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Dickinson, Williston still alive for state

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Dickinson and Williston earned at least one more chance to play with loser-out wins Friday.

The fifth-seeded Midgets (18-20) kept their season alive by downing No. 8 Mandan 25-15, 25-14, 22-25, 21-25, 15-9 in loser-out play in the JHS gym.

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Dickinson was well in control after two sets, but Mandan gutted out the next two to send it to five.

The Midgets were paced by Sierra Rohr’s 15 kills and three blocks. Sydney Gangl and Keely Hutchins each added 10 kills for Dickinson, which plays in a state-qualifier at 1 p.m.

Mandan, which received 10 kills from Rachelle Harr, ended its season at 11-27.

Williston 3, Minot 1

Seeded seventh, Williston extended its season with a hard-fought 27-25, 25-21, 21-25, 26-24 win over No. 6 Minot.

Williston’s Shelby Njos and Katie Nice had 11 and 10 kills, respectively, as the Coyotes improved to 9-22. They play at 3 p.m. for a trip to the Class A state tournament.

Minot (14-22) was paced by senior Ashley Gathman, who had 37 assists and 17 digs. Jayden Moum led the Majettes in kills with 15.

Loser-out

Dickinson 3, Mandan 2

Mandan 15 14 25 25 9

Dickinson 25 25 22 21 15

Mandan: Kills, Rachelle Harr 10, Miranda Lowman 9. Assists, Madysen Zander 32. Aces, Sara Aune 3. Blocks, Hannah Hanson 2. Digs, Aune 26, Alison Froelich 13.

Dickinson: Kills, Sierra Rohr 15, Sydney Gangl 10, Keely Hutchins 10. Assists, Madison Schobinger 32. Aces, Hutchins 2, Mackee Hoffmann 2. Blocks, Meryl Kovacs 4, Hutchins 2, Rohr 3. Digs, Hoffmann 26, Hutchins 19, Schobinger 12.

Records: Mandan 11-27, Dickinson 18-20.

Williston 3, Minot 1

Williston  27 25 21 26

Minot  25 21 25 24

Williston: Kills, Shelby Njos 11, Katie Nice 10, Emily Lysne 8. Assists, Cayli Slette 18, Kyleigh Cotton 17. Aces, Hannah Kitzan 3. Blocks, Lysne 2. Digs, Njos 25, Kitzan 16, Slette 13.

Minot: Kills, Jayden Moum 15, Kaitlyn Stenberg 10, Jerrica Hanson 7. Assists, Ashley Gathman 37. Aces, Melana Lennon 2, Brooke Suko 2. Blocks, Hanson 2. Digs, Gathman 17, Trista Jackson 17.

Records: Williston 9-22, Minot 14-22.

Sun sportswriter Chris   Aarhus can be reached at  (702) 952-8462 or caarhus@jamestownsun.com

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