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Minot native Marler making the most of playing time

Minot native Matt Marler is only a redshirt freshman, but he’s already making a substantial impact for Minot State football. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker leads the team in tackles for a loss (six) and is third in total tackles (38) through five games. “Matt has been really good ...

Majettes golf striving for podium finish at state tourney

The expectation from the start of the season hasn’t changed. Despite an up-and-down campaign, a podium placing remains the objective for the Minot High girls golf team at the two-day state tournament starting today at the Kings Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks. “A Top 3 finish for us is ...

Shot barrage

Given all the chances the Minot State women’s soccer team had Sunday afternoon at Herb Parker Stadium, a 3-0 shutout victory over winless Southwest Minnesota State was a rather tame result. The Beavers (5-4-1, 4-3 NSIC) unleashed 24 shots with 14 reaching the target. But, a win is a win. ...

Fake it till you make it

BISMARCK — Of all the ways Minot State football coach Mike Aldrich envisioned getting his first win, having the Beavers execute a go-ahead fake point-after attempt probably wasn’t at the top of his list. Yet, that proved to be the difference in the Battle of the Big Lake Saturday at the ...

Turnovers plague Minot High in 38-7 defeat to Century

BISMARCK — The Minot High football team gave Bismarck Century too many prime opportunities Saturday night. No. 4 MHS committed three costly turnovers en route to a 38-7 defeat to No. 2 Century at the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck. The Magi allowed their highest point total this ...

Chasing the NSIC tourney: MSU soccer tops Sioux Falls 4-0

Four different goal scorers, three of which are in their first season with the program, carried the Minot State women’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over Sioux Falls on Saturday afternoon at Herb Parker Stadium. The conference victory ties the Beavers (4-4-1, 3-3 NSIC) with St. Cloud State for ...

MHS tennis secures top seed in the West

The Minot High boys tennis team claimed a share of the West Region regular season title and the No. 1-seed at the West Region tournament with 9-0 sweep of Mandan on Saturday at Hammond Park. The Magicians (11-3, 5-1 WDA) held the tiebreaker over Legacy for the top seed by having beat the ...

MSU volleyball falters against No. 13 Winona State

The Minot State volleyball team fell in three sets to No. 13 Winona State (11-25, 19-25, 13-25) on Saturday afternoon in the Minot State Dome. The loss drops the Beavers to 3-12 (0-7 NSIC) on the season while Warriors improve to 11-4 (5-2). Hayley Swain paced the offensive attack for Minot ...

Slow starts prompt Jamestown sweep of Minot High

Nerves, fear and mistakes rattled the Minot High volleyball team Saturday afternoon against West Region leading Jamestown. In a match where the Majettes (11-11, 3-6 WDA) never led in any set, the Blue Jays (19-1, 8-0 WDA) cruised to a 3-0 sweep by set scores of 25-15, 25-11, 25-21. “I ...

Hughes-and-ladder

ROLETTE - North Prairie had seen the play two years ago in the state championship game. It worked then, and did so again Friday night in Rolette for No. 4-ranked Thompson. “That play they ran to end the first half,” North Prairie coach Pat Wilkes said. “That’s the identical play ...

Bishop Ryan hires April Nakatani to lead girls basketball program

Bishop Ryan has found Julie Stewart’s replacement from within. Athletic director Roger Coleman announced the hiring of April Nakatani to coach the girls basketball team Friday, giving her a promotion after spending five years as an assistant coach with Ryan. “She’s had several years ...

Minot State hockey squeaks past Jamestown

For the second straight night, the No. 2 Minot State hockey team won a tightly contested affair against in-state rival, No. 14 Jamestown. The Beavers bested Jamestown 1-0 on Thursday in Jamestown, then took down the Jimmies 3-1 Friday at Maysa Arena. After a scoreless first period, the ...

Ranked gridiron clash: No. 4 Minot High braces for No. 2 Century

Over halfway through the regular season and the playoffs fast approaching, a foreshadowing of what’s possibly ahead will be on display tonight at the Bismarck Community Bowl. The newly ranked No. 4 Minot High football team heads into enemy territory with hopes of repeating last season’s ...

Beavers sight sights on U-Mary, Battle of the Big Lake

Minot State football coach Mike Aldrich didn’t like what he saw while watching film of last week’s 47-7 defeat to Winona State. “One of the main pillars of our program is accountability,” Aldrich said. “When we don’t perform at the levels we need to perform at, we have to be ...

Bison dig into ND’s secret 9-man gold mine to find offensive line recruits

FARGO – There probably isn’t a county road in North Dakota that North Dakota State assistant football coach Randy Hedberg hasn’t driven. It’s his job, after all, to search all corners of the state to find the next Bison players. But in the case of five offensive linemen from rural ...

Cooled off

It took everything the Minot High volleyball team had to win a set Thursday against Bismarck Legacy. The Sabers, however, looked comfortable in taking the other three on the road at Minot High School. Using stout defense, Legacy (14-7, 6-2 West Region) dug out a 3-1 victory over Minot (10-10, ...

Seniors leading the way for undefeated Divide County

The Divide County High School football team has yet to lose a game this season, having won its first five games. The Maroons head coach attributes the winning streak to his seniors. “They have been starting since their sophomore year and have brought a lot of experience to the table,” ...

MHS tennis suffers 5-4 defeat to Century

BISMARCK — The Minot High boys tennis team lost just its third match of the season and first in the West Region Thursday in a tight 5-4 defeat to Bismarck Century. “All the credit to Century as they came out from the start and beat us,” MHS coach Scott DeLorme said. “They were better ...