Sport briefs

Minot High volleyball team wins two

BISMARCK – The Minot High School volleyball team improved to 3-3 with a pair of wins on the second day of the Bismarck Invite on Saturday.

The Majettes defeated Grand Forks Central (25-19, 15-25, 15-12) and beat Devils Lake (25-11, 15-25, 15-9).

Fargo Davies dealt Minot its only loss of the day in another three set match (25-8, 23-25, 15-6).

Brooke Suko led MHS with 27 kills through the three matches. Ashley Gathman recorded 76 assists to lead the team and Jayden Moum had a high of 33 digs.

Shanley finished undefeated with a 6-0 record in the tournament. Century and Jamestown played to 6-1 records. The Patriots host the Majettes for a West Region match at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

Hill Jr. begins pro boxing career with KO

Five months ago, Virgil Hill Jr.’s arduous professional baseball career fizzled out.

Friday night, his pro boxing career began with a knockout.

The 23-year-old super-middleweight kayoed Brent Moorehead of Texas City, Texas, in the second round of his pro boxing debut Friday at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge in New Town.

“It was everything anybody could wish for in their pro debut,” Hill Jr. said. “I had my dad there with me, my mom was there with me.”

His father, Hall of Fame boxer Virgil Hill Sr., opened his professional career in 1984 with a second-round knockout – albeit a technical knockout – against Arthur Right at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Hill Jr. drilled a hard right hand to the body of Moorehead to end the fight. He said there are some perks to being the son of a five-time world champion.

“I got to use a lot of the stuff my dad used when he first started,” Hill Jr. said. “His shoes, spit bucket, everything. It meant a lot.”

Hill Jr’s second professional fight is set for October 26 at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge, but his opponent is undetermined. He said he looks forward to returning to the same venue.

“The crowd was outstanding,” Hill Jr. said. “They really gave me some uplifting. I feel like they put me on as one of North Dakota’s sons.”

– Daily News Staff