Sports briefs

Salander taking over MHS girls track and field

Disa Salander has been promoted to replace Michelle Hoff as Minot High School’s girls track and field head coach, according to a press release issued Monday by the school.

Salander has been an assistant with the team for the past decade, specializing in throwing events. Hoff is taking a leave of absence for the 2013-14 school year.

– Daily News Staff

Area golfers finish middle of the pack

FARGO – Riley Johnson of West Fargo carded a 2-over 146 to win the two-round U.S. Junior Amateur Section Qualifying at Fargo Country Club on Monday. The victory gives Johnson a spot in the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in Truckee, Calif., July 22-27.

Johnson beat out Zachary Sackett of Winnipeg, Manitoba, by four strokes.

Rolette native Nick Myhre carded a 160 to tie for fourth in the nine-golfer field. The reigning Class B state champion shot a 76 after an opening-round 84 to move up the leaderboard.

Rugby’s Jack McClintock finished two strokes behind Myhre in a tie for sixth.

– Daily News Staff

DCB skater earns academic award

Dakota College at Bottineau hockey player Seth Serhienko earned an NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.

The Bottineau native and team captain posted a 4.0 GPA during his two years at DCB.

“We are happy to hear Seth has won this award,” DCB coach Travis Rybchinski said in a press release. “Seth has worked really hard on and off the ice and really deserves all the recognition he has received. He is a great role model for the kids of Bottineau and his peers here at Dakota College.”

The Lumberjacks finished 6-21 in 2012-13, losing to eventual national champion Williston State College in the NJCAA Regionals.

– Daily News Staff