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Minot Vistas' Easton Bennett (18) slides into third base ahead of the throw on #Friday against Winnipeg South in the Vistas' first game of the Heilman's Performance Invitational at Corbett Field.

Defense dominant

One inning away from a flawless Day 1 of the Heilman’s Performance Invitational at Corbett Field, Minot Vistas starting pitcher Alex Schimke began his fifth inning of work faced with a Division I outfielder standing in the batter’s box. Landon Badger, a soon-to-be sophomore at South ...

MSU men’s basketball optimistic about 2017 recruiting class

Expecting a senior-laden team for the 2017-2018 season, Minot State men’s basketball coach Matt Murken focused his 2017 recruiting class on prospects he might have the luxury of playing later rather than sooner. “The nice thing about our team next year is we have a lot of guys back, so I ...

Christenson, Hall of Fame members to be honored at Vistas tournament

The Magic City Youth Baseball Hall of Fame night on Saturday, during the Minot Vistas American Legion baseball tournament at Corbett Field, will pay special tribute to the late Clarence “Christy” Christenson and raise money for the “Coach Christy Christenson Scholarship Fund” at Minot ...

MSU men’s basketball hires Greenly as assistant coach

Minot State University head men’s basketball coach Matt Murken announced Monday that the program has added Jordan Greenly as an assistant coach. Greenly is currently pursuing his degree in broadcasting at Minot State. “We are fortunate to add Jordan to our coaching staff,” Murken ...

One more shot: Holly Johnson gets another go-around, this time at MSU

It wasn’t long ago that Holly Johnson was the go-to player on the court for the Minot High School girls basketball team. Yet, after everything Johnson has been through recently, those Majette moments probably seem like a lifetime ago. Well, more Minot memories are on the horizon. Johnson, ...

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Justin Bieber (5) from Fairview, Montana, loses control in turn No. 4 of an IMCA Modifieds heat race on Sunday at Nodak Speedway.

Around they go

At times, Nodak Speedway on Sunday looked more like an ice skating rink than a dirt track. Slipping, sliding and spin-outs couldn’t be avoided, as the drivers of the four weekly racing classes tried to conquer an unforgiving slick track. Finding traction and coming out on top were three ...

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Iowa sophomore Hannah Stewart (21) attacks the rim in a WNIT tournament quarterfinals game against Washington State on March 26. Photo courtesy of Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com.

One minute at a time

When Hannah Stewart first arrived in Iowa City, she found herself in unfamiliar territory. Despite three consecutive state basketball championships at Bishop Ryan High School and all the national recognition that followed, the wide-eyed University of Iowa freshman spent most of her time ...

Mendez first recruit in Kivett softball era

The Minot State University head softball coach Dave Kivett announced his first recruit since being hired this week, signing Laura Mendez to a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Beavers next season. Mendez is a 5-foot-10 right-handed pitcher from Rialto, Calif., who played the past ...

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Various race cars fight for position during the Nodak Speedway races earlier this month in Minot.

Racing recap

Eight race nights down, six more to go at Nodak Speedway for the four weekly featured classes. As the season gets ready to enter Turn 3 and head for the home stretch, here is a recap of what has happened so far and how the point standings currently shake out. IMCA Modifieds Defending track ...

Minot State names Kivett head softball coach

Minot State University Director of Athletics Andy Carter announced Wednesday that Dave Kivett has been named head softball coach, becoming just the seventh head coach in program history. “Dave really impressed those he met with on campus during the interview process,” Carter said. “His ...

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Former UND quarterbackBen Bolinske attempts a pass during a college football practice last year. Photo courtesy of Matt Schill/UND Athletics.

A Magic City homecoming

Minot State football has had interest in Ben Bolinske ever since he was starting to develop as a gunslinging quarterback at Minot High. Following his senior season in high school, Bolinske opted to attend the University of North Dakota instead and try his luck at becoming a Division I ...

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Vistas pitcher Lofton Klabunde releases a pitch to home plate on Tuesday in a North Dakota American Legion baseball game against the Post 400 at Corbett Field in Minot.

Klabunde, Rudolph stifle Trappers in Vistas sweep

Never relinquishing the lead on a picture-perfect summer evening at Corbett Field, the Minot Vistas (6-4) cruised to a somewhat stress free sweep of the Fargo Post 400 Trappers on Tuesday. Barring a seventh inning blast off the scoreboard, Lofton Klabunde pitched a complete game gem in the ...

Minot State Hockey, Metz, Wentz honored by NDAPSSA

A program record 35 wins and a trip to the American College Hockey Association national semifinals has earned the Minot State University men’s hockey team the Non-School Team of the Year award from the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association. The Beavers ...

MSU hockey brings in offensive forward Wowryk

The Minot State University men’s hockey team announced on Tuesday the commitment of forward Adam Wowryk from the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The 5-foot-7, 175 pound Canadian scored 18 goals and collected 41 points in 57 games last season with the Blues and Portage ...

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NDSU sophomore sprinter Karter Gorney, a Minot native, competes in a 200-meter dash earlier this season. Photo courtesy of NDSU athletics.

More than a sprinter

Two years ago, Karter Gorney ended his prep track and field career in style by reclaiming the title of fastest high schooler in North Dakota. It was a fascinating feat that closed one chapter, but galvanized the beginning of his next adventure at North Dakota State. The former Minot High ...

Minot’s Sofia Lewis is named Gatorade Player of the Year

Minot High’s Sofia Lewis was named the 2016-17 Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year in North Dakota on Monday. Lewis, who is committed to play next season at Minot State, scored 11 goals and had five assists this season for Minot. Lewis was also a All-State selection, and closed out ...

Minot man records hole-in-one

Minot resident Darren Olson notched a hole-in-one at the Minot Country Club Monday. He accomplished the feat on hole No. 11 using a seven-iron. Follow the Minot Daily Sports on Twitter @MDN_Sports.