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Three-goal second period lifts MSU women’s hockey over Colorado

Avenging a 4-1 road defeat from over two months ago on Sept. 28, the No. 4-ranked Minot State women’s hockey team flipped the outcome Friday evening on the No. 11-ranked University of Colorado Buffaloes. The Beavers (8-3-0) won 4-2 Friday at Maysa Arena in an ACHA Division I affair. “We ...

MSU wrestling falls by a point to No. 6 Upper Iowa

The Minot State wrestling team hosted No. 6-ranked Upper Iowa on the mat Friday evening. The Beavers were looking to play spoiler and earn their way into the Top 25 national rankings with a win or an impressive performance. Upper Iowa held on to win by a final score of 20-19 despite a ...

MSU MBB falls 72-54 at Minnesota Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs started off with a bang on Friday night. The Bulldogs (7-1, 2-0 NSIC) never looked back after gaining a 41-16 halftime advantage against the Minot State Beavers (6-2, 0-2 NSIC). Although the Beavers outscored the Bulldogs 38-31 in the second ...

Staunch defense leads DLB GBB to first victory

DES LACS — The Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers set the tone from the opening tip. After the visiting Tioga Pirates (0-1) secured the tipoff, DLB (1-1) immediately ripped the ball away for a steal. The Lakers’ high-intensity defense served as the catalyst in Thursday night’s 44-30 ...

Roberts drops 30 in debut, ORCS GBB wins season opener

Making her Our Redeemer’s debut, senior guard Hailey Roberts slashed her way to a game-high 30 points in a 61-47 home victory in the Knights’ season opener Thursday against Rolette/Wolford. Roberts, who came over from Nedrose High School, scored 23 of the Knights’ 35 points in the first ...

Region 6 GBB preview capsules for 2019-20 season

The North Dakota Class B girls basketball season is underway. Here is an overview of all the teams (listed in alphabetical order) competing for the Region 6 crown. District 12 Bishop Ryan Lions Coach: Roger Coleman (2nd season). Last season record: 9-13, Region 6 qualifier. Key ...

Majettes basketball seeking success after revamp

When head coach Jason Schwarz met the six Minot High School girls basketball seniors for lunch at Schatz Crossroads in the spring, he delivered a simple message. The Majettes’ basketball culture rests on their shoulders. “Our seniors are going to have to be leaders for us this year no ...

Magi basketball emphasizing defense and rebounding

It’s been said that life is a cruel teacher. That is because it gives you the test first and the lesson later. The Minot High School boys basketball team can empathize with the words of decorated entrepreneur Daymond John. After achieving WDA and state championships in 2017, the Magicians ...

Down to the wire

Sydney Upton could not have imagined a better time to score two points. After a series of missed threes on Bishop Ryan’s final possession, Upton found herself directly under the basket. Upton read the ball’s path as it careened off the glass, positioned herself in front of ...

Magi hockey wins first season opener since 2005

Nearly a decade and a half in the making, the Minot High School boys hockey team won its first season opener in 14 years Tuesday evening at Maysa Arena. The Magicians (1-0-0, 1-0-0 West Region) used three second-period goals to blank Mandan, 3-0, to snap the unbelievable long losing streak in ...

Majettes hockey falls 6-0 to Blizzard in season opener

BISMARCK —The Bismarck Blizzard did not hesitate Tuesday evening The Blizzard’s bevy of strikes granted a 6-0 win over the Minot High School girls hockey team. Bismarck (1-0) scored two goals in each period, giving Minot (0-1) its first loss of the season. After Eva Churchill found the ...

MSU kicker/punter Moreno earns All-American honors

On Tuesday morning, The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced its Division II All-American team. Minot State punter, JoseLuis Moreno, was selected to the AFCA All-American First Team. Moreno finished second in the nation in punting yards (3,118) and sixth in the country in ...

Magi hockey relying on youth, upperclassmen

Nicholas Murphy has his sights set on the future. After enduring a mercurial 2018-19 season, Murphy and his Minot High School boys hockey teammates are aiming for greater heights. The Magicians bring a blend of young talent and veteran experience to the ice this year. “As long as you ...

New co-head coaches leading Majettes hockey

After a sub-.500 2018-19 season, the Minot High School girls hockey team had an overhaul. Co-head coaches MaKayla Sandvold and Christopher Stokke will lead the Majettes this season. Sandvold and Stokke take control of a Minot team that finished 9-15 (7-13 N.D. League) last season under ...

Minotauros obliterate Blizzard, set new franchise record with 11 goals

Twenty-four hours after having a five-game winning streak snapped, the Minot Minotauros ruthlessly steamrolled the St. Cloud Blizzard off the ice at Maysa Arena on Saturday. The Minotauros (14-5-3) set a new franchise single-game record for goals scored in a historic 11-4 beatdown of the ...

MSU men’s basketball edged out 56-53 by rival U-Mary in NSIC opener

The University of Mary Marauders survived a rock fight. The Marauders (5-1, 1-0 NSIC) won a 56-53 war of attrition against the Minot State Beavers (6-1, 0-1 NSIC) on Saturday night inside the MSU Dome. Both teams shot under 40% from the field in the contest. MSU senior guard Kyle Beisch led ...

MSU WBB falls flat in second half, drops NSIC opener to U-Mary

After holding the Marauders to a season-low 19 points in the first half, the Minot State women’s basketball team was in a prime position to beat the University of Mary for the first time since 2017. Then came the third quarter. The Marauders (7-3, 1-0 NSIC) finally got Minot native and ...

UND football season ends at Nicholls State

THIBODAUX, La. — When the University of North Dakota football team was at its worst this season, the Fighting Hawks struggled to stop the run and adapt to challenging road environments. When the Hawks were at their best, UND was riding a new-look, first-year offense to thrilling efforts at ...