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Share memorable sports memories to help pass the time

Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending national and local sports until further notice, the Minot Daily News sports department would like to use this unprecedented time to gather and share some memorable sports stories that have impacted you, our loyal readers. Click here for more information about this new initiative.

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Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,097, Date: Apr. 26, 2018

The Minot High School girls soccer team improved to 6-0-0 overall on the young season with a 6-0 win over winless Bismarck Legacy.

Freshman forward Lainey Sandberg notched a hat trick with Allison Lepp, Morgan Perrin and Brooklyn Casey finding the back of the net as well.

Minot scored three goals in both halves, and outshot Legacy heavily, 30-3 (20-2 shots on target).

“We have been working a lot with her,” MHS head coach Matt Pfau said about Sandberg. “Just getting her moving up top, so she isn’t standing still. She has been really good the last three games by moving, finding the open spots and creating chances for us.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #787, Date: Nov. 8, 2017

The Minot High School football team prepares for a Dakota Bowl showdown with West Fargo in two days. The Magicians were coming off a snowy 14-10 win over Bismarck Century in the state semifinals.

West Region No. 3-seeded Minot was making its third Dakota Bowl appearance (2014, 2015, 2017) in the last four seasons.

The Magicians were raring to go.

“It’s definitely hit me (that we are playing for a state title), I can’t stop thinking about it in school and can’t wait until Friday,” Dylan Danielson said. “Our defense is going to have to show up like they did last week, and our offense has to keep pounding like we have been.”

West Fargo ended up winning 56-28, ending Minot’s Cinderella run.

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,539, Date: Jan. 4, 2019

Things looked bleak for the Minot State women’s basketball team.

Trailing 82-78 with 16.8 seconds remaining, the Beavers were staring directly at another conference against Minnesota State Mankato.

MSU senior guard Kari Clements wasn’t going to let that happen again. Clements, who finished with a career-high 34 points, scored the Beavers’ final five points in the dying moment of regulation to force overtime at 83-83.

MSU won 93-87 in overtime to beat Mankato for the first time in the program’s history.

“For once, all the breaks went our way,” MSU head coach Mark Graupe said. “We were down four, and there wasn’t much time left… You’d probably think there was no chance at all. ‘Here we go again, another heartbreaker.’ But, we have had enough of those.”

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