March 4th, 2014
Valley City State senior guard Aaron Duske and junior guard AJ McDonald were named to the North Star Athletic Association Menâ€™s Basketball All-Conference Team, the NSAA announced Tuesday.
Duske, of Buffalo, Minn., one of five First Team All-Conference selections, averaged 14.9 points and seven rebounds this season and reached 1,000 career points earlier in the year. He graduates with 1,375 points, which ranks him seventh in school history, scored 20 or more points in five games, and 19 times he reached double figures. Duske was the only senior on the team this year.
Eastern Dakota Conference Girls Tournament No. 4 seed Valley City figured out No. 5 seed Fargo Northâ€™s 2-3 zone early in Tuesdayâ€™s semifinal and rode junior guard Claire Olsonâ€™s double-double to a 65-50 win as three Hi-Liners in all scored double-digit points.
Valley City faces No. 1, Class A second-ranked West Fargo in the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Fargo Civic Center. With a win, the Hi-Liners enter the EDC Championship at 6 p.m. Saturday at North Dakota State University. With a loss, Valley City plays a State qualifier Saturday at 11 a.m. at NDSU.
Washington Elementary School is thanking local businesses and organizations for their financial help in making the school's Accelerated Reading Program a success. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Kristi Brandt, principal at Valley City High School, was recently awarded the â€śPatriot Awardâ€ť by the North Dakota Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Maple Valley 5-foot-10-inch sophomore forward Rylee Nudell put her top-seed, fourth-ranked Raiders on her back with a 23-point, 12-rebound double-double in Mondayâ€™s District 2 Tournament championship game, but Central Cass 6-foot-3-inch senior center Faith Dooley came alive in the second half to help the second-seed, eighth-ranked Squirrels hang on late and avenge Jan. 25â€™s 51-43 loss at Maple Valley, 58-52 at the Fargo Civic Center.
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Hi-Liner wrestling coach Aaron Larson announced that the Valley City High School Wrestling Awards Banquet (with a light lunch) will take place on Thursday, March 13 at 6 p.m.
A father/son dual will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hi-Liner Activity Center. Coach Beckman has agreed to coach the Fathers team.
Confirmed bouts to date:
220-pound sophomore Jordan Magnuson vs. Scott Magnuson ("This one will be worth the price of admission," Hi-Liner Activites Director Martin Bratrud wrote)
160-pound senior Mark Miller vs. Scott Miller
Stemen Farms, Inc. are your Classic League Tournament champions, and Pine Country Nursery are your Olympic League Tournament champions.
Stemen Farms took the fifth seed in the Classic League Tournament and knocked off No. 4 Labor Club 60-31 in the first round before upsetting No. 1 Smith Farms 81-78 in the quarterfinals and No. 2 seed Nodak Mutual
Insurance 79-70 for the championship.
J&S Ladies won all four games against Leevers Foods
Bank Forward won 3 of 4 against Service Master
Valley Lumber won 3 of 4 against Sky Lanes
20-20 Auto Center won 3 of 4 against Chrissy Faye Photography
High Team Game
Bank Forward 830
High Team Total
20-20 Auto Center 2,401
Indiv. High Single Game
Mary Berntson 217
Indiv. High Series
Mary Berntson 622
Mary Berntson 217, 204, 201
Stephanie Schuldheisz 210
Monica Nelson 206, 202
Mindy Myers 203
Mary Berntson 622
Monica Nelson 572
Connie Maresh 552
Janeen Anderson 546
Captainâ€™s Pub/Valley Sales swept Bank Forward 25-16, 25-20, 25-10
Tavern 94 swept Wendel Auto Body 26-24, 26-24, 25-18
H-Anderson Concrete swept Cavettâ€™s Corner Convenience 25-20, 25-14, 25-12
Tavern 94 took 2 of 3 sets from Bank Forward 22-25, 25-12, 25-18
Wendel Auto Body swept Cavettâ€™s Corner Convenience 25-19, 25-18, 27-25
H-Anderson Concrete swept Dick Nelson Sales & Leasing 25-11, 25-5, 25-7
Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg took 2 of 3 from 25-19, 16-25, 25-12
Kohn Electric swept Quality Equipment & Setup 25-10, 25-13, 25-12
It looked good early on for the North Star Postseason Tournament No. 3 Viking men as they built an early 14-4 lead behind seven quick points from senior guard Aaron Duske on Saturday night, but No. 2 Dakota State pulled off an 18-4 run, capped by one of senior guard Dylan Haleâ€™s seven three-pointers in the evening, to take a 22-18 lead that they did not give up en route to a 74-56 semifinal win.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.