Sports Briefs

MHS girls hockey team loses at Fargo South

FARGO – Alex Woken scored twice and assisted on two goals and Kara Tupa and Carly Rutter added three points apiece as Fargo South topped the Minot High School girls hockey team 6-2 on Saturday.

Before Jessie Kongelf cracked the scoreboard three minutes, four seconds into the final period, South had already built a four-goal lead. Sydney Boyce assisted on Kongelf’s score and added a goal for the Majettes.

Minot plays at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mandan.

– Daily News Staff

Fast start leads Minot over Jamestown

The Minot High School wrestling team won its first three matches by pin and carried that momentum to a 51-27 dual victory over Jamestown on Saturday at Magic City Campus.

Minot’s Demetreus Roby led the dual off with a pin against Colin Crabtree at 220 pounds. Nick Nesdahl (285) and Brody Armstrong (106) followed suit and built the Magicians’ lead to 18-0 after the first three matches.

“We knew it was going to be a tough match and it would come down to those bonus points,” MHS coach Nolan Spooner said. “The wins kept coming and we rode that to the victory.”

Minot won three other matches – two by forfeit and Jaden Horsted’s 6-2 decision over Mitch Ova.

The Magicians wrestle next in the West Region meet on Feb. 9 at the MSU Dome.

– Daily News Staff

Minot gymnasts place second at Invite

DICKINSON – The Minot High gymnastics team placed second at the five-team Fern Pokorny meet at Dickinson High School on Saturday.

The Majettes (142 points) were edged by champion Bismarck High, which finished with a 148 points.

Hannah Werchau placed second in the bars, finishing with a score of 9.525.3 to lead Minot.

Minot’s Samantha Huether placed third in the vault and fourth in the all-around.

The Majettes host the Minot Invite on Friday at Gymagic.

– Daily News Staff

Minot swim team places second at Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – Bismarck Century dominated individual events at the nine-team Jamestown Invitaional to win the team title, but Minot also fared well.

The Magicians, who placed second in the team standings, won the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Lee Keller, Zdenek Skalicky, Ethan Bahl and Jared Kramer teamed up to win the 400. Keller, Bahl, Skalicky and Jordan funk won the 200.

Century won seven out of the nine individual events.

Minot travels to the Bismarck Century Invitational next Saturday at 11 a.m.

– Daily News Staff

MSU wins seven events at track meet

SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Minot State University men’s and women’s track teams won seven events at the Black Hills State Dave Little Invite on Saturday.

Sophomore Kara Kuntz won the women’s 1,000-meter run with a time of five minutes, 45 seconds. Junior Abbey Aide won her second consecutive meet in the pole vault by clearing 3.36 meters.

Sophomore sprinter Sienna Dailey finished first in the 200 (27.45 seconds) and second in the 400 (1:02.69). Minot native Delray Audet won her first 60-meter race this season with a time of 9.85 seconds.

Junior Kamilaha Vanterpool won the weight throw with a distance of 13.76 meters.

On the men’s side, Kirk Capdeville won the pole vault (4.45 meters) and Farai Madungwe took the title in the triple jump (14.17 meters).

MSU coach Stu Melby was equally pleased with his athletes’ 20 personal bests – 10 on each team – as he was with the event winners.

“When our team has success like this, it just reinforces that what they have been working so hard for is worth it,” Melby said in a press release. “These kids have been training for four or five months in preparation for this and it’s just great to see us improve every week.”

The Beavers will compete in the University of Wisconsin-Superior Border Battle on Feb. 2.

– Daily News Staff

Tauros offense silenced in loss

For the second consecutive night, the Minot Minotauros were unable to net a goal against Austin.

The Tauros (21-18-3) fired 23 shots on Bruins goaltender Jason Pawloski, but couldn’t get the puck past him in a 3-0 loss Saturday at Maysa Arena.

Austin (Minn.) opened the scoring in the second period with a shorthanded goal by Josh Bretner at 16 minutes, 53 seconds. Minot outshot the Bruins 11-7 in the first period, but managed just 12 shots in the final two frames.

Riley Colvard pushed Austin’s lead to two with a power-play goal in the third period. A.J. Reid scored less than two minutes later for a three-goal lead.

Tauros goaltender Ryan Ruck finished with 28 saves.

Minot hosts Bismarck on Friday at 8:05 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers pound rival DCB

The Minot State University men’s club hockey team made the most of its first home game since Dec. 6, throttling rival Dakota College at Bottineau 10-0 on Saturday at Maysa Arena.

Sophomore forward Michael Jordan scored three goals in the second period for a hat trick and Logan Herauf scored twice for the third-ranked Beavers (20-4).

MSU senior forward Donald Iverson opened the scoring at six minutes, 55 seconds of the first period en route to a three-goal first period. The Beavers tallied four goals in the second before adding three more in the third period to hit double-digits.

“It was a very big win for us against our rival,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “Our game plan was to establish our game and I was proud of the way we played. (DCB) was much better than the score showed.”

MSU junior goaltender Wyatt Waselenchuk finished with 10 saves to earn the victory.

The Beavers travel to DCB today at 6 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

St. Cloud St., UND tie 2-2

GRAND FORKS (AP) – Ben Hanowski scored two goals as St. Cloud State skated to a 2-2 tie with North Dakota on Saturday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

It was the first tie of the season for St. Cloud State (15-10-1, 12-5-1), which beat North Dakota 3-1 on Friday to earn three of four points.

Hanowski scored on the power play just 3:08 into the game but fifth-ranked North Dakota (13-8-5, 8-5-5) got the next two goals by Danny Kristo and Corban Knight to take the lead by the end of the first period.

UND outshot the Huskies 15-8 in the first period and 36-18 in the game. North Dakota had just 16 shots on goal on Friday.

Ryan Faragher made 34 saves in nets for SCSU, including a series of stops in a scramble in the goal crease as overtime ended. He had three saves in OT.