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Century moves past MHS volleyball

BISMARCK — Despite taking the first set, the Minot High volleyball team couldn’t find a way to close out Bismarck Century Tuesday, falling 3-1 in Bismarck. Set scores were 16-25, 25-14, 25-11, 25-21. “We played really well the first and fourth sets of the match,” MHS coach Sherry ...

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Minot State's Johl Swedlo (74) and the rest of the Minot State hockey team celebrate after Swedlo a goal at the ACHA national championships last March in Columbus, Ohio.

New year, same expectations

Wade Regier has never been shy about setting lofty expectations for the Minot State hockey team. With 21 of 27 players returning on a team that lost in the American Collegiate Hockey Association national semifinals last year, Regier has his eyes set on capturing the program’s second ...

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Minot State senior Gabrielle Kwiatek (13) attempts a shot in front of Fort Hays State defender Paige Utterback (5) and MSU teammate Sydnee Canales (10) on Sunday at Herb Parker Stadium.

Goal drought

After 110 minutes of women’s soccer at Herb Parker Stadium, the scoreboard remained the same as when the game first started Sunday between Minot State and No. 17-ranked Fort Hays State. Unable to knock the ball into the back of the net, the nonconference contest played out to a 0-0 draw ...

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Minot State wide receiver Lavante Bushnell (14) shakes off a tackle during a college football game Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium in Minot.

Dam still under construction

This is a game Minot State will want back. After taking a 20-14 lead into halftime, the MSU football team committed two costly turnovers in the second half and were outscored 14-0, eventually falling to Augustana University 28-20 Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium. “It sucks to lose,” ...

Magi soccer falls 1-0 to Shanley/Oak Grove

FARGO — The Minot High School boys soccer team held its own against three-time state runner-up Shanley/Oak Grove, but came a goal short Saturday in Fargo. The 1-0 non-conference defeat dropped the Magicians to 4-3-1 overall. “The match was incredibly even,” MHS coach Creighton ...

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Minot High’s Kyler Stenberg (20) returns a punt during a high school football game Friday at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot.

Running rampant

In a highly anticipated early season clash between two powerhouse football programs, the West Region conference opener for both Minot High and Bismarck High produced another Demons’ victory at Duane Carlson Stadium, 35-14. Four touchdowns by Bismarck High senior running back Jalen Sprecher ...

MHS girls cross country continuing to develop

The Minot High girls cross country team came into this season with a “young and hungry group of girls constantly striving for improvement,” according to MHS coach Carla Wahlund. Coming off of two invitational wins, Wahlund said she’s encouraged by what she’s seen. The team is young ...

Minot State linebacker Matt Marler (36) makes a tackle during the Beavers season opener at Concordia St. Paul on Sept. 1 in St. Paul, Minn. 

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No hard feelings for Aldrich as Beavers take on Augie in home opener

For the first time since his departure from Augustana University in 2012, Minot State football coach Mike Aldrich will get a shot at taking down at his former team as a head coach. Aldrich and the Beavers face the Vikings in MSU’s home opener at 1 p.m. today at Herb Parker ...

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Minot State's Haley Berryman (18) controls the ball during a college soccer game Friday at Herb Parker Stadium in Minot.

MSU drops heartbreaker to Emporia State

For most of the night Friday, the Minot State women’s soccer team’s defense was stout against Emporia State. Yet, Emporia State found a way to score the lone goal of the night in a 1-0 overtime victory at Herb Parker Stadium. The goal came at the 93:35 mark, as Emporia State’s ...

Foltz medalist at the Century Invite, Majettes third

BISMARCK — Minot High senior Marley Foltz captured the first individual win for the Majettes golf team this season on Friday at the Century Invite. Foltz shot a 75 at the Tom O’Leary Golf Course to top St. Mary’s Tonya Dvorak (76) and Century’s Leah Herbel (77). “Marley (Foltz) ...

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Minot wideout Peyton Lamoureux takes a handoff during last year’s playoff game against Bismarck.

Fighting past Demons

Gathered around in the post-game huddle with head coach Barry Holmen delivering his closing remarks for the 2016 season, the Minot High football team could overhear the celebrations taking place on the other side of their field. A berth in the state championship for a third consecutive year ...

MHS boys cross country team making strides

Two meets into the season, the Minot High cross country team is relying on it’s youth to grow. “It’s a different crew from last year,” MHS coach Aaron Klingbeil said. Since last year’s seniors have come and gone, a lot of guys have had to step up for the Magi. As it stands, ...

MHS tennis gets first conference win

JAMESTOWN — The Minot High boys tennis team started its conference season opener on the right foot with a 6-3 victory over Jamestown Thursday on the road. “We got a nice road win at Jamestown to begin conference play. I don’t think we played our best tennis, but it was a great team ...

MSU VB to Play in Max and Erma’s Classic

The Minot State volleyball team travels to Aberdeen, S.D. this weekend to play in the Max and Erma’s Classic hosted by Northern State. The Beavers will face Minnesota Crookston on Friday at 10 a.m. and Minnesota State on Friday at 2:30 p.m., followed by two matches on Saturday against No. ...

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Minotauros forward Alex Adams (8) fights for position near the net during a junior league hockey game.

Reloading for another run

Minot Minotauros coach Marty Murray remembers the disappointment of last year’s North American Hockey League playoffs all too well. The Tauros were coming off a Central Division championship and a 38-14-4 record, yet fell to Aberdeen three games to one in the first round of the playoffs. ...

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Minot High seniors Rylee Terrel (1) and Elise Klein (4) celebrate after scoring a point Tuesday in a match again Mandan. The Majettes lost in five sets.

Going the distance

A week after dropping a five-set marathon match in the conference opener to Bismarck St. Mary’s, the Minot High School volleyball team endure another heartbreaking loss in its home opener Tuesday against Mandan. After trading the first four sets, Minot (3-7, 0-3 West Region) dropped the ...