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Barrel racing shines on third night of Minot Rodeo

The barrel racing during the third night of competition at the 2017 RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo heated up, and an exceptional horse and cowgirl won the round. Jessica Routier, aboard Fiery Miss West, whose barn name is Missy, had the fastest time of the night –and of the rodeo – with ...

Beavers Drop 3-1 Decision vs. No. 21 Wayne State

The Minot State volleyball team fell 3-1 (18-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-25) to No. 21 Wayne State on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Beavers to 3-14 (0-9 NSIC) on the season while the Wildcats improve to 12-6 (6-3 NSIC). Hayley Swain led the balanced attack from Minot State with a ...

Minotauros fall in final seconds to Kenai River

The Minot Minotauros seemed destined for overtime Saturday at Maysa Arena. Yet, Kenai River had other plans, as Luke Radetic scored the go-ahead goal with 18 seconds remaining in an eventual 4-3 win over the Minotauros. Kenai River evened the weekend series after dropping the opener 4-2 ...

Inching closer

A defensive stand and then a heave down the field. Two plays in quick succession that set the tone in the opening quarter of Minot High’s 35-20 win over Mandan Friday night at Duane Carlson Stadium. “Those are big plays,” Minot senior quarterback Creighton Rudolph said. “It kind of ...

MSU soccer edges UMD 1-0

The Minot State women’s soccer team defeated the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs 1-0 on Friday night at Herb Parker Stadium. The win pushes the Beavers to 6-4-1 (5-3 NSIC) on the season while the Bulldogs fall to 7-3-1 (4-3-1). Freshman Sofia Lewis broke the scoreless tie in the 44th minute, ...

Minot State volleyball drops 3-0 decision to No. 17 Augustana

Sophomore Shelby Spuller had eight kills and freshman Karli Koza posted 20 digs, but a solid effort by Minot State came up short as the Beavers lost to 17th-ranked Augustana 25-21, 25-18, 25-11 on Friday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match in the Minot State Dome. It marked the ...

Minotauros win home opener 4-2

The Minot Minotauros scored early and often in their home opener Friday, taking down the Kenai River Brown Bears 4-2 at Maysa Arena. Austin Dollimer put the Tauros on the board in the first period, then Minot took a two-goal lead in the second period on a Miroslav Mucha goal. After Kenai ...

Comeback incomplete

Minot State football is going to wish it had a do-over for the first half of Thursday’s 27-19 loss to Northern State. Entering the break, the Beavers trailed 27-5 and appeared to be headed toward a blowout loss. Yet, the Beavers rallied for 14 unanswered points and shut out NSU in the ...

MHS eager to bounce back against feisty Mandan

It was a long, quiet bus ride back home to Minot. No excuses to be made, just players and coaches trying to comprehend what just happened at the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck. Two-time defending state champion Century (5-1, 4-0 WDA) made a statement last Saturday night and left ...

MLS football sets eyes on third straight region championship

Last weekend, the Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood football team won a convincing 44-7 matchup against Ray/Powers Lake, but it didn’t come out of the contest unscathed. “We got a little banged up by Ray/Powers Lake,” said Mavericks head coach Cale Peterson. Even though they won by 37 points, ...

Magi tennis falls a point short of WDA tourney title

BISMARCK — Fresh off winning the West Region regular season title, the Minot High boys tennis team were denied the WDA Tournament championship Thursday by a point. The top-seeded Magicians lost in the championship match 3-2 to No. 2-seeded Legacy. Earlier in the day, Minot topped Jamestown ...

Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo arrives at the State Fairgrounds

The 63rd annual Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo gets underway today at the All Seasons Arena on the State Fairgrounds. The four-day event is centered around the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, which is comprised of seven competitions: Bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc ...

MSU hoping for short week victory

Minot State football will find itself in unfamiliar territory tonight. The Beavers will host Northern State at 7 p.m. at Herb Parker Stadium, forcing MSU to prepare for an opponent on a short week. Normally, the Beavers have film sessions Sunday and are given Mondays off, but MSU was back on ...

Coaching carousel

Jeremy Feller wasn’t ready to be a spectator. Now, there is another plot twist in the Bishop Ryan and Our Redeemer’s rivalry. Five months after announcing his retirement from coaching and stepping down as the athletic director at ORCS, Feller was announced as Ryan’s boys basketball ...

Minot native Marler making the most of playing time

Minot native Matt Marler is only a redshirt freshman, but he’s already making a substantial impact for Minot State football. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker leads the team in tackles for a loss (six) and is third in total tackles (38) through five games. “Matt has been really good ...

Majettes golf striving for podium finish at state tourney

The expectation from the start of the season hasn’t changed. Despite an up-and-down campaign, a podium placing remains the objective for the Minot High girls golf team at the two-day state tournament starting today at the Kings Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks. “A Top 3 finish for us is ...