Nalley Signs with VCSU Softball
VCTR Staff Report
Morgan Nalley, a senior pitcher from Pocatello, Idaho, has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Valley City State University beginning in the fall of 2013, coach Chad Slyter announced Wednesday. Nalley's sister, Samantha, is a current Viking.
Morgan will graduate from Pocatello High School this spring and will have been a varsity letter winner in softball all four years. During her time on the softball team at PHS, Nalley has helped the team get to two 4A State Tournaments (2009-10 and 2010-11), was the recipient of the MVP Chief Award in 2009-10 and was a First Team 4A All District Selection in 2011-12.
Most recently, Nalley has pitched for the 'Next Level' travel team, based out of Boise, Idaho. In her most recent tournament, the Desert Fall Classic in St. George, Utah, she pitched to a 4-1 record, recording 25 strike outs and allowing only five walks and hit for a .600 batting average.
An active participant in school organizations, Nalley is a member of the Business Professionals of America and has been a three time Regional Award winner and a two time top ten State Winner and National qualifier as a member of that organization. She has also been the Sports Editor of her high school Journalism Production, a member of the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayor's Youth Advisory Council, a member of Modern Woodman Youth Community Service Club and a three time member of the National Honor Society.
"Morgan will be great asset for our program," Slyter said. "She has the ability and make up to have a great career in a Viking uniform. Morgan is a strong pitcher in the circle that has experience at a high level and can also swing a big bat at the plate and provide some offensive spark to the lineup. Her ability to play the corner positions will also serve our team well."
12th Man Club Holding Online Auction
The Valley City State University 12th Man Club started an online auction this week to raise funds for the Viking football program.
The team has 16 items up for auction, with bidding ending at noon Feb. 22.
Items for bid include souvenir helmets, a University of North Dakota hockey getaway (that includes tickets to a game), a bat autographed by Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer, as well as various quantities of beef, halibut and salmon.
The auction can be found at vikings.vcsu.edu/football.
Ashline Named Wrestler of the Week
The Farmers Union Insurance wrestler of the week is Jakob Ashline
Jake is a freshman wrestler competing for the Hi-Liners in the 120 pound weight class, who has a knack for wrestling his best under the lights in the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Jake finished undefeated this season in home duals going a perfect 4-0. Jake had wins vs Fargo North, Carrington, Red River, and Wahpeton. Jake also had wins over Fargo Davies and Jamestown on the road last week.
Jake Currently has a 16-12 record on the season and is hoping to make it to state.
The wrestler of the week is sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance -Kirk Olson and Tyler VanBruggen