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Tauros take down Bismarck 2-1 in OT

Austin Dollimer was the hero in overtime for the Minot Minotauros Friday, as he gave Minot a 2-1 victory over rival Bismarck at Maysa Arena. Miroslav Mucha put the Tauros on the board in the first period, but Bismarck’s Tommy Altounian responded with a goal to tie the game at one heading ...

Minot State running back Larry Overstreet (1) runs with the ball during a college 
football game earlier this season.

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Minot State ready to face ‘desperate’ Crookston team

It’s no secret to say not everything has gone according to plan in Mike Aldrich’s first year coaching football at Minot State. Eight games in, the Beavers sit at 1-7 and can only hope for a strong finish the last three games. Yet, the Beavers would take their season thus far in a ...

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Lewis & Clark junior Ava Rogers (16) bumps the ball in a District 12 first round tournament match Thursday against Surrey in Berthold.

Bombers cruise

BERTHOLD — A slow start turned into a rapid finish for the No. 3-seeded Lewis & Clark volleyball team Thursday night, as they brushed past No. 6 Surrey in straight sets (25-20, 25-15, 25-14) in the first round of the District 12 tournament being held on the Bombers home court. “We ...

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Bishop Ryan’s Nora Kramer (3) goes to block Glenburn's Sierra Hansen’s (1) hit Thursday during the District 12 Tournament at Lewis & Clark Berthold High School.

Bishop Ryan advances to D12 semis with 3-1 win over Glenburn

Both the Bishop Ryan Lions and Glenburn Panthers put forth a great effort Thursday at the District 12 Tournament in Berthold. The game was evenly matched, with volleys lasting minutes and saves that held the crowd at every hit. Yet, in the end, the Lions emerged victorious with a 3-1 victory. ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington defensive lineman Peyton Sundsbak (59) makes a tackle during a game earlier this season.

DL-B football hoping dominant defense continues in quarterfinals

DES LACS - The Des Lacs-Burlington football team will likely go as far as its defense will take it this postseason. DLB’s defense dominated Killdeer in a 22-0 victory in the opening round of the Class 11A playoffs and the Lakers will hope for more of the same against No. 4 Dickinson ...

MHS football opens playoffs with first ever game at Sheyenne

WEST FARGO — A year after transitioning to varsity and sharing a field with their rivals, the West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs football team got its own stadium to call home in 2015 and haven’t missed the Class 11AAA playoffs since. The Minot High School Magicians make their first visit to ...

MSU MBB projected to finish 4th in NSIC North, 7th overall

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- The Minot State men’s basketball team has been selected to finish fourth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Preseason Poll as voted upon by the conference head coaches and announced by the league office on Thursday. The Beavers finished fourth ...

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Minot State University's Nathaniel Moore (0) drives to the lane.

Comeback effort falls short

NEW TOWN — A 16-point deficit was reduced to one, but the Minot State men’s basketball team couldn’t find a way to complete a comeback over Dickinson State Wednesday. The Beavers fell to the Blue Hawks 73-67 at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge in New Town. While the game was an exhibition ...

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Minot State's Gabby Wilkinson (32) goes up for a shot Wednesday.

MSU WBB dominates in 62-41 exhibition victory over DSU

NEW TOWN — Minot State women’s basketball didn’t play like a last place team Wednesday. A few hours after MSU was picked to finish last (of 16 teams) in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference by the league’s coaches poll, the Beavers defeated NAIA opponent Dickinson State 62-41 ...

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ORCS senior Karolynn Winger attacks the ball in a match played earlier this season at Our Redeemer's Christian School.

Postseason volleyball ahead

BERTHOLD — The regular season is over and now the intensity increases. Postseason volleyball gets underway Thursday with district tournaments across the state. In Berthold, the District 12 tournament puts forth eight teams vying for four spots at the Region 6 tournament. Top-seeded Our ...

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Velva quarterback Nicholas Effertz (18) surveys the field during a game earlier this season.

Velva embracing challenge of facing Beulah in Class A quarterfinals

VELVA — Velva football couldn’t have asked for a better start to its postseason Saturday. The No. 2-ranked Aggies (9-0) came out of the gates roaring against Hazen, holding a 20-0 lead after the first quarter and eventually winning the contest 40-7. “We got off to a good start and ...

MSU football might play quarterback prospect Bolinske at wide receiver

The long-anticipated collegiate debut of former Minot High standout quarterback Ben Bolinske might be coming this week. Just not in the way that you’d think. In the last three games, the Beavers have played both senior Zac Cunha and junior Andy Jones at quarterback, a trend MSU coach ...

MSU senior leads Beavers to exhibition win

VALLEY CITY — Senior Tyler Rudolph scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds leading Minot State to an 86-76 victory over Valley City State in an exhibition game on Monday. Rudolph, an all-conference and all-region selection last season, picked right up where he left off last season by ...

MSU’s Rafferty named Goalkeeper of the Week

BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Sophomore Erin Rafferty received Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Goalkeeper of the Week honors for the first time this season, the league announced Monday. The Littleton, Colo. native tallied one shutout and posted 14 saves in the two wins last week. Rafferty ...

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Minot State freshman forward Morgan Myers gets swarmed by her teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime Sunday against No. 13-ranked Minnesota State Mankato at Herb Parker Stadium.

No goal to golden goal

A flick of the head and history was made. Following a successful set piece in the 106th minute, Minot State freshman Morgan Myers sent a swarm of pink jerseys into a frenzy Sunday afternoon at Herb Parker Stadium with a golden goal to knock off No. 13-ranked Minnesota State Mankato ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington junior Caleb Bonness (28) carries the ball in the first half against Killdeer in a Class 11A first round playoff game in Des Lacs.

Second-half redemption

DES LACS — Replacing injured standout running back Colton Bartuska, junior Caleb Bonness was thrusted into the Des Lacs-Burlington starting lineup Saturday afternoon in a first round Class 11A playoff game against Killdeer. Bonness fumbled the ball on the Lakers’ opening drive, but he ...

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Stanley quarterback Wyatt Hanson runs with the ball in a Class 11A playoff game against Dickinson Trinity. The Blue Jays lost 47-6. Photo Courtesy of Shelby Reardon, the Dickinson Press.

Titans stun Stanley in first-round playoff game

DICKINSON — Dickinson Trinity is one step closer to a Class A championship. The Titans did everything right against Stanley, downing the Region 3 team 47-6 on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Biesiot Activities Center. The only downfall was breaking their six-game streak of not allowing a ...