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For pride and playing time

The scoreboard didn't budge from 0-0 Saturday night at Maysa Arena between the NAHL Minot Minotauros and the USHL Fargo Force. Not because the puck didn't hit the back of the net, but no one was keeping count.While the two North Dakota Junior Hockey squads weren't playing to get a result in the ...

Sweet victory

VELVA - Special teams just have a way of making an impact on a football.Special teams were once again a factor Friday night in the fourth annual Copper Bowl between the Bishop Ryan Lions and the Velva-Sawyer Aggies.Senior Cole Dauphinais, who had scored earlier in the game on a 41-yard run, ...

Sweet victory

VELVA - Special teams just have a way of making an impact on a football.Special teams were once again a factor Friday night in the fourth annual Copper Bowl between the Bishop Ryan Lions and the Velva-Sawyer Aggies.Senior Cole Dauphinais, who had scored earlier in the game on a 41-yard run, ...

Sweet victory

VELVA - Special teams just have a way of making an impact on a football.Special teams were once again a factor Friday night in the fourth annual Copper Bowl between the Bishop Ryan Lions and the Velva-Sawyer Aggies.Senior Cole Dauphinais, who had scored earlier in the game on a 41-yard run, ...

A Cougars comeback

TOWNER - North Prairie senior quarterback Brody Cahill put the team on his back.After going into halftime down 14-0, Cahill scored 18 of North Prairie's points in the second half to carry the Cougars to a 24-22 comeback victory over Region 4 rival Towner-Granville-Upham."Their quarterback, he ...

Win of the Century

Minot has a "running back by committee" thing going this season, and the Magicians put it on display Friday night at the MDU Resources Community Bowl.Seven different backs shared 40 carries and totaled 295 yards as the No. 4-ranked Magicians put a damper on No. 3 Century's homecoming with a ...

Beavers hope to tame No. 15 Cougars

This might be the most confident the Minot State football team has been in a long time.The Beavers are coming off a 20-14 victory over Wayne State College last week and sit at 1-1 two games into the season. It's the first time MSU has reached .500 since Week 2 of the 2013 campaign."That win ...

No. 10 NSU volleyball beats MSU 3-1

The Minot State University volleyball team fell to No. 10 Northern State 3-1 (25-21, 17-25, 9-25, 15-25) Friday evening after doing something for the first time in almost three years.The last time the Beavers won a set against a ranked opponent at home was November 16, 2013 against No. 20 Wayne ...

Lizotte to return to Maysa

Blake Lizotte is returning to Minot.A former Minot Minotauro, Lizotte will scrimmage some of his old teammates as part of the USHL's Fargo Force at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Maysa Arena. The Force and Minotauros will also scrimmage at 2:30 p.m. on Friday in Fargo."I'm looking forward to it," ...

Making the rounds on the Class B beat

We are nearly a month into the fall sports season, and there are a variety of news items in different sports that are worth mentioning.To start off, Class A Region 3 football swings into full gear this week. There is no bigger game in the region than the Bishop Ryan at Velva-Sawyer showdown ...

Valiant effort

It was always going to be a tough match from the opening serve for the Majettes.Bismarck High (8-3, 3-1 Western Dakota Association) jumped out to a two-set lead over Minot High (6-6, 2-3 WDA) Thursday night, but couldn't complete the sweep as MHS improved over the course of the match to take ...

ORCS bounces back with sweep of Glenburn

The Our Redeemer's Christian School volleyball team bounced back from a rare loss Tuesday night with a three-game sweep of Glenburn at Our Redeemer's Christian School.The Knights won 25-8, 25-12, 25-5.Senior Morgan Olson paced ORCS with 20 assists, nine aces, and eight digs. ORCS also got eight ...

Bishop Ryan sweeps Lewis & Clark-Berthold

There was nothing fancy about Bishop Ryan's three-game sweep of Lewis & Clark-Berthold Thursday night at Bishop Ryan.Not even the rain outside could hamper Ryan's workman-like 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 win over the Bombers in a Class B District 12 contest.However, Ryan coach Kaycee Grochow ...

Rivals set to clash

No matter the sport, a contest between rivals is typically viewed as a big game.The Bishop Ryan Lions and Velva-Sawyer Aggies renew their football rivalry this evening in Velva. And this big game has more than just bragging rights at stake.The contest will also serve as the fourth annual Copper ...

Cunha out, Weed in

The Minot State football team will be without its starting quarterback this week and possibly going forward.MSU coach Tyler Hughes confirmed Tuesday backup quarterback Isaiah Weed will start Saturday's game against No. 15 Sioux Falls in place of Cunha - who suffered an injury near halftime last ...

MSU’s O’Keefe wins NSIC player of the week

Senior Karson O'Keefe was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week for his performance at the Bemidji State invitational.Karson won the BSU Invite with rounds of 71 and 73 to finish the event with an even par score of 144. On Day 1 he completed his third-consecutive ...

DL-B rallies from early hole to top Ray in five games

BURLINGTON - Volleyball matches can sometimes be wildly unpredictable.The Ray Jays and Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers played such a match Tuesday night in a Class B matchup in Burlington.Ray, the defending two-time Region 8 champion, showed why it have made it to the state tournament in each of the ...

Hanging up the whistle

After four decades of enforcing the rules, defusing disagreements and inspiring others to follow in his footsteps, referee Jeff Risk is stepping away from the middle of the action on the field and courts at the end of the school year.An icon in the officiating community, Risk is retiring his ...