Archive - Jan 2012
WIMBLEDON â The Barnes County North boys basketball team lost 50-49 to New Rockford-Sheyenne Thursday at home, and in dramatic fashion no less.
With the clock counting the final seconds in the fourth quarter, Rocket forward Chance LaBrie got a chance for a lay up in the paint and hit it with one second left.
While the loss stung, BCN coach Stacy Schaffer was pleased with his team's effort.
Other than a small offensive lull in the second quarter, the Bison played a close game against a similar opponent and nearly came out with the win.
WIMBLEDON â It's often said that good defense in basketball can lead to good offense.
Thursday at home against New Rockford-Sheyenne, the Barnes County North girls basketball team learned that the hard way losing 64-28.
From the moment the Bison first touched the ball, the Rockets shut them down with a man-to-man pressure defense that never let up.
"That was one thing we've struggled with this year is a full-court man," BCN coach Randy Hooey said. "The ball pressure absolutely took us out of the game,"
After a couple of cups of coffee and the usual bantering about weather at my favorite corner convenience store, a recent discussion turned to Game and Fish Department surveys.
Not the kind for which biologists annually count deer or ducks, but the kind that just about every hunter or angler receives from time to time, asking questions about harvests and days afield.
Larry Robinson, executive director of the Valley City State University Foundation, announced in the latest VCSU Donor Edition that scholarship allocations for the year had reached an all-time record of $757,000, due to the generosity of local residents and business.
Special to the Times-Record
A connection to the North Dakota prairie is what has inspired artist Molly McLain to create her art which is presently being shown at the Mercy Gallery located at Mercy Hospital in Valley City.
As Mari Milender prepared for her first USA Gymnastics Level 9 meet last winter, she took a minute to soak it all in.
âI started in the USAG program late so Iâve always been behind some of the girls that were younger than me,â said Milender, a senior at Valley City High School. âThe first Level 9 meet, I remember getting ready to step on the floor, Iâm like âWow. Iâm with the big dogs now. I can say Iâm a decent, good gymnast.â
âJust that realization is great after youâve worked so hard for that, it feels so good.â
The morning of his interview for the open Valley City State University cross country and track and field coach position, Ken Frenette woke up about six in the morning and took a jog.
He went around Valley City and gave him a chance to check out the campus. He instantly got a good feeling.
âIt seems like a pretty special place,â Frenette said.
Frenette was named the head coach of the teams Dec. 23 and will start working with the track teams next week.
By Preston Myers
Special to the Times-Record
Only days after the biggest tournament of the year, the Valley City High School wrestling team looked to start the new year fresh with a win against Fargo Davies Tuesday.
Unfortunately, things didnât go as planned and the Hi-Liners lost 48-30.
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. City commission candidate Dewey Magnuson's interview appears below.
Duane (Dewey) Magnuson
Occupation: Employed with Perkins, Inc., since 1991
Education: 1987 graduate of VCHS, 1988 NDSCS diploma in Parts Management.
Family: Wife Darci, children Abby and Max, parents LeRoy and Karen, and brother Scott (Debbie) Magnuson.
Organizatons: Joined VC Fire Department in 1993, currently a member of VC/Barnes County Rescue Squad, certified diver and first responder.
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Incumbent Commissioner Ken Evenson is up against Dewey Magnuson to decide who will fill out the remaining two years of the four-year term ending in 2014.
Commissioner candidate Ken Evenson's interview appears below.
Ken Evenson, current City Commissioner, (middle of third term).
Occupation: Electrical lineman for Cass County Electric, 20+ years, and for City of Valley City, 20+ years.
Family: Wife Dotty, daughter Debbie and son Jeffrey.