Sports Briefs

Magicians open season with split

JAMESTOWN – The Minot High boys soccer team kicked off the new season at the East-West Crossover on Saturday, defeating Fargo North 1-0 before falling to Fargo South 2-0 later in the day.

Minot junior midfielder Matt Oswalt had Minot’s lone goal, scoring the game-winner in the 55th minute against the Spartans. Jake Tremble assisted on the goal.

The Magicians (1-1) ran out of legs against the Bruins, allowing a goal in the 15th minute. South increased its lead by scoring on a penalty kick in the second half.

“It was fun to finally get out and play some games,” Minot coach Creighton Bachmeier said. “You train for two hard weeks against yourself and you’re not sure what you have compared to other teams in the state. It was nice to start to see our identity as a soccer team. I thought it went well for Day 1.”

Junior goalkeeper Jesse Roberts played both matches, recording four saves in the opener and nine in the finale.

The Magicians host Century on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

-Daily News Staff

Majettes take third at East-West Classic

JAMESTOWN – The Minot High girls golf team tallied five more shots Saturday than it did on Friday, but remained in fifth place to conclude the East-West Classic at Jamestown Country Club.

The Majettes shot a collective 381, led by senior McKinley Bender’s 91. Sophomores MaKensey Arlien and Paige Argent also carded rounds in the 90s, shooting 92 and 96, respectively. Argent led the Majettes with a two-round score of 182. Bender finished with a 183.

“McKinley Bender’s short game and long putts kept her in the running today,” Minot coach Scott Foltz said in a press release.

Davies carded a 355 on the final day and edged Bismarck by a stroke to win the tournament. Jamestown (734) and Century (735) rounded out the top five.

Bismarck’s Katie Kasper took medalist honors with a two-round score of 145.

The Majettes host the Minot Invite on Tuesday at Souris Valley Golf Course at 10 a.m.

-Daily News Staff