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Majettes hockey uses shootout heroics to top Fargo Davies

A worn-out sheet of ice separated Minot High junior goaltender Amber Borkhuis from Fargo Davies skater Olivia Opheim. All eyes were on Opheim as she skated in from the center circle. Borkhuis prepared herself the best she could. “You don’t know what is going to happen,” Borkhuis said. ...

Agony again: Moorhead hands MSU MBB another close defeat

Not once, not twice, but three times. The Minot State men's basketball team suffered its third straight heartbreaking defeat with a 79-76 loss to Minnesota State Moorhead (7-4, 3-2 NSIC) Saturday evening inside the MSU Dome. The Beavers (6-5, 0-5 NSIC) have lost their last three games by a ...

MSU WBB hangs around but unable to slay No. 24 Dragons

The Minot State women's basketball team allowed the No. 24-ranked Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons to build up an early lead Saturday afternoon. The Beavers (3-6, 0-5 NSIC) tried to claw back multiple times but weren't able to erase the early deficit. As a result, MSU lost its fifth straight ...

Bison fend off Illinois State, advance to ninth consecutive FCS semifinals

FARGO — The second matchup of North Dakota State and Illinois State in the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs went down to the final minute again. And like the 2014 FCS national title game, NDSU found a way to win. It was a struggle for NDSU in a 9-3 home victory Saturday at Gate City Bank Field ...

Defense wins day in Majettes basketball home opener

When the going got tough in Minot High School’s first home game, Mariah Evenson gave the Majettes a boost. The sophomore forward scored six second-half points during Saturday’s matinee against Dickinson (1-2, 1-2 WDA). The Majettes improved to (1-1, 1-1 WDA) after the gritty 56-45 ...

ORCS girls basketball soars to Nedrose Tourney title

Championship games aren't supposed to be this stress-free. The Our Redeemer's girls basketball team started hot, stayed hot and waltzed its way to a 55-31 victory over the Minot High School junior varsity team Saturday evening to win the early-season Nedrose Invitational Tournament. "The team ...

Magi hockey finds success after sizzling start

The Minot High School boys hockey team wasn’t satisfied with one conference win this week. After defeating Bismarck Century 2-1 on Tuesday, the Magicians stayed hungry for more. Minot (5-0, 5-0 WDA) kept its undefeated season alive with a solid 5-3 win over Dickinson (0-5, 0-4 WDA) on ...

Minotauros top Bruins in shootout

AUSTIN, Minn. — Third-period drama forced the Minot Minotauros and Austin Bruins to play some additional hockey in Saturday night’s contest. The Minotauros eventually earned a 3-2 shootout victory over the Bruins, but the win did not come easily. Austin’s Connor Mylymok found the back ...

MSU men’s hockey wins 13th straight to end semester

JAMESTOWN — The No. 3-ranked Minot State men's hockey team closed out the 2019 portion of its schedule with a 2-0 shutout win over the No. 13-ranked University of Jamestown Saturday evening. The ACHA Division I defending national champion Beavers have won 13 games in a row — going ...

Magi wrestling takes second at Al Larson Invite

CARRINGTON — The Minot High School wrestling team placed second to Lisbon (216 to 175.5) at the Al Larson Carrington Invitational this weekend. Minot bolstered three individual winners: Gabe Mortensen (106), Trevon McClanahan (145) and Jacob Carmichael (195). Stephen Schulze (120) and Chase ...

Conklin represents MHS gymnastics at Bismarck Invite

BISMARCK — The only member of the Minot High School gymnastics team this season, seventh-grader Haley Conklin, competed in her second-ever high school meet on Saturday in Bismarck. Conklin finished fifth in the All Around with three top 10 finishes: third (bars), sixth (floor) and seventh ...

Magi swim & dive earns convincing victory at Coyote Sprint Meet

WILLISTON — After a strong start in Saturday’s Coyote Sprint Meet, the Minot High School swim and dive team kept finding success. The Magicians came away with their season’s first victory during Saturday’s meet at the Williston Area Rec Center. Minot’s 591 points trounced WDA foes, ...

MSU MBB drops tight contest against Northern State

Every possession down the stretch mattered. The Minot State men's basketball team wasn't able to make the "winning plays" and Northern State made tough shots. As a result, the Wolves (7-3, 3-1 NSIC) extended the Beavers' losing streak to four straight games with a 69-67 road win inside the ...

Dickinson takes 79-72 victory over Magi basketball

The Dickinson Midgets would not quit. The Midgets (1-1, 1-1 WDA) earned a 79-72 win over Minot (2-1, 2-1 WDA) in a tightly contested WDA matchup on Friday night. The Magicians never led in the contest. After Dickinson’s first 3-pointer, the Midgets dictated the pace and forced the Magi to ...

Third quarter dooms MSU WBB against Northern State

After the first two quarters were decided by a point, Northern State outscored Minot State by 20 points in the third quarter to pull away for good. The Wolves (7-3, 3-1 NSIC) used that sizeable surge to win their fifth straight game, knocking off the Beavers (3-5, 0-4 NSIC) by a final score of ...

Majettes hockey comes alive late, defeats Jamestown 6-1

After the Jamestown girls hockey team took an early 1-0 advantage during Friday’s game in Minot, the Majettes roared back in their home opener. Minot High (2-2) earned a 6-1 victory over the visiting Blue Jays (0-3) at Maysa Arena. Three goals in each of the final two periods buoyed the ...

Magi wrestling takes down rival Century, 35-25

In a battle of unbeatens, the Minot High wrestling team persevered with timely pins, a newcomer hero and some tactical defeats. Minot High (4-0, 4-0 WDA), wrestling without former state champion Kelby Armstrong due to an injury, held off the Bismarck Century Patriots (3-1, 3-1 WDA) by a score ...

Hot start propels Velva wrestling to 45-30 victory over DLB

DES LACS — When the Velva wrestling team needed a spark in Thursday’s Region 3 contest against Des Lacs-Burlington, some young Aggies stepped up to the challenge. Velva (1-0) sophomores Colin Dean and Shayden Schiele earned two quick pins in the Aggies’ 45-30 dual victory over the ...