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September 3rd, 2013
Hi-Liner football faced a tough opener on Friday night as they hosted Dickinson, a team with 18 seniors â€” among them 10 offensive and defensive linemen, and six wide receivers â€” to Valley City's nine.
Dickinson's senior experience made the difference as the Midgets scored 41 points in the first half en route to a 48-0 win at Hanna Field. The Hi-Liners committed three turnovers â€” a fumble and two interceptions â€” on the night.
Valley City State swept the first North Star Athletic Association weekly football honors, the NSAA announced Monday.Â The Vikings, an NAIA Top 25 Preseason Coaches' Poll team, defeated Jamestown 31-14 in the annual Paint Bucket rivalry game.
VCSU junior linebacker Austin Flores is the Defensive Player of the Week, having recorded four solo tackles and assisted eight tackles, and had an interception and two forced fumbles in the game.
Rain clouds loomed over Jamestown's Taylor Stadium as Valley City State came to reclaim the Paint Bucket trophy in the 52nd installment of the rivalry with the Jimmies.
The eager Vikings forced three fumbles and an interception to bring the trophy back to Valley City with a 31-14 win.
Read the full article in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Perennial tennis championship contender Grand Forks Red River visited Valley City for an Eastern Dakota Conference match on Thursday amid a week of heat-induced schedule changes.
Red River took the match, 9-0, though Hi-Liner head coach Matt Nielson was impressed with his team's efforts.
"Red River is Red River," Nielson said. "They haven't won the state championship 14 consecutive time because they are lucky â€” they are the best in the state. Their No. 1's to No. 4's all have the talent to win the state championship.Â Their No. 5, (Andrew) Godon, took 5th in the state last year."
The Valley City State football team has announced its team captains for the 2013 season.
The Vikings named Matt Craft and Jake Miller as new team captains to join Jake Thurston and George Trujillo, who were named team captains following spring practice.
Craft is a senior defensive lineman from Fairbanks, Alaska, who recorded 49 tackles and 3.5 sacks last season. Miller, a junior tight end from Rolla, N.D., had eight catches for 75 yards last season and is expected to play a much bigger role in 2013.
Viking golf opened the season Wednesday with a solid showing at the University of Jamestown Open on the 6,637-yard, Par-72 Hillcrest Golf Course.
Four Vikings placed in the Top 10, led by Haley Christofferson, who shot a 90 for sixth place in the women's division. Alyssa Tait carded a 101 to finish 11th.
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks held off the Amarillo Sox to clinch the 2013 American Association North Division title with a 11-7 victory Tuesday at Newman Outdoor Field.
Tim Alberts, Keith Brachold and Ronnie Bourquin each had three hits and played a role in big innings for Fargo-Moorhead (59-35).
Read the full article in today's Times-Record.
Due to street construction on the south side of Hanna Field, the drive-in gate will not be open for Valley City's first two home games against Dickinson and Grafton High Schools. VCHS regrets this inconvenience and would ask that all fans enter from the west gate of the Hanna field parking lot.
VCHS has also released a set of reminders:
1.Â Â Â The Booster Club will be hosting the first brat and burger feed thisÂ Friday (Aug. 30, 6 p.m.)Â and will also be holding its annual fundraiser drive with a booth on the south side of the grand stands.
In what's viewed as a major change, North Star Athletic Association college baseball teams will now be able to play games in the fall.
The NSAA Executive Committee approved a plan Monday that allows Valley City State and the four other NSAA schools to schedule baseball games this fall that count towards their overall record for the 2014 season.Â
Read the full article in Thursday's Times-Record.