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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 ...

Magi trounce Williston

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Winning is almost becoming too easy for the No. 1 Minot High boys basketball team. The Magi continued their undefeated season Thursday by defeating Williston 87-33 in Minot. “I thought we defended really well the first half,” MHS coach Dean Winczewski said. “We did a great job sharing ...

Tauros defeat rival Bismarck

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The Minot Minotauros added to their North American Hockey League central division lead Thursday by taking down Bismarck 4-1 at Maysa Arena in Minot. Minot outshot Bismarck 17-13 and took a commanding 3-0 lead in the first period. Four different players contributed goals for the Tauros, ...

MHS girls hockey racks up second victory of Crookston Invitational

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CROOKSTON, Minn. - The Minot High School girls hockey team completed a sweep of the Crookston Invitational by defeating host Crookston 6-4 on Thursday in Crookston, Minn. Parker Larson, Dessa Flom and Brenna Abrahamson each scored goals in the first period to give the Majettes an early 3-0 ...

Hughes: ‘It’s time’

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When former Minot State football coach Tyler Hughes abruptly resigned on Friday, it caught athletic director Andrew Carter a little off guard. Hughes turned in his best season with the Beavers in 2016 with a 3-8 record and was 5-28 overall in three seasons. “I didn’t see it coming,” ...

Invite hosts Knights upset No. 8 Beulah

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The logo on the center of the court showcased a beaver instead of a knight, but that didn’t stop the Our Redeemer’s Christian School boys basketball team from making the Minot State University Dome feel like its home court. The Knights (3-1), hosting the seven-game basketball invite at ...

No. 1 North Star stifles Ryan

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The battle between two ranked Class B girls basketball teams Wednesday at the Minot State University Dome for the Our Redeemer’s Invite showcased why North Star holds the No. 1 ranking in the state. Bishop Ryan, a short walk from their home court to the dome, couldn’t generate the offense ...

Rugby rallies late to knock off ORCS

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Some will say a good start in any sporting contest can make the difference between winning and losing. And while that it is true, a strong finish to a contest can often lift a team from the jaws of defeat to the thrill of victory. The Rugby girls basketball team closed out its nonconference ...

MHS girls hockey wins first game in Crookston Invitational

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CROOKSTON, Minn. -- It took overtime, but the Minot High girls hockey team was able to secure a 3-2 victory against Park Rapids (Minn.) in the first day of the Crookston Invitational on Wednesday in Crookston, Minn. Sophomore defender Breanna Svangstu had the game-winning goal for Minot in ...

Class B holiday hoops at the MSU Dome

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The Our Redeemer’s Christian School is hosting a Class B basketball invitational at the Minot State University Dome today that will feature seven games – boys and girls – from 11 a.m. until dark. The day long event begins with a pair of Our Redeemer’s junior varsity matchups. The boys ...

Minot High basketball notebook: Racking up W’s

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The Minot High School boys basketball team hasn’t lost a game in 330 days. Dating back to last season, the Magi are currently on a 16-game winning streak and that includes Minot’s postseason run to capture the program’s second consecutive state championship. The last time the Magi ...