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The Valley City State University softball team announced two signings for the 2014 season, and at least one of them will be familiar to local fans.
Maple Valley High School senior Cassie Pautz will be joining the Vikings, along with Lindsey White, who is entering her sophomore season at Itasca (Minn.) Community College.
Pautz, who also plays volleyball and basketball for Maple Valley, will play her senior season on the diamond for Enderlin/Maple Valley this spring. In June, she contributed to the team's Class B state championship, the first in state history.
Four members of the Valley City State University womens basketball team scored in double figures as they rolled to a 78-38 win over Johnson and Wales (Colo.) University Tuesday in Denver.
Sierra Even came off the bench and led the Vikings with 12 points. Brittany Lehner followed with 11 points, and Katie Ralston and Alyssa Hummel added 10 each to help lead the Vikings to victory.
When the Valley City High School basketball team left the floor for halftime of its 65-54 loss to West Fargo, things seemed somewhat bleak. The Hi-Liners trailed 38-19, allowing double the points they had scored.
But that didn't stop the team from making it a game, as the Hi-Liners scored 13 points in the first six minutes of the second half and limited the Packers' opportunities to get the game within reach.
"The kids came out and played extremely hard in the second half and played defense and we were able to make it a game," VCHS coach Scott Hurlimann said.
By Scott Schlaufman
For the first 40 minutes of Valley City High School girls basketball team's 63-53 win over Maple Valley Tuesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, the Hi-Liners had little trouble finding a good shot.
But, for whatever reason, the team's numerous open looks wouldn't make the short trip off the backboard and through the hoop.
"We had good shot selection and good shooting opportunities the entire game, but it took us a while to get where we could consistently hit some," Valley City coach Jim McDaniel said.
Eliacin named 3rd Team All American
Valley City State University tight end Ken Eliacin was named to the Beyond Sports Network All-American 3rd Team, making him one of the top six tight-ends in all of the NAIA for the 2012 season.
A senior, Elicacin was the leading receiver for the Vikings with 41 catches for 586 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per catch. He also finished with 7 receiving touchdowns with his longest catch of the season going for 67 yards.
1. Fargo North, 181; 2. Grand Forks Central, 175.5; 3. Jamestown, 170; 4. Valley City, 157.5; 5. Wahpeton, 109; 6. East Grand Forks, 100; 7. West Fargo, 87; 8. Aberdeen Central JV, 73; 9. Carrington, 64; 10. Larimore, 59; 11. Kindred 53; 12. Grafton, 43; 13. Lisbon JV, 34; 14. Central Cass JV 18; 15. Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm and Roll-St. John, 0.
JV106- Josiah Crump, 2nd place: Pinned Jenkins, GFC, :46; Pinned by Stremick, FN, 1:54; def. Keopplin, Car, 16-14; pinned Wuori, Rol, :23.
All throughout the Barnes County Tournament, the Milnor High School basketball team brought a size element that tested every team the Bison matched up against.
Even though LaMoure/Litchville-Marion lacked the size, they played their game, pulling away late in a 61-51 win over Milnor in the third place game of the Barnes County Tournament.
It ended what LLM coach Darren Thielges called a â€śfantastic tournamentâ€ť for the team.
For the last three seasons, the boys edition of the Barnes County Basketball Tournament has come down to two teams â€” Valley City High School and Maple Valley High School.
But not even Maple Valley coach Jay Kocka would have predicted that Saturday's 47-46 win for the Raiders at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse would have been that close.
"Give Valley City credit. With their zone they ran, we didn't attack too much but we hung around and gave ourselves a shot," he said.
Maple Valley 65, FSHP 36
LLM 38, Enderlin 32
Milnor 68, BCN 44
Valley City 66, GCC 40
Enderlin 64, FSHP 23
GCC 61, BCN 42
Maple Valley 55, LLM 45
Valley City 60, Milnor 58
FSHP 62, Barnes Co. North 39
LLM 61, Milnor 51
Maple Valley 47, Valley City 46
All tournament team:
Brady Thielges, LLM
Mason Denholm, VC
Coltin Huus, E
Briton Bussman, M
Kris Wathne, GCC
Anthony Olson, LLM
FARGO â€” For all the work the North Dakota State University football did all season to prepare for a shot at their second straight NCAA Division I football championship, the ultimate yes or no seemed to hinge on one play in Friday's 23-20 win over Georgia Southern University at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
With 3:10 left in the game, the Bison had a fourth down with three yards to go at the GSU 5-yard line.
So the Bison gave it to quarterback Brock Jensen, who gutted it straight up the middle on a quarterback draw, getting five yards and the game-winning touchdown.