Thursday (6/14) local digest

VCSU football team hosts camps
The Valley City State University football team hosted its annual nine-man and 11-man football team camps last week at Lokken Field. The camp was led by VCSU football coach Dennis McCulloch and his staff. 463 high school football players attended the camp. Teams from North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota were represented at camps. VCSU football staff conducted two practices a day with position specific drills for the high school athletes. The sessions were followed by team practice sessions by each team and the evenings concluded with scrimmages against opposing high schools.Local teams participating included Valley City High School, Jamestown and Griggs/Barnes County North

Local golfers help Special Olympics
The 2012 Valley City Special Olympics and Dacotah Bank of Valley City Golf benefit was held on Friday at the Town & Country Club in Valley City. The benefit raised money for Valley City Special Olympics. Winners of the 1st flight were Randy Earles, Dewey Magnuson, Todd Webster and Tim Sorenson. Winners of the 2nd flight were Ben Simonson, Ryan Nelson, Josh Nathan and Matt Jensen.

Post 60 playing first home game
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team will be playing its first home game tonight. The team plays a double header against Kindred at 5:30 p.m. at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.
Bracket announced for Pizza Corner Classic
The bracket for the 3rd Annual Pizza Corner Classic Babe Ruth baseball tournament was announced Wednesday.
The eight-team tournament takes place Saturday and Sunday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.
Valley City’s 13 year old team will play against Fargo at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to open the tournament, which will be followed by Steele vs. Jamestown. The winner of those games will play at 12:30 p.m. in a semifinal game.
Kindred and Carrington are scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. game, which will be followed by Valley City vs. Christine at 4:30 and a semfinal game between the winners at 6:30 p.m.
The losers of the opening round games will play Sunday, followed by the placing games.
The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team plays a double header at 5 p.m. today in Oakes.
Tuesday Night womens softball results
Dia 8        Streeter defeated Sanford/Goldmine 12-0 & 21-6
Dia 9        IDK II defeated Wonder Bar III 9-0 & 7-2
Dia 10        Top Designers/Office Bar defeated Anne Carlson 12-2 & 16-0
Dia 11        Wonder Bar defeated 13-3 & 7-2
Dia 4        FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern 10-9 & 8-4
            Jmst Implement BYE
12-0        Streeter/Gackle
12-2        IDK II
  8-4        Jamestown Implement
  8-4        Wonder Bar II
  8-6        FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern
  7-5        Top Designers/Office Bar
  4-8        Wonder Bar
  4-10       Anne Carlson
  3-11        Corner Bar
  2-10        Sanford/Goldmine
  2-10        Wonder Bar III
Next Week
Dia 8        Streeter vs Jmst Implement
Dia 9        Wonder Bar III vs FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern
Dia 10        Top Designers/Office Bar vs Sanford/Goldmine
Dia 11        Wonder Bar vs Anne Carlson
Dia 4        Corner Bar vs Wonder Bar II
Bill Jansen Road Race Saturday
The Valley City Optimist Club is hosting the 31st Annual Bill Jansen Road Race at Hi-Line Park Saturday. Races include a one mile route, a 5K and a 10 K, all starting at 8 a.m.
Registration is Saturday at 7 a.m. The cost is $5 for the one mile race, $10 to walk, and $20 for an individual race. There is a $40 maximum fee per family.
State education board expects vote on Sioux moniker
FARGO (AP) — The state Board of Higher Education is expected to vote Thursday on whether to direct the University of North Dakota to resume efforts to retire the school’s Fighting Sioux nickname.
State residents voted Tuesday in favor of dumping the contentious nickname and American Indian head logo, which the NCAA considers hostile and abusive.
Board President Grant Shaft, of Grand Forks, says he’ll make a request at the start of the meeting in Fargo to add the item to the agenda. Shaft says if the motion passes, UND would be asked to report on its progress at a later date.
The nickname has been retired and unretired on a few occasions. The board in February told UND to resume using the moniker after petitions were approved for Tuesday’s ballot measure.
-Associated Press