Minot High School running back Brady Lampert broke out in a big way Friday in the Magicians' win against Mandan.
The junior rushed for a season-high 125 yards on 25 carries and scored a 42-yard touchdown to put the game away. But a 3-yard score earlier in the game is equally memorable.
Instead of taking a handoff and trying to find the hole left by his blockers, the 5-foot-10 Lampert decided to leap over his linemen and into the end zone.
Minot High School junior running back Brady Lampert runs during the Magicians’ win against Mandan on Friday.
"I think it was some (defensive) lineman," Lampert said. "I just had to get over him. I thought if I jumped I'd make it."
Lampert said looking back on the play, he probably could have scored without leaving his feet. He was untouched in his flight and landed harmlessly on his back.
After he made his way back to the sideline, Lampert received a bit of ribbing from his teammates.
"We kinda were just like 'Oh, that was cute,' " junior quarterback Alex Yanosko said. "You do what you gotta do. When you're in the heat of the moment you don't really think about stuff like that."
MHS tennis gets Surprise boost
Minot High School tennis coach Scott DeLorme figured he had his lineup set going into the fall season.
When senior Peter Wilson contracted mononucleosis right before play was to begin, those plans changed. Enter Jordin Gardner.
The senior enrolled at MHS last January after his father moved from Surprise, Ariz., three months prior to working in the oil industry. Gardner hadn't played tennis since his freshman year at Valley Vista (Ariz.) High School and was intent on playing soccer.
When senior Brendan Nelson, who plays on the C team and works with Gardner at Best Buy, told Gardner he was playing tennis and enjoying it, Gardner decided to give it a try.
"(Nelson) was like 'I went to tennis yesterday. It's going to be a lot of fun,' " Gardner said. "I was going to both practices for a couple weeks of time before I picked from between the two."
Gardner said he made the right choice. Thus far, the results concur. Gardner has lost just one singles match this year and won the No. 6 singles flight at the West Fargo Boys Tennis Invite.
"It was definitely an awesome feeling when I won it, being that it was more than just our region," he said. "It was a lot of kids I hadn't seen before. I didn't know how I would play or how I would stack up against them."
The Magicians are undefeated in West Region play (6-0) and Gardner's played a significant role.
"He's really filled out the bottom of our lineup better than we could have hoped for," DeLorme said.
Duchscherer leads Minot High golf
There's been one common theme of every Minot High School girls golf tournament this year: Haili Duchscherer has finished with the Majettes' best score.
The senior said her focus on and off the course this year has been on being a better leader.
(Having) a positive attitude and being a good role model for the younger girls," Duchscherer said of her role with the team.
Duchscherer has not signed with a college yet, but said she expects to go to Minot State University, where her brother Cody Duchscherer plays for the men's team.
"I'm really thinking of going there right now and I'm thinking it probably will happen," Duchscherer said.