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Light in a dark tunnel

If success in high school sports is measured by how many state championships you win, then Creighton Rudolph walks out as a near dropout. The recent Minot High School graduate — who was a dual-threat quarterback, a crafty wrestler and a versatile catcher behind the plate for the Magicians ...

The go around at Nodak

A pack of IMCA Hobby Stock cars go through the first two corners in a main feature race Sunday evening at Nodak Speedway. Racing results can be found on page B2. Alex Eisen/MDN

EISEN: Letting it sink in, Minot High softball state champions

Walking into the Minot High School gymnasium on March 28, there was this aura of optimism and anxiousness to get outside and finally start the 2018 softball season. The Majettes were coming off the program’s first state tournament appearance since 2009 and had this newly turfed field at ...

Sabre Dogs sweep Hotshots at home

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs completed a series sweep of the Hub City Hotshots with a 9-3 win in front of a record crowd at Corbett Field on Saturday. The Sabre Dogs put up three runs in the bottom of the first inning, including the first home run in franchise history: a two-run shot off the ...

Minot knocks off Dickinson for first state softball title

FARGO — Minot was the No. 4 seed out of the West Region for the North Dakota Class A softball tournament. The Majettes had to face a Dickinson team in Saturday’s state championship game that had lost two games out of 29 this season and beaten Minot all four times the two matched up. ...

Late surge carries Ryan softball to third

Alex Eisen/MDN Bishop Ryan senior McKinlee Harmon (7) heads toward her teammates at home plate after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The Lions scored 11 runs across the sixth and seventh innings to beat Thompson, 17-7, in the Class B softball state tournament third-place game.

Minot’s Dodin, Egge finish top five at tennis state tournament

GRAND FORKS — After an amazing regular season, West region championships and a state championship, the Minot High girls tennis team finished their season Saturday. The NDHSAA Individual State tournaments finished. “Today capped off one of the best seasons Minot High Tennis has had in ...

Majettes soccer takes home fifth at state tournament

BISMARCK — After a soiled first round, Majettes head coach Matt Pfau said he and the team wanted to end the season on a high note. Just two more wins for the team to finish their 2018 season at two losses and a fifth place state finish. Going head-to-head with Bismarck St. Mary’s for the ...

Minot to meet Dickinson in Class A state softball finals

FARGO — Minot had watched Bismarck Century’s Maddi Grad slice its eight-run lead into two. Grad had just hit her second three-run homer with no outs in the bottom of the seventh the other Class A semifinal game. The Magicians had rolled throughout the game and all that separated them ...

Lions caged: Central Cass stops Ryan softball in the state semis

JAMESTOWN — All season long it was state championship or bust for head coach Alec Grothe and his Bishop Ryan softball team. Expectations weren’t met Friday evening in Jamestown, as the West Region No. 2-seeded Lions bowed out in their state title quest with a 10-5 loss to East Region No. ...

Park River-Fordville-Lankin, Thompson advance to Class B title game

JAMESTOWN — Park River-Fordville-Lankin hitters flexed their muscles Friday, June 1, during the first inning of the North Dakota Class B state baseball tournament semifinals. The Aggies blasted two home runs over Jack Brown Stadium’s right-field fence en route to a 9-2 victory against ...

Raymond RBI sends Red River to first Class A state baseball title game

FARGO — Will Raymond cracked what prove to be the game-winning RBI single in the seventh inning as Grand Forks Red River beat Minot 5-4 in their North Dakota Class A state baseball semifinal game Friday, June 1, at Newman Outdoor Field. Raymond’s single helped send the Roughriders to ...

Majettes soccer rolls past Century in consolation semis

BISMARCK — A night and day difference between Thursday and Friday lifted the Minot High girls soccer team (13-2-1) over Bismarck Century in the consolation semifinal round of the NDHSAA State Tournament. The Majettes won Friday 3-0 to earn their place in the fifth-place game. “It was a ...

Down go the champs

JAMESTOWN - Two-time defending Class B champions against the Class A separatists. An intriguing narrative that lived up to the hype Thursday in the first round of Class B state softball tournament at the Lyle “Trapper” Lawrence Field in Jamestown. Despite trailing 3-0 after the third ...

Extra sweet finish

JAMESTOWN — Sitting on the left field bleachers a year ago at Lyle “Trapper” Lawrence Field in Jamestown, the Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark Lakers were devastated following a 9-3 loss to Central Cass in the Class B softball state semifinals. That feeling fueled another state ...

Hermanson nearly flawless to carry DLBLC softball to semis

JAMESTOWN — A dropped third strike and a base hit, that’s all Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark sophomore starting pitcher Erica Hermanson gave up in seven innings of work against Northern Cass in the first round of the Class B State Softball Tournament. Hermanson’s 15-strikeout, ...

Majettes tennis captures team state title

GRAND FORKS — With a fighting spirit and a true team effort, the Minot High girls tennis team captured the team state title Thursday against West Fargo Sheyenne, winning 3-2. What typically has been an Eastern Dakota Conference dominated state tournament, the Majettes broke the cycle and ...