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Hometown floor general

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Hanging on the gymnasium wall across the street from the Minot State Dome are the lasting remnants of one of the greatest high school dynasties in North Dakota history. The championship banner for the Bishop Ryan girls basketball team rattles off three straight recent state titles from the ...

Compete level tested

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It had been exactly one month since the Minot High School boys hockey team played a game inside Maysa Arena. Bismarck Century (9-1-0, 6-1-0 West Region) crashed the welcome home party with a 4-1 victory Tuesday evening in Minot. The Magicians (4-7-0, 3-5-0 West Region) didn’t match the ...

Bishop Ryan girls basketball rallies to beat Glenburn, 57-49

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Trailing Glenburn at halftime, it was now or never for the Bishop Ryan girls basketball team. The Lions found themselves in a hole at the midway point of their 57-49 win over the Panthers at home on Tuesday night. Glenburn had enforced its physical brand of basketball for the first two ...

Patriots handle Majettes basketball, 77-39

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The Minot High girls basketball team (3-7) fell behind early and wasn’t able to rally against Bismarck Century (12-0) at home on Tuesday, falling to the Patriots, 77-39. Trailing 46-11 at halftime, the Majettes managed to keep pace in the second half but failed to gain any ground due in ...

Busy Knights

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South Prairie didn’t make it easy on the Knights. After playing three games in the past four days, the Our Redeemer’s boys basketball team (4-6, 2-0 District 12) found itself searching for one last burst of energy on Monday. The Knights had spend three quarters fending off a resilient ...

Short-handed No. 10 Ryan rides past the Mustangs

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Alex Eisen/MDN Bishop Ryan sophomore Jaxon Feller (23) starts a fast break while being pursued by Surrey sophomore Cole Horner (22) in a District 12 boys basketball game played Monday evening at Ryan. The Lions won X-X despite only having three players on their bench due to a class trip.

MHS hockey notebook: Choppy, learning campaigns

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Getting above the .500 mark has been a challenge for both the Minot High School boys and girls hockey teams this season. Entering the back half of the 2018-19 regular season, the Magicians (4-6-0, 3-4-0 WDA) and the Majettes (6-7-0, 4-7-0 N.D. League) have yet to bolster a winning record at ...

Out of the Wilderness

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The mini mid-season slump for the Minot Minotauros was halted with a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Wilderness Saturday evening at Maysa Arena. Minot (19-16-1) had lost four straight games and seven out of its last eight before topping the Wilderness (20-14-1). The Minotauros rallied Saturday ...

Bishop Ryan records season-high 88 points, defeats Bottineau

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There are no bystanders on the Bishop Ryan boys basketball team. From primary scorers to role players, the Lions (8-2) got production out of just about everyone that touched the ball in Saturday’s home game against Bottineau (6-4). Five Ryan players surpassed double-digit points as the team ...

Lions close out Bottineau for 56-45 win

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With the finish line in sight, the Lions made one last push. The Bishop Ryan girls basketball team (3-8) found itself in a nail biter during its 56-45 win over Bottineau (2-9) on Saturday at home. After three and a half quarters of battling, the Lions were clinging to a slim 40-38 lead with ...

MSU wrestling falls to Moorhead in home opener

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Close defeats equaled a disappointing home opener for the Minot State wrestling team. The Beavers (0-6, 0-4 NSIC) suffered a 24-13 loss Saturday afternoon at the hands of Minnesota State Moorhead (2-5, 2-1 NSIC). “I’m really not happy with how we competed tonight,” MSU head coach Evan ...

Magi basketball topples Bismarck Legacy, 71-48

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BISMARCK — The Minot High boys basketball team (7-2) had little trouble on the road Saturday, lighting up the Bismarck Legacy Sabers (7-3) in a wire-to-wire 71-48 win. “Our kids played really well,” MHS head coach Dean Winczewski said. “We were consistent in making it difficult for ...

Tough tandem to stop

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The opening night of district play across the region and the Lions’ dynamic duo struck again. Senior guards Ben Bohl and Mason Hedberg guided the No. 9-ranked Bishop Ryan boys basketball team to a 62-38 victory Friday evening against Des Lacs-Burlington at the Minot Auditorium. Bohl and ...

Magi flex their depth in a 71-39 win over Williston

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Head coach Dean Winczewski challenged his team’s role players to come through with some more production. That challenge was met. The Minot High School boys basketball team (6-2) pieced together one of its more impressive wins of the season Friday night, blowing out Williston (1-10) at home ...

Minotauros drop nail biter to Wilderness, 5-4

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The Minot Minotauros (18-16-1) came up on the short end of the stick on Friday at home, falling by a score of 5-4 to the Minnesota Wilderness (20-13-1). Minot looked to be in control early on thanks to a goal by Joseph Harguindeguy and another by Fritz Belisle, giving the Minotauros a 2-0 ...

Minot High swimming & diving takes another win in Williston

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WILLISTON — Another trip to Williston, another win in the books for the Minot High School swimming and diving team. The Magicians took down the Coyotes in a dual, 135-51, Friday at the Williston Area Rec Center. Dominic Yoder won both of his individual events of the evening in the 100-yard ...

MSU women fall to St. Cloud State on the road

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The first half was a roller coaster. The second half was more stabilized and allowed St. Cloud State to sneak away for a 67-60 victory over the Minot State women’s basketball team. The Beavers (6-9, 1-8 NSIC) won the first quarter, 18-7, only to give their lead away by ...