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MHS overcomes cold weather woes in duel against Bismarck High

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Two days spent out of the water can feel like a lifetime during the middle of the season, but the Minot High School boys swimming and diving team handled it well when they returned to the pool Thursday for a duel against Bismarck High. The Magicians were victorious, 158-28. Due to the extreme ...

Effertz paying off

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Opposing coaches can’t help but ask Minot State hockey head coach Wade Regier who the masked man patrolling the net and halting any would-be scorers is. He has good awareness. He has a strong glove hand. He’s composed. And he’s only a sophomore. Effertz, 22, has emerged as a certified ...

Peggy Person takes over as DLBLC softball head coach

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The community was hit with shocking news when former Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis and Clark softball head coach Mel Erickson announced he was resigning back in June of 2018. Now, over seven months later, DLBLC announced that Peggy Person will be taking over as head coach in the upcoming 2019 ...

Third-quarter takeover

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The Panthers managed to hang around for two quarters before things got out of hand. The Our Redeemer’s boys basketball team (6-9, 3-3 District 12) wasn’t out of the woods quite yet at halftime of its home game against Glenburn (6-9, 1-5 District 12) on Tuesday. After two quarters, the ...

DLB’s Gunville, Drovdal combine for 47 in 74-43 win over Surrey

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BURLINGTON — With a wind chill fluctuating around minus 43 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the Des Lacs-Burlington boys basketball team held the Surrey Mustangs to 43 points — a point shy of tying its season-best defensive effort — for a 74-43 district win Tuesday evening on the Lakers’ ...

Nothing easy

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VELVA — With the Cardinals hot on their trail, the Aggies kicked it into another gear. The No. 9-ranked Velva girls basketball team (15-2, 4-2 District 11) had a hard time shaking a resilient Nedrose squad (12-6, 4-2 District 11) in the early going of its home contest on Monday. Leading ...

‘A night-and-day difference’

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The defensive effort on Friday against Bemidji State was inadequate and resulted in a discouraging 93-82 defeat for the Minot State men’s basketball team. Less than 24 hours later, Minot State (9-14, 4-10 NSIC) held one of the top scorers in Division II, Harrison Cleary (23 points per game), ...

Minot State hockey lights up Williston State, 5-0

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When the dam finally broke, the Beavers poured it on. The Minot State men’s hockey team didn’t leave a shred of doubt on Saturday in its home game against Williston State. After both teams struggled to score in the early going, it was the Beavers who struck first and stayed hot the rest of ...

Magicians record 11th meet win at West Fargo Invite

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WEST FARGO — Taking to the pool for the second day in a row, the Minot High School boys swimming and diving team recorded it 11th meet win at the West Fargo Invitational Saturday at Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo. Along with seeing some of the teams from the East, Minot High also saw ...

Flair for the dramatic

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The fingertips of Whitney Molina sent the Minot State women’s basketball team into a second overtime. Having the game-winning shot overturned at the buzzer could have demoralized the Minot State Beavers. Instead, MSU (8-11, 3-10 NSIC) regrouped in a hurry to earn its third extra time win ...

Wounded MSU men unable to hang with Bemidji State

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Playing without a pair of injured starters, Dorian Aluyi and Trevor Rothstein, the Minot State men’s basketball team let Bemidji State get away early and couldn’t recover. As a result, Minot State (8-14, 3-10 NSIC) dropped a home NSIC contest, 93-82, to its mascot counterparts Friday ...

Magi wrestling cruises past Bismarck Legacy, 54-18

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The Minot High wrestling team (13-4, 7-2 West Region) asserted its dominance at home on Friday, defeating Bismarck Legacy (6-7, 3-5 West Region) by a score of 54-18. After the Sabers struck first with a fall at the 106, junior Kelby Armstrong knotted the score with a fall of his own against ...

Majettes beat Jamestown, 5-2

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JAMESTOWN – The Minot High girls hockey team (8-8, 6-2 West Region) used a dominate first period to lift it to a 5-2 victory over Jamestown (5-12-1, 3-10-0 West Region) on the road Friday. After allowing a goal in the fourth minute of the game, the Majettes rebounded with three straight ...

Bishop Ryan’s depth lifts team to win over ORCS

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Just when the Knights thought they knew what to expect, the Lions pulled out a couple of surprises. The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team (12-2, 5-0 District 12) changed things up on Friday, defeating Our Redeemer’s (5-8, 2-3 District 12) at the Minot Municipal Auditorium with some standout ...

Down but not out

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VELVA — One way or another, the Panthers were going to find a way. That was the mindset the No. 8-ranked Rugby girls basketball (14-2) team had entering the second half of their road battle against No. 4-ranked Velva (14-2) on Thursday night. Despite trailing by as many as 13 points, the ...