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MSU gets first win in women’s hoops

After opening the season with three straight losses, the Minot State University women’s basketball team needed a win in the worst way. And the Beavers got it Friday night. MSU freshman Haley Hildenbrand hit four free throws down the stretch to lift the Beavers to a 75-71 win over Lake ...

Minot State volleyball makes a coaching change

Minot State University announced Thursday it has dismissed head volleyball coach Ben Kaszeta effective immediately. In just two seasons with the Beavers, Kaszeta went 8-48 overall. “Ben is a good man and poured himself intou our program and our student-athletes,” MSU Athletic Director ...

Bismarck rallies past Minotauros

BISMARCK – The Bismarck Bobcats scored three goals in the third period Friday night to rally past Minot 4-3 in North Americah Hockey League action in Bismarck. The Minotauros got second period goals from Chase Springman and Tyler Jeanson to build a 3-1 lead. Bismarck countered with goals ...

Clean sweep

FARGO — It’s not often you see one player lead a volleyball team in kills and assists. But that’s what Morgan Olson does for the Minot Our Redeemer’s Christian School. And that’s what she did Thursday in the Fargodome where top-seeded Our Redeemer’s rolled to a 25-11, 25-10, 25-12 ...

Sights set high for Magi wrestling

A new season brings high expectations for the Minot High School wrestling team. The Magi had eight athletes place at the Class A State Tournament last season, including then-sophomore Brody Armstrong winning a state title in the 120-pound weight class. Aspirations of improving on the ...

Minot hockey notebook: Enjoying the new home ice

The grand unveiling of the Pepsi Rink at the Maysa Arena happened a little over a week ago. The daunting task of hosting three games in three days didn’t go without any hiccups with ice issues and complications fixing the glass above the boards causing game delays, but two wins and a comeback ...

UND-SCSU series features eight GF players

GRAND FORKS — The Gambucci Cup is not on the line this weekend at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. It may have that feel, though. An expected eight Greater Grand Forks high school players — representing all three Grand Forks prep programs — will play in this weekend’s ...

A humble athlete

For Our Redeemer’s Christian School senior Morgan Olson, volleyball has always come easy. And as an all district and all region performer in both her junior and senior seasons, there isn’t much that seems to get Olson rattled. Olson will close out her high school volleyball career this ...

MSU men sink nine 3-pointers in 85-73 win over Dickinson

Hot three-point shooting propelled Minot State to a 85-73 victory over Dickinson State Wednesday at the MSU Dome. The Beavers were 9-of-18 beyond the arc for 50 percent and shot 50.8 percent from the floor. “I thought we passed the ball pretty well tonight at times,” MSU ...

Minot State falls short of Dickinson State again

Division II schools haven’t been an issue for the Dickinson State women’s basketball team recently. Since the start of last season, the No. 22 Bluehawks -- which play in the NAIA -- are 5-0 against Division II opponents, including a 73-63 win against Minot State on Wednesday at the MSU ...

MSU’s Ramirez and Rafferty earn postseason honors

CLEVELAND – Minot State University senior Ninfa Ramirez and Erin Rafferty were named to the Division II Conference Commissoners Association All-Central Region Teams on Wednesday afternoon. Ramirez was nanmed to the first team for the second straight season. The native of Perris, Calif., ...

Second half surge

Tyler Rudolph was a little frustrated with himself after the first half of the Minot State men’s basketball team’s contest against Jamestown Tuesday at the MSU Dome. The Beavers trailed the Jimmies 30-29 and Rudolph -- the team’s leading scorer a season ago -- was sitting at four ...

Jamestown still ‘special’ to Murken

When Matt Murken took the court Tuesday night, he was coaching against the team that gave him his first chance to be a head coach. In Murken’s two years with the Jamestown Jimmies, he compiled a record of 46-16. Murken was named the Dakota Athletic Conference Coach of the year after winning ...

ORCS hopes third time’s the charm at state

It could be argued Our Redeemer’s Christian School has experienced more heartache at the state tournament than most, if not all, of the other Class B schools in the state. The Knights, who have never won a state team title in any sport in school history, will be looking to correct a lot ...

Westby earns second straight NDGA Senior Player of the Year award

Minot State University head men’s golf coach Randy Westby was crown the North Dakota Golf Association Senior Player of the Year for the second straight year. Westby earned the title by finishing with 199.375 points, outdistancing Richard Tentis for the award. Westby played in four of the ...

MSU men’s golf signs Alberta standout

The Minot State University men’s golf has signed Darin Bertschi to an National Letter of Intent to join the Beavers in the fall 2017, head coach Randy Westby announced Tuesday. Bertschi, a Lethbridge, Alberta native, is the first student-athlete to ink with the Beavers during the early ...

Beavers volleyball adds three in early signing period

The Minot State University volleyball team added three players in the early signing period for next year’s team. The Beavers will welcome transfer Katie Dunfer from Glenburn, N.D., setter Mackenzie Froehlich of Swift Current, Saskatchewan and libero Sierra Parris-Kruger from Regina, ...

MHS standout swimmer Brown commits to Lindenwood

With a promising senior season still left to look forward to, Minot High swimmer Gerald Brown made the commitment to continue his swimming career at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri this week. Brown, a two-time event winner at the state meet last season, received high praise from ...

Two wins short, one step back

After consecutive trips to the Fargodome to compete for a state championship, the Minot High School football team had its 2016 season cut one game short with a 43-38 loss to Bismarck High in the Class AAA semifinals on Nov. 4. “We got beat by a really good team,” MHS coach Barry Holmen ...

Argent continues her golf career with Jamestown

Minot High girls golfer Paige Argent has committed to play collegiate golf at the University of Jamestown next fall. Argent was named the Senior Athlete of the Year and was the medalist at three tournaments this season for the Majettes. “It’s going to be a really good opportunity for ...