Century moves past MHS volleyball

BISMARCK — Despite taking the first set, the Minot High volleyball team couldn’t find a way to close out Bismarck Century Tuesday, falling 3-1 in Bismarck.

Set scores were 16-25, 25-14, 25-11, 25-21.

“We played really well the first and fourth sets of the match,” MHS coach Sherry Carlson said. “They jumped all over us in set two and it took a bit to find our bearings again. It was nice to see us come back and fight in the fourth.”

Elise Klein and Kali Askvig each had eight kills for the Majettes, while Rylee Terrel had 17 digs, Brooke Nelson had 26 assists and Abbie Jarmin had four blocks.

MHS (3-8, 0-4 WDA) is back in action at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Bismarck High.

MSU’s Kreutz finishes second

at Bemidji State

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Minot State junior Matthew Kreutz shot a two-under par 70 on the second day of play to tie for second in the medalist chase on Tuesday at the Bemidji State Invitational at the Bemidji Town and Country Club.

Kreutz, who opened with a 71 over the par-72, 6,545-yard course, came back on day two and shot a 70 which was the third lowest round on day two. His two-round total of 141 tied him with Brenden Bassing of Sioux Falls for second place just two strokes behind Ian Mackenzie-Olson of Bemidji State who shot 71-68 to capture medalist honors.

Led by Kreutz, the Beavers placed sixth in the team standings with a score of 605, while Bemidji State won the team title with a score of 580. Sioux Falls was second with a team total of 587.

Carson Harcourt trimmed three shots off his opening-round score to shoot a 70 and finish tied for ninth with a two-round total of 145.

“I thought we played a little better today,” said head coach Randy Westby. “Kreutz and Harcourt both turned in good rounds today. We still need better production from the bottom end of the lineup, but we will get better for our next tournament.”

Leighton Bearchell and Garrett Kristjanson completed the Beavers scoring group on day two. Bearchell shot 79-77 and finished tied for 36th, while Kristjanson shot 82-83 and was tied for 53rd overall. Aaron Ogrodnick also competed for Minot State and shot an 81 on the second day and finished with a 165 and in a tie for 53rd overall.

Matthew Bean and Sean Semmens competed individually for the Beavers during tournament play. Bean shot rounds of 75-75 to place in a tie for 23rd position, while Semmens shot 78-81 and was tied for 43rd place.

The Beavers return to action on Sept. 25-26 when they will participate in the JR Watkins Invitational hosted by Winona State.

— Minot State athletics

MSU women’s golf ties for second; Dumes finishes third

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Led by sophomore Miriam Dumes, the Minot State women’s golf team finished tied for second at the Bemidji State Invitational on Tuesday at the Bemidji Town and Country Club.

The Beavers carded the lowest team round of day two of the tournament by shooting a 322, and finished tied for second with a two-day total of 648. Minnesota State Mankato won the tournament with a score of 645, while Winona State tied Minot State for second place with a score of 648.

“We finished the tournament strong,” said head coach Spencer Hilde. “We were able to bring home some hardware, which is exciting for this young group. This was a great way to start the season for us.”

Dumes, who shot an opening round 77 shot a 78 on day two to finish tied for third in the medalist race with a score of 155. Sophie Hill of Cocordia-St. Paul captured medalist honors with a score of 149, while Jessica Blanchard of Winona State shot a 153 to finish second overall.

Kira Dereniwsky followed her opening-round 79 with an 80 to finish with a total of 159, which was good for sixth place overall giving the Beavers two players in the top 10.

Alexandra Demko and Katherine McGlenen rounded out the Beavers scoring foursome. Demko posted a second round 81 to finish tied for 18th with a score of 165, while McGlenen had an 83 and a two-day total of 169 to place 23rd overall.

Jessica Simants shaved one stroke off of her opening round as she shot a 90 and finished with a score of 181 and tied for 42nd overall.

Makensy Arlien, Kaitlyn Hill, Sierra Sherman and Lindsey Duben competed individually for the Beavers in the tournament. Arlien shot 83-87 to finish in a tie for 25th, Hill carded rounds of 88-86 to place 34th overall, Sherman shot 95-90 to finish 45th and Duben posted rounds of 107-102 to place 53rd overall.

“Overall, we’re coming away with some positive things to build on and we identified some problem areas to work on,” Hilde added.

Minot State will return to action on Sept. 17-18 at the Concordia-St. Paul Fall Classic.

— Minot State athletics