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Minot High’s Wyatt Markle (6) controls the ball during a high school soccer match Tuesday in Minot.

MHS soccer defeats Legacy 5-2

The Minot High boys soccer team cruised to a 5-2 victory on Tuesday, taking down Bismarck Legacy on its home field. Minot took a quick 3-0 lead in the contest thanks to first half goals from Avery Weishaar, Noah Schmidt and JJ Johannsen. Legacy got on the board before the close of the first ...

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Fargo’s Jackson Moffett (91M) leads a pack of sprint cars to the green flag in a heat race Sunday night at Nodak Speedway.

Final go around

Various race cars from six different classes flocked to Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday for the final night of racing for the season. Everyone was gunning for that last victory of the year at the Motor Magic Races. Over five hours of racing and 24 races were needed to eventually crown ...

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Minot State's Emily Falldorf (12) goes for a kill during a college volleyball match.

Sweet victory

The streak is finally over. Well, sort of. Minot State volleyball had gone two years without defeating a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponent, but that changed Saturday when the Beavers defeated Bemidji State three sets to one at the MSU Dome as part of the Minot State ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington wideout Jacob Ruden (17) is tackled by Velva defensive back Elijah Hackman (21) during a high school football game Friday in Des Lacs.

Defensive battle

DES LACS -- When it mattered, the Velva football team made the defensive stops necessary to contain Des Lacs-Burlington’s high powered offense Friday. The Aggies won the Class 11A Region 3 matchup 18-7 in Des Lacs. “This is a group that is experienced and they should be able to come ...

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Bishop Ryan senior JJ Johanssen (left) tackles Kenmare’s Jacob Rodin (right) in a Class A, Region 3 football game played Friday at Herb Parker Stadium.

First half shutout sparks Bishop Ryan 34-12 win over the Honkers

Facing off on the gridiron for the first time since 1996, Bishop Ryan Christian School introduced regional newcomers Kenmare/Bowbells/Burke Central to Class A, Region 3 football Friday night at Herb Parker Stadium. The Lions (2-0 overall) powered past the former nine-man Honkers (0-2) in the ...

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The Minot High girls cross country team prepares to take off from the start line at the Minot meet Friday at the Optimist Soccer Complex.

Majettes dominate home cross country meet, Magi second

The Minot High School cross country teams fed off the home crowd Friday at the Optimist Soccer Complex. The Minot girls won its second straight meet with Abby Hoffarth winning the race with a time of 19:35.62, while the boys took second place (67 points) behind defending Class B state champions ...

MHS football steamrolls Davies for first win

FARGO — The Minot High football team bounced back from its season opener by trouncing Fargo Davies 59-32 Friday in Fargo. MHS quickly raced out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter thanks to touchdown runs from running back Dylan Danielson and quarterback Creighton Rudolph. After touchdown ...

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Minot High offensive lineman Logan Krueger (74) prepares for a play during a high school football game on Aug. 25 at Duane Carlson Stadium.

Minot High football, Fargo Davies clash attempting to avoid 0-2 start

While Minot High football coach Barry Holmen stated at the start of the season that games don’t really start counting until Week 3 when conference play gets underway, even to him the thought of being 0-2 is unsettled. But, the matter of the fact is, after tonight either the Magicians or ...

MSU football blanked 24-0 in season opener

St. PAUL, Minn. — Minot State first-year coach Mike Aldrich likes to refer to the college football season opener as a preseason game, even if the result still counts. The Beavers certainly played like it was their first game under a new coaching staff Thursday, getting shut out by ...

Minot High soccer draws with Bismarck High 2-2

The Minot High boys soccer settled for a 2-2 draw Thursday against Bismarck High at the Optimist Soccer Complex. After a scoreless first half, senior JJ Johannsen with an assist by Cody Burke got the Magi on the scoreboard first just 31 seconds into the second half. The Demons answered with ...

ORCS senior Karolynn Winger (3) serves the ball in a match against Kenmare Thursday in Minot. Winger had a match-high eight aces.

Quality service

The 2016 Class B state volleyball tournament runner-up Our Redeemer’s Knights were back in their home gymnasium for the first time this season and they didn’t disappoint. The Knights looked as dominant as ever in a home-opening sweep of Region 8 foe Kenmare by scores of 25-7, 25-10 and ...

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Minot State defensive back Mikael Bradford (29) tries to knock down a pass while tight end Devon Owens (81) completes his route during a college football practice last week in Minot.

Start of a new era

Minot State football coach Mike Aldrich keeps throwing the word grit around. Whether it’s the focal point of a team message, or a hashtag to cap off a motivational Tweet, the first-year MSU coach can’t get grit out of his vocabulary. Apparently, neither can his players. “Minot State ...

Ryan boys basketball coach Brock Teets steps down

Bishop Ryan will be looking for a new leader of the boys basketball program. Former head coach Brock Teets resigned from Bishop Ryan on Aug. 21, citing an increased workload at his company, Integrity Viking Funds, as the reason for his departure. “It’s basically work related,” ...

Beaver athletics contribute to relief in Houston

Minot State athletics joined forces with numerous amateur, collegiate and professional athletic programs across the country in donating shirts and shoes for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. MSU athletic programs combined to donate over 100 shirts and 10 pair of shoes to the relief ...

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Minot State freshman forward Melanie Van Walstijn (28) takes a shot during the MSU red/green scrimmage on Aug. 19 at Herb Parker Stadium.

‘Show goes on’

A glance at the Minot State women’s soccer individual career records webpage gives an adequate indication of the talent the Beavers have to replace this season. Ninfa ‘Ninja’ Ramirez — the most career points, goals and shots, plus third all-time in assists in program history — ...

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Bishop Ryan senior McKinlee Harmon (12) spiking the ball around Washburn's Madelyn Jennings (1) on Tuesday. Harmon finished with a match-high 10 kills.

Ryan volleyball sweeps Washburn in home-opener

A big presence was missing on the court Tuesday for the Bishop Ryan volleyball team, yet the Lions had no troubles taking care of Washburn in straight sets by scores 25-18, 25-12 and 25-10. While 6-foot-2 sophomore Annika Stewart was shown on the team picture in the program, she is no longer ...

MHS tennis tops Williston 7-0

WILLISTON — It was a clean sweep for the Minot High tennis team. The Magi continued their strong start to the season by picking up a 7-0 victory over Williston Tuesday on the road. “We have thought all year our depth would be a bonus for us and I think it showed in this format where ...