Archive - Apr 6, 2012 - Sports Article
VCSU golf wins title
The Valley City State University golf team had to share the team title at the Dickinson State Spring Invite Wednesday and Thursday at Heart River Golf Course in Dickinson, but it was history making, no less.
The title, which the Vikings shared with Jamestown College, was the teamâ€™s first since the sport returned in 2009.
The Vikings had three golfers finish in the top four, including an individual championship by Taylor Henrickson, who shot a 152. He shared the championship with Jamestownâ€™s Jack Bietz.
Itâ€™s a warm Wednesday afternoon, and six-year-old Rebekah Kauffman is sitting on a couch next to her mother, Misti, at the familyâ€™s house in north Valley City.
A bundle of energy, Rebekah isnâ€™t one to keep still for a minute â€” frequently glancing around for one of her siblings, then laughing and showing off her bright smile.
But as sheâ€™s asked questions, goes quiet, opting for quick, one-word answers.
â€śYou donâ€™t have to be this quiet,â€ť Misti tells her. â€śYouâ€™re never this quiet.â€ť
Nor is she that shy.
By almost any measure, Valley City State University pitcher Ryan Shaw kept it simple in Thursdayâ€™s 11-2 win over Dickinson State University, the second game of a double header between the teams.
â€śI was throwing fastballs and curveballs, trying to hit my spots,â€ť Shaw said.
Simple as it sounds, it worked. The Blue Hawks were limited to four hits and two runs, only one earned, helping the Vikings split the first two games of a four game series. Dickinson won Thursdayâ€™s series opening game 6-2.
The teams play again today at Charlie Brown Field with a double header starting at noon.
Valley City State University mens basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced earlier this week that Sedrick Jennings, originally from Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas, has signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and join the Viking basketball program for next season.
He spent last season at Temple (Tex.) College and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining with the Vikings.