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Murphy: He took the lifeline, now Michael Floyd must reward Vikings’ faith

MINNEAPOLIS — Insurance policies are only as valuable as the fine print that underwrites them, and the Vikings pulled out a magnifying glass this week to show how much they are hedging against their underwhelming receiving corps. Rescuing repentant wideout Michael Floyd from purgatory with ...

Minot tennis blanks Dickinson, 9-0

DICKINSON – The Minot High girls tennis team opened a busy three day stretch Thursday with a 9-0 win over Dickinson in West Region action in Dickinson. The Majettes got the win despite being shorthanded. “We played without our No. 1 player in Raquel Egge,” Minot High coach Scott ...

Falling just short

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Minot State got one big hit, but needed one more. The Beavers left 10 runners on including the bases load twice to fall 5-2 to Wayne State College in the first round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Baseball Tournament Wednesday at Dick Putz Field. “We had ...

A bit of redemption

A few weeks ago, the Bishop Ryan softball team swept Minot High School, 4-3 and 14-4, in the regional doubleheader that counted toward the West Region standings. Tuesday evening at the South Hill Softball Complex, the sequel featured a role reversal. The Majettes (19-5) took two ...

Big fourth inning leads Ryan baseball to sweep

Timely hitting and stout pitching led the Bishop Ryan baseball team to a doubleheader sweep over Central McLean Tuesday at Corbett Field. The Lions won the first game 8-2 and took the second 2-0. In Game 1, Central McLean took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning thanks to an RBI ...

‘Loose’ MSU baseball team hopes for success at first-ever NSIC tourney

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball playoffs have arrived, yet Minot State isn’t feeling any pressure. As the Beavers prepare for their first postseason appearance since moving to Division II in 2012, it’s all too easy to remember where MSU has been, ...

Majettes soccer soars past Mandan 5-1

MANDAN — The Minot High School girls soccer team picked up win No. 5 on the season by scoring five goals to top Mandan. The Majettes scored twice in the first half and three times in the second half for the 5-1 road conference victory. Minot eighth grader Lainey Sandberg scored a goal in ...

Commanding the midfield

Being the first one introduced to the spectators at Herb Parker Stadium, Minot High senior Sofia Lewis raced through a tunnel of five highs and then turned around to become the first player the rest of the starters would greet as they took the field. Lewis embraced each encounter with a ...

Dropping the green flag

From International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) Hobby Stock drivers pushing their cars to the limits with smoke coming out of the rear end to a father-son duo finishing 1-2 in the IMCA Sport Mods, the opening night at Nodak Speedway had a little bit of everything. After racing through 13 ...

Gust sets school hammer mark at Ron Masanz Invite

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minot State University junior Tanner Gust broke the school record in the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 168-feet-5, finishing second overall at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Ron Masanz Invitational on Saturday. Gust broke Ade Sobande’s 167-4 mark set in ...

Ready to race

Line them up and drop the green flag. Dirt track racing returns to Nodak Speedway tonight at 6 p.m. After being cooped up all winter, drivers and crews of four featured race classes in the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) – hobby stocks, stock cars, sport mods and modifieds ...

Ryan softball sweeps Century to move into first place

BISMARCK — The Bishop Ryan softball team leapfrogged Bismarck Century for first place in the West Region standings Saturday afternoon with a road sweep of the Patriots, 4-2 and 21-4. The Lions (15-5, 15-5 WDA) collected two region points with an In-Pod sweep to move to 23 points on the ...

Majettes tennis drops first contest, snaps Sheyenne’s streak

BISMARCK — In a battle of two unbeatens at a neutral site in Bismarck, the Minot High School girls tennis team was dealt its first defeat of the season by defending state champions West Fargo Sheyenne, 7-2. Coming into the cross-conference contest, Sheyenne (8-0 overall) hadn’t lost a ...

Hole-in-one recorded at Minot Country Club

Minot resident Todd Telin recorded a hole-in-one Friday at the Minot Country Club. Telin recorded the feat on hole No. 5 with an eight-iron from 16- yards out.

Beaver baseball outlasts UIU, win fifth NSIC series

FAYETTE, Iowa - Minot State University needed 12 innings in Game 2, but the Beavers outlasted Upper Iowa to win the marathon 7-6 and capture its fifth series of the season, sweeping the Peacocks in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball Saturday at Robertson Woods Field. “We had a ...

Hill named to NSIC softball All-Tournament team

Minot State University junior Ashley Hill was named to the 11-player Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Tournament team, the league announced Saturday. Hill had an outstanding tournament helping Minot State to a 2-2 record. She finished with eight hits in 14 at bats and drove in six ...

Headed home

Jamestown senior forward Emily Reiten has become a Majettes killer. Last year, Reiten scored all three of the Blue Jays goals in two games against the Minot High School girls soccer team. Most notably, she scored the lone goal in the 56th minute for a 1-0 victory over Minot at Herb Parker ...

Ryan baseball sweeps Rugby

Another day, another sweep for Bishop Ryan baseball. The Lions found a way to win two non-region contests against Rugby Friday, sweeping the Panthers by scores of 5-1 and 3-2 at Corbett Field. In Game 1, three Ryan players picked up two hits including Joey Zeece, Cole Dauphinais and Chase ...

MHS tennis stays unbeaten

The Minot High School girls tennis team continued its nice start to the season with a 8-1 victory over Jamestown Friday at Hammond Park. With the victory, the Majettes improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in region play. “For the third time in four matches, we were able to win five singles ...