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West No. 2 Magi wrestling handles Fargo Davies, 49-25

FARGO — Once the Magicians found their rhythm, they couldn’t be contained. The West Region No. 2 Minot High School wrestling team earned a decisive 49-25 victory over the East Region No. 3 Fargo Davies Eagles during the first round of Thursday’s Class A Team Dual Tournament at the ...

Magi hockey avoids WDA first-round upset from Bottineau/ Rugby

BISMARCK — After nearly 42 minutes of scoreless action, the No. 1-seeded Minot High School boys hockey team finally broke the deadlock. Junior forward Aiden Morelli came to the Magicians rescue and forcefully opened the floodgates. Minot High (17-5-0) advanced to the West Region Tournament ...

Velva wrestling survives Hettinger-Scranton, Ryan wrestling falls to Lisbon

FARGO — Two talented local wrestling teams took their talents to the Class B Dual Tournament at the Fargodome on Thursday. Velva fared well, while Bishop Ryan dropped its match. No. 3 Velva Aggies The Aggies needed to survive a scare. Although Velva earned three quick victories on ...

Individual Class B wrestlers compete in Fargo

FARGO — In the midst of Thursday’s action, local wrestlers answered the bell. Each of the Class B Individual Tournament’s 14 weight classes decided its four semi-finalists. Here’s a glance at the wide variety of local talent that made the cut and reached the semifinals: Colin Dean, ...

Magi basketball dispatches winless Watford City

With the regular season winding down, no win is a sure thing. Teams aren't going to roll over without putting up a fight. Minot High (13-6, 12-6 WDA) withstood Watford City's first-half resilence for an 88-49 home victory Thursday evening. The Wolves came into the contest winless (0-18, ...

Local wrestlers prepare for state tournament

FARGO — After showcasing their talents over the last three months, North Dakota’s premier high school wrestlers will test their mettle on the biggest stage. The Class A and Class B wrestling state tournament begins today in Fargo. Here’s a glance at the local competitors: Class A The ...

No. 4 Rugby BBB applies pressure, defeats Ryan 64-34

Although the Rugby boys basketball team is ranked No. 4 in the state, Panthers senior guard Trace Goven sees some room for improvement. The Panthers (16-2, 6-0 District 11) overcame a slightly slow start and captured a 64-34 road victory over Bishop Ryan (10-9, 4-3 District 12) on Tuesday ...

Nelson hits 1,000th point, Watford City stuns Majettes on senior night

Allie Nelson experienced an eventful senior night Tuesday with the Minot High School girls basketball. A whirlwind of physical pain and extreme emotions. Nelson started the celebratory night off with an elbow to face and an ensuing bloody nose. The 5-foot-10 forward retaliated by scoring her ...

News and notes from weekly MSU press conference

Sprinkled in with the routine match/meet review analysis from this past week and the optimistic preview comments for what lies ahead, the Minot State athletics weekly press conference on Tuesday morning also offered up some extra noteworthy tidbits of information. Listed below are the most ...

Mandan rallies late, defeats Majettes hockey 3-2

MANDAN — After earning a critical 2-1 overtime victory over West Fargo last Saturday, the Minot High School girls hockey team traveled south with momentum. However, a 2-0 deficit wasn’t going to stop Mandan. The Braves (10-12-0, 8-11-0 N.D. League) seized a 3-2 victory over Minot High ...

Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and engulfed in flames, a grim reminder of a sport steeped in danger that has stretched nearly two decades without a fatality. At the finish line, Denny Hamlin made history with a second ...

KOTTSICK: New and improved World Handicap System

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has resisted change until the last few years. The rules of golf have seen significant changes in 2019, and now in 2020, the USGA Handicap System has become the World Handicap System (WHS). The WHS went live at 5 a.m. on Jan. 5. The WHS combines six ...

MLS GBB defeats ORCS 50-37, captures District 12 title

Feeding the post became the name of the game. The Mohall/Lansford/Sherwood girls basketball team’s robust paint presence helped the Mavericks capture the District 12 Tournament title on Saturday night. No. 1-seeded MLS (21-1) used a second-half surge in its 50-37 win over No. 2-seeded Our ...

Velva GBB upsets Rugby for second straight District 11 Tournament title

The old adage that "defense wins championships" is frequently overused. But, the sports cliché was validated once again Saturday evening at Nedrose High School. In a defensive slugfest, the No. 2-seeded Velva Aggies (12-10) knocked off the No. 1-seeded Rugby Panthers (18-3) to win their ...

Beisch ties career-high, MSU MBB falls short on senior night

Playing on the Minot State Dome hardwood floor for the final time, MSU senior guard Kyle Beisch tied a career-high with 30 points. Fellow senior forward Trevor Rothstein chipped in with 14 points. The senior night heroics, however, weren't enough to prevent Bemidji State from edging away in ...

Sour senior night for MSU WBB, smacked by Bemidji State

Along with the traditional pre-game acknowledgments for senior night, the Minot State women's basketball team went a step further and played the Australian national anthem for senior Mariah Payne. All the fanfare inspired a strong start, but it didn't last. Bemidji State spoiled Minot ...

Majettes hockey grabs 2-1 OT victory over West Fargo

Emily Thiele kept her composure in the final seconds. When an opportunity knocked, Thiele cashed in on her chance. Her overtime goal gave the Minot High School girls hockey team (10-8-2, 8-8-2 N.D. League) a thrilling 2-1 victory over West Fargo United (8-13-0, 7-9-0 N.D. League) on Saturday ...