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April 29th, 2014
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.
Valley City State baseball won a 2-1 pitcherâ€™s duel in Saturdayâ€™s opener at Mayville State, then fell just short in a 13-10 slugfest for a weekend split.
Valley City State stands 6-8 in North Star Athletic Association action
and 18-27 overall entering Tuesdayâ€™s 4 p.m. regular-season finale
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Valley City State softballâ€™s 5-1 and 10-6 Saturday home sweep of Dakota State brought them two wins closer to their first conference championship since 1990, the season in which the Vikings won their fifth straight championship.
The Vikings stand atop the North Star Athletic Association with a 10-2 conference record and a 21-19 overall mark, just above University of Jamestownâ€™s 10-4 North Star record. Valley City Stateâ€™s remaining games are Sundayâ€™s 1 p.m-and-3 p.m. home doubleheader against Dakota State, and Monday against Mayville State. Jamestown faces Presentation College on Sunday.
Hi-Liner baseball held a 2-1 lead through six innings of Saturdayâ€™s first game against visiting Fargo Shanley, but a two-out Deacon triple in the top of the seventh scored two runs for the 3-2 win. Valley City staged a comeback after trailing 5-0 early in game two but fell short, 6-3.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.