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Minot High senior Alli McCoy signs a National Letter of Intent to the University of Mary with coach Melissa Solper (left) and her parents Charlene and Tom McCoy (standing) in attendance.

Majettes sprinter McCoy signs with U-Mary

Minot High School senior Alli McCoy signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday evening to join the University of Mary women’s track and field team for the next school year. “I choose U-Mary because I really enjoyed the staff and athletes there,” McCoy said. “I felt U-Mary was a ...

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Rugby outside hitter Maria Blessum (4) goes for a kill during the Region 6 volleyball tournament Tuesday in Minot.

Rugby advances to Region 6 finals

It wasn’t without adversity-filled moments, but the Rugby volleyball team found a way to advance to its second straight Region 6 championship Tuesday at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. The Panthers took down Des Lacs-Burlington 3-1 in the semifinals, with set scores being 27-25, 18-25, ...

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ORCS outside hitter Ryleigh Popinga (8) leaps in the air while attempting to record a block during the Region 6 volleyball tournament Tuesday in Minot.

ORCS vaults into Region 6 championship with 3-1 win over L&C

It wasn’t the usual dominating win the Our Redeemer’s volleyball team has grown used to, but the Knights will take it anyway. ORCS punched its ticket to the Region 6 championship Tuesday after taking down Lewis & Clark Berthold in the semifinals, 3-1. Set scores were 25-10, 19-25, ...

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The Minot High School championship cheer team practice their stunts Tuesday at Central Campus. The team could potentially earn their fifth straight state title on Saturday.

MHS cheer squad to compete for fifth state title Saturday

The Minot High football team isn’t the only Minot team competing for a state championship this weekend. MHS’ cheer team will be heading off to state as well to compete for what could be their fifth straight fall win for the squad on Saturday in Fargo. The cheer team is tirelessly ...

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Lewis & Clark junior Corina Pabian (8) goes up for an attack Monday in a first-round Region 6 volleyball match against Bottineau at the Minot Municipal Auditorium.

Bombers blast into semis

In a repeat of what happened two years ago, the District 12 No. 3-seeded Lewis & Clark Bombers knocked off the District 11 No. 2-seeded Bottineau Stars in the first round of the Region 6 tournament at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. The Bombers (25-13) produced the only upset in the first ...

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Rugby’s Madison Uhlenkamp (11) and Sara Stier (2) jump in the air for a block during a Region 6 volleyball game Monday in Minot.

Rugby volleyball takes down Bishop Ryan 3-0

Rugby volleyball was boosted by fast starts in its first two sets Monday, allowing the Panthers to start the Region 6 volleyball tournament in dominating fashion with a 3-0 sweep over Bishop Ryan at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. Set scores were 25-21, 25-16 and 25-14. “We came into ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington senior Caitlyn Vogel (10) attacks the ball Monday in the Region 6 tournament held at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. Vogel had a match-high 24 kills to collect her 1,000th career kill.

Vogel downs 1,000th career kill in DLB’s contested sweep of Velva

Des Lacs-Burlington senior Caitlyn Vogel didn’t think today was going to be the day. Needing 23 kills to cross over the 1,000-career kill plateau, Vogel shocked herself by putting down 24 kills in a 3-0 sweep over Velva in the first round of the Region 6 volleyball tournament Monday at the ...

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ORCS sophomore middle hitter Annie Folden (12) goes for a kill during a high school girls volleyball Monday in Minot.

Knights extend region volleyball set winning streak to 30, beat TGU 3-0

Not many things are guaranteed in life, but counting on the Our Redeemer’s volleyball team to roll through the Region 6 tournament continues to be a surefire bet. After sweeping their way through the District 12 tournament, the Knights continued their postseason dominance with a 3-0 sweep ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington sophomore Sara Bonn (9) attacks the ball in the District 12 championship match played last week in Berthold.

For a spot at state

From 15 teams down to eight, and by the end of the week only one will remain. The Region 6 volleyball tournament gets under way today at the Minot Municipal Auditorium with four teams from District 11 and four teams from District 12 competing to be the last squad standing in the ...

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LAEM senior running back Connor Tetrault (44) stiff arms a Velva defender Saturday in the state semifinals in Velva. Photo courtesy of Al Christianson

Shut down in the semis

VELVA — The defense for the Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich football team was impenetrable Saturday afternoon in the Class 11A state semifinals. The No. 3-seeded Cardinals (11-0) kept their quest of a perfect season intact while ending the No. 2-seeded Velva Aggies (10-1) undefeated run with a ...

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Minot State sophomore Blake Fournier (12) goes for the goal late in the first period Saturday against the University of Utah. The Beavers bested the Utes 9-0 at Maysa Arena.

MSU hockey outshoots Utah 65-9 in dominating 9-0 victory

Saturday’s 9-0 victory was nothing short of domination for the Minot State hockey team. The Beavers outshot the University of Utah 65-9 and outscored the Utes 7-0 in the third period to walk away with a win at Maysa Arena. “We talked about finishing off plays at the second ...

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Minot State defensive back Manuel Bradford (48) breaks up a pass intended for Moorhead wideout Hayden Swartz (82) at a college football game Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium.

Beavers’ upset bid falls short at goal line

Minot State football fell six yards short of an upset Saturday. Trailing by six on the final play of the game, the Beavers had a chance to steal a win from MSU Moorhead, but those hopes ended on a failed slant pass to the end zone. Moorhead (5-5) escaped Herb Parker Stadium with a 22-16 ...

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Minotauros forward Ryan Green (right) body checks an Aberdeen Wings skater Saturday at Maysa Arena. Minot lost 7-1.

Aberdeen Wings soar past Minotauros

Alex Eisen/MDN Minotauros forward Ryan Green (right) body checks an Aberdeen Wings skater Saturday at Maysa Arena. Minot lost 7-1.

MSU volleyball swept by Upper Iowa

FAYETTE, Iowa – Minot State sophomore Emily Falldorf recorded 10 kills while Shelby Spuller added eight kills, but the Beavers lost to Upper Iowa 25-17, 25-17, 25-13 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match on Saturday in Dorman Gym. It marked the seventh time this season that ...

MSU men’s cross country finishes 26th at Central Regional

KEARNEY, Neb. - The Minot State men’s cross country team finished 26th in the team standings at the NCAA Central Regional in Kearney, Neb., totaling 827 points. Augustana won the team title with 43 points while Missouri Southern finished second with 156 points. Devan Shumway led the ...

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The Minot High School football breaks from its huddle after beating Century 14-10 in the Class 11AAA state semifinals in Bismarck.

Dakota Bowl bound

BISMARCK — On the road in a snow storm, against all the odds, the Minot High football team rose to the occasion. The West Region No. 3-seeded Magicians (8-3) punched their ticket to a third Dakota Bowl in a four-year span with a 14-10 upset victory over two-time defending state champions ...

Minot State volleyball swept by Winona State

WINONA, Minn. — The Minot State volleyball team fell in three sets (7-25, 12-25, 6-25) at No. 15 Winona State on Friday night in Winona, Minn. The loss drops the Beavers to 5-21 (1-16 NSIC) on the season while the Warriors improve to 18-7 (12-5 NSIC). Hayley Swain led Minot State with ...

MSU cornerback Kiante Goudeau (13) pushes a Crookston wideout out of bounds during a college football game on Oct. 28 in Crookston, Minn. 

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MSU gearing up for final home game of 2017

It came down to the wire, but the Minot State football team was finally able to earn its second victory of the season last week after a 42-35 victory over Minnesota Crookston. The Beavers scored the go-ahead touchdown with 18 seconds left and were boosted by a four-touchdown performance from ...

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Minot State's Dylan Johnson (16) scrambles to control the puck while DCB goalie Connor Slipp (35) is out of position during a college hockey game Thursday at Maysa Arena in Minot.

MSU hockey continues to roll

Seven seconds. That was all it took for the momentum to completely turn in the Minot State hockey team’s favor Thursday night. After trailing 1-0 to Dakota College of Bottineau on the first shot of the game, the Beavers took the lead on two goals seven seconds apart and never looked ...

Seven MSU soccer players earn All-NSIC honors

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Seven players from the Minot State women’s soccer team earned All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors, the league office announced Thursday. Senior Kelli Creese, junior Haley Berryman and freshman Sofia Lewis were named to the All-NSIC First team. Junior ...