VCHS Graduation 2017 (Video)

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Dickinson Claims WDA Championship in Extras over Jays

MINOT, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Jamestown’s improbable run to the West Region Championship game ended just a few outs shy of the title. The Jays lost a 5-4 decision in eight innings to the defending Class A baseball champions from Dickinson.

Dickinson (30-3) got the tying run to third with one out in the bottom of the seventh and scored a sacrifice fly. They eventually won the game on an RBI single from pinch hitter Chase Ballard. Lucas Jones lead off the eighth with a double and scored on  Ballard’s single.

Jones was the second pitcher that went for Dickinson after relieving Cam Jorda and he was lights out. Jones got the win for four innings of no-hit ball while striking out seven.

Nolan Kratz pitched into the seventh for the Jays was lifted with one out after walking the second batter. Ben Friebel took the loss.

Jamestown (18-19) will play Sheyenne in the opening round of the state tournament on Thursday in Mandan. First pitch is scheduled for 2pm, it will be the second game of the day.

The Mustangs, who lost to Dickinson in last year’s state championship, are the EDC’s number three seed after beating Central 10-0 (5) on Saturday. They entered the tournament as the sixth-seed.

Thursday schedule:

11:30am – Davies vs. Minot

2pm – Jamestown vs. Sheyenne

4:30pm – Dickinson vs. Red River

7pm – Mandan vs. West Fargo

 

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Broadcast Schedule: June

 

 

 

Here is this week’s sports broadcast schedule. All local broadcasts streamed online.

 

Thursday, June 1st

KQDJ: HSB – Jamestown vs. Sheyenne 2pm

RAVEN: GSOC – Jamestown vs. Davies 4:30pm

KOVC: HSSB – Valley City vs. Bismarck 6:30pm

KDAK: HSB – Carrington vs. Bishop Ryan 7pm

 Friday, June 2nd

RAVEN: GSOC – Jamestown in State Tournament TBA

KDAK: HSB – Carrington in State Tournament TBA

KQDJ: HSB – Jamestown in State Tournament TBA

KOVC: HSSB – Valley City in State Tournament TBA

Saturday, June 3rd

RAVEN: GSOC – Jamestown in State Tournament TBA

KDAK: HSB – Carrington in State Tournament TBA

KQDJ: HSB – Jamestown in State Tournament TBA

KOVC: HSSB – Valley City in State Tournament TBA

 

 ** All times are approximate. If you have any comments, concerns or questions on the schedule or our sports broadcasts please email Steve Linzmeier (stevel@newsdakota.com) **

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Hi-Liners Will Send Individual and Doubles Team to State Tennis

FARGO, N.D. (NewsDakota.com)- For the first time in over a decade Valley City girls’ tennis will sent a singles player to the state tournament. Breanna McDonald finished 6th  Saturday and will join the doubles team of Reagan Ingstad and Cali Halgrimson,who nabbed a 2nd place finish, as The Hi-Liners representatives at the individual tournament Friday in Grand Forks. After The EDC tournament wrapped up conference awards were announced, Ingstad and Halgrimson were named All EDC and Matt Nielson was voted Coach of The Year.

 

Saturday’s Results

Doubles Semifinals

#1 R.Ingstad/C.Halgrimson defeated #5 P.Chemiti/A.McIntosh (West Fargo Sheyenne) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles Championship

#1 R.Ingstad/C.Halgrimson lost to #2 M.Anderson/M.Johnson (Grand Forks Red River) 6-1, 6-2 

Singles Consolation Quarterfinals (State Qualifying Match)

#9 Breanna McDonald defeated Sophie Keelin (Fargo Shanley) 6-3, 6-3

Singles Consolation Semifinals

#9 Breanna McDonald defeated Brooke Kennelly (Grand Forks Red River) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Singles Consolation Championship

#9 Breanna McDonald lost to #3 Jenna Forknell (Fargo Davies) 7-6(2), 6-4

EDC Awards for Valley City:

2nd Place Doubles:  Reagan Ingstad and Cali Halgrimson

6th Place Singles:  Breanna McDonald

All-EDC:  Reagan Ingstad and Cali Halgrimson

EDC Coach of the Year:  Coach Matt Nielson

4th Place in the Team Tournament

 

State Schedule for Valley City at Choice Health and Fitness in Grand Forks:

Thursday is Team Day

#4E Valley City plays #1W Minot at 10am

Win or lose – we will play a second match 30 minutes after Minot

If we win at least one of those matches, we will play in a placing match at 4:30pm

 

Friday is Day One of the Individual State Tournament

#2E Reagan Ingstad/Cali Halgrimson plays #7W Gwen Mathews/Alyssa Henson (Minot)

#6E Breanna McDonald plays #3W Lauryn Andre (Bismarck High School)

Win or lose – we will play a second match and potentially a third match.

Coach’s Comments 

It was another great day for the Hi-Liners.  Reagan and Cali navigated through their semifinals catching fire at the end of the first set and starting the second set.  We went through a little lull in the second set going from up 3-0 to tied at 5-5.  We ratcheted up our game in the last two games to win the match and set up Valley City and Red River for the championship.

In round one of VC vs. RR this year, we came away with the victory at home in the EDC match.  We also met in the West Fargo Invite in the third place match won by Red River.  The EDC championship was round three and Red River kept doing just enough to maintain and lead and finish the match.  Congratulations to Red River as they won the EDC championship today.

When Cali and Reagan made the semifinals and state qualified, I didn’t think twice.  Upon reflection, this is a big deal.  Last year, Cali didn’t even play doubles in our line-up and played 5 singles.  This year, she played 2 singles and 1 doubles.  This is Cali’s first year playing doubles and she and Reagan not only state qualified, but made the championship match!  Wow! That is nuts!  Congratulations on taking second and also earning All-EDC.

Breanna McDonald made waves today at the tournament.  In her state qualifying match, Breanna played Sophie Keelin from Shanley.  Bre played well, moving the ball around and playing consistent.  She won 6-3, 6-3 to become the first girls VC tennis player in over ten years to state qualify in singles!  Congratulations Bre!

In the consolation semifinal match against Brooke Kennelly, Bre caught fire like I’ve never seen.  Her footwork, movement, shot selection, variety, and belief in herself propelled her to the victory setting up a consolation championship match against the #3 seed Jenna Forknell.  In that match – Bre upped it even another notch from before.  She was played crazy defense and also hitting clean winners.  She was in the zone for most of the day.  She was a sheer joy to watch today.  It was amazing!

Being named EDC Coach of the Year is an honor and is our team’s award.  Other teams’ coaches, players, parents, and fans comment on how much fun it is to play Valley City.  Our team is friendly to everyone and plays with high sportsmanship and high integrity.  The girls win humbly and we lose graciously.  I couldn’t be prouder of our whole team.

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Early Lead Carries Hi-Liners to State Tournament Berth

FARGO, N.D. (NewsDakota.com)- Hi-Liner softball jumped out to an early 7-0 lead en route to a 7-2 win over Red River in a state tournament qualifying game. Valley City returns to state and awaits their WDA opponent for the opening round Thursday in Mandan. The Roughriders finish the year 15-15. 

For the 1st time in the tournament The Hi-Liners opened scoring. In top of the 1st Emily Murray had an RBI ground out and Kacee White scored on an error. Three runs came home in the 2nd and 2 runs in the 4th. Red River got both runs in the 4th with a wild pitch and RBI hit from Haylie Kinneberg. The Roughriders weren’t without their chances, they stranded 9 runners leaving the bases loaded in the 5th.

Hailey Schafer went the distance for the 2nd day in a row, in 7 innings she allowed 6 hits with 4 walks and a strike out. Roughriders starter Kiera Bohan also went all 7, she surrendered 8 hits with a strike out. She was hampered by 6 Red River errors. 

Murray led the game with 2 RBI. Kacee White and Becca Thompson both went 3 for 4. Schafer had an RBI. In her final game as a Roughrider senior Gabby Nuelle was 3 for 4 with a stolen base.

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2017 State Track/Field Meet Saturday Results

BISMARCK (NewsDakota.com) Below are the results from Saturday at the 2017 State Track and Field Meet from Bismarck. Any area athlete or team who places will be listed below.

Team Scores

Class A

Girls

1. Fargo Davies 158.75, 14. Jamestown 8

Class B

Girls

1. Hazen 78, 3. Carrington 47, 7. Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 30, 15. Lisbon 18, 23. Sargent County 10, 33. Barnes County North and Kidder County 6, 39 Oakes and Enderlin/Maple Valley 3

Boys

1. New Town 85, 6. Lisbon 38.5, 7. Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 38, 9. Enderlin/Maple Valley 29, 10. Edgeley-Kulm 28

Shot Put

Class B

Girls

Makayla Froehich from Lisbon placed third with a throw of 37 feet 9.5 inches

Boys

Wesley Odegaard of Griggs County Central State Champion with a throw of 52 feet 10.5 inches

Alix Wisnewski of Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood placed 5th with a throw of 46 feet 8.5 inches

Triple Jump

Class B

Boys

Luke Foertsch of Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood State Champion with a jump of 44 feet 4.5 inches

Brandt Bohmert of Northern Cass placed 6th with a jump of 42 feet 4.5 inches

Jacob Hanson of Sargent County placed 8th with a jump of 42 feet 2.5 inches

300 Meter Hurdle Finals

Class B

Girls

Abigail Jarrett of Carrington placed 3rd with a time of 47 seconds

Boys

Maverick Coleman of Lisbon State Champion with a time of 40.25 second

Evan Braaten of Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood placed 2nd with a time of 41.56 seconds

Issac Huber of Edgeley-Kulm placed 5th with a time of 42.45 seconds

4 x 200 Meter Relay Finals

Class B

Boys

Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood placed 5th with a time of 1 minute 32.92 seconds

Northern Cass placed 6th with a time of 1 minute 33.44 seconds

Javelin

Class B

Girls

Kendra Odegard of Lisbon placed 2nd with a throw of 137 feet

Shelby Roney of Oakes placed 7th with a throw of 118 feet 7 inches

Boys

Kyle Odegard of Lisbon State Champion with a throw of 180 feet 5 inches

Peter Lingren of Enderlin/Maple Valley placed 2nd with a time of 175 feet 6 inches

Thomas Metzger of Northern Cass placed 6th with a throw of 164 feet 3 inches

High Jump

Class B

Girls

Amber Peterson of Sargent County State Champion with a jump of 5 feet 2 inches

Jordyn Everson of Barnes County North placed in a tie for 6th with a jump of 4 feet 11 inches

Boys

Drew Wittich of Sargent County placed in a tie for 6th with a jump of 6 feet

3200 Meter Run Finals

Class B

Boys

Issac Huber of Edgeley-Kulm placed 4th with a time of 9 minutes 39.61 seconds

Payton Smith of Carrington placed 8th with a time of 10 minutes 9.8 seconds

Girls

Amanda Jarrett of Carrington placed 4th with a time of 11 minutes 40.95 seconds

Mikalya Koenig of Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page placed 5th with a time of 11 minutes 45.85 seconds

100 Meter Dash Finals

Class B

Girls

Lanie Awender of Oakes placed 8th with a time of 13.43 seconds

400 Meter Dash Finals

Class B

Boys

Maverick Coleman of Lisbon placed 4th with a time of 50.38 seconds

Justin Six of Kidder County placed 6th with a time of 51.44 seconds

Arthur Punton of Enderlin/Maple Valley placed 7th with a time of 51.48 seconds

110 Meter Hurdle Finals

Class B

Girls

Maara Nelson of Carrington placed 3rd with a time of 16.35 seconds

Tessa Schroeder of Enderlin/Maple Valley placed 6th with a time of 17.13 seconds

KaliRae Garcia of Central Cass placed 8th with a time of 17.17 seconds

Boys

Maverick Coleman of Lisbon placed 5th with a time of 16.31 seconds

Cole Braaten of Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood placed 6th with a time of 16.56 seconds.

200 Meter Dash Finals

Class B

Girls

Lily Pile of Central Cass placed 8th with a time of 27.27 seconds

Boys

Trey Lunneborg of Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood placed 8th with a time of 23.77 seconds

800 Meter Run Finals

Class B

Girls

Peyton Frolek of Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood placed 2nd with a time of 2 minutes 17.55 seconds

Abigail Jarrett of Carrington placed 4th with a time of 2 minutes 19.91 seconds

Drew Frolek of Milnor-Wyndmere-Lidgerwood placed 7th with a time of 2 minutes 24.93 seconds

Mikayla Koenig of Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page placed 8th with a time of 2 minutes 24.93 seconds

Boys

Issac Huber of Edgeley-Kulm placed 3rd with a time of 1 minute 58.9 seconds

Arthur Punton of Enderlin/Maple Valley placed 4th with a time of 1 minute 59.96 seconds

4 x 100 Meter Relay Finals

Class B

Girls

Central Cass finished 3rd with a time of 50.45 seconds

4 x 400 Meter Relay Finals

Class B

Girls

Carrington placed 4th with a time of 4 minutes, 12.63 seconds

Boys

Enderlin/Maple Valley placed 3rd with a time of 3 minutes 30.94 seconds

Lisbon placed 4th with a time of 3 minutes 30.94 seconds

Central Cass placed 5th wit a time of 3 minutes 31.9 seconds

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CROP WALK for Hunger Raised $7,000 During May 10 Event in Valley City

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) The CROP WALK for Hunger held May 10th raised almost $7000 with 20% being given to the local Barnes County Food Pantry and with the remainder going to help fight hunger worldwide through Church World Service-CROP.

One hundred and fifty-seven walkers participated in the CROP WALK for HUNGER held May 10th in Valley City. The event raises funds to support hungry people locally and across the U.S. and the globe. 

Pictured above are walkers Kyla Fetch and two of her children.

Pictured above are walkers Kyla Fetch and two of her children. Photos submitted to NewsDakota.com

 

Kay Bostrom (from left to right) signed people in, Kara Thompson was the rover,and walkers included Lori Thompson, Dana Sims and Tara Janke.  The walk was 5 k or 3 miles, the distance people in third world countries walk to get their water each day.

L to R Kay Bostrom signed people in for the walk like Kara Thompson, Lori Thompson, Dana Sims and Tara Janke. The walk was 5 k or 3 miles, the distance people in third world countries walk to get their water each day. Photos submitted to NewsDakota.com

crop walk three

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2016 Early Canada Goose Harvest Again Tops 36,000 Birds

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Hunters in North Dakota bagged more than 36,000 birds during 2016 early Canada goose hunting for the sixth consecutive year.

The state Game and Fish Department says the number represents the combined harvest from the August management take and the September early regular goose season.

Migratory game bird specialist Mike Szymanski (shuh-MAN’-skee) says it’s another step in the department’s effort to reduce the state’s resident Canada goose population.

This year’s early goose season is tentatively scheduled to start Aug. 15, with a similar structure to recent years.

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