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Minot State's softball team finally got the pitching it's been lacking the last few games.The Beavers entered Thursday's Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader against Northern State having lost 11 of their past 12 games, conceding an average of 5.75 runs per game in the ...

DL-B grinds through ‘sloppy’ win over Wildcats

A win is a win, any way you slice it.Such was the case for Des Lacs-Burlington's baseball team Thursday afternoon.The Lakers won for the second time in as many games to start the season, dispatching defending Region 7 champion Lewis & Clark-Parshall by a 13-11 final.But it wasn't ...

Minot High softball has ‘plenty of new faces’

Minot High's softball team has quite a few holes to fill entering this season.And coach Gerald Cederstrom is embracing the challenge."When you're trying to fill five spots in your lineup, you're concerned about everything," he said. "We have to work on our batting. We have to be able to hit the ...

Aggies look to repeat as Region 6 champs

Velva-Drake-Anamoose's baseball team is no stranger to success.Those who've watched the Aggies the past two years don't need to be reminded of that.On the back of consecutive Region 6 titles - both of which led to fourth-place finishes at the Class B state tournament - V-D-A is keen to continue ...

Orioles rally to beat Twins for 3-game sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven sharp innings and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Thursday night for a three-game sweep.Manny Machado and rookie Joey Rickard homered for the Orioles, who trailed 2-0 in the sixth before coming back against Phil Hughes ...

Orioles rally to beat Twins for 3-game sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven sharp innings and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Thursday night for a three-game sweep.Manny Machado and rookie Joey Rickard homered for the Orioles, who trailed 2-0 in the sixth before coming back against Phil Hughes ...

A tale of 2 games

Picture two different baseball games.In one, a team (Minot High) records just one hit. In the other, it racks up eight.Which game did the Magicians win?Common sense and likelihood would indicate that Minot probably had a greater chance at winning Game 1.However, Thursday at Corbett Field, it ...

Minot High splits with Jamestown in season opener

Minot High's softball team enjoyed a near-perfect season opener Friday at South Hill Complex.And then there was the nightcap.The Majettes pounded out 11 hits in a 14-3 win over Jamestown, but proceeded to drop an 8-2 result in West Region play."It's the first time we've seen live pitching," ...

Beavers welcome Wayne State in need of victories

More than 75 percent of Minot State's Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball season has yet to be played, a grand total of 26 games still remaining.Plenty of time, right? Sure.But make no mistake about this weekend.Losing is not an option for the Beavers."We don't need to go out there ...

Tauros lose, Bismarck clinches division title

The Minot Minotauros dropped a 3-1 result at Brookings on Friday night.But even with a win, the Tauros wouldn't have stopped Bismarck from winning the Central Division. The Bobcats handed the Minnesota Magicians their third consecutive loss Friday in Richfield, Minn., securing Bismarck's first ...

On the line

Those competing for their playoff lives are often the most dangerous teams to play, particularly with regular-season campaigns dwindling.Minot Minotauros coach Marty Murray has taught his players as much throughout the course of the year, often warning them of the dangers that "desperate" teams ...

Berthold ready to defend Region 7 title

When a team loses a large amount of its roster to graduation, there's naturally a rebuilding phase.Not in the case of Lewis & Clark-Berthold-Parshall. After losing seven players to graduation, including all-state selections in Austin Lee and Jordan Nelson, the Wildcats are in prime ...

Poitra poised to lead Comets to 3rd straight title

After leading his team to a second consecutive state team title in 2015, it's hard to imagine what Northern Lights senior Dalton Poitra still has to prove.Let him tell you."I feel like I have a lot of unfinished business," he said. "I feel like I have to redeem myself after choking on the ...

Question marks loom for Minot High baseball

Minot High's baseball team must replace five starters from last year's team that rallied in the West Region tournament - as the No. 7 seed - to advance to state.Most notably, the Magicians must replace the meat of their order.Big bats, Grant Larson - who hit a team-best .402 and is currently in ...

Ryan baseball hoping 3rd time is the charm

After finishing runner-up at the Region 6 tournament for a second consecutive year, Bishop Ryan's baseball team is hoping to do one better in 2016.But with a new coach and several fresh faces, it's going to take a collective team effort."Things are going well so far," said Fred Nelson, Ryan's ...

Zac is back

Zac Cunha looks up at the scoreboard during the first quarter of Minot State's Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football opener at Herb Parker Stadium, his pads sitting next to him on the trainer's table.There's 6:51 on the clock, just over eight full minutes into MSU's 2015 ...

Mustangs sweep Beavers

MARSHALL, Minn. Minot State carried a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, but gave up single runs in each of the final two innings and one more in the eighth to fall 4-3 to Southwest Minnesota State in Game 1 and the Mustangs went on to sweep the Beavers in Northern Sun ...

After jittery start, Lions salvage split with Jamestown

Bishop Ryan's softball team certainly had its share of ups and downs during Saturday's season opener at Herb Parker Stadium.And while the day started out slowly with a 19-9 loss to Jamestown, it ended with a bang.The Lions pounded out 11 hits en route to a 13-2 win in the nightcap to secure a ...

One step back

Entering last week's home clash with Bismarck, the Minot Minotauros had their sights set on a division title, knowing they'd likely need to win out to claim the Central's top seed.That plan took a hit Saturday night.The Tauros managed two separate one-goal leads against the Austin Bruins, but ...

Minot’s sled hockey community encouraged by ‘overwhelming’ turnout

Not many knew what to expect for Minot's sled hockey game Sunday afternoon.Either way, it didn't matter."With Dreams in Motion, we always say, whether one kid shows up or 50 kids show up, you make it the time of their lives," said Annette Kaip, president of Dreams in Motion, a non-profit ...