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NAHL pauses regular-season games

Early Thursday afternoon, the NAHL announced that all scheduled 2019-20 regular-season games are paused until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus and outbreak. The decision is effective immediately. The Minot Minotauros were scheduled to play a two-game series against the Austin Bruins ...

Bobcats brush off lethargic Minotauros, 4-1

The third-smallest crowd of the season at Maysa Arena, with 898 spectators, weren't given much to cheer for Wednesday evening. The Bismarck Bobcats (32-12-8) hushed a typically raucous environment with a 4-1 road win over the Minotauros (27-16-7). A minor setback for the Minotauros ongoing ...

Nelson, Hove named Miss Basketball finalists

The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NDAPSSA) released its seven finalists on Wednesday for the prestigious Miss Basketball award. Among the seven senior finalists — the most nominees since the 2010-11 season — was Minot High’s Allie Nelson and ...

Strong start to the spring season for MSU women’s golf

LAS VEGAS — The Minot State women’s golf team won its first two tournaments of the spring season in Las Vegas this past weekend. The Beavers hosted the sixth annual MJGA Invitational at the Aliante Golf Course on March 6-7 and then competed in the Winona State Vegas Invite at the Stallion ...

ORCS BBB tops Drake-Anamoose to revisit Region 6 title game

Rallying from improbable deficits had been the calling card all season for the Drake-Anamoose boys basketball team. It ultimately turned out to be their downfall Tuesday evening in the Region 6 Tournament semifinals. District 12 No. 1-seeded Our Redeemer’s (19-5) built up an early cushion ...

Rugby BBB handles Nedrose, advances to Region 6 championship

The No. 3-ranked Rugby boys basketball team caught fire in a flash. The District 11 No. 1-seeded Panthers (21-2) surged ahead of District 11 No. 3-seeded Nedrose (13-11) in the early stages of Tuesday’s Region 6 Tournament game at the MSU Dome. Three Panthers (Jaden Hamilton, Trace Goven ...

Nedrose BBB captures first regional win in school history

When the going got tough, Jethro Lauron accepted his mission. As the clock ticked down in Monday’s Region 6 Tournament opening-round game at the MSU Dome, the Nedrose senior guard broke toward the hoop and laid the ball in. After the District 11 No. 3-seeded Cardinals (13-10) ripped away ...

Our Redeemer’s BBB survives scare from TGU

Back on Feb. 11, Our Redeemer’s coasted to a 66-40 home victory over Towner-Granville-Upham. The Titans had no intention of letting that happen again. District 11 No. 4 TGU (9-13) gave the District 12 champion Knights (18-5) everything they could handle Monday evening in the first round of ...

Drake-Anamoose BBB outlasts Ryan, 56-54

The final game of Monday’s Region 6 Tournament opening-round action exemplified the thrill of Class B basketball. In a win-or-go-home situation, Drake-Anamoose junior guard Payton Martin delivered the goods in a 56-54 win over Bishop Ryan. Martin made two critical 3-pointers down the ...

Rugby BBB rolls past Berthold in Region 6 first round

The No. 3-ranked Rugby boys basketball team heated up in the second quarter, and the rest was history. The District 11 top-seeded Panthers improved to 20-2 overall with a lopsided 71-36 win on Monday over District 12 No. 4-seeded Lewis & Clark-Berthold (13-10) in the opening round of the ...

Preview capsules for BBB Region 6 Tourney

The final three days of high school basketball in Minot has arrived for this season. With no state tournaments in town this year (double the fun next year with both the boys and girls Class B state tournaments), the boys basketball Region 6 Tournament at the Minot State Dome will wrap up the ...

Late goal lifts Liberty over MSU women’s hockey for WMCHL title

ST. LOUIS — The Beavers aren’t going to forget about the inaugural Women’s Midwest Collegiate Hockey League (WMCHL) tournament championship game any time soon. With 17 seconds left in regulation, Alex Smibert sent the No. 1-ranked Liberty Flames into a frenzy. Smibert’s late goal ...

Magi basketball loses heartbreaking state qualifier to Dickinson

BISMARCK — Donning No. 24 in orange and black, Dickinson’s Kobe Krenz activated his clutch gene down the stretch. Krenz finished Saturday’s WDA Tournament state qualifier game with 11 points on 4-for-12 shooting, but the No. 5-seeded Midgets (14-10) eked past No. 3-seeded Minot High ...

Majettes basketball loses to Mandan in state qualifier

BISMARCK — When the playoffs come around, experience takes precedent. In order to clinch a state tournament berth, the veteran leaders on the Mandan High School girls basketball team rose to the occasion. The No. 4-seeded Braves (16-8) seized control of the game early in the second half ...

Rugby GBB tops LaMoure/L/M for fifth place at state

GRAND FORKS — Two wins last year at the Class B girls basketball state tournament earned the Rugby Panthers a second-place finish. After dropping its first-round contest to No. 2 Grafton, unseeded Rugby (23-3) rallied for two more wins at state this season to place fifth. The Panthers ...

Henry’s lone goal lifts MSU women’s hockey to first conference title game

ST. LOUIS — One goal was enough for Minot State to advance to the first-ever Women's Midwest College Hockey (WMCH) conference championship game. Late into the second period on Saturday, Minot State women's hockey veterans Sami Jo Henry and Mackenzie Balogh linked up for the only goal in 1-0 ...

Minotauros wrap up road sweep over St. Cloud Blizzard

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — With the race to the NAHL playoffs heating up, the Minot Minotauros couldn't afford to drop any points this weekend against the St. Cloud Blizzard, the bottom feeders of the Central Division. Minot (27-15-7) manufactured 12 goals in two games to extend the ongoing losing ...

Magi basketball falls to Bismarck High in WDA semifinals

BISMARCK — The Bismarck High School boys basketball team relies heavily on two calling cards. After the Demons make 3-pointers, their transition defense speeds up opponents. No. 2-seeded Bismarck (17-5) found a second-half groove in Friday evening’s WDA Tournament semifinal game against ...

Positive preliminaries for Magi swim & dive at state

WEST FARGO — The Minot High School boys swimming and diving team had a successful preliminary showing on the first day of the state meet Friday in West Fargo. Minot, the two-time defending state champions, secured 17 spots in championship heats, eight more in consolation finals and four ...