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April 27th

Our outdoors: Recent fishing tricky but rewarding

April 27, 2012

The recently stocked trout in the stream near my house were quick learners this year. With a winter short on snow and a spring that only just recently made up a couple of inches against the lingering drought, water levels were low and the fish were instantly wary after the DNR truck dumped them in. It was a different season from the previous two, where high waters allowed me to be a bit more obvious and gave me more room to work in the water column.

VCSU softball ends home season with a win

April 27, 2012

There were plenty of emotions on the field for Valley City State University’s home finale Wednesday, a double header sweep of Bemidji State (Minn.) University.
There was the joy of the wins — 8-3 in game one, 4-1 in game two — but also plenty of tears shed as the team’s group of seniors took the field one last time and were given framed jerseys as a keepsake.
When all was said and done, though, it wasn’t a bad way to go out.

April 26th

Spring Sports 2012 (Special section)

April 26, 2012

April 25th

VCSU's 6 seniors prepared for final stretch of college careers

April 25, 2012

As the Valley City State University softball team swept a double-header Tuesday against the University of Minnesota - Crookston, there was plenty of excitement over the two wins.
But at times, third baseman Jane Pettit admits she was momentarily caught off guard.
Standing on second base, Pettit would catch a glimpse of the Vikings’ dugout and find herself getting a bit emotional.
“Sometimes you just catch yourself having one of those moments where you just look at them and you’re like ‘I’m going to miss this,’” Pettit said.

Wednesday (4/25) local digest

April 25, 2012

VCHS golf team takes 4th
The Valley City High School boys golf team took fourth place in a tournament with other Eastern Dakota Conference teams Tuesday at the Village Green Golf Course in Moorhead, Minn.
The Hi-Liners finished with a team score of 319, only eight strokes behind Red River. West Fargo won the meet with a score of 290.
Individually, Nick Jenson led the Hi-Liners with a score of 74, which finished him in a tie for seventh place.

Full VC results:
Nick Jenson 30-34 74
Tyler Stevens 30-39 79
Ben Sorenson 38-44 82
Jared Lentz 47-37 84
Marcus Beedle 42-48 90

Tuesday (4/24) local digest

April 25, 2012

McBride named DAC pitcher of the week
Valley City State University pitcher Katie McBride was named the Dakota Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week Monday.
McBride, a senior from Grand Rapids, Minn., went 3-1 as the Vikings were 5-1 on the week. In her four outings, McBride pitched 26.2 innings, giving up seven runs, three earned, on 26 hits with 15 strikeouts and five walks.
It is the the second time this season McBride has been chosen as the DAC Pitcher of the Week.
-VCSU Athletics

VCSU football camp deadline Wednesday

April 23rd

Locked in: Big 2nd inning leads Valley City State past Mayville

April 23, 2012

By the second inning of the second game of a home double header with Mayville State University Sunday, the Valley City State University softball team had seen plenty of Ashley VandeVeen.
VandeVeen, Mayville’s starting pitcher, had already pitched seven innings to the Vikings’ lineup, six in a 5-1 game one loss and a scoreless first inning.
So in that second inning, the Vikings knew what to expect and entered at-bats looking for a hit from the get-go.

4/23 Local Digest

April 23, 2012

VCHS softball cancelled
The Valley City High School softball team's weekend tournament in Frazee, Minn., was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Hi-Liners' season continues Tuesday in Devils Lake

VCSU baseball loses
The Valley City State University baseball team went 1-3 in a series this weekend against Mayville State.
The Vikings lost 9-1 and won 10-9 at home Saturday to the Comets and lost 3-2 and 7-1 in Mayville Sunday.
The team finishes its regular season with a double header against the University of North Dakota Wednesday in Grand Forks.

VCHS tennis continues today.

Local bowling results (April 23)

April 23, 2012

Old Settlers
Week 26
 Hoff & Jan’s Upholstry won 2 games from Eagles, American Legion won 2 ½ games from VFW, Brothers III won 4 games from American Legion 2
 
Current Standings
American Legion 13 ½ - 6 ½
Eagles 11 – 9
VFW  10 ½ - 9 ½
Brothers III 10 – 10
Hoff & Jans  9 – 11
American Legion #2  6 – 14

High Team Game – Brothers III  907
High Team Series – Brothers III  2477
High Ind Game – Bob Derheim 234
High Ind Series – Bob Derheim 544
 
200s — Bob Derheim 234, Doug Kratz 209, John Froelich 201, Larry Bessette 200, Lyle Peterson 200

April 20th

VC's Johnson competing at regional gymnastics meet

April 20, 2012

As a lifelong gymnast, Valley City’s Taylor Johnson is no stranger to pulling off a routine.
But entering this weekend, the USA Gymnastics Level 8 athlete had a few butterflies.
Rather than a small competition at one of the numerous gyms around North Dakota, she’ll be taking the floor at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the USAG Region 4 Championships.
“I’m probably just going to get a good experience out of it,” Johnson, 13, said. “It’d be cool if I placed.”
It’s a trip that only a handful of members of the Valley Twisters have ever taken.

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