Majettes track & field takes fourth at West Region Championships, Magi claim fifth

BISMARCK – The Minot High School boys and girls track & field teams each had their shining moments on Friday, as they placed fifth and fourth, respectively, at the West Region Championships meet in Bismarck.

The Majettes’ biggest standout proved to be MaLiah Burke. The freshman took second in the 100 meters with a time of 12.54 seconds and followed that up with another second-place finish in the 200 meters (26.84 seconds).

Jenna Hardy also had a strong showing in shot put. The sophomore placed third with a distance of 38 feet and two inches. As a team, the Majettes totaled 70 points. Century claimed first (160.5), while Legacy took second (125) and Bismarck finished in third (121).

For the Magi, senior Odin Nelson took home second place in the javelin throw with a distance of 188 feet and 10 inches. Another top-three finish came courtesy of junior Triston Emke, who took third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.49 seconds.

As a team, the Magi earned 65 points. Century took first (184), Legacy claimed second (136), Bismarck finished in third (97) and Mandan ended up in fourth place (68).

All that remains is the state meet, which will be next Friday and Saturday at the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck.


soccer defeats Century, 3-0

BISMARCK – The Minot High School girls soccer team (8-2-1, 8-2-1 West Region) only got to play one half of its road game against Century (4-6-2, 4-6-2 West Region) on Friday, but that was still enough time to cruise to a 3-0 win.

Ongoing rain caused the Majettes’ game to be called off at halftime, but with a full half played, the road team was awarded the win rather than it being postponed.

“(We) played a great half of soccer,” MHS head coach Matt Pfau said. “(We) jumped on them early and kept pressure on them the whole half.”

Lainey Sandberg got Minot on the board in the second minute. The sophomore gathered a pass from junior Brooklyn Casey and promptly put it into the back of the net to give the Majettes a quick 1-0 lead.

Four minutes later, senior Allison Lepp doubled the lead with a penalty-kick goal. Finally, Morgan Perrin delivered the knockout at the midway point of the half with a goal off an assist from fellow freshman Mia Lewis.

Minot recorded six shots on goal to Century’s two, and freshman Emelea Miller made two saves in the 3-0 win.

Next up for the Majettes is their season finale and Senior Day on Saturday against Jamestown at the Optimist Soccer Complex. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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