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Bishop Ryan's Emma Passa (34) lifts a floater while Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood's Janie Savelkoul (24) and Madison Moberg (2) can only watch during the District 12 championship Saturday at the Minot Auditorium.

Lions roar

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Bishop Ryan couldn’t be stopped early in Saturday’s District 12 girls basketball championship at the Minot Auditorium. Ryan outscored Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 22-3 in the first quarter en route to a 41-28 victory over the Mavericks. The Lions scored the first 15 points of the game and ...

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Minot High senior wrestler Brody Armstrong, right, receives a certificate for the Western Dakota Association senior athlete of the year.

Minot High wrestling takes second in West Region Tournament

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The Minot State University dome was buzzing with energy Saturday during the Western Dakota Association individual region championship. Each team had wrestled all year for the chance to claim the west region title. Bismarck High came out as the big winner of the night, with 260.5 points. ...

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Rugby junior guard Anni Stier (25) dribbles the basketball up the floor against Velva's full-court press Saturday evening in the District 11 girls basketball championship game at Velva High School.

No. 1 Rugby holds off resilient Aggies for District 11 title

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VELVA - Rugby’s reign marches on. For the fourth straight season, the Panthers (19-2) hoisted the hardware for the District 11 girls basketball championship Saturday evening with a 54-39 victory over Velva (17-5) on the Aggies’ home court. “Feels really good,” Rugby and District 11 ...

MHS boys move past Legacy

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BISMARCK - The Minot High boys basketball team got ahead and stayed ahead Saturday, taking down Bismarck Legacy 72-57 on the road. “I thought defensively we were really good for large portions of the game,” MHS coach Dean Winczewski said. “In the second half we were really efficient ...

Beavers softball racks up two wins

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Junior Lauren Cowden drove in four runs and Minot State opened the home portion of its 2018 schedule with wins over Mayville State and Dickinson State on Saturday in the Air-Supported Dome at Herb Parker Stadium. The Beavers defeated the Comets 8-7 and then beat Dickinson State 10-2 to cap the ...

MSU women’s late rally falls short in loss to SCSU

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The Minot State women’s basketball team suffered a 70-61 setback at St. Cloud State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play on Saturday afternoon in St. Cloud, Minn. The loss drops Minot State to 13-11 (10-10 NSIC) while St. Cloud State improves to 17-7 (14-6 ...

Hot-shooting St. Cloud State topples MSU men

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Senior Nathaniel Moore scored 14 points, but St. Cloud State used a 21-6 run late in the first half to pull away from Minot State on its way to a 96-60 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory on Saturday in Halenbeck Hall. A layup by Tyler Rudolph with 6:09 to ...

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Bishop Ryan's McKinlee Harmon (21) puts up a shot during a District 12 semifinal matchup Friday at the Minot Auditorium.

Passa, defense leads Bishop Ryan past Lewis & Clark Berthold

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Two games in to the District 12 Tournament, the Bishop Ryan girls basketball team has found a winning formula: play lockdown defense and get sophomore forward Emma Passa open looks offensively. The Lions executed perfectly on both fronts Friday, taking down Lewis & Clark Berthold 43-29 ...

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Velva senior guard Greta Florence prepares to pass the ball to freshman teammate Madison Effertz (5) in a District 11 girls basketball tournament semifinal game against TGU Friday evening at Velva High School.

Strong start, finish helps No. 2 Aggies avoid TGU upset

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VELVA — A 16-point first quarter lead evaporated down to just four points. The No. 2-seeded Velva Aggies were wavering on their home court, as No. 6 Towner-Granville-Upham clawed back to within 29-25 in the middle of the third quarter and turned a once lopsided District 11 girls basketball ...

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Minot High senior Lindsey Larson (5) tries to sneak the puck into the net past Fargo North/South goaltender Lauren Harr, Friday at Maysa Arena. The Majettes fell to FNS 4-1.

Fargo North/South hockey collects another win from the Majettes

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The Minot High girls hockey team saw Fargo North/South for the second time this season Friday at Maysa Arena. The Majettes fell 4-1 to FNS. Overall, the Majettes collected three penalties throughout the game, two of which giving FNS power play opportunities they couldn’t score on. Late ...

MSU women have seven-game win streak snapped

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DULUTH, Minn. — The Minot State women’s basketball team was outscored 30-14 in the third quarter, as the Beavers fell 70-61 at Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, Minn. on Friday night. The loss snaps Minot State’s seven-game win streak, as the Beavers suffered their last loss vs. Minnesota ...

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The Minot High boys hockey team celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period Thursday evening at Maysa Arena.

Rolling into the postseason

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Already locked into the third seed for the upcoming West Region tournament, the Minot High School boys hockey team ensured Thursday night that a week from now they would see Bottineau/Rugby again. The Magicians (11-9-1, 10-4-0 West Region) closed out the regular season with an 8-0 shutout win ...

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Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood's Janie Savelkoul (24) puts up a shot while Our Redeemer's Tessa Olson (32) tries to take a charge during a District 12 girls basketball game Thursday at the Minot Auditorium. MLS won 37-21.

Mavericks stifle Knights, 37-21

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In a low-scoring affair, the No. 4 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood girls basketball team mustered just enough offense Thursday. The Mavericks took down No. 5 Our Redeemer’s 37-21 in a District 12 Tournament quarterfinal matchup Thursday at the Minot Auditorium. “It’s always a race to 50 in ...

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Surrey guard Schyler Lemere (4) shoots a mid-range shot while Lewis & Clark Berthold's Hannah Ibach (24) defends during a girls District 12 basketball game Thursday at the Minot Auditorium.

Berthold takes down Surrey for third time

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For whatever reason, the Lewis & Clark Berthold girls basketball team has Surrey’s number this season. The No. 6 Bombers bested the No. 3 Mustangs 60-44 in a District 12 Tournament quarterfinal matchup Thursday at the Minot Auditorium. LCB beat Surrey 36-30 in the first meeting on Dec. ...

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Minot High senior Charlie Wentz takes a breath during his 200-yard freestyle in a dual against Bismarck Century, Thursday at Magic City Campus.

MHS boys swimming and diving bests Bismarck Century in dual meet

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The Minot High boys swimming and diving team tied Bismarck Century for the most first-place finishes in the Western Dakota Association this season (four) after a close dual meet win Thursday. The Magi outswam the Patriots 94-91 at Magic City Campus. “It’s always obviously fun to win ...

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Minot High's Logan Krueger (74) recovers a fumble in the Class A state semifinal game against Century this past fall in Bismarck.

Across the line

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Hand on the ground and down in a stance, they listen in as the quarterback goes through his cadence. Logan Krueger and Chris Sowitch wait patiently for the ball to be snapped. They stare intensely across the line of scrimmage, sizing up the man in front of them and prepare to strike. A shared ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington senior wide receiver Josh Knutson (21) catches a pass over the middle during a high school football scrimmage this past season.

Minot High’s Huff, DLB’s Knutson commit to Bemidji State

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While several Minot-area athletes took their talents to Minot State, two local players decided to play for a different Beavers team. Minot High lineman Elijah Huff and Des Lacs-Burlington wide receiver Josh Knutson officially signed with Division II Bemidji State Wednesday, a fellow Northern ...