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November 1st, 2012
In the past, high school gymnasts have generally had to deal with two sets of coaches â€” one for the high school season and one for the competitive season.
But starting with the upcoming season, the two coaching staffs will be nearly the same.
The Valley City School Board held a special meeting Thursday afternoon, where they accepted the resignation of VCHS head coach Carina Roehrich and approved hiring Dave Fisher, an assistant coach for the Valley Twisters gymnastics club, to fill the position.
By Scott Schlaufman
Having racked up more than 2,300 yards on the ground this year, the Valley City High School football team knows the importance of stopping the run.
But when the Hi-Liners lost 20-12 to Grafton in their regular season finale Oct. 16, it all came down to an inability to stop Christian Lunde and the rest of the Spoilers' ground game.
Valley City High School sports fans already had plenty to look forward to in the coming week with the Hi-Liner football team set to play for a spot in the AA state championship game.
But Tuesday, the VCHS volleyball team added another item to the school's playoff agenda â€” a home match to start the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament.
The Hi-Liners, who lost 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 to Fargo North Tuesday in their regular season finale, will host Devils Lake in an EDC Play-In match, coach Katy Van Dyke said after the loss. A time and location for the match will be announced later this week.
MINOT â€” All year long, the Valley City High School football team proved it could play with the best teams in the AA East, losing by only six points to Shanley High School eight points to Grafton, the top two playoff seeds from the East.
For that reason, the team felt pretty confident entering Saturday's quarterfinal playoff game with Bishop Ryan, the top seed in the AA West region.
The Valley City State University recovered from last weekend's loss to Jamestown with a 27-0 win over at Lindenwood University â€” Belleville Saturday in Belleville, Ill.
It was the second shutout of the year for the Vikings, who beat Gustavus Adolphus 16-0 earlier this month.
The Vikings got on the board early following a pass interception at their own 49-yard line. On the ensuing drive, VCSU took the ball 51 yards, losing a few yards early, but making up for it with a 54-yard pass from Tommy Zinke to Colby Lum.
VCSU Volleyball Loses Home Finale
The Valley City State University volleyball team split weekend matches, beating Dakota State 3-0 Friday in Jamestown, but losing 3-0 to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Saturday in the team's home finale.
Friday, VCSU beat the Trojans 25-17, 28-26, 27-25 at Jamestown College. The teams played relatively evenly, but VCSU found plenty of points from the serve, finishing with 13 aces, including four from Stephanie Miller.
ELLENDALE â€” As the Litchville-Marion/Montpelier volleyball team prepared for the postseason, coach Ryan Nelson decided to change things up and had his team change its coverage of the floor. But in game situations, it can take a bit for the changes to kick it.
When the Rebels opened the Class B District 5 tournament Thursday in Ellendale, there was a bit of delay as the team made the adjustments in its coverage, but once they were comfortable, even a casual observer could have noted the difference.
On the Valley City High School volleyball roster, junior Jessica Denholm is listed simply as a setter. It's not only her primary position, but one that she's plenty experienced at.
But, as Fargo South found out in the Hi-Liners' 27-25, 25-21, 25-16 win Tuesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, labels can be misleading.
Denholm not only put together 28 assists for Valley City but also provided seven kills and 1.5 blocks up front, six aces from the service line, and seven digs around the court.
"How about those blocks she had?" Valley City coach Katy Van Dyke said after the match.
The Valley City State University club tennis team had a shot at clinching a spot at the USTA National tournament over the weekend in Menominee, Wis., but struggled to get the wins it needed to.
The Vikings competed in the University of Wisconsin â€” Stout USTA Tennis-On-Campus tournament, and a win would have vaulted the team over North Dakota State University in the standings to clinch a spot for the national tournament in March.
BUFFALO â€” By no means are the players on Maple Valley/Enderlin "small".
But when they stood face to face with Park River/Forville-Lankin running back Chad Jelinek Saturday in Buffalo during the first round of the Division A playoffs, it sure seemed like it at times.
Jelinek, a senior, is listed at 192 pounds, but also stands at 6-foot-3-inches tall.
It was size he used to his team's advantage Saturday as he played the role of a power back, pushing the ball up the field in a 24-20 upset of the No. 1 seeded Falcons.