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January 5th, 2012

'Up for the Challenge': Mari Milender hoping gymnastics career ends with national berth

January 5, 2012

As Mari Milender prepared for her first USA Gymnastics Level 9 meet last winter, she took a minute to soak it all in.
“I started in the USAG program late so I’ve always been behind some of the girls that were younger than me,” said Milender, a senior at Valley City High School. “The first Level 9 meet, I remember getting ready to step on the floor, I’m like ‘Wow. I’m with the big dogs now. I can say I’m a decent, good gymnast.’
“Just that realization is great after you’ve worked so hard for that, it feels so good.”

VCSU coach Frenette ready to run; baseball signs two, Milligen honored by A.I.I.

January 5, 2012

The morning of his interview for the open Valley City State University cross country and track and field coach position, Ken Frenette woke up about six in the morning and took a jog.
He went around Valley City and gave him a chance to check out the campus. He instantly got a good feeling.
“It seems like a pretty special place,” Frenette said.
Frenette was named the head coach of the teams Dec. 23 and will start working with the track teams next week.

Hi-Liner wrestlers lose to Fargo Davies; LMM girls lose, BCN boys beat PBK

January 5, 2012

By Preston Myers
Special to the Times-Record
Only days after the biggest tournament of the year, the Valley City High School wrestling team looked to start the new year fresh with a win against Fargo Davies Tuesday.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned and the Hi-Liners lost 48-30.

December 30th, 2011

Hi-Liners bring defense, but can't sink shots in loss to Jamestown

December 30, 2011

JAMESTOWN — There's no question about what's ailing the Valley City High School boys basketball team.
"Our offense," junior forward Chase Carpenter said. "We just can't score.
"We're taking bad shots, forcing the ball into the post, just not doing anything great."
The Hi-Liners lost 58-45 Thursday at Jamestown High School. It was the fifth loss in a row.
Similar to the team's loss to West Fargo earlier this month, it wasn't necessarily bad play that lost the game. The shots simply weren't falling.
The Hi-Liners finished the game 18-45 from the field with no 3-pointers.

VCHS girls struggle all around in loss to Jamestown

December 30, 2011

JAMESTOWN — Valley City High School girls basketball coach Jim McDaniel had a hard time pin pointing exactly what was off with his team in Thursday's 62-46 loss to Jamestown.
Unlike the boys, who simply couldn't make shots, the girls struggled to overcome a concoction of turnovers, missed shots and early offensive success from their opponents.
"We were just kind of out of our game, out of synch right from the start," McDaniel said. "We just couldn't get anything going at all."

Vikings advance to Wesman Classic final

December 30, 2011

The Valley City State University mens basketball team
beat the tournament host University of Winnipeg 93-85 in
overtime in the semi-final of the Coca Cola Wesmen Classic
Thursday.
The teams were tied at 81-81 after regulation time forcing
the extra period where the Vikings outscored Winnipeg
12-4. Valley City advances to the tournament championship
Friday at 8:00 p.m. against Brandon (Canada) University.
Sekani Milligen led the Vikings with 26 points. Sylvester
Walker added 19. Aaron Duske finished with a doubledouble
17 points and 11 rebounds. Fourth year forward Eric

December 28th

Hi-Liner wrestlers ready to Rumble on the Red

December 28, 2011

Note: The original story read that Larson wanted to be the first VCHS wrestler to go undefeated in a season. Since publication, it has been verified that Larson would not the be the first to finish undefeated. This version of the story has been updated to reflect that.

At the beginning of the year, Valley City High School wrestler Brandon Larson set the bar high.
He wants to be the join the short list of wrestlers in school history to finish a season undefeated.
"It was just my goal at the beginning of the season to be the first person from Valley City to ever do that," Larson said.

December 27th

Minnesota Vikings expect Peterson back for 2012 season

December 27, 2011

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The athletic abilities of star running back Adrian Peterson led the Minnesota Vikings to give him a seven-year, $100 million contract extension before the season started.
Now, they hope his recuperative abilities are just as good and he is able to live up to being the highest-paid running back in the NFL.
Minnesota expects Peterson to be recovered from left knee surgery for two torn ligaments in time to start the 2012 season.

VCSU men ready for rule changes at Wesmen Classic

December 27, 2011

The Valley City State University mens basketball team had a largely traditional practice Monday when it returned from its short holiday break.
But as the team worked its offense, there was one subtle change — rather than running the shot clock at 35 seconds, the Vikings were working the ball with only 24.
It was a strategic move to help prepare the team for the Wesmen Classic tournament, which starts Wednesday at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

December 23rd

VCSU Digest: Frenette named new track, cross country coach; hoops sweep DAC awards

December 23, 2011

Staff report
The Valley City State University cross-country and track & field teams are getting a new coach, and one with plenty of NCAA Division I experience no less.
Ken Frenette, who spent 23 years coaching the mens and womens cross country teams Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., was named the Vikings' new head coach in a release Friday.

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