HELENA, MONT. (VCSU) - More than 10 months worth of preparation culminates in one game Saturday for the VCSU football team.
After setting their team goals back in January â€“ and working toward those goals through workouts, practices and games â€“ the Vikings have accomplished many of those goals, including a conference championship and an NAIA playoff appearance.
Valley City State University did not get enough riders signed up for a fan bus to the NAIA football playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 22, where the Vikings take on Carroll College at 12 p.m. MST/1 p.m. CST in Helena, Mont.
Helena is located in west-central Montana and is approximately an 11-12 hour drive by car, mostly on interstate highways. Flying into Helena is also an option. Flights from Fargo and Bismarck would make stops in Minneapolis or Denver before flying into Helena.
VCSU has provided hotel information for those planning to make the trip via car or flight.
Valley City State University's senior Alley Theroux was named to the 2014 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) All-Conference Volleyball Team Monday as an Outside Hitter. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Thursday Night Football 11/13
Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9
Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his teamâ€™s offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.
The Valley City State University (N.D.) women's basketball team added more size to its 2015 recruiting class on Thursday.
Viking head coach Jill DeVries announced that Kaitlin Connor, a 6-foot center from Madison, Minn., signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and play for the Vikings this fall. Connor is entering her senior season at Lac Qui Parle Valley High School.
The Valley City State University football team will face Carroll College in the first round of the NAIA playoffs, the national office announced Sunday.
VCSU, ranked No. 14 in the country, will play at No. 1-ranked Carroll College on Saturday, Nov. 22. Game time is to be determined. The Vikings are making their eighth NAIA playoff appearance, and fourth playoff appearance under coach Dennis McCulloch.Â
The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in
years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after
a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the
worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3
interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland,
this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since
Arizona (8-1) 31 vs
St. Louis (3-6) 14
With Tuesday night's 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-18) regular season road sweep of Wahpeton, Hi-Liner volleyball (8-12 Eastern Dakota Conference, 21-14 overall) sealed the seventh EDC Tournament seed and a play-in date with No. 10 Grand Forks Central (1-19 EDC, 3-28 overall) set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Friday's match follows Sept. 11's Hi-Liner sweep (25-16, 25-23, 25-16) at Central and Oct. 28's Valley City home sweep (25-14, 25-16, 25-18).
Varsity, featuring Drew Oberlander, Levi Nix, Matthew Lyter, Austin Lura, Laine Schwehr and Collin Lura, opened against Moorhead with back-and-forth wins, 145-160, 147-119, 125-142 and 166-144 that brought the match down to the fifth and final game. There was no magic on the lanes, but enough for a win at 115-97. Collin Lura led Varsity with five strikes, a spare, two errors and a 75 percent fill.
Barnes County North (4-7 District 5, 7-20 overall) carried the fifth seed into Oct. 30â€™s District 5 Volleyball Tournament Quarterfinals in Ellendale, where they fell 3-0 to Ellendale, defeated No. 8 Litchville-Marion/Montpelier (0-11 District 5, 0-26 overall) 3-0 on Oct. 31 and fell 3-1 to No. 2 Oakes in Mondayâ€™s Regional qualifier.
Litchville-Marion Montpelier fell 3-0 to No. 1 LaMoure in Oct. 30â€™s quarterfinals.
Shelby Brown (5-foot, 7-inch outside hitter) and Abby Undem (5-foot, 10-inch outside hitter) are this yearâ€™s Bison seniors.