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Viking Softball Sweeps Series at Presentation

April 15, 2014

Viking softball torched Presentation College 14-4 in five innings and 12-8 in seven on Sunday to complete the weekend’s four-game road series sweep.

In the four-game sweep of Presentation, Valley City State racked up 48 runs, 62 hits, seven home runs and 12 doubles and pulled off a .440 team batting average.

The Vikings improve to 6-2 in the North Star Athletic Association and 17-15 overall.

Lehner Named NSAA Softball Co-Player of the Week

April 15, 2014

Valley City State senior third base Brittany Lehner is the North Star Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week after recording at least two hits in five of eight games as the Vikings went 6-2 between April 8 and April 14.

Lehner, a 5-foot-11-inch Watertown, S.D. native, hit three home runs in a span of three games, including two game-changing shots in late innings, to help the Vikings to a four-game series sweep at Presentation College.

Hi-Liner Fastpitch Falls to Bishop Ryan Friday, Beats Minot Twice Saturday

April 14, 2014

Hi-Liner Fastpitch managed just five hits in a 13-1 loss to Bishop Ryan in Friday's first round of the West Fargo Tournament before the second and third rounds were cancelled, so Valley City returned home to defeat Minot High 14-3 and 8-6 in non-conference action on Saturday.

Valley City (1-0 Eastern Dakota Conference, 6-1 overall) enters a road doubleheader against Devils Lake at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, of which one game will count toward conference standings.

Bishop Ryan 13, Hi-Liners 1

Viking Softball Homers Yield Sweep of Presentation

April 14, 2014

Valley City State softball swept Presentation College in Saturday’s road doubleheader, hitting five home runs and rallying from early deficits in both games to win the first game 12-9 and the second 10-8.

The Vikings improve to 4-2 in North Star action and 15-15 overall, and host University of Great Falls in Monday’s doubleheader.

Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.

Viking Baseball Splits Weekend Against Dakota State

April 14, 2014

Valley City State baseball beat Dakota State 3-2 in 10 innings in Friday’s first game and 5-2 in the second, then split Saturday’s games with a 3-0 win early and a 4-3, 11-inning defeat late.

The Vikings improved to 6-4 in North Star action and 15-22 overall.

Valley City hosts University of Winnipeg in a pair of non-conference games at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.

Beaver, Fischer Newest Vikings

April 11, 2014

Rolette/Wolford 6-foot senior forward Rae Beaver and Waverly/South Shore 5-foot-11-inch senior point guard/forward Mikaela Fischer have signed with Valley City State women’s basketball, interim head women’s coach Lavesa Glover announced Thursday.

Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.

17 Express Wrestlers Make Top 6’s at State

April 11, 2014

Valley City Express Wrestling sent 27 contenders to March 29’s State Folkstyle Tournament in Bismarck, where 17 placed in the Top 6 of their respective divisions to earn All-State distinction.

Prior to the Individuals Tournament, Express competed in the State Dual Team Tournament and took 3 of 4 duals for third place.

Participants on the dual team were Kolt Grebel, Koye Grebel, Corbyn Powell, Ethan Miller, Broden Muske, Tyson Hovland, Bennett Rogelstad, Ethan Langemo, Austin Rogelstad, Blake Hagen, Parker Larson, Cayden Lloyd and Callen Oestern.

Falcon Fastpitch Grinds Grafton

April 11, 2014

Enderlin/Maple Valley fastpitch softball preyed on Grafton’s catching struggles at home plate to the tune of an 11-1 and 14-4 doubleheader sweep in arboreal Buffalo, N.D. — the first games ever played at the field — on Thursday night.

Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.

April 8 After Lunch Bunch Update

April 10, 2014

Wesley Acres won all four games against Fairhill Properties
Dacotah Bank won 3 of 4 from Farmers Union Insurance
Bettin’s Greenhouse and Dirty Johnny’s split their series, 2-2

High Team Game and Series
772 and 2,148

High Indiv. Game
Jonell Schaefer 174

High Indiv. Series
Sheila Cuypers 471

High Averages
Cheryl Olson 161, Doris Weller 155, Mary Tangen 152

Standings
Bettin’s 34-26
Farmers Union 33-27
Dirty Johnny’s 29-31
Dacotah Bank 29-31
Wesley Acres 28-32
Fairhill Properties 27-33

Viking Softball Inches Past Mayville

April 10, 2014

Viking junior catcher/outfielder Savannah McMillin’s walk-off single late Wednesday helped Valley City State sweep Mayville State, 3-1 and 2-1, in a North Star doubleheader at Shelly Ellig Field.

“We had to learn to be patiently aggressive — that was the word of the day,” Viking senior third base Liz Hall Sewell said. “We needed to play solid defense, and once we got on base we came through. For two freshman pitchers to come in, it really showed their mound presence.”

Freshman right-handers Ashley Metcalf and Morgan Nalley picked up complete-game wins.

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