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January 18th, 2013
When the Valley City High School gymnastics teams had its first home meet of the week Tuesday, Taylor Johnson and Rebekah Fisher kept their scores close.
Thursday, as the Hi-Liners hosted their final home meet of the regular season, a triangular with Fargo and Davies, it wasn't much different.
Johnson got the better score in the floor, Fisher narrowly had the better score on the beam and vault. The two even finished the day with a tie on the bars, scoring 8.2 each.
Entering the first day of the 2012 Barnes County Girls Basketball Tournament at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, Valley City High School coach Jim McDaniel had his team focus heavily on both fundamentals and staying consistent with them throughout the game.
By the end of the Hi-Linersâ€™ 62-22 tournament opening win over Barnes County North, he was pleased.
â€śI thought all four quarters, we offensively did what we were supposed to do. We ran our offenses,â€ť McDaniel said. â€śDefensively, I thought we did a nice job pressuring the ball, making it hard for them to make it for them to get good, easy looks.â€ť
Tuesday: First round
Valley City 62, Barnes Co. North 22
Sargent Central 46, LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 38
Maple Valley 61, Griggs Co. 28
4) No. 3 Enderlin vs. No. 6 FSHP, 7:30 p.m.
Barnes Co. North vs. LaMoure/Litchville-Marion, 3 p.m.
Griggs Co. Central vs. FSHP, 4:30 p.m.
Valley City vs. Sargent Central, 6 p.m.
Maple Valley vs. Enderlin, 7:30 p.m.
7th place, noon: consolation semifinal losers
5th, 1:30 p.m.: consolation semifinal winners
3rd, 3 p.m.: championship semifinal losers
VCSU Women Beat Presentation
The No. 13 Valley City State University women's basketball team had its highest scoring game of the year Tuesday with a 93-54 win at Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D.
The Vikings shot 58 percent from the floor, hitting 36-62 shots, including 12 3-pointers, and every player scored at least two points.
Freshman Courtney Dixon led the Vikings with 14 points. Freshman Erika Ettl and sophomore Sierra Even both added 12 points each.
VCSU Women Fall in NAIA Poll
The Maple Valley and Valley City High School girls basketball teams advanced to the championship semifinals of the Barnes County Tournament.
The Hi-Liners beat Barnes County North 62-22 in the tournament's opening game. They were led by Dierra Diegel and Jessica Denholm, both of whom had 15 points, and Danica Diegel, who had 10 points.
Maple Valley beat Griggs County Central 61-28. The Raiders were led by Rylee Nudell, who had 24 points, seven rebounds and seven steals. Cassie Pautz had 16 points, as well.
Barnes County Tournament bracket
The Barnes County Girls Basketball Tournament starts Tuesday afternoon at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse on the Valley City State University Campus. Valley City High School, which took 2nd place last year, is the top seed in the tournament and will play No. 8 Barnes County North in the tournament opener at 3 p.m. Maple Valley is the No. 2 seed in the tournament, and LaMoure/Litchville-Marion is No. 4.
The Times-Record will provide scoring updates online throughout the tournament at Facebook.com/VCTimesRecord and Twitter.com/VCTimesRecord.
Because of low participation numbers, the Valley City High School boys basketball program will not field a junior varsity team for the 2013-2014 school year, Dan Larson, the activities director for Valley City Public Schools, announced.
"If everyone stayed out that's currently playing in (grades) 9-11 and eighth grade, we'd have approximately 24 athletes," Larson told the VCPS school board during its regular meeting Monday.
There are plenty of advantages to a home game. Friendly crowd. Familiar surroundings. No sleeping in a hotel.
But when the No. 17 Valley City State University mens basketball team started its season in November, one of the main goals the team had was to be undefeated at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, not necessarily for those reasons, but because it makes the teamâ€™s postseason goals more attainable.
Weather Affects Area Sports
The blizzard that hit Barnes County over the weekend caused schedule changes for several local sports teams.
The Valley City High School wrestling team had its home dual Frisday against Red River High School postponed. No makeup date had been announced as of press time.
The Valley City Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball tournaments that were scheduled for Saturday were cancelled.
The Maple Valley boys basketball team's game at Richland Friday was postponed until Feb. 2.
The No. 12 Valley City State University womenâ€™s basketball team had a weekend full of ups and downs.
There were two wins, a close loss to an opponent the Vikings had beaten earlier in the year.Â VCSU senior Katie Ralston even hit a scoring milestone, surpassing the 1,000 point mark in her college career.