May 7th, 2014
Viking sophomore Brady Anderson is the North Star Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Year and is one of six Vikings to receive postseason honors, the NSAA announced Monday at the conclusion of the conference tournament.
Anderson led the North Star with a .443 batting average, picked up 23 extra-base hits and hit three home runs, drove in 38 runs and led the Vikings with a .506 on-base percentage and a .678 slugging percentage. Anderson was also named the NAIA National Player of the Week on April 1, and is All-Conference as a utility.
Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners decided to not build a small garage on courthouse grounds to house a Bobcat skid steer loader. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County on Tuesday authorized spending $10,000 to buy the Barnes County Highway Department software management system. Presenting the case for buying the software were Jason Thiel, Barnes County IT director, and Jamie Smith, administrative assistant for the highway department. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Residents in small Barnes County town Wimbledon enjoy a community garden that was started by local resident LuAnn Martin in 2009. The garden features various plants and flowers planted by her, a walking path, a few places to sit, and a mural on the side of the building paid for by Wimbledon's Mary Beth Olombel and painted by Linda Schwartz, of Fried Township.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City State senior Brittany Lehner is the North Star Athletic Association Player of the Year, first-year head coach Elle Fracker is the Coach of the Year, and four more Vikings were named All-Conference, the NSAA announced Monday.
Lehner, of Watertown, S.D., led regular season conference champion Valley City State with a .382 batting average, six home runs, 27 RBIs, a .629 slugging percentage and a .409 on-base percentage. Lehner is also an All-Conference at-large player.
Fracker led the Vikings to a 10-2 conference record and their first conference championship since 1990.
Hi-Liner girls tennis finished April 24â€™s weather-abbreviated match against Wahpeton 8-1 at West Fargo on Tuesday, then crossed town to take out Fargo North, 7-2.
â€śWe finished off the Wahpeton match very well,â€ť Valley City coach Matthew Nielson said. â€śThe Doubles came out and dominated the rest of their matches and we rolled right into Singles, where we took care of business. Doubles is definitely our strong suit, as we have not lost a Doubles match against the No. 4-through-No. 9-ranked teams in the EDC.â€ť
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Hi-Liner softball endured West Fargoâ€™s 10-run fourth inning in Tuesdayâ€™s 15-3 opening defeat, then tightened up the defense but fell 7-1 in game two.
â€śI was glad that, in the second game, we didnâ€™t just fall apart,â€ť Valley City head coach Jason Lindgren said. â€śWe could have come back and fallen apart and given up 10 or 11 runs in the second one, too, but we didnâ€™t ... the top of the orderâ€™s got to start hitting â€” theyâ€™re the ones you count on, and thatâ€™s why theyâ€™re in the top of the order â€” and they havenâ€™t done that for the last couple games.â€ť
Dr. Margaret Dahlberg, vice president for academic affairs at Valley City State University, has been appointed interim president of VCSU by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.
Dahlberg will begin serving as VCSU interim president on July 1. She will succeed VCSUâ€™s current president, Steven W. Shirley, who has been appointed president of Minot State University.
Greg Vanney, VCSU director of marketing and communications, said Tuesday the process of selecting a permanent president continues.
The Valley City State University Concert Choir and University Singers will present their final concert of the season on Friday at Epworth United Methodist Church, 680 Eighth Avenue SW, in Valley City. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the work of the VCSU music department. The VCSU Quantum Brass will also perform as guest artists on the program.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The Valley City Times-Record won several awards at the North Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Friday May 2 in Bismarck.
Reporter Bonnie Jo Conley-Hanson took first in agriculture photography; reporters Heidi Harris and Conley-Hanson took third in overall design excellence for a the Harvest section; and sports editor Jake McNeal took second in outdoor recreation photography.