Five Minot High tennis players advance to state
BISMARCK - Led by senior Hunter Oothoudt, the team's No. 1 player, the Minot High School boys tennis program saw five individuals advance to next week's state tournament with wins Friday.
The Magicians played in the singles and doubles brackets of the West Region tournament and have two more players vying for state berths in qualifying matches today. On Thursday, MHS won the team portion of the tournament, the Magicians' first region title since 2008.
Oothoudt beat senior teammate Jordin Gardner 6-0, 6-1, in a singles quarterfinal. Oothoudt is the only Magician still in contention for a singles or doubles region title and will face Bismarck Century's Casey Beck in a semifinal at 11 this morning.
Senior Landon Klein and sophomore Dustin Foster fell in a second-round doubles match, but swept a Jamestown team 6-0, 6-0, later in a state qualifier.
Seniors Lane Vendsel and Peter Wilson rounded out the qualifiers for MHS with a doubles win after also falling in the second round. The two MHS duos play each other at 11 a.m.
"This is Peter and Lane's first ever individual qualification, so you have to be happy for the two seniors to finally win that one more match and have the opportunity to play in next week's state individual tournament," MHS coach Scott DeLorme said in a press release.
"It's never fun to play teammates, but fortunately both have qualified and now they're just trying to get the highest seed possible entering next weekend."
Gardner and junior Isaac Massey will play different opponents at 9 a.m. in singles state qualifiers for MHS.
- Daily News Staff
Ranked WSC team sweeps Minot State
WAYNE, Neb. - The 20th-ranked Wayne State College volleyball team beat Minot State University in three games Friday at Rice Auditorium.
WSC's Cori Hobbs had 12 kills to lead the Wildcats (12-3 overall, 5-1 Northern Sun) to their 25-21, 25-15, 25-19 win.
MSU freshman Mallory Sall had a match-high 13 kills and senior Shari Hewson added 10. Sophomore Emily Byrne tallied a match-high 30 assists.
"We have a young team with a few key players missing and I am very proud of the team we have out there," MSU coach Travis Ward said in a press release. "But there are only so many moral victories we can have. Our girls give a winning effort and deserve to win. We just need to cut down on the errors and play more efficiently on offense."
The Beavers (4-12, 0-6) play at Augustana College (S.D.) at 4 p.m. today.
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Ryan beats Carrington 28-14
CARRINGTON - The Bishop Ryan football team employed a stout defense, balanced offense and even some trickery in a Class AA West Region win over Carrington on Friday.
The Lions (5-1 overall, 4-0 region) and Cardinals (3-2, 2-2) both scored two second-quarter touchdowns to enter the half tied. Carrington didn't score again.
Ryan's second score came on a 52-yard double pass from junior receiver Brody Bosch to classmate Jake Magnuson.
Ryan coach Brad Borkhuis said the Lions look for that play when defenses overpursue their swing passes. He joked that the pass from Bosch hung in the air uncomfortably.
"It worked," Borkhuis said. "You watch that ball float and I think it floated for about seven minutes."
Carrington answered immediately as senior Taylor Skytland returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown.
Ryan senior Chase Fugere scored his second 3-yard touchdown of the game in the third quarter and Magnuson caught a 6-yard touchdown from junior quarterback Austin Eggl in the fourth quarter.
"Jake had some things he had to fix from last game," Borkhuis said. "He definitely stepped up in this game and was very aggressive. I was pleased with that."
Fugere continued his monster season with 97 rushing yards against the Cardinals. Eggl rushed for 87 yards and passed for 180.
The win sets up a game between Ryan and Beulah (6-0, 4-0), the only other team with a perfect region record. The Miners are rolling under first-year coach Jim Dooley and a retooled offense.
"They run a different offense this year, so last year's film won't help much," Borkhuis said. "We'll have to scout them heavily, and making sure that we handle their brand of offense is very important for us."
Beulah escaped a scare from Bottineau with a 21-18 win Friday.
- Daily News Staff