July 26 local digest
Kueber to join VCSU mens basketball team
Valley City State University mens basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced last week that regional standout Gus Kueber has signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and join the Viking basketball program for the upcoming season.
Kueber is transferring in after playing last season at Mayville State University, where he averaged 17.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game and was named to the All-Dakota Athletic Conference and All-Association of Independent Institutions First Teams.
Prior to last season at Mayville State, Kueber was a standout player at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. In his sophomore season he averaged 12.2 points and 6.3 rebounds and was named 2ndteam All-Conference in the Mon-Dak.
Kueber’s high school career was also filled with accolades. As a senior he led the Dakota Prairie Knights to a runner-up finish at the 2009 North Dakota State Class B Tournament and was named to the All-State Team. Highlights included a triple-double performance against Berthold in the quarterfinal game at the state tournament, when he put up a 27 points, 16 rebounds and 11 blocks.
Kueber will have one year of eligibility remaining with the Vikings.
The Vikings return 11 players who participated on the from last season's team, which won 20 games and was ranked in the top 25 for seven consecutive weeks.
Glover named assistant for VCSU women
The Valley City State University women's basketball team will have a new assistant coach next season, and one with plenty of credentials.
Lavesa Glover, a former professional player throughout the world, has been hired as the team's assistant coach, replacing Ryan Bomstad, VCSU coach Jill DeVries announced Wednesday.
Glover spent last season as the Director of Basketball Operations for the University of Wisconson —Milwaukee women’s basketball program.
"Lavesa comes from a DI program that has a storied tradition of excellence, and she understand what it takes to win championships and that’s what we aspire to do here," DeVries said. "She brings an understanding of pressure defense and post player development, which is a good fit for our program. We are thrilled to have her join us at VCSU.”
Prior to UW-Milwaukee, she played professionally, spending time with teams in Finland, Poland and, most recently, Australia. In her final professional season, Glover played for the Southwest Slammers, averaging 19.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 66.7 percent from the field.
Glover was a two-year starter and four-year letterwinner at UW-Green Bay from 2005-09. She was an all-league second-team performer as a junior and was selected to the first team as a senior.
With the Phoenix, she played in the NCAA Tournament all four years. She scored 1,054 points and pulled down 447 rebounds while shooting 51 percent in 122 career games for Green Bay, leading the team in scoring as a senior.
A native of Miami, Fla., Glover majored in electronic media/communications at Green Bay and graduated in 2009.
July 25, Ladies Golf at the Country Club
Mary Tangen had low score of the day with a 49. Connie Maresh had low net of 31.5.
The game of the day was " Poker hand " and the winners were Bernie Botner with the longest straight and Jan Olafson with the most of a kind. Chip ins were recorded by Vi Egan and Mary Tangen.
The Margaret Halvorson Handicap Tournament has been cancelled for this year.
RedHawks win 10th straight home game
FARGO – The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks won their 10th straight home game, fending off two late inning rallies by the Sioux Falls Pheasants for a 4-3 victory on Wednesday at Newman Outdoor Field.
Jared Bolden hit a one-out double down the left field line in the eighth to put a runner in scoring position for Sioux Falls, which was down 4-3. Kyle Dahman came in to pitch for the RedHawks and stranded Bolden on third after a fly-out to right field and a line drive that was caught by third baseman Eric Campbell.
RedHawks starter Tyler Herron (6-3) picked up his fourth consecutive win after giving up eight hits on three runs (two earned) with eight strikeouts in 6+ innings pitched. Relievers Joe Harris, Dahman, and Tom Boleska combined to give up three hits in three scoreless innings.
The RedHawks and Pheasants conclude their three-game series Thursday. The RedHawks have won 31 of their last 37 games and are now three-games ahead of the Winnipeg Goldeyes for first place in the North Division.