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MSU hockey gearing up for second half run

Minot State hockey is right where it wants to be heading into its winter break. The No. 2 Beavers, ranked behind only Adrian College in the ACHA Top 25 poll, have raced out to another dominating start at 20-2-1. MSU closed the first half on a five-game winning streak and resumes play Jan. 11 ...

MHS wrestling wins forfeit-filled dual over St. Mary’s

BISMARCK — In a West Region dual at Bismarck St. Mary’s, the Minot High wrestling team only competed in five matches. The other nine ended in forfeits — six by the Saints, two by Minot and a double forfeit at 152 pounds. The Magicians (3-1, 3-0 WDA) used the lack of wrestlers to their ...

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Bishop Ryan's Anthony Vetter in a boys basketball game played earlier this season.

Prep basketball stars set to shine

The high school basketball season is now in full swing. It’s the time of year when our sports email inbox is bombarded with box scores nearly every night and it’s impossible to catch all the action. So, to help pinpoint possible games of interest, I’ve put together a shortlist of the ...

MSU’s Goudeau named Cliff Harris Award nominee

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Minot State junior Kiante Goudeau has been selected as a nominee for the Cliff Harris Award which is presented to the top defensive player in the country representing NCAA Division II and III and NAIA colleges and universities the nominating committee announced on ...

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Bishop Ryan junior guard Ben Bohl (3) takes a shot from long range over Watford City’s Elijah Brown (1) Tuesday at Bishop Ryan Catholic School in Minot.

Consistency tested

When the Bishop Ryan offense was clicking on Tuesday, the Lions were unstoppable. In the spurts that they weren’t connecting, the defense carried them through. The No. 4-ranked Ryan boys basketball team rode waves of momentum to a 73-38 home opener victory over Watford City Tuesday night at ...

Majettes hockey trounces Williston 7-0

WILLISTON — The Minot High girls hockey team skated past Williston for a 7-0 shutout road victory Tuesday to keep its spot near the top of the season standings. The Majettes (5-2-0) got two-goal performances from both Dessa Flom and Olivia Weisberg. Weisberg scored the first two goals of ...

HODGE: Predicting the path to 20 wins for MSU basketball

Let’s be honest for a minute. Before the season started, if someone guaranteed Minot State men’s basketball coach Matt Murken his team would be 8-3 to start the year, he probably would jump all over that offer. Yet, the Beavers have probably even surprised themselves with the way ...

Rudolph earns third NSIC Player of the Week honor

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State senior Tyler Rudolph has been selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week the league office announced on Monday. Rudolph captured the award for the third time this season after leading the Beavers to road ...

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Our Redeemer's forward Leyton Lang (24) goes up for a shot in a postseason game against Lewis & Clark-Berthold last season at the Minot Municipal Auditorium.

Coaching carousel presents an intriguing District 12 boys basketball season

The foundation for a memorable District 12 boys basketball season has been laid with three out of the eight District 12 boys basketball teams having new coaches at the helm. The resignation of Des Lacs-Burlington long-time head coach Doug Wagner started things off, and allowed Tyler Ystaas to ...

MHS gymnastics narrowly gets first win

BISMARCK — The Minot High School gymnastics team picked up its first meet win since Jan. 22, 2016, on Saturday at the Bismarck Invite. The Majettes (133.25 points) topped Bismarck Legacy (132.325) by less than a point with Grand Forks (131.6), Bismarck High (125.95) and Fargo Davies (121.8) ...

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Minot High senior Lofton Klabunde (30) drives to the hoop Saturday evening against Dickinson at Minot High School.

Magi keep on rolling

It’s going to take more than a SportsCenter Top 10 kind of shot to derail the Minot High School boys basketball team. The Magicians (3-0, 2-0 WDA) brushed off a sloppy end to the first half, which ended with a 3/4-court buzzer beater, to knock off Dickinson 80-42 Saturday evening at Minot ...

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Minot High sophomore Allie Nelson (2, left) and sophomore Paige Rosencrans (3) trap Dickinson's McKenna Weiler (2) in a WDA girls basketball game played Saturday at Minot High School.

MHS basketball dismantles Dickinson for first win

In a rather forgettable two-win season last year, the Minot High School girls basketball team won just one home game. It was a four-point victory over Dickinson. The Majettes (1-2, 1-1 WDA) picked up their first win of this season Saturday evening against Dickinson (1-2, 1-2 WDA) in their ...

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Minot High's Jake Viall (18) celebrates after scoring a goal during a boys high school hockey game Saturday at Maysa Arena.

MHS hockey rebounds with 7-0 win

Saturday’s performance was drastically different than the last time the Minot High boys hockey team took the ice. After falling to Bismarck Century 8-0 Thursday, the Magi responded with a 7-0 victory over Dickinson at Maysa Arena. MHS, which moves to 3-2 (2-1 WDA), outshot the Midgets ...

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Minot High senior forward Maggie Sem (15) has her shot saved by Fargo Davies senior goaltender Sydney Peterson Saturday afternoon at Maysa Arena in Minot.

Eagles, Peterson shut out Majettes hockey 5-0

The Minot High School girls hockey team had its chances against Fargo Davies in a rematch of the Majettes first-round defeat last season at the state tournament. But, standing firm in their way was Eagles senior goaltender Sydney Peterson. Peterson stopped 41 shots in a 5-0 shutout victory ...

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Majettes sophomore defender Brenna Abrahamson (10) prepares to take a shot Friday in a West Region contest against Jamestown in Minot.

Shot discrepancy

The Minot High School girls hockey team scored the same amount of goals as Jamestown had shots on goal in a lopsided West Region contest Friday evening at Maysa Arena. The Majettes (4-1-0, 4-1-0 WDA) peppered the Blue Jays (0-4-0, 0-2-0 WDA) with an absurd 43-7 shots on goal advantage for a ...

MSU men’s basketball knocks of Augustana 78-75

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Junior David Akibo scored 15 points of his team high 18 points in the second half and Minot State shot 70.8 percent from the floor after halftime as the Beavers overcame a nine-point first-half deficit on their way to a 78-75 victory over Augustana on Friday in the Sioux ...

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Minot High’s Jacob Mortensen (maroon) pins Century’s Bryant Nelson (gray) to lift the Magi to a 40-33 win over the Patriots Thursday at Minot High School.

Pin for the win

Down to the final match of the evening, the Minot High School wrestling team turned to senior Jacob Mortensen. Mortensen didn’t disappoint in Minot’s home opener, as he capped off a gutsy 40-33 Magicians victory over Bismarck Century with a pin. “I really didn’t think about it,” ...