Sports briefs 05/13/14

Dixon named to all-Central Region team

Minot State senior left fielder/pitcher Jen Dixon added to her list of personal accolades Monday as she was named to the Daktronics Central Region first team.

Each member of the all-region team will join first-team members from the other NCAA Division II regions to make up the ballot for Daktronics’ all-America team. Dixon was a first-team all-American last season.

Dixon was one of 12 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference players named all-Central Region, including one of five on the first team.

A former all-Central Region player of the year, Dixon led the Beavers in a number of offensive categories in 2014, including batting (.387), runs scored (36), home runs (12) and RBIs (42). She is MSU’s all-time leader in home runs and RBIs.

-Daily News Staff

MSU’s Flatland wins all-region honors

Following a conference championship in the 400-meter hurdles, Minot State junior Tyler Flatland received further honors on Monday, being named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association all-Midwest Region team.

The top five individuals in each event from each region received all-region distinction. Flatland joins 646 men’s all-region honorees.

Flatland set a track record at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference meet over the weekend, lowering his NCAA Division II provisional mark with a time of 53.59.

-Daily News Staff

Lee to lead Ryan baseball next season

Bishop Ryan introduced its new head football coach – Zach Randolph – during a press conference Monday, but he wasn’t the only new coach on display.

Assistant baseball coach Chase Lee, who has served with the team for the past three seasons, will assume head coaching duties next spring.

Current skipper Brent Nelson has accepted a physical education teaching position at Roosevelt Elementary School, ending his 18-year relationship with the Lions.

Though currently involved with the team heading into the regional tournament, Lee is excited for what the future holds.

“We feel that with what we’re bringing back for next year,” Lee said, “we’ll have just as good a team to compete.”

-Daily News Staff

Magicians place 4th at Turtle Mountain

DUNSEITH – The Minot HIgh boys golf team finished fourth at the Turtle Mountain Invite on Monday.

The Magicians carded a team score of 321, eight strokes behind champion Bismarck. Jamestown (316) placed second, Century (320) third and St. Mary’s (335) fifth in the nine-team event.

Bismarck’s Connor Hellman shot a 69 on the Garden Gate Golf Course, claiming medalist honors. Minot’s Cody Reynolds tied for second with a 74. The Magicians’ next finisher, Jersey Kelly, scored an 81 to tie for ninth.

Minot competes in the St. Mary’s Invitational on Friday.

-Daily News Staff