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Rugby District 11 boys basketball champs

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RUGBY -— The Rugby boys basketball team celebrated its third straight District 11 tournament title on Monday. The No. 9-ranked Panthers (18-3), top seed in District 11, captured the championship over District 11 No. 2-seeded Bottineau, 78-57, on their home court in Rugby. The Panthers ...

Racking up W’s

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All the Minot State women’s hockey team does is win, apparently. The ACHA Division II West Region No. 1-ranked Beavers (24-1-0) wrapped up a near flawless regular season with a 9-2 Senior Day victory Sunday afternoon against West Region No. 2-ranked Assiniboine Community College (16-6-1) at ...

Shutout, halted comeback leads to split for MSU softball

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The Minot State softball team completed the final day of the second Air-Supported Dome Invitational this season with a split. Freshman pitcher Zoya Robbins tossed a complete-game shutout, 2-0, in Game 1 Sunday afternoon against Minnesota Crookston. In Game 2, the Beavers fell behind 10-0 ...

Cross-town classic

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Zachary Hendrickson is only a freshman on paper. The young Knight grew before everyone’s eyes on Saturday at the Minot Municipal Auditorium as he willed No. 5-seeded Our Redeemer’s to a 52-51 upset win over No. 1-seeded Bishop Ryan in the semifinals of the District 12 boys basketball ...

MSU women suffer close Senior Day defeat

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A memorable Senior Day victory slipped away in the final two minutes, but it was a disappointing first half that the Minot State women’s basketball team really wanted to redo. The Beavers (14-14, 8-14 NSIC) fell behind early and fought back, but were unable to pull off the storybook ending ...

NSIC champs Northern State thump MSU men in regular season finale

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On a mission to return to the Division II National Championship game, Northern State — the newly crowned 2018-19 NSIC regular season champions — rolled past the Minot State men’s basketball Saturday in the final game of the regular season. The Wolves (22-6, 18-4 NSIC) dominated from the ...

Magi swim and dive wins WDA Championship

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WILLISTON — The Minot High boys swimming & diving team took home all the glory Saturday night, securing the WDA championship with a dominate showing. Minot High finished with 597.5 points and comfortably bested Bismarck Century, who took second place with 386 points. Rounding out the ...

Off to the races

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Let the race to the region tournament begin. Day 1 of the District 12 boys basketball tournament kicked off Friday at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. With the regular season in the books, all eight teams begin their postseason journey with hopes of securing one of the four available spots in ...

Moorhead’s offense too much, MSU men fall 93-78

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The Minnesota State Moorhead’s high-powered attack couldn’t be stopped. The Dragons (19-10, 13-8 NSIC) surpassed their conference-leading 87.2 points per game with a 93-78 road victory over the Minot State men’s basketball team Friday evening at the MSU Dome. “I don’t think we ...

Magi hockey falls short against GFRR, 2-1

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FARGO – Time ran out on the Minot High School boys hockey team Friday as it attempted to erase a two-goal deficit in the closing minutes of its consolation semifinal game against Grand Forks Red River at the state tournament. After the Magicians allowed a goal in each of the first two ...

Pure Bless-ings

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The Rugby girls basketball team is heading to the state tournament. But first, the Panthers are making a stop at McDonald’s. The pitstop comes per a request made by Brooke Blessum. Eager to get some of the younger players going prior to Thursday’s Region 6 championship game against the ...

Fargo Davies rolls past Magi hockey in state first round

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FARGO — Hopes of winning the program’s third state championship were dashed pretty quickly Thursday for the Minot High School boys hockey team. Fargo Davies (17-8-0) was relentless with five first-period goals en route to a 8-3 victory over the Magicians (12-12-0) in the first round of ...

Season ends for Majettes basketball

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WILLISTON — The Minot High School girls basketball team suffered a 70-58 road defeat to Williston in a West Region Tournament play-in game Thursday evening to abruptly end the Majettes’ season. Coming full circle in a twisted way, Minot High (4-18) started the season with a 51-42 win at ...

Magi hockey carries momentum into final weekend in Fargo

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A month ago, the Minot High School boys hockey team was dealt a fifth straight defeat in an outdoor exhibition game held in Jamestown by its rival Bismarck Century. The Magicians, with an unpleasant 4-9-0 overall record after a tough first-half schedule, turned their season around in a hurry ...

Nothing to lose for Majettes hockey against defending champs

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After fighting to just make the postseason, the Minot High School girls hockey team is now playing with house money. The Majettes (9-13-0) kept their 17-year streak alive of never missing the state tournament with a 5-3 win over Mandan in the final game of the regular season. That earned ...

Doing the dirty work

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Regardless of what the Magicians needed, Easton Larson had them covered. The junior center was the heart of one of the Minot High School boys basketball team’s gutsiest wins to date on Tuesday at home against Bismarck Century. Larson could be found patrolling the rim, diving on the floor ...