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Girls take third in region

While Velva volleyball coach Diana Thingstad called the Aggies semifinal loss to Our Redeemers “heartbreaking,” this determined crew didn’t let it keep them down. The girls came back to the court at the Region 6 tournament in Minot and took down the Bottineau Stars in three straight to claim third place. After repeated first round losses at the regional contest, it was an important accomplishment for the netters.

Posted 11/17/09 (Tue) read more »

Aggies head for state championship game

The Velva Aggies are headed back to the state title game after a two year absence, and Coach Larry Sandy is feeling pretty good about that. “It’s awesome,” he said. “It feels like it’s where we belong. You work all year for it, and if you don’t go, it just doesn’t feel right.”

Posted 11/12/09 (Thu) read more »

Netters win first game

The District 11 champion Aggies have now met one of the season’s long-term goals: to win a game at the region tournament.

Posted 11/12/09 (Thu) read more »

Aggies advance to semifinals

Following another tough battle with the Harvey Hornets, the Aggies have to face one more opponent to make their way back to the FargoDome and the State A title game. Last Saturday, Velva hosted Harvey in a hard hitting match-up that ended in an 18-12 win for the Aggies. “It was a typical, hard-hitting Velva-Harvey game,” said Velva Head Coach Larry Sandy. “We played well enough to win, and anytime you can win this time of the year, you take it.”

Posted 11/03/09 (Tue) read more »

Girls take District 11 title

The Velva netters picked the perfect time to peak as they fought their way to the District 11 championship last week. The number two seeded Aggies took out first place Bottineau in three straight matches, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22, and shut down the Stars stranglehold on the district title. While Velva took it 3-0, it was a tight contest with both teams playing at the top of their games.

Posted 11/03/09 (Tue) read more »

Aggies advance in playoffs

Although the Aggies got off to a slow start, they kicked it into overdrive and ran over the Heart River Cougars 39-0 in first round playoff action.

Posted 10/27/09 (Tue) read more »

Netters head for district tourney

The Velva Aggies volleyball girls wrapped up their home games with a 3-1 win over Wells County last Thursday. At their last home game, the senior girls ended their years on the court by winning 18-25, 25-12, 25-22, and 25-16.

Posted 10/27/09 (Tue) read more »

Cross country at state meet

In a stunning performance for Velva’s newest group of athletes, the Aggie cross country girls took sixth at the state meet in Valley City last weekend, and placed two girls among the All State ranks.

Posted 10/27/09 (Tue) read more »

Aggies wrap up region title

The highly anticipated meeting of Region 3 powerhouses Velva and Harvey wrapped up the regular season last Friday night as the undefeated Aggies rolled over the Hornets 29-8. The Aggies dominated the game on both sides of the ball and appear ready to tackle whoever comes at them in the playoffs. A “very pleased” Coach Larry Sandy is feeling good about his team.

Posted 10/20/09 (Tue) read more »

Running it down

The boys and girls East Region Cross Country meet was held in Cooperstown last Saturday, Oct. 17, and Velva Coach Dave Peterson was very happy with his runners. “There were a lot of highlights during the day,” he said. “Hopefully, this will give the athletes some confidence heading into state next Saturday in Valley City.”

Posted 10/20/09 (Tue) read more »