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May 15th, 2012
Valley City High School senior Kierstin Lorenz has come as close as you can get to the state girls tennis tournament.
Each of the last two years, sheâ€™s lost in a state qualifying match at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament.
â€śHeartbreakers,â€ť she said.
This year, she isnâ€™t approaching the EDC tournament any differently. Same routine, same goal â€” getting one more trip to Fargo for the state tournament.
Photo by Aaron Larson/Special to the Times-Record
Valley City High School senior Brandon Larson completed his second North Dakota triple crown April 27-28 at the Betty Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. A Triple crown is winning state championships in wrestling in all three styles: Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco Roman. He won the 195 pound folkstyle championship Feb. 18 in Bismarck, the 220 pound Greco Roman on April 27 in Grand Forks and 220 pound Freestyle on April 28.
VCHS golf takes 4th
The Valley City High School golf team took fourth place in a meet Monday at the Fargo Century Club.
The Hi-Liner finished with 328 points, ten strokes short of the top three.
Nick Jenson shot a 79 to finish in a tie for seventh place and Jared Lentz shot an 81 to tie for 10th.
Coach Buff Murray said he was pleased to see the team playing well as it nears the end of the regular season.
Nick Jenson 38-41 79 Tie for 7th
Jared Lentz 40-41 81 Tie for 10th
Ben Sorenson 38-44 82
Tyler Stevens 44-47 91
Marcus Beedle 40-46 86
Dustin Miller 50-53 103
It's not every day that a baseball team is forced to play eight players.
Nor is it a situation that Valley City High School baseball coach Trevar Hansen ever predicted he'd have to play with.
But in a 20-6 loss in the second game of a doubleheader sweep to Devils Lake Monday at Charlie Brown Field, the Hi-Liners caught a stroke of bad luck right as the team seemed on the verge of its first win.
Instead, the Hi-Liners had a game-ending injury to Brett Rockneberg in the second inning that forced the team to play short handed for the final four innings.
For the most part, the Valley City Junior High School baseball team has played its home games away from Charlie Brown Field, instead, playing their games at Hi-Line Park.
It's a park that plays differently than it's counterpart to the direct north.
Most notably, there is a distinct lack of fences separating the play from the soccer nets and backstops in the distance.
Photo by Matt Nielson/Special to the Times-Record
Two Vikings named All-A.I.I.
The Valley City State University baseball team had two players named to the Association of Independent Institutionsâ€™ All-Conference second team.
Valley City native Preston Jensen was named to the team as an outfielder.
Jensen led the Vikings with a .385 average and had seven doubles, 16 RBI and nine stolen bases. In the field he committed only one error.
He was joined on the team by pitcher Ronnie Blagg, who went 4-4 with a 2.31 earned run average. Of the 37 runs he allowed this season, only 16 were earned. He was second on the team with 47 strikeouts.
The Valley City High School tennis team clinched its seed in the Eastern Dakota Conference with a 6-3 loss at Fargo South Thursday.
The teams were playing in a match that decided the sixth and seventh seeds for the tournament, Valley City taking the latter.
â€śWe will match up with West Fargo in the first round, with a potential rematch with South looming in the second round, which we are excited for,â€ť Valley City coach Matt Nielson said.
For better or worse, the first inning has made the difference for the Valley City High School softball team recently.
Against West Fargo Tuesday, the Hi-Liners struggled out of the gate and couldnâ€™t catch up to the top-ranked Class A team in the state.
But in Thursdayâ€™s 7-4 win over No. 4 Fargo North, it was a different story.
The Hi-Liners opened the game by getting Northâ€™s first three batters out in succession, then came back and scored three of their first five batters to take a 3-0 lead that the team never gave up.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) â€” The Minnesota Vikings moved to within a governor's signature of getting a new $975 million stadium on Thursday after the state Senate approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing.
Gov. Mark Dayton has said he'll sign the measure, meaning the Senate's 36-30 vote was effectively the final barrier for the stadium. The House passed it overnight.