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Velva volleyball drops first set, recovers to beat Ryan in season-opener

VELVA — Nervous energy in the air, the Velva Aggies succumbed to the moment and lost their first set to start the new season. Velva (1-0) refocussed and won the next three frames to capture a come-from-behind victory against Bishop Ryan (1-1). The Aggies won by set scores of 17-25, 25-13, ...

Majettes golf slips down to seventh at Legacy Invite

BISMARCK — The Minot High School girls golf team struggled to keep up Tuesday evening at the Riverwood Golf Course. The Majettes shot a 380 to place seventh out of nine teams at the Legacy Invite. Bismarck Century (337) won its fourth straight meet, followed by Mandan (355) and Bismarck ...

Magi tennis defeats Bismarck High, 9-0

While a series of blustery winds whipped through Hammond Park, the Minot High School boys tennis team earned a clean sweep over Bismarck High. The Magicians moved to 4-1 on the season after the 9-0 victory. All singles and doubles matches ended in straight-set victories for Minot. ...

Majettes volleyball emphasizing unity and resilience

Amidst an unusual offseason for the Minot High School volleyball team, head coach Sherry Carlson watched the squad bond together. When opportunities for improvement arose in club and sand volleyball leagues, the student-athletes displayed a zest for learning. For Carlson and the Majettes, ...

Captivating racing on Championship Night at Nodak Speedway

The 2020 season at Nodak Speedway has been anything but traditional. From not knowing if a season would even be possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic to racing 14 weeks straight, the summer-long journey has been a wild ride. So, with that in mind, it was only right that this unusual ...

Ryan football grounds Carrington Cardinals 42-6 in home-opener at Nedrose

Playing with a point to prove following an unsatisfying 29-27 defeat in Week 1 against Dickinson Trinity, the Bishop Ryan Lions broke in their new home away from home with a convincing 42-6 win over Carrington. "We needed this to get us going because the first week and a half was pretty flat," ...

Majettes swim & dive opens season with a satisfactory second in Williston

WILLISTON — The Minot High School girls swimming and diving team opened the new season with a second-place finish at the Coyote Invitational in Williston. Bismarck Century picked up 580 points to swim away with the victory, followed by Minot High (493) and hosts Williston (439). "We had a ...

Rugby football handles DLB, 24-8

DES LACS — As a crisp breeze swirled through the air, Joel Matehs churned ahead. When the Rugby Panthers needed Matehs to produce during Friday evening’s 24-8 contest against Des Lacs/Burlington, the senior running back scored two early rushing touchdowns. “He’s such a talented ...

Magi football drops season-opener against Mandan, 33-14

MANDAN — The Minot High School football team withstood Mandan's first outburst. The second punch, however, did them in. For a third consecutive season, the Mandan Braves (1-0) upended the Minot High Magicians (0-1). The final score Friday evening from the Starion Sports Complex in Mandan was ...

Local HS football results: Aug. 28

Aug. 28 marked the second week of the high school football season in North Dakota. Below are capsule game summaries for nine local contests across the region. The game recap for Rugby at Des Lacs/Burlington and Minot High at Mandan can be online at minotdailynews.com. Two more local games ...

Championship Night set for Sunday at Nodak Speedway

An unprecedented season at Nodak Speedway reaches Championship Night on Sunday evening. It will be the 14th straight week of racing after a delayed start due to the COVID-19 pandemic and no North Dakota State Fair to work around. The point standings for all five weekly classes remain up for ...

Minot High football embracing new chances

In the blink of an eye, Chauncy Hendershot zips across the Minot High School football practice field. As the head coach hustles, he offers encouraging words to the Magicians — a group bubbling with excitement as the calendar turns to autumn. The 2020 campaign marks Hendershot’s first as ...

Magi tennis sweeps Century, captures 9-0 victory

The Minot High School tennis team showed resilience in a convincing 9-0 win over Bismarck Century on Thursday afternoon at Hammond Park. With the victory, Minot moved to 3-1, while Century dropped to 1-1. Minot junior Zach Diehl set the tone with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Jared Pitcher at No. 1 ...

Region 6 volleyball teams preparing for upcoming season

The North Dakota high school volleyball season is near. Here's a glance at Class B, Region 6 volleyball teams as they begin their 2020 campaigns. Note: All stats listed are from the 2019 season. District 12 Our Redeemer's: For six straight seasons, the Knights have represented Region 6 ...

Majettes swim & dive returns to the pool

Swimmers in the lanes and divers soaring through the air. It's a welcomed sight for Minot High School girls swimming and diving head coach Emily Jensen. While the Majettes have trimmed down in size, having the opportunity to compete is what matters the most. "We are a smaller team than we ...

Magi tennis drops first match to Legacy

BISMARCK — The Minot High School boys tennis team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday evening on the road at Bismarck Legacy. The Magicians (2-1 overall) and the Sabres (2-0) were tied at 3-3 after the single matches. Legacy won all three of the doubles matches to win the ...

Olympic medalist Lyndsey Fry to coach girls hockey camp in Minot

The Minot Hockey Boosters will be hosting a girls hockey camp, Aug. 28-30, at Maysa Arena. The Hockey Boosters hired Olympic Medalist, Lyndsey Fry, to coach the camp for girls age 8U thru high school. The camp will feature on-ice power skating, skills, and games, mental skills training, ...

Magi tennis topples Williston, 7-2

Fresh off Saturday’s clean sweep of Jamestown, the Minot High School boys tennis team kept its winning streak alive with a 7-2 victory over Williston on Monday afternoon. The Magicians (2-0 WDA) won five of the six singles matches over the Coyotes (1-2, 1-2 WDA). At the No. 2 singles ...