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Plethora of sporting events add flair to this year’s NDSF

The 54th edition of the North Dakota State Fair is underway. Here is a rundown of the annual celebration’s sporting events and contests: The Run the Route Run/Walk will commence today at 8:45 a.m. Prizes will be distributed to the top male and female finishers, but all ages are encouraged ...

Vistas settle for split against Fargo Post 400

Quality pitching in Game 1 was able to mask what was coming in Game 2. The Minot Vistas (10-4 in-league record) suffered a split, an 8-0 win and a 4-1 loss, Thursday evening at Corbett Field against Fargo Post 400 (5-11 in-league) that left the team searching for some answers. “We have ...

Minot Aces competing in Cal Ripken regionals

CHADRON, Neb. — Representing the state of North Dakota, the Minot Aces baseball team is in Chadron, Nebraska, this weekend for the Cal Ripken U12 Major/70 Midwest Plains Regional. The Aces won the North Dakota state tournament last weekend in Williston to qualify for the regional ...

Metros drop two against Jamestown in final regular-season games

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks once quipped, “Let’s play two.” Major playoff implications took precedence as the Minot Metros squared off against Jamestown Post 14 in Wednesday’s doubleheader at Corbett Field. Both teams entered the twin bill atop the American Legion Class A ...

Op-Ed: Inside the ropes at the 3M Open with Mike Stenvold

Editor’s note: The views expressed in this opinionated piece are made by Mike Stenvold, who was a hole marshal at the PGA Tour 3M Open golf tournament held July 4-7 at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. This submitted column has been slightly edited to correct grammar, conform to AP ...

Hansen’s shutout, Dunn’s HR lifts Surrey past Velva

Relaxed, ready to go and looking to strike up a quick conversation, Surrey third baseman Collin Headrick offered up some pre-game banter prior to the first pitch being thrown. “Remember the last time we played against Velva?” Headrick questioned his starting pitcher Alex Hansen. “Not ...

Lewis Division withstands Clark Division HRs for Expedition League ASG victory

Colorful jerseys from every team in the league were on display Tuesday evening at Corbett Field for the 2019 Expedition League All-Star Game. While the Clark Division provided an encore performance for the Home Run Derby that was held Monday night, the Lewis Division made up for last year’s ...

LAFAKIS: Finding my way

When I arrived in Minot, I began a personal quest. I want to find out why they call this place the “Magic City.” That nickname certainly intrigues me. I’ll get back to that later, because I have to take care of some business before then. First and foremost, I want to say thank you. I ...

Long ball Expedition

Bo McClintock sauntered to the plate. Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” blared over the loudspeakers. The Corbett Field crowd greeted him with a golf clap, then began to chant, “Bo! Bo! Bo!” “It’s always a little bit of an advantage having the hometown be a little bit ...

Metros, Blue Sox split doubleheader

Alex Eisen/MDN Surrey's Ryder Holien kicks up a cloud of dust while sliding safely into second base before Minot Metros' Ethan Pankow (5) can apply a tag Monday evening in Surrey. The Surrey Blue Sox won the first contest 9-6. The Metros fought back, down 8-1, for a 9-8 victory in the nightcap.

Minot-area talent represents Class B in Lions All-Star series

The annual North Dakota Lions All-Star basketball series always comes with a David versus Goliath type of atmosphere. The question each year remains the same: Can the Class B underdogs pull off the upset and take down mighty Class A? Minot-area athletes are embracing that challenge. The ...

Five-run eighth inning lifts Sabre Dogs past Pioneers

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs won their third straight game against the defending Expedition League champion Western Nebraska Pioneers with a five-run effort in the bottom of the eighth inning to win 8-5 Sunday night. Zavian Caldwell started on the mound for the Sabre Dogs and went six innings ...

NDGA Match Play Championships conclude at Vardon

Golfers Justin Redding (right) and Connor Holland (left) go head-to-head for the 2019 North Dakota Golf Association (NDGA) Match Play Open Division championship Sunday afternoon at the Vardon Golf Club in Minot. Results from the event can be found on page B2. Alex Eisen/MDN

Minot Storm 14B, 12B squads nab Junior Olympic Fastpitch state titles

Alex Eisen/MDN The Minot Storm U14 team playing in the 'B' division watches on from the dugout as their team hits Sunday afternoon in the championship game against the Wahpeton Riptide at the South Hill Softball Complex. The 14B and 12B Minot Storm teams won state titles on Sunday.

Frittelli wins first PGA title, on to British Open

By Reuters SILVIS, Ill. — South African Dylan Frittelli secured the final spot in the British Open field when he won the John Deere Classic by two strokes on Sunday, July 14. Frittelli clinched his first PGA Tour victory in style with a seven-birdie, seven-under-par 64 at TPC Deere Run, ...

Brenzer-Mendoza throws a gem, Sabre Dogs hold on

Nate Brenzer-Mendoza didn’t provide a pre-game weather report on Saturday for the Dogs In The Pen (@pendogss) Twitter account. The right-handed hurler, and a part-time enthusiastic weatherman on the side, was too busy preparing for his third start of the season for the Souris Valley Sabre ...

Minot Storm 18A drops tournament opener at home

Hosting the Junior Olympics State Fastpitch Tournament for the first time, the Minot Storm U18 team playing in the ‘A’ division suffered an undesirable loss Friday evening on home turf to kickoff the prestigious event. The Storm dropped an 8-3 decision to the Grand Forks Express on the ...