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Majettes stay alive, sweep St. Mary’s in elimination match

This season has been quite the turnaround for the Minot High School volleyball team. Last year, the Majettes didn’t win a single varsity conference match. Now, they are one win away from reaching the state tournament after a straight sets victory (25-23, 25-9, 25-23) over Bismarck St. ...

MSU soccer concludes memorable season with first round defeat

Two weeks ago, the Minot State women’s soccer team was high on adrenaline after capturing the university’s first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular season championship. Friday afternoon on the campus of Central Missouri, the Beavers were left with a completely different ...

MSU football hopes to close season with a victory over U of M

This wasn’t the spot Minot State football coach Tyler Hughes hoped his team would be in entering the season finale against University of Mary. The Beavers sit at 2-8 overall and 1-5 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division. At 1 p.m. today at Herb Parker Stadium, Minot ...

Tauros break in new Pepsi Rink

Minot Minotauros players didn’t need any pre-game pep talk to get excited about Thursday’s game. The Tauros were hosting rival Bismarck in the inaugural game of the new Pepsi Rink at Maysa Arena, a figurative palace compared to the Eck Rink that had been the home of Minot hockey for ...

Hodge: Arena is exactly what Minot needed

The script was almost there for the Minot Minotauros. Trailing Bismarck 3-0 after the first period, the Minotauros nearly rallied to erase the big deficit in the long awaited debut of the Pepsi Rink, but ultimately fell short 5-4. It wasn’t quite the end the 1,463 fans in attendance wanted ...

Slow start dooms debut

All the hype of unveiling a new rink, but it never reached ice level until it was too late for the Minot Minotauros to dig themselves out of the hole they put themselves in after the first period. The Minotauros (11-4-2) surrendered three goals in the first 10 minutes against the Bismarck ...

Three times as Sweet

The Our Redeemer’s Christian School volleyball team should probably be used to this by now. But when the Knights punched a ticket to their third consecutive state volleyball tournament Thursday night, the excitement was as if it was their first trip. The Knights used a team-effort in ...

DLB has state championship in its sights

FARGO — Des Lacs-Burlington is 48 minutes away from its first state championship since 1993. But standing in its way is an opponent in Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm that DLB coach James Johnson says is a complete mystery to his team. “We’re not really familiar with each other,” Johnson said. ...

Majettes volleyball battles, still swept by Bismarck in WDA tournament

Despite putting up a strong-willed fight for the home supporters, No. 5-seeded Minot High (18-21) couldn’t avoid getting swept in the first round of the Western Dakota Association volleyball tournament by No. 4 Bismarck (23-14) by scores of 25-23, 25-21 and 25-22. Minot High, hosting the ...

New Maysa unveiled

After a little more than a year of construction, the new Maysa Arena will be revealed to Minot. Hockey fans in the area will have an opportunity to see the venue for the first time when the Minot Minotauros and rival Bismarck clash at 7 p.m. tonight. “This is a ...

Into the finals

The Rugby Panthers haven’t had a lot of success over the years in the Region 6 volleyball tournament. In fact, the Panthers hadn’t won an opening-round region match, prior to Monday night, since 1996. But now the Panthers are one way away from a trip to the state tournament. Rugby ...

Melton named NSCAA Player of the Week

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Senior forward Chloe Melton was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Women’s Player of the Week on Tuesday. Melton had a record-breaking performance in the first round of the NSIC Tournament scoring the tournament’s first ever hat ...

ORCS advances to third straight Region 6 title match

The Our Redeemer’s Christian School volleyball team advanced to its third straight Class B Region 6 volleyball tournament title match Tuesday night with a three-game sweep of Des Lacs-Burlington. The Knights won 25-14, 25-18 and 25-14. “We came out and got the job done,” ORCS coach ...

Majettes have realistic expectations going into state swimming and diving meet

Two years removed from the program’s 24th state championship in 2014, the Minot High School girls swimming and diving team will have to go through the defending state champions in Bismarck Century to reach a quarter of a century of state dominance. While winning a state title is always ...

From the brink of defeat

The first three matches of the Region 6 volleyball tournament at the Minot Auditorium on Monday were decided in straight sets. The fourth and final game of the day between Velva-Sawyer and Bishop Ryan provided all the action and drama that was missing earlier in the evening. After ...

MSU soccer earns No. 5 seed

For the second straight year, the Minot State women’s soccer team has qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The Beavers (16-2-1) earned an at-large bid as a No. 5 seed in the six-team regional and will face No. 4 Central Central Oklahoma (14-6-1) in the first round at 2 p.m. on Friday in ...

Rugby sweeps its way into region semifinals

The Rugby Panthers have had recent disappointments in the Region 6 volleyball tournament that they would like to forget about. The Panthers took a step forward in erasing the past Monday night with a three-game sweep of Lewis & Clark-Berthold in a quarterfinal match of the region ...

Experience lifts Des Lacs-Burlington to sweep of Towner-Granville-Upham

The Des Lacs-Burlington volleyball team has been in the Class B Region 6 tournament title match the last two seasons. So when the Lakers took to the court Monday afternoon in their region tournament opener at the Minot Municipal Auditorium against Towner-Granville-Upham, they had a decisive ...

Knights surrender two kills in sweep of Bottineau

The Bottineau volleyball team scored the opening point against the Our Redeemer’s Christian School Knights Monday afternoon in the first round of the Region 6 Tournament held at the Minot Auditorium. ORCS responded by scoring the next 25 points to take the first set, 25-1. The Knights, ...

Postseason heats up

The eight-team field that will make up the Class B state tournament to be held later this month in Fargo has yet to be determined. By week’s end, however, volleyball fans will know who the eight teams will be. Locally, the Class B Region 6 tournament begins today at the Minot Municipal ...