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No. 2 Magi wrestling drops 41-22 decision to No. 1 Bismarck High

Preston Jones kept his sights set on one goal. When Bismarck High’s Jordan Schumacher rushed toward the Minot High senior, Jones knew the headlock would be there. Although Jones earned a pin in 1:04 during Thursday night’s 285-pound weight class bout, the No. 1-ranked Demons (5-0, 5-0 ...

MLS GBB shakes off slow start, Ryan 3-pointers for 60-42 win

On a typical frigid Thursday evening in Minot, North Dakota, both offenses needed a little extra time to warm up inside the Bishop Ryan gymnasium. After a rough opening quarter, the Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood girls basketball team fended off multiple three-point barrages by the Ryan Lions to ...

Minot High senior Dylan Vigested honoring memory of late father

In the 1993 movie “The Sandlot,” New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth speaks to protagonist Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez in a poignant scene. Before Ruth vanishes, he leaves Rodriguez with one final message. “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” Although Scott Vigested ...

Sabre Dogs GM Darrell Handelsman resigns

Four months before the start of the season, Souris Valley Sabre Dogs general manager Darrell Handelsman publicly announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon via Twitter. "I'm saddened to say that I have resigned my position and am no longer with the Sabre Dogs. Too many great people to ...

Ryan basketball wins narrow 49-47 contest over Velva

When the Velva Aggies jumped out to an early 14-4 lead against the Bishop Ryan Lions, Ryan head coach Jeremy Feller experienced a case of deja vu. The Lions (4-4) had endured several slow starts prior to Tuesday’s rivalry game against the Aggies (5-3). In the end, timely shots and ...

Aberdeen Wings survive in a shootout against Minotauros, 4-3

Thrilling end-to-end action in front of electric crowds has been the norm for when the Minot Minotauros and Aberdeen Wings have squared off over the years. The two Central Division foes — who have faced each other in the last three NAHL postseasons — met again on Tuesday evening under ...

Magi basketball rallies past Turtle Mountain, 90-77

Before the opening tip, Minot High School boys basketball coach Dean Winczewski made a shocking announcement that long-time radio broadcaster and play-by-play announcer Scott Kittell was calling his last game in front of the Magi faithful. After a standing ovation, the air seemed to have left ...

Majettes basketball enjoys record-breaking victory, defeats TMCHS 94-58

BELCOURT — Eighth-grader Avery Lunde made a statement on Tuesday night. Lunde scored 26 points as the Minot High School girls basketball team (4-5, 4-5 WDA) raced past Turtle Mountain Community (1-8, 0-8 WDA) in Belcourt. Lunde nailed 8-of-8 3-point attempts, breaking Cassie Askvig’s ...

Balanced scoring, defense lifts ORCS GBB over crosstown rival Ryan

Flashy offense makes highlight reels, but hard-nose defense wins games. Trailing by five points at halftime, the Our Redeemer's girls basketball team locked down inner-city rival Bishop Ryan to four points in the third quarter. That proved to be the difference, as the multi-faceted Knights ...

North Dakota St. wins 8th FCS title 28-20 over James Madison

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Now this was a perfect ending for North Dakota State, with its redshirt freshman quarterback and the senior safety in his final game after first wanting to be a Bison quarterback. Trey Lance ran for 166 yards, with a clutch 44-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, and ...

MSU WBB takes top-tier Duluth to OT, falls 81-75

Pushing for its first conference win of the season, the Minot State women's basketball team used an improbable fourth-quarter rally Saturday afternoon to put NSIC North leaders Minnesota Duluth on upset alert. Leading 67-64 with 19.7 seconds remaining, the Beavers needed one more stop for a ...

49ers win 1st playoff game in 6 years, 27-10 over Vikings

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman anticipated the route for an interception and then watched the San Francisco 49ers run eight straight times for the touchdown that put them in control of their first playoff game in six years. The dominant defense and powerful running game that ...

Minnesota Duluth routs MSU MBB, 93-69

Things got out of hand, and the Minot State men's basketball team didn't have any answers. Chalk up loss No. 10 in a row. The NSIC North leaders, Minnesota Duluth (13-3, 8-2 NSIC), had its way with Beavers (6-10, 0-10 NSIC) Saturday evening in a 93-69 thumping inside the Minot State Dome. "I ...

Ryan BBB outlasts TGU, wins 52-41

Although Bishop Ryan’s Brady Feller made a game-winning half-court shot against Kenmare on Tuesday, the freshman forward wanted to leave his achievement in the past. Feller scored a team-high 15 points as Ryan (3-4) worked past a persistent Towner/Granville/Upham (4-4) squad for a 52-41 ...

Magi wrestling earns fifth place at Rotary Invite

BISMARCK — The Minot High School boys wrestling team faced stiff competition over the weekend, and the Magicians continued to make statements. Minot finished in fifth place at the two-day Bismarck Rotary Invite at the Bismarck Civic Center. The Magicians’ score of 169 marked the ...

Velva third, Ryan wrestling 10th at Central Cass Letterman’s Tournament

CASSELTON — After earning two team dual victories on Thursday, the Bishop Ryan wrestling team captured a 10th place finish at the Central Cass Letterman’s Tournament on Saturday. Region 3 rival Velva managed to get on the podium. The Aggies placed third with 145 points, and Ryan finished ...

Magi swim & dive wins Coyote Invitational

WILLISTON — The Minot High School swimming and diving team continued its hot streak with another win on Saturday. The Magicians led the field with 738 points to capture a victory at the Coyote Invitational in Williston. Dickinson finished in second place with 460 points, Williston came in ...