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Alex’s Tale of the Tape #2,225, Date: Jan. 13, 2020

Our Redeemer’s and Bishop Ryan girls basketball teams squared off for its annual regular-season showdown.

The Knights won this rivalry affair on the road, 61-50, behind solid defense and balanced scoring.

ORCS trailed by five points at halftime but locked down Ryan to four points in the third quarter. The Knights scored the final dozen points in the third frame.

Four ORCS players finished with double-digits in points: Eighth-grader Maya Vibeto (17), senior Tea Brockel (13), junior Kendal Braun (13) and senior Hailey Roberts (12).

Nora Kramer paced the Lions with a game-high 19 points with six made 3-pointers.

“Defensively, in the second half, we locked in and shut things down,” ORCS head coach Scott Peterson said. “Offensively, I thought we moved the ball and got reversals… Good things happen when you reverse the basketball.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #646, Date: Sept. 23, 2017

Scott and Marley Foltz sat down to discuss the end of their journey together with the Minot High School girls golf team.

Scott took over as the Majettes golf head coach when Marley was in eighth grade and coached his daughter over the next five years.

“People ask me, ‘Do you actually like having your dad as a coach or is it like uncomfortable in any way?’ And I tell them that I love it,” Marley said. “I wouldn’t want it any other way. For one, on road trips, I don’t have to bring any money because he always has my meals paid for.”

While the end of this father-daughter endeavor was drawing near with the state tournament ahead, they carried with them the lasting memories.

“You get to share a bond with a child that a lot of people don’t get to share,” Scott said. “It’s an experience I’m going to treasure forever and I look forward to sharing it with my grandkids. Hopefully, I’ll get to take my grandkids out to play golf someday.”

Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,141, Date: May 13, 2018

The Minot Minotauros escaped elimination and advanced to the Robertson Cup championship game with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in Game 3 of the NAHL playoff semifinals.

Minot trailed 3-1 going into the third period. The score remained the same until Miroslav Mucho ignited the Minotauros’ revival with 6:53 remaining. Michael Talbot scored his second goal of the game a little over a minute later to even the score.

Fairbanks took the lead back with under three minutes to play, 4-3.

With goaltender Samu Lonkila pulled from his net, the Minotauros found yet another equalizer — a seeing-eye shot from the blue line by Nolan Sawchuk to force overtime.

Ondrej Pavel was swarmed by a sea of maroon when he buried the series-winning goal in the extra frame.

“I don’t even know where I shot it, I’m having a complete blackout,” Pavel said. “I was too excited to even think about what I was going to do. I think I was skating around like a crazy person. It was just too much excitement to even know what was going on.”


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