Valley City State sophomore Malik Jackson led the way for Valley City State Track and Field at Feb. 15â€™s Bison Open in Fargo with a third-place finish in the 600-meter run, in which he bested his 1:25.98 from the Feb. 7-8 Thundering Herd Classic at NDSU with a 1:25.21. Jackson said he is excited to still have one more chance this season to run the 600, as he knows he can break the 1:25.00 barrier.
Hi-Liner junior forward Jared Lentz recorded a 28-point, 11-rebound double-double at home against No. 2-ranked Eastern Dakota Conference rival Fargo Davies on Thursday night, but the Eagles took the contest 95-53 for their seventh win in a row and their ninth in their last 10 games.
Valley City State baseball features three position players â€” sophomore third baseman Thomas Houdek, senior catcher Dan Buehner, sophomore utility Brady Anderson â€” and two pitchers â€” senior Bryce Venaas and junior Carlos Rosales â€” voted to Feb. 14â€™s 16-player North Star Athletic Association Preseason All-Conference Team, VCSU announced Tuesday.
Hi-Liner 7th-graders Jaden Oestern and David Peterson are your Feb. 3 - 9 Farmers Union Insurance Co-Wrestlers of the Week, Farmers Union announced Feb. 12, after both competed well in the Feb. 7 Junior Varsity Eastern Dakota Conference Junior Varsity Tournament at Fargo Davies.
No. 3-ranked Fargo Shanley came up with a 58-45 win in Valley City on Tuesday night, but not before a back-and-forth showdown between two valiant Eastern Dakota Conference teams for the right to two points in the EDC standings.
Lady Hi-Liner senior forward Dierra Diegel, senior guard Jessica Denholm and junior guard Clarissa Olson reached double-digit points as Valley City bounced back from a two-game losing streak with a 76-49 Valentine's Day rout of Eastern Dakota Conference rival Devils Lake at home on Friday night.
Top-ranked Hi-Liner senior Zach Doty won the 2014 North Dakota Class A State Individual 182-pound championship Saturday at the Bismarck Civic Center after scoring 26 team points with a pin of Grand Forks Red River sophomore Logan Goulet in 35 seconds, a pin of Williston junior No. 8 Coy Turnquist in 3 minutes and 21 seconds, an 8-3 decision over Turtle Mountain-Belcourt junior No. 5 Brandon Rodriguez and a 3-2 championship decision over West Fargo senior No. 2 Kyle Kragnes.
Hi-Liner senior top-ranked 182-pound Zach Doty and sophomore third-ranked 220-pound Jordan Magnuson advanced to Fridayâ€™s Class A State Individual semifinal rounds at the Bismarck Civic Center as the other 11 Valley City contenders enter Consolation brackets.
Hi-Liner hearts were happy Thursday night as freshman Taylor Johnson and 8th-grader Eryn Crump took first and second, 7th-grader Michaela Thibert fourth, and sophomore Brienne Roehrich fifth all-around against Wahpeton and Grand Forks in a Parents Night win, the final tuneup before the five-team EDC Championship Meet in Valley City, 6 p.m. Feb. 21.
West Fargo senior guard/forward Cassidy Thorson scored 16 points and junior guard Alison Enno 14 more as the undefeated No. 1 Packers led the No. 5 Hi-Liners 38-15 at halftime on the way to a 62-51 win in Fargo
on Tuesday night.
Senior forwards Dierra Diegel, 16 points, and Danica Diegel, 13 points, powered Valley City as the Hi-Liners outscored West 36-24 in the second half but could not rally for the upset.
Valley City (7-5 EDC, 11-4 overall) hosts rival Devils Lake (2-11 EDC, 2-13 overall) 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.