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VELVA — With their backs against the wall, the Aggies’ killer instinct kicked in. The Velva boys basketball team had been out-hustled and outscored after two quarters of play against the Surrey Mustangs in Friday’s semifinals match of the Velva Invitational Tournament. The Mustangs ...

MSU men drop road affair against Northern State

ABERDEEN, S.D. — The Minot State men’s basketball team didn’t have an answer in slowing down Northern State’s offense. The Wolves (8-2, 4-0 NSIC) nabbed a 85-72 win Friday evening to remain undefeated in conference play and left the Beavers (5-8, 0-4 NSIC) still searching for their ...

Tauros overwhelmed by Aberdeen Wings

After getting shut out by the Central Division leading Aberdeen Wings the night prior, 3-0, the Minot Minotauros were hoping for a better showing Friday evening at Maysa Arena. While the Minotauros at least got on the scoreboard, the final score wasn’t any better as the Aberdeen Wings ...

Underwood stands tall against ORCS for 60-37 win

When Parker Christenson gets the ball down low, it’s best to just get out of the way. The Our Redeemer’s Knights learned that the hard way as the Underwood center put on a show in the paint, scoring 21 points in Friday’s 60-37 win to advance to the championship of the Velva Invitational ...

No cooling off

On a night where building momentum was no small task, the Magicians still found a way. Despite seven of the 14 matches being forfeits, the Minot High wrestling team managed to keep its rhythm at home against Bismarck St. Mary’s for a 60-20 victory. From freshmen wrestlers to savvy ...

Debut win for Bosch and the new-look ORCS Knights

VELVA — Taking over as the third Our Redeemer’s boys basketball head coach in the past three seasons, Brody Bosch guided the Knights to a season-opening win over Nedrose Thursday evening in the first round of the Velva Invitational Tournament. ORCS (1-0) held Nedrose (0-1) to six points ...

Magi swimming and diving overpower, outnumber Legacy in season-opening dual

Just by shear numbers, the Minot High School Magicians defeated Bismarck Legacy in their home and season opening meet Thursday by a score of 146-37. The Magi saw some improvements in the lanes and on the boards with some swimmers branching into events they’ve never swam before. This week, ...

Title defense

After winning the NDHSAA State Championship last season, the Minot High School boys swimming and diving team is eager to begin another season and pick up where they left off with many new faces in the pool. The Magicians find themselves in a unique situation with 27 returning athletes and 27 ...

Surviving the attack

The Aggies had no intentions of letting Matt Dufner and the Glenburn Panthers spoil the party. The Velva boys basketball team narrowly avoided an opening-round loss to Glenburn in its 48th Annual Velva Invitational Tournament on Tuesday. Despite a 21-point performance by Dufner, the host team ...

Magi basketball topples St. Mary’s, 84-60

BISMARCK — After leading Bismarck Saint Mary’s Tuesday on the road by a slim margin of five points at halftime, the Minot High boys basketball team put forth a complete performance in the second half to cruise past the Saints for an 84-60 victory. “It took us a while to adjust and get ...

MSU softball adds six recruits

Minot State head softball coach Dave Kivett announced on Tuesday that Courtney Chatburn, Lauryn DeGuzman, Kilee Fehd, Roxanne Ines, Jazmin Karunungan and Leonora Watson have each signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Minot State University and play softball for the Beavers. “We have ...

Three first period goals lift Majettes hockey over Williston

The Minot High School girls hockey team got somewhat of a morale booster heading into the holiday break. After getting shut out by Fargo Davies on Saturday, the Majettes (3-4-0) topped winless Williston (0-6-0) to get back in the win column Tuesday evening, 4-1, at Maysa Arena. “Goals ...

MARTINEZ: Trusting the process for Minot High athletics

There are certain phrases I hear at nearly every Minot High School sporting event from fans and coaches alike. “You should’ve been here a couple of years back.” “We’re pretty young this year.” “It’s going to be a process.” I was at the Magic City Campus gym on Saturday ...

Meddling in the middle

Twenty-seven games into the NAHL season, the Minot Minotauros find themselves lodged right in the middle of a tight Central Division race with a respectable record of 17-9-1. The Top 4 teams in the division, all of which go on to make the playoffs, are separated by only five points: Aberdeen ...

Share the wealth

Dickinson kept it close for about six minutes before things got ugly. After battling to a 12-12 tie with the Midgets in the opening moments of the first half, the Minot High boys basketball team (2-0,) launched a 17-1 run to blow Dickinson (0-3) out of the water. The Midgets never recovered, ...

SCSU’s Davis takes over late, MSU men unable to keep up

Gage Davis, one of the perennial scorers in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, found his deadly shooting stroke just in time. The St. Cloud State senior went 7-for-11 in the second half for 19 points to put away the Minot State men’s basketball team, 76-69, Saturday evening at the ...

MSU women upended by SCSU on last-second shot

With the game on the line, the Minot State women’s basketball team made two critical mistakes. The Beavers threw away an inbounds pass leading by a point and then gave up an offensive rebound to allow St. Cloud State’s Madelin Dammann to make the game-winning shot with 0.4 seconds ...

Majettes fall to Dickinson in home opener, 56-46

After battling from behind all night, the Majettes had nothing left in the tank for the home stretch. The Minot High School girls basketball team (1-1) fell short of a comeback victory in its home opener against Dickinson on Saturday. Despite trailing almost the entire first half, the ...