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Minot High football faces imposing No. 4 Legacy on homecoming

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Spirit days, pep rally, parade, dance, King and Queen. The annual routine of homecoming culminates on the gridiron with alumna flocking back to their old stomping ground in hopes of witnessing a one-sided drubbing, or a victory at the very least. A blowout doesn’t seem very likely tonight ...

Enns overtime winner gives Tauros first win

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BLAINE, Minn. — Minot native Colby Enns delivered on an end-to-end rush in overtime to give the Minot Minotauros their first win of the season Thursday over the Coulee Region Chill, 4-3, on the second day of the NAHL Showcase. The Minotauros fell behind 3-0 after the second period. Coulee ...

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North Prairie running back Gabe Leonard (23) runs through a tackle during a high school football game last season.

Sustaining success

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After losing several key seniors that helped the North Prairie football team go 21-2 the last two seasons, some community members had their doubts this year’s team could repeat their success this year. Yet, that’s exactly what North Prairie has done this season. The Cougars are off to a ...

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Minot State quarterback Zac Cunha (16) throws a pass during a college football game on Sept. 9 at Herb Parker Stadium in Minot.

MSU football focused on learning to win close games

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The last two games have been eerily similar for the Minot State football team. In a home contest against Augustana University and a road game with Southwest Minnesota State, the Beavers had a 20-14 lead heading into halftime. Yet, they were shut out both times in the second half and ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington senior setter and outside hitter Caitlyn Vogel (10) throws both arms up in the arm after scoring a point Thursday in a match against Bishop Ryan in Minot.

Own worst enemy

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The Bishop Ryan volleyball team was without its setter Thursday and it showed. An injury to junior Sealy Rovig had Ryan’s offense out of sync and the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers took advantage with a four-set road victory by set scores of 22-25, 25-15, 25-13, 25-18. Attack errors by the ...

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Minot High senior Abbie Jarmin (15) and Kali Askvig (right) celebrate after a point scored Tuesday in a West Region match against Williston at Minot High School.

Contested sweep

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The action on the volleyball court featured Minot High and Williston. But, over on the sidelines, it was a clash between Majettes head coach Sherry Carlson and her former assistant, first-year Coyotes’ coach Rachael Hansana. Hansana’s familiarity with the Minot High program gave Williston ...

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Minot State's Emily Falldorf (12) goes for a kill during a college volleyball game Tuesday at the MSU Dome in Minot.

Beavers fall in four sets to UMary

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The Minot State volleyball team battled the University of Mary in a mid-week Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match Tuesday at the MSU Dome and fell 3-1. Set scores were 24-26, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16. The loss drops the Beavers to 3-8 (0-3 NSIC) on the season while the Marauders ...

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Our Redeemer’s Karolynn Winger (3) goes for a kill while Des Lacs-Burlington’s Kyley Lauf (11) and Alyea Casavant (4) try for a block during a high school girls volleyball game Tuesday in Minot. ORCS won the match 3-0.

Knights sweep Lakers

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Garrick Hodge/MDN Our Redeemer’s Karolynn Winger (3) goes for a kill while Des Lacs-Burlington’s Kyley Lauf (11) and Alyea Casavant (4) try for a block during a high school girls volleyball game Tuesday in Minot. ORCS won the match 3-0.

Majettes golf takes fifth at Mandan Invite

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MANDAN — Weather derailed the Minot High School girls golf team Tuesday at the Mandan Invite, as the Majettes posted their worst team score of the season to finish mid-pack with a fifth place. At the top, Bismarck St. Mary’s got back to its winning ways. The Saints, after placing third at ...

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Fargo Force’s Ryan Savage (14) skates past the stick check of Minotauros’ Peter Johnson (6) Sunday at Maysa Arena in Minot.

Minotauros scrimmage Fargo Force to conclude preseason

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Ready or not, the North American Hockey League (NAHL) regular season is right around the corner. The Minot Minotauros wrapped up its four-game preseason slant Sunday afternoon with a pair of back-to-back controlled scrimmages against the Fargo Force from the higher tier United States Hockey ...

Augustana edges MSU soccer 1-0

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Minot State women’s soccer team fell 1-0 to Augustana on Sunday afternoon at Morstad Field. The Beavers are now 2-3-1 (1-2-0 NSIC), while the Vikings improve to 3-1-2 (2-0-1 NSIC). Augustana’s Claire Dahm scored the lone goal of the match off a pass from Katie ...

Minot State's Austin Kilian (81) fights for the puck during a college hockey game Saturday at Maysa Arena in Minot.

Clean sweep

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Minot State hockey team Wade Regier prefers his team to be challenged early in the season. With a team that has national championship aspirations like MSU, Regier said the No. 3 Beavers can only benefit from playing quality opponents such as No. 14 Oklahoma University. Yet, the Sooners ...

EISEN: Dissecting the Class A, Region 3 football standings

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Wiping away the raindrops from my glasses, I wanted to make sure I could see the conclusion to this classic. After trailing 7-0 for three quarters last Friday night against regional rivals Bishop Ryan, the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers composed two touchdown drives in the unsavory elements to ...

Magi soccer smacks Mandan 7-0

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MANDAN — The Minot High boys soccer team picked up its third consecutive shutout Saturday in a 7-0 convincing road win over Mandan. The West Region leading Magicians (7-3-1, 6-0-1 WDA) prevented the Braves (2-7-1, 2-5-1 WDA) from even taking a shot in the contest, as they outshot Mandan ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington quarterback Dante Gunville (10) prepares to take a snap in the first half against Bishop Ryan on Friday. The Lakers came from behind to beat the Lions, 14-7.

Rainy, gutsy comeback

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DES LACS - Drenched from the constant outpouring of rain in the second half, Des Lacs-Burlington’s sophomore quarterback rolled out to his right and scanned the field. He could have tucked the ball and ran, but instead he put faith in his arm. On a Friday night when running the football ...

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Surrey's Cody Fuchs (blue) collides with two Parshall/White Shield defenders before he dives into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game Friday in Surrey.

Worlds collide in Surrey

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Alex Eisen/MDN Surrey's Cody Fuchs (blue) collides with two Parshall/White Shield defenders before he dives into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game Friday in Surrey.

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Minot State freshman Lucas Butts (24) tries to drag down Southwest Minnesota State's Bailey Oslon (8) in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football game played Saturday evening in Marshall, Minnesota. SMSU beat Minot State 28-20.

MSU football comes up short against SMSU

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MARSHALL – It came down to the final play of the game and the last few ticks remaining on the clock, but a couple of key defensive stops and a touchdown run from the Southwest Minnesota State University football team proved to be the difference as the Mustangs defeated the Minot State ...

Beavers hope to limit potent SMSU offense

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A week after dropping a tightly contested contest to Augustana on its home turf, the Minot State football team now faces the challenge of containing a high-scoring Southwest Minnesota State team on the road. Kickoff is 6 p.m. in Marshall, Minn. “Having been there the last two years as ...