Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
Every year in football, the center snaps a ball to his quarterback hundreds, if not thousands of times.
But as simple as it seemed late in Saturday's 39-28 loss to NCAA Division II South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, something went wrong for the Valley City State University football team.
The Vikings were in the middle of a drive following a touchdown by the Hardrockers that put VCSU down 32-28.
Of all the games a football team plays each year, there is rarely a non-playoff matchup that draws a crowd better than a homecoming game. But in the same vein, all excitement of the weekend comes with the possibility of distracting players.
But in Friday night's 40-13 homecoming win over Lisbon, the Valley City High School football team showed that it was all business.
Entering Thursday's match with Kindred, the Maple Valley High School volleyball team knew one of the Vikings' biggest threats was going to be Kellie Schmit.
"She's a very good player," Maple Valley coach Jessica Theurer said. "We just had to do our best to attack so they couldn't set her up."
It was a strategy that worked at times, but wasn't quite as potent as the Raiders hoped in their 25-15, 25-21, 25-13 loss to Kindred.
VC XC Does Well at Central Cass
Three teams from Valley City High School won team championships at the Casselton Invite Thursday.
The Hi-Liners got team championships from the junior varsity girls and boys and the varsity girls. The boys finished seventh of ten teams.
The varsity girls, who are missing Ruth Ihry, Mikaylah Ross and Amanda Starr to injury, were led by April Berntson, who took second place at 15:47. She was followed in by Barbara Zubrod, who took eighth in 16:40.
Casey Englehard led the boys with a sixth place finish in the varsity race finishing in 18:31.
Even though the high school volleyball season has been in session for just over a month, Valley City High School's schedule had yet to match the Hi-Liners up against a team that brought the ball a bit harder than normal.
That was until Tuesday, when the Hi-Liners struggled at times to close the gap in a 25-20, 25-16, 25-20 loss to West Fargo in front of a loud student section at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
VCSU Hall of Fame Banquet Friday
Tickets are on sale for the Valley City State University Hall of Fame banquet, which is being held Friday as part of the school's homecoming festivities.
The banquet is being held at the VCSU student center starting at 5 p.m. with a social hour. The banquet starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the athletic office. For more information call 845-7161 and ask for Deb.
The Hi-Liner Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce the induction class for 2012. This group of seven individuals and one team will be recognized during the VCHS homecoming parade and the homecoming football game on Friday, September 28.
Below are the 2012 Hi-Liner Hall of Fame biographies:
1971 Girls Golf Team
Before the Valley City High School tennis team took the court in Monday's Eastern Dakota Conference tournament play-in match with Wahpeton Monday, the players on the team had a meeting by themselves.
It was a meeting that senior Ricky Paulson admitted got him a little emotional, as he thought about what could be the seniors' last match. But by the end, the Hi-Liners were all business.
"We knew what we had to get done," Paulson said.
Get it done, they did, as the Hi-Liners swept Wahpeton 5-0 to advance to the EDC regional team tournament Thursday in Grand Forks.
LINTON, N.D. â€“ The Maple Valley/Enderlin football team lost twice last year to Linton HMB. The first time was the Falcons' homecoming game, the second, a regional semifinal.
So Friday night, when the Falcons tore open the fourth quarter with two unanswered touchdowns and three big defensive stops to win 24-12, it was what several spectators called "priceless."
"It is priceless, it is," coach Brett Kapaun said after receiving hugs from parents who traveled hours to the game. "What does 'beyond feel pretty good' sound like?"
JAMESTOWN â€” In the big picture, the Valley City State University football team wants every win it can get.
But a win over Jamestown College? That's even sweeter.
"It's always a big game for us," Valley City coach Dennis McCulloch said. "It's a high expectation game. I get a lot of people saying 'Coach Mac, good luck this week,' a lot of interest from our alumni. It's a huge game for us."
The Vikings won Saturday's rivalry game with the Jimmies 13-10 in front of a loud crowd at Jamestown's Taylor Stadium.