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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 #1,399, Date: Oct. 19, 2018

Toughness was tested, and so was discipline at Herb Parker Stadium.

In an NSIC women’s soccer match that featured seven yellow cards and a red card, Minot State stood its ground in a physical brawl with Upper Iowa. The Beavers won 3-0 over Peacocks with a pair of goals coming from Sofia Lewis. Haley Berryman knocked in the other goal.

The tipping point of the rising frustrations in the match came during a confrontation between Minot State’s Morgan Myers and Upper Iowa’s Facienne Graham with eight minutes left in the first half.

“(Graham) was getting a little handsy and whatnot, so I decided to kind of push her off of me,” Myers said. “It wasn’t anything bad, but she got kind of mad and punched me in the face. I don’t really take punches to the face, so I went after her again. But, my teammates came and held me back. That’s all.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #771, Date: Oct. 30, 2017

The top-seeded Our Redeemer’s volleyball team topples Des Lacs-Burlington in Berthold to win its fourth straight District 12 Tournament title. The Knights won 3-0 by set scores of 25-12, 25-22, 25-18.

Karolynn Winger pounded down a match-high 16 kills while Ryleigh Popinga, the District 12 Senior Athlete of the Year, nearly posted a double-double with nine kills and 18 digs. Setter Karlee Zablotney ignited the Knights’ offense with 21 assists and 10 kills.

For the Lakers, Caitlyn Vogel put down a team-high nine kills followed by Kyley Lauf with five. Libero Kali Lucier scooped up 15 digs.

“With Our Redeemer’s, they’re kind of in our head before the game even starts,” DLB head coach Tarra Hysjulien said. “District and regional defending champions, so it’s just one of those teams that we need to find a way to overcome what they have built.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,928, Date: Aug. 30, 2019

The last point scored in a 45-16 win for the Surrey football team over Benson County drew a thunderous roar from the home supporters.

Freshman Ethan Hanson lined up and booted through a simple PAT. What would be a regular occurrence at the professional level was a milestone moment for the Mustangs.

Surrey head coach Mark Kennedy had no clue the last time the Mustangs had made a field goal or PAT during a game. The 9-man squad typically goes for two points after every touchdown.

Hanson broke the longstanding tradition and put an exclamation point on a lopsided win.

“It was kind of scary,” Hanson said. “Right as he snapped the ball, I saw a guy to my right. But, you can’t pay attention to that. You just have to focus on the ball.”

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