Sports Briefs

Boag named All-American honorable mention

The postseason awards continue to pile up for Minot State University junior forward Carly Boag, who was named to the Daktronics Division II women’s basketball All-American honorable mention team on Friday.

The Tamworth, Australia, native became the university’s first Division II All-American selection in its second year of being eligible for such an award.

“What a great honor, not only for Carly, but for our women’s basketball program, to have a honorable mention all-american in our first year in the Northern Sun,” MSU coach Sheila Green Gerding said in a press release. “Carly has worked very hard to improve herself as a player and as a leader every year and has once again proven herself as one of the best women’s basketball players in the country.”

The postseason honor was Boag’s third after being named to the Daktronics all-Central Region first team last week and the all-NSIC first team two weeks ago.

– Daily News Staff

NDHSAA changing networks for state tournaments

FARGO – The North Dakota High School Activities Association is negotiating with Forum Communications for the rights to televise high school activities, including state tournaments, for the next five years.

The decision was announced Friday and ends a deal with North Dakota NBC Network, which was outbid by Forum Communications. Forum owns WDAY-TV, WDAY radio and the The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead newspaper.

Forum Communication’s bid of $680,000 was about $6,000 more per year than NBC Network’s, according to a release from the Forum News Service.

– Daily News Staff

Tauros drop sixth straight

BROOKINGS, S.D. – A three-goal deficit proved too much to come back from for the Minot Minotauros, who fell to Brookings 4-3 on Friday.

The loss – coupled with Aberdeen’s win over Coulee Region – keeps the Tauros (25-28-4) one point away from clinching the final Central Region playoff spot. Friday’s game was the sixth straight loss and the sixth opportunity for Minot to earn its first playoff berth in program history.

Minot’s Jake O’Borsky gave the Tauros the early lead at six minutes, 12 seconds of the first period, but four unanswered goals by four different Blizzard skaters was the difference.

Cameron Rowat pulled the Tauros within two with a power-play goal in the final minute of the second period and Lucas Oliver recorded the team’s second goal with the extra skater near the midway point of the third stanza.

Minot pulled goaltender Tyler Parks for the extra skater in the game’s final minute, but couldn’t get the puck past Drew Weigman.

The Tauros again try to clinch a playoff spot at 7:35 tonight against Brookings at Maysa Arena.

– Daily News Staff