Explosive first period, Flom leads Majettes hockey over the Knight Riders

GRAND FORKS — The Minot High School girls hockey team improved to 3-0 on the season Saturday with a 8-2 victory over the Grand Forks Knight Riders.

Sophomore Dessa Flom scored four goals to increase her season total to eight in just three games. She had two goals in the first period, as the Majettes opened up a 4-0 lead.

Fellow Minot High sophomore Kaya Shaw added two goals and an assist. She has eight points on the season.

Junior forward Olivia Weisberg and senior forward Lindsey Larson had the Majettes other two goals. Freshman defender Paige Ackerman collected four assists in the game.

Majettes freshmen goaltenders Amber Borkhuis (17 saves) and Madison Knudson (five saves) split time in net.

Payton Kriewald and Emily Benson scored for the Knight Riders.

Minot High outshot the Knight Riders 37-24 and had five more quality scoring chances, 12-7.

The Majettes put their undefeated record to the test on Tuesday against three-time defending state champions Bismarck Blizzard. It’s also the home opener for MHS at Maysa Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Bishop Ryan,

Aggies go 1-2 at Velva wrestling invitational

VELVA — The Velva Aggies wrestling team was edged out by Bishop Ryan in its home invitational tournament held Saturday in Velva. The Lions scored 281 points to top Velva (273), Carrington (256), Watford City (163), Beulah-Hazen (141.5) and 11 other schools from around the region.

While the Aggies had three weight class winners compared to Ryan’s two, the Lions had 10 wrestlers finish fourth or better in their respective brackets.

Ryan had podium placers in Conner Ledoux (first, 113 pounds), Kersey Harris (first, 132), JJ Johannson (second, 170), Cody Luck (third, 170), Ethan Winick (third, 120), Hayden Schall (third, 160), Corbin Okeson (third, 182) and Keegan Henjum (third, 185).

Velva picked up its three individual wins with Gunner Mogen (106 pounds), Elijah Hackman (145) and Jon Thomas (160). Braetyn Yanish lost to Harris in the 132-pound first-place match. Brock Selzler also finished second at 182.

Other weight class winners included Rugby’s Riley Zachmeier (126), New Town’s Bronson Flynn (220) and Minot High’s Wyatt Willenbring (285).

Minot High wrestling

takes fifth, three individual winners in Montana

SIDNEY, Mont. — The Minot High School wrestling team concluded its trip to Sidney, Montana, with a fifth-place team finish and three individual weight class champions at the Sidney Eagle Invitational tournament.

Kelby Armstrong (103 pounds), Brody Armstrong (132) and Elijah Huff (HWT) took home first-place honors.

“We wrestled really well,” MHS coach Justin Racine said. “We had a couple of injuries, so we had about eight guys left in the tournament out of 13 weights… We showed some true heart and grit in a lot of matches. That’s good to see early in the season.”

Post Falls (Idaho) won the invitational with 186 points with Columbia High (Idaho, 170 points), Bozeman (Montana, 160.5), Lake Stevens (Washington, 137.5) and Minot High (132.5) rounding out the Top 5. A total of 24 teams competed with Minot High being one of four North Dakota schools present.

Other Magi placewinners included Corey Hooker (fifth, 126), Trevon McClaanahan (fifth, 138), Samuel Goodwin (sixth, 120) and Jacob Mortensen (sixth, 152).

Minot returns to the mat Thursday with its first home dual of the season. The Magi will be taking on Bismarck Century, starting at 7 p.m.

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