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April 30th, 2014
Hi-Liner track and field opened the outdoor season with an eighth-place, 36-point boys team finish and a 64-point, sixth-place girls finish at April 10â€™s Bronco Red and Gold meet in Lisbon, N.D.
Barnes County Northâ€™s boys took seventh place at 38 points, the Lady Bison seventh as well with 59. Kindred won the Lisbon boys meet with 152 points, Jamestown the girls meet with 138.
Valley City then finished 13th of 14 Class A boys teams, with two points, at April 25â€™s Shanley Invitational at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., the girls 13th of 15, with six points.
Valley Cityâ€™s Hi-Lites, the youngest team at this yearâ€™s Jan. 24 and 25 Class A State Competition in Grand Forks, N.D., earned fourth in Hip Hop, fifth in Pom and sixth in Jazz.
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No. 2 seed Valley City State softball faces No. 5 Presentation College, whom the Vikings swept 4-0 in the regular season, at 10:15 a.m. Friday in the first round of this weekendâ€™s double-
elimination North Star Athletic Association/Frontier Conference Tournament in Jamestown.
The softball championship is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, the winner of which moves on the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round.
Valley City State baseball carries a No. 3 seed into Fridayâ€™s 7 p.m. opening round game against No. 4 Dakota State, against whom the Vikings finished 3-1, in Valley City.
Hi-Liner girls tennis was in West Fargo on Tuesday for a cold and windy Eastern Dakota Conference match from which the Packers took a sunny 8-1 win.
â€śWest Fargo took second in the State Tournament last year and didnâ€™t lose any players,â€ť Valley City head coach Matthew Nielson said. â€śTheir top five players are seniors this year. They are a great team, and coach Chad Anderson does a great job with his program. The Packers won their first three EDC matches 9-0, and not only did we give them their first loss to go 8-1, but we also won a set at No. 1 Doubles, No. 2 Doubles and No. 2 Singles.â€ť
Hi-Liner softball appeared to have Tuesday nightâ€™s two-point Eastern Dakota Conference contest against Fargo Shanley won with a 3-1 lead off of senior Paula Andelâ€™s two-out, two-RBI double in the bottom of the sixth, but Deacon sophomore Lauren Rotundaâ€™s two-out, two-strike double brought in two of three seventh-inning Shanley runs for the 4-3 escape.
Shanleyâ€™s win avenged Saturdayâ€™s 11-6 loss to the Hi-Liners in the Detroit Lakes Tournament closer.
LYC Track Meet (April 22 at Valley City State)
Varsity Boys Team Totals
1. Maple Valley-Enderlin 147
2. Northern Cass 96
3. Barnes County North 87
4. Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 73
5. LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 44
Varsity Girls Team Totals
1. Maple Valley-Enderlin 128
2. Northern Cass 126
3. Barnes County North 122
4. LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 56
5. Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 15
Varsity Boys Results
Outstanding Athlete of the Meet: Wyatt Steckler, Barnes County North
1. James Hollister, Northern Cass 43.84 seconds
Valley City freshman Elly Milender, of Jamestownâ€™s Blue Jay hockey team, joined Team North Dakota, coached by the University of North Dakota standouts Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux, as North Dakota finished fourth with a 1-3 record in April 24-26â€™s CCM High School National Invitational Tournament at the Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth, Minn.
North Dakota yielded two goals in the second period, another in the third and a short-handed third-period goal in Thursdayâ€™s 4-0 opening loss to the Minnesota Seniors.
Valley City State senior right-hander Samantha Nalley is the North Star Athletic Association Softball Pitcher of the Week, the NSAA announced Monday.
Nalley, the 5-foot-10-inch Pocatello, Idaho native, tossed a complete game as the Vikings swept Dakota State in Saturdayâ€™s home doubleheader.
Nalley threw seven innings in the 5-1 game one win, giving up only a run on six hits and notching three strikeouts.
Valley City State senior Brittany Lehner is the North Star Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week alongside Jamestown sophomore Emily Newman, the NSAA announced Monday.
Lehner, the 5-foot-11-inch Watertown, S.D. native, batted 6-for-7 at the plate with two runs, a home run and four RBIs as the Vikings swept Dakota State in Saturdayâ€™s doubleheader. Lehner landed game-tying RBI singles in both the fourth and fifth innings, hit the second of two sixth-inning back-to-back home runs with senior teammate Liz Hall-Swell in a 10-6 win, and finished with a slugging percentage of 1.286.