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MHS tennis sweeps Bismarck 9-0

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Minot High tennis coach Scott DeLorme couldn't envision a better start to his team's conference opener.MHS swept Western Dakota Association foe Bismarck High 9-0 on Monday at Hammond Park, completing a dominating day for the Magicians. Every match was decided in straight sets."Bismarck is young ...

Rejuvenated Swensen looks to get MSU defense on track

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There may not be a happier Minot State football player than senior linebacker Trevin Swensen.After the summer he had, it's pretty easy to see why.For starters, Swensen married his high school sweetheart, Hailey, earlier this month."She's been through everything with me," Swensen said. "When I ...

MSU football embracing new attitude, work ethic

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Minot State football coach Tyler Hughes noticed something earlier this month he hadn't seen in his tenure with the Beavers.Thirty minutes after practice was over, he witnessed a plethora of his players getting extra reps in on drills and conditioning without any assistance from the coaching ...

Homecoming

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Nodak Speedway, the place that started it all for seven-time and reigning World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz. Today, he returns to his hometown track, eager to continue his recent hot streak and win his fifth consecutive Outlaws' race in Minot.Schatz, in the midst of another championship ...

Majettes volleyball off to a 4-3 start

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BISMARCK - The Minot High School volleyball team traveled to Legacy High School in Bismarck this weekend for a seven-game tournament to start their season.On Friday, the Majettes went 1-2 in contests against East Region schools Fargo Davies (24-26, 20-25, 15-6), Fargo North (20-25, 18-25, 8-15) ...

Sweet revenge, Lions crush Panthers 48-6

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Vengeance is what the Bishop Ryan football team worked for, and revenge is what they earned as the Lions crushed the Rugby Panthers 48-6 in the Class A football season-opener for both teams Friday night at Duane Carlson Stadium."It feels great to get this win," Ryan senior quarterback Eli ...

Fresh into the water

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The first Minot High School girls swimming and diving invitational meet of the season wasn't supposed to be in Minot. However, pool problems in Williston had the Majettes in familiar waters for the Minot Invite on Saturday morning.Competing against five West Region schools, MHS finished second ...

Restarts and repeat

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The target was on Donny Schatz's back at the Gerdau Magic City Showdown Sunday night.The seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car champion came home to Nodak Speedway having won the last three sprint car races and four straight at his home track. His streaks were on the line, and he ...

Defensive stands

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DES LACS - With six minutes left to go in the game, Des Lacs-Burlington had to make not one, but defensive stops to hold on to a 33-32 victory over Stanley/Powers Lake Friday night.The first stand coming side their own 10-yard line, in which SPL turned the ball over on downs since they didn't ...

West Fargo rolls past Minot High

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WEST FARGO - The returning conference champs of North Dakota Class 3A football were bound to put on a show in their season openers.Though there might be a rematch ahead, West Fargo won this time around.The 2015 Eastern Dakota Conference champion Packers were victorious with a 41-20 win over ...

Former Magi hoping for playoff berth at UND

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GRAND FORKS -- Junior longsnapper Jacob Holmen is proud of the way the University of North Dakota football team has progressed in his first two seasons with the team.The Fighting Hawks went from five wins in 2014, to winning seven contests last year."I'm excited to get going," said Holmen, a ...

Lund, Volson soaking in NDSU experience

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FARGO North Dakota State football will begin its quest for an unprecedented sixth consecutive national championship today when it faces Charleston Southern in Fargo.The dominance the Bison have displayed over the last half decade has captured the attention of North Dakota, the Midwest and two ...

Minot cross country hopes to be among the best

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The Minot High boys cross country team has always had a goal of finishing in the top five at state.And while the Magi fell a little short of that at last year's state meet, finishing seventh at the 2015 state meet, they appear to have the necessary experience back this year to finish on the ...

Retooling the offense

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The road to a state championship for the Minot High School football program begins by leaving the past in the past. It's a new team and a new season, the process starts anew.While there are remnants left over from the two-time state runner-up team that came before them, the graduation of 22 ...

Kicking off the new season

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The senior class at Minot High School goes into this new school year not knowing what it feels like to have their varsity football team start its season off 0-1. They also have never witnessed their Magicians lose to West Fargo on the gridiron while in high school either.The MHS football ...

Lions prepare to pounce

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Replacing a 1,000-yard ball carrier is no easy task for any high school football team.But to successfully defend its Region 3 title, that is something the Bishop Ryan Lions must figure out as they open the season Friday.Aaron Sandy, by the very definition, was a workhorse for the Lions last ...

Health will be key for Lions

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At the beginning of any football season, a coach will typically stress the importance of staying away from injuries.This is especially important for the Bishop Ryan Lions, the reigning Class A Region 3 champions, as they open the 2016 season with not much depth across the board."We need to ...

Much needed victory

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The Minot High School boys soccer team (1-3, 1-1 WDA) didn't look like a team that had lost their first three games of the season as they peppered Mandan Thursday night with 35 total shots in a 4-0 victory in their home-opener at the Optimist Soccer Complex."We needed that win, more than any ...