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Minot High senior Gannon Miller takes a breath during his 100-yard butterfly, Friday at Magic City Campus. Miller finished second with a time of 1:00.21.

MHS swim wins double dual

The Minot High swim team made a splash Friday, winning almost every single event swam and then some. At least one to two Magicians were present in the top three of each event, some swimming their best times of the year. Minot High defeated Jamestown 140-46 and Grand Forks 143-43 at Magic City ...

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Minot High forwards O'Malley Eslinger (left) and Carson Abrahamson (right) celebrate after Abrahamson scores her first goal as a Majette in a girls hockey game played Friday against Devils Lake.

Domination in pink: Majettes soar past Firebirds 10-5

Donning pink jerseys Friday evening to raise awareness for breast cancer and support community member Lisa Haskins, the Minot High School girls hockey team unleashed a goal scoring barrage to capture a 10-5 victory over Devils Lake at Maysa Arena. It’s the first time this season that the ...

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Minotauros forward Sam Fuss (28) slides on the ice after getting tripped in a NAHL game Friday evening against the Austin Bruins.

Tauros tumble in overtime

In their first home game since Dec. 30, 2017, the Minot Minotauros (15-14-6) dropped a 4-3 overtime loss to the Austin Bruins (20-10-5) Friday evening at Maysa Arena. The NAHL leader in points, Travis Kothenbeutel, scored the overtime winner for the Bruins. Minot’s Rykr Cole scored the ...

MHS gymnastics takes second in Mandan

MANDAN — The Minot High School gymnastics team produced a runner-up finish Friday evening in the Starstruck Invite held in Mandan. The Majettes scored 135.200 points, losing out to Bismarck High with 141.600 points, but beating Legacy (133.750), hosts Mandan (126.075) and Century ...

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Minot sophomore Corey Hooker II, top, goes for the cradle pin against Mandan's Trevin Yeoman, Thursday in a dual at Minot High.

MHS wrestling rebounds

Coming off of a loss to Bismarck High, the Minot High wrestlers were back with a vengeance Thursday as they faced Mandan at home. The Magi rose victorious, 49-21, collecting a total of five pins on the night. The 132-pounders started the night with a match between Minot’s Brody Armstrong ...

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Bismarck High huddles up after junior Chase Fuhrman (27) scores the Demons' first goal Thursday evening against Minot High at Maysa Arena.

Magi’s scoring slump continues in shutout loss to Demons

Undefeated when lighting the lamp first, netting the first goal between rivals Minot High and Bismarck High was critical. The seizing momentum early scoring trend held up once again Thursday evening at Maysa Arena. In their third meeting of the season, Bismarck High struck first and ...

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Minot High’s Alex Schimke (25) pulls up for a jump shot during a boys high school basketball game Thursday at the Minot Municipal Auditorium.

MHS boys stifle Legacy 62-47

Minot High boys basketball coach Dean Winczewski couldn’t stop praising his team’s defensive performance Thursday night. A week after dropping a heartbreaker to Mandan, the Magi held Legacy to 38.8 percent from the field in a 62-47 win at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. “We went out ...

MSU MBB tasked with road contents against Bemidji, Crookston

The Minot State men's basketball team will face a pair of stiff challenges this weekend as it returns to the road for Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contests at Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston. Minot State will open the weekend at Bemidji State on Friday (Jan. 19) at 8 p.m. and ...

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Minot High’s Gwen Mathews (24) drives to the basket during a girls high school basketball game Tuesday in Minot.

Down go the champs

Tuesday might have been the Minot High girls basketball team’s best victory of the season, but it wasn’t without tense moments. A dominating start and a 17-point second half lead quickly dwindled to two late in the game, but the Majettes made enough key plays down the stretch to escape ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington's Sara Bonn (center) looks for the pass Tuesday in a game at Our Redeemer's.

Lakers outshoot Knights, win 71-49

Superior shooting gave the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers the edge over the Our Redeemer’s Knights Tuesday. The Knights fell 71-49 to the Lakers. The Lakers were in complete control from tipoff, scoring the game’s first basket and never relinquishing the lead. They saw three straight ...

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Century junior Kirklan Irey (10) and Minot senior Logan Braaten (right) overtop of Magi junior goaltender Odin Nelson in a West Region boys hockey game played Tuesday night at Maysa Arena.

High-powered Patriots push past Magi hockey 5-1

There is a reason why the Bismarck Century boys hockey team is undefeated in the West Region and, for the second time this season, the outmatched Magicians found out why. The relentless Patriots (11-2-0, 7-0-0 WDA) took control with a 3-0 lead after the first period and maintained a comfy ...

MSU MBB just outside of latest Top 25 rankings

As the wins continue to pile up for the Minot State men’s basketball team there is a similar rise in the national attention being garnered by the Beavers, which is reflected in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Top 25 Poll released on Tuesday. Although the ...

Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates after the NFC Divisional Playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings stay up late to watch replays of Diggs’ miraculous catch

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Many Vikings players stayed up until the wee hours of Monday morning watching replays of Sunday’s miraculous playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints. So, what was on tap the day after the big game? Watching game film at Winter Park, of course. The Vikings ...

MSU’s Rudolph named Player of the Week

BURNSIVLLE, Minn. — Minot State’s Tyler Rudolph captured his fifth Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week honor the league office announced on Monday. Rudolph secured the award after leading the Beavers to home victories over Minnesota State and ...

Minot High rewind: Road trips unkind

This past weekend four Minot High School varsity teams traveled to compete, and three of them ended up with frustrating trips back home after being dealt a defeat. Here are recaps of those contests that were played on Friday or Saturday away from the Magic City. Boys basketball The Class ...

Sublet, Will lead MSU wrestling at Tyler Plummer Classic

DICKINSON — Jered Sublet and Jordan Will each finished third in their respective weight classifications highlighting the Minot State performances at the Tyler Plummer Classic at Dickinson State. Sublet placed third in the 141-pound division and Will was third at 285 pounds. Sublet posted ...

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Minot State's Tyler Rudolph (24) drives to the basket during a men's college basketball game Saturday at the MSU Dome.

Sweet 16

Normally, when a Minot State athletic program reaches a new milestone in its Division II history, the athletic department makes sure to tell anyone who will listen. There’s multiple social media posts and countless applause from administrators and boosters, regardless of how big or small ...

Minot State's Diondra Denton (44) puts up a shot during a women's college basketball game Saturday at the MSU Dome. 

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MSU women rebound with a 57-53 win over CSP

There was a pretty somber tone in the Minot State women’s basketball team’s locker room Friday night. The Beavers had just suffered arguably their worst loss of the season against a team that, on paper, at least, they shouldn’t lose to by double digits. MSU responded by completely ...

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Dylan Johnson (center) celebrates after scoring the Beavers fifth goal Saturday evening against Arizona State at Maysa Arena.

MSU hockey doubles down on the Sun Devils

For the second time in consecutive days, the No. 2-ranked Minot State men’s hockey team dismantled the No. 24-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. A hat trick from Dylan Gejdos and a 77-17 shot on goal discrepancy powered the Beavers (23-2-1) to a lopsided 10-2 victory Saturday evening at Maysa ...

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Minot High senior Blake Nelson (36) loses a faceoff to Fargo Davies senior Griffin Hart (8) in a boys hockey game played Saturday afternoon at Maysa Arena.

Buchholz’s hat trick lifts undefeated Eagles over Magi hockey

Forcing the action and being at the right place at the right time, Fargo Davies senior forward Jay Buchholz scored a goal in every period to lead the Eagles to a 4-1 road victory over the Minot High School boys hockey team Saturday afternoon at Maysa Arena. The Magicians (6-7-1, 5-2-0 West ...