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Rugby pulls away in second half to upend DLB in the first round, 58-42

In a showdown between junior sharpshooters Jaden Hamilton and Dante Gunville, the supporting cast behind Hamilton was enough to carry the Rugby boys basketball team to the Region 6 tournament semifinals. The District 11 No. 1-seeded Rugby Panthers (19-3) outscored District 12 No. 4-seeded Des ...

Minot State softball sweeps weekend with a four-run rally, one-hitter

Two outs away from being held hitless, freshman catcher Alina Gonzalez dropped in a shallow fly ball to center field. The Beavers’ lone hit of the contest didn’t amount to anything, except ruined the no-hitter bid for Dickinson State pitcher Jaya Allen. The bloop single wasn’t even ...

Minot Magicians repeat as swimming and diving state champions

BISMARCK — The time had come. The entire season boiled down to this moment for the Minot High School swimming and diving Magicians. It was time to leave everything they had in the water. With more depth than anyone could have wished for, Minot painted the podiums in maroon and gold ...

One shot short

GRAND FORKS – After coming out to a sluggish start, Kindred put on the burners. The Rugby girls basketball team had history in its sights on Saturday as it faced Kindred in the Class B state championship with hopes of winning its first-ever state title. But those hopes fell just short of ...

Magi basketball suffers heartbreaker in season-ending loss to Legacy, 72-68

BISMARCK — With their backs against the wall, the Magicians went down as a team. The No. 5-seeded Minot High School boys basketball team’s season came to an end on Saturday at the hands of No. 6-seeded Bismarck Legacy in the state qualifier round of the WDA tournament at the Bismarck ...

Two mercy-rule wins for Minot State softball

Plenty of runs were being scored, but the Beavers weren’t really aware of how many. With the scoreboard in right field turned off and a hardly visible whiteboard behind home plate being used to keep track of the score, the Minot State softball team just played with no distractions. “We ...

A few tricks short

BISMARCK — The Magicians fell short of a statement victory on Friday, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. The No. 5-seeded Minot High boys basketball team proved to be a handful for No. 1-seeded Jamestown in the semifinals of the West Region tournament, as the Magi gave the Blue Jays a ...

Minotauros extend playoff cushion with 8-2 win over Wilderness

Looking to distance themselves from the ongoing Central Division battle to just make the NAHL playoffs, the Minot Minotauros (29-19-1) comfortable took down the Minnesota Wilderness (23-20-5) Friday evening at Maysa Arena. With a dominating 8-2 victory, the Tauros moved into second place in ...

Magi swimming & diving cleans up at state prelims

UPDATE: A previous version of this article included incorrect times and placings. This has been corrected. BISMARCK - There's going to be a lot of maroon and gold at the state finals today. The Minot High boys swimming & diving team made its presence known on Friday in the preliminary ...

Second-half swagger

BISMARCK — Thursday’s game couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start for Alex Schimke. But that wasn’t going to stop him. Just five minutes into No. 5-seeded Minot High’s West Region first round match against No. 4-seeded Bismarck Century, the senior guard reached in to try and steal ...

Top-ranked Kidder County stunned by Rugby, 47-39

GRAND FORKS — Unranked Rugby cruised to a big first-quarter lead, increased it by halftime and held on late to beat top-ranked and unbeaten Kidder County, 47-39, in the first round of the state Class B girls basketball tournament Thursday, at Betty Engelstad Arena. By all appearances, it ...

Minot High returns four veteran divers to state meet

A few seconds after the diver enters the water, the crowd and teammates huddled close to the pool silently anticipating the diver’s return to the surface. Breaking through the water sound barrier, the diver is met with applause after a near-perfect dive and a round of high-fives from ...

MSU baseball begins 2019 campaign at CSU-Pueblo

There may be snow on the ground in Minot, but the defending NSIC baseball regular reason champions open their 2019 season at Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday and Saturday in Pueblo, Colo. The Beavers and ThunderWolves begin with a doubleheader on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and the series finale on ...

Gearing up

Now they count. The quarterfinals of the West Region boys basketball tournament is set to begin today in Bismarck, and with that comes a clean slate for all eight competing teams. Among that group is the Minot High School boys basketball team. The No. 5-seeded Magicians (14-7) enter the ...

MSU women fall to Winona State to end season

WINONA, Minn. — Accustomed to playing in close games all season, the Minot State women’s basketball team had the Winona State Warriors right where it wanted them with just under six minutes to play. A layup by Calli Delsman - her final basket before fouling out with 14 points - had put ...

Go big or go home

After the Minot State men’s basketball team started the conference season with a 2-9 record and the women went one loss worse at 2-10, it was apparent that both programs had fallen into holes too deep to climb out and weren’t going to be able to host a postseason game this season. Despite ...

Majettes basketball head coach Bernie Wasser resigns

Minot High School girls basketball head coach Bernie Wasser announced his resignation on Tuesday, signaling the end of a five-year coaching stretch with the Majettes. “It was a decision that was tough to make,” Wasser said. “The main reason I resigned was due to personal and ...

MSU’s Gadbois, McGee reach podium at NSIC Indoor Championships

MANKATO, Minn. – Sophomores Dante Gadbois and Abby McGee led the Minot State indoor track and field team on the second day of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships with podium finishes on Saturday in Mankato, Minn. U-Mary took home the team title on the women’s side ...