, Velva quarterback Jon Mack connected 6 of 13 for 72 yards and 2 first downs while Heart River’s QB went 6 of 19 for 82 yards and 5 first downs.

Posted 10/28/10 (Thu) read more »

Aggies second seed in district

Despite losing their final home game of the season, the Aggie netters head into this week’s District 11 volleyball tournament as the number two seed. The Aggies fell to the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers 23-25, 18-25 and 19-25 on Monday night.

Posted 10/28/10 (Thu) read more »

Velva netters ready for post season

The Velva girls have had a great season, going 11-2 in dual match play and placing high at several tournaments. This past week, they encountered their second single match play loss of the season, falling to Bottineau 0-3. Earlier last week, they took out Surrey 3-1, and then this past Monday night, beat Wells County 3-2, going 25-18, 25-16, 18-25, 20-25 and 15-12.

Posted 10/19/10 (Tue) read more »

Aggies take Region 3 title

The Aggie gridiron crew wrapped up the regular season last Friday night by taking out Harvey 21-8 and claiming the Region 3 crown. The victory guarantees them homefield in the playoffs, at least until the semifinals, provided they win the first two rounds. Last weekend’s game in Harvey was a test for the Aggies, which allowed only the second touchdown of the season by an opponent. Technically, the defense still has not allowed a score, as both the TDs this season were the made on against the offense following turnovers. It’s another indication of the strength of Velva’s defense, which Coach Larry Sandy calls “solid.”

Posted 10/19/10 (Tue) read more »

Cross country girls run down second

The Velva girls and boys cross country track teams were at the regional meet in Cooperstown last weekend, and did an exceptional job. The girls took second place and Kara Kuntz was named one of the Senior Athletes of the Year. The boys took eighth and were able to bring a full team to the meet. “We really happy with our times as everyone had their best time of the year,” said Coach Dave Peterson. “Hopefully, we can peak next week at state, where there will probably be over 200 runners in each division.” Four Velva girls made the top 20 last weekend, putting them on the All Region team. Kuntz, Tasha Heisler, Breanne Sherlock and Cassidy Peterson all claimed a spot on the team.

Posted 10/19/10 (Tue) read more »

Aggies keeping pace

The Velva cross country runners continue to have a stellar season with the varsity girls finishing fourth as team in last weekend’s Rugby meet. Kara Kuntz took ninth place, Tasha Heisler ran down 14th, Breanne Sherlock 16th, Cassidy Peterson 37th and Katie Odland 58th, all in a field of 122. “This was a big meet and will be very similar to the state meet,” said Coach David Peterson. “We are working hard to try to finish in the top five at state. In Rugby, we finished just out of third by a few points, so it shows how close a lot of teams are.”

Posted 10/05/10 (Tue) read more »

Aggies in the pink!

The Aggie netters picked up two more wins last week as they continue their winning ways. In their only game last week, Velva took down Drake-Anamoose on Thursday, 25-19, 25-12 and 25-16. On Monday night, the Aggies beat Westhope-Newburg 3-1. “We look at every game as a ‘big’ game, so this was no different,” said Velva Coach Jamie Sitz about last Thursday’s game. “Right off the bat, we started strong and kept that intensity up through the match.”

Posted 10/05/10 (Tue) read more »