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Rally falls short

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Stifled by left-handed pitchers Connor Hanson and Ian McDonald, a mercy defeat was looming. While the seemingly evitable outcome was pushed aside, coming back to steal a victory was too far out of reach for the Minot Vistas. Trailing 13-1 to the Bismarck Governors Sunday afternoon in the ...

Thad, Randy Baker travel ND roping together

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Team roping is all about working together to capture and restrain a steer. For father and son duo Randy and Thad Baker, being in sync is in their blood. Growing up in New Town, Thad Baker was constantly around horses and the ranch life thanks to his father, Randy. Thad wasn’t always into ...

Sabre Dogs blow out Big Sticks, increase division lead

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The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, racking up 18 hits on their way to a 16-6 win over the Badlands Big Sticks. EJ Ranel broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a three-run home run to put the Sabre Dogs up 3-0. Justin Glover’s two-run shot ...

Callier, Ranel not enough

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Fresh off a two home run performance the night prior, EJ Ranel was poised for an encore performance Saturday evening against the Badlands Big Sticks at Corbett Field. His league leading 13th home run of the season jolted the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs (32-17) into the lead in the first inning. ...

Blast into the Badlands

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The 410-yardage-marker tucked away in center field at Corbett Field could be classified as no man’s land. Then came along slugger EJ Ranel. Tied at 6-6 in the bottom of the sixth, Ranel sent a missile to the deepest part of the ballpark for his second home run of the game. The ball ...

Action-packed week at the State Fair

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A buzzing energy has been in the air for weeks, but finally the North Dakota State Fair is here. While offering delicious food, carnival rides and a place for people to show off their 4-H projects, the NDSF also boasts an action-packed schedule of events to get the adrenaline pumping. One ...

Laying down the lumber

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A little over two weeks ago, the Bismarck Governors powered past the Minot Vistas, 7-2, in the championship game of an American Legion baseball tournament hosted by the Vistas. The Governors loosened up their bats even more so Tuesday evening at Corbett Field with a 12-3 victory in a ...

MSU’s Franzen nominated for AFCA Good Works Team

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NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Minot State junior Parker Franzen is one of 169 nominees for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team the organization announced on Tuesday. The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has been one of the most esteemed honors in college football for more ...

Summertime switch up

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In pursuit of a high school state championship just two months ago, Kersey Harris, Logan Merck, Calvin Watkins, Alex Burckhard and Chris Sowitch were all wearing white and purple jerseys with the Bishop Ryan baseball team. Head coach Fred Nelson was at the helm, as the Lions fell in the Region ...

KOTTSICK: Souris Valley and Jack Hoeven Wee Links update

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Wow, it’s the middle of July. Minot High School girls golf starts in a little over three weeks. Crazy how the summer is flying by. So, I thought I would share the progress at Souris Valley Golf Course. In spite of the rumors, we are fully functional with 18 holes. Last summer two new ...

Minot swimmer Patrick Malnaa heading to Morningside College

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Former Minot High School swimmer Patrick Malnaa will be joining the Morningside College swimming team next season. Malnaa, a breaststroke and individual medley specialist from Minot, helped the Magicians win the boys swimming & diving state championship last year. It was Minot’s 26th ...

Former Minot youth teammates cross paths again at USA Hockey Camp

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While defenseman Charlie Larsen uses his sturdy 6-foot-2 frame to help protect the net, forward Liam Cox-Smith picks apart defenses with his quick hands and 5-foot-7 physique. In terms of playing styles, Larsen and Cox-Smith are pretty much polar opposites of each other on the ice. Yet, both ...

Pioneers cause more problems

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The Western Nebraska Pioneers, unlike the rest of the Expedition League, have figured out how to tame the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs. For the fourth time in four games played against each other during this inaugural season, the Pioneers (30-12) knocked off the Sabre Dogs (29-13), doing so 16-5 ...

First-inning liftoff

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A full count leadoff walk, back-to-back bombs over the outfield fence, a sharp single and a two-run home run for good measure had the Western Nebraska Pioneers laughing and grinning with a 5-0 lead before the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs could even record an out Friday evening at Corbett Field in ...

MSU men’s basketball earns NABC Academic Honor

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Minot State men’s basketball team received the Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches the organization announced on Wednesday. The Team Academic Excellence Awards, which were created by the NABC Committee on Academics, ...

Locals to compete in the North Dakota Shrine Bowl

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The North Dakota Shrine Bowl, the graduated high school senior All-Star football games played to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, kicks off tonight at Shanley High School in Fargo. The 11-man game is scheduled for 4 p.m. and the 9-man game at 7 p.m. The rosters for the 45th annual ...