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Rugby’s tight defense paves way to 49-20 victory over Bottineau

When the Rugby girls basketball team finds itself in a tight spot, Rugby head coach Jen Brossart trusts her past experiences. In the second half of Friday’s first District 11 Tournament semifinal, Brossart pounded the hardwood and encouraged her team to play defense. The No. 1-seeded ...

Magicians basketball falls 93-84 at Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — After the first 18 minutes of Friday’s Class A contest against Jamestown, the Minot High School boys basketball team looked to be in business. The Blue Jays (14-2, 13-2 WDA) found their rhythm in the second half. Jamestown rode the momentum and earned a 93-84 victory over ...

No. 3 Glenburn GBB flexes offensive muscle, tops Surrey 68-48

In the second half, the Glenburn girls basketball team flipped the switch. The No. 3-seeded Panthers (15-5) rolled to a 68-48 victory over the No. 6-seeded Surrey Mustangs (8-12) in Thursday’s first-round District 12 Tournament game at the Minot Municipal Auditorium. “The adjustments we ...

No. 1 MLS GBB coasts to win over Royals in District 12 opener

Regardless of the lopsided score, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood girls basketball head coach Wayne Brackenbury was going to keep coaching. Brackenbury could still be heard loud and clear from the bench as he shouted instructions to his girls even though the top-seeded Mavericks had opened up a ...

Bishop Ryan GBB advances to D12 semifinals after rout of DLB, 52-32

The much-anticipated rematch between No. 4-seeded Des Lacs-Burlington (13-7) and No. 5 Bishop Ryan (10-10) tipped off Thursday in the first round of District 12 girls basketball tournament. These two foes previously matched up on Jan. 30 in Des Lacs, where Ryan escaped with a nailbiting 38-37 ...

No. 2 ORCS shakes off nerves, injuries to defuse Bombers

The jitters of postseason play were evident on the court in the third game of the District 12 girls basketball tournament. Missed shots, turnovers and a lack of any flow plagued a rather low-scoring affair inside the Minot Municipal Auditorium. The No. 2-seeded Our Redeemer's Knights (14-6) ...

Magicians swim & dive handles Century, 128-57

Familiarity can breed contempt, but it also offers advantages. The Minot High School boys swimming and diving team added another chapter to its WDA rivalry with the Bismarck Century Patriots on Thursday night. The Magi rode a strong mid-meet stretch to the 128-57 dual victory. Swim Minot ...

GBB District 11 Tournament first-round action at Nedrose

Top-seeded Rugby sat out the first day of the District 11 girls basketball tournament with a bye. Six other teams looked to join the Panthers in the semifinals this evening. Opening day recap of district basketball action at Nedrose High School: Velva 54, Nedrose 25 The No. 2-seeded Velva ...

No. 2 ORCS outlasts Glenburn by the skin of its (remaining) teeth

Fighting tooth and nail took on a new, literal meaning Friday evening in the second girls basketball District 12 Tournament semifinal game played inside the Minot Municipal Auditorium. Our Redeemer's senior guard Hailey Roberts was pleasantly cheerful to reveal her new-look smile after a 53-49 ...

Retooled MSU baseball desires a speedy start to 2020 campaign

Despite putting together the best season the Minot State baseball team has ever had at the Division II level, last year still ended with a bitter defeat — a 13-8 loss in the championship game of the NSIC Tournament to top-seeded Augustana. MSU needed two wins over the defending national ...

Val Curtis, Minot, earns spot in Olympic marathon trial

Three years ago Val Curtis of Minot set a goal to earn a spot in the 2020 Olympic trials for women’s marathon. On Feb. 29, she’ll be at the starting line in Atlanta to fulfill the dream. “I’m really excited that I accomplished a goal of mine and something that I worked for for so many ...

Magi basketball falls to Legacy, 67-66

When the high school sports calendar flips to February, WDA action kicks up a notch. Tuesday’s Class A boys basketball contest between Minot High (12-5, 11-5 WDA) and Legacy (11-7, 10-7 WDA) came down to the last second. When the dust settled, the Sabers’ final defensive stands led to ...

Magi hockey fights off Williston, penalties in senior night win

With the No. 1 seed in the West Region Tournament already locked up, the Minot High School boys hockey team was only playing for pride Tuesday on senior night. That's all the Magicians needed. Minot High (15-5-0, 13-1-0 WDA) toppled Williston (7-12-0, 6-9-0 WDA) by a rather convincing ...

Majettes basketball stuns No. 2 Legacy in an instant classic

Weight of the game on her shoulders, Minot High senior Becca Tschetter stepped to the free-throw line. The Majettes trailed 52-51 with seven seconds remaining. Trying to ice Tschetter before the front end of the one-and-one bonus free throws, Legacy called a timeout. "Honestly, I was glad ...

Ryan BBB relies on staunch defense, defeats Berthold 51-32

The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team needed to iron out some first-quarter kinks. Once the Lions (9-8, 4-3 District 12) settled down, Monday’s Class B contest against Lewis and Clark/Berthold (9-7, 2-5 District 12) shifted in Ryan’s favor. The Lions’ high-intensity defense paved the ...

MSU softball survives Minnesota Crookston, 4-3

When the going got tough, Haley Hernandez wanted to have fun with her softball teammates. The junior catcher helped Minot State (4-4) to a 4-3 win over Minnesota Crookston (2-1) in Sunday afternoon’s contest. Twists and turns were abound in the finale of MSU’s initial air-supported ...

No letdown: Shorthanded MSU WBB handles Upper Iowa, 73-54

With junior forward Haley Hildenbrand sidelined on the bench with an illness, the Minot State frontcourt stepped up in her absence. Sophomore forward Mollie Wilson dropped a career-high 19 points and sophomore center Anna Counts picked up a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) in a 73-54 win ...