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April 11th, 2014
Valley City Express Wrestling sent 27 contenders to March 29â€™s State Folkstyle Tournament in Bismarck, where 17 placed in the Top 6 of their respective divisions to earn All-State distinction.
Prior to the Individuals Tournament, Express competed in the State Dual Team Tournament and took 3 of 4 duals for third place.
Participants on the dual team were Kolt Grebel, Koye Grebel, Corbyn Powell, Ethan Miller, Broden Muske, Tyson Hovland, Bennett Rogelstad, Ethan Langemo, Austin Rogelstad, Blake Hagen, Parker Larson, Cayden Lloyd and Callen Oestern.
Enderlin/Maple Valley fastpitch softball preyed on Graftonâ€™s catching struggles at home plate to the tune of an 11-1 and 14-4 doubleheader sweep in arboreal Buffalo, N.D. â€” the first games ever played at the field â€” on Thursday night.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
Wesley Acres won all four games against Fairhill Properties
Dacotah Bank won 3 of 4 from Farmers Union Insurance
Bettinâ€™s Greenhouse and Dirty Johnnyâ€™s split their series, 2-2
High Team Game and Series
772 and 2,148
High Indiv. Game
Jonell Schaefer 174
High Indiv. Series
Sheila Cuypers 471
Cheryl Olson 161, Doris Weller 155, Mary Tangen 152
Farmers Union 33-27
Dirty Johnnyâ€™s 29-31
Dacotah Bank 29-31
Wesley Acres 28-32
Fairhill Properties 27-33
Viking junior catcher/outfielder Savannah McMillinâ€™s walk-off single late Wednesday helped Valley City State sweep Mayville State, 3-1 and 2-1, in a North Star doubleheader at Shelly Ellig Field.
â€śWe had to learn to be patiently aggressive â€” that was the word of the day,â€ť Viking senior third base Liz Hall Sewell said. â€śWe needed to play solid defense, and once we got on base we came through. For two freshman pitchers to come in, it really showed their mound presence.â€ť
Freshman right-handers Ashley Metcalf and Morgan Nalley picked up complete-game wins.
Viking baseball and Jamestown's Tuesday doubleheader at neutral Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. featured a 14-6 slugfest and a 3-0 pitcher's duel, from both of which the Jimmies came away the victors.
Valley City State is now 3-3 in North Star Athletic Association action and 12-21 overall. The Vikings plan to host Dakota State in a 4 p.m. Friday home opener.
Jamestown 14, VCSU 6
Having weathered several early-season delays since returning from their Tucson, Ariz. Spring Trip, Viking softball kicked off their conference-season-opening doubleheader against the Jimmies Tuesday in the confines of Shelly Ellig Field.
Viking pitching persisted but Jamestown came away with the sweep, taking the first contest 4-1 and the second 3-2 in eight-inning fashion.
The Vikings host Mayville State in a noon-and-2 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday.
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Hi-Liner girls basketball held their end-of-the-season awards banquet on Sunday night following a campaign in which they broke the team record for most field goals with 523 in 24 games and set a team record for most steals with 300.
Individual statistical awards
Best Free Throw Percentage
Jessica Denholm, 61
Danica Diegel, 172
Claire Olson, 84
Dierra Diegel, 86
Clutch Free Throw Award
Awards as voted upon by the team
Valley City State Track & Field opened the outdoor season at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Saturday, from which sophomore Jessica Meland emerged with a school-record, 12th-place Hammer Throw toss of 44.85m (147 feet, 2 inches) that beat her former teammate, Amber Volanti, who set the old record in 2012.
Meland wasnâ€™t the only hammer thrower to have a great day: freshmen Mary Roscoe (29.79m; 97 feet, 9 inches) and Kate Roscoe (29.64m; 93 feet, 11 inches) find themselves on the Viking All-Time Performance List after respective sixth- and seventh-place finishes.
Fridayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Indoor Championships at North Dakota State were a promising display of Hi-Liner athleticism.
â€śSetting 12 new personal records at the EDC Indoor was a reputable way to end the indoor season,â€ť Hi-Liner head coach Trevor Bakalar said.
â€śBekah Peterson had another good meet and continues to look strong as we move to our outdoor season. Bekah placed fifth in her first 400m run of the season and set a new personal record with a time of 1:08.22. In the Triple Jump her distance of 31 feet, 3.5 inches placed her seventh.â€ť
Viking and Jamestown baseball cancelled their weekend series and will play a Tuesday doubleheader at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., the first game of which begins at 11 a.m.
The games will be broadcast live on KQDJ 1400 AM and newsdakota.com.
Softball cancelled their weekend games against Jamestown as well; their next games are a 2 p.m.-and-4 p.m. Wednesday doubleheader at Mayville