Local Sports

Minot Vistas hosting the HP Invite

Plenty of baseball was played Friday at Corbett Field, as the Minot Vistas hosted the opening pool play round of the Heilman’s Performance Invitational. Six teams split into two pools — Pool 1: Vistas, Saskatoon and Pierre. Pool 2: Bismarck, East Grand Forks and Regina — played six games ...

Sabre Dogs issue 10 base on balls, hold on for series sweep

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs were giving away free bases like Oprah used to give away cars. Yet, by the end of the night, the Sabre Dogs still managed to get rewarded with a 17-7 win. Souris Valley (16-14) wrapped up a three-game home sweep by outslugging the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks (6-23) ...

Dogs run rampant

Energetic 5-foot-9 speedster Phillip Childs retreated back to first base for a fourth time. The crowd at Corbett Field let out a collective groan. This cat-and-mouse game was getting excessive. Wheat City Whiskey Jacks pitcher Christian Arias finally gave in and threw a pitch toward home ...

MARTINEZ: Goodbye, Minot

Y’all weren’t lying. When I accepted the job as a sports writer for the Minot Daily News in August of 2018, I got numerous warnings from locals. For those who don’t know, I’m from Texas, and I drive a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro. Everyone I talked to told me that I would be doomed when ...

Larson verbally commits to MSU basketball

The Minot State men’s basketball team is adding yet another local stud to its roster, as soon-to-be Minot High School senior Easton Larson announced his commitment on Wednesday via Twitter. After coming off the bench his sophomore year with the Magicians, the 6-foot-6 center flourished ...

NDAPSSA high school awards

(FNS) — Here are this year's high school award winners as determined by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association: Female team Bismarck Century basketball Century claimed its second straight Class A state championship with a perfect 27-0 record. The ...

Velva runs into problems, salvages a split with Surrey

VELVA — Aggressive base running was bested by better defense, as Velva head coach Terry Peterson took a risk by signaling for an unconventional double steal with two outs. Surrey handled it to perfection. The Blue Sox defense snuffed out the danger to seal a 3-2 victory in the first game ...

NDAPSSA non-school/ Dakota awards

Shelby Frank became just the fourth athlete in North Dakota high school track history this spring to win four consecutive Class A state girls discus titles. The Grand Forks Red River High School senior-to-be has dominated the sport not only in-state, but nationally. Last July, Frank won the ...

Metros remain engaged, rally for walk-off win against Watford City

Trailing 9-1 on a gloomy Monday, a random debate arose on the Minot Metros’ bench: Beaver or buffalo? A relic from Corbett Field’s iconic history was under the microscope. While trying to decipher what animal was jumping over the Corbett Field logo on the hitter’s backdrop, one of the ...

Majettes hockey hires Sandvold, Stokke as co-head coaches

Two minds are better than one, according to the Minot High School girls hockey team. After seven-year head coach Weylin Wahlstrom announced he resignation on April 23, the Majettes began their search for a replacement worthy of filling the former state Coach of the Year’s shoes. That search ...

NDAPSSA Special Achievement awards

FARGO — How is this for special achievements: A college football program that won an unprecedented seventh national championship and earned a trip to the White House, a high school where three teams won state titles and five others placed at state, and a man who has been inducted into five ...

Christopher Zenz redeems himself at Nodak Speedway

Christopher Zenz wasn’t about to let this opportunity go by. Last week’s outing at Nodak Speedway was one to forget for the 16-year-old racer. After winning the first and only qualifying heat in the IMCA Sport Compacts class, Zenz’s hopes of a first-place finish in the main feature came ...

Sabre Dogs drop road game to Horseheads, 7-5

CASPER, W.Y. — The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs (13-14) fell short of an epic comeback on Sunday, as they suffered a 7-5 road loss to the Casper Horseheads (13-14). Casper took early control of the contest thanks in part to Nick Iwasa, who hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning. ...

Jeff Lovdal and his high-speed family

Jeff Lovdal’s mind was racing. For five years, the then-27-year-old Bismarck native accompanied his father Bruce on his two-hour drives to the Magic City International Dragway in Minot. Although he never got behind the wheel himself, Jeff still watched in awe as Bruce and his 1972 Ford ...

Berglof commits to Dakota College at Bottineau

After a year removed from team basketball, Mikalyn Berglof is returning to the hardwood. The 2018 Nedrose graduate is continuing her basketball career, as she committed to play for the Dakota College at Bottineau Lumberjacks on Friday. Berglof took a year off from school to figure out what ...