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MSU baseball picks up sweep against Winona State

BRANDON, S.D. — The Minot State baseball team swept its doubleheader against Winona State on Wednesday afternoon in Brandon, South Dakota. The Beavers took the first game 5-2 before edging the Warriors 5-4 in the second game. The Beavers are now 10-9 overall on the season and 4-3 in NSIC ...

Minot State men’s hockey tops Iowa State for a second national title

FRISCO, Texas — Gloves and sticks littered the sky. Debris tossed aside on a slab of ice normally reserved for the Dallas Stars. Hugs and shouts of joy filled the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas. A national champion had been crowned. The Minot State men’s club hockey team is back on ...

EISEN: Pressure off, MSU men’s hockey captures elusive national title

FRISCO, Texas — Cinderella story? Not quite. The cardiac kids? Kind of. Undisputed national champions? Most definitely. Six years after a memorable 9-5 victory in the 2013 ACHA Division I National Tournament title game, the Minot State men’s club hockey team is bringing another ...

MSU women’s hockey enters national tournament as front runners

MCKINNEY, Texas —Teams in the ACHA Division II women’s national tournament will probably be happy to see the Beavers go. But, before the developing powerhouse can depart, there is still a national championship waiting to be claimed. The Minot State women’s club hockey team strolls into ...

MSU softball rebounds, earns split against U-Mary in NSIC opener

Down but not out, the Beavers made sure to get the last laugh. The Minot State softball team (12-7, 1-1 NSIC) left no doubt on Tuesday in its doubleheader against the University of Mary (10-12, 1-1 NSIC) within the cushioned walls of the Air-Supported Dome on the Minot State campus. After a ...

Bykowski, MSU hockey shuts out No. 1 Lindenwood in the national semifinals

FRISCO, Texas — First to fall was the team that had eliminated them last season — two wins short of living up to being the No. 1 seed for a third straight postseason. Then, a little over 24 hours later, down went the defending national champions. The winding, treacherous road to capturing ...

Clements named head women’s soccer coach

Chris Clements has been named the Minot State head women’s soccer coach, Director of Athletics Andy Carter announced on Monday. Clements becomes the second head coach in program history after Jason Spain was at the helm since the program began in 2010. “After a lengthy, but robust ...

Bishop Ryan begins climb back to the top

This time around, the Lions won’t be entering the new season as the kings of the jungle. The then No. 1-seeded Bishop Ryan/South Prairie baseball team was in full control during last season’s Region 6 championship game against No. 2-seeded Velva/Drake-Anamoose on May 22, 2018. With a ...

Newly-led DLBLC softball takes it one step at a time

Despite having a new head coach at the helm, not much else has changed for the Lakers. The Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark softball team suffered a pair of major blows down the home stretch of last season. The first came when the Lakers got handed an 11-0 loss to Central Cass in the ...

Beavers bounce Bulldogs

FRISCO, Texas — An unsung hero and a backup goalie. Unconventional, but that’s how the Minot State men’s club hockey team kept its season alive Sunday afternoon in Frisco, Texas. The No. 6-seeded Beavers rallied from a goal down in the third period to upset the defending national ...

MSU hockey team remains calm and collected at nationals

FRISCO, Texas — Adam Wowryk had the whole bench to himself in complete silence, as the music at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas, cut out 50 minutes prior to game time on Saturday. Taking in the moment, Wowryk sat alone with his thought for 10 minutes or so. “Anything and ...

MSU hockey gets revenge, eliminates Illinois to reach national quarterfinals

For two and a half periods, the Minot State men’s club hockey team was in firm control. The No. 6-seeded Beavers led 4-1 with eight minutes to go. However, a pair of goals in quick succession by No. 11-seeded Illinois turned the pressure up drastically. Not willing to throw away the ...

Ryan softball brings back plenty of weapons in pursuit of first state title

Last year didn’t end how it was supposed to for the Bishop Ryan softball team. The Lions entered the 2017-2018 season with their hopes set on winning the program’s first Class B state softball title after dropping down from Class A, but those aspirations never morphed into reality, as No. ...

Minotauros lose third straight to the Wings, 5-4

ABERDEEN, SD – The Minotauros couldn’t snap the streak on Saturday night, as their late comeback push proved unsuccessful in a 5-4 loss to Aberdeen that marks their third straight defeat at the hands of the Wings. Aberdeen gained the early edge by scoring a pair of goals in the opening ...

MSU baseball drops rubber match to Minnesota State, 7-0

MANKATO, MN — The Minot State baseball team (8-9, 2-3 NSIC) couldn’t seem to get any momentum going on Saturday, as they suffered a 7-0 road loss to Minnesota State (13-6, 5-3 NSIC). After the two teams combined for 26 runs on Friday to split a pair of games, both offenses came out cold ...

No. 6-seeded MSU hockey faces familiar foe to open national tournament

FRISCO, Texas — The computer rankings have an intriguing sense of humor. A year removed from bowing out of the ACHA Division I National Tournament in the semifinals against the University of Illinois, the No. 6-seeded Minot State men’s club hockey team will square off against the No. ...

Minotauros fall to Aberdeen on the road, 5-2

ABERDEEN, SD – The Minot Minotauros kept pace for two periods but ultimately suffered a 5-2 road loss to the Aberdeen Wings on Friday. After surrendering the lone goal of the first period, Minot quickly tied the score with a goal from Connor McGinnis (assisted by Keenan Lund and Andrew ...

Borst makes history, MSU baseball splits games against Minnesota State

MANKATO, MN – After a slow start to the day, the Minot State baseball team (8-8, 2-2 NSIC) found its rhythm on Friday and split a pair of road games against Minnesota State (12-6, 4-3 NSIC). The Beavers suffered a 5-4 loss to their fellow NSIC competitors in the first game of the ...

MSU baseball splits pair of games against Concordia-St. Paul in NSIC Opener

BELLEVUE, NE – The Minot State baseball team (7-7, 1-1 NSIC) broke even on Thursday in Bellevue, Nebraska, as it split a pair of games against Concordia-St. Paul to kick off conference play. The Beavers had no trouble putting away the Golden Bears in the morning game of the double header as ...

Weather forces softball schedule changes

Minot State head softball coach Dave Kivett announced a few changes in the schedule that affects games this weekend and early next week. This weekend’s Hy-Vee Classic hosted by Missouri Western State has been cancelled while Minot State’s opening NSIC doubleheader at UMary next Tuesday ...