Sports briefs

No. 1 Ryan crushes No. 5 Watford City

WATFORD CITY – No. 1 Bishop Ryan cruised to a 40-6 win over No. 5 Watford City in a Class AA West Region football game Friday.

Ryan senior quarterback Austin Eggl tossed three touchdowns and ran for two to lead the Lions (5-0 overall, 3-0 region). The Wolves (4-1, 2-1) scored their lone touchdown in the fourth quarter on Keegan Thompson’s 19-yard run.

Eggl finished 10 of 22 for 231 yards and found three different receivers for touchdowns. Senior Brody Bosch scored on a 40-yard reception to open the scoring. Senior Nick Berentson scored on a 60-yard catch in a 26-point second quarter and junior Tanner Sanders scored on a 32-yard pass in the third quarter.

Eggl’s rushing scores came from 3 and 2 yards out.

The Lions host Stanley-Powers Lake at 4 p.m. a week from today.

– Daily News Staff

Massey, Foster lead four MHS individuals to state

BISMARCK – Minot High School tennis players Isaac Massey and Dustin Foster dominated in early-round action at the West Region singles tournament Friday in Bismarck.

Both players advanced to the state tournament and today’s region semifinals with a chance of meeting in the championship. No. 1 seed Foster, a junior, dropped just three games through two matches and No. 2 Massey, a senior, lost seven in his two contests.

“I thought both players did exactly what they should have and came out and played up to their seeding,” MHS coach Scott DeLorme said in a press release.

Foster plays Century’s Michael Janes this morning and Massey gets Mandan’s Brandon Schaner. Both matches start at 11 a.m. at Capital Racquet and Fitness Center in Bismarck. MHS senior Grayson Bahl can qualify for state with a win over Dickinson’s Alex Priebe today.

In doubles action, MHS junior Drew Thomas and sophomore Ty Nygaard won two of their three matches to advance to the state tournament.

– Daily News Staff

No. 4 Minot High beats Grand Forks Red River 41-21

GRAND FORKS – No. 4 Minot High remained undefeated with a 41-21 nonconference win over Grand Forks Red River in Class AAA football Friday.

MHS senior running back Brady Lampert scored two rushing touchdowns in each half. Senior wide receiver Tre Kinchen caught a touchdown pass from sophomore Ben Bolinske and senior Kolton Larson also scored a rushing touchdown.

“I thought we played real well up until the last few minutes of the first half,” MHS coach Barry Holmen said. “We made some mistakes and got some penalties. It really interrupted the flow of the game.”

The Magicians (5-0) led 27-14 at the half and made adjustments to slow the Roughriders (2-3) and senior quarterback Chad Bartosh.

MHS hosts Dickinson next week for homecoming.

– Daily News Staff

No. 8 Wayne State sweeps MSU

WAYNE, Neb. – The eighth-ranked Wayne State College volleyball team handled Minot State University in a sweep Friday night, winning the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match 25-17, 25-17, 25-18.

WSC (10-2 overall, 2-2 NSIC) had 44 kills and 16 errors, while MSU had 27 kills and 22 errors. Cori Hobbs led the Wildcats with 12 kills, 17 digs and two aces.

Junior Jen Dixon led the Beavers (6-7, 2-2) with nine kills and sophomore Mallory Sall added eight. Sophomore middle hitter Tarah Dabovich recorded a match-high four blocks and junior libero Whitney Hightower led MSU with nine digs.

The Beavers play at Augustana College (S.D.) at 4 p.m. today.

– Daily News Staff

MHS swimming tops three visitors

The Minot High School girls swimming and diving team got the best of Bismarck High, Davies and Moorhead (Minn.) in duals with each team Friday at Magic City Campus.

The Majettes won 10 of the 12 events, including all three relays. MHS sophomore Emily Hamel won the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events and swam the opening legs of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Hamel’s 24.95 seconds in the 50 freestyle was nearly a full second faster than Moorhead’s Kenya Arends, who took second. MHS juniors Sydney and Alexis Clark finished first and second, respectively, in the 100 backstroke. Sydney won by nearly three seconds in 1:04.74. Alexis won the 200 individual medley.

The Majettes host five teams today in the Minot Invitational at 10:30 a.m.

– Daily News Staff