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Lopsided third quarter dooms Minot High

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FARGO - When Minot High played its season opener against West Fargo on Aug. 25, the Magicians let the game slip away in the third quarter. On Friday, the Magi experienced a severe case of Deja Vu in the Class 11AAA state championship at the Fargodome in Fargo. The Magicians entered ...

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The Our Redeemer’s volleyball team celebrates after the final point of their Region 6 championship Thursday in Minot.

Knighted again

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After losing six seniors from last year’s state runner-up team, there were expectations that the Our Redeemer’s volleyball team would take a step back in 2017. The Knights disproved that theory in dramatic fashion throughout the Region 6 tournament, punching their ticket to state for the ...

Rested and ready

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Seeded third going into today, the Minot High School girl’s swim and diving team is feeling confident and ready for the state meet in Bismarck. “(At the WDA) we swam really well, we weren’t rested yet and so we were swimming on adrenaline only,” said Majettes head coach Emily Jensen. ...

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Adrianna Wilder signed with U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons Wednesday and posed for a picture at the Magic City Campus Thursday. From left is Wilder’s brother, father, coach Carla Wahlund, Adrianna Wilder and her mother.

Majettes runner Wilder signs with Air Force Academy

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As the cross country season came to a close for most, it was only the beginning for Minot High School senior Adrianna Wilder. Wilder signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday to run cross country for the United States Air Force Academy Falcons after graduation. “It started with my ...

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Minot High football coach Barry Holmen (left) gives Magicians senior quarterback Creighton Rudolph (17) the play to run during the Class 11AAA state semifinals last Friday in Bismarck.

Underdog story

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Everybody loves the underdog. Nothing quite compares to the uplifting sensation of unexpected greatness to remind everyone that anything is possible. The Minot High School football team is a victory away from feeling that euphoria one more time. Friday night inside the Fargodome against ...

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Minot State wrestler Carlos Toledano, right, tries to take down his opponent during a collegiate wrestling match Wednesday at the MSU Dome.

MSU wrestling defeated in season opener

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Briley Crissler defeated Gerardo Jaime 6-0 at 197 pounds and Minot State closed the dual with five victories in the final six matches, but Mary held on for a 21-15 victory over Minot State in the Beavers season opener on Wednesday in the Minot State Dome. Crissler recorded a takedown in the ...

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Minot High senior Alli McCoy signs a National Letter of Intent to the University of Mary with coach Melissa Solper (left) and her parents Charlene and Tom McCoy (standing) in attendance.

Majettes sprinter McCoy signs with U-Mary

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Minot High School senior Alli McCoy signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday evening to join the University of Mary women’s track and field team for the next school year. “I choose U-Mary because I really enjoyed the staff and athletes there,” McCoy said. “I felt U-Mary was a ...

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Rugby outside hitter Maria Blessum (4) goes for a kill during the Region 6 volleyball tournament Tuesday in Minot.

Rugby advances to Region 6 finals

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It wasn’t without adversity-filled moments, but the Rugby volleyball team found a way to advance to its second straight Region 6 championship Tuesday at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. The Panthers took down Des Lacs-Burlington 3-1 in the semifinals, with set scores being 27-25, 18-25, ...

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ORCS outside hitter Ryleigh Popinga (8) leaps in the air while attempting to record a block during the Region 6 volleyball tournament Tuesday in Minot.

ORCS vaults into Region 6 championship with 3-1 win over L&C

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It wasn’t the usual dominating win the Our Redeemer’s volleyball team has grown used to, but the Knights will take it anyway. ORCS punched its ticket to the Region 6 championship Tuesday after taking down Lewis & Clark Berthold in the semifinals, 3-1. Set scores were 25-10, 19-25, ...

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The Minot High School championship cheer team practice their stunts Tuesday at Central Campus. The team could potentially earn their fifth straight state title on Saturday.

MHS cheer squad to compete for fifth state title Saturday

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The Minot High football team isn’t the only Minot team competing for a state championship this weekend. MHS’ cheer team will be heading off to state as well to compete for what could be their fifth straight fall win for the squad on Saturday in Fargo. The cheer team is tirelessly ...

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Lewis & Clark junior Corina Pabian (8) goes up for an attack Monday in a first-round Region 6 volleyball match against Bottineau at the Minot Municipal Auditorium.

Bombers blast into semis

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In a repeat of what happened two years ago, the District 12 No. 3-seeded Lewis & Clark Bombers knocked off the District 11 No. 2-seeded Bottineau Stars in the first round of the Region 6 tournament at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. The Bombers (25-13) produced the only upset in the first ...

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Rugby’s Madison Uhlenkamp (11) and Sara Stier (2) jump in the air for a block during a Region 6 volleyball game Monday in Minot.

Rugby volleyball takes down Bishop Ryan 3-0

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Rugby volleyball was boosted by fast starts in its first two sets Monday, allowing the Panthers to start the Region 6 volleyball tournament in dominating fashion with a 3-0 sweep over Bishop Ryan at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. Set scores were 25-21, 25-16 and 25-14. “We came into ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington sophomore Sara Bonn (9) attacks the ball in the District 12 championship match played last week in Berthold.

For a spot at state

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From 15 teams down to eight, and by the end of the week only one will remain. The Region 6 volleyball tournament gets under way today at the Minot Municipal Auditorium with four teams from District 11 and four teams from District 12 competing to be the last squad standing in the ...

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LAEM senior running back Connor Tetrault (44) stiff arms a Velva defender Saturday in the state semifinals in Velva. Photo courtesy of Al Christianson

Shut down in the semis

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VELVA — The defense for the Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich football team was impenetrable Saturday afternoon in the Class 11A state semifinals. The No. 3-seeded Cardinals (11-0) kept their quest of a perfect season intact while ending the No. 2-seeded Velva Aggies (10-1) undefeated run with a ...

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Minot State sophomore Blake Fournier (12) goes for the goal late in the first period Saturday against the University of Utah. The Beavers bested the Utes 9-0 at Maysa Arena.

MSU hockey outshoots Utah 65-9 in dominating 9-0 victory

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Saturday’s 9-0 victory was nothing short of domination for the Minot State hockey team. The Beavers outshot the University of Utah 65-9 and outscored the Utes 7-0 in the third period to walk away with a win at Maysa Arena. “We talked about finishing off plays at the second ...

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Minot State defensive back Manuel Bradford (48) breaks up a pass intended for Moorhead wideout Hayden Swartz (82) at a college football game Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium.

Beavers’ upset bid falls short at goal line

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Minot State football fell six yards short of an upset Saturday. Trailing by six on the final play of the game, the Beavers had a chance to steal a win from MSU Moorhead, but those hopes ended on a failed slant pass to the end zone. Moorhead (5-5) escaped Herb Parker Stadium with a 22-16 ...