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MSU’s Goudeau named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State junior Kiante Goudeau has been selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week the conference office announced on Monday. Goudeau helped lead the Beavers to a 23-13 victory over St. Cloud State on Saturday in Minot ...

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The Minot High volleyball team celebrates after a point scored in a match earlier this season.

Taking strides forward

When Sherry Carlson stepped in as the new Minot High School volleyball coach last year, the Majettes were coming off a troublesome two-win conference campaign. Two seasons later, Minot High is a relevant contender in the West Region again by racking up 17 conference wins with Carlson at the ...

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MSU cornerback Kiante Goudeau (13) celebrates after recording a pick-six Saturday in St. Cloud, Minn.

Fun in the snow

St. CLOUD, Minn - A dominating defensive performance, two defensive touchdowns and touchdown celebrations involving snow angels. Saturday’s game had it all for the Minot State football team. For the first time in program history, MSU defeated St. Cloud State, concluding their season with ...

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MSU's Matt Marler (36) sheds a block Saturday.

Learning season in the books for local MSU football players

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Going into the 2017 season, the Minot State football team was pridefully in the influx of local talent they had recruited into the program. From a pair of Division I transfers to the three Bishop Ryan Lions who had played their high school games on the same field at Herb ...

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Minot State's Holly Johnson drives to the lane during a women's college basketball game Friday at the MSU Dome.

MSU women’s basketball captures 26-point win in season opener

Not a single lead change occurred Friday as the Minot State women’s basketball team took on Rocky Mountain State. By the end of the second quarter the lead had extended to seven points, and it only went up from there. The Beavers defeated NAIA opponent Rocky Mountain College 79-53 at the ...

Majettes volleyball season ends with 3-1 loss to Bismarck High

MANDAN - The Minot High School volleyball team came two set wins short of reaching the state tournament for the first time since 2011. The No. 6-seeded Majettes (20-20) fell in four sets to No. 5-seeded Bismarck High (24-16) Saturday in a state qualifier match in Mandan by set scores of ...

Six players in double figures for MSU win

LANCASTER, Texas — Sophomore Trevor Rothstein led a balanced Minot State attack with a career-high 19 points leading the Beavers to an 84-70 victory over Southern Arkansas in the season opener for both teams on Friday in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/ Great American Conference ...

MSU’s Rudolph scores career-high 37 points in win

LANCASTER, Texas — Senior Tyler Rudolph scored a career-high 37 points leading Minot State to a 78-50 victory over Henderson State in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Great American Conference Challenge on Saturday. Rudolph was dominant in surpassing his previous career high of ...

MSU duo place fifth at Bison Open

FARGO – Zach Berry and Briley Crissler each posted a fifth-place finish leading the Minot State wrestling team at the 2017 Bison Open on Saturday in the Scheel’s Center. Berry posted a fifth-place finish in the 157-pound division, while Crissler was fifth in the 197-pound ...

Century wins state swimming

Some high school teams win state championships with a formidable nucleus of blue-chippers, and others win with depth. Normally, the magic formula is a mix of the two. Century, however, leaned heavily toward the blue-chipper model in capturing its third straight girls swimming and diving ...

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Minot High defensive back Kyler Stenberg (20) looks up at the scoreboard after West Fargo players, right, celebrate a touchdown.

Magic runs out

FARGO — An onside kick, three unanswered touchdowns and a state championship slipped away from the Minot High School football team Friday night at Fargodome. West Fargo (12-0) wrapped up a perfect season and captured the program’s first Class 11AAA state championship since 2003 with a ...

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Minot High running back Dylan Danielson (25) is hugged by an assistant coach after Minot High's 56-28 state championship loss Friday at the Fargodome.

EISEN: The agony of defeat, remember the journey

FARGO - For some players, it still hasn’t even sunk in yet. While others are stuck in a constant loop of reliving certain plays over and over again. Losing affects people in different ways. But, whatever the coping mechanism, it all hurts the same. The harsh reality is, nothing can ...

Lopsided third quarter dooms Minot High

FARGO - When Minot High played its season opener against West Fargo on Aug. 25, the Magicians let the game slip away in the third quarter. On Friday, the Magi experienced a severe case of Deja Vu in the Class 11AAA state championship at the Fargodome in Fargo. The Magicians entered ...

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The Our Redeemer’s volleyball team celebrates after the final point of their Region 6 championship Thursday in Minot.

Knighted again

After losing six seniors from last year’s state runner-up team, there were expectations that the Our Redeemer’s volleyball team would take a step back in 2017. The Knights disproved that theory in dramatic fashion throughout the Region 6 tournament, punching their ticket to state for the ...

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Minot High senior lineman Logan Krueger (74) watches as Century quarterback Jakob Olson takes a snap in the state quarterfinals last week in Bismarck.

Magi get second crack at imposing West Fargo for second state title

The Minot High School football season will end the same way it started. Three months after dropping the season opener 36-20 to West Fargo, the Magicians (8-3) face the undefeated Packers (11-0) in a rematch this evening at the Fargodome with a state title on the line. Regardless of the ...

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Minot High senior quarterback Creighton Rudolph prepares to take a snap last week in the state semifinals against Century at the Bismarck MDU Resources Community Bowl.

Unpleasant Dakota Bowl experiences remain helpful for Minot High

There are only a handful of Minot High School football players remaining on the roster that were fortunate enough to get on the field when the Magicians reached back-to-back Dakota Bowl in 2014 and 2015. Yet, those that got that opportunity don’t really like to remember what ...

Rested and ready

Seeded third going into today, the Minot High School girl’s swim and diving team is feeling confident and ready for the state meet in Bismarck. “(At the WDA) we swam really well, we weren’t rested yet and so we were swimming on adrenaline only,” said Majettes head coach Emily Jensen. ...

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Adrianna Wilder signed with U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons Wednesday and posed for a picture at the Magic City Campus Thursday. From left is Wilder’s brother, father, coach Carla Wahlund, Adrianna Wilder and her mother.

Majettes runner Wilder signs with Air Force Academy

As the cross country season came to a close for most, it was only the beginning for Minot High School senior Adrianna Wilder. Wilder signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday to run cross country for the United States Air Force Academy Falcons after graduation. “It started with my ...

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Minot High football coach Barry Holmen (left) gives Magicians senior quarterback Creighton Rudolph (17) the play to run during the Class 11AAA state semifinals last Friday in Bismarck.

Underdog story

Everybody loves the underdog. Nothing quite compares to the uplifting sensation of unexpected greatness to remind everyone that anything is possible. The Minot High School football team is a victory away from feeling that euphoria one more time. Friday night inside the Fargodome against ...

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Minot State wrestler Carlos Toledano, right, tries to take down his opponent during a collegiate wrestling match Wednesday at the MSU Dome.

MSU wrestling defeated in season opener

Briley Crissler defeated Gerardo Jaime 6-0 at 197 pounds and Minot State closed the dual with five victories in the final six matches, but Mary held on for a 21-15 victory over Minot State in the Beavers season opener on Wednesday in the Minot State Dome. Crissler recorded a takedown in the ...