Sports briefs

Beavers take first loss of year

LAS VEGAS – After opening the season with wins over Azusa Pacific (Calif.) and Western Oregon the day before, the Minot State softball team suffered its first loss of 2014.

A troublesome fourth inning doomed the Beavers on Saturday in a 8-2 loss to Hawaii-Hilo at the Desert Stinger Tournament.

Hilo recorded two hits and benefited from an error as it posted four runs in the bottom of the fourth and took a 5-2 lead.

Freshman Alyssa Cornejo relieved senior Jen Dixon early in the fourth inning and took the loss. Hilo’s Ashley Nelson tossed a five-hitter to record the win.

The results to MSU’s nightcap Saturday against Central Washington were unavailable at press time. The Beavers play top-ranked Central Oklahoma today to close out tournament play.

Two MSU records set in Fargo

FARGO – The Minot State University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams each set school records Saturday afternoon at the North Dakota State University Thundering Herd Classic.

Junior Sienna Dailey broke her own school record in the 400-meter dash, while senior Adedamola Sobande broke his own MSU record in the weight throw.

Dailey placed fifth overall in the seeded 400 with a time of 58.06 which was a tenth of a second off from qualifying for the NCAA Division II national meet.

Freshman Catie LeDesma placed second in the women’s 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:29.62. On the men’s side junior Tyler Flatland recorded a personal best in the 200 with a time of 22.70 seconds. He placed fifth in both the 200 and 400 meter dash.

The Beavers travel back to Fargo next Saturday for the Bison Invite.

-Daily News Staff

Bobcats flatten Tauros

BISMARCK – The Minot Minotauros appeared to have little left in the tank Saturday, playing their third game in as many days.

The Tauros surrendered the first five goals in a 5-1 loss to the Bismarck Bobcats at VFW Sports Center.

Bismarck’s Ryan Callahan scored twice and Stanislav Dzakhov tallied a goal and an assist. The Bobcats (30-14-1) led 3-0 after one and 5-0 after two.

Colton Kramer scored Minot’s lone goal at 11:33 of the third period.

Merrick Madsen started the game in net for the Tauros (19-25-3), but lasted only one period after allowing three goals on 20 shots. Brandon Wildung played the final 40 minutes, recorded 17 saves.

– Daily News Staff

Magicians compete at Century Invite

BISMARCK – The Minot High boys swimming and diving team won the 200-yard medley relay and placed second in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays on the second day of the Century Invitational on Saturday.

The Magicians did not compete on the first day of the 11-team meet and therefore finished 10th with 305 points. Century claimed its invitational with 1,375 points, well ahead of second-place Fargo South (979).

Minot didn’t win any of the nine individual events, but Justin Kovich finished second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.29 seconds. Kovich also placed second in the 100 freestyle at 48.71 seconds. Century’s Zach Grosz won both events.

The Magicians host Century in a dual meet Thursday at Magic City Campus.

– Daily News Staff

Magicians place 7th at WDA

DICKINSON – The Minot High wrestling team finished seventh with 98 points at the West Region tournament on Saturday.

Minot eighth-grader Brody Armstrong and senior James DancingBull each placed third in their respecitve weight classes.

Armstrong – at 106 pounds – won his first two matches before losing a 13-1 major decision in the semifinal to Mandan’s Ryan Zachmeier. Armstong defeated Williston’s Austin Luther by major decision in the consolation semifinal and claimed third with a victory by medical forfeit.

DancingBull (220) lost to Turtle Mountain’s Waylon DeCoteau in the quarterfinal round, but strung together four straight victories to finish third. He defeated Bismarck’s Willie Sam in an ultimate tiebreaker.

– Daily News Staff

Lions rout Kenmare in Bohl’s return

Junior forward Gabbie Bohl looked as if she hadn’t skipped a beat despite missing the last five games with a knee injury.

Bohl finished with a game-high 19 points, hitting 9 of 10 shots as the Bishop Ryan girls basketball team defeated Kenmare 95-20 in the District 12 Showcase on Saturday at the Minot Municipal Auditorium.

Bohl was one of five Lions in double figures along with Hannah Stewart (15), Laurin Leidholt (15), Maddie Wald (13) and Sheyenne Schmidt (13). Ryan (16-0 overall, 6-0 district) shot 65 percent from the floor.

The Honkers (2-11, 0-6) finished with one less field goal (8) than Bohl herself. Kenmare finished 8-for-29 (28 percent). Shantell Brekhus led the Honkers with seven points.

– Daily News Staff

Bishop Ryan falls at Beulah

BEULAH – The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team fell behind early and couldn’t catch Beulah in a 67-60 loss Saturday.

Beulah’s Randi Julson recorded a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds and Luke Blood and Jett Hettich finished with 21 and 20 points, respectively.

The Miners (12-5) led 19-13 after one quarter and pushed their advantage to 39-26 at halftime. They forced the Lions (13-6) into 14 turnovers and held a 26-18 edge on the glass.

Ryan senior guard Brody Bosch tallied a game-high 23 points. Junior Jared Will (13) and senior Austin Eggl (11) also finished in double figures.

– Daily News Staff