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March 30 local digest: VCSU basketball, baseball and softball; VC Parks and Rec offering new classes

April 2, 2012

New VCPR classes starting
Valley City Parks and Recreation is offering two new classes, step aerobics and yoga, starting Monday.
Step Aerobics will be offered at the Rec Center starting Monday, April 2. This class is planned for Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the fitness room upstairs at the Rec Center. The class will be low impact with an upbeat, fun atmosphere with easy to follow routines and light weights to strengthen bones & increase muscle mass. Classes will be instructed by Deb White.
Also, due to popular demand, Beginners Yoga will be starting on Tuesday, April 3, immediately following the regular class in the fitness room upstairs at the Rec Center. Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30–8:30 for beginners, and advanced classes are from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Yoga helps increase strength & flexibility, lowers blood pressure, improves muscle tone, reduces stress and much more. Classes are instructed by Janice Berge.
For rates and additional information, call the VCPR office at 845-3294.
VCSU women get NCAA DII transfer
Valley City State University women’s basketball coach Jill DeVries announced today that Paige Tompkins, a transfer from NCAA Division II Bemidji State University has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and basketball career at VCSU.
Tompkins, a 6’1’ post player from Milnor, transfers after completing her freshman year of eligibility at Bemidji. Last season she averaged five minutes of playing time in 17 games for the Beavers, and finished with 1.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
Tompkins lettered in four sports at Milnor High School and will join the VCSU golf team as well.
“Paige is a great addition to our women’s basketball program. She is a dual threat with her ability to shoot the three as well as be an offense presence in the paint for us next season.” DeVries said.
In her career at Milnor High School, Tompkins scored over 1,000 career points and nabbed over 1,000 career rebounds. She was a three-time all-district and two-time All-Wild Rice conference performer, as well as a 2011 Lion’s Class B All-Star.
-VCSU Athletics

DAC Baseball schedule
Dakota Athletic Conference baseball preseason tournament
*Designates home team
Saturday at Charlie Brown Field
11 a.m. — Jamestown College vs Dickinson State*
1 p.m. — Jamestown vs. Valley City State University*
3 p.m. —Dickinson vs. Valley City*
Saturday at Jack Brown Stadium, Jamestown
11 a.m. — Dickinson vs. Jamestown*
1 p.m. — Valley City vs. Dickinson*
3 p.m. — Valley City vs. Jamestown*
VCSU softball team on road
The Valley City State University is on the road this weekend in its final games before Dakota Athletic Conference play.
The Vikings kick off the Morningside Invitational this afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa, with games against Bellevue (Neb.) University and Northwestern (Iowa) College, and play four more games Saturday and Sunday.
VCSU starts DAC play Tuesday with a double header at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Jamestown.
-Scott Schlaufman

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