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Minot High School alum Sam Wedar signs with Beavers football

The Minot State football team brought in some local talent on Thursday, as the Beavers announced the signing of Minot High School alum Sam Wedar.

“(Minot State) got a fine student athlete in Sam (Wedar),” MHS football head coach Barry Holmen said. “He’s tough, and he leads by example. If you ask him to do something, he’ll do it exactly right. He’s just a fierce competitor and a hard worker.”

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver, who also saw some time at the tight end position with the Magicians, joins a Minot State recruiting class that features seven other North Dakota natives.

Wedar is now the sixth ex-Magi on the Beavers’ roster as he’ll share the field with junior quarterback Ben Bolinske, sophomore wide receiver Peyton Lamoureux, redshirt-freshman running back Brett Davis, sophomore defensive lineman Logan Krueger and sophomore tight end Lofton Klabunde.

“We’re all excited to see local kids getting back in the college ranks,” Holmen said. “Minot State has a local presence, and that’s a win win for everybody. We’re hoping Minot State takes that next step, and we’re happy that our kids are a part of that.”

Didrik Henbrant signs with Division I Alaska Fairbanks

Minot Minotauros first-year forward Didrik Henbrant has committed to play for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks (NCAA Division I).

Henbrant, who represented the Minotauros at the 2019 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, becomes the 43rd Minotauro to commit to an NCAA DI program. Henbrant will join another Tauro alum, James LaDouce, who will be a senior at Alaska Fairbanks next season.

Henbrant was sixth on the Tauros in scoring this season with 40 points on 19 goals and 21 assists, and now leads the team in scoring through the first round of the playoffs with two goals and three assists.

The Swedish import chose Alaska Fairbanks both for the hockey and academics, saying that he plans to study Business Administration.

Tauros head coach and general manager Marty Murray praised Henbrant, saying “Didrik is very deserving of a DI opportunity.”

He continued saying Alaska Fairbanks is getting a player with “a very good skill set and high compete level.”

Henbrant credits his time in Minot with helping him advance to the next level. He was quick to thank his family and billet family for all of the support as well as his teammates and coaches for helping him reach his goal.

— Minotauros PR

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