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May 29th, 2012
The Valley City High School golf team is no stranger to state, but this year, a few Hi-Liners took a different route getting there.
Rather than qualify with the rest of the team, senior Nick Jensen and Ben Sorenson and freshman Jared Lentz all qualified individually during a meet last week in Wahpeton.
â€śWeâ€™ve never really done that before,â€ť coach Buff Murray said. â€śItâ€™s something thatâ€™s new.â€ť
But an individual sport, the Hi-Liners are keeping the focus solely on team entering todayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament at the Edgewood Public Golf Course in Fargo.
Valley City High School track and field coach Trevor Bakalar said the state meet in Bismarck over the weekend was full of ups and downs for his teams.
Although there was a bit of disappointment â€” namely, the Hi-Linersâ€™ 4x100 and 4x200 girls relay teams and senior sprinter Molly Willson missing the finals â€” there was also the delight that three seniors got from placing in their final season.
VCTA summer activities starting soon
The registration deadline is coming up for several Valley City Tennis Association programs.
1) Summer Tennis League: Monday nights at 7pm from June 4 - July 30 playing the World Team Tennis format; $25 entry fee. Open to junior/senior high players and adults.
2) Adult Beginner Lessons: Monday nights from 6-7pm in June (4,11,18,25); $20 entry fee; 4 players minimum.
Registration is due by June 1 to the Valley City Parks and Recreation office. Call 840-1727 for more information.
VCSU offering youth basketball camps
CASSELTON â€” Enderlin/Maple Valley softball player Abbie Tinjum approached her last at-bat in Thursdayâ€™s Class B South Region championship game with one goal in mind â€” get the ball in play and get the final run needed in the 17-7 win over Central Cass.
â€śI was thinking that I just needed a base hit because we just need a runner in and I can probably make it to first and beat it out,â€ť Tinjum said.
She did what she needed to, putting a ball on the ground in the infield as teammate Rylee Nudell sprinted from third to home, beating the throw.
Valley City State University junior Darien Moore won the NAIA national championship in the hammer throw Thursday in Marion, Ind. Moore finished with a throw of 200 feet, beating his closest opponent six feet. Moore will compete in the shot put, which takes place at 2 p.m. today. VCSUâ€™s Amber Volanti missed placing in the javelin by under a foot.
VCHS softball advances in EDC tourney
The Valley City High School softball team avenged a loss from its season opener, beating Red River 5-1 in the first round of the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament.
Valley City High Schoolâ€™s April Berntson has yet to see the state track and field meet from an athleteâ€™s perspective. Bentson, a freshman, narrowly missed making the meet last year as an eighth grader, but instead went as a spectator.
This year, sheâ€™ll be making the trip for the right reasons.
Berntson clinched her spot in the state meet with a fifth place finish in the 1,600 meter run at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional meet last weekend in Fargo.
â€śIt was really awesome,â€ť Berntson said. â€śI was just so excited and then everybody came and gave me a big hug.â€ť
With summer just around the corner, things are beginning to heat up in the NBA playoffs, at least in the Eastern Conference. While it surely looks like the ageless San Antonio Spurs will face the up and coming Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, things are not so clear out east. As the Chris Bosh-less Miami Heat try to survive the Indiana Pacers, the aging Big Three plus Rondo in Boston, look to sneak by the opportunistic Philadelphia 76ers.
BISMARCK (AP) â€” The City Council in Santa Cruz, Calif., has voted to finalize a deal with the Golden State Warriors that will enable the franchise to move its NBA Development League team from North Dakota.
The Dakota Wizards have called the state capital of Bismarck home for nearly two decades. The team was bought last year by the Warriors, an NBA team based about 70 miles north of Santa Cruz in Oakland, Calif., though the team plans a move to San Francisco.
Valley Cityâ€™s Jessica Denholm looks to contribute to her team's success during regional high school softball today.
Enderlin/Maple Valley plays in the Class B South Region championship game against Central Cass at 5:30 p.m. at Tinta Tawa Park in Casselton. EMV clinched a spot in the Class B state tournament with a semifinal win Tuesday.