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MLS junior Isaac Undlin (6) gets rid of the ball before getting sacked by TGU’s Shayden Luna (33) in a 9-man football contest on Friday in Mohall.

Streak snapped

MOHALL - Whenever an impact play was needed, the ball always seemed to end up in the hands of Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood junior Isaac Undlin. Running, catching and throwing, Undlin was everywhere Friday in helping the MLS Mavericks win its season-opener over the Towner-Granville-Upham Titans, ...

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Senior Isaac Kauffman (green) fends off junior Cody Burke (maroon) during a Minot High boys’ soccer practice Monday at the Optimist Soccer Complex.

Practice makes perfect

Sprints, shooting drills and even some one-touch passing circles before practice got underway Monday at the Optimist Soccer Complex. If the Minot High School boys soccer team wants to improve on its fifth-place finish at state last season, then this is where it’s going to happen. “I think ...

Tauros defenseman Paul O’Conner signs with Beavers

The Minot State hockey team boosted its defense with the addition of former Minot Minotauros defenseman Paul O’Connor Monday. O’Connor came to the Tauros midseason in a trade and put up two goals and seven assists in 30 games with Minot and Austin. “We are extremely excited to have ...

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Nedrose’s Duncan Pryor (15) stiff arms a Rugby defender in a scrimmage held Thursday at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot.

Something new for Nedrose

After two seasons of fielding a junior varsity team, the Nedrose Cardinals are ready to take flight in the top flight with a varsity team competing in the newly revamped Class A, Region 3. “We started the first two years at the JV schedule, which was really good for us,” Nedrose head ...

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Tim Wilkison (in black) leads one of the drills Thursday in the Road to the U.S. Open camp put on by the Marc White Tennis Academy at Hammond Park.

The road to the US Open

While Tim Wilkison’s professional playing days have passed, the once No. 1 ranked junior tennis player in the United States and long-time veteran of the sport has plenty of stories to share and advice left to be given. That was on display throughout the week at Hammond Park in Minot, as the ...

MSU basketball to Host Exhibition DH vs. DSU at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge

The Minot State men’s and women’s basketball teams will host an exhibition doubleheader versus Dickinson State on Oct. 25 at the brand new Event Center inside 4 Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town, N.D. announced MSU Director of Athletics Andy Carter. “We are the NCAA Division II ...

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The Western ND Charity Pro-AM begins today at the Vardon Golf Course.

Pros and average Joes

Around 80 professional and 90 amateur golfers will gather and intermingle at Vardon Golf Course for the Western North Dakota Charity Pro-Am, which starts today and carries on into the weekend. It’s a special opportunity for the players while also being an event that gives back, with the ...

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Minot State sophomore hitter Emily Falldorf goes for a kill during a college volleyball game last season.

New-look MSU volleyball program not concerned about NSIC losing streak

You’d think a 40-game Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference losing streak hanging over Minot State volleyball would dampen the team’s enthusiasm entering the 2017 season. Not this particular group. Considering only two of the 18 players on the roster have been with the Beavers for ...

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Pictured is Minot High's Connor Templeton, who is expected to be near the top of the lineup for the MHS tennis team this season.

Veterans providing boost

There’s no shortage of optimism surrounding the Minot High boys tennis team a little more than a week before its season opener. “We feel good,” Magi coach Scott DeLorme said. “We’re bringing back six of our top eight guys this year. They all have been playing a lot since the end of ...

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Minot State forward Taryn Love (red) splits two defenders en route to scoring the game-winning goal Monday morning at Herb Parker Stadium.

Leaving it for late

With a scoreless tie on the horizon at around 1:15 a.m. Monday morning, Minot native Taryn Love picked up a loose ball, weaved in between two defenders and calmly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper. A late game-winner, with 56 seconds left on the clock, to conclude the seventh annual ...

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The new floor inside the Minot State Dome.

Minot State unveils new court design

The Minot State department of athletics unveiled a new design for the main floor at the Minot Dome on which the Beavers men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball teams compete. “As we continue to grow and advance our athletic department, branding is an integral part of that ...

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Conclusion of tribute laps driven by Steven Pfeifer in memory of Westhope driver Robbie Conway and his No. 2 IMCA Sports Mod machine on Sunday before the weekly races at Nodak Speedway.

Gone, but never forgotten

With a lot of heavy hearts following the recent death of IMCA Sport Mods driver Robbie Conway, Nodak Speedway resumed weekly points racing on Sunday. A powerful two-finger salute for the No. 2 of Conway was given on every second lap of the five main features. While it would have been ...

HODGE: MSU football in best position since moving to Division II

After working with his players for hours, Minot State football coach Mike Aldrich usually likes to end his practices by giving the team a word of the day. His word on Thursday, the first day of fall camp, was all too telling of the direction of the Beaver program: beginning. What, ...

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Minot State senior quarterback Zac Cunha throws a pass during a college football practice Thursday in Minot.

MSU QB Cunha guaranteed nothing entering final season

Minot State sixth-year senior quarterback Zac Cunha never envisioned he’d be in this position. The Rocklin, Calif. native was already entering last season with something to prove after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 1 of the 2015 season. Yet, his 2016 comeback effort ...

Four TV Games Highlight 2017 Beaver Football Schedule

The 2017 Minot State University football schedule includes four televised games on the MidCo Sports Network and five home games at Herb Parker Stadium. The Beavers open the Mike Aldrich era on the road at Concordia, St. Paul on Aug. 31, which will be televised on MidCoSN2 beginning at 7 p.m. ...

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Minot State's offensive and defensive lines prepare for a snap at a college football practice Thursday in Minot.

Beavers trying to ‘build the dam’

When new Minot State football coach Mike Aldrich logs onto Twitter, he regularly uses two different hashtags in his tweets in reference to his team. The first is #buildthedam, and he’ll occasionally toss out the hashtag #stickbystick right next to it. Aldrich’s second hashtag of choice ...

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Natalie Cook chips onto the green Thursday at the Vardon Golf Course in Minot.

Youthful, yet seasoned Majettes poised to tee off season

Short game was the focus for the Minot High School girls golf team Thursday, as they played their final round before the season-opening TMCHS Invite. Paired in three groups of three, the Majettes took to the holes of the Vardon Golf Course from 100 yards out and on the tees for the Par 3’s. ...

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Minot High football coach Barry Holmen directs the Magicians at the start of the evening practice on Wednesday.

Opening day for the Magi

Maroon and gold littered the Minot High football practice field for the first day of fall camp. With jersey numbers yet to be earned, players who are vying for varsity snaps down to those wanting to make the freshman team split off into their respective position drills Wednesday afternoon ...