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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 #1,903, Date: Aug. 16, 2019

The Nedrose football team gears up for another season.

The Class A, Region 3 program was entering its third full season of playing varsity football.

No longer the new kids on the block, the Cardinals were looking to maintain their upward trajectory after making the playoffs for the first time a year before.

“We have kind of hopped back to where we were,” Nedrose head coach Tommy Weidler said. “We only lost a couple of guys, and we were able to fill those positions with guys that have been in the program a few years. This is the biggest senior class we have had. So, our leadership is there and they have been through the grind of the season.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #694, Date: Sept. 25, 2017

Two ranked rivals prepared for a rare Saturday night under the lights in a highly-anticipated, regular-season high school football clash on the gridiron.

No. 4-ranked Minot High traveled down to Bismarck with high hopes of upending No. 2-ranked Century.

“We respect them completely, but we don’t fear anyone,” MHS head coach Barry Holmen said. “We are going to go down there with every intention to win the game. We prepare to win the game. We get an extra day, so it’s been a long week in that regard by playing on a Saturday night. But, that extra day means more prep, and hopefully we are ready to roll.”

The Patriots won 38-7 but fell to Minot High in the state semifinals, 14-10, at the end of the season.

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,630, Date: Feb. 14, 2019

Hosting the West Region boys hockey tournament at Maysa Arena, the Magicians wanted to put on a good show.

No. 3-seeded Minot High fed off the energy supplied by its home supporters with a 5-1 win over No. 6 Mandan. It wasn’t exactly pretty at times, but still highly effective.

“There was some nervous energy right away,” MHS co-head coach Jason Bennett said. “Hopefully, this is the game we got out of the way. It’s that cliché that you got to win that ugly one, and maybe that was us tonight. Give Mandan credit. They played well and were ready to go.”

Five different Magicians scored in the contest: Nick Murphy, Casey Fjeld, Kyler Stenberg, Payton Philion and Mason Diehl.

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