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Leaving it for late

With a scoreless tie on the horizon at around 1:15 a.m. Monday morning, Minot native Taryn Love picked up a loose ball, weaved in between two defenders and calmly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper. A late game-winner, with 56 seconds left on the clock, to conclude the seventh annual ...

Minot State unveils new court design

The Minot State department of athletics unveiled a new design for the main floor at the Minot Dome on which the Beavers men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball teams compete. “As we continue to grow and advance our athletic department, branding is an integral part of that ...

Gone, but never forgotten

With a lot of heavy hearts following the recent death of IMCA Sport Mods driver Robbie Conway, Nodak Speedway resumed weekly points racing on Sunday. A powerful two-finger salute for the No. 2 of Conway was given on every second lap of the five main features. While it would have been ...

HODGE: MSU football in best position since moving to Division II

After working with his players for hours, Minot State football coach Mike Aldrich usually likes to end his practices by giving the team a word of the day. His word on Thursday, the first day of fall camp, was all too telling of the direction of the Beaver program: beginning. What, ...

MSU QB Cunha guaranteed nothing entering final season

Minot State sixth-year senior quarterback Zac Cunha never envisioned he’d be in this position. The Rocklin, Calif. native was already entering last season with something to prove after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 1 of the 2015 season. Yet, his 2016 comeback effort ...

Four TV Games Highlight 2017 Beaver Football Schedule

The 2017 Minot State University football schedule includes four televised games on the MidCo Sports Network and five home games at Herb Parker Stadium. The Beavers open the Mike Aldrich era on the road at Concordia, St. Paul on Aug. 31, which will be televised on MidCoSN2 beginning at 7 p.m. ...

Beavers trying to ‘build the dam’

When new Minot State football coach Mike Aldrich logs onto Twitter, he regularly uses two different hashtags in his tweets in reference to his team. The first is #buildthedam, and he’ll occasionally toss out the hashtag #stickbystick right next to it. Aldrich’s second hashtag of choice ...

Youthful, yet seasoned Majettes poised to tee off season

Short game was the focus for the Minot High School girls golf team Thursday, as they played their final round before the season-opening TMCHS Invite. Paired in three groups of three, the Majettes took to the holes of the Vardon Golf Course from 100 yards out and on the tees for the Par 3’s. ...

Opening day for the Magi

Maroon and gold littered the Minot High football practice field for the first day of fall camp. With jersey numbers yet to be earned, players who are vying for varsity snaps down to those wanting to make the freshman team split off into their respective position drills Wednesday afternoon ...

MSU soccer picked fourth in NSIC preseason poll

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State’s women’s soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the annual 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll that was released Monday. Senior Kelli Creese was named by coaches as the conference’s Preseason Defensive Player ...

Five things to watch as Minot High football practice starts

Store away the baseballs and break out the football helmets. The first fall practice for the Minot High School football team gets underway today with a two-a-day. The last few seasons for the Magicians have ended in painful heartbreak. Following back-to-back losses in the Dakota Bowl in 2014 ...

The Last Frontier: Exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park

WATFORD CITY — The Little Missouri River swivels its way around exposed layers of rocks. Visitors from around the country come to Theodore Roosevelt National Park to take in the sight. A colorful canyon showcasing intricate rock formations with splashes of foliage. I’d wake up at 7 ...

In memory of Robbie Conway: 2Strong

WESTHOPE — A week ago, Robbie Conway passed away after suffering a heart attack caused by doing something he loved: racing. A tragic circumstance that has been met with an outpouring of support from the community. The use of #2Strong has flooded social media over the last week. At first the ...

Five things to watch when MSU football opens next week

This might be the most optimism surrounding Minot State football in years. MSU is coming off a three-win season, and while that may not be something to puff their chest out about, it’s a sign of progress that things are trending in the right direction after two straight one-win campaigns. ...

Racing at Nodak Speedway canceled due to track conditions

Rebuilding the Nodak Speedway after the North Dakota State Fair is a challenge by itself. Add in the rain that came down earlier this week and the conditions were too much to get the track back in racing shape for today’s races. The cancellation was posted on Nodak Speedway’s Facebook ...

Hanging tough, but another defeat for Minot at Cal Ripken World Series

BRANSON, Mo. — On Thursday, it was the defense that went missing. Then, the bats went cold on Friday. The Minot youth baseball team, representing North Dakota, is still looking for that “complete game” having lost its second game in as many days at the Cal Ripken Major70 World ...

Minot youth softball player selected for USA All-American Games

When Cambry Frantsvog enters the eighth grade at Erik Ramstad Middle School later this month, she’ll have some stories to share. In two weeks, Frantsvog will be taking part in the USA Softball All-American Games in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The right-handed pitcher and shortstop is one of ...

‘Gave them too many outs’

BRANSON, Mo. — The opening day of the Cal Ripken Major70 World Series started quite favorably for the Minot youth baseball team, representing the state of North Dakota. But, nine runs in two innings by Pacific Northwest quickly dampened the mood and Minot lost its first contest of the ...

Ready to race

UPDATE: The IMCA Sport Mods lost a competitor Monday evening with the passing of Robbie Conway. This article was published without that knowledge and the IMCA Sport Mod section of the article has been omitted out of respect to Conway's family and friends. There are only three race weekends ...