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Tuesday (6/12) local digest

June 12, 2012

Photo by Lynette Stephens/Special to the Times-Record Three Valley City Junior High baseball players were awarded for their contributions to the team as part of the baseball banquet. Pictured, left to right, are Christopher Glaser (Most Improved), Dalton Ondracek (Most Valuable) and Nate Rodriguez (Mr. Hustle Award).

Post 60 wins, ties at Harwood
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team got a win and a tie in Harwood Monday.
Post 60 won 10-2 in the first game, but tied 4-4 in the second game, which ended after the second inning due to darkness.
In the first game, Chase Carpenter picked up the win on the mound and allowed only three hits. He also went 4-5 with two runs scored, two runs batted in and two stolen bases. Jaden Keys went 3-4 with two runs scored and Josh Gilbertson went 2-5 with one run, two RBI and two stolen bases.
In the game, Valley City scored at least one run in each inning, taking a 4-0 lead after the fourth, then had three in the fifth, two in the sixth and one more in the seventh. Post 60 finished with 15 hits.
The team scored four runs to open the second game, but allowed two each in the first and second innings before the game was called.
The team opens its home season with a double header against Kindred at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Charlie Brown Field.

VC Babe Ruth gets sweep in Lisbon
The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team completed a double header sweep in Lisbon Monday afternoon. Valley City won won 20-4 in five innings and 15-1 in four innings.
In the first game, the team jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first inning and pitcher Jesse Johnson allowed only four hits and four runs from there.
Coach Lance Lukes said 10 of the 12 players that took the field for the game had a hit, including all nine starters. Nate Rodriguez went 2-3 with a home run, two RBI and four runs scored. Dalton Ondracek went 3-4.
In the second game, the team kept it up, scoring one run in the top of the first and four more in the second.
Jonah Walla started on the mound and allowed one run on two hits.
Rodriguez and Ondracek had three hits in the game and Josh Tulp went 2-3 with two RBI.
The team plays at home today against Edgeley starting at 5:30 p.m. 
VCSU softball gets academic recognition
Led by three upperclassman that garnered the highest academic honor for a softball player in the NAIA, the Valley City State University team worked its way to a 3.441 team grade point average in the spring.
Junior Hayley Bevan and Seniors Jane Pettit and Sara Gullickson were named to the 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes list. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must be a junior maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
The Vikings also had 14 players on the Dakota Athletic Conference Scholar list. Bevan, Adrianna Boychuk, Caitlin Giesbrecht, Gullickson, Mackenzie Hamre, Stephanie Lahey, Brittany Lehner, Katie McBride, Emma Nelson, Pettit, Kati Reisenauer, Courtney Shadlock, Jen Shadlock and Shayna Taffinder all made the DAC list by maintaining a 3.25 overall grade point average.
The team had five student athletes — Giesbrecht,Hamre, Lehner, Pettit and Jen Shadlock — named to the University’s President’s List for achieving a 4.0 GPA. Bevan, Boychuk and Courtney Shadlock were named to the Dean’s List for achieving at least a 3.5.

Ladies Golf at Town and Country Club
On June 6th there were 27 golfers who turned in scores for game of the day.  The game was “Blind Partners” and  winners were Ann Denholm and Nancy King in first place and Bobbi Miller and Sheryl Hanson in 2nd. Low scratch went to Denholm with a 44 and low net was recorded by Connie Maresh with a 30.
Chip ins were scored by King, 2 by  Maresh and 2 by Liz Marthaler, who also had low putts with 14.
A reminder to all women golfers to sign up for the “Rally for A Cure” tournament to be held on June 27. 

Force player commits to Miami-Ohio
FARGO – Fargo Force defenseman Taylor Richart has committed to the University of Miami-Ohio for the fall of 2012, the team announced in a release Friday.
“We are very proud of him and happy for him,” head coach John Marks said in the release. “Taylor is a great kid and now we’ve got a big hole to fill. We want to wish him all the best at Miami. He has certainly earned it with all of his hard work.”
Richart played one year with the Fargo Force and was one of just two players to play all 60 games during the 2011-12 season. He posted 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) throughout the year and was a +8 rating. Six of his seven goals scored were on power plays. He was also named USHL Defenseman of the Week one time throughout the season.
Richart will join former Fargo Force players Steven Spinell (2008-09) and Jimmy Mullin (2010-11) at Miami.

Redhawks lose late to St. Paul
Jon Townsend doubled home the game winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning as the St. Paul Saints complete the comeback and defeat the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 7-6. Townsend went 2-for-4 on the night with a RBI while 3B Ronnie Bourquin chipped with a home run and drove in two runs. Fargo-Moorhead would run out to a 6-1 lead after only three innings. The Saints then came back and scored two runs in the fourth inning and three runs in the fifth inning to tie the score at 6-6. There would be no more scoring again until the 11th as Townsend doubled home RF Jose Hernandez with the winning run.

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