February 22nd, 2014
Valley City State's menâ€™s and womenâ€™s track and field enjoyed a great end to the 2014 indoor season at Thursday's Bemidji State University (Minn.) Beaver Twilight.
Both teams put up some great performances, but freshman Alicia VanSweringen set a new school record in the 60-meter high hurdles for the third time this season with a time of 10.45 seconds. VanSweringen's record is almost a second faster than the previous record she set two weeks ago. Not only did she run well for the program and herself, but her time earned a fifth-place finish.
Valley City State University head football coach Dennis McCulloch announced Feb. 14 that Maple Valley/Enderlin senior defensive end Dylan Claus is among six additional high school seniors who have signed letters of intent to attend classes at VCSU and play football for the Vikings this fall.
The new additions include two players from North Dakota, two from Arizona, and one from both California and Hawaii.
North Star Athletic Association commissioner Cory Anderson announced that Waldorf College (Iowa) will join the NSAA football conference beginning in fall 2014.
"It is with great pleasure that we add a seventh team to our football membership," Commissioner Anderson said. "The inclusion of Waldorf will jumpstart our league into new territory, allowing us to magnify our brand in the NAIA."
Waldorf, located in Forest City, Iowa, was previously of the Mid-States Football Association. The Warriors reside in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) in other sports.
Valley City State's menâ€™s and womenâ€™s indoor track teams competed in the Cobber Duels at Concordia College on Feb. 1, during which both the men and women managed 13 all-time indoor performance list-qualifying marks.
Valley City State University football has finalized its 2014 schedule.
Head coach Dennis McCulloch announced that the Vikings open the 10-game regular season with a Thursday night, Aug. 28 home game against rival University of Jamestown, the first of two meetings with the Jimmies. VCSU also plays new North Star Athletic Association additions Dickinson State and Mayville State twice, and Dakota State, Waldorf College, Morningside College and Presentation College once.
Students at Valley City Public School district raised a total of $5,060.36 for the Schnoert family, whose house was destroyed in a fire late last month.
John and Linda Schonert and their children Tucker and Ashton accepted the checks Friday afternoon at a kindness pep rally at Washington Elementary School.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin hopes to add a sixth road officer to his department, to help deal with growth seen in recent years. â€śIt has to do with growth in the eastern part of the (state) that will affect us,â€ť McClaflin said. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Tavern 94, attached to Valley City's Wagon Wheel Inn, has a large assortment of food and a full bar. Manager James Veach said the eatery is known for its unique pizzas.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Three bars in Valley City are teaming up to bring the street dance back to Main Street during Rally in the Valley community days June 14. The Nu Bar, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Club and Captain's Pub are planning a street dance with live music and an evening of family-friendly activities outside on the street they share.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Feb. 21-23 Sports Action
FRIDAY, Feb. 21
Barnes County North girls (0-5 District 5, 5-13 overall) at Oakes (0-7 District 1, 3-15 overall), 6 p.m.
EDC Varsity Gymnastics Championships: Hi-Liners vs. Fargo, Fargo Davies, Grand Forks and Wahpeton 6 p.m. at the Youth Sports Center
SATURDAY, Feb. 22
VCSU women (2-5 NSAA, 12-11 overall) vs. Presentation College (0-7 NSAA, 5-20 overall), 4 p.m.
VCSU men (4-3 NSAA, 13-13 overall) vs. Presentation College (2-5 NSAA, 14-10 overall), 6 p.m.