September 28th, 2014
If your defense builds it, Nate Rodriguez will break it.
Valley Cityâ€™s 5-foot, 10-inch, 210-pound sophomore ran for 257 yards, scored three of his four rushing touchdowns in the first half and converted a two-point attempt in Fridayâ€™s 52-7 win at Maple Valley/ Enderlinâ€™s Homecoming in arboreal Buffalo, N.D.
â€ś[Rodriguez] is physically stronger than each and every one of us,â€ť said Falcon head coach Nathan Hoots, who urged low, aggressive tackles at halftime. â€śWe were dominating the line of scrimmage for the first eight minutes of the game, but that has not been the case since.â€ť
Five-foot, eight-inch sophomore setter Jayda Haugen's 18 assists and four digs led Barnes County North to Thursday's 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-13) home sweep of Litchville-Marion-Montpelier.
Abby Undem notched five kills, five aces and five digs, Sam Wieland seven kills, four digs and three aces, Allison Klein five kills and four digs, Shelby Brown five kills and a block, Laura Limesand two assists.
Junior Jacey Alber's seven kills and a block, junior Morgan Gentzkow's eight assists, senior Rhandi Larson's eight digs and sophomore Cheyenne Elsner's ace powered Litchville-Marion/Montpelier.
Valley City State University will have its homecoming next week. On Monday, students can get to know their homecoming court at 8 p.m. in Vangstad Auditorium in the VCSU Campus.
The king and queen will be crowned at coronation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Vangstad Auditorium. The parade is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday down Central Avenue in Valley City, immediately following the Shriners parade, and the Vikings football team will take on Waldorf College at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Valley City is hosting the El Zagal Shriners' 125th Anniversary Fall Ceremonial Oct. 3 through Oct. 5, the first time in Valley City's history it is doing so, said Brian Mindt, president of the Valley City Shriner organization. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Preschoolers and kindergartners from Valley City got to pick their very own pumpkins Thursday afternoon at the Wittenberg Pumpkin Patch northeast of Valley City. Others looking for the fruit of fall can head out there this weekend.
The patch opened Thursday and is open Friday from 4-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 1-7 p.m. To get to the farm, take the Peak exit (296) on Interstate 94, drive 6.5 miles north and two miles west.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Over 200 Valley City State University students spent Thursday morning harvesting thousand of pounds of fall produce â€“ all of which was donated to the Great Plains Food Bank â€“Â at the rural Valley City farm of Dan Faust. More in Friday's Times-Record.
No. 8 Valley City, fresh off Mondayâ€™s 4-1 home play-in defeat of No. 9 Wahpeton, entered Thursdayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament at Grand Forks, N.D.â€™s Choice Health and Fitness, and fell 5-0 to No. 1 Red River in the first round and 5-0 to No. 5 Fargo Davies in consolation.
Red River beat No. 4 West Fargo, 4-1, then defeated Central, who will also advance to State, for the championship.
Red River 5, Valley City 0
Greg Wischer def. Sam Jenson, 6-0, 6-0.
Jake Kuhlman def. Evan Haglund, 6-0, 6-0.
Andrew Godon def. Dempsey Williams, 6-0, 6-0.
Valley City Public Schools announces that Dallas Dockter has been named the new head Hi-Liner boys basketball coach.
Dockter, in his 10th year as an educator in Valley City, teaches fourth grade at Washington School.
Dockter is a graduate of Wilton High School in North Dakota, attended the University of Jamestown and graduated with a degree in elementary education in 1995. Dockter also received his masters degree from the University of Jamestown in 2010.
Two-point Eastern Dakota Conference matches do not disappoint.
Valley City kept the first set close and stole the third on Code White night at the Hi-Liner Activities Center, but Red River kept their feet on the gas to snap the Hi-Linersâ€™ 11-match win streak, 3-1 (25-21, 25-14, 25-27, 25-10).
Claire Olson led all Hi-Liners with 20 kills, eight digs, two blocks and two aces, Red Riverâ€™s Mari Rustebakke all Roughriders with 29 assists and seven digs.