Sports briefs

Tauros lose to Falcons in shootout

BLAINE, Minn. – Minot Minotauros forward Jadin Martin scored with one second remaining in regulation to force overtime, but Port Huron (Mich.) edged the Tauros in a shootout to finish with a 3-2 win Thursday at the North American Hockey League Showcase.

Minot (0-1-1) pulled goaltender Brandon Wildung for an extra attacker in the closing seconds of regulation and it paid off, as Martin connected off assists from Jake McCann and Scott Dornbrock. But the Fighting Falcons (3-0-1) tallied two goals in the shootout to Minot’s one to earn the victory.

After a scoreless first period, Tauros forward Tim Donohue scored 18 minutes, 9 seconds into the second frame on an assist from Jake Johnson. Port Huron responded with two power-play goals in the third period before Martin tied it.

Wildung finished with 26 saves for the Tauros, who play Springfield (Ill.) at 10 a.m. today.

– Daily News Staff

Ryan volleyball team beats Berthold

BERTHOLD – The Bishop Ryan volleyball team improved to 4-0 with a three-set win (25-20, 25-21, 25-9) over Berthold on Thursday.

Junior outside hitter Hannah Stewart led the Lions with 10 kills and four blocks. Senior Maddie Lipp had a team-high 10 assists and junior Maddie Wald recorded a team-high 14 digs.

Berthold was led by Bethany Limke’s 11 digs, Jerica Schwanz’s nine assists and Rachel Birdsall’s five kills.

Ryan plays at Kenmare at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

ORCS handles Glenburn in


GLENBURN – The Our Redeemer’s Christian School volleyball team swept host Glenburn 25-20, 25-18, 25-11 on Thursday.

The Knights’ (10-5) underclassmen performed well, as freshman middle blocker Makayla Gartner posted nine kills, freshman outside hitter Morgan Olson added eight and eight-grader Karlee Zablotney racked up 18 assists. The 5-foot-6 Zablotney also recorded ORCS’s lone block.

“The girls came ready to play tonight,” ORCS coach Kara Nunziato said. “Glenburn aboslutely served very aggressively and made us work hard in serve receive. I think we responded well.”

Junior pin hitter McKensie Popinga tallied 16 digs to lead a stingy Knights defense.

“We just really played great defense again,” Nunziato said. “The girls are totally committed to not letting the ball hit the ground and they showed that tonight.”

ORCS hosts Des Lacs-Burlington at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff