Foltz medalist at the Century Invite, Majettes third

BISMARCK — Minot High senior Marley Foltz captured the first individual win for the Majettes golf team this season on Friday at the Century Invite. Foltz shot a 75 at the Tom O’Leary Golf Course to top St. Mary’s Tonya Dvorak (76) and Century’s Leah Herbel (77).

“Marley (Foltz) overcame a triple on her third hole to finish six over on the day,” MHS coach Scott Foltz said. “Her putter has been burning the edge of the cup for the past two tournaments and today they fell for her. She had a good week of practice and that carried over today.”

Meanwhile, lead by Dvorak, St. Mary’s continued its winning ways by claiming the team title. The Saints have won all six tournaments so far this season. They narrowly held off the hosts by carding a 320 and Century coming in two strokes back. Minot rounding out the podium in third place with a 330.

The Majettes second-best finisher, sophomore Becca Tschetter, placed in a seven-way tie for seventh place with an 82. All of the golfers that scored for St. Mary’s team total finished with an 82 or better: Dvorak (76), Sydney Smith (80), Abby Schmidt (82) and Cameron Easton (82).

Minot rounded out its team score with an 85 from sophomore Jaci Jones and an 88 from junior Joelle Fettig. Majettes freshman Bella Dobrinski (95) also competed, while sophomore Camille Cook withdrew from the tournament.

Through six tournaments, seventh grader Leah Herbel has lowest average (79.43) in the West Region followed by a pair of Saints in Dvorak (80.00) and Smith (80.29). A trio of Majettes are currently 8-9-10 with Foltz (84.00), Jones (84.14) and Tschetter (84.71).

The St. Mary’s Invite is next on Tuesday at the Riverwood Golf Course in Bismarck.

MHS tennis wins two of three matches in Fargo

FARGO — The Minot High tennis team had three tight, competitive matches Friday in Fargo. Minot was able to walk away victorious in two of them, beating Fargo North and West Fargo Sheyenne 3-2, while falling to Fargo South 3-2.

“The biggest thing we can get from these nonconference matchups is being in a competitive environment where every point is huge and can swing the match score one way or the other,” MHS coach Scott DeLorme said. “We got that today in all three of these. In addition to that, the three matches in one day is also the same format we use for the regional and state tournaments so it allowed the kids to experience the grind of a full day of tennis.”

MHS played defending state champion Fargo South competitively, something DeLorme said his team can be proud of.

“Fargo South, the defending state champions and probably this year’s favorite again edged us 3-2 despite a strong showing from Rory Taney at 3 singles and our 2 doubles team of Jaeger and Zach Diehl,” DeLorme said. “The doubles lost a tough first set getting overpowered but made the mid match adjustment to work on angles and play the highest percentage shots throughout setting up points rather than allowing South to overpower from the start. Rory Taney won a decisive third set as he had to refocus after Dropping the second and he did a great job of that. We also competed at two singles and one doubles, but ultimately South knocked us off 3-2.”

MHS is back in action at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday against Bismarck Legacy at Hammond Park.

MHS boys soccer grinds out 1-0 win

WEST FARGO — The Minot High boys soccer team played stout defense en route to a 1-0 victory over West Fargo Friday on the road.

Senior Evan Bolinske scored the lone goal of the game for the Magi.

MHS is back in action at noon today when it takes on Shanley/Oak Grove on the road.

MSU VB drops pair of matches

ABERDEEN, S.D. — Shelby Spuller recorded a double-double with a season-high 22 kills and a season-high 13 digs, but Minot State suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 (18-25, 25-21, 21-25, 27-25, 15-10) loss to Minnesota Crookston in the Beavers opening match of the Max and Erma’s Classic hosted by Northern State.

Minot State, which dropped to 3-3 on the season, also lost to Minnesota State 25-15, 25-21, 25-11 on the opening day of the two-day tournament.

The Beavers appeared well on their way to a win in the opening match against Minnesota Crookston. Minot State held a 2-1 advantage after taking the third set by a 25-21 score, but the Golden Eagles would rally to win the final two sets to claim the match.

Minot State was on the break of victory as it held a 24-21 advantage following a kill by Brileigh Boyce and two Minnesota Crookston errors. The Golden Eagles fought back to tie the match at 24-24 on two kills by Kassi Green and a Minot State attack error.

Spuller ripped a kill putting the Beavers back in front at 25-24, but Green answered with another kill to knot the set at 25-25. The Golden Eagles then used a kill by Deaira Gresham and a Minot State attack error to clinch the set.

Minnesota Crookston, which improved to 2-3 on the season, won the fifth set 15-10 to claim the win.

Jeanne Brenner had a season-best 19 kills for the Beavers, while Boyce added 13 kills. Kelsey DeWulf also posted a double-double for Minot State as she had 57 assists and 13 digs. Karli Koza led the Beaver defense with a season-best 32 digs.

Spuller also led Minot State against Minnesota State as she finished with eight kills and nine digs. Boyce had six kills and Hayley Swain and Emily Falldorf each added four kills.

DeWulf posted 20 assists and eight digs, while Koza finished with 13 digs.

Minot State will conclude tournament play on Saturday (Sept. 9) as it faces Northern State at 12:15 p.m. and South Dakota Mines at 4:45 p.m.

— Minot State athletics

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