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No. 4 Velva football defends home turf, defeats No. 3 Bishop Ryan

VELVA — As the sky slowly morphed into an extravagant shade of bright gold, the No. 4 Velva Aggies football team found paydirt for the first time. The golden sky and Velva junior running back Gage Florence’s first rushing touchdown of the game against No. 3 Bishop Ryan foreshadowed the ...

Magi football earns first road win of season

DICKINSON — The Minot High School football team used an offensive explosion to defeat Dickinson 48-20 on Friday evening. With the road win, Minot improved to 2-2 (1-1 WDA) on the season. The Magi’s 48 points in the game bested their prior season total (42). Minot scored 20 points in the ...

Minot High girls golf places second in rainy home meet

When the storm came, it didn’t roll through quietly. The Minot High School girls golf team had to brave the elements during its only home meet of the season at Vardon Golf Club on Friday. The Majettes earned a second-place finish, as Bismarck Century claimed the top spot. The meet was ...

MSU soccer suffers slim 1-0 defeat to Moorhead

The goalless drought has carried over into the conference season. The Minot State women’s soccer team has gone four games, or 360 minutes, without scoring a goal to start the season. Minnesota State Moorhead (3-0-1, 1-0 NSIC) took full advantage Friday evening with a 1-0 victory over the ...

No. 24 Sioux Falls volleyball knocks off Minot State

The newly renovated Minot State Dome was put to use for the first time, and senior outside hitter Shelby Spuller put down her 1,000th collegiate kill. All of that fanfare was spoiled by No. 24-ranked Sioux Falls Friday evening, as the undefeated Cougars (9-0, 1-0 NSIC) swept the winless ...

Possible five-peat at stake for MSU football in Battle of the Big Lake

For a third straight week, the Minot State football team gets pitted against a fellow Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference team looking to capture its first elusive victory of the season. The Beavers (0-2) find themselves in the same boat as they travel down to Bismarck for the seventh ...

Magi soccer falls 4-1 to Century in first game at Duane Carlson Stadium

Kam Foley didn’t wait long to make himself feel at home on the new turf. Foley, a junior midfielder for the Minot High School boys soccer team, streaked down the middle of the field and found the back of the net in the first minute of Minot’s game against rival Bismarck Century. “I ...

Magi football prepares for WDA test in Dickinson

When the Minot High School football team squared off against Mandan, the calendar read Friday, Sept. 13. Although that day can be quite frightful, Minot wants to shake off another number — 14. The Magicians have scored 14 points in each of their first three games. Fourteen was good enough ...

Berthold volleyball survives mini scare, sweeps South Prairie

On the verge of a straightforward sweep Thursday evening, the Lewis & Clark/Berthold volleyball team was nearly halted by a freshman. Coming off the bench, South Prairie setter Kaycee Nordstrom served up three straight aces with the Royals facing match point. All of a sudden, South ...

Majettes volleyball no match for Century

BISMARCK — Four-time defending Class A volleyball state champions Bismarck Century (11-2, 5-1 WDA) powered past Minot High (5-8, 2-4 WDA) Thursday evening by set scores of 25-7, 25-12, 25-16. The final score didn’t tell the whole story. “We progressed,” MHS head coach Sherry Carlson ...

Magi tennis falls 6-3 against Bismarck Legacy

The Minot High School boys tennis team dropped a 6-3 match to Bismarck Legacy on Thursday afternoon at Hammond Park. With the loss, Minot moved to 5-7 (2-1 WDA). Jack Wolsky earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory at the No. 3 singles spot, while Cole Murray posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 6 singles. ...

MSU volleyball heads into NSIC play seeking first win

Eight matches down and the Beavers still have a goose egg in the win column. While the 0-8 overall record is off-putting, third-year head coach Dana Cordova wanted to put her team to the test. The Minot State volleyball team wasn’t going to be given any easy wins at the start of the season. ...

Minotauros win season opener at NAHL Showcase

BLAINE, Minn. — A hectic, four-goal first period was how the Minot Minotauros started the 2019-20 season Wednesday evening at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota. Tied at 2-2, Ville Immonen scored the game-winning goal in the middle of the second period to lift the Minotauros to ...

Majettes swim & dive defeats Williston in first home meet of season

The Minot High School swimming and diving rookies sang the national anthem before Tuesday night’s meet against Williston at the Magic City Campus. After hitting the final notes, the young Majettes helped engineer a 110-73 victory over the Coyotes. “Williston is a good team,” Minot ...

MSU soccer suffers third straight defeat to start season

When the final whistle blew, a handful of Minot State women’s soccer players dropped to the turf because of fatigue and frustration. A select few covered their faces to hide tears. A devastating blow. Another discouraging defeat. In a Division II women’s soccer contest between two ...

ORCS volleyball heats up after first set to defeat North Star

Players took turns placing bags of ice on top of their heads during timeouts. Spectators in the stands were using the game program as personal fans. Wiping down the court became a routine stoppage of play. The Our Redeemer’s gymnasium on Tuesday evening felt like a sauna, as two traditional ...

Minot High soccer battles to scoreless stalemate with Legacy

BISMARCK — The Minot High School boys soccer team played their final road match of the regular season on Tuesday night. The conclusion of the arduous six-game stretch away from home ended in a scoreless draw. “Tonight was another great test on the road,” MHS head coach Creighton ...