Valley City junior Annie Hart and sophomore Camille Kawasaki swam with the Jamestown Blue Jays Girls' Swim & Dive team in Grand Forks on Nov. 16, at which Hart became an All-State First-Team selection, was named the Nov. 18-22 Jamestown Optimist Athlete of the Week and received All-Western Dakota Conference honors.
Valley City football gathered for an end-of-the-season awards ceremony Sunday night at the Hi-Liner Activities Center, during which Head Coach Scott Roehrich and the Hi-Liner coaching staff announced yearly honors.
No. 4 seed Valley City's Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament matches lived up to the term as the Hi-Liners just managed to sweep No. 8 Wahpeton, 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-22) on Friday before falling in a very competitive 3-0 (22-25, 18-25, 20-25) State Qualifier sweep to No. 3 Grand Forks Red River on Saturday.
District 5 champion Lady Loboes volleyball beat District 6 second-place South Border 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-16, 25-17) in their Region 3 Tournament second-round match on Tuesday night and will face District 6 champion Linton/Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock for the championship, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Napoleon, N.D.
Valley City State senior middle hitter Aurissa Martens was named the North Star Athletic Association Most Valuable Senior and made the NSAA Volleyball First Team All-Conference Team, as voted upon by coaches, the NSAA announced Tuesday.
VCSU sophomore libero Emily Plowman made the NSAA All-Conference Second Team.
No. 5 Fargo South exacted revenge for their 3-2 Oct. 24 loss to the No. 4 Hi-Liners â€” who took the fourth spot from the Bruins by virtue of the two-set comeback victory â€” with a 3-1 (15-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-14) Eastern Dakota Conference Volleyball Tournament Round 1 win at the Hi-Liner Activity Center on Tuesday night.
VCSU senior running back Derek Elliott earned the Offensive Player of the Week Award, senior defensive Matt Craft the Defensive Player of the Week and junior kicker Thomas Cortez Special Teams Player of the Week.