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Beisch, Beavers bounce back to claim second NSIC win

Minot State junior guard Kyle Beisch brushed off missing a game-winning shot Friday night to drop a season-high 23 points Saturday and helped the Beavers win their second conference game of the season. MSU (7-10, 2-6 NSIC) leaned on its sharpshooter at times and made the little plays in ...

Fatigue cripples MSU women, falls to Concordia

Following the hype and excitement of winning its first conference game in overtime Friday night, the Minot State women’s basketball team looked fatigued and depleted Saturday afternoon. Concordia-St. Paul (9-4, 5-3 NSIC) took advantage with a 58-46 road win against Minot State (6-8, 1-7 ...

Demons top Majettes in a free throw frenzy, 49-39

Free throws, free throws and more free throws. That was the storyline of Saturday’s showdown between the Minot High School girls basketball team (2-4) and Bismarck High (4-4). In a game where the two teams combined for 55 attempts from the charity stripe, it was the Demons who capitalized ...

Mustangs GBB fends off Nedrose on the road, 51-41

It was all about how the Surrey Mustangs responded. The Surrey girls basketball team (6-5) made a statement on the road Saturday, toppling Nedrose (8-3) in a 51-41 victory. The Mustangs stayed composed in hostile territory, refusing to relinquish their lead for the entire second half despite ...

Magi swimming and diving takes first at Coyote Invitational

WILLISTON — Dominating the top five in almost every single event, the Minot High School swimming and diving Magicians took first at the Coyote Invitational Saturday at the Williston Area Rec Center. Minot took first with a total score of 738 followed by Jamestown (415), Bismarck Legacy ...

Minot State wrestling topped by Mankato

MANKATO, Minn — Nathan Baca and Jordan Will post victories, but Minot State wrestling lost to Minnesota State Mankato on Saturday, 28-9, in an Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match at the Taylor Center. Mankato opened the match with three decision wins and a technical fall to ...

Memorable Mankato stunner

Things looked bleak. Trailing 82-78 with 16.8 seconds remaining, the Minot State women’s basketball team was staring directly at another conference loss Friday evening against Minnesota State Mankato. But senior guard Kari Clements wasn’t going to let that happen again. Clements scored ...

MSU men suffer another OT loss to Mankato

Attempting to retaliate after the heartbreak that occurred the last time the Minot State men’s basketball team came up short against Minnesota State Mankato, the Beavers (6-10, 1-6 NSIC) were dealt yet another overtime defeat by the Mavericks (10-3, 6-1 NSIC) at the Minot State ...

Demons rally to top Minot High, 77-65

With an 11-point lead over Bismarck High in the early going of the second half, the Minot High Boy’s basketball team (4-2) seemed to be on pace for a statement home win. But that victory never came to fruition, as the Demons (6-2) went on a massive run to storm past the home team in the ...

Majettes fall to West Fargo, 4-1

FARGO — The Minot High School girls hockey team (5-5-0) suffered a 4-1 loss on the road to the West Fargo (6-7-0) on Friday. The Majettes struggled to get past a feisty West Fargo defense all night, failing to find the back of the net until midway through the third period. Junior Carson ...

Knocking off the rust

Out of the matches that were actually wrestled on the mat Thursday evening, the Jamestown Blue Jays edged out Minot High School, 7-5. But, add in a pair of forfeits and the Magicians wrestling team opened the 2019 calendar year with a 31-26 home victory. Minot High improved to 5-3 overall ...

Ryan boys basketball defeats TGU, 69-51

The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team (5-2) kicked regional play off with an emphatic win Thursday, besting the TGU Titans (5-3) on the road, 69-51. Leading by just three points after the first quarter, the Lions erupted for a 30-point quarter behind the dominant play of Ben Bohl. The senior ...

Sabre Dogs start new year with release of 2019 schedule

What better way to ring in the new year than with the 2019 Souris Valley Sabre Dogs schedule? The Sabre Dogs, along with all other teams in the Expedition League, will continue to play 64 regular season games during the 2019 season. The Sabre Dogs start play for their second season on Friday, ...

Well-rounded leadership

Another practice down, another step closer to the state meet for the Minot High School boys swimming and diving program. Two-a-days and multiple meets in a week can make for a long and tough season, but senior Peyton Huss is constantly leading the defending state champion Magicians with ...

Now they count

This is what the early part of the season is for. The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team began the year with expectations higher than ever. After falling short of the Class B state title the past two seasons in heartbreaking fashion, the Lions returned this time around as the top-ranked team in ...

Top 10 SPORTS Stories of 2018

Editor's note: The following is a compilation of the top Minot area sports stories of 2018 as voted on by the newspaper's sports staff. But first, some honorable mentions in no particular order. The Minot State women's soccer team reaches the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in program ...

Clear eyes, full hearts

Kyle Beisch wasn’t in the building, but his agony was still present on the Minot State sideline. While the junior guard was back home mourning the loss his mother, the Beavers — playing with heavy hearts for their teammate — picked up their first conference win of the season. The ...