Sports briefs

Magicians tie St. Mary’s on last minute goal

BISMARCK – Minot High School boys soccer coach Cody Saunders said it wasn’t pretty, but junior Ekow Annan’s goal with 12 seconds remaining in regulation lifted the Magicians to a 1-1 tie against St. Mary’s on Thursday.

The Saints took the lead in the 13th minute on an unassisted goal by Ben Weisbeck. MHS (1-2-1 overall, 0-1-1 West Region) recorded 18 shots on net against St. Mary’s goalkeeper Jordan Smith. Jay Gray and Ryan Crabtree assisted on the game-tying goal.

“They got kind of a scrappy goal and we got kind of a scrappy goal,” Saunders said. “Our’s felt really good. They worked very hard for their point. For them to never give up felt great.”

MHS senior goalkeeper Garrett Weishaar finished with seven saves.

The Magicians play at Bismarck High at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

Minot High tennis handles Demons in road victory

BISMARCK – The Minot High School boys tennis team won five of six singles matches en route to an 8-1 victory over Bismarck High on Thursday.

The Magicians (2-1 overall, 2-1 West Region) won five three-set singles matches and swept doubles play to rebound from a loss to Williston on Tuesday.

“I was very pleased with our effort today and saw some much improved play just from Tuesday when we lost to Williston,” MHS coach Scott DeLorme said in a press release. “It’s always our goal to have five wins after singles and we were able to do that today, which took some pressure off of our doubles teams.”

Junior Dustin Foster dropped the first set to Bismarck’s Willi Ulness before taking the final two for a three-set victory in No. 1 singles. Foster and senior Grayson Bahl posted a three-set victory in No. 1 doubles after dropping the opening set to Bismarck’s David Keys and Scott Pomeroy.

The Magicians travel to Jamestown at 4 p.m. on Sept. 6.

– Daily News Staff

UND blasts Valparaiso in season opener

GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota football team dominated visiting Valparaiso (Ind.) in a 69-10 win to open the season at the Alerus Center.

UND senior running back Jake Miller rushed for three touchdowns and 108 yards on 17 carries. Redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Bartels was 10 for 12 for 212 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Senior wide receiver Greg Hardin led the team with 163 yards on five receptions and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score. Sophomore Kenny Golladay caught five passes for 58 yards and returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown.

South Dakota State travels for the second of four UND home games to start the season on Sept. 7. The Potato Bowl USA begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised on Midco Sports Net.

– Daily News Staff