Sports briefs

Bishop Ryan rolls to 3-0, beats Turtle Mountain

BELCOURT – Every Bishop Ryan player received playing time Friday night during the Lions’ 41-12 win over West Region foe Turtle Mountain.

Ryan (3-0 overall, 1-0 West Region) scored 41 straight points to open its first road game of the season, then inserted its second- and third-team players before settling for a 29-point win – its third double-digit victory in as many games.

Turtle Mountain fell to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in region play.

“We came out of the blocks well,” Ryan coach Brad Borkhuis said. “We started fast, which is exactly what we wanted to do.”

Ryan senior quarterback Austin Eggl accounted for the first four touchdowns – a 25-yard run and passes to junior Tanner Sanders, senior Brody Bosch and senior Jake Magnuson. Senior running back Braden Kalamaha also scored on a 17-yard run before Sanders hit senior wideout Nick Berentson for a 10-yard touchdown strike to cap the first-half scoring and stake the Lions a 41-0 halftime lead.

“(Turtle Mountain) didn’t react well to our motion,” Borkhuis said. “We really took advantage of that. We were very efficient with the ball.”

The Lions return home Sept. 20 for a West Region matchup against Dickinson Trinity.

– Daily News Staff

MSU VB team splits at NSIC Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minot State University volleyball team split a pair of matches Friday during the opening day of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Challenge.

In their first match, the Beavers (3-4) claimed the opening set against Northwest Missouri State University (4-2) but dropped the next three, eventually losing 11-25, 25-11, 25-18, 25-22.

“We got at them in the first set,” MSU coach Travis Ward said in a press release. “(NMSU) settled in the rest of the way and we didn’t respond the way we needed to. We did play hard in our fourth set and had a chance to push it to a fifth set so I am really proud of that.”

MSU responded in its second match with a five-game victory over Missouri Western State (2-4). The Beavers struggled in the first two sets, but fought back to dominate play in much of the final three for a 13-25, 16-25, X-X, 25-17, 15-8 win. The third set score was not available.

“We got our butts kicked in the first two sets and we made a lineup change which turned things around for us,” Ward said. “(Freshman outside hitter) Shaunessy (Dauwalder) got her first kills of her collegiate career and she really earned her spot today and provided us with some great energy off the bench.”

MSU squares off with Drury University at 11:30 a.m. today and finishes tournament play with a match against South Dakota School of Mines at 4:30 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

MHS earns draw with Shanley

FARGO – The Minot High School boys soccer team shut out its second top opponent in a row Friday, playing Shanley to a 0-0 draw. The Magicians posted the same score against two-time defending state champion Century on Thursday night.

“Yesterday took a lot out of us,” MHS coach Cody Saunders said. “Century was a tough away game. To go on the road again and take on one of the top teams in the East was fantastic.”

Shanley currently sits atop the East Region standings, but another stellar performance by the Minot defense gave the Magicians a tie. Senior goalkeeper Garrett Weishaar finished with 12 saves and Saunders said defenders Drew Johnson and Jay Gray were solid on the back line.

Now the Magicians (3-2-4 overall, 2-2-2 West Region) need to find the goal.

“Offensively, we’re just missing the final shot, really,” Saunders said. “We build it up well, we get down there and we just don’t capitalize. … Basically, what we need to do is to put it in the net against a couple quality opponents.”

MHS plays a pair of Minnesota schools today – Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls. Both matches will be held at Lodoen Field in West Fargo.

– Daily News Staff

MHS tennis team struggles against Fargo squads

FARGO – The Minot High School boys tennis team dropped matches to Fargo North, Fargo South and West Fargo on Friday.

The Magicians (3-5) fell to North and South by 3-2 scores before losing a 5-0 decision to West Fargo.

Junior Dustin Foster and senior Isaac Massey continued to lead MHS, each going 2-1 on the day.

“They are doing everything we are asking of them and we need the rest of the team to follow suit and join them,” MHS coach Scott DeLorme said in a press release. “We’re now far enough into the season that experience can no longer be used as an excuse, and we need our guys to start making the shots required and give us the depth we will need for the tournaments.”

Foster’s lone loss of the day came against West Fargo No. 1 singles player Brady Ballweber, who prevailed 7-6 (2), 6-2.

The Magicians play in a West Fargo tournament today. Players will be divided into singles and doubles flights.

– Daily News Staff

Majettes finish fifth at Williston Invitational

WILLISTON – Junior McKinley Bender shot a team-best 88 and eighth-grader Marley Foltz fired a career-best 92 to lead the Minot High School girls golf team to a fifth-place finish Friday at the seven-team Williston Invitational.

“(Marley Foltz) didn’t give away too many strokes today,” said MHS coach Scott Foltz, also Marley’s father. “She had a really good day driving and her second shots were right around the green.”

Dickinson won the event with a team score of 347, six strokes ahead of second-place Bismarck. MHS carded a 374.

Dickinson’s Rachel Jahner earned individual medalist honors with an even-par 72.

The Majettes compete in the individual West Region qualifier Tuesday at Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan.

– Daily News Staff

MSU cross country teams open season

MOORHEAD, Minn. The Minot State University men’s and women’s cross country teams kicked off the 2013 season at the Ron Smith Invitational Saturday evening.

Due to technical errors with the scoring and timing system, the official places and times were not reported.

Freshman Catie LeDesma led the Beaver women and junior Allison Windish finished second on the team.

Sophomore Joel Cartwright was the first to finish for the MSU men while junior Clay Armstrong and senior Brett Szafarski were second and third, respectively.

MSU travels to Bozeman, Mont., on Sept. 21 for the Montana State Bobcat Invite.

– Daily News Staff