Archive - Apr 2012 - Sports Article
Valley City High School senior Paul Viland, pictured during a home meet earlier this month, was one of two Hi-Liners to qualify for state at the Shanley Invitational Friday in Moorhead, Minn. Viland posted a personal best of 12 feet, six inches in the pole vault to qualify. Jenna Jacob, who had previously qualified in the 4x100 meter relay and the 100 dash, qualified in the 200 with a time of 26.84 seconds.
Weekend games postponed
Multiple Valley City High School teams had games postponed due to bad weather Friday.
The weather affected a home softball game with Maple Valley/Enderlin, a home tennis match with Grand Forks Central and a road baseball game against against Fargo North.
As of Sunday, the baseball and softball games were still awaiting a make-up date. The tennis match will be played today at 3:30 p.m.
Home games today
The VCHS tennis and baseball teams are at home today.
The tennis team plays a match with Grand Forks Central at 3:30 p.m., which was rescheduled from Friday.
The Valley City State University softball season ended with a 5-2 loss to Jamestown College in an elimination game Sunday at the the last Dakota Athletic Conference Tournament in Mayville.
Jamestown College jumped out to a 4-0 lead, scoring two in the top of the second and fourth before Cyndi Figol got the Vikings on the board with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth. The Vikings later pushed across one more runner. Jamestown added one more in the top of the seventh inning.
West Fargo 9
Valley City 0
1. Kierstin Lorenz lost to Sammie Smith
2. Clarissa Olson lost to Kaylee Stock
3. Sara Gilbertson lost to Sarina Olson
4. Sam Coit lost to Katie Baasch
5. Arelle Krueger lost to Brookke Christenson
6. Kristin Nelson lost Mackenzie Tucker
1. Lorenz/Olson lost to Olson/Stock
2. Gilbertson/Coit lost to Smith/Baasch
3. Krueger/Jessica Gylden lost to Christenson/Karyn Binde
Thoughts from coach Matt Nielson:
8th grade girls
1) Aberdeen ............................ 178
2) Jamestown ......................... 127
3) Valley City ............................ 81
4) Lisbon ................................... 57
5) PBK ...................................... 37
6) Barnes Co North .................. 33
7) Maple Valley â€“ Enderlin ....... 30
8) Montpelier .............................. 0
GIRLS 100 METER DASH
1 Jordan Thomas â€“ PBK 13.15
2 Madison Barnes â€“ Jam 13.56
3 Lindi Chadwick â€“ Jam 13.72
4 Brienne Roehrich â€“ VC 13.78
5 Megan Orr â€“ Jam 13.78
6 Kiana Bakalar â€“ MVE 14.05
VCSU baseball @ DAC Tournament
Friday and Saturday in Mayville
VCSU softball @ DAC Tournament
Saturday and Sunday in Mayville
VCSU track @ Al Cassell Relays
Saturday in Jamestown
VCHS, BCN track @ Shanley Invitational
Friday, 2 p.m. at Concordia College
VCHS girls tennis vs. GF Central
Friday, 4 p.m. in Valley City
VCHS softball vs. Enderlin/Maple Valley
Friday, 4 p.m. @ VCSU
EMV baseball vs. FSHP
Friday, 5 p.m. in Enderlin
LLM baseball vs. Northern Cass
Friday, 5p.m. in LaMoure
LLM track @ Ellendale
Saturday in Ellendale
Valley Twisters Gymnastics Club wishes to clarify that during Jon Liardiâ€™s tenure as coach, there were no safety concerns of the students, there were no serious injuries to any student participating in the program, and there were no incidents of abuse of any student. Valley Twister Gymnastics Club did not believe that participants in its programs were at risk for their personal safety while Mr. Liardi was coach beyond the risks which are inherent from participation in any well-managed gymnastics program.
When it comes to his choices in athletics, Valley City Junior High Schoolâ€™s John Halgrimson is quick to point fingers. But not in a bad way.
In many cases, heâ€™s just following the example set by his older brother, VCHS senior Joey Halgrimson.
â€śMost sports that I do are because my brother was in them,â€ť Halgrimson said.Â â€śI like doing what my brother does.â€ť
Thursday at Lokken Field,Â Halgrimson was among the top athletes at the Valley City Junior High Track Meet at Lokken Field.
The Valley City High School softball team scored three runs in the final two innings of a win at Grand Forks Central Thursday.
Coach Jason Lindgren said the Hi-Liners wanted to get ahead early against the Knights, and the girls did just that.
The Hi-Liners went ahead 3-0 in the second inning, getting key RBI from Allison Baasch (on a two-RBI single) and a sacrifice bunt by Jasmine Stevens.
Amanda Tangen had a leadoff walk in the third inning, then stole second and was driven in by Dierra Diegel to take a 4-0 lead.
As far as I can tell, few people are complaining out loud about the early arrival of spring in 2012.
Since 2009 itâ€™s almost felt like weâ€™d skipped a season, or replaced spring with â€śfloodâ€ť season.
This year, it started to feel like spring in February and March and itâ€™s almost as if fall never left.
Regardless, the early spring has been welcomed by humans, fish and wildlife alike.