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Minotauros survive wild home opener against Blizzard

The ice at Maysa Arena had to wait an extra week to welcome the Minot Minotauros back for another season. The delayed home opener only built up the tension and excitement levels. Goals were flying in from everywhere as the Minot Minotauros (6-1-2) outscored the St. Cloud Blizzard (3-5-2) in a ...

MSU volleyball drops back-and-forth battle with No. 5 Concordia-St. Paul

In the middle of the third set, Dana Cordova told her Minot State volleyball team to keep making the No. 5-ranked Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears work. The head coach’s adamant tone pushed the team to capture a set victory. Although the Golden Bears (14-4, 8-2 NSIC) earned a 25-15, 25-21, ...

MSU soccer overcomes early adversity, defeats Sioux Falls 3-1

The Minot State women’s soccer team (2-9-0, 2-6-0 NSIC) couldn’t find the net in the first half against Sioux Falls (2-9-1, 2-6-1 NSIC) on Friday evening. Several missed opportunities and Olivia Valdez goal put Minot State in a 1-0 hole early in the second half. It didn’t take long for ...

Recovery time limited as MSU football eyes bounce back

Last week could be classified as a nightmare for the Minot State football team. Except it wasn’t just a bad dream, it really did happen. From inconvenient travel detours to the 49-3 smackdown issued by Winona State on Sunday, the Beavers best course of action to get better this week was to ...

Drake-Anamoose football gears up for 6-man championship game

DRAKE — No matter how many players are on the field, some things remain the same. Ball security drills were the first order of business during Drake-Anamoose's football practice on Wednesday. "Claw, rip, bite. Do anything to get the football out," head coach Anthony Cook said to galvanize ...

Magi football trying to stay in playoff contention on senior night

When Preston Jones steps on the field for Saturday night’s contest against Legacy, it will mark the final time he and 18 other Minot High School seniors will play at Duane Carlson Stadium. Jones, an offensive/defensive lineman, looks to lead Minot (3-4, 2-3 WDA) over Legacy (4-3, 3-2 WDA) ...

Surrey football’s Ryder Holien seeks success through leadership

When Surrey senior quarterback Ryder Holien saw a teammate struggling, he knew what he had to do. A problem arose when sophomore offensive lineman Jagger Dickman arrived at Surrey High School for last Saturday’s film study. Dickman’s truck was stuck in the snow. “I come in and just ...

Majettes volleyball drops fifth straight

BISMARCK — The Minot High School volleyball team suffered its fifth straight sweep Wednesday evening at Bismarck St. Mary's. The Majettes (6-13, 3-9 WDA) lost by set scores of 25-19, 25-19, 25-22. The St. Mary's Saints improved to 14-6 overall (9-4 WDA) on the season. "When they brought ...

MLS football overcomes slow start, defeats TGU 40-8

MOHALL — As players trekked through the Mohall mud, one notion became clear. The Mohall/Lansford/Sherwood Mavericks were not going to sulk after initial struggles. MLS took a 40-8 senior night victory over Towner/Granville/Upham on Tuesday evening, improving the Mavericks’ record to ...

Majettes cross country wins WDA Meet, Magi finish seventh

DICKINSON — The Minot High School girls cross country team continued its stellar season, finishing first in at Tuesday’s WDA Championship Meet at Dickinson’s Heart River Golf Course. The boys finished seventh in their respective race. Majettes Two Majettes earned top 10 finishes, ...

MSU volleyball swept by No. 6 Northern State

Donning pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness month, the injury-riddled Minot State volleyball team couldn’t steal a set off No. 6-ranked Northern State Tuesday evening in Minot. Minot State (1-17, 0-9 NSIC) dropped its 11th straight conference contest, dating back to last season, as ...

Senior Night woes for Majettes volleyball against Mandan

Flowers and hugs exchanged, yet a match still had to be played. Senior Night for the Minot High School volleyball team was denied a happy ending on Tuesday, as conference foe Mandan won the emotional affair by set scores of 25-12, 25-11, 28-26. Mandan improved to 15-5 (10-3 WDA), while ...

Panthers pounce

Monday night’s Rugby versus Westhope/Newburg/Glenburn football contest in Minot offered a little bit of everything. Snow was draped across the field, drizzling rain greeted fans as they entered the stadium, a rainbow hung over the northern end of Duane Carlson Stadium and the Sioux student ...

Dashing through the snow

Jimmy Lafakis/MDN Harvey/Wells County senior quarterback Gage Balfour (7) attempts to evade Bottineau senior defensive back Adam Lorenz (5) during Monday's game at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot. The Hornets defeated the Braves 44-14.

Ryan volleyball rolls past Surrey

Alex Eisen/MDN Bishop Ryan senior Maya Wald makes a dig in front of teammates Grace Candrian and Sydney Upton (left to right) while Surrey junior Zoe Mueller (5) watches on Monday evening in Surrey. Ryan won in straight sets by scores of 25-10, 25-20, 25-12.

Magi football falters late, loses 35-17 to Bismarck High

By Daily News Staff sports@minotdailynews.com BISMARCK — After trailing 14-10 to Bismarck High at halftime, the Minot High School football team had some chances to make magic happen. However, the Magicians sputtered in the second half, falling 35-17 at the Bismarck Community Bowl. The ...

Magi soccer upended in the first round at state

MANDAN — The Minot High School boys soccer team won’t be bringing home the program’s second state championship. The Magicians (6-8-2) lost in the first round of the state tournament Monday afternoon, 3-0, against Fargo South at the Starion Sports Complex in Mandan. All three goals came ...

DLB vs. South Prairie football pushed back

DES LACS — The final high school regular season football game between Class A Region 3 foes Des Lacs-Burlington and South Prairie has been moved from Wednesday to Saturday, Oct. 19. The game will now be played at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot. The Lakers (5-3, 4-2 Region 3) have already ...

MSU football no match for Winona State, 49-3

WINONA, Minn. — The Minot State football team suffered its largest loss of the season Sunday afternoon on the road at Winona State. The Beavers (2-4) knocked through a single field goal in a 49-3 rout by the Warriors (4-2). Winona State dominated the NSIC contest from start to ...

Records broken as MSU volleyball suffers five-set defeat to Crookston

CROOKSTON, Minn. — The Minot State volleyball team is still seeking its first conference win this season after getting agonizingly close Saturday afternoon in Crookston, Minnesota. The Beavers (1-16, 0-8 NSIC) went five sets with the Golden Eagles (4-12, 2-6 NSIC) with four of the frames ...