Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
With summer just around the corner, things are beginning to heat up in the NBA playoffs, at least in the Eastern Conference. While it surely looks like the ageless San Antonio Spurs will face the up and coming Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, things are not so clear out east. As the Chris Bosh-less Miami Heat try to survive the Indiana Pacers, the aging Big Three plus Rondo in Boston, look to sneak by the opportunistic Philadelphia 76ers.
BISMARCK (AP) â€” The City Council in Santa Cruz, Calif., has voted to finalize a deal with the Golden State Warriors that will enable the franchise to move its NBA Development League team from North Dakota.
The Dakota Wizards have called the state capital of Bismarck home for nearly two decades. The team was bought last year by the Warriors, an NBA team based about 70 miles north of Santa Cruz in Oakland, Calif., though the team plans a move to San Francisco.
Valley Cityâ€™s Jessica Denholm looks to contribute to her team's success during regional high school softball today.
Enderlin/Maple Valley plays in the Class B South Region championship game against Central Cass at 5:30 p.m. at Tinta Tawa Park in Casselton. EMV clinched a spot in the Class B state tournament with a semifinal win Tuesday.
CASSELTON â€” Based on how things turned out the last two seasons, one would expect that the Enderlin/Maple Valley softball team be somewhat excited to clinch a spot in the first-ever Class B state softball tournament.
In both 2010 and 2011, when the sport operated with only one classification, the Falcons lost in a state qualifying game.
The girls clinched their spot at state Tuesday with a 21-5 win over Hillsboro/Central Valley in the semifinal round of the Class B South Region tournament at Tinta Tawa Park in Casselton.
Valley City High School softball coach Jason Lindgren had mixed feelings on his teamâ€™s 7-6 regular season-ending loss to Fargo Shanley Monday at the Valley City State University softball complex.
There was plenty of good that came from it, but similarly some struggles. There were highs, lows, leads, comebacks. Not to mention the #3 seed in the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament was on the line.
VCHS golf qualifies 3 for state meet
The Valley City High School golf team qualified three team members for state and placed fourth in a meet Monday in Wahpeton.
The Hi-Liners finished with a team score of 307, tying with West Fargo, who took third on a tie breaker.
Nick Jenson and Ben Sorenson both shot a 75 to tie for sixth place, and though Jared Lentzâ€™s 78 didnâ€™t place him, he joined them with a state qualifying score.
Fargo Shanley won the meet with a score of 295. West Fargoâ€™s Connor Holland and Shanleyâ€™s Thomas Strandemo won the meet with a score of 70.
The Valley City High School baseball team closed out its second consecutive winless season with a double header Saturday against Grand Forks Central at Charlie Brown Memorial Field in Valley City.
Though the Hi-Liners dropped the second game 16-2, it was a 6-2 loss in game one, one of the teamâ€™s best efforts of the year, that impressed coach Trevar Hansen.
â€śThat was a way better game,â€ť he said. â€śWe pitched pretty well, played pretty good defense and we hit the ball okay. Thatâ€™s obviously baseball, but I mean thatâ€™s kind of what we havenâ€™t done a ton of out here.â€ť
Valley City High School senior Kierstin Lorenz (pictured) ended her senior season as the Hi-Linerâ€™s only member of the All-Eastern Dakota Conference team. The tennis team ended its season Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the EDC regional tournament in Grand Forks and will have no representatives at the state meet. The Hi-Liners lost 5-0 to West Fargo and 3-2 to Fargo South in the team tournament. The Hi-Liners pulled plenty of upsets in the individual tournament, including consecutive upset wins by Sara Gilbertson and Sam Coit over Red Riverâ€™s top singles player, Katie Sween.
VCHS softball wins
The Valley City High School softball team got an early lead and never let up in an 8-3 win over Devils Lake Friday.
The team had his all through the order with Jenna Coghlan, Amanda Tangen, Danica Diegel and Jessica Deholm each getting two hits. Denholm also was one of three players, to have two runs batted in. Keely Fogarty allowed ten hits but only three runs in the complete game.
The Hi-Liners finish the regular season against Fargo Shanley at 4 p.m. today at the VCSU softball complex. The two-point game will decide third place in the Eastern Dakota Conference.
TUCSON, Ariz.â€” North Dakota State rallied past 13/16th-ranked Hawaiâ€™i 9-7, but fell to Notre Dame 8-4 in an elimination game at the NCAA Tucson Softball Regional played Saturday, May 19, at Hillenbrand Stadium. Notre Dame plays host Arizona at 4:30 p.m. Central in the championship game.
NDSU finishes the season with a 38-22 record and matches the school record for wins at the Division I level. The 2009 Bison team finished 38-20.