June 4th, 2014
Hi-Liner junior Jared Lentz came away with an 83 on Wednesdayâ€™s Day 2 of the Class A State Golf Tournament, tying for a 42nd-ranked two-day 23-over 167 after an 84 on Day 1.
Lentz drew even with Grand Forks Red River freshman Keaton Wolf and Bismarck Century sophomore Spencer Marchus.
West Fargo senior Riley Johnson took the tournament title with a three-under 141 after a 72 on Day 1 and a 69 on Day 2.
Fargo Shanley, Fargo Davies and West Fargo tied atop the team leaderboard
with a 620 but, after tie-breaking procedures, Shanley ranked first, Davies second and West Fargo third.
FCCU/Iverson/Midwst Mach & Anne Carlson/ Cysewski Farms split: FCCU won the first game, 17-6, AC/CF the second, 6-4
IDK defeated Valley Plains Equipment, 14-9 and 17-0
Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing defeated Sanford/Looysen, 15-0 and 13-1
Shadyâ€™s II defeated Streeter/Gackle, 11-10 and 10-3
Corner Bar had a bye
5-2 Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms
6-3 FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern Machine
6-3 Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing
3-4 Valley Plains Equipment
0-7 Corner Bar
Valley City State menâ€™s basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced Monday that Cliff Gatonye of Kenya has signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and play basketball for the Vikings.
Gatonye, a 6-foot, 6-inch forward and native of Nairobi, Kenya, spent last year at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minn., where he played in 27 games for the Blue Knights and averaged 6.2 points and 4.2 rebounds on 45.2 percent shooting from the field.
Hi-Liner junior Jared Lentz, representing Valley City at the Class A State Golf Tournament at Jamestown Country Club, shot a 12-over 84 on Tuesday to enter a seven-way tie for 39th entering Wednesdayâ€™s Day 2.
Lentz stands tied with Bismarck Century senior Austin Schauer, Fargo Davies senior Bryan Pallen and sophomore Talon Johnson, Bismarck St. Maryâ€™s Central 7th-grader Cole Herbel, Grand Forks Red River freshman Keaton Wolf and Fargo North sophomore Tucker Lehr.
Valley City State sophomore Brady Anderson is a 2014 NAIA Baseball All-America Honorable Mention, the NAIA national office announced Monday.
A catcher, infielder and Jamestown, N.D. native, Anderson was voted Player of the Year in the North Star Athletic Association after batting .443 with 38 RBIs, 23 extra-base hits and a .678 slugging percentage.
Hi-Liner senior pitcher/first base Danica Diegel and senior catcher Dierra Diegel have received North Dakota Class A Softball All-State Team recognition, as voted upon by coaches.
Valley City put forth 11-5 Eastern Dakota Conference and 20-11 overall records to carry the No. 3 seed into Regionals, where they came just short of a second-straight State Tournament appearance with a late 2-1 Qualifier loss to No. 4 Fargo Shanley in Fargo, N.D.
Valley City entered the season ranked No. 2 in the EDC and fifth in Class A.
It took all five innings of Tuesdayâ€™s late game for Valley City Babe Ruth to sweep LaMoure at Charlie Brown Field, but Bryce Nelsonâ€™s walk-off single capped an 11-10 comeback after Nate Rodriguezâ€™s one-hitter in the 12-2 five-inning opener.
â€śGames like these make you old quick,â€ť said head coach Lance Lukes of the second game, in which Valley City gave up leads of 5-1 and 6-2.
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Incumbent Valley City City Commissioners Matt Pedersen and Duane "Dewey" Magnuson along with Gary Schlagel all vie for two spots on the Valley City City Commission. Read their profiles in Wednesday's Times-Record.
A grand opening is planned for Valley City's new First Community Credit Union the week of June 23-27. The celebration will consist of loan and CD specials, door prizes, giveaways and refreshments all week. The Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at the new facility at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25 with a free lunch to follow that is open to the community.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City State football began its annual high school team camps on Sunday, and the programs continue through Saturday.
VCSU expects more than 600 student-athletes and coaches on campus this week, from 27 different 9-Man and 11-Man teams.
Nine-Man Team Camp runs Sunday through Tuesday and is expected to include 13 teams. Eleven-Man Team Camp runs Thursday through Saturday and will feature 14 different teams.
Each campâ€™s final day features team scrimmages, and both camps conclude with an Overtime Challenge at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Saturday.
Teams attending camp: