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May 11th, 2014

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 8th

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.

Hi-Liner Girls Tennis Doubles Up

May 7, 2014

Hi-Liner girls tennis finished April 24’s weather-abbreviated match against Wahpeton 8-1 at West Fargo on Tuesday, then crossed town to take out Fargo North, 7-2.

“We finished off the Wahpeton match very well,” Valley City coach Matthew Nielson said. “The Doubles came out and dominated the rest of their matches and we rolled right into Singles, where we took care of business. Doubles is definitely our strong suit, as we have not lost a Doubles match against the No. 4-through-No. 9-ranked teams in the EDC.”

Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.

West Fargo Softball Takes Two in Valley City

May 7, 2014

Hi-Liner softball endured West Fargo’s 10-run fourth inning in Tuesday’s 15-3 opening defeat, then tightened up the defense but fell 7-1 in game two.

“I was glad that, in the second game, we didn’t just fall apart,” Valley City head coach Jason Lindgren said. “We could have come back and fallen apart and given up 10 or 11 runs in the second one, too, but we didn’t ... the top of the order’s got to start hitting — they’re the ones you count on, and that’s why they’re in the top of the order — and they haven’t done that for the last couple games.”

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