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Surrey Blue Sox Babe Ruth team headed to state

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SURREY — For the second year in a row, the Surrey Blue Sox are headed to the Babe Ruth Class B State Tournament. They are representing District 1. Their first game is today against Lamoure of District 6 in Steele. “For the most part, we’ve had a pretty decent season,” Blue Sox head ...

MSU football sixth in North Division preseason poll

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State has been selected to finish sixth in the North Division in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference preseason football poll as selected by the league head coaches and announced by the conference office on Thursday. The Beavers, who finished last season ...

Cousins comfortable with ‘license to lead’ Vikings

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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The quarterback merry-go-round in Minnesota has lost a lot of qualified riders over the past decade and more, and the Vikings made an unprecedented commitment this year to Kirk Cousins to make it stop. Cousins, too, has experienced his share of unsettled situations over ...

Roping and riding

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The Ranch Hands were made for the Ranch Rodeo. The four-man team from Palermo placed in the Top 3 of all five events to win the first night of the Ranch Rodeo on Wednesday at the North Dakota State Fair. The cowboys of Wade Skaar, Jeff Ruud, Garrett Hoelscher and Shane Pappa dominated ...

NDSU men’s track & field signs Rodin of Kenmare

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FARGO — The North Dakota State University men’s track & field team has signed Jacob Rodin of Kenmare to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Don Larson announced today. Rodin, of Kenmare High School, was the North Dakota Class B state champion in the 400-meter dash as a senior this ...

Offense goes quiet for Sabre Dogs, splits with Pierre

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The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs scored first, but ended up dropping Game 2, 13-2, against the Pierre Trappers to split the two-game series. EJ Ranel’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning gave Souris Valley an early lead, but Pierre answered with nine runs in the top of the second ...

Minot Storm fastpitch finds success at state

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After a short summer season, the Minot Storm fastpitch program made their way to the Junior Olympics North Dakota State Fastpitch Tournament in Fargo from July 13-15. 76 teams from around the state travelled to participate in the tournament. The Storm program took eight teams with two teams ...

Hanging on for the ride

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Eight seconds felt like an eternity for the cowboys looking to tame the Mosbrucker bucking bulls Monday evening at the North Dakota State Fair. When the dirt and dust settled, Payton Fitzpatrick from Polson, Montana, took home the NPRA Championship Bull Riding event victory in front of an ...

Sabre Dogs, Corbett Field win Best of the Ballparks contest

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Corbett Field, proud home of the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs, was named the best Summer Collegiate baseball venue in Ballpark Digest’s Best of the Ballparks competition. Ballpark Digest voters weighed in through six rounds of the competition, narrowing the field from 64 ballparks to two. The ...

Condron joins MSU volleyball as assistant coach

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Former Division I standout Charlie Condron has been named an assistant coach on the Minot State volleyball staff, head coach Dana Cordova announced on Monday. Condron, who was a four-year letterwinner at Cal State Northridge, will assist Cordova in all phases of the Beaver program from ...

Rally falls short

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Stifled by left-handed pitchers Connor Hanson and Ian McDonald, a mercy defeat was looming. While the seemingly evitable outcome was pushed aside, coming back to steal a victory was too far out of reach for the Minot Vistas. Trailing 13-1 to the Bismarck Governors Sunday afternoon in the ...

Thad, Randy Baker travel ND roping together

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Team roping is all about working together to capture and restrain a steer. For father and son duo Randy and Thad Baker, being in sync is in their blood. Growing up in New Town, Thad Baker was constantly around horses and the ranch life thanks to his father, Randy. Thad wasn’t always into ...

Sabre Dogs blow out Big Sticks, increase division lead

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The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, racking up 18 hits on their way to a 16-6 win over the Badlands Big Sticks. EJ Ranel broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a three-run home run to put the Sabre Dogs up 3-0. Justin Glover’s two-run shot ...

Callier, Ranel not enough

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Fresh off a two home run performance the night prior, EJ Ranel was poised for an encore performance Saturday evening against the Badlands Big Sticks at Corbett Field. His league leading 13th home run of the season jolted the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs (32-17) into the lead in the first inning. ...

Blast into the Badlands

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The 410-yardage-marker tucked away in center field at Corbett Field could be classified as no man’s land. Then came along slugger EJ Ranel. Tied at 6-6 in the bottom of the sixth, Ranel sent a missile to the deepest part of the ballpark for his second home run of the game. The ball ...