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VC's John Halgrimson athletically influenced by brother Joey

April 27, 2012

When it comes to his choices in athletics, Valley City Junior High School’s John Halgrimson is quick to point fingers. But not in a bad way.
In many cases, he’s just following the example set by his older brother, VCHS senior Joey Halgrimson.
“Most sports that I do are because my brother was in them,” Halgrimson said.  “I like doing what my brother does.”
Thursday at Lokken Field,  Halgrimson was among the top athletes at the Valley City Junior High Track Meet at Lokken Field.

VCHS softball beats GF Central

April 27, 2012

The Valley City High School softball team scored three runs in the final two innings of a win at Grand Forks Central Thursday.
Coach Jason Lindgren said the Hi-Liners wanted to get ahead early against the Knights, and the girls did just that.
The Hi-Liners went ahead 3-0 in the second inning, getting key RBI from Allison Baasch (on a two-RBI single) and a sacrifice bunt by Jasmine Stevens.
Amanda Tangen had a leadoff walk in the third inning, then stole second and was driven in by Dierra Diegel to take a 4-0 lead.

ND outdoors: Outlook good for local wildlife in 2012

April 27, 2012

As far as I can tell, few people are complaining out loud about the early arrival of spring in 2012.
Since 2009 it’s almost felt like we’d skipped a season, or replaced spring with “flood” season.
This year, it started to feel like spring in February and March and it’s almost as if fall never left.
Regardless, the early spring has been welcomed by humans, fish and wildlife alike.

Our outdoors: Recent fishing tricky but rewarding

April 27, 2012

The recently stocked trout in the stream near my house were quick learners this year. With a winter short on snow and a spring that only just recently made up a couple of inches against the lingering drought, water levels were low and the fish were instantly wary after the DNR truck dumped them in. It was a different season from the previous two, where high waters allowed me to be a bit more obvious and gave me more room to work in the water column.

VCSU softball ends home season with a win

April 27, 2012

There were plenty of emotions on the field for Valley City State University’s home finale Wednesday, a double header sweep of Bemidji State (Minn.) University.
There was the joy of the wins — 8-3 in game one, 4-1 in game two — but also plenty of tears shed as the team’s group of seniors took the field one last time and were given framed jerseys as a keepsake.
When all was said and done, though, it wasn’t a bad way to go out.

Spring Sports 2012 (Special section)

April 26, 2012

VCSU's 6 seniors prepared for final stretch of college careers

April 25, 2012

As the Valley City State University softball team swept a double-header Tuesday against the University of Minnesota - Crookston, there was plenty of excitement over the two wins.
But at times, third baseman Jane Pettit admits she was momentarily caught off guard.
Standing on second base, Pettit would catch a glimpse of the Vikings’ dugout and find herself getting a bit emotional.
“Sometimes you just catch yourself having one of those moments where you just look at them and you’re like ‘I’m going to miss this,’” Pettit said.

Wednesday (4/25) local digest

April 25, 2012

VCHS golf team takes 4th
The Valley City High School boys golf team took fourth place in a tournament with other Eastern Dakota Conference teams Tuesday at the Village Green Golf Course in Moorhead, Minn.
The Hi-Liners finished with a team score of 319, only eight strokes behind Red River. West Fargo won the meet with a score of 290.
Individually, Nick Jenson led the Hi-Liners with a score of 74, which finished him in a tie for seventh place.

Full VC results:
Nick Jenson 30-34 74
Tyler Stevens 30-39 79
Ben Sorenson 38-44 82
Jared Lentz 47-37 84
Marcus Beedle 42-48 90

Tuesday (4/24) local digest

April 25, 2012

McBride named DAC pitcher of the week
Valley City State University pitcher Katie McBride was named the Dakota Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week Monday.
McBride, a senior from Grand Rapids, Minn., went 3-1 as the Vikings were 5-1 on the week. In her four outings, McBride pitched 26.2 innings, giving up seven runs, three earned, on 26 hits with 15 strikeouts and five walks.
It is the the second time this season McBride has been chosen as the DAC Pitcher of the Week.
-VCSU Athletics

VCSU football camp deadline Wednesday

Locked in: Big 2nd inning leads Valley City State past Mayville

April 23, 2012

By the second inning of the second game of a home double header with Mayville State University Sunday, the Valley City State University softball team had seen plenty of Ashley VandeVeen.
VandeVeen, Mayville’s starting pitcher, had already pitched seven innings to the Vikings’ lineup, six in a 5-1 game one loss and a scoreless first inning.
So in that second inning, the Vikings knew what to expect and entered at-bats looking for a hit from the get-go.

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