Archive - 2013
VCHS boys basketball @ Grand Forks Central
JV 5:45 p.m./V 7:30 in Grand Forks
VCHS girls basketball vs. Grand Forks Central
JV 5:45 p.m./V 7:30 at the HAC
VCHS Wrestling @ Jamestown
Regular season finale
7 p.m. at Jamestown High School
VCHS Gymnastics @ Fargo
5 p.m. at American Gold Gymnastics
Maple Valley boys vs. Kindred
7:30 p.m. in Tower City
BCN basketball @ Ellendale
6 p.m.(G)/7:30(B) in Ellendale
LaMoure LM boys @ Edgeley-Kulm
7:30 p.m. in Kulm
VCHS basketball vs. Davies
3:15 p.m.(G)/ 5(B) at the HAC
CASSELTON â€” For the last two years, the No. 4 Maple Valley High School girls basketball team has operated like a well-oiled machine.
The formula essentially comes down to Rylee Nudell setting the tone with plenty of points in the paint, then getting a bit of assistance from a deep supporting cast.
But Thursday at Central Cass, the home Squirrels threw a wrench into the equation, putting Nudell at a major size disadvantage, then keeping her guards from getting open looks in a 54-34 loss for the Raiders.
Clay S. Jenkinson left North Dakota in 1973 for college, and while he visited frequently, he didnâ€™t move back to his beloved home for 25 years. The North Dakota he left had changed, it was not the same â€śclunky wheat state of his youth.â€ť
Jenkinson had changed too.
â€śAm I still a North Dakotan?â€ť he asked himself in the essay â€śClay Jenkinson: a Native Sonâ€™s Letter from the Plains,â€ť one in a book of Jenkinsonâ€™s essays that began as columns in the Bismarck Tribune.
TOP: Valley City High Schoolâ€™s snow week royalty waits to find out who will be named king and queen at the coronation ceremony Wednesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center. Pictured, left to right, are Steven Horner, Cassidy Wendler, Devon Liljenquist, Michaela Scherr, Kyle Knutson, and Destiny Winkler.
BOTTOM: VCHS Snow Week queen Cassidy Wendler, right, laughs as king Devon Liljenquist gives a royal wave to the crowd at the coronation ceremony Wednesday at the HAC.
The student body at Valley City State University has officially taken over sponsorship of the Valley City 2013 Daffodil Days campaign, said Michaela Halvorson, secretary of the VCSU Student Senate.
Halvorson, a freshman, said VCSU Science Professor Hilde van Gijssel proposed students pick up the responsibility from Bank Forward.
Bank Forwardâ€™s Deb Kohler decided to pass the torch after three years of chairing the event for the bank.
During the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Daffodil Days, donors are given daffodils in appreciation of their contributions.
Local Girl Scouts will soon begin their annual cookie sales again. Quiana Steele, new Daisy troop leader, said her girls, ages 5 and 6, will have booths set up all around Valley City.
â€śThe opening day (Feb. 9) weâ€™ll be at the basketball gameâ€ť at Valley City State University, and a booth will be set up at one of the grocery stores in Valley City.
â€śThe girls are allowed to go door-to-door to sell the cookies, so youâ€™ll probably see a lot of that coming up,â€ť Steele said.
VCSU men 69, Jamestown 64
JC 23 41 â€” 64
VCSU 32 37 â€” 69
JC: Davon Thomas 19 points, 10 rebounds; Mark Hoge 17 points.
VCSU: Sekani Milligen 17 points, 5 rebs; Aaron Duske 13 points
Despite holding the lead nearly the entire game in Tuesday's 69-64 win over Jamestown College Wednesday, the No. 22 Valley City State University mens basketball team struggled with one thing: Rebounding.
Jamestown women 81, VCSU 64
Wednesday at Osmon Fieldhouse
JC 47 34 â€” 81
VCSU 22 42 â€” 64
JC: Hannah Steele 17 points, 6 assists; Bridget Schuneman 14 pts.
VCSU: Brittany Lehner 17; Alyssa Hummel 14 pts; Courtney Titus 6 rebounds
For better or worse, rivalry games tend to bring out plenty of unexpected moments.
Wednesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, the No. 24 Valley City State womens basketball team was on the wrong side of the equation in an 81-64 loss to No. 15 Jamestown College.
The 24th annual North Dakota State Pinochle Tournament returns to Valley City Feb. 16 and 17 at the Valley City Eagles Aerie.
The event, sponsored by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce, is designed as a weekend of fun and friendly competitive play.
Chamber Executive Vice President Dawn Riley said, â€śWe encourage you to also bring some friends along with you who havenâ€™t been here in a while.â€ť
Chamber Office Administrator Kay Vinje said this yearâ€™s entry fee will be $50 per team or $25 per person. The deadline for signing up will be 5 p.m. Feb. 14, Vinje said.
KLJ, Valley Cityâ€™s engineering firm, recently completed a traffic study on the corner of 12th Avenue and Seventh Street SE. The area is located on the end of Winter Show Road, just north of the interstate. The intersection has heavy traffic from employees at John Deere, which is located on the east side of the intersection.
Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said that the results of the study signify that if the two-way stop signs on that intersection were to be reversed, traffic flow would increase by 37 percent.