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March 6th, 2012

Sports Digest: Moore gains All-American status in two events, VCSU baseball, Class B girls regional tourneys to start

March 6, 2012

Moore named All-American
The Valley City State University track and field team crowned an All-American at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, which took place over the weekend at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Freshman Darien Moore took fifth place in the weight throw event, placing him as an All American. He had a recorded distance of 18.87 meters in the finals, which finished him two centimeters behind the fourth place finisher.

Hi-Liner girls finish season at EDC tournament

March 6, 2012

FARGO — Looking back on his team’s season, Valley City High School girls basketball coach Jim McDaniel was pleased with how it went.
“I thought it was a great season,” he said, noting the progress the team has made in recent years.
The team ended the season Friday with a 55-44 loss to Fargo Davies in the Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament at the Fargo Civic Center. McDaniel said it was the first time the Hi-Liners advanced past the play-in game in nearly seven years.
“Our program is moving in the right direction,” he said.

March 1st

Legislators, Vikings announce plans for stadium near Metrodome

March 1, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton, political leaders and the Minnesota Vikings unveiled a proposal Thursday to build a $975 million stadium for the team in downtown Minneapolis and called for quick action on the plan before the Legislature adjourns this spring.

The plan would put the new building nearly on top of the current Metrodome site. It calls for $398 million from the state, $150 million from the city and $427 million from the Vikings for upfront construction costs.

VCSU women get College of the Ozarks in NAIA first round

March 1, 2012

The Valley City State University Vikings will face the No. 3 ranked College of the Ozarks (Mo.) in the opening round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.
The Vikings and Lady Bobcats will square off on the second day of opening round action on Thursday, March 8 at 1:45 pm.
College of the Ozarks (29-3) won the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) tournament to earn an automatic bid to Sioux City. The Bobcats are making their 18th National Tournament appearance and have a 26-17 overall record in the tournament.

VCSU baseball hoping to play to its potential

March 1, 2012

As far as Valley City State University baseball coach Casey Olney is concerned, his team can match up with almost anybody on its schedule.
“We have enough talent to compete with the teams we’re playing against,” Olney said. “We just need to play well.”
The Vikings started their season last weekend with a four-game series at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. The Vikings lost a pair of games to University of Minnesota — Crookston and split two with St. John’s (Minn.) University.
“We started 1-3 which is disappointing,” Olney said. “We just need to play a little bit better.”

Weather delays EDC playoff start

March 1, 2012

The Valley City High School girls basketball team extended its season Saturday with a 69-65 win over Devils Lake in a play-in for the Eastern Dakota Conference regional basketball tournament.
But Mother Nature had other plans for the tournament, which was originally scheduled to start last night.
Due to incoming storms Tuesday night, the tournament’s opening round Tuesday was postponed. That included the Hi-Liners’ tournament opening game at West Fargo, which was rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in West Fargo.

Barnes County North girls beat LMM to advance to regionals

March 1, 2012

JAMESTOWN — Before each of his team’s games, Barnes County North girls basketball coach Randy Hooey writes down five goals on a white board.
The goals are what he sees as keys to the game.
But in Monday’s 58-29 regional qualifying win over Litchville-Marion/Montpelier at the Class B District 5 tournament at the Jamestown Civic Center, the priority was getting the game going from the beginning.
“Number one and two today were fast start,” Hooey said. “That’s something we haven’t done so far in this district tournament.”

VCSU softball starts season 1-2 at tournament

March 1, 2012

The Valley City State University softball team lost its final two games at the St. Cloud State University Dome Tournament Sunday in St. Cloud, Minn.
NCAA Division II programs Augustana College and Upper Iowa University beat Valley City State 10-4 and 8-3.
Augusta College hit four home runs en route to a 10-4 victory over Valley City State. Two-run home runs in the bottom of the first and second innings gave the No. 7 ranked team in NCAA Division II to a 4-2 lead they never lost.

VCSU women earn second straight trip to NAIA tourney

March 1, 2012

The Valley City State University womens basketball team played its way into the championship game at the Association of Independent Institutions conference tournament in Madison, S.D.
The Vikings clinched an NAIA national tournament berth, but fell just short of a conference championship.
In the A.I.I. championship game, a slow start led to a big second half comeback before the No. 4 seeded Vikings ran out of steam in a 52-50 overtime loss to No. 3 seed Cal State San Marco.

Maple Valley girls keep hopes up despite loss to Kindred

March 1, 2012

FARGO — It's always hard to tell how a team will take a loss, especially a large one.
But Maple Valley High School girls basketball coach Jeff Miller didn't notice his team getting too down after Saturday's 75-37 loss to Kindred in the semifinals of the Class B District 2 tournament at the Fargo Civic Center.
"These girls are pretty resilient," he said. "They'll shrug it off. They've already shrugged it off."

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