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Jessica Meland 24th in NAIA Hammer Throw

May 27, 2014

Valley City State sophomore Jessica Meland, of Harvey, N.D., competed in her first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women’s Hammer Throw Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., on May 15, where she fouled on her first and third attempts but landed 24th place on her second throw, which sailed 45.33 meters (148 feet, 9 inches).

Meland’s 45.33 meters was shy of her personal-best 50.29 meters (165 feet) set at the Northern State Open on April 18.

Late Runs Sink Hi-Liner Softball at EDCs

May 27, 2014

A pair of untimely hits derailed No. 2 Valley City’s plans for a second straight State appearance.

Fargo Davies freshman Mercedes Swanson’s two-run eighth-inning double lifted her No. 6 Eagles to a 2-0 semifinal upset on Friday, then Shanley senior Marissa Schons’s two-run double in the seventh scored two for the No. 4 Deacons’ 2-1 State Qualifier comeback on Saturday.

Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.

Olson and Ingstad Double Up for 2nd at State

May 26, 2014

Hi-Liner junior Clarissa Olson and 8th-grader Reagan Ingstad are State Tennis Doubles runner-ups after vanquishing East champion Grand Forks Red River freshman Maddie Anderson and junior Alexis Caoili 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in the semifinal, and falling 6-2, 6-2 in the title match to West champion Bismarck St. Mary’s seniors Alicia Beck and Mary Roller.

15 Hi-Liner Personal Records at EDC Outdoor Track and Field Championships

May 21, 2014

Hi-Liner track and field set 15 personal records and placed in five events at Saturday’s Eastern Dakota Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Cushman Field in Grand Forks, N.D.

Both the boys and girls team took 10th with two points. West Fargo won the girls meet, Fargo Davies the boys.

Sophomore Deanna Schneider’s 15.81 seconds for 38th in the 100-Meter Dash and 32.75 seconds for 33rd in the 200-Meter Dash were both personal bests.

Sophomore Heidi Mundfrom’s new personal mark of 32.90 seconds in the 200-Meter Dash earned 34th.

Tuesday Night League Softball Scores

May 21, 2014

May 20
Diamond 8 Valley Plains Equipment defeated Corner Bar, 28-13 and 15-2.
Diamond 9 IDK/Buff defeated Streeter, 10-2 and 11-10.
Diamond 10 Shady’s defeated Sanford/Looysen, 13-2 and 16-0.
Diamond 11 FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern took the first game 10-2, Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing the second, 12-8.
BYE Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms.

Standings
4-0 IDK/Buff Bar
5-1 FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern Machine
3-1 Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms
3-1 Valley Plains Equipment
4-2 Shady’s II
3-3 Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing
2-4 Streeter
0-6 Corner Bar
0-6 Sanford/Looysen

Next Week

Thunder Football Registration Deadline June 30

May 21, 2014

Valley City Thunder Football registration enters its 14th year and registers on a first-come, first-serve basis for Fall 2014 5th- and 6th-graders interested in participating in organized tackle football.

To register:

1. Mail a completed Thunder Football Registration Form with a check to

Thunder Football
PO Box 13
Valley City, ND 58072

2. Turn in a completed Thunder Registration date on Wednesday, May 21 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Hi-Liner Activities Center (HAC) lobby

Thunder Football’s registration deadline is June 30.

Yearly Hi-Liner Awards Announced

May 21, 2014

Seniors Jamie Ronning (left) and Saidee Oberlander (right) are Academic Achievement Award winners.

Jessica Denholm and Zach Doty are Senior Athletes of the Year.

Seniors Jessica Denholm, Danica Diegel, Dierra Diegel, Sara Gilbertson, Amanda Starr, Dustin Miller, Dustin Lindgren and Jack Jenson are 10-Sport Athlete Award winners.

Hi-Liner Softball Blanks South on Parents Night

May 21, 2014

Hi-Liner softball celebrated four seniors in Tuesday’s regular season finale, an 11-0 Parents Night win over Fargo South in advance of Thursday’s 5 p.m. Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament matchup against the very same Bruins.

“It’ll be tougher to replace four seniors [Dierra Diegel, Danica Diegel, Jessica Denholm and Paula Andel],” said Valley City head coach Jason Lindgren of his graduating leaders. “But we have sophomores [Hannah Meyer, Heather Knutson, Kaylee Schlittenhardt, Brenna Dieterle and Tarryn Justesen] moving up.”

Jamestown Optimist Junior Golf Championship June 6

May 20, 2014

Jamestown Country Club will host the Jamestown Optimist Junior Golf Championship at 9 a.m. Friday, June 6.

Free registration begins at 8 a.m. Boys divisions are open to ages 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18. Girls divisions welcome ages 10-12, 13-14 and 15-18.

Winners qualify for June 22’s District Tournament at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell, Minn.

Prizes are awarded, and all golfers enjoy lunch.

Contact Jim at (701) 320-3200 or at jvando1952@gmail.com.

Hi-Liner Baseball Wraps Up Season

May 20, 2014

Hi-Liner baseball completed the season over the weekend with a 9-5 loss to Northern Cass and a 13-1 five-inning fall to Hillsboro/Central Valley on Friday before host Devils Lake took both of Saturday’s games, 4-2 and 9-0.

Valley City finished 0-18 in the Eastern Dakota Conference and 1-23 overall.

Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.

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