Majettes lose 4-3 nail biter to Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS — The Minot High girls hockey team (1-3) came up on the short end of an overtime thriller Saturday, suffering a 4-3 loss to Grand Forks (3-1).

Both teams went scoreless in the opening period, but the Majettes finally got on the board two minutes into the second period with a score by junior Kaya Shaw that was assisted by sophomore Alyssa Enns.

After a Grand Forks goal, junior O’Malley Eslinger reclaimed the lead for Minot High with an unassisted score. But the Knight Riders weren’t finished. Grand Forks went on to score another two goals in the second period to take a 3-2 lead heading into the final period of regulation.

It wasn’t until the 13th minute that Shaw delivered the equalizer off an assist from junior Brenna Abrahamson that ultimately forced overtime.

With the next goal deciding the winner, the Knight Riders emerged victorious. Grand Forks’ Kylie Autrey scored the game-winning goal off an assist from Katelin Petersen just under two minutes into overtime to secure the 4-3 win.

Minot High will look to snap its three-game losing streak in Friday’s home opener against Jamestown at 5 p.m.

Magi take seventh at

Sidney Eagle Invitational

SIDNEY, Mont. — The Minot High wrestling team found success away from home on Saturday, tying for seventh place out of 23 competing teams at the Sidney Eagle Invitational in Sidney, Montana.

The Magicians finished with 92 points on the day, tying with Billings Senior. First-place honors went to Post Falls (238.5) followed by Sidney (190.5) and Columbia High (175). Fellow West Region competitor Dickinson took home sixth place with 103 points.

Junior Kelby Armstrong led the way for Minot High, placing first in the 113. Armstrong scored a team-high 26 points for the Magi, which was highlighted by a major decision win (11-3) over Billings Senior’s Alejandro Madrid in the first-place match.

Also having a strong showing was junior Trevon McClanahan, who placed fourth in the 145 and scored 22 team points.

Also placing for the Magi was senior Davian Rios (seventh) in the 113, sophomore Chase Burke (sixth) in the 152, junior Jacob Carmichael (seventh) in the 182, and senior Jorge Talamantes (sixth) in the 205.

Next up for Minot High is a road matchup against Bismarck Century Thursday at 7 p.m.

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