6/1 Local digest
VCHS golf team misses state
The Valley City High School golf team missed qualifying for state by one stroke Wednesday at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional meet in Fargo.
The Hi-Liners finished with a team score of 322 to finish seventh. Fargo South got the final state spot with 321.
Senior Nick Jenson led the team with a 73, which tied for 5th and earned him All-Region honors. Jenson, will be going to the state meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Dickinson with teammates Ben Sorenson and Jared Lentz. All three qualified individually last week.
Nick Jenson 38-35 73
Ben Sorenson 44-37 81
Tyler Stevens 41-41 82
Jared Lentz 43-43 86
Michael Pedersen 42-45 87
Dustin Miller 45-45 90
Medalist- Landon Poss, Fargo South, 70
VCSU men sign Cherry
Valley City State University mens basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced Thursday that that Thomas Cherry, from Harker Heights High School in Killeen, Texas, has signed a Letter of Intent to attend VCSU and join the Viking basketball program next season.
Thomas was the first player in Harker Heights High School’s history to be a four year letter winner in basketball and is the only Harker Heights basketball player to have eclipsed the 100 games played mark, having played in 107 games in a Knights uniform.
In hid senior season, he averaged 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game. Cherry was named 1st team All-District and was invited to play in the Texas Shootout All-Star Game with some of the top basketball talent in the state of Texas.
“We are excited to announce that Thomas will be a Viking," Kaminsky said. "He had a tremendous amount of success playing in an extremely competitive area of Texas high school basketball and we look forward to him being part of our program."
VCTA activities starting
The registration deadline is coming up for several Valley City Tennis Association programs.
1) Summer Tennis League: Monday nights at 7pm from June 4 - July 30 playing the World Team Tennis format; $25 entry fee. Open to junior/senior high players and adults.
2) Adult Beginner Lessons: Monday nights from 6-7pm in June (4,11,18,25); $20 entry fee; 4 players minimum.
Registration is due Friday to the VCPR office. Call 840-1727 for more information.
VCSU offering youth basketball camps during summer
The Valley City State University mens and womens basketball team will be hosting camps this summer.
The women will be hosting a position camp June 10-12, which starts at $135 per person for athletes in grades 5-12. The registration deadline is June 1.
From June 18-21, the mens team will host a boys camp for athletes in grades 2-12. There is a $60 fee per person and the registration deadline is June 14.
Complete information on bothcan be found at vikings.vcsu.edu or at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
Special Olympics golf benefit happening next week
Valley City Special Olympics and Dacotah Bank of Valley City are holding a golf benefit June 8 at the Valley City Town and Country Club.
The 18 hole, four-person scramble has an entry fee of $75 per golfer, which includes a supper buffet and prizes. Registration starts at 10:15 that morning with a shot gun start at 11 a.m. Registration forms are available at the Town and Country Club.
For information call Erin Halland at 845-1124 ext. 118, or Sheryl Solberg at 845-2534.
Babe Ruth, Legion starting play
Valley City’s American Legion baseball team starts play with a 6 p.m. game tonight at Thompson.
Valley City team then plays Monday at Enderlin.
The Babe Ruth team opens its season at 5 p.m. Monday at Charlie Brown Field against Steele.