May 18th, 2014
No. 3 Regional seed Hi-Liner girls tennis won a trip to State on Thursday in Grand Forks, N.D., and will face West No. 2 Bismarck Century in Thursdayâ€™s first round at the Bismarck/Mandan Area Tennis Courts.
Valley City took the No. 3 East seed with a 4-1 first-round win over No. 6 Fargo North, a 2-3 second-round setback to No. 2 West Fargo, and a 3-2 State Qualifier triumph over No. 5 Fargo Shanley.
Top seed Grand Forks Red River took the East championship, 5-0, over West Fargo.
Valley City State sophomore Jessica Meland will compete in the Hammer Throw at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, May 22-24 in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Meland, of Harvey, N.D., qualified with a school-record throw of 50.29 meters (164 feet, 11 inches), which put her 16th in a field of 27 National Championship throwers, at April 18â€™s Northern State Invitational in Aberdeen, S.D.
Hi-Liner softball won two of five games between Friday and Saturday, losing 8-7 to Fargo Davies at home on Friday before trouncing Grand Forks Red River 11-0 in six innings and 11-5 at home before falling 5-1 and 12-2 in five innings at West Fargo on Saturday.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Hi-Liner gymnastics has announced season awards:
Freshman Taylor Johnson is the MVP, junior Abby Brown the Most Dedicated, sophomore Brienne Roehrich has the Best Attitude, and Hannah Sorensen is the Hardest Worker.
Valley City won the Eastern Dakota Conference team championship and took eighth with 136.050 points (35.483 Vault, 31.450 Bars, 33.567 Beam and 35.550 Floor), the best performance of any East Region team, at Feb. 28-March 1â€™s State Meet in Bismarck, N.D.
The Valley City State University Community gave its official farewell to outgoing President Dr. Steve Shirley, during a two-hour open house Wednesday in the Skoal Room of the student center. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Barnes County jail currently does not have an outdoor recreation area for prisoners, needed to meet state jail guidelines. County Sheriff Randy McClaflin said Thursday the jail stopped using the outdoor recreation area for prisoners, â€śAfter the wind broke off some of the posts (supporting the fence) and broke off some of the privacy netting.â€ť More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County residents recently surveyed do not believe alcohol abuse is a serious problem among adults, and they believe underage drinking in Barnes County is less of a problem than it is in other parts of the state. But the statistics imply otherwise.
According to data collected by the Valley City-Barnes County Health District, alcohol use is socially acceptable, and underage drinking occurs and the acceptable age is between 14 and 16 years of age.
Hi-Liner pitching held Grand Forks Red River to three scoreless innings in Thursdayâ€™s road opener, but fell 10-0 in six innings before yielding the late game 15-0 in six after 12 fourth-inning runs.
Red River jumped ahead 2-0 in the fourth inning and scored eight more runs in the sixth.
Roughrider senior Samuel Bye brought in three runs on two of seven Roughrider hits in the first contest, and senior Erik Hanson put up a complete seven-strikeout game.
Valley City sophomore Jordan Magnuson worked five innings for three strikeouts against five team errors.
Hi-Liner junior Jared Lentz qualified for State with Thursdayâ€™s 78 at Kingâ€™s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, N.D., from which Valley City came away with ninth place for two event points at 341.
â€śThe team struggled a bit today in conditions that were a bit chilly, but not very windy,â€ť Valley City head coach Buff Murray said.
Freshman Levi Nix shot an 86, sophomore Collin Hoss an 88, freshman Drew Oberlander an 89, senior Dustin Miller a 99 and sophomore Jordan Eggermont a 105.
Nicole Sufficool 23:43
Ryan Coghlan 24:07
Jim McDaniel 26:08
Ashley McFadgen 28:15
Susan Jorissen 28:29
Rachelle Hunt 28:48
Barbara Arbuckle 29:23
Gary Retterath 29:42
Cynthia McFadgen 30:12
Jack Jordan 30:23
Mikey Meester 30:23
Andrea Nelson 32:07
Nadja Johnson 33:23
Kate Curnes-Ramos 33:27
Armando Ramos 33:29
Ken Reid 34:21
Lori Thompson 34:55
Katie Pudas 35:14
Kandace Arbuckle 35:45
Christy Fliflet 37:53
Pat Egeberg 40:21
Brenda Gehlhoff 41:06
Tim Jordan 41:28
Ashley Horner 42:16
Lynae Klemisch 42:17
Reid Nelson 43:20