MHS doubles teams advance to state
BISMARCK - Two Minot High School girls doubles teams will compete in this week's state tournament in Grand Forks.
Juniors Ban Dodin and Katie Wilson fell in the West Region championship to St. Mary's Alicia Beck and Mary Roller 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Saturday.
The duo will join MHS senior Megan Sherven and seventh-grader Jenna Coggins in the doubles bracket.
The two MHS teams met in the region semifinals Saturday with Dodin and Wilson winning 6-1, 6-1.
"I think Ban and Katie played awfully well, maybe the best they've played all year," MHS coach Scott DeLorme said. "It's never easy (playing teammates), but I thought both teams handled it well and both teams bounced back."
Sherven and Coggins won the third-place match over a Bismarck High pair to earn the West Region's No. 3 seed.
The Majettes will be the West's No. 2 seed in the team bracket at state after falling to St. Mary's in the region championship Friday. MHS will play East No. 3 Valley City when play begins Thursday. MHS did not qualify any players in the state singles bracket.
- Daily News Staff
Gorney, Yanosko first at West Region
DICKINSON - It was a successful day at the West Region meet for the Minot High School boys track and field team.
Five more MHS athletes qualified for this week's state meet and the Magicians took first in the 800-meter relay and set a school record in the 400 relay.
Sophomore Karter Gorney, junior Alex Yanosko and seniors R.J. Barker and Dylan Jechort ran one minute, 29.81 seconds to win the 800 relay. The same four ran the 400 relay in 43.13 seconds - one-hundredth of a second behind first-place Bismarck Century. Both schools beat the previous meet record of 43.24, set by a Bismarck High team in 1999.
"We had solid handoffs and we had a guy fill in for our first leg," Gorney said. "Other than that, at state, I think we have a really good chance. Century came out of nowhere and I think we have something to chase after, which is better."
MHS was without three suspended athletes, including relay contributors. The team finished fourth with 103 points. Bismarck High won with 259 points followed by Bismarck Century (172) and Dickinson (107).
"Couple of those guys we didn't have along this time are usually a part of that relay," MHS coach Aaron Klingbeil said. "They did a very good job. What was extra neat that you wouldn't see on paper is Dylan Jechort did four events in about 40 minutes."
Yanosko won the triple jump by four inches with a leap of 43 feet, 8.5 inches. MHS junior Ben Love won the pole vault by nine inches with a mark of 13 feet, three inches. Gorney won the 100 in 11.03 seconds and Jechort took third in the event in 11.51.
MHS junior Andrew Beach qualified in the 3200 and finished fourth in 10:00.55.
"He wasn't real happy with that race, but he got the job done and ran a real tactical race," Klingbeil said.
MHS junior Ian Hyde qualified in the shot put and took fourth with a heave of 47 feet. Senior Dylan Harvey qualified in the 300 hurdles and finished fifth in 41.52 seconds. Sophomore Teegan Olson qualified in the 800 and took seventh in 2:01.35.
The Magicians will compete at the state meet in every event except discus and high jump.
- Daily News Staff
MHS girls qualify six more
DICKINSON - Six Minot High School girls and one relay team qualified for this week's state meet as the Majettes took third at the West Region meet Saturday. Bismarck Century won with 263 points followed by Bismarck High (167) and MHS (101).
The 3200-meter relay team of freshman Meg Super, eighth-grader Elizabeth Rohrer, junior Jayden Moum and senior Samantha Huether qualified with a winning time of 10 minutes, 2.38 seconds.
The 1600 relay team of sophomore Madison Milbrath, senior Loni Bryantt, freshman Kylie Alexander and Huether won in 4:04.67.
"We're super excited," MHS coach Michelle Hoff said. "The kids started off very well winning the 4-by-8 and then at the end of the meet with the 4-by-4. They're excited to find out where they stack up with the competition."
MHS senior and nine-time state champion Morgan Milbrath did not finish the 300-meter hurdles as she is recovering from a hamstring strain.
"We just didn't have her finish it," Hoff said. "Just didn't feel right."
Morgan Milbrath was looking to qualify in that event to defend her four titles from 2012 in the 100, 200, 400 and 300 hurdles. Hoff said there is a chance her star may not run the 100 at the state meet, but she could fill in spots on two relays.
"This week we just gotta get her to run with the girls, figure out her speed and see if she can turn it over a little bit and make a decision by Tuesday on what events she'll do," Hoff said.
Other MHS qualifiers from Saturday include Annie Ervin (100), Madison Milbrath (200), Huether (800), Super (3200) and sophomores Jessica Drady and MacKenzie Gleason in the discus.