Sports Briefs 5/10/14

Magicians claim Invitational title

WILLISTON – The Minot High boys golf team edged St. Mary’s and Jamestown to win the Williston Invitational on Friday at The Links of North Dakota.

Led by senior Jersey Kelly, who tied for fourth with a 73, the Magicians finished with a team total of 300, one stroke better than the Saints and Blue Jays. Century placed fourth with 313 and Bismarck rounded out the top five with 321.

Jamestown’s Nick Stockert claimed medalist honors with a 71, while teammate Brandon Stahlhut tied for second with Cole Herbel of St. Mary’s at 72. Colton Murphy of Mandan and Minot’s Kelly filled out the top five, tying for fourth.

Minot competes on Monday at Turtle Mountain.

-Daily News Staff

Majette tennis downs Blue?Jays

JAMESTOWN – Four players won in both singles and doubles for the Minot High girls tennis team Friday during an 8-1 road win over Jamestown.

Ban Dodin led the way, taking down Erin Mullowney 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, then pairing with Latasha Klein to beat Mullowney and Jenna Reed at No. 1 doubles.

Jenna Coggins rolled 7-6 (6), 6-1 over Reed at No. 2 singles. Coggins also teamed with Kendra Collins to win in straight sets at No. 2 doubles. Collins won at No. 4 singles. Also winning twice was Alyssa Hanson (No. 6 singles, No. 3 doubles).

The Majettes (6-2 overall, 4-2 West Region) compete in the West Fargo Tournament today beginning at 9 a.m.

-Daily News Staff

Magicians sweep Bismarck

BISMARCK – The last time the Minot High baseball team faced off with Bismarck, it was on the wrong side of a 19-run drubbing.

The Magicians avenged that lopsided defeat with a 5-1 victory over the Demons in a West Region contest Friday. Minot completed the doubleheader sweep with a 6-5 win in the nightcap.

Minot’s Demitry Zafra went the distance on the mound in the opener. He allowed one run on six hits, striking out five and walking one.

Senior Grant Larson went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. The Magicians (13-9 overall, 7-4 region) scored a run in each of the final four innings after the teams were tied at 1 after two.

Minot led throughout in the finale, scoring three runs in the first, one in the second and two in the third. The Magicians recorded eight hits and survived four errors.

Minot hosts Century today at noon at Corbett Field.

-Daily News Staff

Minot 3rd at East-West Classic

The Minot High boys track and field team placed third at the nine-team East-West Classic on Friday at Duane Carlson Stadium.

The Magicians finished with 717 points, well behind Century (872.50) and Bismarck (869.50).

Minot’s 400-meter relay team of Tre Kinchen, Josh Pizzo, Karter Gorney and Myles Preskey took first in a state-qualifying time of 43.71 seconds. Anray Fiers had Minot’s other first-place finish, winning the triple jump with a distance of 44 feet, 61?2 inches.

The Magicians had 10 state-qualifiers in the meet.

Minot competes in the West Region meet on May 17 in Bismarck.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers compete in NSIC Championships

WINONA, Minn. – The Minot State men’s track and field team opened the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships with 12.5 points Friday. MSU’s point total is more than its total output a year ago.

The women’s team did not score on the first day.

MSU junior Tyler Flatland became the highest placewinner in program history with a second-place finish in the pole vault. Flatland finished with a height of 14 feet, 9 inches. Junior Cyrille Litche Zouogbo finished fifth in the long jump and senior Adedamola Sobonde placed eighth in the hammer throw to become the Beavers’ other two place-winners.

The final day concludes today.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers sign California forward

The Minot State soccer team has signed Sydnee Canales, a forward from Manteca, Calif., the program announced Friday.

Canales becomes MSU’s 10th signee and fifth from California. She serves as team captain of her Sierra High School team, which is 13-7-2 thus far this season. Canales has 18 goals and 47 points in 22 games.

“Sydnee is a very strong target or wing player that is deceptively fast,” MSU coach Jason Spain said in a press release. “Her speed can change a game in a heartbeat along with her shot.”

-Daily News Staff

MSU hockey signs forward

The Minot State men’s club hockey team announced the signing of Ryon Sookro as the program’s fourth commitment for the 2014-15 season Friday.

Sookro, a native of South Slocan, British Columbia, is a transfer of Keyano College of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound forward registered a goal and five assists in 30 games with the Huskies last season.

“We are excited to bring in a player like Ryon into our locker room,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “He has connections with our current roster that will make him a great fit. I am confident Ryon will step right in and make a difference as soon as he arrives in Minot.”

-Daily News Staff