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January 9th, 2012

VCSU women keep win streak alive at Dakota State, men lose to Sioux Falls

January 9, 2012

The Valley City State University womens basketball team picked up a big A.I.I. win on the road, beating Dakota State by a 68-52 Sunday.
Three Vikings scored in double figures, led by junior Katelyn Ralston who posted a game high 15 points on 7-12 shooting from the floor. Fellow junior Courtney Titus and sophomore Brittany Lehner tallied 11 points each for the Vikings.
The Viking defense held the Lady T’s to just 30.9 percent shooting from the floor and only 21 percent in the first half. The Vikings also forced 16 turnovers and coverted them into 18 points.

Retailers Shopko and Pamida to merge

January 9, 2012

The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Retailers Shopko and Pamida say they plan to merge, creating a company with nearly 350 stores in 22 states.

Terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren't disclosed. The merger is expected to close in mid-February.
The companies, owned by investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc., are focused on smaller and rural communities. Shopko, based in Green Bay, Wis., has 149 stores in 13 states and annual revenues of $2 billion. Pamida, based in Omaha, Neb., has 193 stores in 17 states, with revenues of $1 billion.

January 6th

BCN boys lose at last second

January 6, 2012

WIMBLEDON — The Barnes County North boys basketball team lost 50-49 to New Rockford-Sheyenne Thursday at home, and in dramatic fashion no less.
With the clock counting the final seconds in the fourth quarter, Rocket forward Chance LaBrie got a chance for a lay up in the paint and hit it with one second left.
While the loss stung, BCN coach Stacy Schaffer was pleased with his team's effort.
Other than a small offensive lull in the second quarter, the Bison played a close game against a similar opponent and nearly came out with the win.

BCN girls lose to New Rockford-Sheyenne

January 6, 2012

WIMBLEDON — It's often said that good defense in basketball can lead to good offense.
Thursday at home against New Rockford-Sheyenne, the Barnes County North girls basketball team learned that the hard way losing 64-28.
From the moment the Bison first touched the ball, the Rockets shut them down with a man-to-man pressure defense that never let up.
"That was one thing we've struggled with this year is a full-court man," BCN coach Randy Hooey said. "The ball pressure absolutely took us out of the game,"

North Dakota Outdoors: Surveys provide valuable information

January 6, 2012

After a couple of cups of coffee and the usual bantering about weather at my favorite corner convenience store, a recent discussion turned to Game and Fish Department surveys.
Not the kind for which biologists annually count deer or ducks, but the kind that just about every hunter or angler receives from time to time, asking questions about harvests and days afield.

VCSU scholarship allocations set record

January 6, 2012

Larry Robinson, executive director of the Valley City State University Foundation, announced in the latest VCSU Donor Edition that scholarship allocations for the year had reached an all-time record of $757,000, due to the generosity of local residents and business.

McLain exhibit on display at Mercy Hospital Gallery Jan. through April

January 6, 2012

Special to the Times-Record
A connection to the North Dakota prairie is what has inspired artist Molly McLain to create her art which is presently being shown at the Mercy Gallery located at Mercy Hospital in Valley City.

January 5th

'Up for the Challenge': Mari Milender hoping gymnastics career ends with national berth

January 5, 2012

As Mari Milender prepared for her first USA Gymnastics Level 9 meet last winter, she took a minute to soak it all in.
“I started in the USAG program late so I’ve always been behind some of the girls that were younger than me,” said Milender, a senior at Valley City High School. “The first Level 9 meet, I remember getting ready to step on the floor, I’m like ‘Wow. I’m with the big dogs now. I can say I’m a decent, good gymnast.’
“Just that realization is great after you’ve worked so hard for that, it feels so good.”

VCSU coach Frenette ready to run; baseball signs two, Milligen honored by A.I.I.

January 5, 2012

The morning of his interview for the open Valley City State University cross country and track and field coach position, Ken Frenette woke up about six in the morning and took a jog.
He went around Valley City and gave him a chance to check out the campus. He instantly got a good feeling.
“It seems like a pretty special place,” Frenette said.
Frenette was named the head coach of the teams Dec. 23 and will start working with the track teams next week.

Hi-Liner wrestlers lose to Fargo Davies; LMM girls lose, BCN boys beat PBK

January 5, 2012

By Preston Myers
Special to the Times-Record
Only days after the biggest tournament of the year, the Valley City High School wrestling team looked to start the new year fresh with a win against Fargo Davies Tuesday.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned and the Hi-Liners lost 48-30.

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