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MSU women’s hockey perfect in pool play

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Minot State women’s hockey club finished its dominating run through the pool-play portion of the ACHA Division II National Tournament with another offensive explosion. The West Region No. 2-seeded Beavers (24-4-1) blitzed through Montclair State, 10-1, Friday ...

Lions to the semis

BISMARCK — It’s nearly impossible to lose sight of Bishop Ryan’s 6-foot-5 senior forward Jacob Lizotte. Yet, with the game on the line Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Class B boys basketball state tournament, Lizotte went undercover and Shiloh Christian somehow lost track ...

No. 2 St. John gets away late to reach semis

BISMARCK — Taking care of the ball, forcing turnovers and a fourth-quarter surge carried No. 2-seeded St. John (24-1) over Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (21-3) Thursday evening in the first round of the Class B boys basketball state tournament in Bismarck. The Woodchucks won 62-47 to advance to the ...

Stanley runs out of gas, clipped by Carrington

BISMARCK — Every time the No. 4-seeded Stanley Blue Jays tried to inch away, No. 5-seeded Carrington had an answer. The Cardinals (23-2) outlasted the Blue Jays (22-3), 63-59, in the first round of the Class B state tournament Thursday evening at the Bismarck Event Center. “It was a ...

MSU women’s hockey strikes again, winning 8-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Minot State University women’s hockey team played their second game of women’s ACHA Division II National Tournament pool-play Thursday against East 3-seed Liberty University. The Beavers won 8-3. Within the first minutes of the game, Minot’s Vanessa Grimstad set ...

MSU women’s hockey opens Nationals with a win

COLUMBUS, Ohio —The Minot State women’s hockey team opened their women’s ACHA Division II National Tournament pool-play today with a convincing 7-3 win Wednesday against the University at Buffalo. Buffalo started the game off fast, winning the opening face off and scoring a quick goal. ...

Lions ready for state

When Bishop Ryan hosted Shiloh Christian in December, some locals thought it could be an early preview of a Class B boys basketball state tournament matchup. Turns out, they were right. The Lions, champions of Region 6, will face Region 5 winners Shiloh Christian in the first round of the ...

Area teams earn ticket to State tournament

This moment has been long awaited by two strong area boys basketball teams, each coming into the state tournament with their own strategies and demons to fight to prove they are number one in the state. The St. John Woodchucks and the Stanley Blue Jays both begin their state tournament journeys ...

Nationals start for MSU women’s hockey

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A day after the Minot State men’s hockey club fled Columbus with dashed championship aspirations, the MSU women’s hockey club rolls into Ohio to begin its national tournament journey. The Beavers (21-4-1), seeking their first national title, finished as the second-best ...

Bean, Kreutz lead Beavers golf team

LAS VEGAS, Nev. —Matthew Bean and Matthew Kreutz each finished in the top 10 leading the Minot State men’s golf team at the Winona State Invitational on Tuesday at Stallion Mountain Golf Club. Bean followed his opening round 69 with a three-over par 75 to finish with an even-par score of ...

Stopped in the semis

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the second consecutive season, the No. 1-seeded Minot State men’s hockey club bowed out in the ACHA Division I National Tournament semifinals. The Beavers (38-3-1) held the lead twice but couldn’t hang on to it, and eventually fell 4-2 to the No. 5-seeded ...

Rudolph named first team All-Central Region

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minot State senior Tyler Rudolph was named to the 2017-18 Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-Central Region first team announced by the organization on Monday. Rudolph, who was named Second Team All-Central Region last year, becomes the first Minot State ...

MSU’s Bean shoots opening-round 69

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Sophomore Matthew Bean fired an opening-round 69 and is in second place after day one of the Winona State Invitational on Monday at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club. Bean shot his low round of the year by carding a three-under 69 over the par-72, 7,152-yard layout at ...

MSU’s Demko Third after opening round

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Alexandra Demko shot an opening-round 76 and Kira Dereniwsky fired an 80 and Minot State is in third place after day one of the Winona State Invitational on Monday at Stallion Mountain Golf Club. Demko opened with a four-over par 76 and is currently in third place in the ...

MSU baseball falls in series finale

KEARNEY, Neb. - The Minot State baseball team fell 11-2 at Nebraska-Kearney on Sunday afternoon, clinching the series sweep for the Lopers at Memorial Field in Kearney, Neb. The Beavers drop to 2-8 on the season entering Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play next weekend while the ...

Beavers bounce Buffaloes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sometimes, all it takes is a lucky bounce. With 1:36 remaining in the third period, junior forward Dylan Johnson directed the puck toward the goal and it somehow hopped over the shoulder of Colorado goaltender Colin Champine to send the No. 1-seeded Minot State hockey club ...

Life between the pipes

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The loneliest, most scrutinized position on the ice is stationed between two posts. Yet, for the No. 1-seeded Minot State men’s hockey club, being the goaltender for the Beavers might just be one of the easiest jobs in the ACHA Division I National Tournament. “It’s ...

Late-game heroics lift Minotauros Saturday

The Minot Minotauros’ quest for a playoff push continues. After things seemed bleak late in the third period against the Minnesota Wilderness Saturday, the Tauros scored two goals in the final 2 minutes to walk away with a 3-2 victory at Maysa Arena. With the win, the Tauros moved into a ...

Eull finishes sixth at NCAA Championships

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Minot State senior Mitchell Eull finished sixth at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships on Saturday at the U.S. Cellular Center. Eull was 1-2 on Saturday and finished the tournament with a 3-3 overall record to earn his sixth-place finish. Eull opened day two ...

Kreutz, Bean lead MSU men’s golf to third-place finish

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Matthew Kreutz and Matthew Bean each tied for ninth place overall leading Minot State to a third-place finish at the 4th Annual Minot Junior Golf Association Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at Aliante Golf Club. Kreutz finished with an even-par 72 over his final ...