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Last fall, construction work began at Herb Parker Stadium to put a bubble cover in place protecting the playing surface from the winter elements.

MSU project delayed

The Herb Parker Stadium renovation project has hit an unexpected snag. In August, Minot State officials declared an air-supported multisport dome surrounding the field would be available for community members beginning in November 2016, yet the facility has not yet been erected. The dome ...

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Minot High senior Justin Engg posts up his Legacy defender while senior guard KyJuan Johnson (1) holds the ball in a West Region game played Tuesday night at Minot High School.

Glass half full

The winning streak grew to 22 straight Tuesday night for the No. 1-ranked Minot High School boys basketball team. The Magicians built an early advantage and held off the Legacy Sabers’ runs for a 72-62 victory at Minot High School. Now halfway through the conference regular season, the ...

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Majettes guard Alli McCoy (14) passes the ball Tuesday evening in a West Region game against Bismarck Legacy at Minot High School.

Majettes suffer ninth straight defeat in loss to the Sabers

It’s been a rough season for the Minot High School girls basketball team. Tuesday evening, the Majettes (1-11, 1-8 Western Dakota Association) fell for the ninth straight time as Bismarck Legacy (8-4, 8-1 WDA) picked up 73-31 victory at Minot High School. Minot’s average margin of ...

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Minot's Kyler Stenberg (20) takes a face off against Bismarck Century Tuesday at Maysa Arena.

Magi earn 4-3 shootout victory over Century

This wasn’t the way the Minot High boys hockey team wanted to get a four-game win streak, but the Magi will certainly take it. MHS gave up a 3-0 lead, including a game-tying goal with 26 seconds left in regulation, but bounced back to beat Bismarck Century 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday at Maysa ...

MSU football coaching search down to three finalists

Minot State is one step closer to hiring its next football coach. MSU Director of Athletics Andrew Carter has narrowed a list of 95 applicants to replace former coach Tyler Hughes down to three, with on-campus interviews with each scheduled for next week. Each on-campus interview is open to ...

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Minot Minotauros forward Zack Bross (9) looks to move the puck while attacking while Minot State's Carey Morrison (20) defends during an exhibition game Monday at Maysa Arena.

Crosstown thriller

Monday night wasn’t a playoff game at Maysa Arena. It was only an exhibition game, in fact. But the Minot Minotauros and Minot State hockey team sure made it seem like a Game 7. Despite being outshot 52-25, the Minotauros defeated their arena neighbors 5-4 in a shootout ...

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Minotauros forward Austin Dollimer (12) skates up ice in an NAHL game played against the Aberdeen Wings earlier this season in Minot.

Take two in Maysa showdown

The second installment in the Battle of the Maysa didn’t pan out after the first attempt in early December was postponed due to weather. The second take of the second annual exhibition match between the Minot Minotauros (22-10-4) and the Minot State University men’s hockey team (19-2-1) is ...

MSU drops close dual at Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — It came down to the final match up at the Minot State University wrestling dual against Jamestown. With the score tied 19-19, Jamestown wrestler William Parks pinned Bryce Broome to win the dual for UJ. MSU was given a 6-0 lead to start the match as the Jimmies forfeited the ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington senior Drew Pearson (14) catches his breath in a Class B boys basketball game against Lewis & Clark-Berthold played Friday in Burlington.

Commitment to the court

For most athletes, basketball is a way of spending time during the winter months. For Des Lacs-Burlington senior Drew Pearson, however, it’s much more. The 5-foot-11 guard has pretty much dedicated his life around the sport. “Usually when I’m not playing I’m usually watching ...

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Minot's Zack Bross (9) looks for a shot while Bismarck's Michael Mahan (26) defends him during a junior league hockey game Saturday at Maysa Arena.

Minotauros frustrated in 2-1 OT loss to Bismarck

Playing their third game in as many days, the Minot Minotauros dropped the rubber match in a three-game series with Bismarck on Saturday, falling 2-1 in overtime at Maysa Arena. But it wasn’t without controversy. The Bismarck bench erupted when Matej Murin put home a rebound off Minot ...

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Minot State right winger Craig Fournier (12) wins a puck battle behind the goal against Colorado's Erik Kardash (27) in an ACHA game played Saturday night at Maysa Arena.

No. 1 Beavers hockey ignites after surrendering an early goal

The puck had just dropped and half a minute later it was in the back of Minot State’s net. Maysa Arena went silent, but the No. 9-ranked Colorado Buffaloes had only aggravated the No. 1-ranked Beavers. MSU (19-2-1) regrouped from giving up the early goal to rout Colorado, 8-3, Saturday ...

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Ryan senior Eli Stewart (11) avoids contact while taking a fadeaway shot Saturday against Bottineau in Minot.

Bishop Ryan boys emerge with 58-41 win

The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team made short work of Bottineau Saturday, earning a 58-41 win at home. Anthony Vetter had 17 points to lead Bishop Ryan, while Michael Sorenson scored 11 points to lead Bottineau. The Lions are back in action against Glenburn at 7:15 p.m. Monday on the ...

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Minot High senior MacKinzy MacIver skates with the puck against Dickinson High at the West River Ice Center on Saturday.

Minot girls dominate Dickinson 7-3

By PARKER COTTON The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — After squeaking out a 2-1 win at Williston on Thursday, the Minot girls hockey team found a little more offensive success on Saturday. Triggered by two late first-period goals, the Majettes roared to a 7-3 victory over Dickinson High ...

Big 3s lift Minot State men

ST. PAUL, Minn. (– Minot State University knocked down two huge 3-pointers in the final 1:07 to hold off Concordia-St. Paul 74-70 for a key Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference road win Saturday at the Gengelhoff Center. The Beavers (8-10 overall, 4-8 NSIC) led 67-66 with just 1:07 to ...

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Minot State forward Brett McNevin (21) prepares to fire a shot during a college hockey game on Friday at Maysa Arena.

Rust knocked off

For the first 17 minutes of Friday’s ranked matchup with No. 9 Colorado, the No. 1 Minot State men’s hockey team looked like it hadn’t played in more than a month. But the Beavers quickly woke up from their slow start and outshot the Buffaloes 35-22 en route to earning a 4-1 victory at ...

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DL-B junior Joshua Knutson (21) squares up his defender in a Class B boys basketball game played Friday night in Burlington. The Lakers won 77-57.

Ramping up the pressure

BURLINGTON — It was a one-point game after the first quarter Friday night of a District 12 clash between the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers (6-2, 4-0 Region 6) and the Lewis & Clark-Berthold Bombers (5-3, 0-1 Region 6) in Burlington. Then the Lakers’ defense took over and kicked ...

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Minot State's Brandon Green (3) pulls down a rebound during an NSIC men's college basketball game on Friday in Mankato, Minn.

Mavericks’ big second half run dooms MSU men

MANKATO, Minn. — Minot State hit a 35-footer at the halftime buzzer, taking advantage of poor time management by Minnesota State, to lead 34-33. The Mavericks had trailed for most of the first half but battled back to lead. That kind of flukish end to the first half could have spilled over ...

Scherber, Mavericks too much for MSU women

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota State’s Britney Scherber will eventually score the 1,000th point of her career. It could even happen tonight. But on Friday, the senior point guard was more concerned with helping her team get a much-needed victory. "It's not something I think about," Scherber ...