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Four home runs lift Sabre Dogs over Hotshots

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs’ offense came to life in game two against the Hub City Hotshots as they earned a 13-2 win in five innings to split the series with the Hotshots. Before the game was called due to lightning, the Sabre Dogs had hit four home runs on 14 hits. Jarret Whorff pitched ...

First wins slip away

The Minot Vistas had their first wins of the season in sight against the West Fargo Patriots Tuesday evening at Corbett Field. Despite leading 3-1 in the sixth inning in both contests of a doubleheader, the Vistas dropped to 0-4 overall on the season with a nine-inning 5-3 loss in Game 1 and a ...

Playing in the rain

Photos by Alex Eisen/MDN The Minot Metros battled a brief stint of rain and the Williston Oilers in their American Legion baseball home opener Monday evening at Corbett Field. The Metros split the doubleheader. They lost Game 1, 10-8, and bounced back for a 8-7 walk-off win in Game 2. Logan ...

MSU men’s basketball adds four to recruiting class

Kyle Beisch and Aleksa Cucovic have each signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Minot State University and play basketball for the Beavers, while Logan Lamoureux and Jesse Roberts have declared their intent to enroll at Minot State, men’s basketball head coach Matt Murken announced on ...

Hoard hired as Mandan girls hockey coach

Former Minot High School girls hockey assistant coach Stephanie Hoard was hired Monday as the next girls hockey coach for Mandan High School. Hoard will be replacing Matt Strinden, who recently resigned after serving as the Braves head coach the past two years. Hoard had been an assistant ...

Pitching to a state title

A deep breath and a nod of acknowledgement to the batter at hand, the wind up and the release. The throw was just close enough to the outside to keep the batter looking. “Strike!” the home plate umpire called. The Minot High School softball team erupted, as they had just won the state ...

Sabre Dogs drop a 6-2 decision, split series with Sasquatch

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs fell 6-2 in the second game against the Spearfish Sasquatch to split the two-game series. The loss gives Souris Valley a 9-7 overall record in their inaugural season. EJ Ranel and Justin Glover delivered the lone RBIs for the Sabre Dogs. Ranel hit one over the ...

Bittersweet farewell

Haya Dodin wanted to improve. She wanted to make her presence known on the tennis court. After spending hours every day perfecting her game over the long winter months, Dodin was ready to have a breakout sophomore season. “I really just dedicated a lot of my time to the sport because I ...

Sabre Dogs bounce back with win over Sasquatch

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs edged the Spearfish Sasquatch 8-5 in game one of a two-game set, improving the Sabre Dogs to 9-6 overall. Despite falling behind 1-0 in the bottom of the first, the Sabre Dogs came roaring back with eight runs over the course of the first three innings. Spearfish ...

Minot Vistas come close, fall to Fargo Post 2 in home opener

The Minot Vistas made their first appearance at Corbett Field for the summer Friday in a doubleheader against Fargo Post 2. While pitching kept the Vistas in the game, they couldn’t get their bats going and fell in Game 1, 9-5 in eight innings, and Game 2, 6-5. “We gave ourselves a ...

Sabre Dogs drop series to Big Sticks

DICKINSON — The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs dropped a decisive game three against the league-leading Badlands Big Sticks by a final score of 11-3. Badlands got off to a hot start offensively with three runs in the bottom of the first. They continued to pile on the offense and led 8-0 heading ...

Summer baseball heats up

The high school baseball season is over, so now American Legion baseball can begin. The Class AA Minot Vistas and the Class A Minot Metros return to Corbett Field to battle teams from around the state and find out who can best conquer the dog days of summer. The Minot Vistas lost to the Fargo ...

Sabre Dogs rally for walk-off win over Badlands Big Sticks

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs rallied from trailing 3-0 in the third inning to earn a 4-3 walk-off win over the league-leading Badlands Big Sticks. The Sabre Dogs began mounting a comeback in the bottom of the third with a solo home run by Justin Glover. Souris Valley tied the game an inning ...

Above par performance

DICKINSON — Much to Minot High’s dismay, superb golf was on display all across the Heart River Golf Course Wednesday afternoon on Day 2 of the Class A boys golf state tournament. The Magicians closed out their season by putting together another praiseworthy round, but it wasn’t good ...

Sabre Dogs drop game one against Big Sticks

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs dropped a close 6-5 decision in game one against the league-leading Badlands Big Sticks Wednesday at Minot’s Corbett Field. The Sabre Dogs fell down 3-1 early in the top of the third, but claimed the lead with a three-run third inning and led 5-3 entering the ...

Left to chip away

DICKINSON — An above average round for the Minot High School boys golf team on Day 1 of the Class A state tournament was only good enough to crack into the Top 5. The Magicians carded a first round team total of 303 Tuesday afternoon at the Heart River Golf Course in Dickinson. It’s the ...

Sabre Dogs fall to Trappers in Game 2, outslugged 19-13

Despite posting 13 runs on Tuesday, the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs ultimately fell to the Pierre Trappers 19-13 in the finale of a two-game series. The Sabre Dogs got down 3-0 early in the first inning, but after a five-run second inning, Souris Valley led 6-3 heading to the third inning. ...

Sabre Dogs move to 4-0 at Corbett with win over Pierre

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs captured a 14-6 win in their series opener against the Pierre Trappers. With the victory, the Sabre Dogs improve to 7-3 on the season and 4-0 at Corbett Field. Souris Valley fell behind early, surrendering an unearned run in the top of the first. The Sabre Dogs ...

Magi golf seeks an encore performance in state title quest

DICKINSON — Fresh off its best round of the season, the Minot High School boys golf team heads into the Class A state tournament with some swagger. The Magicians carded an impressive 291 to win the West Region tournament with senior Easton Evanoff blazing the Heart River Golf Course with a ...