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Westhope-Newburg’s Jiles gives credit to others for on-court success

Westhope-Newburg’s Abbie Jiles has been around athletics most of her life. So, it should come as no surprise that the sophomore is finding success on the basketball court. The 5-foot-7 guard recorded her 1,000th career point in a 53-49 win over Stanley on Jan. 13. “It’s kind of ...

Majettes blank Knightriders 2-0 in low-scoring affair

Minot High School girls hockey coach Weylin Wahlstrom would have liked to have seen his Majettes (11-3-0, 9-3-0 N.D. League) finish more of their chances Saturday afternoon against the Grand Forks Knightriders (5-10-1, 4-8-0 N.D. League). But a 2-0 victory is still a win nonetheless. “I ...

Minotauros claw back for 4-3 win over Aberdeen

Going down two goals in the first period isn’t ideal, but the Minot Minotauros (24-10-4) fought back for a second straight night to beat Aberdeen (15-18-3), 4-3, Saturday night at Maysa Arena. “It’s mind boggling how we start out,” Minotauros coach Marty Murray said. “Actually, ...

Beavers can’t find offense in 69-57 loss to Crookston

The defensive effort was there for the Minot State women’s basketball team Saturday. But despite holding Minnesota Crookston to 39.7 percent from the floor, the Beavers couldn’t generate enough offense in a 69-57 loss at the MSU Dome. “I thought our entire effort throughout was ...

Bishop Ryan holds off Hazen late

The Bishop Ryan girls basketball team held a one-point lead, 47-46, with a little over five minutes left in regulation against Hazen Saturday evening at Bishop Ryan High School. The Lions maintained their poise and bunkered down in the closing minutes to pull out a double-digit victory, ...

Magicians win home invite

The Minot High School boys swimming and diving team grabbed its sixth victory of the season Saturday afternoon in front of the home supporters at Minot High School. The Magi scored 568.5 points to top Century (494.5), Mandan (364.5) and five other schools. Minot senior Gerard Brown had the ...

MSU wrestling earns third win

KUTZTOWN, PA. – The Minot State University wrestling team won its third dual of the season on Saturday morning against LIU Post 23-18 after suffering a loss against East Stroudsburg to start the second day at the Kutztown Duals. In the first dual of the day, East Stroudsburg defeated MSU ...

The bigger Beaver

For a moment Friday night, it might have been possible the Minot State men’s basketball team thought it would experience a feeling it knew all too well. The Beavers have seen far too many games they led in the second half slip away from them this season and were in danger of just that ...

Majettes hockey douse Firebirds 7-1 on Senior Night

After seven straight road games, the Minot High School girls hockey team returned home to Maysa Arena Friday evening and celebrated its senior night in style with a 7-1 victory over the Devils Lake Firebirds. “It’s so nice to be at home,” MHS coach Weylin Wahlstrom said. “Just getting ...

Injury-ravaged Beavers can’t take down Bemidji State

Minot State was dealt a difficult hand entering Friday’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball matchup with Bemidji State at the MSU Dome. MSU only had eight players available, as Kristal Flowers, Mariah Payne and Diondra Denton — all mainstays in the Minot State ...

Minotauros brush off early goal for 3-1 win

The Minot Minotauros like to make things hard on themselves. Friday night at Maysa Arena, the Minotauros (23-10-4) conceded a goal moments into the game against the Aberdeen Wings (15-16-3) but came back for a 3-1 victory. On the Wings’ first offensive attack of the night, Carter Roo scored ...

Historic night for DL-B boys basketball

By Daily News Staff sports@minotdailynews.com STANLEY — One night after letting a game slip through their finger tips at Our Redeemer’s Christian School, the Des Lacs-Burlington boys basketball team bounced back in a historic way Friday night. The Lakers got 22 points from senior ...

Bishop Ryan holds off DL-B 49-46

The Bishop Ryan girls basketball team hadn’t been pushed by a District 12 opponent all season. That test finally came Friday night. The Lions got 14 points from Annika Stewart to hold off district rival Des Lacs-Burlington 49-46. The win puts the Lions on the verge of securing the top ...

Rebounding key for ORCS

Rebounding is a basic fundamental of basketball. With the ability to grab a rebound, a team stands a pretty good chance of winning. And such was the case for the Our Redeemer’s Christian School Knights Thursday night. The Knights outrebounded Des Lacs-Burlington 50-20 en route to a 66-61 ...

Pladsen, Demons dismantle the Magi 10-1

Behind the five-goal performance of senior Eric Pladsen, Bismarck High School took a sizable stride in locking down its fifth straight West Region title with a 10-1 statement win over conference second place Minot High School Thursday night in Minot. The Demons (12-3-0, 10-0-0 WDA) remained ...

St. Mary’s rolls by Majettes 62-41

Taylor Gerving was a thorn in the Minot High girls basketball team’s side all night, as the Bismarck St. Mary’s guard racked up 24 points in a 62-41 victory Thursday in Minot. The Majettes shot 10-of-43 from the floor but hit 20 of 23 free throws in the loss. Alli McCoy led MHS with 13 ...

MHS wrestling takes down Mandan

MANDAN — The Minot High wrestling team just keeps on winning. MHS took home another dual victory Thursday night against Mandan, defeating the Braves 37-28. “We didn’t wrestle our best but if you come into an environment like this where the crowd gets into the match, it will probably ...

MSU project delayed

The Herb Parker Stadium renovation project has hit an unexpected snag. In August, Minot State officials declared an air-supported multisport dome surrounding the field would be available for community members beginning in November 2016, yet the facility has not yet been erected. The dome ...

Glass half full

The winning streak grew to 22 straight Tuesday night for the No. 1-ranked Minot High School boys basketball team. The Magicians built an early advantage and held off the Legacy Sabers’ runs for a 72-62 victory at Minot High School. Now halfway through the conference regular season, the ...