Sports

MDN file photo
Minot wideout Peyton Lamoureux takes a handoff during last year’s playoff game against Bismarck.

Fighting past Demons

Local Sports

Gathered around in the post-game huddle with head coach Barry Holmen delivering his closing remarks for the 2016 season, the Minot High football team could overhear the celebrations taking place on the other side of their field. A berth in the state championship for a third consecutive year ...

MHS boys cross country team making strides

Local Sports

Two meets into the season, the Minot High cross country team is relying on it’s youth to grow. “It’s a different crew from last year,” MHS coach Aaron Klingbeil said. Since last year’s seniors have come and gone, a lot of guys have had to step up for the Magi. As it stands, ...

MHS tennis gets first conference win

Local Sports

JAMESTOWN — The Minot High boys tennis team started its conference season opener on the right foot with a 6-3 victory over Jamestown Thursday on the road. “We got a nice road win at Jamestown to begin conference play. I don’t think we played our best tennis, but it was a great team ...

MSU VB to Play in Max and Erma’s Classic

Local Sports

The Minot State volleyball team travels to Aberdeen, S.D. this weekend to play in the Max and Erma’s Classic hosted by Northern State. The Beavers will face Minnesota Crookston on Friday at 10 a.m. and Minnesota State on Friday at 2:30 p.m., followed by two matches on Saturday against No. ...

Photo courtesy of Steve Silseth 
Minotauros forward Alex Adams (8) fights for position near the net during a junior league hockey game.

Reloading for another run

Local Sports

Minot Minotauros coach Marty Murray remembers the disappointment of last year’s North American Hockey League playoffs all too well. The Tauros were coming off a Central Division championship and a 38-14-4 record, yet fell to Aberdeen three games to one in the first round of the playoffs. ...

Alex Eisen/MDN
Minot High seniors Rylee Terrel (1) and Elise Klein (4) celebrate after scoring a point Tuesday in a match again Mandan. The Majettes lost in five sets.

Going the distance

Local Sports

A week after dropping a five-set marathon match in the conference opener to Bismarck St. Mary’s, the Minot High School volleyball team endure another heartbreaking loss in its home opener Tuesday against Mandan. After trading the first four sets, Minot (3-7, 0-3 West Region) dropped the ...

Garrick Hodge/MDN
Minot High’s Wyatt Markle (6) controls the ball during a high school soccer match Tuesday in Minot.

MHS soccer defeats Legacy 5-2

Local Sports

The Minot High boys soccer team cruised to a 5-2 victory on Tuesday, taking down Bismarck Legacy on its home field. Minot took a quick 3-0 lead in the contest thanks to first half goals from Avery Weishaar, Noah Schmidt and JJ Johannsen. Legacy got on the board before the close of the first ...

Alex Eisen/MDN
Fargo’s Jackson Moffett (91M) leads a pack of sprint cars to the green flag in a heat race Sunday night at Nodak Speedway.

Final go around

Local Sports

Various race cars from six different classes flocked to Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday for the final night of racing for the season. Everyone was gunning for that last victory of the year at the Motor Magic Races. Over five hours of racing and 24 races were needed to eventually crown ...

Photos courtesy of Sean Arbaut/Minot State athletics
Minot State's Emily Falldorf (12) goes for a kill during a college volleyball match.

Sweet victory

Local Sports

The streak is finally over. Well, sort of. Minot State volleyball had gone two years without defeating a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponent, but that changed Saturday when the Beavers defeated Bemidji State three sets to one at the MSU Dome as part of the Minot State ...

Garrick Hodge/MDN
Des Lacs-Burlington wideout Jacob Ruden (17) is tackled by Velva defensive back Elijah Hackman (21) during a high school football game Friday in Des Lacs.

Defensive battle

Local Sports

DES LACS -- When it mattered, the Velva football team made the defensive stops necessary to contain Des Lacs-Burlington’s high powered offense Friday. The Aggies won the Class 11A Region 3 matchup 18-7 in Des Lacs. “This is a group that is experienced and they should be able to come ...

Alex Eisen/MDN
Bishop Ryan senior JJ Johanssen (left) tackles Kenmare’s Jacob Rodin (right) in a Class A, Region 3 football game played Friday at Herb Parker Stadium.

First half shutout sparks Bishop Ryan 34-12 win over the Honkers

Local Sports

Facing off on the gridiron for the first time since 1996, Bishop Ryan Christian School introduced regional newcomers Kenmare/Bowbells/Burke Central to Class A, Region 3 football Friday night at Herb Parker Stadium. The Lions (2-0 overall) powered past the former nine-man Honkers (0-2) in the ...

Alex Eisen/MDN
The Minot High girls cross country team prepares to take off from the start line at the Minot meet Friday at the Optimist Soccer Complex.

Majettes dominate home cross country meet, Magi second

Local Sports

The Minot High School cross country teams fed off the home crowd Friday at the Optimist Soccer Complex. The Minot girls won its second straight meet with Abby Hoffarth winning the race with a time of 19:35.62, while the boys took second place (67 points) behind defending Class B state champions ...

MHS football steamrolls Davies for first win

Local Sports

FARGO — The Minot High football team bounced back from its season opener by trouncing Fargo Davies 59-32 Friday in Fargo. MHS quickly raced out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter thanks to touchdown runs from running back Dylan Danielson and quarterback Creighton Rudolph. After touchdown ...

MSU football blanked 24-0 in season opener

Local Sports

St. PAUL, Minn. — Minot State first-year coach Mike Aldrich likes to refer to the college football season opener as a preseason game, even if the result still counts. The Beavers certainly played like it was their first game under a new coaching staff Thursday, getting shut out by ...

Minot High soccer draws with Bismarck High 2-2

Local Sports

The Minot High boys soccer settled for a 2-2 draw Thursday against Bismarck High at the Optimist Soccer Complex. After a scoreless first half, senior JJ Johannsen with an assist by Cody Burke got the Magi on the scoreboard first just 31 seconds into the second half. The Demons answered with ...

ORCS senior Karolynn Winger (3) serves the ball in a match against Kenmare Thursday in Minot. Winger had a match-high eight aces.

Quality service

Local Sports

The 2016 Class B state volleyball tournament runner-up Our Redeemer’s Knights were back in their home gymnasium for the first time this season and they didn’t disappoint. The Knights looked as dominant as ever in a home-opening sweep of Region 8 foe Kenmare by scores of 25-7, 25-10 and ...