Archive - Apr 2012 - Sports Article
Starting the season off against high level competition isnâ€™t an easy thing to do.
Though the Hi-Liners did what they could in a 12-1 loss to Red River High School in six innings Tuesday, the team left with plenty to work on.
Primarily on the defensive end, where eight players from last season took the field, with only one, pitcher Keely Fogarty, out of her spot from last year.
FARGO â€” The North Dakota State University baseball team capitalized on three first inning errors to jump out to an early lead and eventual 14-4 victory over Valley City State Tuesday at Newman Outdoor Field.
North Dakota State (19-5) had its first four batters go up to the plate before recording an out. NDSU scored five runs in the first inning off of three hits by Nick Colwell, Kyle Kleinendorst and Trevor Jaunich.
NDSU had five different pitchers throw with Anthony Kliniske tossing two scoreless relief innings and earning his first win of the season.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) â€” North Dakota's Supreme Court said Tuesday that voters should decide whether to keep the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname before the courts judge whether a pro-nickname law violates the state constitution.
The court's split ruling clears the way for North Dakotans to weigh in on Measure 4, a referendum about whether UND must continue using the nickname and a separate American Indian warrior profile logo.
The measure goes to a statewide vote June 12. If Fighting Sioux supporters lose, UND intends to drop the nickname and logo.
Valley City State University @ Jamestown College
3 p.m./5 p.m. at McElroy Park in Jamestown
Valley City High School vs. Red River
4:30 p.m. Varsity;6 p.m. JV at the VCSU softball fields
Valley City State @ North Dakota State University
5 p.m. at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo
Valley City High School @ Red River in Grand Forks
5 p.m./7 p.m. at Kraft Field (V)/Apollo Complex (JV)
Track and Field
Valley City High School @ Lisbon Invitational, 3 p.m.
VCHS @ EDC meet at West Fargo HS, 3 p.m.
Valley City High School softball coach Jason Lindgren is the first to admit that his team is plenty young.
With only five seniors, there are numerous freshmen and sophomores that contribute to the Hi-Linersâ€™ success.
But what the team may lack in age, the girls make up for in experience.
â€śYouâ€™re counting on a lot of younger people but they, the sophomores for example, have been playing a lot since they were 8th graders, they saw time when they were 7th graders, so theyâ€™ve got a lot of varsity experience,â€ť coach Jason Lindgren said. â€śItâ€™s not new to them.â€ť
There is a Rules Clinic at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd at the American Legion. Anyone interested in or considering umping this summer is welcome to attend. Sponsor fees are due on Monday, April 2 at 5 p.m. at the Rec Center office.
Pick up rosters at the Valley City Parks & Recreation office. If you have any questions, call 845-3294.
After dropping the first two games on Friday at the Morningside College Invitational Softball Tournament, the Valley City State University softball team rattled off four wins in a row to finish the tournament 4-2.
In game one on Friday, Bellevue (Neb.) University scored five runs in the bottom of the first and led the entire way in a 7-2 victory. The Vikings mustered only six hits with freshman Shayna Taffinder leading the way with a 2-2 performance at the plate. Jen Shadlock took the loss for the Vikings in the circle.
JAMESTOWN â€” The way Valley City State University baseball coach Casey Olney looks at it, the success his team had wasnâ€™t necessarily in the box scores of its Dakota Athletic Conference preseason tournament games.
In the weekend, the team went 1-3. The Vikings lost double header at home Saturday to Dickinson State University and Jamestown College, but rebounded with a13-6 win over Dickinson Sunday in Jamestown before closing it out with a 12-2 loss to the Jimmies.
New VCPR classes starting
Valley City Parks and Recreation is offering two new classes, step aerobics and yoga, starting Monday.
Step Aerobics will be offered at the Rec Center starting Monday, April 2. This class is planned for Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the fitness room upstairs at the Rec Center. The class will be low impact with an upbeat, fun atmosphere with easy to follow routines and light weights to strengthen bones & increase muscle mass. Classes will be instructed by Deb White.
There arenâ€™t many teams that get over a month off from competition in mid-season.
But ever since the Valley City State University track and field team last ran a full meet Feb. 16, the majority of the team has been training for the outdoor season, which starts Saturday when members of the team go to Dickinson State for the first outdoor meet of the year.
â€śThat was a good opportunity for us to train,â€ť said coach Ken Frenette, who previously coached at Campbell University in North Carolina, which has a smaller transition period between the seasons.