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Magi swim & dive maintaining a championship culture

The three-peat. Some might say it's one of the most elusive achievements in all of sports — a mythical goal in which few have obtained. As for 2019 Coach of the Year Jake Solper, the quest for a three-peat for the Minot High School boys swimming and diving team will come down to ...

Region 6 BBB preview capsules for 2019-20 season

The North Dakota Class B boys basketball season gets underway this evening. Here is a look at all the teams (listed in alphabetical order) competing for the Region 6 crown. District 12 Bishop Ryan Lions Coach: Jeremy Feller (3rd season). Last season record: 23-5, Region 6 winner, State ...

Seaver buzzer-beater lifts Berthold over Nedrose, 26-23

With 0.6 seconds left on the clock, sophomore Ashley Seaver caught an inbounds pass and heaved up a prayer. It was answered. The Lewis & Clark-Berthold Bombers (2-2) survived a low-scoring, 26-23, defensive battle Tuesday evening against Nedrose (0-3) with a 3-pointer made at the buzzer ...

Magi basketball keeps hot shooting streak alive, beats Williston

WILLISTON — A balanced scoring attack buoyed the Minot High School boys basketball team on Tuesday night. The Magicians (2-0, 1-0 WDA) defeated WDA foe Williston (1-1, 1-1 WDA) 85-67 because of some stellar shooting. Minot hit nine 3-pointers in the contest. Senior guard Jaxon Gunville ...

Aberdeen Wings topple Minotauros 5-1

The Aberdeen Wings defeated the Minot Minotauros 5-1 Tuesday at Maysa Arena. Clayton Cosentino had two goals while goaltender Henry Welsch made 33 saves in the victory for the Wings. Aberdeen scored the lone tally in the first period via a Mack Byers power-play goal with 40 seconds left on ...

Minot State roots influence Utah State men’s basketball coaching staff

During the 2018-19 Division I men’s college basketball season, Utah State emerged as one of the country’s most intriguing surprises. Inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum arena in Logan, Utah, nobody was too surprised. Head coach Craig Smith took the head coaching job in March 2018 and ...

Surrey GBB outlasts Powers Lake to open Nedrose tourney

The opening game of the week-long Nedrose Invitational girls basketball tournament pitted a pair of 1-1 teams against each other — the Surrey Mustangs and Powers Lake Ranchers. Only one Class B squad could advance to the winner’s side of the bracket and bolster a winning record in the ...

Magi basketball surpasses century mark in 101-62 rout of Devils Lake

Once Jaxon Gunville stepped on the floor for the Minot High School boys basketball season opener, the Magician activated microwave mode. Gunville’s 31-point performance in Minot’s (1-0) 101-62 victory over Devils Lake (0-1) hearkened back memories of former Detroit Pistons guard Vinnie ...

Minotauros toss aside the division-leading Bobcats, 5-2

The party atmosphere at Maysa Arena Saturday night was enhanced by nearly a thousand teddy bears, a rare chuck-a-puck winner and eventually a 5-2 rivalry win for the Minot Minotauros over the Bismarck Bobcats. The Minotauros (15-6-3) moved to within three points of Central Division leaders, ...

Offensive woes halt Velva GBB against No. 7 Thompson

Buckled over with his hands on his knees, Velva girls basketball coach Chris Braaten was in disbelief as the Aggies missed a wide-open layup. Possible points couldn’t have come any easier. The Velva Aggies (1-2) couldn’t buy a basket in stretches during Saturday afternoon’s Class B ...

MSU MBB falls in back-and-forth battle with SCSU

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The Minot State men's basketball team was unable to come out victorious to close out the weekend on Saturday evening in a battle against St. Cloud State University. The Beavers fell 78-73 to St. Cloud State in a contest that went down to the closing seconds. In the ...

MSU women’s basketball drops 80-56 decision to St. Cloud State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Three-point shooting proved to be a key factor in Minot State’s 80-56 loss to St. Cloud State on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers (3-3, 0-2 NSIC) shot 8.3% (1-of-12) from three-point range, while the Huskies (4-3, 1-2 NSIC) converted on 39.3% (11-of-28) of their ...

MSU men’s hockey defeats U-Mary 4-0 in chippy affair

MANDAN — After the Minot State and the University of Mary men’s hockey teams combined for 79 penalty minutes on 28 infractions, the Beavers earned a 4-0 victory. Four players were disqualified for fighting in the third period. Joshua Colleaux and Jordan Robertson were ejected for ...

Wickham OT goal hands MSU women’s hockey 6-5 win over Colorado

Put on the ice as a makeshift defender, Minot State sophomore forward Haley Wickham collected a loose puck at the blue line. Without hesistation, Wickham skated to the front of the net and sniped a shot over the right shoulder of Colorado goaltender Lexi Hartmann. Game over. Wickham waved her ...

Majettes hockey earns first win, defeats GF Knightriders 5-3

GRAND FORKS — The Minot High School girls hockey team used a flurry of goals to capture their first win of the young season on Saturday. The Majettes (1-2) secured a 5-3 victory over the Grand Forks Knightriders (2-2) in the matinee. Grand Forks started off strong, but Minot countered with ...

Krueger breaks record, Beavers indoor track & field competes at U-Mary

BISMARCK — The Minot State men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed at the U-Mary Holiday Festival in Bismarck on Saturday. As a team, the Beaver men finished in fourth place while the women ended the day in third. The Beavers' Logan Krueger set the school's ...

Kenmare GBB survives Ryan comeback attempt

Kate Zimmer stepped up to the free throw line, took a deep breath and smiled. Her father, Mike, had a front-row seat to the action. Mike, Kenmare’s head coach, also smiled as he watched his daughter seal a victory over Bishop Ryan (1-1) in Friday afternoon’s Shootout on the Prairie ...