Local briefs

Magicians swim past Grand Forks

The Minot High boys swimming and diving team won eight individual events and all three relays in a 129-57 dual victory against Grand Forks on Friday at Magic City Campus.

MHS senior Ethan Bahl claimed both the 500- and 100-yard breaststroke and was part of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams. Bahl won the 500 freestyle in 5 minutes, 14.78 seconds, more than 15 seconds faster than teammate Justin Kovich, who finished second.

Each of Minot’s relay teams held at least a five second edge over Grand Forks. In the 400 freestyle relay, the Magicians’ top two teams finished ahead of Grand Fork’s best time.

“The relays were very sound for us,” MHS coach Jake Solper said. “They swam intelligent and careful on the starts not to get any disqualifications. They got it done in the water and that’s where you need to get it done instead of pushing the starts.”

MHS senior Ryan Swartwout, junior Jordan Funk and freshmen Gerald Brown and Jaydon Mehlhoff also scored first-place finishes.

The Magicians host the Minot Invite today at 11 a.m. at Magic City Campus.

– Daily News Staff

Knights bounce back against Kenmare

KENMARE – Freshman Morgan Olson scored a game-high 21 points and classmate Lauren Hendickson added 14 as the Our Redeemer’s Christian School girls basketball team defeated Kenmare 64-27 on Friday.

The Knights limited the Honkers to two first-half field goals and nine total to record their first District 12 victory of the season. ORCS led 27-11 at halftime and 49-21 after three quarters.

The Knights (7-6 overall, 1-2 district) had eight players score, including Morgan’s younger sister Tessa, who added a basket in the fourth quarter. Junior Gabi Boeckel and eighth-grader Karlee Zablotney each recorded eight points.

Shantell Brekhus led Kenmare (0-8, 0-3) with 11 points.

ORCS plays at Des Lacs-Burlington on Tuesday and Kenmare travels to Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood on Thursday.

– Daily News Staff

Fast start lifts Magicians past Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – The Minot High girls hockey team scored six goals in the first period en route to a 10-0 victory against Jamestown on Friday.

MHS’ Makaila Anderson netted four goals and the Magicians held a 53-6 shot advantage.

The Magicians play at Fargo South-Davies today at 2 p.m.

– Daily News Staff

MHS gymnastics team continues streak

BISMARCK – Another meet, another first-place finish for the Minot High gymnastics team.

MHS junior Madison Reiter recorded the best all-around score after winning three of four events in the six-team Julie Ziegler Memorial on Friday. The Magicians amassed 143.900 points and won their sixth straight meet.

“The girls did well today,” MHS coach Robbie Werchau said. “We were not as steady as we had been last weekend. We had some falls on balance beam today and we had been taking it easier in practice this week due to injuries. But I thought the girls did great today even knowing that maybe practice wasn’t what it could have been.”

Reiter claimed the all-around title with a 37.325, besting Century’s Jessica Gabriel by just 0.100. Reiter and Gabriel finished 1-2 in the floor exercise, bars and vault.

The balance beam was the only event the Magicians did not post the best score. MHS sophomore Hannah Werchau placed third with a score of 8.700. Century’s Whitney Perrin won the event, scoring a 9.525.

Werchau placed third in the all-around with a 37.100.

The Magicians host the Kim Lupo Memorial on Feb. 7 at Gymagic.

– Daily News Staff

Lions fourth after first day

NEW SALEM – After the first day of the two-day East-West Tournament on Friday, the Bishop Ryan wrestling team is a distant fourth behind leader Carrington.

The Lions scored 59.5 points as Wyatt Ledoux (113 pounds), Aaron Sandy (120) and Mason Kramer (285) are guaranteed to finish no worse than sixth in their respective weight classes. Ryan is looking up at Carrington (117.5), South Border (99.5) and Lisbon (91), which hold the top three spots in the 24-team tournament.

The Cardinals have a wrestler guaranteed to place sixth or better in 10 weight classes.

The tournament concludes today.

– Daily News Staff