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April 1st, 2014
Valley City State sophomore right fielder Brady Anderson is your back-to-back North Star Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week.
Anderson, the 5-foot-10-inch Jamestown, N.D. native, enjoyed a .593 batting average and a 1.148 slugging percentage as the Vikings posted a 3-3 record between March 24 and March 31. He hit for the cycle in March 29â€™s 23-8 win at Dickinson State in which he powered for a two-run homer, an RBI triple, a three-run double and a total of eight RBIs.
Valley City State University Athletic Director Jack Denholm announced on Friday the hiring of Adam Longmore as the 11th head volleyball coach in school history.
Longmore replaces Susan Kolbow, who resigned in January following four seasons as head coach, and takes over the program in mid-April.
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Hi-Liner softball's Tuesday doubleheader vs. Grand Forks Red River was rescheduled to Saturday, but has since been postponed. Friday's doubleheader at West Fargo has also been postponed.
Softball (2-0 overall)'s next game is currently scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at Fargo South.
Baseballâ€™s Tuesday 5 p.m.-and-7 p.m. doubleheader opener against Grand Forks Central has been cancelled, and their 5 p.m.-and-7 p.m. home doubleheader against Devils Lake has been postponed to May 8.
Valley City State junior right-handed pitcher Chris Holden and sophomore right-hander Corey Pudas allowed just nine combined hits and a run as the Vikings swept Dickinson State in Sundayâ€™s doubleheader to take the weekend series 3-1.
Sundayâ€™s pair of wins improved on Saturdayâ€™s 6-4 loss and 23-8 win.
Valley City Stateâ€™s 3-1 weekend improved their season record to 12-19 overall and 3-1 in Frontier/North Star play. Next for the Vikings are Saturdayâ€™s 1 p.m.-and-3 p.m. doubleheader and Sundayâ€™s noon-and-2 p.m. back-to-back at Jamestown.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Hi-Liner softball opened with a 7-3 and 18-13 doubleheader sweep of host Bismarck on Saturday.
Valley City (2-0 overall) enters their first Eastern Dakota Conference doubleheader of the season â€” Mondayâ€™s blizzard warning permitting â€” Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. against Grand Forks Red River at the Valley City State fields.
Valley Twisters Gymnastics was in Fargo last weekend for the North Dakota USA Gymnastics State Meets, from which Eryn Crump and Rebekah Kauffman emerged as Girls victors and Jonah Kauffman the Boys Floor champion.
Crump won Vault and Bars and took the All-Around title with 35.65 points for a spot on the North Dakota Super 8 Team that will compete at Regionals on April 11.
Bethany Crump also earned a Regional spot with fourth place on Beam and Floor and a first-place 34.625 Level 8 All-Around score.
Valley Cityâ€™s Sharks Swim Team competed at the March 14-16 North Dakota State Short Course Swimming Championships in Bismarck.
Annie Hart and Camille Kawasaki competed in the Girlsâ€™ 15-16 division, Hailee Peterson and Noelle Thompson in the Girlsâ€™ 13-14, Ashley McFadgen in the Girlsâ€™ 11-12, Brady Lettenmeier in the 9-10 Boys, Clorissa Nelson and Georgia Lettenmeier in the 8 & Under.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Viking football and volleyball players visited Barnes County elementary schools in the first week of March to exemplify the importance of being active and eating healthy, to demonstrate exercises students can do for training and to show students that physical activity can be fun.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
After just four days off following a 16-game, 12-day Tucson, Ariz. stretch, Valley City State baseball opens their in-state games this weekend with doubleheaders at Dickinson State on Saturday and Sunday.
As of Thursday afternoon, Saturdayâ€™s forecast in Dickinson calls for a high near 59 degrees and mostly sunny skies. Sundayâ€™s games could be in jeopardy as the forecast calling for a chance of rain and a high near 40 degrees. Game times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Mountain Time on Saturday, and 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Mountain Time on Sunday.
A pair of Valley City State University menâ€™s basketball recruits have received even more postseason awards.
Milnor 6-foot-3-inch senior guard Briton Bussman, who became the Class B Senior Athlete of the Year on March 8, was also a finalist and finished second in voting for the North Dakota Mr. Basketball Award. Bussmanâ€™s latest honor came with First Team All-State distinction on March 24 that followed All-Region and All-District status.