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MHS boys win first state contest 4-2

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FARGO — The Fargo Davies boys hockey program had a much shorter drive to Scheels Arena than Minot, but the Magicians feel right at home there. Minot and senior Easton Bennett have never lost at Scheels Arena. Bennett scored two goals, including the go-ahead goal while skating shorthanded, ...

Majettes hockey drops 3-0 contest

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FARGO — In its first two years as its own program, the Fargo Davies girls hockey team lost twice by one goal in the state tournament quarterfinals. With those memories, the Eagles wanted to make school history. Kylie Schafer scored two goals and Sydney Peterson recorded a shutout to propel ...

Rudolph named to All-NSIC First Team

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State University junior Tyler Rudolph was named to the 2016-17 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference team for the second straight season, the league announced Thursday. Rudolph, who was named to the second team last year, was ...

Crushing defeat

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Minot State thought it played perfect defense on the University of Sioux Falls’ final possession Wednesday night. But failing to secure a rebound cost the Minot State men’s basketball team its season in a 80-77 loss to USF at the MSU Dome. With 10 seconds remaining in the first round ...

Augustana tops MSU in first round

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Eighth-seeded Minot State entered the NSIC tournament with just four wins on the season, so they were a decided underdog Wednesday against top-seeded and South Division champion Augustana in the first round. To the Beavers’ credit, they hung around for most of the first half, but asking ...

Recuperating Magi enter state tourney as a two seed

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After a triple overtime thriller and the subsequent ice bathes that followed, the Minot High School boys hockey team is refreshed and ready to challenge for the program’s third state title this weekend in Fargo. In a grueling Western Dakota Association tournament, the Magi (14-8-2) needed ...

MSU hockey anointed top seed in national tournament pairings

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A 27-2-2 record was enough to give Minot State the No. 1 seed in the ACHA Men’s Division I National Championship tournament beginning in March. After being ranked No. 1 in the ACHA for much of the year, the Beavers will close out the regular season with four more games before heading to ...

Lesson learned

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The way the ball bounces can often be the difference between winning and losing. Such was the case Tuesday night in the Class B Region 6 girls basketball tournament semifinals between Rugby and Our Redeemer’s. Rugby’s Maria Blessum had a potential game-winning shot bounce off the rim ...

Velva-Sawyer tops Ryan again to reach regional title match

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The Velva-Sawyer girls basketball team marched into Tuesday’s night Region 6 semifinals against Bishop Ryan with a swagger and confidence not usually found in the lower-seeded teams. While Ryan might have been the slight favorites on paper by being the District 12 champions, the Aggies had ...

MHS girls close out regular season with home loss

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The Minot High girls basketball team closed out the regular season Tuesday night with a 55-46 home loss to Turtle Mountain Community High School. The Bravettes held a slim 23-22 lead at intermission, but outscored Minot 32-24 in the second half to pull away for the win. With the win, Turtle ...

MSU men to host first playoff game

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Before every season, the Minot State men’s basketball team sets a preseason goal to accomplish something that has never been done before in school history. Last year, the Beavers wanted to finish a season above .500 for the first time since moving to Division II. Mission accomplished, as ...

Minot High skaters claim individual hockey accolades

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The Minot High School boys and girls hockey teams had six skaters garner regional recognition with the announcement of the West Region All-Tournament team for the Magi and the All-Conference teams for the Majettes. There were four Majettes that earned a spot on the girls West Region ...

From Bismarck to prominence

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In high school, Tyler Rudolph was a bit on the shy side. Part of that quiet nature stemmed from his humble beginning in basketball. A tall, skinny kid from Bismarck, Rudolph didn’t emerge as a prominent player for Bismarck Century High School until his junior season. After his senior year, ...

Stout defense lifts ORCS over Westhope-Newburg

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Our Redeemer’s coach Scott Peterson couldn’t stop praising his team’s defense Monday evening. The Knights held Westhope-Newburg to 29 percent from the floor en route to a 55-40 win in the first round of the Region 6 tournament at the Minot Auditorium. With the victory, ORCS (18-5) ...

Rugby routs Glenburn 62-24 to reach Region 6 semifinals

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The Rugby girls basketball team had their way and then some Monday evening against Glenburn in a 62-24 landslide victory in the first round of the Region 6 tournament at the Minot Auditorium. Postseason nerves seemed to have got the better of Glenburn and not Rugby, the District 11 ...

Velva-Sawyer tightens up the defense to defuse the Bombers

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Turning up the defensive pressure turned a close contest in the first quarter into a 25-point win for the Velva-Sawyer girls basketball team over the Lewis & Clark-Berthold Bombers Monday evening at the Region 6 tournament in Minot. The District 11 runner-up Aggies (19-3) punched their ...

Valuable experience

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Over half of the Minot High School gymnastics team are middle schoolers. So, it only makes sense that coach Robbie Wechau would classify this season as a “development year.” “I think we have had a pretty good season and we have improved as the season has gone on,” Wechau said. “We ...

Region 6 tournament opens today with a trip to state on the line

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At the start of district tournament action on Feb. 9, Region 6 had 15 teams vying for a spot in the Class B girls basketball state tournament. That field has now nearly been reduced in half. The remaining eight teams will open up Region 6 tournament action today at the Minot Municipal ...