May 14th, 2014
Valley City State head football coach Dennis McCulloch announced on Tuesday the addition of four student-athletes who have signed letters of intent to attend VCSU and play football for the Vikings this fall.
Linebacker Austin Erickson and offensive lineman Spencer Turck are both seniors at Devils Lake High School, where they wrapped up successful prep careers: Erickson was named All-EDC and 2nd Team All-State this season as well as being voted Co-Team MVP. Turck was voted the teamâ€™s Outstanding Offensive Lineman and was named All-EDC Honorable Mention.
Valley City State announced 2013-14 season awards in Monday nightâ€™s ice cream social, during which each Viking team honored their seniors and team award-winners with highlight reels.
â€śIt was good to honor athletes and celebrate,â€ť Denholm said. â€śI think the athletes like it, and it culminates the whole year.â€ť
Athletic director Jack Denholm presented overall awards for the 2013-14 season, as voted upon by head coaches.
Male Athlete of the Year
Senior Derek Elliott, Football and Baseball
Female Athlete of the Year
Senior Brittany Lehner, Basketball and Softball
The North Dakota Winter Show's Women's Division will no longer conduct any shows or programs during the annual agriculture show. Winter Show Manager Dawn Riley said liability issues has forced the Winter Show to take all events into its own hands.
Riley said that if any accidents were to happen at any of the events, the Winter Show would be liable, so "we're looking out for the best interest of the Winter Show."
When Andrew Sadek disappeared after leaving his dorm at the North Dakota State College of Science on May 1, he may have suspected he was the subject of a drug investigation.
On May, 5, the Richland County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for Sadek, 20, of Barnes County, on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia for three separate incidents that occurred on the NDSCS campus in 2013.
Information regarding the arrest warrants was not released until May 9, after a Times-Record inquiry prompted them to do so.
Andrew Miklas was sentenced in Barnes County District Court last week and will spend less than six months in prison for his role in an October church burglary.
Micklas, 25, of Valley City, plead guilty and was sentenced on May 6 to 161 days for one count of terrorizing, a class C felony; 161 days for one count of criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor; and 161 days for burglary, a class C felony, all for his role in a burglary of Faith Lutheran Church in Valley City, which Miklas is also charged with burning down in October. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
Deb Beilke, Valley City Junior Senior High School business and computer teacher, received the Valley City Public School District teacher of the year award Wednesday, April 14 at the annual staff recognition banquet.
Beilke has been with the VCPS for 18 years and before that taught at the Hope-Page Public School District.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
People wearing seat belts during the upcoming Click It or Ticket campaign May 17 through June 1 will also be given tickets â€“ for free cookies from the Subway sandwich chain. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Junior Jared Lentz led the Hi-Liners with an 87 as Valley City took seventh at 375 for four event points in Mondayâ€™s Fargo Shanley Invite at the Fargo Country Club.
â€śWe played in horrendous weather today, with the boys battling the wind, cold and rain,â€ť Valley City head coach Buff Murray said. â€śToday was probably the least amount of fun these young men have had on a golf course in their high school career.â€ť
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City State senior Wayne Engelhard is the North Star Athletic Association Menâ€™s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, and sophomore Jessica Meland is the NSAA Womenâ€™s Field Athlete of the Week, the NSAA announced Tuesday.
Jamestown freshman Bre Carlson is the NSAA Womenâ€™s Track Athlete of the Week, and Jimmie sophomore Jesse Hacker is the NSAA Menâ€™s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week.
Engelhard, of Valley City, completed his Viking career with a dominating
Valley City State menâ€™s basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced Monday that St. Cloud Technical and Community College point guard Riley West has signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and play basketball for the Vikings this fall.
West, a 6-foot Lakeville, Minn., native who just completed his second year of collegiate basketball at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, was a two-year starter and helped lead the team to a 22-6 record in 2013. West averaged 14.5 points and 4.5 assists per game, and shot 34 percent from three-point range and 78 percent on free throws.