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Alex’s Tale of the Tape #246, Date: Jan. 9, 2017

The Bishop Ryan girls basketball team showed shades of dominance reminiscent of the historic state championship three-peat from 2013-15.

The Lions scored the first 18 points in a 77-18 regular-season district win over Glenburn. Ryan freshman forward Annika Stewart finished with a game-high 22 points.

Guards Sealy Rovig and Shayla Elm forced the action with a frantic tempo.

“It really showed how our defense is leading to our offense,” Rovig said about the Lions’ ability to capitalize in transition. “Our guards and our posts are running the floor, and it makes it easy for me to get the ball to them.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #121, Date: Oct. 16, 2016

The No. 13-ranked Minot State women’s soccer team used three second-half goals to beat Upper Iowa, 3-0, and remain undefeated in conference play (11-1, 10-0 NSIC).

Junior Jannely Rangel ignited the scoring with her first career goal two minutes into the second half.

A free kick whipped in by Kelli Creese was head down by Ninfa “Ninja” Ramirez and right to Rangel, who was lurking in front of the goal.

“It was amazing,” Rangel said. “Ninja like flicked the ball to me, and then I feel like I closed my eyes and kicked the ball. I was like ‘all right, here it goes.’ It was kind of like a volley and I just shot it. Then I saw it went in and I lost it.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,154, Date: May 22, 2018

Revenge was sweet for the Velva/Drake-Anamoose baseball team. After falling to Bishop Ryan in the 2017 Region 6 championship game, the Aggies returned the favor a year later with an 8-6 win over the top-seeded Lions.

VDA advanced to the Class B state tournament for the first time in three years. In the title game, the Aggies scored six runs in the sixth inning to erase a 5-2 deficit.

Nicholas Effertz was named the Region 6 Senior Athlete of the Year.

“The approach didn’t change much,” Effertz said. “We went to practice every day with the mindset that we could win any game or we could lose any game. You humble yourself in the losses and the victories.”


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