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Payne hits career-high 35 points, MSU WBB falls 84-74 at CSP

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Although the Minot State women’s basketball team kept the action close with a few minutes remaining, NSIC foe Concordia-St. Paul eked out an 84-74 victory in Saturday’s matinee. The Beavers, who are winless in conference play, dropped to 3-9 (0-8 NSIC). The Golden ...

Magi hockey survives close contest at Jamestown, wins 6-5

JAMESTOWN — Two WDA hockey rivals traded punches on Saturday afternoon, but the Minot High School boys hockey team came out on top. Minot (7-3, 5-1 WDA) earned a narrow 6-5 road victory over Jamestown (6-3, 4-3 WDA). The Magicians avenged their 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays back on Dec. 21. ...

Surrey BBB’s defense engineers 65-43 victory over Burke Central

SURREY — Before the season began, Surrey senior forward Cody Fuchs realized the importance of defense. First-year head coach Robyn Vollmer’s new approach to defending required Fuchs and Surrey’s four other seniors to buy in. Fuchs led the Mustangs (3-3) with 20 points in their 65-43 ...

Beisch nets 30, MSU MBB still drops seventh straight

MANKATO, Minn. — After going winless in December, the ongoing woes for the Minot State men’s basketball team have crept into January. Despite senior guard Kyle Beisch putting up a career-high 30 points, the Beavers (6-7, 0-7 NSIC) lost their seventh straight game Friday night on the road ...

Powers Lake BBB takes 63-48 victory over Nedrose

Carter Rystedt felt the energy in Nedrose’s gym. With the Powers Lake faithful behind him, Rystedt led the Ranchers (4-0) to a 63-48 victory over the Cardinals (3-2) in Thursday night’s game in Minot. Powers Lake’s junior center scored 12 points in the road victory. After the ...

LAFAKIS: Reflecting on 2019

I sit here at my desk wondering where the time went. Although I spent my 2019 all over the map, it’s tough to imagine a more beneficial year. In 2019, I stepped outside of my comfort zone and grew as a person. I truly believe in becoming uncomfortable, as that’s the main way you can ...

Top 10 sports stories of 2019

Editor’s note: The following is a compilation of the top Minot-area sports stories of 2019 as voted on by the newspaper’s sports staff. Before getting into the Top 10, some honorable mentions in no particular order. — The Minot State women’s hockey team finished as the runner-up in the ...

Action-packed showcase

Looking to close out 2019 with a victory, 12 Class B girls basketball teams traveled to the Minot Auditorium on Monday for the annual girls Hoopster Classic. Summaries for all six holiday tournament games are below. Bishop Ryan 63, Dunseith 61 Before the opening tipoff, the Hoopster ...

Surrey BBB dribbles past Max 71-53

Brandon Carr/MDN Surrey junior Cole Horner (22) dribbles up the court against Max on Monday in Surrey. The Mustangs won 71-53.

Nedrose BBB defeats Garrison 54-45

Brandon Carr/MDN Nedrose guard Trevor Cannon (23) takes a jump shot against Garrison Monday evening in Nedrose. The Cardinals won 54-45.

No. 4 Magi basketball takes down No. 1 Jamestown

The No. 4-ranked Minot High School boys basketball team stunned previously unbeaten No. 1 Jamestown 71-64 in a critical WDA conference game Saturday evening in Minot. The highly-anticipated matchup between the Magi (5-1, 4-1 WDA) and reigning state champion Blue Jays (5-1, 4-1 WDA) had the ...

No. 9 LAEM handles Ryan at Dale Brown Classic

Balanced scoring and a fast start propelled the No. 9-ranked Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich boys basketball team to a 67-43 victory Saturday evening over Bishop Ryan at the MSU Dome. “We want to play teams like this,” Ryan head coach Jeremy Feller said. “They expose (our flaws), and they ...

Velva boys basketball tightens up defensively, topples New Town

The opening game of the Dale Brown Classic boys basketball holiday tournament on Saturday at the Minot State Dome took a drastic turn after the first four minutes. The Velva Aggies (3-2) erased an early deficit and never looked back for a 54-35 win over the New Town Eagles (2-2). ...

Signature road win for Majettes basketball in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — The newly signed North Dakota State track and field commit Allie Nelson dropped a team-high 19 points to lead the Minot High School girls basketball team to a 61-55 road victory Saturday afternoon in Jamestown. The 61 points scored, on 25 made field goals, was a season-high for ...

MHS, Ryan wrestling compete at Rumble on the Red

FARGO — The best wrestlers from around the region gathered at the annual Rumble on the Red wrestling tournament held at the Fargodome for two days of intense action this weekend. New Prague (Minn.) won the prestigious tournament with 146 points and six placewinners. Minot High took 19th with ...

Magi swim & dive claims Mandan Pentathlon

MANDAN — The Minot High School boys swimming & diving team earned its fourth win to start the season with a convincing victory at the Mandan Pentathlon. The defending state champion Magicians scored 351 points to beat out the likes of Century (236), Mandan (190), Legacy (84), Dickinson ...