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Revamped rushing attack

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Too many drives came up short for the Minot State offense in 2015.Whether possessions ended prematurely to a turnover or never began at all because of a quick three-and-out, the unit simply didn't stay on the field often enough. The Beavers finished the 2015 campaign second to last in the ...

MSU soccer cruises by Jamestown in exhibition

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JAMESTOWN - The game might not have counted, but Minot State's 3-0 exhibition win over NAIA foe the University of Jamestown on Monday has coach Jason Spain confident heading into the team's season opener on Sept. 1."I thought we looked pretty good," said the women's soccer head coach in a press ...

First line of defense and offense

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VELVA - Every scouting report in Class A, and especially Region 3, already has or will have senior Justin Helseth's name circled multiple times in red ink maybe even drawing a couple stars for extra emphasis for when they have to face Velva-Sawyer this season.Listed at 6-foot-2 and 205 ...

Discovering new offensive weapons

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VELVA - A season ago, the Velva-Sawyer football team advanced to the Class A state semifinals with a squad that mainly consisted of freshmen and sophomores.While some of the key pieces from that Aggie team have now graduated in the likes of quarterback and leading rusher Shad Vedaa along with ...

Checkered flag

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Championship night and tensions were high at Nodak Speedway. Every position mattered as the 14-race season concluded Sunday with heat races and one final feature race in each of the four classes.While the IMCA Stock Cars and the IMCA Hobby Stocks didn't provide too much excitement since their ...

Senior showing the way

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RUGBY When the Rugby High School football team came to Duane Carlson Stadium last Thursday for a scrimmage against Minot High School, not a whole lot went right for the lower class school. The defense surrendered multiple touchdowns and the offense failed to find the back of the end zone.But, ...

Rugby limited by experience, development of youth

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RUBGY The Class A Rugby High School football team is banking on a class of five seniors to provide the leadership needed to navigate through a merciless Region 2 schedule and improve on its 3-5 record from last season."Our youth is definitely our weakness," coach Scott Grochow said. "I think ...

Des Lacs-Burlington hoping for better luck this season

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With as ultra competitive as Class A Region 3 football was in 2015, there was only enough room for three teams to make the playoffs.The Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers caught a bad break at season's end last year and finished fourth in the region. The Lakers missed the playoffs by a single game, ...

DLB hopes for balanced offense in 2016

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If the Des Lacs-Burlington football team wants to top last year's season, coach James Johnson believes the Lakers need a balanced offensive attack."I definitely want to be balanced," DLB coach James Johnson said. "I hope we can keep the defense on their heels so they don't know what to ...

A heave short

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BISMARCK - It wasn't the end result Matt Hove and the Kenmare/Bowbells/Burke Central football team wanted.But after coming a Hail Mary away from beating Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, Hove said his team can take some silver linings from Saturday's 38-34 shootout loss."We're a lot better off at this ...

Minot boys tennis opens by taking two of three matches

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The Minot High boys tennis team opened the 2016 season Friday with three matches at Hammond Park.The Magi defeated Mandan and Jamestown, while losing to Bismarck Legacy in the opener.In its 3-2 win over Mandan, the Magi got a win from Nick Malsom in singles and swept both doubles match.In the ...

Minot boys tennis opens by taking two of three matches

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The Minot High boys tennis team opened the 2016 season Friday with three matches at Hammond Park.The Magi defeated Mandan and Jamestown, while losing to Bismarck Legacy in the opener.In its 3-2 win over Mandan, the Magi got a win from Nick Malsom in singles and swept both doubles match.In the ...

Magi soccer shutout twice in opening games

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JAMESTOWN - The Minot High School boys' soccer team had its chances, but couldn't find the back of the net Saturday at the season-opening East/West Crossover played in Jamestown.In the afternoon contest at the Hillcrest Soccer Complex, West Fargo blanked the Magi, 4-0, and then Fargo Davies did ...

Nodak Speedway to crown champions tonight

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After four months of racing, four track champions will be crowned tonight at Nodak Speedway. Here's the current situation in each IMCA division heading into the last weekly points race of the season:IMCA Hobby StocksDana Brandt from Minot won the first hobby stock feature race of the season and ...

Matter of inches

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TOWNER - Six inches prevented Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood from getting a first down late in the fourth quarter as they tried to take the lead away from Towner-Granville-Upham in front of their home supporters Friday night.TGU made a fourth down defensive stand to make up for its two kickoff ...

Parshall wins turnover-plagued game over Surrey

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SURREY - Turnovers have a way of playing a factor in the outcome of a football game.The Parshall Braves took advantage of six turnovers by Surrey en route to 22-0 win in the nine-man season-opener for both teams Friday night in Surrey.The Braves were far from perfect, as they gave the ball back ...

MHS to induct four members into Hall of Fame

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The Minot High School 2016 Hall of Induction ceremony, scheduled for Sept. 24, will recognize four former athletes and two state championships teams.Those being honored include Dr. Dawn Mattern (track and field, basketball and as a contributor) Phil Shirek (football, basketball and baseball), ...

Scrimmage season

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The score? Didn't matter.Who they were playing, also, didn't matter.Playing the right way and getting prepared for the regular season, that's what mattered to Minot High School football coach Barry Holmen on Thursday as the Magi scrimmaged Class A Rugby High School and Hazen High School at ...

Powering past the past

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Everything fell into place for the Minot High School boys' soccer program last season, until they reached the postseason.MHS went unbeaten in the Western Dakota Association (11-0-1) for the first time in program history to capture its fourth region championship. However, its high hopes of ...

DL-B volleyball will focus on other strengths in 2016

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While there is no hiding the fact the Des Lacs-Burlington volleyball team will miss not having its best two players on the court from last season on the court, the Lakers are going to make the most of what could be a preview of things to come in the near future."I think we will be successful," ...