Sports Briefs

Minot State softball team picked 12th

The Minot State University softball team was picked to finish 12th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference by the league’s coaches on Thursday.

Minnesota State-Mankato, last year’s regular-season and tournament champions, was picked to finish first in the 16-team conference.

Jen Dixon and Mandy Greenberg have been tabbed players to watch for the Beavers.

Dixon, a left fielder, started 44 games last year, hitting .410 and homering eight times.

Greenberg, a senior right-handed pitcher, compiled a 3.11 ERA in 92.2 innings and struck out a team-high 133 hitters.

Mankato’s Lindsay Erickson and Minnesota Duluth’s Megan Mullen were chosen NSIC preseason player and pitcher of the year, respectively.

– Daily News Staff

Magicians edge Mandan in dual

MANDAN – When a West Region wrestling dual between Minot High and Mandan came down to the final match Thursday, the Magicians had the right guy on the mat.

MHS senior Cody Haugen, the top-ranked 145-pounder in the state, pinned Jacob Dillman in 48 seconds to send Minot to a 34-33 win.

“It was a real good dual,” MHS coach Nolan Spooner said. “It’s always good when one of your senior leaders is the guys it comes down to. He went out there, got the pin, and we got the win.”

Dayne Haman (195 pounds) and Demetreus Roby (220) also recorded first-minute pins for the Magicians and 182-pounder Kimani Benjamin defeated his opponent with a 10-0 major decision.

MHS competes in the Grand Forks Red River tournament beginning today at 1 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

Bishop Ryan girls throttle Surrey

SURREY – Gabbie Bohl and Quinn Harmon scored 21 points apiece to pace six Bishop Ryan scorers in double figures Thursday as the Lions crushed Surrey 100-22.

The top-ranked Lions (6-1 overall, 1-0 District 12) led 36-7 after one quarter and cruised from there.

Sophomore post Hannah Stewart had 19 points for Ryan, Sheyenne Schmidt and Anika Rovig had 12 each and guard Maddie Wald added 10.

Surrey (2-6, 0-1) was led by Skylar Bertsch’s six points.

Both teams are on the road Saturday, with Ryan taking on Shiloh Christian and Surrey traveling to Velva.

– Daily News Staff