Local Digest: Twins coming to VC, Viking men get ranked, Milligen given DAC award

Minn. Twins stopping in VC
Members of the the Minnesota Twins baseball team will be stopping by Valley City next week as part of the team’s 52nd annual Twins Winter Caravan.
The Valley City stop will be a community lunch from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Trestles at the Valley City Town & Country Club.
The lunch will include a hot dog, chips, and a drink for $5, as well as a brief program with a question and answer session and prizes.
Scheduled representatives from the Twins include manager Ron Gardenhire, pitchers Glen Perkins and Brian Duensing, hitting coach Joe Vavra and broadcaster Cory Provus.
-Scott Schlaufman

LMM girls lose to Enderlin
The Litchville-Marion/Montpelier girls basketball team lost 38-33 to Enderlin Saturday in its final game before the Barnes County tournament.
The Rebels kept Enderlin from scoring ten points in any quarter and led 10-8 after the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Rebels’ only offense was two free throws by Tanys Ulmer and the team fell behind 15-12 by halftime.
The Rebels were then outscored 13-11 in the second half.
Krista Thielges led Enderlin with 18 points and Megan Johnson had 10. Brenna Rodin led LMM with 14 points.
-Scott Schlaufman

Milligen given DAC award
Valley City State University guard Sekani Milligen, was named the Dakota Athletic Conference mens basketball Player of the Week.
Over two games, Milligan scored 45 points, grabbed six rebounds, handed out a pair of assists and picked up two steals.
He finished the week 16 of 29 (55.2 percent) from the field including 9-15 (60.0%) from the 3-point arc and hit on 4 of 4 (100.0%) from the free throw line.
This weeks award marks the third time in the 2011-2012 season that Milligen has received the DAC Player of the Week Award.

Vikings Ranked in the NAIA Top 25 National Poll
For the first time since the 2007-2008 season, the Valley City State University Viking Men’s Basketball team has been ranked in the NAIA National Basketball Poll.
The Vikings, who received votes in the last three polls, were ranked at number 23 this week.
Valley City State is 14-5 on the season and are one loss removed from an eight game win streak that started and was played since the last poll was released on Dec. 12.
The streak included six wins on the road, two wins over Association of Independent Institution members and a championship at the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Basketball Classic, the first time a non-Canadian university won the title since 1968.
The Vikings play on the road Thursday at the University of North Dakota in an exhibition game. They will return to the W. E. Osmon Fieldhouse for the first time in a month when they host back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday.
Tip-off versus Northern New Mexico on Saturday is slated for 7:00 pm and the team will play Johnson and Wales-CO Sunday at 4:00 pm.
-Chad Slyter