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Action-packed week at the State Fair

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A buzzing energy has been in the air for weeks, but finally the North Dakota State Fair is here. While offering delicious food, carnival rides and a place for people to show off their 4-H projects, the NDSF also boasts an action-packed schedule of events to get the adrenaline pumping. One ...

Laying down the lumber

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A little over two weeks ago, the Bismarck Governors powered past the Minot Vistas, 7-2, in the championship game of an American Legion baseball tournament hosted by the Vistas. The Governors loosened up their bats even more so Tuesday evening at Corbett Field with a 12-3 victory in a ...

MSU’s Franzen nominated for AFCA Good Works Team

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NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Minot State junior Parker Franzen is one of 169 nominees for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team the organization announced on Tuesday. The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has been one of the most esteemed honors in college football for more ...

Summertime switch up

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In pursuit of a high school state championship just two months ago, Kersey Harris, Logan Merck, Calvin Watkins, Alex Burckhard and Chris Sowitch were all wearing white and purple jerseys with the Bishop Ryan baseball team. Head coach Fred Nelson was at the helm, as the Lions fell in the Region ...

KOTTSICK: Souris Valley and Jack Hoeven Wee Links update

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Wow, it’s the middle of July. Minot High School girls golf starts in a little over three weeks. Crazy how the summer is flying by. So, I thought I would share the progress at Souris Valley Golf Course. In spite of the rumors, we are fully functional with 18 holes. Last summer two new ...

Minot swimmer Patrick Malnaa heading to Morningside College

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Former Minot High School swimmer Patrick Malnaa will be joining the Morningside College swimming team next season. Malnaa, a breaststroke and individual medley specialist from Minot, helped the Magicians win the boys swimming & diving state championship last year. It was Minot’s 26th ...

Former Minot youth teammates cross paths again at USA Hockey Camp

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While defenseman Charlie Larsen uses his sturdy 6-foot-2 frame to help protect the net, forward Liam Cox-Smith picks apart defenses with his quick hands and 5-foot-7 physique. In terms of playing styles, Larsen and Cox-Smith are pretty much polar opposites of each other on the ice. Yet, both ...

Pioneers cause more problems

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The Western Nebraska Pioneers, unlike the rest of the Expedition League, have figured out how to tame the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs. For the fourth time in four games played against each other during this inaugural season, the Pioneers (30-12) knocked off the Sabre Dogs (29-13), doing so 16-5 ...

First-inning liftoff

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A full count leadoff walk, back-to-back bombs over the outfield fence, a sharp single and a two-run home run for good measure had the Western Nebraska Pioneers laughing and grinning with a 5-0 lead before the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs could even record an out Friday evening at Corbett Field in ...

MSU men’s basketball earns NABC Academic Honor

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Minot State men’s basketball team received the Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches the organization announced on Wednesday. The Team Academic Excellence Awards, which were created by the NABC Committee on Academics, ...

Locals to compete in the North Dakota Shrine Bowl

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The North Dakota Shrine Bowl, the graduated high school senior All-Star football games played to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, kicks off tonight at Shanley High School in Fargo. The 11-man game is scheduled for 4 p.m. and the 9-man game at 7 p.m. The rosters for the 45th annual ...

Souris Valley slugger

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EJ Ranel takes a practice swing before stepping up to the plate, takes a deep breath and stares down the pitcher before settling in. The perfect pitch is met with a powerful swing and he watches the ball fly over the wall. Being the leading home run hitter in the entire Expedition League ...

Sabre Dogs rally falls short, Big Sticks win 7-5

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The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs rallied, but ultimately fell to the Badlands Big Sticks 7-5 in game two Thursday night. Badlands opened the scoring with four runs in the top of the first inning, but Souris Valley answered with four runs of their own in the bottom of the second. Blake Ebo and ...

Sabre Dogs edge Big Sticks in battle of the pitchers

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The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs picked up a 2-1 win in a low-scoring affair with the Badlands Big Sticks Wednesday night. Both teams received quality starts from their pitchers to keep the game scoreless until the sixth inning, when Blake Ebo launched a two-run home run to the left field corner ...

More than a game

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After a severe thunderstorm and tornado ripped through the outskirts of Watford City on Monday night, an American Legion Class A baseball doubleheader at Corbett Field in Minot offered a brief escape from the natural disaster for members of the Watford City Walleye. While the Minot Metros ...

Flip-flop doubleheader

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The first pitch of Monday’s American Legion doubleheader between the Minot Vistas and the Grand Forks Royals was driven out to the right field wall for a triple. Parker Monette had the Royals off and running, leading to a three-run first inning and eventually a 13-7 victory in Game 1. The ...

Sabre Dogs shutout by the Pioneers

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The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs dropped Game 2 against the Western Nebraska Pioneers by a final score of 6-0 Monday night. Western Nebraska took an early 5-0 lead with runs in the second and third innings. That lead held up until the sixth inning, when the Pioneers added an insurance run to make ...

Class B girls Lions All-Stars upend Class A

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Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK — Class B embraced the underdog role going into Monday's Lions All-Star basketball game in Bismarck. Jordyn Worley's putback bucket with 22 seconds left was the difference as the Class B girls overcame double-digit deficits in both halves to thrill the large ...