Sports briefs

MHS fares well at Round Robin

The Minot High School boys tennis team produced consistent results at the Minot Round Robin on Saturday.

Rain prevented the completion of singles play, but not before MHS junior Dustin Foster earned a third-place finish with a 2-1 record at No. 1 singles. Willi Ulness of Bismarck High and Joe Janes of Century finished 3-0 each. Both won 18 games, but Ulness took first with just six games lost compared to seven for Janes.

MHS senior Isaac Massey (2-0) finished third at No. 2 singles. Mandan’s Ben Wanner (4-0) took first followed by Jamestown’s Nate Soulis (2-2).

“I thought we had a pretty good day with the matches we did complete,” MHS coach Scott DeLorme said in a press release. “(Foster) lost a tough opening match to Willi Ulness. … Willi was one of the top players in the state last year and Dustin played well against him, just couldn’t overcome a few crucial points at particular times.

“Isaac was playing very well and he will be as good as most No. 2 players in the region.”

The Magicians also had third-place finishes in Nos. 1 and 2 doubles. Grayson Bahl and Drew Thomas (3-3) had wins over BHS, Dickinson and Jamestown at No. 1. Ty Nygaard and Cody Reynolds (4-2) dropped just two games through three matches and held off Jamestown 7-5.

“(Nygaard and Reynolds) were playing varsity doubles for the very first time and we saw great improvement from the beginning of the day to the end,” DeLorme said. “They were very aggressive and when they learn a few basic doubles concepts, I think they have a chance to be a very good doubles team.”

MHS plays at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Williston.

– Daily News Staff

WSC VB splits season opener

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The Williston State College women’s volleyball team picked up a win and a loss at a season-opening tournament Saturday at North Platte Community College.

The Tetons dropped their first match 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-14) to the host school. WSC rebounded with a three-game sweep of Eastern Wyoming Community College in the second match. The Tetons took the first game 25-20 followed by 25-22 wins in the next two.

Alanna Watt led WSC with nine kills in the first match and Maysn Klose had a team-high 11 in the second match. Watt added 24 assists in the second match.

“I was proud of how our girls played today,” WSC coach Alissa Hoehn said in a press release. “The first (match) had many highs, but we struggled getting through the lows and the score reflected that. The second (match) we did a much better job of building on good plays to capitalize on the momentum.”

WSC has two more matches this morning beginning at 8 a.m. against Colby Community College (Kansas).

– Daily News Staff