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Majettes cross country wins WDA Meet, Magi finish seventh

DICKINSON — The Minot High School girls cross country team continued its stellar season, finishing first in at Tuesday’s WDA Championship Meet at Dickinson’s Heart River Golf Course. The boys finished seventh in their respective race.

Majettes

Two Majettes earned top 10 finishes, while eight runners claimed spots in the top 25. Senior Abigail Hoffarth posted Minot’s best time, as her 19:57.51 earned her the ninth spot.

Freshmen Trinity Jessen (20:03.69) and Lily-ana Campbell (20:08.80) finished tenth and twelfth, respectively. Seniors Abbie Wahlund (20:11.86) and Emma Compere (20:21.63) nabbed the No. 14 and No. 15 positions.

“The girls did a great job by running as a pack right away,” Minot head coach Carla Wahlund said. “We have been doing this each day in practice, and it is fun to watch.”

Sophomore MaLiah Burke’s 20:53.79 slotted her in the No. 20 spot, while eighth grader Maicee Burke earned No. 23 with her 20:57.91.

Senior Allie Wahlund’s 21:01.67 clinched the No. 24 position. The Majettes recorded a team score of 60 points.

“They have worked so hard for this,” Carla said. “I am very proud of all of them.”

Magicians

The Magicians posted an average time of 17:27.48 at the meet. Two runners finished in the top 25, while seven earned top 50 finishes.

Senior Kaiden Meyer’s 17:09.55 led the charge, as his time slotted him in the No. 18 position. Fellow senior William Walker-Rozo’s 17:22.16 was good for No. 25.

Freshman William Barrington earned the No. 27 position with his 17:27.81, and senior Noah Jacobs (17:43.63) earned the No. 35 spot.

A pair of sophomores rounded out Minot’s top finishers. Oscar Hultz (17:43.63) and Grant Schaeffer (18:00.65) earned the No. 39 and No. 49 positions, respectively.

Both teams will participate in the state meet on Saturday, Oct. 26. The meet will be held at the Souris Valley Golf Course in Minot.

Magi soccer

falls 3-2, gets eliminated from state tournament

MANDAN — Although the chances were there, the Minot High School boys soccer team could not find a way to defeat Grand Forks Central in Tuesday’s state tournament action. The 3-2 defeat eliminated the Magicians, who finished the season with a 6-9-2 overall record

A fifth-minute own goal set the Magi back, and Knights freshman midfielder Conner Noreen followed up with a goal in the 23rd minute.

Minot junior midfielder Walter Markle and sophomore midfielder Ezra Hagerott responded with first-half goals of their own, but Central senior midfielder William Lawson-Body Jr. scored the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute.

“We fought and clawed today,” Minot head coach Creighton Bachmeier said. “We gave ourselves some real quality chances, but came up short.”

The Knights held a 19-5 total shot advantage and led 5-0 in corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Braden Cochran made 10 saves for the Magi.

Majettes swim

& dive tops

Mandan, 121-62

MANDAN — The Minot High School girls swimming and diving team won nine out of 12 events in a road dual against Mandan on Tuesday. The Majettes swam away with a 121-62 victory.

“We had a pretty good night tonight,” MHS head coach Emily Jensen said. “We haven’t competed for awhile. With the storm we had two meets last weekend that were canceled. It was nice to get in the water again and race.”

A handful of girls shined and secured their spot at the upcoming state meet.

“I was so happy to see some girls get some state qualifying times,” Jensen said. “Brynn Neaumann, Brooklyn Filler and Ava Williamson all qualified for state tonight. Brynn’s IM was great, faster than she’s ever swam so that was awesome. The smile on her face was priceless.”

Iris Jessen also came through with wins in the 50, 500, 200 IM relay and 400 relay. Payton Luzardo secured wins in the 200, butterfly and 200 relay. Allie Elliott took first in the 100 and Bella Price was the best on the diving board.

Jensen had more praise for youngster Ava Williamson, who placed well in the breaststroke (second) and 200 IM (third).

“Ava was brought up at the beginning of the season when she posted qualifying times in the club season,” Jensen said. “High school is just a different ball game, we kept telling her to trust the process and it would come. Her body hasn’t trained like this before so to make the cut in the middle of the season, while her body is tired is great. The 100 breaststroke isn’t an event our team is strong in at this point. This really helps us out. I’m just so pleased that she got it, it will be a confidence booster for her in other races now too.”

On Oct. 29th the Majettes will host Legacy for Senior Night and Future Magi Night.

“I’m so excited for the 29th,” Jensen said. “Our community has been so supportive for the event. We will have free shirts from First International Bank and Trust, chips and queso from Qdoba, gift bags from Target. All middle school aged kids and down will get in free that evening. We’ve been working really hard to make it a successful and fun event for kids interested in seeing a swim meet for the first time, or just coming out to support the Majettes. I’d encourage families to stop by. We’d love to have a lot fans that evening.”

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