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March 22nd

Former NDSU coach Erhardt passes away

March 22, 2012

Former North Dakota State University head football coach, assistant football coach and athletic director Ron Erhardt passed away Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be posted when available.
Erhardt was the head coach of seven Bison football teams that won six North Central Conference championships, completed three undefeated seasons (1968, 1969 and 1970), and won two College Division national crowns (1968 and 1969).

VCHS track team hopes to return seniors to state

March 22, 2012

By the casual runner’s standards, the low 70 degree temperatures at Shelly Ellig Field Wednesday would have been a bit much.
But just before 4:30 p.m., the Valley City High School boys and girls track and field teams went out in full force.
On the turf in the football field’s sidelines, the distance runners finished another run and took a quick breather, watching the sprinters do quick laps around the track. Off in the distance, the field athletes are taking turns throwing.

March 21st

Mens golf tees off for spring season

March 21, 2012

The Valley City State University mens golf team played its first tournament of the spring season last week, finishing fourth of five teams at the Tuscon Invitational Games in Green Valley, Ariz.
On Wednesday, the Vikings opened the meet at Canoa Ranch Golf Club with a team score of 334, then shot 335 Thursday at Torres Blancas Golf Club. The team finished the two-day tournament with a total score of 669. University of Minnesota Crookston won the meet shooting a team score of 601.

March 20th

Opinion: Spring's warmth is good news for local sports fans

March 20, 2012

As a reporter, you tend to spend time on the phone.
Some of it's spent arranging interviews, some of it's spent hearing what information you got wrong. Fortunately, there's been a non-work related phone call I've been making a lot lately and it's the most anticipated phone call a guy can get after a long day's work.
It goes something like this:
(Ring ring)
"Hello."
"Hey, it's Scott. You want to play catch?"
"Yeah, sure. I'll meet you at City Park in a few minutes."
(Click.)
The call is followed by the simplest of pleasures — an hour of tossing cowhide amongst a few leather mits.

VCHS track team starts season

March 20, 2012

The Valley City High School track and field team started the indoor season Saturday at the Concordia High School Invitational in Moorhead, Minn.
Even though neither the boys or girls team finished towards the top of the team standings, they still had plenty of standouts. For the girls team, which placed fifth of six teams with 64 points, the top finishers were largely seniors.

VCSU womens basketball announces signee

March 20, 2012

Erika Ettl, a 5-foot-3-inch combo-guard attending school in Japan has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Valley City State University, coach Jill DeVries announced Monday.
Ettl averaged 19 points and 10 assists in her senior season at Yokota High School, a U.S. Department of Defense school in Mainland Japan. She is a four-year starter and four time All-Conference performer in the seven-team Kanto Plains League.

March 19th

Town and Country Club opens golf course for season

March 19, 2012

The Valley City Town and Country Club likes to get its golf course open as early as possible each year, usually aiming for a mid-April opening.
This weekend, the club got an early start.
“April 15 is always kind of our target,” Club Manager Brian Yanish said. “We were hoping with the winter we had we could golf in March and it worked out that way this year.”
Following a week of temperatures in the mid-to-high 60 degree range, the club beat its April 15 goal by nearly a month, opening for the season Friday afternoon.

March 16th

VCSU softball splits final games in Florida

March 16, 2012

After leaving seven runners in scoring position in a 2-0 loss to Saint Mary of the Woods, the Valley City State University softball team rallied for a 6-1 win over Spring Arbor University to get a split in the final games of the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla.
In game one, Valley City State put runners in scoring position in five of the seven innings against Saint Mary of the Woods (Ind.) College, but the timely hit evaded the Viking bats and they dropped the opener on their final day 2-0.

Something in the water: VC sharks hope to hunt down state championships in Grand Forks

March 16, 2012

Each season, the Valley City Sharks swim team spends countless hours in the pool.
This weekend, the team is hoping to see the work pay off at the annual North Dakota Swimming Short Course State Championships, which start today in Grand Forks.
“It’s quite a privilege or an honor to go to state,” said Sharks coach Connie Lettenmaier. “It just goes to show how hard they work. It’s a payoff.”
The Sharks have 10 swimmers qualified in 43 total events at the meet, which finishes up Sunday.

VCSU softball ups win streak to four games

March 16, 2012

The Valley City State University softball team avenged a tough loss from last year’s spring break and received a quality win to end the day to complete another two game sweep in Florida.
In game one, tied 2-2 in the top of the seventh, a Jane Pettit single scored the game winning run to fend off Trinity Christian College by a score of 3-2. The Vikings lost 2-0 to TCC last year.

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