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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 ...

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MHS running back Brett Davis (23) prepares to pass protect during a high school football game this past fall.

Davis brings toughness to MSU backfield

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Minot State head football coach Mike Aldrich isn’t bashful about using #grit on Twitter while trying to #BuildTheDam. Aldrich, who was welcoming all the new MSU football signings with Twitter hashtags on Wednesday, picked up the definition of gritty player with the commitment of Minot High ...

MSU football signs 43 recruits, 12 from North Dakota

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Minot State football treats National Signing Day like one gigantic party. Head coach Mike Aldrich and the rest of the coaching staff thought they should celebrate after months of recruiting trips and proverbial dam construction resulted in 43 recruits signing a National Letter of Intent ...

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Bishop Ryan's JJ Johannsen, playing for Minot High, dribbles the ball around a Century defender in the West Region championship game played earlier this fall in Bismarck. Johannsen signed Wednesday to continue his soccer career at Benedictine College in Kansas.

Johannsen to continue soccer career in Kansas

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The yellow brick road is delivering Bishop Ryan senior JJ Johannsen to Kansas. The first team all-state striker, who played on Minot High’s boys soccer team, signed his national letter of intent Wednesday to play collegiate soccer at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. “This has ...

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The Minot State women's soccer team huddles up before a game played last season at Herb Parker Stadium.

MSU soccer fills in gaps with six-deep recruiting class

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Quality over quantity for the Minot State women’s soccer 2018 recruiting class. The Beavers signed six players Wednesday on National Signing Day to replace seven graduating seniors. Three players join from junior colleges and three are incoming freshmen. All are trying to fill in as the ...

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Lewis & Clark-Berthold junior Abby Simons (23) reaches for a loose ball in a District 12 girls basketball game against Des Lacs-Burlington on Jan. 8 in Berthold.

Postseason time

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The postseason has arrived for North Dakota Class B girls basketball teams. By the end of this week, only eight teams will remain in Region 6. Here is an overview of Thursday’s first-round district games taking place in District 12 at the Minot Municipal Auditorium and District 11 at Velva ...

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Minot High senior Brett Davis celebrates after scoring Minot's sixth goal Tuesday evening against Williston at Maysa Arena.

Magi hockey dominates in 10-3 rout of Williston

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With 12 seniors on the roster, getting them all a point on Senior Night would have been fairytale outcome. But, that didn’t stop the Minot High School boys hockey team from at least trying Tuesday night against Williston. The Magicians (10-9-1, 9-4-0 West Region) cruised comfortably to a ...

MHS basketball splits road games

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The Minot High basketball teams split their games Tuesday at Bismarck High School. The Majettes fell to the Demons 51-39 and the Magicians bested the Demons 64-61. The Majettes trailed at the half against the demons 27-23. The Majettes saw long-range shots from Allie Nelson and Alli McCoy in ...

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Philadelphia Eagles teammates celebrate after beating New England 41-33 in Super Bowl 52 Sunday in Minneapolis.

Eagles soar

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles' flight from last to first ended up with a Lombardi Trophy. In a record-setting shootout between Nick Foles and Tom Brady, the backup quarterback led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive to the winning touchdown, 11 yards to Zach Etrz with 2:21 to go ...

MSU softball closes out Desert Stinger tourney with a win

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Senior Tori Zimmermann went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in to led the Minot State softball team to an 8-4 victory over Stanislaus State in the Beavers final game of the Desert Stinger Tournament on Sunday at Majestic Park. Minot State finished the tournament with a 3-2 ...

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Majettes sophomore defender Brenna Abrahamson (10) takes a shot Saturday afternoon in a girls hockey game against Dickinson at Maysa Arena.

Senior Day scare

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From Lindsey Larson shedding a few tears before the game to Dessa Flom saving the day, the Minot High School girls hockey team rode a roller coaster of emotions Saturday afternoon at Maysa Arena. Senior Day showcased memorable moments, forgettable blunders and a happy ending, as the Majettes ...

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Bishop Ryan sophomore Emma Passa (34) fights for control of the ball with Parshall's Cedar Hall (4) Saturday at Bishop Ryan.

Lions defeat Braves 53-47

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In a game littered with fouls, jump-balls and steals, the Bishop Ryan girls basketball team was able to win its final game before tournament season. Bishop Ryan faced the Parshall Braves Saturday at home and won 53-47. After taking a loss Friday night to Dickinson Trinity, Bishop Ryan head ...

Velva wrestling tops Bishop Ryan for Region 3 dual title

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RUGBY — The Velva wrestling team withstood the rigors of competing in three team duals in one day to capture the Region 3 team dual title Saturday in Rugby. The Aggies went through Northern Lights (57-13), Stanley (42-21) and Bishop Ryan (52-22), in that order, to take ownership of being ...