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Minot High hockey notebook: Down to two

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Blizzard conditions on Dec. 6 forced the Minot High School girls hockey team to postpone its contest against the two-time defending champions Bismarck Blizzard for a couple weeks. Since then, the standings have cleared up a little a bit with the Majettes (5-0-0, 5-0-0 North Dakota League) and ...

Kenmare edges the Knights by a point in Velva tourney final

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VELVA — Trailing 19-8 after the first quarter and then 37-26 at halftime, the Kenmare High School boys basketball team stormed all the back in the second half to win the 46th Annual Velva Invitational Basketball Tournament over the Our Redeemer’s Knights by a single point, 61-60. Kenmare ...

Minotauros enter the holiday break with a 3-2 win

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CLOQUET, Minn. — The Minot Minotauros (18-8-3) snapped the five-game winning streak of the Minnesota Wilderness (16-12-2) Saturday evening with a 3-2 road victory. It didn’t take long for the Minotauros to get on the scoreboard. Just 36 seconds into the contest, Reid Stefanson ...

MSU wrestling falls in close match with U-Mary

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BISMARCK — The Minot State University wrestling team lost 20-18 against the University of Mary despite winning six of the 10 match-ups on Friday evening in a nonconfernce dual. The Beavers got off to a strong start winning three of the first four matches to build a 9-5 lead. Liam Hayden, ...

Magi beat Century in OT

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BISMARCK —  The Minot Magicians traded their magic for a little bit of legerdemain on Friday night. Minot stole a hard-earned West Region boys basketball win from Century at the Olson gym, 76-71 in overtime. The road victory could have some long-term significance to go with the ...

James Madison stuns Bison with 27-17 loss

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FARGO — The North Dakota State football team’s six-year run of playoff perfection came to an end Friday night against the team it all started with. James Madison University claimed a 27-17 semifinal win in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs before a raucous and ...

Knights move on to Velva tourney final

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VELVA — The Our Redeemer’s boys basketball team are headed to the title match of the 46th annual Velva Invitational Basketball Tournament following a 71-37 victory over Underwood Thursday night. The Knights, using a heavy dose of their full-court trap defense, jumped out to 47-22 lead at ...

Minotauros fall to the Wilderness on the road

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CLOQUET, Minn. — The Minot Minotauros (17-8-3) suffered its second straight road defeat Friday night against the Minnesota Wilderness, 4-2, at the Northwood Credit Union Arena. After the Minotauros jumped out to a one-goal lead in the first period thanks to Nate Pionk, the Wilderness ...

No contest

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The first conference loss of the season was on the line Thursday night between the newly No. 1-ranked Minot High School boys wrestling team and Bismarck St. Mary’s. Both squads entered the early season Western Dakota Association dual meet in Minot with 2-0 records in the West Region. The ...

DL-B girls gets road win over Bottineau

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BOTTINEAU — The Des Lacs-Burlington girls basketball team took a five point lead into halftime against Bottineau Thursday evening and then added to it in the second half for a 20-point road victory, 67-47. Junior Caitlyn Vogel led the Lakers with 15 points, eighth grader Brooklyn Benno ...

Minot High swimmers cruise past Jamestown

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The Minot High boys swim and dive team posted state-qualifying marks in nearly every event Thursday evening en route to a 120-64 dual win over Jamestown at Minot High School. The Magi posted three state-qualifying marks in the 200 freestyle. Juniors Charlie Wentz, Connor Templeton, Nick ...

Conquering the challenge

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Adversity has already surrounded the Minot High wrestling team. Just a few meets into the 2016-17 season, the Magicians have battled injuries to key wrestlers and have faced opponents ranked higher than them - on paper, at least. Yet, Minot High has passed each test thrown its way with ...

Bishop Ryan girls basketball embraces tough opening schedule

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The quickest way to figure out what your team is made of is by front loading your schedule with a handful of ranked teams and throw in the defending state champions for good measure. Bishop Ryan girls basketball coach Julie Stewart wouldn’t have it any other way. The Lions (3-1), which ...

Seeing double… digits

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Both the home and away Minot High girls hockey team jerseys got ice time Tuesday evening at the Maysa Arena. And no, it wasn’t a scrimmage. The Williston girls hockey team, after forgetting to pack their jerseys, needed to borrow the Majettes’ maroon and gold tops for warm-ups and the ...

ORCS pulls away from Parshall for 65-50 win

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Injuries are a part of sports. And they can rear their ugly head at any moment and in any game. The Our Redeemer’s Christian School girls basketball team had a brief scare in its 65-50 win over Parshall Tuesday in Class B action in Minot. Senior Morgan Olson, the school’s all-time ...

Keeping tabs on former Minot area athletes

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In Hannah Stewart’s second season as a forward for the Iowa Hawkeyes, the former Bishop Ryan standout is getting acclimated to the Big Ten. The 6-foot-2 sophomore has played in all of Iowa’s 11 games, averaging seven points and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the ...

MHS girls basketball falls to Bismarck 54-30

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BISMARCK - The Minot High girls basketball team couldn’t muster enough offensively to take down Bismarck St. Mary’s on Monday, falling 54-30 in Bismarck. Kali Askvig led the Majettes with eight points, while Paige Argent chipped in six. Minot High shot 10-of-28 from the floor and 7-of-10 ...

JONES: Race for boys Region 6 title is up for grabs

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At the beginning of the boys basketball season last year, you kind of had a feeling Our Redeemer’s Christian School was going to have a special season. And the Knights did. Finishing second at state is nothing to hang your head over. And two years ago, the Rugby Panthers won the ...

MSU wrestling splits pair of meets on Sunday

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MANKATO, Minn. — The Minot State University wrestling team split a pair of meets Sunday. The Beavers opened the day with a 29-15 win over Truman State. The Beavers won despite losing the first two matches. Jered Sublet (141) won by decision for the Beavers, while Cody Haugen (149) ...