Sports briefs

Magicians sweep opener

DICKINSON – The Minot High School baseball team opened its season with strong pitching performances to sweep a doubleheader against Dickinson on Thursday.

The Magicians (2-0) limited the Midgets to five hits over 12 innings while posting 24 hits of their own in 7-6 and 10-2 victories.

Four errors in game one helped Dickinson (0-2) build a five-run lead at the end of two. But the Magicians scored the next seven runs to take the lead entering the bottom of the sixth. Zach Danelson hit a solo home run in the third and Caleb Fornshell went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Minot’s Demitry Zafra relieved starter Chandler Jacob after 11/3 innings and held the Midgets scoreless while on the mound. Zafra allowed one hit and struck out seven to earn the win.

Dickinson again scored first to open the second game, but the Magicians posted eight runs in the third inning to grab a 10-1 lead. MHS batted around in the third, recording 10 hits in the frame. Brady Lampert and Alex Mack each had two RBIs and Jacob Holmen went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

MHS hosts Bismarck St. Mary’s at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

-Daily News Staff

MHS track teams both finish third

BISMARCK – The Minot High School boys and girls track and field teams each placed third at the Karlgaard meet Friday at the Bismarck Community Bowl.

Senior sprinter Morgan Milbrath led the way for the girls squad, finishing first in the 100-meter dash (12.03 seconds), the 200 (25.18), and the 400 (58.04). She also anchored the Majettes’ winning 4×100 relay team, which included senior Loni Bryantt, freshman De’chelle Roby and sophomore Sophie Bengson.

Bengson also had a solid day individually, placing second in the triple jump and 300 hurdles and third in the 100 hurdles. Eighth-grader Elizabeth Rohrer finished second in the 3200 (13 minutes, 20.02 seconds), nearly a minute behind Bismarck Century’s Brittney Humphrey.

Sophomore Karter Gorney was the lone individual winner for the MHS boys team, finishing the 100 in 11.04 seconds. The Magicians also won the 4×200 relay in a time of 1:32.21.

Four male athletes qualified for the state meet, along with the Magicians’ two sprint relay teams. MHS coach Aaron Klingbeil said competitors were simply excited to be outside after extensive wintry weather canceled several events.

“It was really neat because sometimes you kind of get in the meet cycle and it gets to be ‘Oh, we’re gonna go to another meet,’ ” Klingbeil said. “Guys were fired up. There was a real big-meet atmosphere, and the weather was beautiful.”

Century won the girls meet convincingly and Bismarck High dominated on the boys side.

Amanda Nelson was the lone event winner for Williston, tossing the javelin 109 feet, one inch to best the second-place finisher by nearly six feet.

Both MHS teams compete Tuesday in Dickinson.

– Daily News Staff

MSU baseball location, date change

Due to unplayable field conditions, Minot State University’s home baseball doubleheaders against Bemidji State (Minn.) have been moved to Williston and pushed back a day.

MSU (10-18 overall, 2-12 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) and BSU (16-16, 7-9) will now play in twin bills on Sunday and Monday. First pitch for Sunday is set for 3 p.m., and Monday’s games start at noon.

– Daily News Staff