Archive - Sports Article
April 9th, 2014
Viking junior catcher/outfielder Savannah McMillinâ€™s walk-off single late Wednesday helped Valley City State sweep Mayville State, 3-1 and 2-1, in a North Star doubleheader at Shelly Ellig Field.
â€śWe had to learn to be patiently aggressive â€” that was the word of the day,â€ť Viking senior third base Liz Hall Sewell said. â€śWe needed to play solid defense, and once we got on base we came through. For two freshman pitchers to come in, it really showed their mound presence.â€ť
Freshman right-handers Ashley Metcalf and Morgan Nalley picked up complete-game wins.
Viking baseball and Jamestown's Tuesday doubleheader at neutral Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. featured a 14-6 slugfest and a 3-0 pitcher's duel, from both of which the Jimmies came away the victors.
Valley City State is now 3-3 in North Star Athletic Association action and 12-21 overall. The Vikings plan to host Dakota State in a 4 p.m. Friday home opener.
Jamestown 14, VCSU 6
Having weathered several early-season delays since returning from their Tucson, Ariz. Spring Trip, Viking softball kicked off their conference-season-opening doubleheader against the Jimmies Tuesday in the confines of Shelly Ellig Field.
Viking pitching persisted but Jamestown came away with the sweep, taking the first contest 4-1 and the second 3-2 in eight-inning fashion.
The Vikings host Mayville State in a noon-and-2 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday.
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Hi-Liner girls basketball held their end-of-the-season awards banquet on Sunday night following a campaign in which they broke the team record for most field goals with 523 in 24 games and set a team record for most steals with 300.
Individual statistical awards
Best Free Throw Percentage
Jessica Denholm, 61
Danica Diegel, 172
Claire Olson, 84
Dierra Diegel, 86
Clutch Free Throw Award
Awards as voted upon by the team
Valley City State Track & Field opened the outdoor season at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Saturday, from which sophomore Jessica Meland emerged with a school-record, 12th-place Hammer Throw toss of 44.85m (147 feet, 2 inches) that beat her former teammate, Amber Volanti, who set the old record in 2012.
Meland wasnâ€™t the only hammer thrower to have a great day: freshmen Mary Roscoe (29.79m; 97 feet, 9 inches) and Kate Roscoe (29.64m; 93 feet, 11 inches) find themselves on the Viking All-Time Performance List after respective sixth- and seventh-place finishes.
Fridayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Indoor Championships at North Dakota State were a promising display of Hi-Liner athleticism.
â€śSetting 12 new personal records at the EDC Indoor was a reputable way to end the indoor season,â€ť Hi-Liner head coach Trevor Bakalar said.
â€śBekah Peterson had another good meet and continues to look strong as we move to our outdoor season. Bekah placed fifth in her first 400m run of the season and set a new personal record with a time of 1:08.22. In the Triple Jump her distance of 31 feet, 3.5 inches placed her seventh.â€ť
Viking and Jamestown baseball cancelled their weekend series and will play a Tuesday doubleheader at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., the first game of which begins at 11 a.m.
The games will be broadcast live on KQDJ 1400 AM and newsdakota.com.
Softball cancelled their weekend games against Jamestown as well; their next games are a 2 p.m.-and-4 p.m. Wednesday doubleheader at Mayville
Hi-Liner Track & Field came away with seven new personal bests in Fridayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Indoor Championships at North Dakota State.
Sophomore John Halgrimson set his own Shot Put record with a heave of 40 feet, 6 inches for 12th place to break his previous mark of 38 feet, 3.5 inches. He improved his personal 60 Meter Dash mark to 7.49 seconds from 7.56 seconds, his 24.25-second 200 Meter Dash earned him eighth place, and his 18-foot, 9.75-inch Long Jump earned him 10th.
â€śI just go,â€ť said Halgrimson of his routines. â€śIf I think too much I get shaky, so I just go.â€ť
The Josh DeBuck Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place at the Montpelier School Gym on May 3.
Tournament brackets include 5th and 6th Grade, 7th and 8th Grade, 9th and 10th Grade and 11th and 12th Grade divisions.
9th through 12th will combine if entries are limited.
April 26 is the entry deadline, $40 per team. All proceeds benefit the Montpelier Athletic Department.
Dwight and Janet Hendrickson
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Julie Smith at (701) 489-3348
Sky Lanes won all four games against J & S Ladies
Chrissy Faye Photography won 3 of 4 against Bank Forward
Valley Lumber won 3 of 4 games against Leevers Foods
Service Master split with 20-20 Auto Center, 2-2
High Team Game
Chrissy Faye Photography 833
High Team Total
Valley Lumber 2,313
Indiv. High Single Game
Kandice Nelson 201 and Monica Nelson 201
Indiv. High Series
Monica Nelson 571
Kandice Nelson 201, Monica Nelson 201 and 200