Valley City State sophomore standout Jessica Meland set a new school record in the womenâ€™s weight throw with a heave of 14.09 meters (46 feet, 2 inches), breaking her old school record of 13.26 meters (43 feet, 6 inches) for a third-place finish Saturday as Viking track and field opened its indoor season Saturday at the Northern State Open in Aberdeen, S.D.
Valley City sophomore Jordan Magnuson won the 220-pound title, sophomore Jakob Ashline took fourth in the 132-pound class, senior Reed Beckman third at 138, seniors Mark Miller and Masyn Olson a respective third and eighth at 160, senior Zach Doty second at 182 and senior Dustin Lindgren sixth at 195 as the Hi-Liners took fifth with 136 team points at the 20-team Storhaug Invitational in Lisbon on Friday and Saturday.
Lady Hi-Liner senior forwards Madison Taylor and Dierra Diegel,
senior guard Jessica Denholm and junior guard Clarissa Olson all scored double-digit points on Friday night as Valley City beat visiting Lisbon, 71-52, for their third straight win and their fourth in their last five games.
Milnor High School senior guard/forward Briton Bussman has chosen to continue his education and basketball career at Valley City State University, VCSU announced Thursday. Bussman helped lead Milnor, who won the 2013 Barnes County Basketball Tournament at VCSU in December and are currently 12-0 and ranked No. 1 in North Dakota Class B, to the Class B State title last season.