Fugere sidelined for regular-season finale
Bishop Ryan senior running back Chase Fugere will not play in Wednesday's final regular-season game against Class AA West Region foe Bismarck St. Mary's at Herb Parker Stadium.
Fugere, an all-state selection last season, was hurt late in the first quarter during Ryan's 28-0 victory against Rugby on Thursday. He left the game with his right arm in a sling and was taken to Trinity Hospital for further examination.
Ryan coach Brad Borkhuis said Fugere will have additional tests in the upcoming days to determine the severity of the injury and whether the third-ranked Lions (7-1 overall, 6-0 region) can expect their leading rusher come playoff time.
If Fugere's injury is season-ending, the Lions will turn to junior wide receiver Nick Berentson to carry the ball. Berentson rushed for 61 yards on 15 carries against Rugby in Fugere's absence.
-Daily News Staff
Minot High to play for fifth
FARGO P.K. Annan scored a hat trick to help Minot to a 3-0 win over Grand Forks Central in the consolation round of the North Dakota state boys soccer tournament on Friday at Sid Cichy Stadium.
Annan got the Magicians (13-5-2) on the board in the 31st minute.
The senior forward scored his second goal with two seconds left to play in the first half. He took a pass from his younger brother Ekow Annan and booted a shot past Central goalkeeper Caleb Dachtler.
"P.K. stepped up for us," Minot head coach Cody Saunders said. "He is just that kind of a guy."
Annan kicked in a corner-kick attempt by teammate Ryan Crabtree for his third goal.
"He has been haunting us for three years now," Grand Forks Central head coach George DuBois said of Annan. "He is tough to stop and works well with his brother."
Minot advances to play Bismarck in the fifth-place match at 11 a.m. today.
"It is tough to lose a match and come back the next day and play hard," Saunders said. "It was great to see the team play for themselves and the fans."
Central finished the season 6-13-2.
- Tom Mix, The Forum
Tauros fall to division foe Aberdeen
The Minot Minotauros dropped a 6-3 home game against Central Division foe Aberdeen on Friday at Maysa Arena.
The Wings (3-6-0) had five different goal scorers led by Caleb O'Brien's two goals in the first six minutes of the second period.
The Tauros (1-7-1) had two power-play goals from captain Tim Donohue. Cody Milligan scored the team's first goal to tie the game at 1-1 in the first period.
Aberdeen was just 1-for-4 on its power plays, but Minot racked up 33 minutes in the penalty box compared to just 12 for the Wings.
Minot's Jake Clifford received a 10-minute misconduct for kneeing and teammate Chance Creger was also hit with a 10-minute misconduct for abuse of the officials. Both penalties occurred in the second period.
The teams play again 7:15 tonight in Aberdeen.
- Daily News Staff