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Ryan football clinches first state berth in 20 years

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VELVA — While Roger Coleman watched the Bishop Ryan football team dictate the terms of Saturday’s engagement, something peculiar swirled in the air. Saturday’s Class A semifinal matinee between Region 3 No. 1 Velva (10-1) and No. 2 Ryan (11-1) started off with drizzling rain and ...

Majettes swim and dive finishes second at WDA Meet

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The Minot High School swimming and diving team got a taste of what next week’s state tournament will bring. The Majettes finished second at Saturday’s WDA meet in Bismarck, as their score of 314 trailed just Century’s 568 points. Notably, Minot finished ahead of Dickinson (301.5 ...

MSU football upended by St. Cloud State, 31-19

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Sophomore quarterback Sean Kuenzinger made his first career start for the Minot State football team in a 31-19 loss to St. Cloud State Saturday afternoon in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Kuenzinger went 15-for-21 for 152 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He was also sacked ...

MSU volleyball drops home finale to Augustana

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The Minot State volleyball team pushed Augustana to four sets, but was handed another loss Saturday afternoon in the Beavers' home finale inside the MSU Dome. Augustana (19-8, 12-6 NSIC) won by set scores of 25-22, 23-25, 25-16, 25-21. MSU (3-24, 2-16 NSIC) held an 18-13 lead in the first set ...

MSU cross country finishes out 2019 season

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JOPLIN, Mo. — The Minot State cross country teams ended their seasons in great stride in Joplin, Missouri. Both men's and women's teams had strong showings at the NCAA Central Region Championship despite not moving on to nationals. The women ended their season with a seventh place. Freshman ...

Minotauros split two-game series at Aberdeen

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ABERDEEN, S.D. — After losing Friday night’s contest against the Aberdeen Wings, the Minot Minotauros wanted to make a statement on Saturday night. The Minotauros (9-4-3) earned a 3-2 victory over the Wings (8-3-5) at Odde Ice Arena. An early lead helped Minot take the win. Hunter ...

MSU men’s basketball ekes out victory over Ouachita Baptist

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SEARCY, Ark. — After trailing Ouachita Baptist University 9-0 in the opening minutes of Saturday night’s contest, the Minot State men’s basketball team clawed back for a 66-62 victory. Senior guard Kyle Beisch paced the Beavers (2-0) with game-high 23 points. Beisch also added seven ...

MSU women’s hockey lights up GVSU Lakers, 13-1

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The Minot State women’s hockey team didn’t hold anything back. The Beavers beat down Grand Valley State (Mich.), 13-1, Friday evening at Maysa Arena for their first double-digit win over an ACHA Division I foe this season. MSU head coach Ryan Miner wasn’t expecting a 13-goal ...

MSU volleyball falls to Wayne State on senior night

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The Wayne State (Neb.) Wildcats arrived at the MSU Dome set on spoiling Minot State’s senior night. The No. 13-ranked Wildcats (21-5, 12-5 NSIC) swept the Beavers (3-23, 2-15 NSIC) by set scores of 25-16, 25-12, 25-14 in Friday evening’s contest. Wayne State continued to find answers to ...

LAFAKIS: Gearing up for Velva-Ryan semifinal showdown

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Although I have lived in North Dakota for less than four months, one prep sports notion made itself abundantly clear early on. There’s a big-time football rivalry between Bishop Ryan and Velva. The game brings both communities to the forefront, as the best high school rivalries should. ...

EISEN: MSU football riding a roller coaster of a season

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Finding middle, solid ground this season for the Minot State football team has been a challenge. The Beavers have gone from one extreme to another with constant erratic momentum shifts. This turbulent journey took off in the first quarter of the season when Cory Carignan’s ludicrous kickoff ...

Wowryk’s hat trick leads MSU men’s hockey over Utah

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The No. 5-ranked Minot State men's hockey team opened a three-game homestand this weekend with a 5-1 victory over the University of Utah Thursday evening at Maysa Arena. Adam Wowryk netted a hat trick. He scored the only goal in the first period and then added two more in the middle frame. ...