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Metro Metros suffer frustrating defeats to Bismarck Capitals

A win ripped away late and a wavering strike zone made for a long Tuesday evening for the Minot Metros. The Bismarck Capitals were the only team to depart Corbett Field in a good mood following a pair of 4-3 (eight innings) and 10-1 road wins in Minot. "Yeah, it was frustrating," said Minot ...

Stalwart defense grants Grand Forks two victories over Vistas

As John Fogerty’s classic “Centerfield” tune filled the Corbett Field bleachers, the Grand Forks Blue Devils flashed their leather against the Minot Vistas. In Game 1 of Monday evening’s doubleheader, the Blue Devils (8-4 statewide league) defeated the Vistas (6-10 statewide league) ...

Dakota Classic Modified Tour overtakes Nodak Speedway

The third straight night of racing in the 2020 Dakota Classic Modified Tour came roaring through Minot Sunday evening. Nodak Speedway was the playground for 61 IMCA Modifieds in attendance. A recap of the high-speed action is below. IMCA Modifieds The evening started with eight ...

Long ball carries Sabre Dogs over Moo 5-4

Bo McClintock's bat is still sizzling. His third home run and 10th RBI collected over the last two Expedition League games sparked the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs (8-8) to a 5-4 home victory Sunday afternoon against the Fremont Moo (9-8). The offensive production comes as a vital contribution ...

Late-inning leverage gives Sabre Dogs 13-5 victory over Moo

With two runners in scoring position and two outs on the scoreboard, Bo McClintock acknowledged the task at hand. McClintock had no intentions of getting cheated at the plate, so he unloaded on the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the seventh inning. With one gargantuan hack, the Souris ...

Offensive explosions help Velva take two victories against Harvey

VELVA — In just one inning, the first game of Friday evening’s doubleheader between Velva and Harvey turned upside down. The momentum shifted in a bottom of a 10-run fifth inning for Velva. Harvey held an early 3-1 lead, but the 39ers removed all doubt in the fifth frame. “It’s nice ...

Error-plagued Minot Vistas drop 12-10 contest to Dickinson

The Minot Vistas made too many mistakes to overcome a 12-10 loss to the Dickinson Roughriders Friday evening at Corbett Field. The nine-inning, non-counter contest in the statewide standings featured 12 combined errors. The Vistas chalked up seven of them, according to the live stats. The ...

Feeney’s pitching, grand slam lifts Governors over Vistas

Carrying deep to left field, Cade Feeney watched in amusement. After being the winning pitcher in the first game of the doubleheader, the Bismarck Governors standout let his bat do the damage in the nightcap. Feeney's towering grand slam was the exclamation point in a pair of Bismarck ...

Garrison rallies late, earns two victories over Surrey

SURREY — The Garrison Titans supplied some clutch offense in the top of the seventh inning, so Bennett Kamp needed to finish the job on the mound. Kamp closed out the Titans’ 7-6 win over the Surrey Blue Sox after tossing a scoreless seventh in the first game of Thursday evening’s ...

Sabre Dogs lose 9-4 in first meeting with Sodbusters

HASTINGS, Neb. — Although the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs scored three runs in the top of the first inning, the Hastings Sodbusters were prepared to counter. The Sodbusters (7-7) earned a 9-4 victory over the Sabre Dogs (6-7) in the first of a two-game series. After helping his team take an ...

Minot Storm softball teams preparing for JO State Fastpitch Tournament

FARGO — As the summer softball season winds down, the Minot Storm softball program aims to finish on a high note. The Storm will send a fleet of teams to the Junior Olympics State Fastpitch Tournament in Fargo this weekend. Nine traveling squads in the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age groups ...

Sabre Dogs salvage series, defeat Moo 2-1

FREMONT, Neb. — After losing two contests against the Fremont Moo, the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs bounced back and earned a 2-1 win on Wednesday evening. The Sabre Dogs (6-6) and Moo (9-4) scored one run apiece in the second inning. Tim Conway smashed Souris Valley’s first solo shot of ...

Surrey baseball sweeps two one-run games from Burlington

SURREY — Smacked high and deep into left field, Jaxon Feller wished for a slow jog around all the bases and a team huddle at home plate. Instead, the ball bounced in front of the fence. "Some guys were giving him crap about how it was short of a home run," Surrey Blue Sox head coach Jesse ...

Moo maneuver past Sabre Dogs 10-5

FREMONT, Neb. — The best team in the Clark Division mowed down the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs for a second straight night. The Fremont Moo (9-3) notched their fourth straight win with a 10-5 victory over the Sabre Dogs (5-6) Tuesday evening. Souris Valley entered the three-game road series ...

Minot Metros, Dickinson obtain wins in doubleheader

Jayce Concha and the Dickinson Volunteers brought some early pop to Corbett Field during Monday evening’s doubleheader. Dickinson plated runs in the first five innings of Game 1 against the Minot Metros. The Volunteers captured a 10-7 win before the Metros seized a 3-1 victory in the ...

Fremont Moo rally late, take 9-8 victory over Sabre Dogs

FREMONT, Neb. — Fresh off a series sweep of the Western Nebraska Pioneers, the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs (5-5) faced off against the Fremont Moo (8-3) in a cross-division contest on Monday evening. The teams’ first meeting of the season provided plenty of drama. The Moo earned a 9-8 ...

Break out the broom

Tanner Riley played with fire, but the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs closer emptied the extinguisher before getting badly burnt. Riley, who pitched out of a stressful jam two days prior, masterfully escaped another sticky situation Sunday afternoon to earn his third save of the save. With Sabres ...

Sabre Dogs persevere, defeat Pioneers 7-4

In one fluid sidearm motion, Dylan Roach tossed one of Saturday afternoon’s most critical pitches at Corbett Field. The Western Nebraska Pioneers (4-5) loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the seventh inning against the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs (4-4). The Pioneers had scored two ...