Archive - Sports Article
April 20th, 2012
For the past two weeks, Iâ€™ve been instructing a course on fly tying and lure making combined with a Fishing 102 of sorts for area youth age 12 to 15 which introduced them to light tackle fishing and the basics of the fly rod. After seeing the world that this generation has grown up in (and I know Iâ€™m starting to sound old) with cell phones, Xboxes, and a multitude of other distractions, I had my concerns that it would be tough to hold their attention. After all, sometimes it takes me, with my short attention span, an entire winter just to decide what lures to make in April.
Each week I close my column with my contact email information. Later, when the inbox dings to signal a new message has arrived, Iâ€™m never certain what the pretense for the email is, but I do enjoy the electronic communication.
Â Recently a reader took issue with an explanation I previously provided regarding harvest of big fish in the spring prior to the time that either walleyes or northern pike have spawned for the year.
VCHS softball gets a sweep
The Valley City High School softball team got a good all-around effort in a sweep of Fargo South Tuesday in Fargo.
The Hi-Liners won 13-0 and 12-0 against the Bruins, combining for 19 hits, while their pitchers allowed two.
Keely Fogarty pitched eight of the ten innings played in the two games, allowing two hits the first game and none in the second. Jessica Denholm relieved her in the second game and kept the no-hitter going.
Amidst the numerous high scoring losses the Valley City High School baseball team has faced this season, the attitude at Charlie Brown Memorial Field can be a little off at times.
But early in the second game of a sweep to Fargo South, things perked up momentarily.
â€śThe kids were excited,â€ť coach Trevar Hansen said. â€śThey played harder and more excited. I thought it was way different.â€ť
It didnâ€™t last long, as the Hi-Liners lost 23-1 to the Bruins, but the feeling was there.
The Valley City JO U14 volleyball team took home the silver division championship at the Meagan Berg Tournament in Wahpeton last weekend. The team consists of (back row) Hailee Peterson, Emily McKay, Ellie Winter, Abby Ingstad, Samantha Wieland, Hannah Miller; (middle row) Miranda Wittenberg, Grace Ihry, Lexi Ondracek, McKenzie Peterson; (front row) Jayda Haugen, Reagan Ingstad.
More prep sports starting
The Valley City High School girls tennis and boys golf teams start their seasons today.
The Hi-Liner boys start their season with a tournament at Kingâ€™s Walk Country Club in Grand Forks. The girls will also be in Grand Forks against defending state champion Red River.
Results from both events will be in Wednesdayâ€™s Times-Record and season previews for both teams will be in the annual Spring Sports insert next week.
VCSU baseball schedule changed
The Valley City State University baseball team had its Monday double header with Jamestown postponed again.
Jerry Perkins of Perkins Chevrolet Buick GMC and Amy Pederson of Valley City Parks and Recreation stand with equipment donated to VCPR as part of the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. VCPR received equipment including 10 buckets, 10 dozen wiffle balls, 10 batting tees, a hitting net, 10 canvas equipment bags and 120 t-shirts. which will be used for all of the areaâ€™s youth baseball and softball teams, as well as a financial donation. In addition to the equipment, VCPR is also selling tickets to win a Chevrolet Equinox or Chevrolet Cruze through the program.
Weather causes postponements
Local baseball teams had games postponed due to poor weather over the weekend.
The Valley City High School baseball team had its Friday double header with Fargo North postponed and the Valley City State University team had its Saturday double header in Jamestown postponed.
Makeup dates were not announced for the high school game. The VCSU/Jamestown series will conclude today at 3 p.m. in Jamestown.
VCSU golfers do well at Jamestown
FARGO â€” North Dakota State Universityâ€™s annual Green-Gold spring football game will be televised live statewide on the North Dakota NBC Sports Network for the first time in the programâ€™s history at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, from the Fargodome according to NDSU director of broadcasting Jeremy Jorgenson.
Stations on the North Dakota NBC Sports Network include KVLY-TV (Channel 11, Fargo), KFYR-TV (Channel 5, Bismarck), KMOT-TV (Channel 10, Minot), KQCD-TV (Channel 7, Dickinson) and KUMV-TV (Channel 8, Williston).
With their backs against the wall and reeling in an eight game losing streak, the Valley City State University Vikings busted out of their offensive slump and picked up a sweep of visiting Jamestown College.
In game one, Viking pitcher Katie McBride limited the Jimmie offense to just three hits and gave up one earned run to pick up the win.
Timely hitting and big play defense kept the Vikings in the game. After an unearned run in the top of the second gave the Jimmies a 1-0 lead, the Vikings plated two in the home half of the third.
A solo home run for the Jimmies tied it at 2-2.