Sports Briefs 4/11/14

Beavers hire offensive coordinator

The Minot State football team has hired Brian Boerboom as its offensive coordinator, the program announced Thursday.

Boerboom spent the past eight seasons as the offensive line coach at Southeast Missouri, an FCS program that competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Redhawks averaged 262.4 rushing yards per game in 2012 and led the conference from 2010-12.

“Brian is a tremendous person with outstanding character and strong leadership skills,” MSU coach Todd Hoffner said in a press release. “Coach Boerboom is a veteran coach who will guide our offensive lineman in addition to coordinating our offense.”

Boerboom was a two-year starter at offensive tackle for the University of Nebraska and was an all-Big Eight selection in 1991. He was part of the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad in 1992 and played for the Connecticut Coyotes of the Arena Football League in 1995.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers add second commit

The Minot State men’s club hockey team has signed Craig Fournier for the 2014-15 season, the program announced Thursday.

Fournier – a native of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan – played in 55 games last season with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound forward registered nine goals and 13 assists.

“Craig is a gritty type of a forward who is accustomed to playing in all types of on-ice situations,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “He is a type of player coaches love having on their team because of his versatility.”

-Daily News Staff

Minot track and field takes first

DICKINSON – Both the Minot High boys and girls track and field teams claimed the top spot in the Carlson Booster Invitational on Thursday.

The boys finished with 160 points, 66 points in front of Dickinson. The girls racked up 172.5 points and finished 42.5 ahead of Mandan. Minot’s combined score of 332.5 was nearly twice that of Dickinson’s 169.5, which finished second.

The Magicians took first in six events. Minot senior Kimani Benjamin won the 400-meter dash with a state-qualifying time of 51.31 seconds. Karter Gorney won the 100, Ben Love claimed the 110 hurdles, Andrew Beach won the 3,200 and the relay teams took both the 400 and the 3,200.

The Majettes won the 1.600 relay, but did most of their damage in the field events. Teris Erving and Emma Sandy went 1-2 in the triple jump, Else Nelson qualified for state in the shot put with a toss of 36 feet, 11 inches and both Jessica Drady and Mackenzie Gleason recorded state-qualifying marks in the discus throw as they finished 1-2.

Both teams compete in the Charlie Denton Invite in Bismarck on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

-Daily News Staff

Bishop Ryan baseball rips Sawyer

SAWYER – The Bishop Ryan baseball team scored 40 runs in eight innings for a pair of lopsided victories against Sawyer on Thursday.

The Lions took Game 1, 22-2, before finishing off the sweep with an 18-0 performance in the nightcap. Ryan freshman Eli Stewart tossed a three-inning no-hitter to record the Game-2 win. The Flashes managed just one hit in the series.

Ryan junior Tanner Sanders went long in Game 1 and junior Dakota Johnson followed with a homer in Game 2. Ryan senior Austin Eggl went a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and five runs scored in the series opener.

The Lions play Hazen on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Shiloh Christian tournament.

-Daily News Staff