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Minot High freshman Allie Nelson clears the bar in the Class A high jump. She placed third in the state with a jump of 5-feet, four inches.

Standouts in the field

BISMARCK - The triumph came out of nowhere. Westhope-Newburg's Abbie Jiles put seeding to the wayside, as she outjumped her No. 13 ranking by three and a half inches to win the Class B girls long jump. The unexpected result comes in one of her last competitions in the state of North Dakota, ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark junior Josh Knutson takes the baton from sophomore Tommy Burke in the Class B boys 4x200 relay. DLB-LC won its heat and bolstered the fastest time in the preliminaries (1:30.35).

State track and field: Making it to the finals

BISMARCK - For many the running events on Friday at the state track and field meet, the goal was getting to Saturday. A spot in the finals required a good run in the preliminaries. Here are the local Minot-area athletes who made the cut to racing again today at the Bismarck Community ...

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Minot High’s Gabe Hegstad (6) and Carson Tofteland take off from the start line in the Class A boys 1,600 meter final. Hegstad placed fifth with a time of 4:30.03.

Local teams struggle in long distance running finals

BISMARCK - The mile run and 4x800 relay were the only two running events to have finals on Friday at the state track and field meet in Bismarck. Across Class A, Class B, boys and girls from the Minot-area teams couldn't quite keep up at the longer distances. Minot High senior Gabe Hegstad was ...

MHS softball advances to state qualifier after 7-3 victory against Mandan

JAMESTOWN - The Minot High softball team kept its season alive Friday with a 7-3 victory over Mandan in the West Region Tournament in Jamestown. With the win, the Majettes (25-9) play Bismarck Century in a state qualifier at 11 a.m. today in Jamestown. Minot opened the bottom of the first ...

Bishop Ryan softball falls 5-1 in semis

JAMESTOWN - Runs were at a premium for the Bishop Ryan softball team Friday. The Lions racked up six hits but could only score one run in a 5-1 loss to Bismarck High in the West Region semifinals in Jamestown. Following the defeat, Ryan plays Jamestown in a state qualifier game at 1 p.m. ...

Askvig, Reynolds, Egge advance to individual WDA semifinals

The Minot High girls tennis team will be well represented when the second day of the individual portion of the West Region tennis tournament resumes today at Hammond Park in Minot. In the singles bracket, No. 1 seed and MHS player Raquel Egge advanced to the semifinals after picking up two ...

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Minot High pitcher Creighton Rudolph delivers a pitch to home plate during a West Region baseball tournament game.

Three-run inning plagues Magi baseball

Through four innings, the Minot High baseball team held a 2-1 advantage over Jamestown, but couldn’t close the door in a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays in West Region baseball tournament action Friday at Corbett Field. With the loss, the Magi face Bismarck Legacy in a state qualifier game at ...

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Minot High junior Logan Goheen runs the first leg of the 4x800 relay at the Duane Carlson Invitational held earlier this season in Minot. Goheen holds the fastest seed time for the Class A boys 400-meter run going into the state tournament this weekend.

Local athletes to watch at the state track and field meet

The Class A and Class B, boys and girls state track and field meet gets underway today in Bismarck at the Bismarck Community Bowl. Preliminaries for most of the running events and the finals for the 1,600-meter run and 4x800 relay will take place today, while tomorrow the field events and the ...

Minot High girls tennis rolls to West Region title

The Minot High girls tennis team rolled to the West Region team title Thursday at Hammond Park. The Majettes lost just one individual match in three team matches Friday. Minot’s Raquel Egge lost to Bismarck St. Mary’s Emily Bichler in the No. 1 singles match of the day. The Majettes ...

Late night blast

The sun was setting as the first pitch was thrown between the No. 3-seeded Minot High School baseball team and No. 6-seeded Williston. Pushed back nearly two and a half hours from the scheduled 7 p.m. start time, due to the other West Region tournament first round games going into extra ...

Ryan softball fends off upset-minded Mandan

JAMESTOWN — The first round of a regional tournament for the No. 1 seed is usually a stress-free win. The Bishop Ryan softball team didn’t get that, at least not right away, on Thursday at the West Region tournament. Tied 4-4 after three innings, the top-seeded Lions finally pulled away ...

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Bishop Ryan players celebrate after the final out of the Region 6 baseball championship Tuesday at Corbett Field in Minot. The Lions punched their first ticket to the Class B state tournament since 2013 with a 6-0 win over Velva/Drake-Anamoose/Sawyer.

State bound

The Bishop Ryan baseball team confirmed on Tuesday what it had believed to be true all year: it was the best team in Region 6. After cruising through the regular season en route to locking up a No. 1 seed for the region tournament, the Lions swept their way through the postseason, outscoring ...

Minot High soccer locks up second seed

The Minot High girls soccer team locked up the second seed from the West Region with a 5-0 win over Bismarck Legacy Tuesday night in Bismarck. The Majettes (8-3-2) got a pair of goals from senior Sofia Lewis in the opening half to get off to a fast start. Lewis was assisted by juniors Carly ...

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Bishop Ryan pitcher Eli Stewart delivers a pitch to home plate during the Region 6 baseball tournament semifinals Monday at Corbett Field in Minot.

One win away

The bats were hot, pitcher Eli Stewart was on his game and No. 1-seeded Bishop Ryan used the extra outs No. 2-seeded Velva-Drake/Anamoose-Sawyer gave them to get one step closer to reaching its first state tournament berth since 2013. The Lions defeated the Aggies 7-2 on Monday at Corbett ...

Magi golf captures third straight win, WDA title

WILLISTON — The Minot High School boys golf team concluded the regular season by winning its third straight invite – fifth of the season – at Links of North Dakota on Monday. With the result, Minot High also seized its third consecutive WDA regular season title with a scoring average of ...

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Surrey pitcher Mason Dunn fires a pitch during a loser-out game at the Region 6 baseball tournament Monday at Corbett Field in Minot.

Mustangs muster enough offense to keep season alive

Having both loss earlier in the day, the Surrey-ORCS and Max-Garrison-White Shield baseball teams squared off Monday evening in the Region 6 tournament at Corbett Field with its seasons on the line. At times, it wasn’t pretty. But, Surrey did just enough for a slim 4-3 elimination game ...

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Robby Rosselli (yellow) brings Heat 2 of the IMCA Sports Mods to the green flag Sunday evening at Nodak Speedway in Minot. Rosselli won the heat and placed second in the main feature.

Action packed racing

Rain washed away the debut of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at the Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday night. Their loss was Nodak Speedway’s gain on Sunday, as the central region points leading Ricky Thornton Jr. brought his No. 20rt modified machine into Minot. However, ...

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In the final leg of the boys 4x100, Trenton-Trinity Christian’s Austin Smith (right) leads Stanley’s Wyatt Hanson (left) and Watford City’s Connor Dennis to the line Saturday in Minot.

Run, jump and throw

One lap of 400 meters left Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark runner Mark Medalen hunched over a trash can at the start/finish line. He looked defeated, gasping for air and unable to hold down his breakfast. Yet, this was a moment of triumph. “I’ve been running since I’ve been in ...

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Minot High freshman Brooklyn Casey cuts the ball back away from Bismarck St. Mary’s defender Elizabeth Preszler in a West Region girls soccer game played Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium.

Majettes soccer suffers slim defeat

The Minot High School girls soccer team lost by the minimum, 1-0, to Bismarck St. Mary’s on Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium. The Majettes, currently in second place in the West Region with a 7-4-2 overall record and a 7-4-0 record in the conference, have already locked up a state playoff ...