Sports briefs

Majettes second at Davies swimming invite

FARGO – The Minot High School girls swimming and diving team finished second out of 14 squads in the Fargo Davies Invitational on Saturday.

East Region power West Fargo won with 347 points and the Majettes scored 319 to edge third-place North with 302.

“Overall, we swam well today,” MHS coach Dan Hinton said. “I’m still kind of setting up meets more for discovery and seeing how things work and experimenting with relays, and improving times and not really focusing on whether we win the invites.”

Hinton said it was still exciting seeing his team on the Packers’ heels.

“I’m anxious to go home and play with the lineup and see if there is a way we might have won,” Hinton said.

MHS sophomore Emily Hamel set a meet record in the 50-yard freestyle with a winning time of 24.56 seconds. Hamel also anchored the winning team in the 200 freestyle relay. She joined sophomore Josie Gillund, senior Devin Scott and junior McKenna Brown for a winning time of 1:42.95.

The Majettes host Williston and Bismarck High at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers crush NDSU again in hockey

FARGO – The No. 1 Minot State University Beavers picked up a second easy win in as many nights over North Dakota State University.

MSU beat the Bison 10-1 Saturday in college club hockey. Freshman forward Jeremy Johnson led seven MSU scorers with three goals and added two assists. Junior defenseman Mitch Peeke scored twice and freshman defenseman Jon Stephansson tallied a game-high three assists.

The Beavers scored four goals in the opening period and three in each of the next two frames. Junior goaltender Riley Hengen made 17 saves for MSU, who outshot NDSU 45-18.

“The Olson, McNevin and Delwo line looked very good tonight,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “We continue to keep getting better every game. I am happy with both wins this weekend.”

The freshman trio of Cole Olson, Brett McNevin and Sean Delwo jumpstarted the scoring with roles in the first three goals.

– Daily News Staff

Tauros shutout again by Aberdeen

For the second straight night the Minot Minotauros fell 3-0 to the Aberdeen (S.D.) Wings in NAHL Central Division hockey at Maysa Arena.

The Wings (6-2-1) had three different goal scorers Saturday and built a 2-0 lead through the first period. Bjorn Sigurdarson scored on the power play at 8:13 of the opening frame and Drew Doyon added the second goal at 12:19. Jonathan Grebosky netted the third goal at 1:56 of the third period.

The Tauros (2-6-1) had seven minor penalties and one major. The Wings had eight minors. Merrick Madsen had 18 saves for Minot. The Tauros play at first-year team Minnesota (Cloquet) Wilderness on Friday and Saturday.

– Daily News Staff

Majettes take 7th in silver bracket

FARGO The Minot High School volleyball team beat Wahpeton 25-20, 25-20 to take seventh place in the silver bracket Saturday at the Scheels Invitational.

MHS senior Jayden Moum had a team-high five kills and classmate Ashley Gathman had 12 assists, seven digs and three kills.

The Majettes (13-15) lost to Mandan in two sets (25-23, 25-17) and Fargo North in three sets (22-25, 25-20, 15-12) earlier in the day.

Junior outside hitter Brooke Suko had a combined 12 kills in those matches.

Minot hosts Bismarck High at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

MSU XC teams compete at MSU-Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Minot State University women’s cross country squads finished seventh out of 10 teams Saturday at the Montana State University-Billings Open. MSU finished last of nine men’s teams.

“It was a decent meet overall,” MSU coach Stu Melby said in a press release. “Two out of our five women had personal bests and four of our six men had personal bests today.”

Junior Kara Kuntz led the women in the 5K (3.1 miles) with a time of 18 minutes, 49 seconds, good for 30th overall. Junior Clay Armstrong finished the men’s 8K (4.97 miles) in 26:13 to lead the Beaver men.

MSU competes at the University of North Dakota Ron Pynn Invite on Saturday.

– Daily News Staff