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Area Sports

Bishop Ryan turns to youth to build off ‘21 success

Coming off a trip to the Class B playoff semifinals, the Bishop Ryan Lions are looking to improve off last year’s success. To do that, however, part of their recipe for success involves ensuring the development of the sophomore class. When talking about goals for the season, head coach ...

Cardinals want to build off last year’s foundation

Last year, the Nedrose Cardinals finished with a 5-4 record, with the season ending in a road playoff game against Bowman County. This year, however, the goal to make the playoffs remains the same but the Cardinals are seeking more than just making a playoff appearance. “Our goal going ...

Lakers looking to take weekly approach, reach peak by playoffs

After bouncing back from a losing record in 2020, the Des-Lacs Burlington Lakers posted an 8-3 record and made an appearance in the Class B quarterfinals last season. Despite the season coming to an end earlier than they hoped, head coach Taylor Teske is looking to take a week-by-week ...

Braves bumping up, wanting to take strides in ‘22

It was a successful season for the Bottineau Braves football team in 2021. The team held onto a perfect record in the regular season and made it all the way to the nine-man semifinals before their season would come to an end with a loss to eventual state champion LaMoure-Litchville/Marion. ...

Mustangs hopeful for region title repeat

After dropping their second game of the season to Ray/Powers Lake in 2021, the Surrey Mustangs rallied as a team to go on a six-game win streak, propelling themselves to a region title and a playoff spot. Although their season would come to an end with a loss to Cavalier in the playoffs, ...

Returning experience aims to boost Panthers to playoffs

The Rugby Panthers are entering the 2022 season after coming off an even 4-4 record last year. This season, the Panthers are on the prowl and hungry for more, as they look to make a postseason run. “The No. 1 goal for this team is to qualify for the playoffs,” head coach Travis Risovi ...