Archive - May 21, 2012
The Valley City High School baseball team closed out its second consecutive winless season with a double header Saturday against Grand Forks Central at Charlie Brown Memorial Field in Valley City.
Though the Hi-Liners dropped the second game 16-2, it was a 6-2 loss in game one, one of the teamâs best efforts of the year, that impressed coach Trevar Hansen.
âThat was a way better game,â he said. âWe pitched pretty well, played pretty good defense and we hit the ball okay. Thatâs obviously baseball, but I mean thatâs kind of what we havenât done a ton of out here.â
Valley City High School senior Kierstin Lorenz (pictured) ended her senior season as the Hi-Linerâs only member of the All-Eastern Dakota Conference team. The tennis team ended its season Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the EDC regional tournament in Grand Forks and will have no representatives at the state meet. The Hi-Liners lost 5-0 to West Fargo and 3-2 to Fargo South in the team tournament. The Hi-Liners pulled plenty of upsets in the individual tournament, including consecutive upset wins by Sara Gilbertson and Sam Coit over Red Riverâs top singles player, Katie Sween.
VCHS softball wins
The Valley City High School softball team got an early lead and never let up in an 8-3 win over Devils Lake Friday.
The team had his all through the order with Jenna Coghlan, Amanda Tangen, Danica Diegel and Jessica Deholm each getting two hits. Denholm also was one of three players, to have two runs batted in. Keely Fogarty allowed ten hits but only three runs in the complete game.
The Hi-Liners finish the regular season against Fargo Shanley at 4 p.m. today at the VCSU softball complex. The two-point game will decide third place in the Eastern Dakota Conference.
TUCSON, Ariz.â North Dakota State rallied past 13/16th-ranked Hawaiâi 9-7, but fell to Notre Dame 8-4 in an elimination game at the NCAA Tucson Softball Regional played Saturday, May 19, at Hillenbrand Stadium. Notre Dame plays host Arizona at 4:30 p.m. Central in the championship game.
NDSU finishes the season with a 38-22 record and matches the school record for wins at the Division I level. The 2009 Bison team finished 38-20.
Valley City High School senior Jenna Coghlan (above) was the schoolâs only individual champion at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional meet Saturday in Fargo. Coghlan won the javelin event with a throw of 112 feet, 10 inches, which beat Fargo Daviesâ Lexi Klabo by two inches.The Hi-Liners had one new state qualifier at the meet. April Berntson placed fifth in the 1,600 meter run to qualify for state. The girls team finished seventh with 31 points.
Keith Heuser, administrator of Valley Cityâs Mercy Hospital, has been named North Dakotaâs sole Grassroots Champion for 2012 by the American Hospital Association.
The AHA in partnership with the state hospital associations, last week awarded 52 people with the award. As Grassroots Champions these individuals are being recognized for exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospitalâs mission.
Friday Heuser said he was presented with the award at a Grassroots Champion breakfast last week in Washington, D.C.
Screams and laughs echoed at Hanna Field as students in grades K-3 enjoyed a âSurvivorâ-themed field day at Jefferson Elementary School on Friday.
Students competed with their classmates in a variety of activities at the first annual Jefferson Elementary âSurvivorâ Field Day on Friday.
The all-day event, which was organized by the PTO and the Physical Education Department to raise funds, promoted fun, outdoor exercise.
The North Dakota Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Heidi Heitkamp, recently stopped in Valley City for a visit with Valley City State University president Steve Shirley and afterward sat down for an interview with Times-Record reporter David Luessen.