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Minot High sophomore Noah Schmidt (20) slots in Minot’s first goal of the game Tuesday against Mandan.

Into the win column

Two difficult defeats in the season-opening East-West Crossover had the Minot High School boys soccer team in a West Region contest Tuesday night against Mandan with both squads looking for their first win of the season. Minot put the past behind them and blanked Mandan 5-0 in its ...

Majettes golf shoot season-best, finish third

DICKINSON — The Minot High girls golf team played its best round of the year on Tuesday at the Dickinson Invite, but it wasn’t enough to contend with the defending state champions Bismarck St. Mary’s and Bismarck Century. St. Mary’s continued its streak of winning every invite this ...

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The Velva-Sawyer Aggies football team practices on Monday in Velva.

Strength in experience for Aggies

VELVA — It’s never easy replacing an All-State player, but bringing back a handful of experienced starters is a good place start. While the absence of Justin Helseth leaves a gaping hole for the Velva-Sawyer Aggies football team, the former dominant lineman is one of just a handful of ...

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Senior outside hitter Kali Askvig hits a volleyball during practice Monday at Minot High School.

Seniors setting the stage for Minot High volleyball

The Minot High School volleyball team turned a corner last season under new head coach Sherry Carlson. The Majettes went from winning two conference games in 2015 to coming one victory short of reaching the state tournament for the first time since 2011. It’s no secret that the goal is to ...

Majettes golf takes third at Williston Invite

The Minot High School girls golf team recorded its best result of the season so far Monday at the Links of North Dakota golf course. After a pair of fifth place finishes to start the year, the Majettes shot a 362 as a team to finish on the podium behind Bismarck St. Mary’s (359) and ...

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Hometown icon Donny Schatz (15) takes the green flag in a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car heat race Sunday at Nodak Speedway.

Schatz stopped

The dominance of Donny Schatz at his hometown track is over. The eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car champion Schatz fell one spot short of claiming his sixth straight victory at Nodak Speedway. David Gravel led every lap in the main showdown to win his 13th ...

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Kenmare quarterback Tevin Dix (83) steps back into the pocket in a scrimmage against Stanley last week in Minot.

New division, new coach for the Honkers

KENMARE — A 46-12 loss to Rolla in the state quarterfinals last year marked the furthest the Kenmare/Bowbells/Burke Central Honkers had placed in the North Dakota playoffs since 2002. That’s in the distant past now with the Honkers moving up from 9-Man to Class A, Region 3 this season. ...

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Senior quarterback Job Bachmeier runs with the ball in a scrimmage held last week at Minot High School.

Defense to set the tone for the Bombers

BERTHOLD — Three years removed from making the playoffs and posting a winning record, the Lewis & Clark-Berthold/Our Redeemer’s Christian School Bombers enter the 2017 season with a defense first focus. “I think our defense will be our strongest side,” Bombers second-year head ...

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Donny Schatz celebrates in victory lane after winning his 10th Knoxville Nationals title last weekend. Schatz concludes his World of Outlaws homecoming tour to North Dakota this evening at Nodak Speedway.

No place like home

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series comes roaring into Nodak Speedway this evening with a familiar face leading the charge. Hometown icon Donny Schatz is riding quite a hot streak and aiming to extend his winning form to six straight World of Outlaws victories at Nodak. The ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington sophomore quarterback Dante Gunville prepares to throw a pass downfield during a high school football scrimmage Thursday at Duane Carlson Stadium.

DLB football hoping for another shot at a state title

The 2016 season was a memorable one for the Des Lacs-Burlington football team. Yet, it ended with a bitter taste. DLB reached the Class 11A state championship by defeating Bishop Ryan in the state semifinals, but fell to Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 42-20 in the big game. “It was a great ...

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MLS junior Isaac Undlin (6) gets rid of the ball before getting sacked by TGU’s Shayden Luna (33) in a 9-man football contest on Friday in Mohall.

Streak snapped

MOHALL - Whenever an impact play was needed, the ball always seemed to end up in the hands of Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood junior Isaac Undlin. Running, catching and throwing, Undlin was everywhere Friday in helping the MLS Mavericks win its season-opener over the Towner-Granville-Upham Titans, ...

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Senior Isaac Kauffman (green) fends off junior Cody Burke (maroon) during a Minot High boys’ soccer practice Monday at the Optimist Soccer Complex.

Practice makes perfect

Sprints, shooting drills and even some one-touch passing circles before practice got underway Monday at the Optimist Soccer Complex. If the Minot High School boys soccer team wants to improve on its fifth-place finish at state last season, then this is where it’s going to happen. “I think ...

Tauros defenseman Paul O’Conner signs with Beavers

The Minot State hockey team boosted its defense with the addition of former Minot Minotauros defenseman Paul O’Connor Monday. O’Connor came to the Tauros midseason in a trade and put up two goals and seven assists in 30 games with Minot and Austin. “We are extremely excited to have ...

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Nedrose’s Duncan Pryor (15) stiff arms a Rugby defender in a scrimmage held Thursday at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot.

Something new for Nedrose

After two seasons of fielding a junior varsity team, the Nedrose Cardinals are ready to take flight in the top flight with a varsity team competing in the newly revamped Class A, Region 3. “We started the first two years at the JV schedule, which was really good for us,” Nedrose head ...

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Tim Wilkison (in black) leads one of the drills Thursday in the Road to the U.S. Open camp put on by the Marc White Tennis Academy at Hammond Park.

The road to the US Open

While Tim Wilkison’s professional playing days have passed, the once No. 1 ranked junior tennis player in the United States and long-time veteran of the sport has plenty of stories to share and advice left to be given. That was on display throughout the week at Hammond Park in Minot, as the ...