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Magi baseball drops semifinal game to Williston

WILLISTON — Maybe it was Williston’s home field advantage or a depleated Minot High baseball team. Whatever the case may be, the Coyotes (17-9) defeated the Magicians (21-5) for a chance at the championship game and the WDA title at Ardean Aafedt Stadium in Williston Friday. The Magi ...

Best in the West

BISMARCK — One swing of Allison Lepp’s leg was all it took, as she unloaded a powerful strike on a direct free kick to deliver Minot High School its first-ever girls soccer West Region Tournament championship. The top-seeded Majettes (12-1-1) won by the minimum, 1-0, over No. 2 Bismarck ...

Majettes softball dominates in WDA opener

MANDAN — From super-efficient pitching to an explosive offense, there wasn’t much that went wrong for the Minot High School softball team Thursday evening against Williston in the first round of the WDA Tournament. The No. 2-seeded Majettes (18-7) coasted past the No. 7-seeded Coyotes, ...

Magi baseball advances to WDA semifinals

WILLISTON — With a three-run lead that was cut to one in the seventh inning, the Minot High School baseball team had just enough power Thursday evening against Dickinson in the first round of the WDA Tournament. The No. 2-seeded Magi (20-4) defeated the No. 7-seeded Midgets, 4-3, to advance ...

Majettes capture second straight WDA title

The Minot High Majettes proved to be the No. 1 team in the West Region Thursday as they competed in the West Region Team Tournament at Hammond Park in Minot. In the quarterfinals, the Majettes bested Williston 5-0 to move on to the semifinals. There, the Majettes swept through Mandan with ...

Rundown of local-area track and field state title contenders

The build up to the grand finale is nearly complete. The conclusion to the high school track and field season takes place this weekend, Friday and Saturday, at the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck. Class A and Class B runners, jumpers and throwers from around the state will ...

Making ‘The Show’

Nine years removed from being a standout for the Minot High School baseball team, left-handed pitcher Ryan Bollinger was called up to the big leagues Wednesday by the New York Yankees. The 27-year-old journeyman had a 3-0 record in three starts with a 0.90 ERA this year with the Double-A ...

Sabre Dogs inching closer to inaugural season

Sunshine, smiles, hot dogs and baseball add up to the perfect start of summer fun. All of these could be found Wednesday evening as the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs hosted an open workout and autograph session in Minot. The community was invited to come check out the team, talk to the players and ...

MSU’s Zimmermann named third team All-American

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Minot State senior Tori Zimmermann has been named Third Team All-America by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) the organization announced on Wednesday. Zimmermann, who was named the third team catcher, becomes the first Minot State player to ...

Aggies going to state

A season ago, the Velva/Drake-Anamoose Aggies watched helplessly as the Bishop Ryan Lions celebrated a Region 6 championship at Corbett Field. The No. 2-seeded Aggies (20-6) returned the favor Tuesday evening with a 8-6 victory over the top-seeded Lions (22-4) to punch their ticket to the ...

MHS soccer seeks vengeance in the WDA title game

BISMARCK — The hopes of an undefeated season were ruined the last time the Minot High School girls soccer team went up against Bismarck St. Mary’s. The top-seeded Majettes (11-1-1) certainly haven’t forgotten what happened two weeks ago and want some redemption Thursday in the ...

Lakers baseball defeats Wolves for a spot at state

WATFORD CITY — After 16 years, the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers baseball team is heading to the state tournament after a close win over Watford City, 3-2, in the Region 7 championship game Tuesday at Rough Rider Center Field in Watford City. The Lakers faced Watford City earlier in the ...

DLBLC softball beats Ryan again for the West Region title

TURTLE LAKE — For the third time this year, the Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark softball team was able to topple Bishop Ryan for a seat at the top. The Lakers won 8-7 during the regular season on May 7. Then, the Lions and the Lakers met again in the NW Sub-Region Tournament, where ...

Aggies fast start, big finish takes down No. 1 Ryan

Postseason tension and a routine grounder scooted right through shortstop Logan Merck. It wasn’t the first nor the last lapse of concentration the top-seeded Bishop Ryan Lions had in the first inning of the Region 6 semifinal contest against No. 2-seeded Velva/Drake-Anamoose Monday evening at ...

Hodge: For my last trick, something completely different

I’m going to be real with you guys. Most goodbye columns suck. Usually, they’re just a pointless self-serving blob of words presented to an audience that may or may not have had any connection with the writer. Alas, I’m writing one anyway. My bad. But I’m going to try to do ...

Muscle in the midfield

Brushing off defenders and winning 50-50 balls with force, Minot High School junior Allison Lepp isn’t one to be messed with when she is on the soccer pitch. The overpowering midfielder doesn’t back down to anyone and has the Majettes gearing up for what could be a lengthy postseason run ...

Last hurdle before state

In the program’s penultimate Class B track and field meet, the Watford City Wolves claimed both the boys and girls Northwest Regional titles Saturday afternoon at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot. The soon-to-be Class A Wolves won nine out of the 38 events. The boys got wins in the 4x400 ...

Swinging for state

Aiming to reach the Class B state baseball tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the program’s dominating seven-year run from 2004 to 2010, the No. 1-seeded Bishop Ryan Lions will enter the Region 6 baseball tournament Monday as the team to beat on their home turf at ...

Heilman medalist, Magi golf takes second

RAY — In the last regular season Class A boys golf tournament of the season, Minot High School placed all six of its golfers inside the Top 10. But, the Magicians, with a team score of 319, still fell by three strokes to Bismarck Century (316) in the Williston Invite at the Links of North ...

Repeating history

Almost a month ago, on April 20, the Minot High softball team was swept by Dickinson, 7-5 and 6-5. Back with a second chance, this time in a non-conference matchup, the Majettes (17-7, 13-3 WDA) couldn’t pull through, losing to the Midgets (21-1, 15-1 WDA) 13-3 in Game 1 and 12-1 in Game 2, ...