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VCHS Girls Get 1st Loss

January 9, 2013

WEST FARGO — For the first month of the season, the Valley City High School girls basketball team was tested in plenty of ways. Overtime. Large comebacks.
But after a 68-47 loss Tuesday at West Fargo High School, the previously undefeated Hi-Liners faced their toughest challenge yet — the defending state runner-up.
Though the Hi-Liner girls opened the game with a point-for-point run with the Packers, a lack of scoring late in the first half kept Valley City from winning their seventh straight to start the season.

Late Push Ups VCHS Girls to 6-0

January 6, 2013

As the clock wound down in the Valley City High School girls basketball team's 55-51 win over St. Mary's Saturday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, junior Dierra Diegel consistently found herself in a high pressure situation.
Not only was she playing the final five minutes of the second half with four fouls, but of the Hi-Liners' final eight free throws in the game, Diegel took six.
"I knew those free throws were going to count, so I was thinking, 'I've got to make these. I've got to put them in, separate it, make it so they don't have any last second chance to win the game," Diegel said.

Vikings Sweep Cougars

January 6, 2013

The Valley City State University mens basketball team has spent the entire season adapting to the injuries sustained by various team members.
Friday, in the team's 78-67 win over NCAA Division III's University of Minnesota — Morris, the Vikings were short their tall post player Gus Kuebler, who isn't injured, but had the night off as the team readies for a key stretch of the season.
With Kuebler out of the lineup, VCSU coach Jeff Kaminsky encouraged his guards to help grab rebounds, and more than anyone, senior John Raquel responded.

Top Sports Stories of 2012

January 3, 2013

Editor's note: 2012 was my first full calendar year as a staff member of the Times-Record, and what a year it was. Barnes County saw championships on both the state and national levels, and even the teams that fell just short gave fans a heck of a ride. Although there were too many sports stories to choose from, I worked with other members of the editorial staff to choose this list of 10 biggest happenings in local sports from the last year. With any abbreiviated list, there is sure to be a bit of disagreement.

VCHS Boys Rout Jamestown

December 31, 2012

VCHS boys vs. Jamestown
 
Last season, the Valley City High School boys basketball team couldn’t get a win over a Class A opponent.
But the Hi-Liners broke the streak in style with an 81-51 win over Jamestown at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
The Hi-Liners used a solid defensive effort to go up 36-16 at halftime and never let up from there, getting the lead as high as 78-41 with about five minutes left to play.

VCHS Boys Rout Jamestown

December 31, 2012

VCHS boys vs. Jamestown
 
Last season, the Valley City High School boys basketball team couldn’t get a win over a Class A opponent.
But the Hi-Liners broke the streak in style with an 81-51 win over Jamestown at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
The Hi-Liners used a solid defensive effort to go up 36-16 at halftime and never let up from there, getting the lead as high as 78-41 with about five minutes left to play.

Win over Jamestown puts VCHS girls at 5-0

December 31, 2012

By Scott Schlaufman
trsports@times-online.com
As the members of the Valley City High School girls basketball team left their locker room Friday night at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, many of the Hi-Liners seemed almost euphoric.
The girls' win 60-58 win over No. 4 Jamestown High School moved the Hi-Liners to 5-0 this season and leaves the Hi-Liners as one of the two remaining undefeated Class A teams in the state.

VCSU Signs 2 Players, Including EMV's Pautz, for 2014 season

December 20, 2012

The Valley City State University softball team announced two signings for the 2014 season, and at least one of them will be familiar to local fans.
Maple Valley High School senior Cassie Pautz will be joining the Vikings, along with Lindsey White, who is entering her sophomore season at Itasca (Minn.) Community College.
Pautz, who also plays volleyball and basketball for Maple Valley, will play her senior season on the diamond for Enderlin/Maple Valley this spring. In June, she contributed to the team's Class B state championship, the first in state history.

12-19-12 local digest

December 19, 2012

Four members of the Valley City State University womens basketball team scored in double figures as they rolled to a 78-38 win over Johnson and Wales (Colo.) University Tuesday in Denver.
Sierra Even came off the bench and led the Vikings with 12 points. Brittany Lehner followed with 11 points, and Katie Ralston and Alyssa Hummel added 10 each to help lead the Vikings to victory.

Hi-Liners' 2nd Half Rally Not Enough vs. West Fargo

December 19, 2012

When the Valley City High School basketball team left the floor for halftime of its 65-54 loss to West Fargo, things seemed somewhat bleak. The Hi-Liners trailed 38-19, allowing double the points they had scored.
But that didn't stop the team from making it a game, as the Hi-Liners scored 13 points in the first six minutes of the second half and limited the Packers' opportunities to get the game within reach.
"The kids came out and played extremely hard in the second half and played defense and we were able to make it a game," VCHS coach Scott Hurlimann said.

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