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May 15th, 2012
It's not every day that a baseball team is forced to play eight players.
Nor is it a situation that Valley City High School baseball coach Trevar Hansen ever predicted he'd have to play with.
But in a 20-6 loss in the second game of a doubleheader sweep to Devils Lake Monday at Charlie Brown Field, the Hi-Liners caught a stroke of bad luck right as the team seemed on the verge of its first win.
Instead, the Hi-Liners had a game-ending injury to Brett Rockneberg in the second inning that forced the team to play short handed for the final four innings.
For the most part, the Valley City Junior High School baseball team has played its home games away from Charlie Brown Field, instead, playing their games at Hi-Line Park.
It's a park that plays differently than it's counterpart to the direct north.
Most notably, there is a distinct lack of fences separating the play from the soccer nets and backstops in the distance.
Photo by Matt Nielson/Special to the Times-Record
Two Vikings named All-A.I.I.
The Valley City State University baseball team had two players named to the Association of Independent Institutionsâ€™ All-Conference second team.
Valley City native Preston Jensen was named to the team as an outfielder.
Jensen led the Vikings with a .385 average and had seven doubles, 16 RBI and nine stolen bases. In the field he committed only one error.
He was joined on the team by pitcher Ronnie Blagg, who went 4-4 with a 2.31 earned run average. Of the 37 runs he allowed this season, only 16 were earned. He was second on the team with 47 strikeouts.
The Valley City High School tennis team clinched its seed in the Eastern Dakota Conference with a 6-3 loss at Fargo South Thursday.
The teams were playing in a match that decided the sixth and seventh seeds for the tournament, Valley City taking the latter.
â€śWe will match up with West Fargo in the first round, with a potential rematch with South looming in the second round, which we are excited for,â€ť Valley City coach Matt Nielson said.
For better or worse, the first inning has made the difference for the Valley City High School softball team recently.
Against West Fargo Tuesday, the Hi-Liners struggled out of the gate and couldnâ€™t catch up to the top-ranked Class A team in the state.
But in Thursdayâ€™s 7-4 win over No. 4 Fargo North, it was a different story.
The Hi-Liners opened the game by getting Northâ€™s first three batters out in succession, then came back and scored three of their first five batters to take a 3-0 lead that the team never gave up.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) â€” The Minnesota Vikings moved to within a governor's signature of getting a new $975 million stadium on Thursday after the state Senate approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing.
Gov. Mark Dayton has said he'll sign the measure, meaning the Senate's 36-30 vote was effectively the final barrier for the stadium. The House passed it overnight.
Photo by Kirk Olson/Special to the Times-Record
Karina Olson, Olivia Olson, Michaela Thibert, and Jocey Kriewald were among those representing Valley City Sunday at the Team NoDak youth track meet in Fargo. The four won the 4x100 meter relay race with a time of 1:03.45. The team members also had success individually. In the Bantam division, Olivia Olson took fifth place in the 100 meter dash and seventh in the 400. Kriewald, also racing with the Bantams, took seventh in the 100 and fifth in the 400. In the midget division, Kriewald took seventh place in the 400 and 10th in the 200.
Thursday sports schedule:
VCHS track @ Central Cass Invitational
3:30 p.m. in Casselton
VCHS softball vs. Fargo North
4:30 p.m. (V)/ 6 p.m. (JV) at VCSU
VCHS girls tennis @ Fargo South
4:30 p.m. in Fargo
VCJH baseball vs. Fargo Davies
5 p.m. at Charlie Brown Field
Enderlin/Maple Valley softball
vs. Central Cass
4:30 p.m. in Enderlin
Bevan awarded Gold Glove
Hayley Bevan, a junior on the Valley City State University softball team, was named a Dakota Athletic Conference Gold Glove recipient for the 2012 season.
ELMHURST, Ill.--North Dakota State freshman pitcher Krista Menke earned dual honors as The Summit League Pitcher and Freshman of the Year, while Southern Utah junior outfielder Mikkel Griffin was named Summit League Player of the Year as the league announced its annual awards Wednesday.Â Individual awards and all-league teams were selected in a voting of the leagueâ€™s nine head coaches.