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Bishop Ryan running back Hayden Schall runs in open field during a high school football scrimmage on Aug. 17 at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot.

Bishop Ryan hoping to reload for another run in 2017

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It’s going to be hard for the Bishop Ryan football team to replace the level of talent it lost to graduation last season. Gone are the likes of Jordan Will, Konner Beeter, Cole Dauphinais, Eli Stewart and Jaxon Lundeen among others in a core that helped lead Ryan to the Class 11A semifinals ...

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Minot State quarterback Zac Cunha prepares to throw a pass during a college football practice Wednesday in Minot.

Cunha named Beavers’ starting QB for season opener

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Coming into his sixth and final season, Minot State quarterback Zac Cunha was guaranteed nothing. Yet, he managed to win the quarterback competition against Andy Jones and Ben Bolinske anyway, as Beavers coach Mike Aldrich officially named Cunha his starter for MSU’s season opener against ...

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Minot High senior Lofton Klabunde (82) scores a touchdown against Hazen in a preseason scrimmage last week at Duane Carlson Stadium.

‘True test’ in home-opener contest for Minot High

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Tonight, is the night. All the summer weight lifting, conditioning and preseason practices have led up to this moment. As kickoff draws closer and closer, the excitement builds. Soon, a sea of maroon and gold will flock to Duane Carlson Stadium. For the Minot High School football team, ...

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Several Drake-Anamoose linemen prepare to get set during a high school football game Friday in Drake.

‘The kids want to play’

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DRAKE - Low numbers have been a problem for the Drake-Anamoose football team. When the Raiders opened the nine-man season on Aug. 18, they had 14 players listed on their roster and only 10 available to play in their home opener. Drake-Anamoose was able to finish the game, with visiting ...

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Minot High junior Rylie Webb competes in the 200-yard individual medley Tuesday during an intrasquad scrimmage in Minot.

Testing the waters

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Before the Minot High School girls swimming and diving team dipped into the water for the first time this season in a competitive environment, head coach Emily Jensen was asked a simple question by MHS boys swimming coach Jake Solper. “How many meet programs did you make?” The correct ...

MSU women’s golf picked sixth in preseason NSIC poll

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The Minot State women’s golf team was picked to finish sixth in the inaugural Preseason Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s Golf Coaches’ Poll, the league announced Wednesday. Sophomore Miram Dumes was chosen as the Athlete to Watch for the Beavers this season. Dumes led ...

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Minot High sophomore Noah Schmidt (20) slots in Minot’s first goal of the game Tuesday against Mandan.

Into the win column

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Two difficult defeats in the season-opening East-West Crossover had the Minot High School boys soccer team in a West Region contest Tuesday night against Mandan with both squads looking for their first win of the season. Minot put the past behind them and blanked Mandan 5-0 in its ...

Majettes golf shoot season-best, finish third

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DICKINSON — The Minot High girls golf team played its best round of the year on Tuesday at the Dickinson Invite, but it wasn’t enough to contend with the defending state champions Bismarck St. Mary’s and Bismarck Century. St. Mary’s continued its streak of winning every invite this ...

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The Velva-Sawyer Aggies football team practices on Monday in Velva.

Strength in experience for Aggies

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VELVA — It’s never easy replacing an All-State player, but bringing back a handful of experienced starters is a good place start. While the absence of Justin Helseth leaves a gaping hole for the Velva-Sawyer Aggies football team, the former dominant lineman is one of just a handful of ...

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Senior outside hitter Kali Askvig hits a volleyball during practice Monday at Minot High School.

Seniors setting the stage for Minot High volleyball

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The Minot High School volleyball team turned a corner last season under new head coach Sherry Carlson. The Majettes went from winning two conference games in 2015 to coming one victory short of reaching the state tournament for the first time since 2011. It’s no secret that the goal is to ...

Majettes golf takes third at Williston Invite

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The Minot High School girls golf team recorded its best result of the season so far Monday at the Links of North Dakota golf course. After a pair of fifth place finishes to start the year, the Majettes shot a 362 as a team to finish on the podium behind Bismarck St. Mary’s (359) and ...

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Hometown icon Donny Schatz (15) takes the green flag in a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car heat race Sunday at Nodak Speedway.

Schatz stopped

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The dominance of Donny Schatz at his hometown track is over. The eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car champion Schatz fell one spot short of claiming his sixth straight victory at Nodak Speedway. David Gravel led every lap in the main showdown to win his 13th ...

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Kenmare quarterback Tevin Dix (83) steps back into the pocket in a scrimmage against Stanley last week in Minot.

New division, new coach for the Honkers

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KENMARE — A 46-12 loss to Rolla in the state quarterfinals last year marked the furthest the Kenmare/Bowbells/Burke Central Honkers had placed in the North Dakota playoffs since 2002. That’s in the distant past now with the Honkers moving up from 9-Man to Class A, Region 3 this season. ...

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Senior quarterback Job Bachmeier runs with the ball in a scrimmage held last week at Minot High School.

Defense to set the tone for the Bombers

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BERTHOLD — Three years removed from making the playoffs and posting a winning record, the Lewis & Clark-Berthold/Our Redeemer’s Christian School Bombers enter the 2017 season with a defense first focus. “I think our defense will be our strongest side,” Bombers second-year head ...

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Donny Schatz celebrates in victory lane after winning his 10th Knoxville Nationals title last weekend. Schatz concludes his World of Outlaws homecoming tour to North Dakota this evening at Nodak Speedway.

No place like home

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The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series comes roaring into Nodak Speedway this evening with a familiar face leading the charge. Hometown icon Donny Schatz is riding quite a hot streak and aiming to extend his winning form to six straight World of Outlaws victories at Nodak. The ...

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Des Lacs-Burlington sophomore quarterback Dante Gunville prepares to throw a pass downfield during a high school football scrimmage Thursday at Duane Carlson Stadium.

DLB football hoping for another shot at a state title

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The 2016 season was a memorable one for the Des Lacs-Burlington football team. Yet, it ended with a bitter taste. DLB reached the Class 11A state championship by defeating Bishop Ryan in the state semifinals, but fell to Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 42-20 in the big game. “It was a great ...