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May 7th, 2014

Wimbledon Has Community Garden

May 7, 2014

Residents in small Barnes County town Wimbledon enjoy a community garden that was started by local resident LuAnn Martin in 2009. The garden features various plants and flowers planted by her, a walking path, a few places to sit, and a mural on the side of the building paid for by Wimbledon's Mary Beth Olombel and painted by Linda Schwartz, of Fried Township.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

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Brittany Lehner NSAA Softball Player of the Year; Elle Fracker Coach of the Year

May 7, 2014

Valley City State senior Brittany Lehner is the North Star Athletic Association Player of the Year, first-year head coach Elle Fracker is the Coach of the Year, and four more Vikings were named All-Conference, the NSAA announced Monday.

Lehner, of Watertown, S.D., led regular season conference champion Valley City State with a .382 batting average, six home runs, 27 RBIs, a .629 slugging percentage and a .409 on-base percentage. Lehner is also an All-Conference at-large player.

Fracker led the Vikings to a 10-2 conference record and their first conference championship since 1990.

Hi-Liner Girls Tennis Doubles Up

May 7, 2014

Hi-Liner girls tennis finished April 24’s weather-abbreviated match against Wahpeton 8-1 at West Fargo on Tuesday, then crossed town to take out Fargo North, 7-2.

“We finished off the Wahpeton match very well,” Valley City coach Matthew Nielson said. “The Doubles came out and dominated the rest of their matches and we rolled right into Singles, where we took care of business. Doubles is definitely our strong suit, as we have not lost a Doubles match against the No. 4-through-No. 9-ranked teams in the EDC.”

Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.

West Fargo Softball Takes Two in Valley City

May 7, 2014

Hi-Liner softball endured West Fargo’s 10-run fourth inning in Tuesday’s 15-3 opening defeat, then tightened up the defense but fell 7-1 in game two.

“I was glad that, in the second game, we didn’t just fall apart,” Valley City head coach Jason Lindgren said. “We could have come back and fallen apart and given up 10 or 11 runs in the second one, too, but we didn’t ... the top of the order’s got to start hitting — they’re the ones you count on, and that’s why they’re in the top of the order — and they haven’t done that for the last couple games.”

Dahlberg Named VCSU Interim President

May 6, 2014

Dr. Margaret Dahlberg, vice president for academic affairs at Valley City State University, has been appointed interim president of VCSU by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.

Dahlberg will begin serving as VCSU interim president on July 1. She will succeed VCSU’s current president, Steven W. Shirley, who has been appointed president of Minot State University.

Greg Vanney, VCSU director of marketing and communications, said Tuesday the process of selecting a permanent president continues.

VCSU Choir to Host Final Concert of Year

May 6, 2014

The Valley City State University Concert Choir and University Singers will present their final concert of the season on Friday at Epworth United Methodist Church, 680 Eighth Avenue SW, in Valley City. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the work of the VCSU music department. The VCSU Quantum Brass will also perform as guest artists on the program.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Times-Record Awarded by State Newspaper Assoc.

May 6, 2014

The Valley City Times-Record won several awards at the North Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Friday May 2 in Bismarck.

Reporter Bonnie Jo Conley-Hanson took first in agriculture photography; reporters Heidi Harris and Conley-Hanson took third in overall design excellence for a the Harvest section; and sports editor Jake McNeal took second in outdoor recreation photography.

Student Still Missing

May 6, 2014

Rogers native Andrew Sadek, 20, left his dorm at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton at 2 a.m. Friday, May 1, and vanished. As of Monday, authorities had not found a trace of the student.

Sadek, the son of John and Tammy Sadek of Rogers, is a 2012 graduate of Valley City Senior High School with ties to Valley City and Rogers. He is a second-year student at NDSCS studying electrical technology.

Hi-Liner Baseball Swept at West Fargo and Davies

May 6, 2014

Hi-Liner baseball suffered a five-inning, 17-0 no-hitter loss at West Fargo in Thursday’s opener, then managed three hits in the follow-up 7-0 defeat.

Friday opened with a five-inning, 11-1 defeat at Fargo Davies followed by an 11-0 five-inning no-hitter loss to Eagle senior Andrew Lein.

Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.

VCSU Men's Golf 8th at MCAC/North Star Conference Championships

May 6, 2014

Valley City State men’s golf took eighth place in April 26 and 27’s MCAC/North Star Conference Championship meet in Nebraska.

Men’s teams played 36 holes on April 26’s Day 1 before April 27’s scheduled third round was canceled due to rain. The Vikings shot a 337 in the first round, then improved by 20 shots with a 317 in the second round.

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