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Hometown hero

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WEST FARGO — During his 21 year career, Donny Schatz has recorded 239 victories on race tracks all over the country. Since the turn of the millennium, Schatz has arguably been the top sprint car driver in the world, amassing eight World of Outlaws championships and nine Knoxville Nationals ...

Coming full circle

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Four years after reaching the pinnacle of her collegiate track and field career at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships, North Dakota State runner Morgan Milbrath desired nothing more than to make one final encore appearance to wrap up her senior season. Last weekend, that dream became a ...

Ystaas named DL-B boys basketball coach

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BURLINGTON — For the first time in more than three decades, the Des Lacs-Burlington boys basketball team will have a new leader. On Wednesday, DLB athletic director Scott Medalen announced the hiring of former Velva-Sawyer head coach Tyler Ystaas to replace 37-year coaching veteran Doug ...

Surf the Earth

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One of the biggest complaints critics have about the sport of golf is the speed of play. For some, taking five plus hours to complete 18 holes is just too long. Well, the Vardon Golf Course in northwest Minot has recently purchased new technology it believes to be the solution: GolfBoards. A ...

Metros split with Surrey

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The Minot Metros moved to 4-2 overall on the season on Monday after splitting a pair of American Legion baseball games against the Surrey Blue Sox, losing 12-0 in Game 1 and responding with a 12-4 win in the nightcap, at Corbett Field. “In the first game, I thought Blake Smith did a ...

Hole in one nets new truck

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Monday was Sam Dauphinais’ luck day. With a hole in one on Minot Country Club’s par-3 hole No. 5, Dauphinais won himself a brand new truck. His new vehicle was part of a promotion at the golf course called ‘The Mother Trucker.’ While golfing in scramble teams, the golfers could win a ...

Horse racing at Chippewa Downs gets under way

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BELCOURT — The gates opened on Saturday for a new season of horse racing at Chippewa Downs in Belcourt on the Turtle Mountain reservation. Eight races took place on the half-mile oval with a 350-yard straightaway with purses ranged from $2,400 to $4,000. Over 50 horses, mostly from North ...

New Town continues to run away with state titles

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Four events, seven runners and 85 points. That was the formula for another New Town Class B boys state track and field championship a few weeks ago, and helped continue the ongoing dominance of its long distance running dynasty. The Eagles have won the last three boys state track and field ...

Summer baseball begins

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The first couple of weeks of the Class AA North Dakota American Legion baseball season is often a time of building chemistry between players who aren’t accustomed to playing with each other. Such was the case Thursday evening, as the Minot Vistas hosted Dickinson for its season opener at ...

Hole in one at Minot Country Club

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Westhope native Robbie Conway sunk a hole in one on hole No. 11 at the Minot Country Club on Wednesday using a pitching wedge. The feat was witnessed by Matt Lodoen, Josh Lee and Jeff Cooper. When not on the golf course, Conway is currently in second place of the IMCA Sport Mods point ...

Minot Vistas hope to take next step in 2017

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Last season could be considered a building block for the Minot Vistas. Minot finished as the third-best team in the Class AA American Legion regular season with a 30-14 record and reached the state semifinals. The Vistas hope they can build off the momentum gained from the postseason this ...

Too much to overcome

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GRAND FORKS - Tense action captivated the crowd for the final few holes of the Class A boys state golf tournament. While every stroke mattered for the last three pairings on the course, the Minot High School boys golf team could only watch like the rest of the spectators after a poor first day ...

Trees and a hard place

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GRAND FORKS — After slicing his opening tee shot into the rough, junior Kessler Heilman found himself surrounded by trees and wanting to reach the safety of the fairway. “I hit my drive right off the fairway, off a terrible bounce and I was behind trees, so I was just going to punch ...

Going for gold

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A month into the racing season at Nodak Speedway, some racers are starting to create separation in the points standings of their respective race classes. On Sunday in the B Modifieds, Minot’s Jeff Hooker emerged victorious after starting in the fourth spot. It was his third podium finish ...

Placing on the podium

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JAMESTOWN — After losing for the first time all season in the Class B state softball semifinals on Friday, the Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark Lakers didn’t hang their heads for long. The resilient bunch unloaded a lopsided seven-run, second inning and held on late to upend Watford ...

Ryan baseball outslugs Shiloh Christian 13-12 for fifth place

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JAMESTOWN — In the first two games of the Class B state baseball tournament, No. 5-ranked Bishop Ryan scored eight runs. In the fifth-place game on Saturday against Shiloh Christian, they got the bats going to a tune of 13 runs on 17 hits. That was just enough to hold off the Skyhawks, ...