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A conversation with Sean Arbaut

Sean Arbaut is a photographer for Minot State, a performance coach for Heilman's Performance and a former MSU baseball player. Arbaut spoke about his two current jobs on Monday with the Minot Daily News, and how he has had to adapt because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some responses ...

Remember when? (#14)

Editor's note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending national and local sports until further notice, the Minot Daily News sports department would like to use this unprecedented time to gather and share some memorable sports stories that have impacted you, our loyal readers. Click here for ...

Staying the course

Over the duration of an arduous running career, Devan Shumway has deflected acclaim and credited the people around him. Earlier this month, life came full circle for the Minot State fifth-year senior. When the NCAA canceled all winter and spring sports championships due to COVID-19, Shumway ...

Remember when? (#13)

Editor's note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending national and local sports until further notice, the Minot Daily News sports department would like to use this unprecedented time to gather and share some memorable sports stories that have impacted you, our loyal readers. Click here for ...

A conversation with Mike Aldrich

Mike Aldrich is entering his fourth season as the Minot State football head coach. Aldrich and the Beavers are currently navigating a canceled spring season and a recruiting dead period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minot Daily News spoke with Aldrich on Thursday afternoon about a variety ...

Devils Lake’s Grant Nelson wins Mr. Basketball title

Following a unanimous selection to the Class A All-State First Team, Devils Lake’s Grant Nelson earned the North Dakota Mr. Basketball honor on Friday. Nelson led the talented field with 88 points and 13 first-place votes. Nelson averaged a double-double for the season, posting 24.6 points ...

Remember when? (#12)

Editor's note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending national and local sports until further notice, the Minot Daily News sports department would like to use this unprecedented time to gather and share some memorable sports stories that have impacted you, our loyal readers. Click here for ...

LAFAKIS: Navigating COVID-19 and no sports

What do you do when sports shut down? It’s a question that millions of people around the world are trying to answer. I’m coming to grips with this new reality, the “new normal.” Over the past few weeks, I have searched for moments of light within this pandemic. Sports unite us, ...

Remember when? (#11)

Editor's note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending national and local sports until further notice, the Minot Daily News sports department would like to use this unprecedented time to gather and share some memorable sports stories that have impacted you, our loyal readers. Click here for ...

Rugby’s Jaden Hamilton named to Class B All-State First Team

Over the course of a strong senior season, Rugby’s Jaden Hamilton commanded the Panthers to a Region 6 Tournament title. On Thursday night, Hamilton (20.3 PPG) earned a Class B All-State First Team selection. The Region 6 Senior Athlete of the Year complemented his scoring prowess with 7.7 ...

Senior stories: Whirlwind career for MSU goalie Shelby Tornato

Before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 ACHA National Tournament, Shelby Tornato had already come to terms that she had probably played in her last game with the Minot State women's hockey team. After being the starting goaltender in back-to-back ACHA Division II national championship ...

Minot High’s Jaxon Gunville selected to Class A All-State First Team

Over the course of a memorable senior season, Minot High guard Jaxon Gunville broke the Magicians’ single-season scoring record and became Minot’s single-season 3-point leader. Gunville finished the campaign with a 25.3 points per game average and joined a talented group on the Class A ...

Remember when? (#10)

Editor's note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending national and local sports until further notice, the Minot Daily News sports department would like to use this unprecedented time to gather and share some memorable sports stories that have impacted you, our loyal readers. Click here for ...

A conversation with Father Gregory Crane

After being ordained into priesthood in June 2019, Father Gregory Crane was named Chaplain of Bishop Ryan Catholic School. Crane also teaches at Ryan and supports the Lions in their athletic endeavors. The MDN spoke with Crane recently. He spoke on several different topics, including why he ...

Remember when? (#9)

Editor's note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending national and local sports until further notice, the Minot Daily News sports department would like to use this unprecedented time to gather and share some memorable sports stories that have impacted you, our loyal readers. Click here for ...

Minot High’s Allie Nelson named to Class A All-State Second Team

Minot High forward Allie Nelson capped off her senior season with some hardware — a Miss Basketball finalist nomination and Class A All-State Second Team honors. On Tuesday, Nelson joined West Fargo’s McKenna Becher, Jamestown’s Grace Hegerle, Bismarck Century’s Julia Fitterer and ...

Senior stories: Joshua Bykowski stands tall in challenging times

Joshua Bykowski always had to be ready for anything at a moment's notice. While watching the action unfold from the bench in the quarterfinals of the 2019 ACHA National Tournament, Bykowski was called into action. Minot State starting goaltender Breydan Effertz went down with a pulled ...

Trenton’s Kaity Hove makes Class B All-State First Team

After capping off her high school career with a stellar senior season, Trenton’s Kaity Hove earned a Class B Girls Basketball All-State nomination on Monday evening. Hove led the Tigers in scoring, posting an average of 17.4 points per game. Additionally, Hove tallied per-game averages of ...

Remember when? (#8)

Editor's note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending national and local sports until further notice, the Minot Daily News sports department would like to use this unprecedented time to gather and share some memorable sports stories that have impacted you, our loyal readers. Click here for ...

A conversation with Eric Pearson

Eric Pearson is a teacher at Minot High School. Pearson teaches several classes at Minot’s Central Campus, serves as an assistant coach on the Minot boys basketball staff and runs the Magi Sports Media Twitter and Instagram pages (@MagiSportsMedia). The Minot Daily News caught up with ...