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Girls Golf Results from West Holt Scramble

Valentine had the low scramble score of 45 with Ashton Bancroft, Sherridan Bancroft and Sydney Higgins on that team. 2nd place went to West Holt. Great job, Lady Badgers. The next golfing event is in Ainsworth on Thursday (August 27th) at 10 am.


Help Needed at Golf Course

There will be a concentrated effort this Saturday to help with the landscaping at the new Valentine Community golf course. Volunteers are asked to be at the course main entrance, by Cherry Hills, at 10am to help pick up small rocks from some of the fairways and green areas. These smaller rocks need to be removed so there will be a better playing surface. This is very important before grass seeding can take place in those areas. All civic, youth, church or other organizations are asked to help out for a couple of hours at the course. It will make a lot of progress in a short period of time. Bring a rake, bucket and gloves to help out. Volunteer forms will be available at the site Saturday morning for those wanting to help out. Members of the Golf Course Development Board will be on hand to help direct volunteers and answer questions about the new course. That time again is this Saturday from 10Am until Noon.


Archery hunters can set tree stands in SD starting Tuesday

Archery hunters in South Dakota can start setting up tree stands on public lands beginning Tuesday.

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says portable tree stands and climbing devices that do not use nails, wire or bolts for attachment will be allowed to remain on public lands through Feb. 15.

The deer archery season in South Dakota opens Sept. 26.
Wildlife officials say permanent tree stands and climbing devices are prohibited on lands owned, leased or controlled by the Game, Fish and Parks Department as well as the Fort Meade Recreation Area.
The name and address or the year and current big game tag number of the owner or user must be on the stand. The information must be legible from the ground.

MPCC saddles up for fall rodeo

The countdown is on.

Two days of fast-paced, hoof-stompin’, bull-snortin’ action are about to take over the Wild West Arena in North Platte, and only a handful will come out on top.

The 2015 Rail Town U.S.A. College Rodeo is planned for Sept. 18-19. The best athletes in the Great Plains Region will be pitted against some of the rankest steers, broncs and bulls on the circuit.

It will be a battle of drive, endurance and skill, and the public’s invited to watch. Start times will be at 7 p.m. both nights.

“Friday night we will feature 20 bull riders, 10 at the beginning and 10 at the end, so people will want to get there early,” said Dustin Elliott, MPCC Rodeo Team rough stock coach. “There will also be 12 contestants in each of the other events. Saturday is the Top 10 short-round, so the best of the best will perform that night to decide the winners.”

The rodeo draws an average of 250-300 contestants from 12 colleges every year. It is a qualifying rodeo for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, meaning points earned at the event count toward an end of the year shot at nationals.

The rodeo is scheduled every year in conjunction with Rail Fest, an annual railroad celebration in North Platte.

“I would encourage everyone to come out to the rodeo and support their college rodeo members,” said Elliott. “North Platte is definitely a rodeo town, and who knows? Spectators could be supporting the next generation of athletes who will compete at NEBRASKAland Days.”

He would love to see people who aren’t rodeo fans at the Wild West Arena as well. Elliott thinks they would have fun seeing a college twist put on the western lifestyle.

“Maybe your alma mater will be there, and you can cheer them on,” said Elliott.

Tickets for the rodeo are $10 for adults and $7 for children. They are available at the gate, at the NEBRASKAland Days office at the Wild West Arena, 2400 N. Buffalo Bill Ave., and online at nebrasakalanddays.com.

Other colleges in the Great Plains Region include Black Hills State University, Dickinson State University, Hastings College, Iowa Central Community College, Iowa State University, Mitchell Technical Institute, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, North Dakota State University, Northeast Iowa Community College, South Dakota State University, University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Youth Volleyball Practice & Game Schedule

***We ask that you be at the HS gym by 5:45 on Game nights so that we can get teams figured out and get started on time.

Questions, email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to the Facebook page Valentine Volleyball Club.

August 24 6-7PM September 21 6-8PM Games

3/4th @ MS 6-7PM @ HS 3/4th

5/6th @ HS 7-8PM @ HS 5/6th

August 26 4-5PM September 23 4-5PM

3-6th HS (Clinic with vball players) 3-6th HS (Clinic with vball players)


August 31 6-8PM Games September 24 6-7PM

6-7PM @ HS 3/4th 3/4th @ MS

7-8PM @ HS 5/6th 5/6th @ HS


September 1 6-7PM September 28 6-8PM Games

3/4th @ MS 6-7PM @ HS 3/4th

5/6th @ HS 7-8PM @ HS 5/6th

September 8 6-7PM ????? September 30 4-5PM

3/4th @ MS 3-6th HS (Clinic with vball players)

5/6th @ HS

October 1

September 9 4-5PM 3/4th @ MS

3-6th HS (Clinic with vball players) 5/6th @ HS


September 14 6-8PM Games October 5 6-8 Games

6-7PM @ HS 3/4th 6-7PM @ HS 3/4th

7-8PM @ HS 5/6th 7-8PM @ HS 5/6th


September 16 4-5PM

3-6th HS (Clinic with vball players)


September 17 6-7PM
3/4th @ MS
5/6th @ HS

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