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May 21st, 2012
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.
Valley City High School senior Jenna Coghlan (above) was the schoolâ€™s only individual champion at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional meet Saturday in Fargo. Coghlan won the javelin event with a throw of 112 feet, 10 inches, which beat Fargo Daviesâ€™ Lexi Klabo by two inches.The Hi-Liners had one new state qualifier at the meet. April Berntson placed fifth in the 1,600 meter run to qualify for state. The girls team finished seventh with 31 points.
Photo by Brian and Paula Fogarty/Special to the Times-Record
There are two ways for high school athletes to qualify for the annual state track and field meet.
One â€” hit a qualifying time or distance during the season. Two â€” get a top-six finish at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional meet.
Throughout the season, the Hi-Liners had no problems hitting qualifying times and have athletes already booked for eight events.
Saturday at the EDC Regional meet in Fargo, the team will likely get a few more.
EL PASO, TX- Despite solid pitching from starter Erik Blackwell and three right-handers out of the bullpen, the Diablos fell to the Fargo Moorhead Red Hawks on Opening Day at Cohen Stadium by a final score of 3-1.
The Diablos scratched across the first run of the season to take a 1-0 lead when center fielder Kory Drew led off the third inning with a single. Drew advanced to third on a throwing error by Red Hawks starter Kenn Kasparek and scored on second baseman Maikol Gonzalezâ€™s RBI groundout.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) â€” The athletic directors for the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State have been talking about resuming the schoolsâ€™ football rivalry in three years, but more work needs to be done before the FightingÂ Sioux and Bison can meet again on the gridiron.
The schools have tentative game dates in Fargo in 2015 and in Grand Forks in 2017, UND athletic director Brian Faison said.
â€śUntil contracts are signed, itâ€™s still tentative,â€ť he told the Grand Forks Herald. â€śWeâ€™ll be sending (NDSU) contract drafts ... the first of next week.â€ť
Valley City High School senior Kierstin Lorenz has come as close as you can get to the state girls tennis tournament.
Each of the last two years, sheâ€™s lost in a state qualifying match at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament.
â€śHeartbreakers,â€ť she said.
This year, she isnâ€™t approaching the EDC tournament any differently. Same routine, same goal â€” getting one more trip to Fargo for the state tournament.