Sports briefs

Magicians third after first day

HANKINSON – The Minot High School boys golf team shot a collective 325 and sits in third place after round one of the Class A state tournament at Dakota Winds Golf Course on Tuesday.

MHS junior Jersey Kelly carded a team-best 78 and is tied for fourth in the individual competition. Jake Deforest of Bismarck St. Mary’s and Bismarck Century’s Troy Ressler lead the field with a 3-over 75.

“Jersey Kelly continues to peak at the end of the season,” MHS coach Scott Foltz said in a press release. “He lost a ball on the par-5 16th and still made par and that was a huge boost for him.”

The Magicians are eight strokes behind leader Bismarck Century and five shots back of Wahpeton for second place. Minot holds a one-stroke advantage over Fargo Shanley.

The final round concludes today.

-Daily News Staff

Morelli to play at Nebraska-Omaha

Minot Minotauros forward Mason Morelli will play his college hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

The Minot native joins the Mavericks, who are playing in the newly-formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference, in the fall, hoping to improve upon UNO’s 19-18-2 overall record last year.

Morelli finished tied for third in team scoring with 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists) and helped the Tauros earn their first playoff appearance in program history. Morelli led the Tauros in power-play goals (seven) and game-winning goals (three).

UNO lost to Minnesota State-Mankota in the opening round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs to end its season.

-Daily News Staff

Carr signs with U-Mary

Former Hazen High School senior Stetson Carr will play football in the fall at the University of Mary, coach Myron Schulz announced Tuesday.

Carr – a starter at both quarterback and safety – led the Bison to a 10-2 record and a Class A state title during his senior season. That year, Carr passed for 1,184 yards and nine touchdowns, adding 1,476 more yards and an additional 18 touchdowns on the ground.

At the safety position, the 6-foot-1, 190 pounder recorded 93 tackles, three sacks, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Carr was a two-time first-team all-state selection at Hazen, garnering second-team all-state honors as a sophomore and was a three-time all-region pick. He capped off his career with a 27-6 record as a starter, throwing for 3,022 yards, running for another 3,495 and combined for 75 touchdowns.

-Daily News Staff

Martelle, Longie selected in NAHL draft

Minot High School’s Morgen Martelle and Bottineau-Rugby’s Cody Longie were chosen during the NAHL draft Tuesday.

Martelle was picked 188th overall by the Minnesota Magicians and Longie went 58th overall to the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild in the third round.

Martelle led the Magicians among defensemen with 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) and helped Minot to a fifth-place finish at state this season.

Longie – also a defenseman – was part of a trio of goal scorers that led the Braves to a 15-7-1 overall record. Longie registered 63 points (26 g, 37 a), third most in the state.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers sign Illinois forward

The Minot State University men’s basketball team has signed Winston Williams to an intent to enroll with the Beavers, coach Matt Murken announced Tuesday.

Williams – a native of Plainfield, Ill. – was a letter winner at Plainfield Central High School before playing the last two years at Malcolm X College (Ill.). Williams averaged 10 points and six rebounds during his sophomore season.

“Winston is a great addition to the Beaver basketball program,” Murken said in a press release. “He is a versatile forward that can score inside and from the perimeter, and is also a quality rebounder. The most exciting thing about him is that his best basketball is ahead of him.”

Williams is the third recruit of the 2013 class, joining Alex Coleman of Denver, Colo., and Nathan Mertens of Devils Lake.

-Daily News Staff

MSU hockey team gets new website

The Minot State University men’s hockey team has partnered with Zone Hockey to create a more user-friendly website, the program announced Tuesday.

The website is expected to be running by July 1 and will still have the same web address as the old site (

“With our success on the ice, it is imperative that we improve everything we do off the ice,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “Our new website will be up to date on everything involved with the hockey program. Zone Hockey has an outstanding track record of producing world class websites at an affordable cost.”

-Daily News Staff

Tetons sign defenseman

The Williston State College men’s hockey team added some size to its defense, signing Ronnie Wilshusen for the 2013-14 season, coach Seamus Gregory announced Tuesday.

The 6-foot-5, 190 pound defenseman from St. Louis, Mo., totaled 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) in 43 games with the Gillette Wild of the America West Junior Hockey League.

“After the season, we evaluated where we needed to improve, especially with our upcoming schedule,” Gregory said in a press release. “We went through our losses to four-year universities and felt we were still too small. We needed to add some size and strength and we kept coming back to Ronnie.”

-Daily News Staff

WSC baseball adds infielder

The Williston State College baseball team has signed Logan McGregor to a letter of intent, coach Shawn Cote announced Tuesday.

McGregor – a native of Sandy, Utah – was named team MVP with a .359 batting average as a senior at Brighton High School.

“Logan is a very talented player that can play multiple infield positions, which makes him very valuable,” Cote said in a press release. “Logan has a great work ethic and, most importantly, a will to win, which makes him fit in with our program perfectly.”

-Daily News Staff