Sports briefs

Ryan ninth at state golf

MANDAN – The Bishop Ryan boys golf team shot 357 for a share of ninth place with Rugby on Tuesday in the first of two rounds at the Class B state tournament.

Zach Wald led the Lions with an 87 followed by Josh Nelson (88), Kalan Elm (89) and Aidan Shafer (95).

“I thought the players did relatively well, especially Zach,” Ryan coach Chuck Finneman said. “He had a little trouble on his back nine, but had 42 on the front nine.”

The tournament is being played at Prarie West Golf Course and resumes this morning.

Nick Myhre of Northern Lights had the low score of 72. Kindred is leading the team scoring at 329. Central Cass is second with 333 and Dickinson Trinity is third with 337.

There is an 80 percent chance of rain with thunderstorms likely today in Mandan.

– Daily News Staff

Three hockey Beavers named All-American

For the first time, the Minot State University hockey team had three players named to the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I All-American teams.

The team were announced Tuesday and junior goaltender Wyatt Waselenchuk led the Beavers as the lone first-team selection.

MSU senior defenseman Nigel Dube and sophomore forward Logan Herauf were named to the second and third teams, respectively.

“These individuals a very deserving of these awards,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “I am proud to have these guys with our program and I am ecstatic they were finally rewarded for their hard work.”

Waselenchuk is one of six first-team selections in consideration for national player of the year. The announcement is expected today.

The Beavers won their first ACHA title with a 9-5 win over Lindenwood University (Mo.) in March.

– Daily News Staff

Tetons sign AWHL player

The Williston State College hockey team announced the signing of Gillette Wild forward Tyler Cavan on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder played for the Wild of the American West Hockey League last season and totaled 46 goals, 50 assists and 63 penalty minutes in 48 games.

The captain’s play earned him the AWHL Top Forward award and he was selected to the league’s first All-Star team.

“Tyler is a strong young man with great size,” WSC coach Seamus Gregory said in a press release. “He is talented offensively, puts up points and is a very seasoned hockey player. What really won me over was his passion for the game. Although he is a freshman, I know he will be a leader in the locker room.”

The Tetons won the National Junior College Athletic Association championship 3-2 over Monroe Community College (N.Y.) in February.

– Daily News Staff

MHS golfers third at region

DICKINSON – The Minot High School golf team shot 308 to take third at the West Region tournament at Heart River Golf Course on Tuesday.

Bismarck Century beat Bismarck High on a fifth-score tiebreak to win the tournament at 299.

MHS freshman Cody Reynolds led the Magicians with a low score of 74 to earn All-Region honors.

“It’s amazing what a difference practice makes,” MHS coach Scott Foltz said in a press release. “We were 43 strokes better than we were on May 3. On May 3, Heart River was the first course we’d been on this season. I’m so proud of our progress this season. The guys played some of their best golf of the season today.”

Senior Tyler Kast (77), senior Braxton Heupel (78), and junior Jersey Kelly (79) rounded out the MHS scoring.

Bismarck High’s Trenton Schwehr and Century’s Troy Ressler tied with 71s, but Schwehr won a one-hole playoff to earn the individual medal.

The top six teams qualified for the state tournament on June 4-5 at Dakota Winds Golf Course in Hankinson.

– Daily News Staff