Magi football upended by West Fargo Sheyenne

WEST FARGO — The Minot High football team fell 28-14 to West Fargo Sheyenne on Friday night in West Fargo.

The out-of-region game marked Minot’s first loss of the season, as the Magicians fell to 1-1.

“We’ll take the positives from this game,” Minot High head coach Barry Holmen said. “It was a good learning weekend. I think we’re a better team than we were last week.”

The Magi led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, but the Mustangs tied the game 7-7 at halftime. Quarterback Jaxon Gunville ran in from a yard out.

Sheyenne struck once again in the third quarter and held a 14-7 lead going into the fourth. The Mustangs scored twice in the final frame, while the Magi added only one touchdown to their total — a 45-yard touchdown pass from Gunville to Teagan Kinchen.

West Fargo clinched the 28-14 victory and improved to 2-0 on the young season.

“They managed to march down the field late in the game,” Holmen said. “Credit to them. They finished better than we did tonight.”

Minot will host Mandan at 8 p.m. on Sept. 13. The game will be the first varsity football contest played on the new “Magic Carpet” turf at Duane Carlson Stadium.

MSU volleyball drops five-set classic in Hawaii to

open season

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Serving up a new season at midnight central time, the Minot State volleyball team battled through a five-set marathon Thursday evening in Honolulu, Hawaii, against Chico State (California).

The Beavers (0-1) dropped the first two sets, but managed to fight back to force a fifth set. The lengthy back-and-forth battle allowed MSU setter Mackenzie Froehlich to toss up a career-high 40 assists.

Chico State won by set scores of 26-24, 25-21, 25-27, 19-25, 15-11.

Senior middle hitter Emily Falldorf had 10 kills and eight blocks. At the other end of the spectrum, freshman outside hitter Amarrie Welton shined in her first collegiate game. She played in all five sets and racked up six kills, six blocks and five digs.

Minot State continued its Hawaii season-opening trip with a match against the University of Hawaii Friday evening (10 p.m. central time). The result of that contest wasn’t available at press time.

MSU ends the trip by taking on tournament host Chaminade University at 5:30 p.m. central time this evening (Sept. 7).

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