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Rudolph named to D2CCA All- Central Region team

Minot State University junior Tyler Rudolph was named to the 2016-17 Division II Conference Commissioner’s Men’s Basketball All-Central Region team, the D2CCA announced Monday. Rudolph becomes the first Minot State men’s basketball player to earn the honor since the Beavers moved to ...

Hats off

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Lyndon Lipinski had been waiting for his moment all season. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound junior forward had been dealing with a nagging ankle injury for a good portion of the year and hadn't felt 100 percent in a long time. Nonetheless, he felt pretty great Sunday after he ...

Minot High basketball looked down, but were never out

The streak lives on. Three state championships in a row. The magnitude of such a feat still lingers in the air days after the Minot High School boys basketball team raised its trophy in celebration with three-finger salutes pointed to the sky. For a squad that wrapped up its ...

Three-peat complete

BISMARCK — A week ago the Minot High School boys basketball team walked off the court as the Bismarck Century Patriots celebrated. They weren’t going to let that happen again. In a rematch of the West Region final in which Century won 70-64, the Magicians (25-2) redeemed themselves ...

EISEN: A standing ovation for the Magicians magical march

After pulling a rabbit out of the hat against West Fargo in the opening round and following that up by making Fargo Davies unbeaten record disappear in the Class A boys basketball state semifinals, the Minot High School Magicians saved its best illusion for the final act. The stage was set ...

HODGE: MSU hockey has championship mindset

COLUMBUS, Ohio - There was something interesting about the way the Minot State hockey team left the ice Friday night. The Beavers had just won their first round American Collegiate Hockey Association national tournament game 4-0, yet, they didn’t feel like celebrating much. After the ...

Minotauros fall at home to Brookings

One night after clinching a spot in the upcoming North American Hockey League playoffs, the Minot Minotauros dropped a 3-2 contest to the Brookings Blizzard on Saturday night at Maysa Arena. Brookings built a 2-0 lead after the opening period as Paul Cotter and Connor Koviak found the back of ...

Ryan punches ticket to state

For the first three periods of Saturday’s Class B Region 6 boys basketball tournament championship game, it seemed Our Redeemer’s Christian School was well on its way to successfully defending its region title. And then the fourth period happened. Bishop Ryan (22-2) outscored the ...

Title quest

BISMARCK — A calendar year had passed since Fargo Davies boys basketball lost a game. After losing in the Class A state semifinals last year, the Eagles went undefeated in the regular season and were aiming to become the first unbeaten state champion since Fargo North in 2002. But the ...

Knights dig in, defeat Berthold yet again to reach the Region 6 final

The score line from the District 12 semifinal contest between Our Redeemer’s Christian School and Lewis and Clark-Berthold was 61-60 in favor of the Knights. Friday night at the Minot Auditorium, the final score looked eerily similar as ORCS withstood the Bombers once more, 61-59, in a Class ...

MSU hockey dominates in nationals opener

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Minot State couldn’t have played much better in its American Collegiate Hockey Association national championships opener on Friday. The Beavers controlled the tempo from the moment the puck dropped, outshooting Colorado State 47-22 en route to a 4-0 win at the OhioHealth ...

Ryan tops Des Lacs-Burlington to advance Region 6 title contest

Throughout the course of the season, Bishop Ryan boys basketball coach Brock Teets has stressed to his team the importance of team work and defense. They have bought into both. And the end result for the Lions is a trip back to the Region 6 tournament championship game, which is set for ...

Minotauros clinch NAHL playoff berth

With eight regular season games remaining, the Minot Minotauros punched its ticket to the North American Hockey League playoffs in front of 2,167 people Friday night at Maysa Arena. The Minotauros fended off the Brookings Blizzard 4-1 to clinch its playoff spot. Reid Stefanson scored a pair ...

Champs survive

Through three periods of Thursday night’s Class B Region 6 boys basketball tournament quarterfinal contest, it seemed Our Redeemer’s Christian School’s reign as region champs would come to an end. Then Leyton Lang took over the final period. The ORCS junior scored nine points in the ...

Beavers ready for first test at nationals

COLUMBUS, Ohio — After spending 20-plus hours on a bus since Wednesday, a hockey rink was a welcome sight for Minot State Thursday evening. When the Beavers took the ice for practice in preparation for the ACHA national championships upon arrival to Columbus, Ohio, bus legs or not, MSU ...

Pearson, Lakers put on an offensive clinic to knock off the Sioux

There is red hot, and then there is whatever Drew Pearson was feeling Thursday night. The Des Lacs-Burlington senior just couldn’t miss. In three quarters of play, Pearson scored 39 points on 15-for-18 shooting and was a perfect 7-for-7 from three-point land. The District 12 No. 3-seeded ...

Berthold runs past Rugby, 52-38

It’s hard to imagine anyone having a more eventful 24-hour period than that of Lewis & Clark-Berthold boys basketball coach Chris Brown. Less than 24 hours prior to Thursday evening’s Class B Region 6 tournament quarterfinal contest against the Rugby Panthers, Brown and his wife ...

Ryan rains 3’s early to douse Drake-Anamoose in the first round

The District 12 champions Bishop Ryan had long ball fever in the first half and used it to their advantage against District 11 No. 4-seeded Drake-Anamoose in the first round of the Region 6 tournament at the Minot State Dome. The Lions (21-2) launched 30 triples in the contest and made nine ...

Last chance for a ring

COLUMBUS, Ohio — There wasn’t much to be said in the locker room following the Minot State hockey team’s early round exit from the American Collegiate Hockey Association national tournament last season. MSU entered the tournament as a No. 1 seed with national championship aspirations, ...

Playoff spot in reach, as Tauros aim to ‘Pack the Pepsi’

Another blizzard is coming to town, the Brookings Blizzard, and the Minot Minotauros are hoping its shelter at the new Pepsi Rink in Maysa Arena will be buzzing Friday and Saturday night to help them weather the storm. With nine games left in the North American Hockey League season, the ...