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May 11th, 2014

Girls Tennis Takes Doubleheader, 7th at WF

May 11, 2014

Hi-Liner girls tennis won a home doubleheader against Grand Forks Central and Fargo Shanley on Friday, then tied for seventh at the 16-team East/West Invitational in West Fargo, N.D.

Hi-Liner Fastpitch Slays Grand Forks Central

May 11, 2014

Hi-Liner softball, having struggled to capitalize in recent games, scrambled the batting order and won both of Friday’s games at Grand Forks Central, taking the first contest 13-3 and the second 15-4.

“We flip-flopped No. 2 through No. 7 in the batting order,” Valley City head coach Jason Lindgren said. “They’ve been in same spots for years, and maybe some got comfortable. We hit better, and we’ll find out early this week how our newfangled lineup works against Fargo North and West Fargo.”

Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.

Hometown Vikings Win 4 Events at NSAA Invite

May 11, 2014

Valley City State sophomore Jessica Meland won the Women’s Shot Put and the Women’s Hammer Throw, sophomore Jenna Coghlan the Women’s Javelin Throw and senior Wayne Engelhard the Men’s 1,500-meter Run as the Vikings hosted Friday’s North Star Athletic Association Invitational against Jamestown, Dickinson State and Dakota State.

Meland’s toss of 12.12 meters (39 feet, 9.25 inches) earned her the Shot Put crown before she took the top Hammer Throw spot at 50.08 meters (164 feet, 4 inches).

May 9th

Boomer’s Wins Co-Ed Volleyball Championship

May 9, 2014

Boomer’s Corner Keg is your Valley City Parks & Recreation Co-Ed Volleyball League champion after finishing the regular season 10-0 for a first-round bye, defeating Centrol 2-1 (25-12, 20-25, 15-8) and taking down Service Master, 2-0 (25-21, 25-19) in the championship.

DeVries Returns as Vikings Coach

May 9, 2014

Jill DeVries, previously the Valley City State women’s basketball coach of 14 years before stepping down last June, is the coach once again, athletic director Jack Denholm announced on Tuesday.

DeVries replaces Cathy Hanek, who resigned after one season.

Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.

Kaminsky NSAA Coach of Character

May 9, 2014

Valley City State men’s head basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky is the North Star Athletic Association Coach of Character, an award bestowed upon a head coach outstanding in embracing the five core values of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character Initiative — integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership — and using methods of teaching character through sport, and in community leadership through volunteering or service, the NAIA announced.

Denholm to Waldorf, Diegel to Northern

May 9, 2014

Valley City seniors Jessica Denholm and Dierra Diegel announced their college intentions on Thursday at the Hi-Liner Activities Center, where Denholm signed a letter of intent to advance her volleyball career as a setter at Waldorf College and Diegel signed to play basketball as a forward at Northern State University.

Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.

May 7th

Hi-Liner Boys Golf Shoots Season-Bests

May 7, 2014

All six Hi-Liners carded season-best rounds Wednesday at CrossRoads Golf Course in Carrington, N.D., as junior Jared Lentz’s sixth-place 76 led Valley City to seventh for four points at 330.

“Conditions were maybe the best we have had all year, which is hard to believe, as they played 18 holes in the drizzle and rain today,” Hi-Liner head coach Buff Murray said. “No wind was a big plus for the first tournament this year.”

Senior Dustin Miller shot an 83, freshman Drew Oberlander an 85, sophomore Collin Hoss an 86, freshman Levi Nix an 88, and junior Ian
Schweitzer a 90.

Brady Anderson NSAA Baseball Player of the Year

May 7, 2014

Viking sophomore Brady Anderson is the North Star Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Year and is one of six Vikings to receive postseason honors, the NSAA announced Monday at the conclusion of the conference tournament.

Anderson led the North Star with a .443 batting average, picked up 23 extra-base hits and hit three home runs, drove in 38 runs and led the Vikings with a .506 on-base percentage and a .678 slugging percentage. Anderson was also named the NAIA National Player of the Week on April 1, and is All-Conference as a utility.

May 6th

Brittany Lehner NSAA Softball Player of the Year; Elle Fracker Coach of the Year

May 7, 2014

Valley City State senior Brittany Lehner is the North Star Athletic Association Player of the Year, first-year head coach Elle Fracker is the Coach of the Year, and four more Vikings were named All-Conference, the NSAA announced Monday.

Lehner, of Watertown, S.D., led regular season conference champion Valley City State with a .382 batting average, six home runs, 27 RBIs, a .629 slugging percentage and a .409 on-base percentage. Lehner is also an All-Conference at-large player.

Fracker led the Vikings to a 10-2 conference record and their first conference championship since 1990.

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