Sports briefs

MHS tennis team advances to state

BISMARCK – The Minot High School boys tennis team advanced to next week’s state tournament with a 4-1 win over Bismarck in a state qualifier Thursday.

The Magicians beat Jamestown 3-2 in the opening round of the West Region tournament, but fell 5-0 to Century to set up a nightcap with the Demons in the team portion. The individual singles and doubles tournaments are set for today and Saturday.

“We went with the same lineup as in round one and had some new guys step up,” MHS coach Scott DeLorme said in a press release. “(Isaac) Massey and (Ty) Nygaard won again at 1 and 2 singles, but David Hurteau got a huge win at 3 singles for us. David didn’t play in the semifinal match, but I was very pleased with how he came back in the final and got the decisive win.”

Massey, a senior at Bishop Ryan, dropped the first set in his No. 1 singles matchup against Jamestown, but rallied and took the next two sets 6-1, 6-1.

“We were very happy with the way Isaac fought back to get what proved to be a crucial victory,” DeLorme said.

The semifinal loss to Century was closer than the score indicated. Foster, a junior, and sophomore Ty Nygaard lost in three sets each at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, respectively.

Century beat Mandan 3-0 in the championship. The Magicians earned the No. 4 seed in the state tournament and an unfortunate first-round match with East Region No. 1 Grand Forks Red River, the 15-time defending state champion.

– Daily News Staff

MHS soccer team sweeps Mandan

MANDAN – The Minot High School boys soccer team beat Mandan 4-0 Thursday for its second regular season win over the Braves.

Minot (6-3-4 overall, 3-2-3 West Region) had two goals from junior Ekow Annan and one each from seniors Jacob Schmidt and Garrett Weishaar.

“Any time you go on the road it’s nice to get a win,” Minot coach Cody Saunders said. “It was a nice day for soccer; chilly but a nice amount of wind.”

Weishaar, the team’s starting goalie, scored the match’s final goal on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute. The Magicians beat the Braves (2-12, 1-8) earlier in the season 11-0 in Minot.

Weishaar and sophomore Jesse Roberts had two saves apiece for Minot and Peter Liffrig made 15 stops for Mandan. The Magicians host Jamestown at 2 p.m. Saturday.

– Daily News Staff

MSU hosts second noon luncheon

The Minot State University athletic department is hosting its second noon luncheon today at Seven’s Restaurant in the Vegas Motel.

Football coach Paul Rudolph and women’s soccer coach Jason Spain will speak, along with student-athletes from both programs.

The event costs $9 per person.

– Daily News Staff