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MSU women’s basketball falls to Regina in exhibition contest

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REGINA, Saskatchewan – The Minot State women’s basketball team fell 80-52 to the University of Regina in an exhibition contest on Saturday afternoon. Senior Kristal Flowers led the Beavers with 12 points and six rebounds. Madison Wald added nine points while Holly Johnson and Mariah Payne ...

Central nosed out in a tie

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VALLEY CITY — A tie wasn't good enough for a share of a state championship for Grand Forks Central. The Knights and Fargo Davies each scored 88 points here Saturday at the North Dakota Class A girls high school cross country meet. Davies, however, got a repeat state championship on the ...

Baesler, Burros get repeat titles

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VALLEY CITY — Earlier last week, Hillsboro-Central Valley cross country coach Kirk Zink said defending state champion Reagan Baesler was only in midseason form coming off a hip injury. Well, Baesler not at full strength was still better than the rest of the field here Saturday, Oct. 28, at ...

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The offensive line of Minot High and the defensive line of West Fargo Sheyenne prepare to engage in the first quarter of a first round Class 11AAA playoff game at West Fargo Sheyenne.

On to the semis

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WEST FARGO — Video game numbers were posted on a chilly Friday night in West Fargo, as the Minot High football team lit up the scoreboard in a 66-37 road victory over West Fargo Sheyenne in the first round of the Class 11AAA playoffs. The 66 points scored are the most in program history for ...

MHS cross country ready for state meet

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Both the boys and girls Minot High School cross country teams have spent the past two weeks preparing for the biggest moment of the season -- the state meet. The state meet will show how hard these kids have trained, how many miles these kids have run, for one last opportunity to run the ...

North Prairie expecting more low-scoring quarterfinal matchup

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ROLLA — North Prairie football coach Patrick Wilkes had never experienced a game like he had last Saturday. The Cougars got into a track meet with Mott-Regent/New England, with North Prairie squeaking out a 64-62 victory. “I’ve been coaching for quite a few years and that was the ...

Tauros take down Bismarck 2-1 in OT

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Austin Dollimer was the hero in overtime for the Minot Minotauros Friday, as he gave Minot a 2-1 victory over rival Bismarck at Maysa Arena. Miroslav Mucha put the Tauros on the board in the first period, but Bismarck’s Tommy Altounian responded with a goal to tie the game at one heading ...

Minot State running back Larry Overstreet (1) runs with the ball during a college 
football game earlier this season.

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Minot State ready to face ‘desperate’ Crookston team

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It’s no secret to say not everything has gone according to plan in Mike Aldrich’s first year coaching football at Minot State. Eight games in, the Beavers sit at 1-7 and can only hope for a strong finish the last three games. Yet, the Beavers would take their season thus far in a ...

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Lewis & Clark junior Ava Rogers (16) bumps the ball in a District 12 first round tournament match Thursday against Surrey in Berthold.

Bombers cruise

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BERTHOLD — A slow start turned into a rapid finish for the No. 3-seeded Lewis & Clark volleyball team Thursday night, as they brushed past No. 6 Surrey in straight sets (25-20, 25-15, 25-14) in the first round of the District 12 tournament being held on the Bombers home court. “We ...

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Bishop Ryan’s Nora Kramer (3) goes to block Glenburn's Sierra Hansen’s (1) hit Thursday during the District 12 Tournament at Lewis & Clark Berthold High School.

Bishop Ryan advances to D12 semis with 3-1 win over Glenburn

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Both the Bishop Ryan Lions and Glenburn Panthers put forth a great effort Thursday at the District 12 Tournament in Berthold. The game was evenly matched, with volleys lasting minutes and saves that held the crowd at every hit. Yet, in the end, the Lions emerged victorious with a 3-1 victory. ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington defensive lineman Peyton Sundsbak (59) makes a tackle during a game earlier this season.

DL-B football hoping dominant defense continues in quarterfinals

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DES LACS - The Des Lacs-Burlington football team will likely go as far as its defense will take it this postseason. DLB’s defense dominated Killdeer in a 22-0 victory in the opening round of the Class 11A playoffs and the Lakers will hope for more of the same against No. 4 Dickinson ...

MHS football opens playoffs with first ever game at Sheyenne

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WEST FARGO — A year after transitioning to varsity and sharing a field with their rivals, the West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs football team got its own stadium to call home in 2015 and haven’t missed the Class 11AAA playoffs since. The Minot High School Magicians make their first visit to ...

MSU MBB projected to finish 4th in NSIC North, 7th overall

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- The Minot State men’s basketball team has been selected to finish fourth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Preseason Poll as voted upon by the conference head coaches and announced by the league office on Thursday. The Beavers finished fourth ...

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Minot State University's Nathaniel Moore (0) drives to the lane.

Comeback effort falls short

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NEW TOWN — A 16-point deficit was reduced to one, but the Minot State men’s basketball team couldn’t find a way to complete a comeback over Dickinson State Wednesday. The Beavers fell to the Blue Hawks 73-67 at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge in New Town. While the game was an exhibition ...

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Minot State's Gabby Wilkinson (32) goes up for a shot Wednesday.

MSU WBB dominates in 62-41 exhibition victory over DSU

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NEW TOWN — Minot State women’s basketball didn’t play like a last place team Wednesday. A few hours after MSU was picked to finish last (of 16 teams) in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference by the league’s coaches poll, the Beavers defeated NAIA opponent Dickinson State 62-41 ...

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ORCS senior Karolynn Winger attacks the ball in a match played earlier this season at Our Redeemer's Christian School.

Postseason volleyball ahead

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BERTHOLD — The regular season is over and now the intensity increases. Postseason volleyball gets underway Thursday with district tournaments across the state. In Berthold, the District 12 tournament puts forth eight teams vying for four spots at the Region 6 tournament. Top-seeded Our ...