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Thompson rattles Ryan 63-37 in Nakatani’s debut

Miscues and miscommunication plagued the Bishop Ryan girls basketball team in its season opener against Thompson Friday night in the Shootout on the Prairie invitational at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. The Tommies (1-0) had 10 players score to pick up 63-37 victory over the Lions (0-1), as ...

New coach, new class for Bishop Ryan softball

Two drastic changes are happening this spring to the Bishop Ryan softball program. The Lions named Alec Grothe as their new head coach and they will also be moving down from Class A to Class B competition. Both changes were announced Thursday by Ryan’s Athletic Director Roger ...

Wings soar over Tauros

The Minot Minotauros lost 5-2 Friday against the Aberdeen Wings at Maysa Arena. In the first period, on the power play, the Wings were able to put the puck in the net at 5:42. The goal was scored by Nic Sicoly and assisted by Andrew Sinard and Pitter. Pitters was then called for a minor ...

Climb for No. 4

Standing at the base of the mountain, the peak of winning a fourth straight state championship is masked in the clouds. It’s a feat that has never been accomplished before. Reaching or even seeing the summit starts with the preparation put in and overcoming potential avalanches along the ...

Regrouping from the past, sights set forward for Majettes basketball

Two wins among 22 losses, but last season’s record doesn’t quite tell the whole story. While the Minot High School girls basketball team struggled to get in the win column throughout the regular season, the Majettes salvaged what they could of a rough campaign in the postseason. On the ...

MSU men prepare for biggest challenge of the season in Northern State

A loss won’t completely derail the season. A win doesn’t mean you should make plans for the Division II national championship game. But make no mistake about it, tonight’s matchup against No. 21 Northern State is the most important game the Minot State men’s basketball team has ...

Fields of dreams

Smiles have been prevalent this week at the South Hill Softball Complex. Bundled up in sweatshirts, members of the Minot High School softball team and the Minot Storm fastpitch program have been breaking in the two newly renovated softball fields. Artificial turf, new dugouts and upgraded ...

Youthful Minot High gymnastics embark on learning season

The Minot High School gymnastics team will be comprised of three seventh graders, two eighth graders, three freshman, one sophomore and one senior this season. A young group, but 10 girls is a number the Majettes can work with. “We are a very young team, but they have a very good ...

Sizing up the District 12 girls basketball season

The District 12 girls basketball season got underway Tuesday evening with intriguing storylines being bundled together in a blanket of parity that hasn’t been seen in recent years. The race for the district crown appears to be wide open this season, as the cracks of Bishop Ryan’s ...

Creese and Berryman named to All-Central team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Minot State women’s soccer senior Kelli Creese and junior Haley Berryman were named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Women’s All-Central Region team on Tuesday afternoon. Creese and Berryman were both named to the All-Central Third team. Creese started ...

Twenty-three Beavers named to NSIC Fall All-Academic team

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Twenty-three Minot State student-athletes have been named to the 2017 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Fall All-Academic team the conference office announced on Tuesday. Steven Porter (men’s cross country), Patience Albertson (women’s cross country), Emily ...

Bounce back performance

Three days after getting smacked 7-0 by the defending state champions Grand Forks Central in its home opener, the Minot High School boys hockey team strolled back into Maysa Arena Tuesday night with something to prove against Mandan. The Magicians (1-1-0, 1-0-0 West Region) regrouped with an ...

Tough four-game slate awaits MSU women’s basketball

Minot State women’s basketball is still riding a high wave of emotion following an upset victory over the University of Mary Saturday. After being picked to finish dead last in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in the preseason coaches’ poll, the Beavers are already exceeding ...

MSU track and field coach Melby resigns

Minot State Director of Athletics Andy Carter announced Monday that head cross country and track and field coach Stu Melby has submitted his resignation effective at the end of December. “Stu has represented Minot State University and our athletic department with dignity and class for 13 ...

Rudolph earns second NSIC North Player of the Week award

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minot State senior Tyler Rudolph has been selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week the league announced on Monday. It marks the second time this season that Rudolph has captured the weekly award and the third time in his ...

Flowers named NSIC North Player of the Week

BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Senior Kristal Flowers received Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week honors for the first time this season, the league announced Monday. The Collins, Miss. native averaged 16.5 points and 17.5 rebounds in two games last week. Flowers ...

Dominating the glass

For whatever reason, senior forward Kristal Flowers was determined to have her best career performance in a Minot State uniform Saturday. It’s possible she felt disrespected by the University of Mary women’s basketball team’s body language in the pregame shootaround. “They came in ...

MHS hockey struggles against defending champs Grand Forks Central

The Minot High boys hockey team just couldn’t keep up with the Grand Forks Central Knights in their season opener Saturday at Maysa Arena. The Magi fell 7-0 against the Knights. “We told the kids it’s the first game of the year and I think coming into the year we’re maybe not as in ...