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No. 2 Velva football defeats Ryan in thrilling 20-16 contest

With the omnipresent clanks of cowbells ringing in the distance, the Velva and Bishop Ryan football teams added another chapter to their historic rivalry on Friday evening. This time around, a unique atmosphere shrouded the Penny Bowl’s proceedings. Due to the Herb Parker Stadium bubble ...

Magi football blanks Dickinson for first win, 23-0

Somebody had to walk away with win No. 1 on the season Friday night at Duane Carlson Stadium. The Minot High School football team made sure it was them on homecoming. The Magi (1-2) won 23-0 over winless Dickinson (0-3). The lone touchdown in the first half was a second-quarter quarterback ...

Majettes golf places third in regular-season home meet

After shooting a team score of 380 in each of the past two meets to finish in seventh and eighth place, respectively, the Minot High School girls golf team needed a home course advantage to get back on track. The Majettes trimmed off 28 shots for a 352 team score on Friday at the Vardon Golf ...

Magi soccer blanks Jamestown 3-0

The Minot High School boys soccer team returned to the win column with a 3-0 victory over Jamestown. The contest was the first of two games played at Duane Carlson Stadium on Friday, as the Minot High football team hosted Dickinson in the nightcap. The Magicians soccer team improved to 7-3-1 ...

Local HS football results: Sept. 18

Sept. 18 marked the fifth week of the high school football season in North Dakota. Below are capsule game summaries for two local contests across the region. The game recaps for Dickinson at Minot High and Velva vs. Bishop Ryan in Nedrose can be found online at minotdailynews.com. Class ...

Majettes swim & dive tops Mandan

MANDAN — The Minot High School swim and dive team beat Mandan with a final score of 141-45 on Friday at the Mandan Aquatic Center. The Majettes placed first in all 12 events despite some fatigue. "We were a little tired today," MHS head swim coach Emily Jensen said. "We've had three meets ...

DLB volleyball rallies to deal Glenburn first loss

DES LACS — Undeterred by a slow start, the Des Lacs/Burlington volleyball team upended Glenburn Thursday evening in four sets. The Lakers (4-2, 1-0 District 12) won by set scores of 21-25, 25-14, 25-13, 25-11 to issue the Panthers their first loss on the young season (5-1, 0-1 District ...

LAFAKIS: Parting observation, hidden gems define the ‘Magic City’

I’m a naturally inquisitive individual. Don’t worry, I know what they say. Curiosity killed the cat. However, curiosity is essential in this line of work. Journalists must seek the truth and report it. Throughout the past 14 months, one question lingered in my mind. Why do these folks ...

Ryan volleyball wins close five-set game against MLS

The Bishop Ryan volleyball team defeated the Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood Mavericks on Thursday evening 3-2 by set scores of 23-25, 25-6, 20-25, 25-15, 15-9. The sets went back and forth between the two teams. Ryan volleyball coach Nicholas Theis said he was very happy about winning the second ...

Magi tennis captures 9-0 victory over Mandan

MANDAN — The Minot High School boys tennis team handled its business during Thursday afternoon’s match against Mandan. The Magicians (8-2, 8-2 WDA) earned a 9-0 sweep over the Braves (4-6, 4-6 WDA). The Magi won each of their matches — both singles and doubles — in straight sets. ...

MHS athletics equipment manager John Hepper embraces opportunities to serve

A sign taped to Door No. 37 at Minot High School’s Magic City Campus reads: “Call John Hepper” and lists a phone number. The sheet of paper is nondescript — in fact; it is reasonable to suggest that dozens of Minot High students open the door each day without noticing it. If those ...

Self-inflicted wounds derail Majettes volleyball against St. Mary’s

Knocking the ball over the net and into play was easier said than done for the Minot High School volleyball team Tuesday evening. Bismarck St. Mary's (2-2, 2-2 WDA) took advantage for a 3-0 sweep by set scores 25-20, 25-15, 25-23. "We created more errors than we have had the whole season," ...

Magi tennis drops 6-3 decision to Legacy

The Minot High School boys tennis team endured a marathon match against Bismarck Legacy on Tuesday afternoon. After the teams fought to a 3-3 tie, the Sabers (8-0, 8-0 WDA) claimed a 6-3 victory over the Magicians (7-2, 7-2 WDA) at Hammond Park in Minot. “It was an awesome night of tennis ...

Majettes swim and dive team secures wins against Bismarck High and Legacy

BISMARCK — The Minot High girls swim and dive team racked up two wins against Legacy High School and Bismarck High School at the meet on Tuesday. Minot earned a 106-80 win against the Legacy Sabers and a 142-43 victory over the Bismarck Demons. Swim Jordn Wolsky (30.60), Elise Altringer ...

Nedrose volleyball remains consistent in 3-0 sweep of South Prairie

As the home crowd roared in jubilation, the Nedrose volleyball team showed its resolve. The Cardinals (3-1) staved off several rallies from the South Prairie Royals (0-1) during Monday evening's 25-13, 25-22, 25-21 contest at Nedrose. "That's one thing we're really working at - making ...

Magi tennis continues winning ways against Century

BISMARCK — The Minot High School boys tennis team won its fifth straight match Monday evening with a 7-2 road victory over Bismarck Century. The Magicians improved to 7-1 overall (7-1 WDA) this season. "Traveled to Century today and got a nice 7-2 win on the road against a team that is ...

Magi soccer hands Century first loss of season in 1-0 contest

As Saturday afternoon’s contest between Minot High School and Bismarck Century kicked off, MHS head coach Creighton Bachmeier implored the Magicians to play with intensity. Minot (6-2-1) endured a grueling game and eclipsed Century (6-1-2) during the 1-0 matinee. Throughout the game, the ...

Majettes swim and dive earns second place at Capital City Invite

BISMARCK — Early Saturday morning, the Minot High School girls swim and dive team put together a strong showing at the Capital City Invite in Bismarck. The Majettes’ 501 points secured a second-place finish. Century accumulated 524 points and finished in first place. Legacy took third ...