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Magi hockey carries momentum into final weekend in Fargo

A month ago, the Minot High School boys hockey team was dealt a fifth straight defeat in an outdoor exhibition game held in Jamestown by its rival Bismarck Century. The Magicians, with an unpleasant 4-9-0 overall record after a tough first-half schedule, turned their season around in a hurry ...

Nothing to lose for Majettes hockey against defending champs

After fighting to just make the postseason, the Minot High School girls hockey team is now playing with house money. The Majettes (9-13-0) kept their 17-year streak alive of never missing the state tournament with a 5-3 win over Mandan in the final game of the regular season. That earned ...

Doing the dirty work

Regardless of what the Magicians needed, Easton Larson had them covered. The junior center was the heart of one of the Minot High School boys basketball team’s gutsiest wins to date on Tuesday at home against Bismarck Century. Larson could be found patrolling the rim, diving on the floor ...

Panthers use third-quarter surge to down MLS, advance to championship

Trust in the seniors. The District 11 No. 2-seeded Rugby girls basketball team was backed into a corner Tuesday night at halftime of its 48-34 semifinals win over District 12 No. 1-seeded MLS. Outside of senior Anni Stier, who had eight points, the Panthers’ offense had collectively ...

Velva GBB uses 23-0 run to advance to Region 6 title game

The Cinderella story of the Westhope/Newburg girls basketball team was cut short by an emphatic 23-0 run by the Velva Aggies in the semifinals of the Region 6 Tournament. The District 11 No. 1-seeded Aggies (22-2) took care of the upset-minded Westhope/Newburg Sioux (8-16) with a handful of ...

Majettes basketball falls to Century, 79-39

BISMARCK — The Minot High girls basketball team (4-17, 4-16 West Region) fell behind early and never managed to recover Tuesday on the road in a 79-39 loss to Bismarck Century. The Patriots caught fire in the first half, draining seven three-pointers. Three of those triples came from Chloe ...

Rugby GBB knocks off resilient Lions in Region 6 first round

For 26 minutes, the Bishop Ryan girls basketball stuck with the District 11 regular season champions. The Lions’ season slowly slipped away shortly after. Rugby (18-4) got away in the final six minutes for a 50-38 victory over Ryan (9-13) Monday in the first round of the Region 6 Tournament ...

Aggies GBB stifle Bombers for 52-18 win

Every point is earned against the Velva girls basketball team. The District 11 No. 1-seeded Aggies made scoring a struggle for District 12 No. 4 Lewis & Clark-Berthold on Monday in the opening round of the Region 6 girls basketball tournament at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. Velva ...

MLS girls basketball blows past TGU, 61-35

Even an eight-day break couldn’t cool off the Mavericks. Despite not playing since the District 12 championship on Feb. 9, The District 12 No. seeded Mohall Lansford Sherwood girls basketball team showed no signs of rust on Monday against District 11 No. 4 Towner-Granville-Upham in the ...

Sioux pull off shocker

Eighth-grader Ellie Braaten showcased immeasurable composure. Senior Harley Blada didn’t want her high school career to end. The Westhope/Newburg duo provided the spark the District 11 No. 3-seeded Sioux (8-15) needed to stun District 12 No. 2-seeded Des Lacs-Burlington (16-6) Monday night ...

Clash for a state berth

Eight teams, one moves on. The road to the Class B girls basketball state tournament in Grand Forks will be paved with three more wins at the Minot Municipal Auditorium this week. Here is a first round overview of the Region 6 girls basketball tournament that gets underway today in Minot. D12 ...

A perfect ending

FARGO — Flawless. That’s the only way to describe Coy Spooner’s season After posting an unblemished 40-0 record in the regular season, the Des Lacs-Burlington junior finished off his legendary year on Saturday at the Fargodome in the most fitting way possible. Spooner cemented his ...

Rugby’s Zachmeier ends high school career with a state title

FARGO — Riley Zachmeier said it best Saturday at the Fargodome after defeating Carrington’s Lucas Geiszler, 10-1, to claim the 138-pound Class B state title. “You don’t know how good first is unless you take second,” Zachmeier said. Few wrestlers can say that and mean it as much ...

Magi hockey grounds Blue Jays to reach state

The agony from a year ago was all the motivation the Minot High School boys hockey team needed. The Magicians weren’t ready to hang up their skates. With a dominant 7-1 West Region state qualifier victory over No. 4-seeded Jamestown (8-14-1) Saturday afternoon at Maysa Arena, No. 3-seeded ...

The home stretch

FARGO — For 28 wrestlers, the finish line is in sight. The field got cut in half on Friday at the Fargodome, as two wrestlers from each of the 14 weight classes survived their semifinal round to advance to the Class B individual state championship. Here’s a look at some of those local ...

Magi wrestling defeats Century 41-33, takes third at state dual tournament

FARGO — It would have been easy for the Magicians to throw in the towel. The No. 4-seeded Minot High School wrestling team’s hopes of a state dual title came to a screeching halt Friday afternoon. After defeating No. 1-seeded West Fargo on Thursday in the opening round, the Magi seemed ...

Slow start dooms Magi hockey against Century in WDA semifinal

A dozen seconds after the opening puck drop, the Minot High School boys hockey team was already in trouble. No. 2-seeded Bismarck Century (19-2-1) wasn’t playing any games and struck early to take down the No. 3-seeded Magicians (11-11-0) Friday evening in the semifinals of the West ...

Price, Gress represent Majettes at West Region meet

The Gymagic facility in Minot hosted its first West Region Meet Friday with two athletes representing the Minot High School Majettes. Bella Price and Makenna Gress competed for individual honors as the Majettes didn’t have enough athletes to place as a team. Dickinson took home first place ...

MSU women’s basketball survive double OT thriller

CROOKSTON, Minn. — On three separate occasions Friday evening on the road the Minot State women’s basketball team came through in the clutch to eventually knock off Minnesota Crookston, 78-77. First, Kari Clements made a 3-pointer from the right wing off a kick out pass by Madison Wald ...

Send them packing

FARGO — The Magicians came to play. The West Region No. 4-seeded Minot High School wrestling team put the rest of the field on notice Thursday, outlasting East Region No. 1 West Fargo by a score of 31-25 in the opening round of the Class A state dual tournament. Patience proved to be key ...