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Can’t keep up

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VELVA — Fast starts on the road is what every team wishes for. The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team built its lead early Tuesday night against Class B Region 6 rival Velva-Sawyer and the Aggies couldn’t recover. The Lions (5-1) cruised to a 29-point victory, 76-47. “It was a group ...

Lamoureux nearly ties MHS single game 3-point record in win

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Minot High junior guard Peyton Lamoureux had a performance on Tuesday he won’t soon forget. The 5-foot-11 sharpshooter almost etched his name into the MHS record books, knocking down nine 3-pointers to complete a 27-point performance in a 102-68 win over Turtle Mountain in Minot. Lamoureux ...

Lions run rampant

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The Bishop Ryan girls basketball team needed roughly five seconds Monday night to stamp its authority on a Region 6 contest against Glenburn at home. After winning the opening tip, the Lions zipped the ball down the floor for an easy layup. And then they scored the next 18 points before the ...

Beaver wrestling falls 25-10 to UMary

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The Minot State University wrestling team was looking forward to having a rematch with the University of Mary on Sunday. The Beavers fell 20-18 on Dec. 16 in Bismarck, but hoped to turn things around on their home mats at the MSU Dome. However, MSU couldn’t get things going the second ...

‘A learning process’

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The ending wasn’t pretty, but the Minot High School boys basketball team had one more run in them than the Demons did to remain unbeaten. The No. 1-ranked Magicians (8-0, 6-0 Western Dakota Association) hung on despite a sloppy final few minutes to defeat Bismarck (5-4, 4-3 WDA) Saturday ...

Wolves dominate MSU men in the paint, win 94-88

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Stopping the Northern State men’s basketball team in the paint was a big problem for Minot State Saturday night. The Wolves dominated the Beavers inside and on the glass, winning the rebounding battle 38-24 and scoring 40 points in the paint compared to MSU’s 22. Forwards Logan ...

MSU women come up short against NSU

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For the second night in a row, the Minot State women’s basketball team didn’t have enough offensive firepower to walk away with a win. Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponent Northern State converted 25 of 29 free throws while holding MSU to 41.5 percent shooting en route to ...

MSU men can’t close

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The Minot State men’s basketball team gave Minnesota State University Moorhead everything it could handle Friday night. Unfortunately for the Beavers, the effort came up just short as Moorhead walked away with a 82-74 win at the MSU Dome. “I think the last eight minutes or so we had a ...

Moorhead women win 12th straight, beat MSU 66-52

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No one in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has enjoyed playing the Minnesota State University Moorhead women’s basketball team this season. The Dragons entered Friday’s contest against Minot State winners of 11 straight games and had just cracked the national Division II coaches ...

Demons from deep deals the Majettes another defeat

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The Minot High School girls basketball team is still looking for the winning formula. Bismarck High (7-3, 4-2 Western Dakota Association) rolled to a 72-50 win, which including 11 3-pointers, Friday night in Minot to drop the Majettes to 1-8 overall and 1-5 in the West Region contests this ...

Minotauros four-game win streak snapped

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The Minnesota Wilderness came into Maysa Arena Friday night and ended the Minot Minotauros four-game winning streak, 3-1, with the game-winning goal coming midway through the third period. The Wilderness, third in the Central Division, scored first 6:48 into the contest with Ashton Altmann ...

Grounding the Blue Jays

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Not a single match went the distance Thursday night as the Minot High School wrestling team top youthful Jamestown, 77-5, in a West Region dual meet in Minot. The No. 1-ranked Magi (5-0, 5-0 WDA) racked up 10 pins, two forfeits and a major decision victory for the convincing win over the Blue ...

Magi stay perfect with 82-58 win at Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN — The top-ranked team in Class A boys basketball stayed perfect Thursday night. Minot High (7-0) rolled to a 82-58 road win at Jamestown to remain at the top of the Class A rankings. “For stretches, we played pretty well,” Minot High coach Dean Winczewski. “We got sloppy ...

Minot wrestling notebook: Sifting through the Rumble

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By ALEX EISEN Staff writer aeisen@minotdailynews.com Both Minot area high school wrestling teams, Class A Minot High and Class B Bishop Ryan, competed at the prestigious Rumble on the Red wrestling invitational last weekend at the Fargodome. The two-day invite featured over 550 ...

Lions’ defense roars

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Defense wins games. And the Bishop Ryan girls basketball team displayed some brilliant defense Tuesday night in a 53-35 road win over Our Redeemer’s Christian School in the Class B District 12 opener for both teams. Ryan’s defense limited ORCS to five points in the opening period en ...

Murken gets 100th win, Beavers beat Duluth

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DULUTH, Minn. – Minot State University’s Tyler Rudolph was a buzz saw Saturday at Romano Gymnasium. Rudolph scored a game-high 26 points and added 16 rebounds to earn a double-double and reached 1,000 career points to lift the Beavers to a 67-56 win over Minnesota Duluth in Northern ...

Top Minot sports stories of 2016

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Editor’s note: The following is a compilation of the top Minot sports stories of 2016 as voted on by the newspaper’s sports staff. But first, a couple of honorable mentions. ® Minot State women’s soccer player Ninfa Ramirez scores overtime winner over Bemidji State. ® Minot native ...

Second half struggles

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Williston coach Luanne Axelson wasn’t happy how her Williston girls basketball team came out of the gates against Minot High on Friday. The Majettes opened on a 7-0 run on their home court, and appeared to set the tone for the contest before Axelson called a timeout. Whatever speech she ...

Minot wrestling finishes 10th at Rumble on the Red event

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FARGO — Minot High wrestling coach Justin Racine had no complaints with how his team closed the second day of the Rumble on the Red invite Friday in Fargo. The Magi finished 10th (of 72 teams) with 101 points. Shakopee (Minn.) won the event with a 248 and West Fargo was the highest placing ...

MSU women get first NSIC win

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By Frank Rajkowski The St. Cloud Times ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Sometimes a struggling team just needs a shot in the arm to help get things on track. Minot State coach Sheila Green Gerding hopes her team got that Friday night. The Beavers finished 30-for-46 (65.2 percent) from the field ...