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Velva’s Helseth has chance to realize dream

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FARGO — The saying “the third time’s the charm” is a cliche in most circles, but Velva wrestler Justin Helseth doesn’t care. After experiencing heartbreak in the semifinals the last two seasons, Helseth made the most of his third opportunity by beating Libson’s Spencer Schwab by ...

Rugby’s Jaeger pins his way into title match

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Rugby wrestler Kaden Jaeger already knew he was an underdog heading into the 152-pound bracket as a No. 6 seed. But that hasn’t stopped him from taking down the No. 3 and No. 2 wrestlers in the bracket to vault his way to today’s state title match. It might have been hard to believe ...

Magi, Lions take fourth in team duals

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Minot High wrestling coach Justin Racine wishes his team could have placed a little higher in the Class A team duals portion of the state wrestling tournament Friday at the Fargodome. The Magicians were close to having a chance to compete for their first team dual championship in school ...

Minotauros outlast Wilderness in a shootout

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CLOQUET, Minn. — After 65 minutes of scoreless action, the Minot Minotauros defeated the Minnesota Wilderness 1-0 Friday night in a shootout. Michael Talbot scored the shootout winner for the Central Division leading Minotauros. Goaltender Austin Park stopped 34 shots and four shootout ...

No. 2 Magi celebrate Senior Day with 73-58 win over Mandan

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Senior Day for the No. 2-ranked Minot High School boys basketball team started with a scoring outburst of a healthy junior Chandler Albertson and finished with three points for senior Jack Ziegler off the bench. The Magi (19-1, 16-1 West Region) only led by a point at halftime, but outscored ...

Minot gymnastics take fourth at West Regional

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With the home support behind them at the Gymagic Center Friday evening for the Western Dakota Association gymnastics regional meet, the Minot High School gymnastics team placed fourth with a team score of 139.075. Bismarck High won the event with 143.150 points for its fifth West Region title ...

Opening statement

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FARGO — Bishop Ryan wrestling coach Steve Lipp knew at the beginning of the season his team would have a chance to make the semifinals in the Class B team duals portion of the state wrestling tournament. His prognostication held true Thursday, as Ryan defeated Bowman County 45-28 in the ...

Magi vault seven wrestlers into state semifinals

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FARGO — The dream of being an individual state champion is still alive for seven Minot High School wrestlers. After cruising through its opening dual round, MHS head coach Justin Racine was also pleased with his team’s success in the individual portion of the tournament. “We’re ...

Bishop Ryan’s Will, Beeter, Harris each earn semifinals nod

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FARGO — The “big three” for Bishop Ryan showed up in full force Thursday. Lion wrestlers Kersey Harris, Konner Beeter and Jordan Will all pinned anyone in their path on their way to the North Dakota Class B semifinals at the state tournament at the Fargodome. “All of those guys ...

Velva, DL-B/ L&C each boast several semifinalists

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FARGO — After the first day of the North Dakota state wrestling tournament, Velva finds itself in seventh place in the Class B division. The Aggies have 41.5 points, trailing first-place teams Carrington and Hettinger-Scranton, which have 60.5 each. On top of that, the Aggies qualified ...

Magi hockey advances to WDA semifinals

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BISMARCK — The No. 2-seeded Minot High School boys hockey team took care of No. 7-seeded Bottineau, 8-3, Thursday evening in the first round of the West Region Tournament at the Bismarck VFW Sports Center. Seven different Magi skaters scored in the outburst and they outshot Bottineau ...

Sensational senior send-off for Magi swimming and diving

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The Minot High School boys swimming and diving team sent its seniors off in style by winning all 12 events Thursday evening in a home conference dual against Williston. The Magi picked up a commanding 145-41 victory in the process. “We had some guys that were feeling great and posted some ...

Mandan pulls away in the first half, Majettes can’t recover

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The final score Thursday evening didn’t really matter to Minot High School girls basketball coach Bernie Wasser, as his Majettes (1-19, 1-15 Western Dakota Association) lost their 17th straight game, 70-47, to Mandan (14-6, 12-5 WDA) at Minot High School. Wasser was just pleased that his ...

Prepared to pounce

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The goal laid out at the start of the season for the Bishop Ryan wrestling team was a top five team finish in the individual portion of the state tournament and also reach the semifinals of the team dual competition. Over the next three days at the state tournament in Fargo, the Lions will ...

Quest for a title

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Since the beginning of the season, the Minot High wrestling team has dreamt of bringing a state title back to town. The Magicians are in prime position to make that dream a reality as they enter the three-day state meet beginning Thursday in Fargo. Minot will begin competition in the team ...

Postseason appetizer

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In what could potentially be a Region 6 tournament game in the near future, the District 12 regular season champions Our Redeemer’s held serve Tuesday night at home in knocking off the District 11 regular season champions Bottineau, 64-48. The final score might not indicate it, but the ...