Vistas drop pair in Minnesota

FOREST LAKE, Minn. – The Minot Vistas American Legion baseball team recorded three errors in both of its two road losses to Forest Lake (Minn.) on Wednesday.

Forest Lake took the opener 7-2, then completed the sweep with a 6-0 shutout.

Tyler Wood and Sean Vincent picked up wins for the hosts, while Grant Larson and Demitry Zafra suffered the losses for the Vistas.

Minot coach Todd Larson said his pitchers threw well, but the errors were costly. The Vistas allowed just three earned runs in the opener and two in the nightcap.

Chandler Jacob and Dalton Cooper were highlights for Minot in the first game, both going 2-for-3 with a double. The Vistas are idle until their home doubleheader against Watford City on Monday beginning at 5:30 p.m.

-Daily News Staff

Beavers track and field add 5

Minot State cross country and track and field coach Stu Melby announced Wednesday the signing of five student-athletes.

Melby added three newcomers on the men’s side Cody Schmidt, Joshua Drew and Sean Krill and two on the women’s side Courtney Gallagher and Emily Westlake. All five will participate in track and field, while Westlake and Krill will join the cross country team.

Schmidt, originally from Stanley, is a javelin specialist who started his career at MSU in 2011, but withdrew from school to assist his father’s business. While competing unattached last season, Schmidt won the Minnesota State-Moorhead Ron Masanz Classic javelin title with a toss of 201 feet, 9 inches.

Drew, a three-sport athlete at Williston High School, was named the Coyotes’ 2014 Outstanding Sprinter.

Krill, who attended Minot High, notched all-state honors in cross country in 2013, finishing 19th overall at the state meet in helping the Magicians to a third-place finish.

Gallagher, Bottineau High School’s senior athlete of the year, finished 20th in the long jump at the Class B state track and field meet.

Westlake is now the third MSU student-athlete in her family, joining her dad, Keith, and grandfather, Richard. Emily Westlake, from Gainesville, Fla., was a three-sport standout for P.K. Yonge High School, finishing 13th overall and helping her school to a second-place finish at the Florida 1A, District 5 Championships.

The Beavers track and field and cross country programs have signed 13 student athletes for the 2014-15 season.

-Daily News Staff

Minot golfers sweep state junior event

Minot High’s Cody Reynolds and Paige Argent swept the boys and girls titles Tuesday at the State Junior Championships at Riverwood Golf Course in Bismarck. Both were awarded a $1,000 college scholarship.

Reynolds, a rising junior, carded a 156 to finish two strokes ahead of second-place Colton Murphy of Mandan and win the 13-player championship flight.

Argent’s margin of victory was much less slim. The soon-to-be sophomore posted back-to-back 90s, finishing 21 strokes ahead of the rest of the four-player field with a total of 180.

The boys championship flight and girls tournament, sponsored by the North Dakota Golf Association, was open to players age 17 or younger.

In the first flight, for boys 14-and-under, Stanley’s Quayde Lee shot a 155 to place first by a 15-stroke margin.

-Daily News Staff