Heat Alters Hi-Liner Sports Schedules

High regional temperatures have forced Valley City High School athletics to adjust its fall sports schedule for the safety of its student athletes, but no activities have been cancelled.

Precautions include moving practices to mornings or late evenings to avoid the observed high heat indexes of the day, changing the start time of competitions to avoid daytime highs, modifying the length of outside practices, moving junior high volleyball practices from the north and south gyms to the Hi-Liner Activity Center.

VCHS has also communicated with its coaches the need to provide more water breaks and longer rest periods for their athletes, of which Hi-Liner Activities Director Martin Bratrud says coaches have done a tremendous job.

"We will continue to make the safety our our students their number one priority as we deal with the affects of the heat this week," Bratraud said.

Sports schedule changes are as follows:

Grades 9-12 Football

Tuesday, Aug. 27:

Varsity practice 6 a.m.—7:45 a.m. at Hanna Field

J.V. Football game, 7 p.m. at Hanna Field (Please note the change to a home game. Fargo North could not accommodate a night game, so it has been moved back to Valley City).

Wednesday, Aug. 28:

9th-to-12th-grade practice 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29:

9th-to-12th-grade practice 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 30:

Varsity game at 8 p.m. vs. Dickinson High School at Hanna Field (Please note the game has been moved back one hour)
JH Football:
Tuesday-4:30 PM pictures and weight room at the H.S.
Wednesday-No Practice
Thursday-Practice 6:30-8:00 pm on H.S. Practice Field
Friday-Practice 6:00-7:00 pm on H.S. Practice Field

Boys Tennis:

Tuesday, -Meet in Grand Forks will be at regular time.
Wednesday- Practice 8:00 am to 10:00 am 
Thursday-Meet in Valley City vs grand Forks Red River moved from 4:00pm to 5:00 pm
Friday-Practice 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Tuesday-Practice 7:00 am at H.S.
Wednesday-Practie 4:00 pm-VCSU pool workout
Thursday-Practice 7:00 am at H.S.
Friday-Meet at 2 pm Pending Weather Conditions 

Girls Golf:
Tuesday-No Practice Scheduled-Practice on own
Wednesday-Practice 8:00 am
Thursday-Practice 6:00-7:30 pm
Friday-Practice 6:00-7:30 pm

Grade 9-12 Volleyball:
Tuesday-Varsity Scrimmage at HAC 6:30 pm,  9—JV Practice in HAC 4:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday-Varsity, JV, C Practice 8:00 to 10:00 am in HAC,  9th grade practice in HAC 9:30-11:30 am
Thursday-Varsity, JV, C Practice 4:00-5:30 pm in HAC,  9th grade practice in HAC 5:00-6:30 pm'
Friday-Varsity at Bismarck Tourney, 9th through KV practice in HAC 2:00-3:30 pm

JH Volleyball:
Tuesday-Pictures 4:00-5:00 pm in the Cafeteria
Wednesday-Practice 1:00-3:00 pm in the HAC
Thursday-Practice 2:00-3:30 PM in the HAC
Friday-Game 4:15 in the HAC (Please note location change)