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Rejuvenating the magic

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For the first time in three seasons, the Minot High School boys basketball isn’t entering the upcoming season as defending state champions. But that’s not keeping head coach Dean Winczewski and company up at night. After winning three straight state titles from 2015-2017, the Magicians ...

Majettes searching for contributors as season begins

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Minot High School girls basketball coach Bernie Wasser had a simple message for his team at practice Monday afternoon as the Majettes prepared for its season opener at Williston today. “Don’t get complacent.” The Majettes’ roster is a mixed bag of experienced upperclassmen and ...

EISEN: Reality of rivalry defeats for the MSU basketball teams

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By ALEX EISEN Sports Editor aeisen@minotdailynews.com The final outlook was eerily similar Saturday in Bismarck for the Minot State basketball teams against the University of Mary. Both MSU teams got off to a slow start, fought back, but ultimately came up short. The women lost 64-58 and ...

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BISMARCK — Despite only scoring four points in the first 10 minutes, the Minot State men’s basketball team still had an opportunity to knock off its in-state rival, the University of Mary, Saturday evening on the road at the McDowell Activity Center in Bismarck. Last tied at 52-52 with ...

MSU women crumble in crunch time against Marauders

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BISMARCK — Coral Gillette buried five 3-pointers, including a first half buzzer beater, to help the University of Mary Marauders sink the Minot State Beavers, 64-58, in an NSIC conference opener Saturday afternoon in Bismarck. While the Minot State women’s basketball team (5-2, 0-1 NSIC) ...

Passa leads Aggies to 60-32 win over Stanley

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Welcome to Velva, Emma Passa. In her third game since switching schools from Bishop Ryan to Velva, the junior guard showed everyone that there’s a new top dog in District 11. Passa put on a scoring clinic, tallying 30 points in the Aggies’ commanding 60-32 win over Stanley on Saturday at ...

Lions GBB falls short against Midway/Minto

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In a game plagued by missed shots and missed opportunities, the Midway/Minto Mustangs defeated the Bishop Ryan Lions, 42-37, Saturday at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. “We learned a lot from yesterday and as the game went on we got more aggressive and (we) felt more comfortable with ...

Majettes lose 4-3 nail biter to Grand Forks

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GRAND FORKS — The Minot High girls hockey team (1-3) came up on the short end of an overtime thriller Saturday, suffering a 4-3 loss to Grand Forks (3-1). Both teams went scoreless in the opening period, but the Majettes finally got on the board two minutes into the second period with a ...

Rivalry hits the ice

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Bragging rights belong to the Beavers. In the inaugural meeting on the ice between rivals Minot State and the University of Mary, the more established program drew first blood. The No. 14-ranked Beavers (12-4-2) upended the upstart Marauders (24-2-1), 8-1, Friday evening at Maysa Arena to ...

Bishop Ryan falls in season-opening thriller to Kenmare, 40-38

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After playing lockdown defense all night, the Lions came up one offensive play short of the comeback. With the exception of an early 7-2 lead in the opening quarter, the Bishop Ryan girls basketball team found itself playing from behind for most of its season-opening game against Kenmare on ...

Majettes suffer road loss to Devils Lake, 4-2

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DEVILS Lake — After entering the second period tied at one goal apiece with Devils Lake on Friday, the Minot High girls hockey team surrendered three goals in the second period en route to a 4-2 road loss. The Firebirds (1-2) struck first in the opening period. Kaylie Klemetsrud found the ...

MSU men’s indoor track and field 11th in NSIC Preseason Poll

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Minot State men’s indoor track and field team has been selected to finish 11th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Poll as voted upon by the conference head coaches and announced by the league office on Friday. The Beavers finished 11th in the ...

Putting out the fire

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Two goals in the first eight minutes and a shutout performance from sophomore Tre’ Sortland, making his first career varsity start for the Magicians, did the trick. The Minot High School boys hockey team (1-1-0) picked up its first win of the season with a 2-0 nonconference victory over the ...

Lewis adds second All-Region honor

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Minot State sophomore Sofia Lewis has been named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region team the organization announced on Tuesday. Lewis was named Third Team All-Central Region, which marks the first time in her career she has been honored on the United ...

Lace ‘em up

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With a new season brings a clean slate for teams in the Class B Region 6 girls basketball scene. Here is a breakdown of the field as teams prepare to defend titles, carve out spots in the standings and develop chemistry in the wake of roster shakeups. District 11 Leading the pack in ...

Deliberate tempo

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A month ago, the Minot State men’s basketball team walloped Valley City State, 97-64, in a road exhibition contest to open the new season. The Beavers (5-4) couldn’t match that 33-point margin on Tuesday night but moved back above .500 mark nonetheless with a 61-47 victory over the ...

MSU women hold off Valley City, 66-59

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Junior forward Reina Strand had played 28 minutes prior to Tuesday’s game against Valley City State. Strand made the most of her 20 minutes with six points and six rebounds (five offensive) in critical situations to help the Minot State women’s basketball team fend off Valley City State, ...

Magi hockey fall short in season opener to Mandan, 3-2

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In a game where multiple players earned their first goal as Magicians, the Minot High School boys hockey team came up one score short. Both players and fans of Minot High entered the Maysa Arena fired up for the Magi’s season opener against Mandan. But the excitement ultimately turned sour ...