Archive - Sports Article
April 20th, 2012
Special to the Times-Record
Bismarckâ€™s Dakota Wizards basketball team, a developmental league team for the Golden State Warriors, has taken on a new opponent, bullying.
Earlier this month, the Wizards invited Griggs County Central students to their final home game to assist in their game plan to send out the message â€śstop bullying now.â€ť
At the game, students took a pledge to treat people fairly, be inclusive and take action when bullying is happening to others. Additionally, the team highlighted a new North Dakotaâ€™s new anti-bullying law, â€śCassidyâ€™s Lawâ€ť, which goes in effect this July.
VCSU football signees:
Anthony Frison â€“ OL - Fessenden Bowdon High - Fessenden, ND
Danny Hangaard â€“ TE â€“ Hankinson High - Hankinson, ND
Honors: All-Region, 2nd Team All State
Jed Hansen â€“ K â€“ Northern Cass High - Fargo, ND
Jordan Morrissey â€“ LB â€“ Ellendale High - Ellendale, ND
Honors: SE Conference and Region Team 2011
Jake McElroy â€“ DL â€“ Lakeville North High â€“ Elko, MN.
Team Achievements: Section Champions, Conference Champions
Son of Jill and Dave McElroy
Jerrico Turner â€“ DB â€“ West Valley High - Fairbanks, AK
Chris Handgis â€” FB â€“ Mountain Pointe High â€“ Phoenix, AZ
Sorenson to golf at VCSU
Valley City High School golfer Ben Sorensen has signed a letter of intent to attend Valley City State University and join the Viking golf team, VCSU coach Nathan Stover announced Wednesday night.
Sorenson has been a key member of the Valley City High School golf team lettering every year since eighth grade. During that run he had the second best scoring average on a team that won the 2010 Class B state championship. Sorenson has won two high school tournaments and has nine top-ten finishes.
Photo by Deb Beilke/Special to the Times-Record
For the past two weeks, Iâ€™ve been instructing a course on fly tying and lure making combined with a Fishing 102 of sorts for area youth age 12 to 15 which introduced them to light tackle fishing and the basics of the fly rod. After seeing the world that this generation has grown up in (and I know Iâ€™m starting to sound old) with cell phones, Xboxes, and a multitude of other distractions, I had my concerns that it would be tough to hold their attention. After all, sometimes it takes me, with my short attention span, an entire winter just to decide what lures to make in April.
Each week I close my column with my contact email information. Later, when the inbox dings to signal a new message has arrived, Iâ€™m never certain what the pretense for the email is, but I do enjoy the electronic communication.
Â Recently a reader took issue with an explanation I previously provided regarding harvest of big fish in the spring prior to the time that either walleyes or northern pike have spawned for the year.
VCHS softball gets a sweep
The Valley City High School softball team got a good all-around effort in a sweep of Fargo South Tuesday in Fargo.
The Hi-Liners won 13-0 and 12-0 against the Bruins, combining for 19 hits, while their pitchers allowed two.
Keely Fogarty pitched eight of the ten innings played in the two games, allowing two hits the first game and none in the second. Jessica Denholm relieved her in the second game and kept the no-hitter going.
Amidst the numerous high scoring losses the Valley City High School baseball team has faced this season, the attitude at Charlie Brown Memorial Field can be a little off at times.
But early in the second game of a sweep to Fargo South, things perked up momentarily.
â€śThe kids were excited,â€ť coach Trevar Hansen said. â€śThey played harder and more excited. I thought it was way different.â€ť
It didnâ€™t last long, as the Hi-Liners lost 23-1 to the Bruins, but the feeling was there.
The Valley City JO U14 volleyball team took home the silver division championship at the Meagan Berg Tournament in Wahpeton last weekend. The team consists of (back row) Hailee Peterson, Emily McKay, Ellie Winter, Abby Ingstad, Samantha Wieland, Hannah Miller; (middle row) Miranda Wittenberg, Grace Ihry, Lexi Ondracek, McKenzie Peterson; (front row) Jayda Haugen, Reagan Ingstad.
More prep sports starting
The Valley City High School girls tennis and boys golf teams start their seasons today.
The Hi-Liner boys start their season with a tournament at Kingâ€™s Walk Country Club in Grand Forks. The girls will also be in Grand Forks against defending state champion Red River.
Results from both events will be in Wednesdayâ€™s Times-Record and season previews for both teams will be in the annual Spring Sports insert next week.
VCSU baseball schedule changed
The Valley City State University baseball team had its Monday double header with Jamestown postponed again.