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Minot hockey fanatic finds special gift for the holidays

In the Dec. 19 edition of the Minot Daily News, it was reported that for the better part of a decade, Byron Mounce has searched far and wide for Minot Americans hockey memorabilia. This past Christmas season, that long hunt finally yielded its intended result. Mounce, an RV technician who now ...

Minot High’s seniors lead Majettes past Firebirds

Emotions were at a high even before the puck dropped a little after 7 p.m. at Maysa Arena Monday night. The Minot High School girls’ hockey team honored its six seniors in a brief seniors night pregame ceremony, and the club ensured the night ended on a high note with a narrow 2-1 victory ...

Former Magi football standout enjoys consecutive bowl victories

On Christmas Day, a Minot High School alumnus celebrated a bowl win with his team from the Mid-American Conference. Scott Fuchs, an offensive line coach for the University of Buffalo, helped the Bulls to a 17-10 triumph over the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Cramton Bowl. The game itself ...

Majettes fall to Mandan 73-50

On Tuesday evening, the Minot Majettes came up on the short end in their home contest against Mandan. Now 3-3 on the year, MHS is scheduled to face the Bismarck Demons on Saturday.

LADIKA: Hello Minot! New, young sports reporter at your service

My name is Ryan Ladika, and I am a sports reporter joining The Minot Daily News. I am elated to join a great group of people in such a nice city. Truth be told, I've never been to North Dakota before I accepted this job, and I already love the area. This is my first full-time gig in the ...

MSU men split home opening series with Mustangs

On Saturday and Sunday, the Minot State men's and women's basketball teams were both in action for the first time this winter. Facing off against Southwest Minnesota State in the two-game set, the Beavers men's team earned a 66-61 victory at the Minot Dome, but then lost to the visiting ...

Magi tops Bismarck 5-1; Tauros shut out by Bobcats on New Year’s Eve

On the final day of 2020, the Magicians boys hockey club recorded its fourth win in as many games as they defeated Bismarck High, 5-1. Meanwhile, the Minot Minotauros fell on the road to the Bismarck Bobcats 3-0. The Magi took control of the contest early with a pair of goals in the first ...

NDSU wrestling hosts Oregon State, No. 10 Missouri Sunday in season opener

The North Dakota State wrestling team opens the 2020-21 season this Sunday, Jan. 3, hosting Oregon State at 10 a.m. and 10th-ranked Missouri at 12 p.m. in the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Both NDSU matches will be televised statewide on BEK Sports and online at ...

Vikings Cook absent after father’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Running back Dalvin Cook is not practicing with the Minnesota Vikings this week, due to the death of his father. Two people with knowledge of the situation, speaking Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team did not announce a reason for his absence, confirmed ...

Winter sports back in session at MSU

Minot State University will soon be resuming its winter sports schedule. On Jan. 2 and 3, the Beavers men's basketball team is scheduled to tip off its season by hosting the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs in a pair of weekend games at the MSU Dome. While Saturday's contest is slated for a ...

Paying homage to the fallen sports figures of 2020

For most people in the world, the year of 2020 was marred by an ongoing global pandemic, a loss of wages and job security, as well as social unrest. The sports world also saw its share of terrible tragedy throughout the course of the last 365 days. In my view, the fatal helicopter crash that ...

NDSU men’s track and field signs Kaden Pastian, Mason Kindel

North Dakota State University director of track and field and cross country Stevie Keller announced the addition of two North Dakota high school athletes to the 2021 men's recruiting class on Tuesday. Kaden Pastian, a thrower from Hillsboro/Central Valley High School, and Mason Kindel, a ...

Henry poised to repeat as NFL’s rushing leader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has been running into lots of NFL records, and now he's a game away from joining another exclusive group. Only six men have led the NFL in rushing in consecutive seasons since the league went to a 16-game season, and no one has managed that feat since ...

Minot athlete, coach earn Special Olympic honors

GRAND FORKS – A Minot athlete and a coach have been recognized for outstanding achievements by Special Olympics North Dakota. Brooke Vanzomeren, Minot, received the Female Athlete of the Year award. She has been involved with Special Olympics for at least 13 years. Vanzomeren competes in ...

Minot Indoor Cup kicking off in January

The international sport of soccer will find its way to Minot this winter. From Jan. 8-10, 2021, the Magic City Legends plan to host the Minot Indoor Cup, a soccer tournament featuring up to 65 teams, with 45 of those teams coming from outside of the Minot area. The three-day event is ...

ON FOOTBALL: Playoff picture clears up — and muddles, too

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer If they're singing anything in Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Seattle, it could be "I Can See Clearly Now." All three took some big steps Sunday. As for the appropriate song in the AFC South and NFC East, try "Purple Haze." Or "Land Of Confusion." The ...

The holiday sports card collector

Growing up in the 1980s and 90s, I remember the joy of receiving presents for Christmas. Whether it was a new bicycle or the latest video game, these presents brought me endless hours of entertainment. For this holiday season, I decided to indulge in a different present from my youth that I ...