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Legacy washes away Minot 8-1

Rain and undefeated Bismarck Legacy (9-0, 3-0 WDA) gave the Minot High School boys tennis team all they could handle Thursday afternoon. Legacy swept the doubles and lost one singles match in rout to a 8-1 victory over the Magi."We were forced to move inside due to rain, so many of the matches ...

Ryan rolls past Standing Rock

The Bishop Ryan football team improved to 3-0 on the season Thursday night with a 58-0 win at Standing Rock.Cody Feist had an interception returned for a touchdown, while Chinaza Udekwe scored on a 50-yard run."Mentally, we were really sharpe," Ryan coach Chris Compton said. "We didn't have the ...

Strength of the Magi

Last Friday against Fargo Davies, the Minot High football team didn't waste any time in putting its game plan into action. After seven straight rushing plays on the opening drive of the game, Creighton Rudolph scampered in from two yards out on a quarterback sneak to give the Magi an early ...

Bishop Ryan looks to stay perfect

After starting the season with two impressive wins at home, the Bishop Ryan Lions football team hits the road for the first time this season with a road game this evening at Standing Rock.The Lions (2-0) are currently ranked fourth in the latest Class A rankings and face a Standing Rock team ...

Williston loses a legend

For those in the Williston area and other parts of western North Dakota, whenever you think of Williston High School athletics, there is only one name and one voice that comes to mind.Longtime Williston resident Ralph Lockwood has been synonymous with Williston athletics over the years as the ...

Home debut

It may not have been Our Redeemer's Christian School's best performance on the volleyball court, but it was still good enough to make short work of the Hazen Bison.The Knights rolled in their home-opener over Hazen winning 25-19, 25-13 and 25-14."I know we can play better," ORCS senior Morgan ...

Minotauros win exhibition 3-1

The Minot Minotauros got their first live-game action of the 2016-17 season off to a good start Tuesday, defeating Bismarck in an exhibition 3-1 at Maysa Arena.The first goal of the season for Minot came from Andriy Denyskin in the second period coming off assists from Kyle Craddick and Austin ...

Morales homers twice, Royals beat Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kendrys Morales had two home runs, including a three-run blast in Kansas City's seven-run ninth inning that propelled the Royals to a 10-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.Morales hit a two-run shot in the first inning to help the Royals overcome the loss of ...

Packers receiver Nelson: ‘I’m playing football’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Jordy Nelson's knees aren't going to keep him from playing football on Sunday.How much the receiver is on the field in the Green Bay Packers' season opener at Jacksonville may simply come down to how much he can stand the heat.Otherwise, Nelson is ready and eager to play ...

Monfils tops Nadal’s conqueror to reach Open SF; Kerber wins

NEW YORK (AP) - For years, the book on Gael Monfils was that he was supremely talented, yes - and also more interested in producing an entertaining display than an effective one.Sure made for good videos, all those parallel-to-the-court dives or 360-degree smashes or racket-between-the-legs ...

Like father, like son: Nickerson Jr. setting tone for Illini

(AP) - Illinois coach Lovie Smith got a fantastic two-for-one deal when he hired Hardy Nickerson as his defensive coordinator. Once Nickerson arrived in Champaign, his son decided to follow as a graduate transfer from California.Hardy Jr.'s impact has been felt immediately. Though he didn't ...

‘Championship or bust’

With the core group of players that returns for Minot State hockey, coach Wade Regier has made the team goal for the 2016-17 season abundantly clear."Certainly the expectations we have are championship or bust," Regier said.The Beavers entered last season's American Collegiate Hockey ...

MSU soccer falls in OT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. The Minot State University soccer team lost 2-1 in overtime to Fort Hays State in NCAA Division II regional play on a neutral pitch Monday afternoon.The Beavers, who were outshot 28-5, held a 1-0 lead for over 55 minutes before the Tigers tied the game with a goal off a ...

Scrimmage season

Minot Minotauros players have had a lot on their plate the last three days.Since the beginning of training camp Thursday, coach Marty Murray hasn't wasted any time implementing schemes and giving fitness tests to players. With each day from now until Sept. 21 seemingly an audition for ...

Early thoughts on what is sure to be an exciting fall season

It's pretty hard to believe that we are a little more than two weeks into the fall sports season.It's still early enough that most coaches may not totally be sure of what they have in their own respective teams.But for the better part of the last three weeks, I have made the rounds to various ...