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Lizotte to return to Maysa

Blake Lizotte is returning to Minot.A former Minot Minotauro, Lizotte will scrimmage some of his old teammates as part of the USHL's Fargo Force at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Maysa Arena. The Force and Minotauros will also scrimmage at 2:30 p.m. on Friday in Fargo."I'm looking forward to it," ...

Making the rounds on the Class B beat

We are nearly a month into the fall sports season, and there are a variety of news items in different sports that are worth mentioning.To start off, Class A Region 3 football swings into full gear this week. There is no bigger game in the region than the Bishop Ryan at Velva-Sawyer showdown ...

Valiant effort

It was always going to be a tough match from the opening serve for the Majettes.Bismarck High (8-3, 3-1 Western Dakota Association) jumped out to a two-set lead over Minot High (6-6, 2-3 WDA) Thursday night, but couldn't complete the sweep as MHS improved over the course of the match to take ...

ORCS bounces back with sweep of Glenburn

The Our Redeemer's Christian School volleyball team bounced back from a rare loss Tuesday night with a three-game sweep of Glenburn at Our Redeemer's Christian School.The Knights won 25-8, 25-12, 25-5.Senior Morgan Olson paced ORCS with 20 assists, nine aces, and eight digs. ORCS also got eight ...

Bishop Ryan sweeps Lewis & Clark-Berthold

There was nothing fancy about Bishop Ryan's three-game sweep of Lewis & Clark-Berthold Thursday night at Bishop Ryan.Not even the rain outside could hamper Ryan's workman-like 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 win over the Bombers in a Class B District 12 contest.However, Ryan coach Kaycee Grochow ...

Rivals set to clash

No matter the sport, a contest between rivals is typically viewed as a big game.The Bishop Ryan Lions and Velva-Sawyer Aggies renew their football rivalry this evening in Velva. And this big game has more than just bragging rights at stake.The contest will also serve as the fourth annual Copper ...

Cunha out, Weed in

The Minot State football team will be without its starting quarterback this week and possibly going forward.MSU coach Tyler Hughes confirmed Tuesday backup quarterback Isaiah Weed will start Saturday's game against No. 15 Sioux Falls in place of Cunha - who suffered an injury near halftime last ...

MSU’s O’Keefe wins NSIC player of the week

Senior Karson O'Keefe was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week for his performance at the Bemidji State invitational.Karson won the BSU Invite with rounds of 71 and 73 to finish the event with an even par score of 144. On Day 1 he completed his third-consecutive ...

DL-B rallies from early hole to top Ray in five games

BURLINGTON - Volleyball matches can sometimes be wildly unpredictable.The Ray Jays and Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers played such a match Tuesday night in a Class B matchup in Burlington.Ray, the defending two-time Region 8 champion, showed why it have made it to the state tournament in each of the ...

Hanging up the whistle

After four decades of enforcing the rules, defusing disagreements and inspiring others to follow in his footsteps, referee Jeff Risk is stepping away from the middle of the action on the field and courts at the end of the school year.An icon in the officiating community, Risk is retiring his ...

BRIEFLY

MSU soccer game postponedBy Daily News Staffsports@minotdailynews.comThe Minot State women's soccer has postponed its conference opener today against Univerisity of Mary due to ongoing construction at Herb Parker Stadium. This comes in the wake of the Beavers having to cancel their last home ...

A triumphant return

Cindy Pelo thought her volleyball career was over.Minot State is thankful that wasn't the case.As a junior in the fall of 2014, Pelo established herself as one of the top liberos in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. She led MSU with 431 digs and was ninth in the NSIC with 4.44 per ...

Beavers building toward a brighter future

By now, it's likely everyone involved with the Minot State volleyball program has forgotten about the 2015 season.That's probably because there wasn't much to remember.There were three wins in 27 games. The .111 win percentage marked the worst season in Minot State volleyball history since ...

Construction zone woes

Player safety came first in what was supposed to be one of the biggest games of the season for the Minot State women's soccer team.The match between MSU (1-1) and No. 4 nationally ranked Central Missouri (3-0) was slated as a rematch of last year's second round NCAA Tournament game that bounced ...

Minot State hockey wins second exhibition contest 7-2

Two exhibition contests, two wins for the Minot State hockey team.The Beavers beat Briercrest College for the second night in a row on Saturday at Maysa Arena, winning 7-2."Our offense came alive tonight," MSU coach Wade Regier said. "I was impressed with how we dictated the play all night. We ...

Weed to the rescue

WAYNE, Neb. - If ever a team needed a win, it was Minot State.Combining to win two games in two years, the Beavers entered 2016 desperate to show they were no longer merely a one-win team.The Beavers matched their win total from the last two seasons by beating Wayne State 20-14 on Saturday in ...

Counter strike

Giving up a touchdown on the first defensive snap of a high school football game is less than ideal. Yet, the Killdeer High School football team responded emphatically after doing just that against Lewis & Clark-Our Redeemer's Friday night to make up for the nightmare start.The Cowboys ...

Second half surge lifts Des Lacs-Burlington past Heart River

DES LACS - Football is a game of two halves.Any mistakes in the first half of a game can easily be made up for with a strong effort in the second.Such was the case for the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers Friday night as they pulled away for a 43-13 win over the Heart River Cougars in Class A ...