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Powering past the past

Everything fell into place for the Minot High School boys' soccer program last season, until they reached the postseason.MHS went unbeaten in the Western Dakota Association (11-0-1) for the first time in program history to capture its fourth region championship. However, its high hopes of ...

DL-B volleyball will focus on other strengths in 2016

While there is no hiding the fact the Des Lacs-Burlington volleyball team will miss not having its best two players on the court from last season on the court, the Lakers are going to make the most of what could be a preview of things to come in the near future."I think we will be successful," ...

Speed over size for TGU

TOWNER - Towner-Granville-Upham probably isn't going to overpower any nine-man football teams with size in the 2016 season.But if Friday nights turn into a track meet, TGU thinks it can compete with anyone."Speed is our strong suit," senior running back Caleb Cross said. "We need to keep moving ...

New season, same goal for North Prairie

ROLLA - The North Prairie football team has new leadership, but the same goal from last season: win a state championship.After serving as the offensive coordinator last season, Pat Wilkes is North Prairie's new leader, replacing former head coach Terry Motl. Wilkes -- who still plans on ...

New era of football begins at Surrey

SURREY - The Surrey football team has had its fair share of struggles over the years.But as the Mustangs kick off the 2016 season Friday night, a new era will officially begin.Mark Kennedy, who coached at Lewis & Clark-Berthold last season, takes over the helm of the Surrey program from ...

Brazilian police say Lochte, U.S. swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and the intoxicated athletes instead vandalized a gas station bathroom and were questioned by armed guards before they paid for the damage and ...

Feeding off momentum

Entering the 2015 season, there were a lot of uncertainties about the Bishop Ryan volleyball team.A year later and a third-place finish in the Region 6 tournament, expectations are high for the Lions as the 2016 season approaches."It was huge," Bishop Ryan coach Kaycee Grochow said of her ...

Ryan football home opener moved

By Daily News Staffsports@minotdailynews.comThe Bishop Ryan football team's home opener on Aug. 26 will have a different venue.Ryan was originally scheduled to play Rugby at 7 p.m. at Herb Parker stadium, but the location needed to be change due to the ongoing construction of an air-supported ...

Beaver volleyball hopes to take step in right direction

Minot State volleyball coach Ben Kaszeta isn't sugarcoating anything.Kaszeta, entering his second year in charge of the Beavers, knows there's a tremendous amount of work to do to rebuild a program that went 3-24 in the 2015 season and 0-20 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play."We're ...

MSU soccer picked fourth in NSIC poll

The Minot State women's soccer team keeps earning respect from Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference coaches.The Beavers were picked to finish fourth in the NSIC preseason coaches poll released Wednesday, finishing with 181 points. Augustana was tabbed as the league favorite with 215 points, ...

Fueled by fire

A 40-win season in high school volleyball is one that should be considered a successful one.Still, as the Our Redeemer's Christian School volleyball team settled for fourth place at last season's Class B state tournament at the Minot State Dome, there was a sense of disappointment among those ...

An outsider’s take on nine-man football

It still seems strange high school football is returning shortly.Not that anybody is really complaining.Eleven-man football will have to wait its turn until next week to kick off, but various North Dakota nine-man football teams begin their 2016 season on Friday.Speaking of nine-man football, I ...

Middle of the night, under the lights

Per NCAA rules, Monday marked the first day Division II soccer programs could begin practice.Minot State wasn't interested in wasting a second of valuable practice time.At exactly 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, the Beavers started their 2016 campaign with their fourth annual Midnight Madness ...

Righting the ship

Newly appointed head coach Sherry Carlson and the Majettes are both eager to return winning volleyball back to Minot.Carlson, a 1975 Minot High School graduate, returns to the sidelines after stepping down as the longtime coach of the Our Redeemer's Christian School volleyball program after the ...

Living life full throttle

Never in my lifetime could I have imagined being inside a souped-up Oldsmobile on the Magic City International Dragstrip (MCID) in Minot, where-is-that North Dakota.Lined up on the starting line Saturday afternoon after a flashy burnout by my chauffeur, Josh Wright, my heart was pounding as the ...

Picking the brain of a former MLB star

Picking the brain of a former professional athlete can be incredibly fascinating.You hear stories you've never heard before, and quite likely would never hear from anyone else. You also hear opinions and insight that you've never quite considered before.Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jack ...

Giving back to baseball

WILLISTON Every young baseball player has a dream of playing Major League Baseball.For those players participating in the 2016 13- to 15-year-old Babe Ruth World Series starting today in Williston, that dream came close to reality.Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jack Morris spoke to the ...

MHS girls golf finishes second

DUNSEITH -The Minot High School girls golf team fought to a second-place finish in its first meet of the season at the Turtle Mountain Invite on Friday.Minot shot 351 as a team, one stroke behind Mandan (350). Individually, Evie Reynolds finished fourth, shooting an 83. Mandan's Megan Broeckel ...