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Majettes fall to West Fargo, 4-1

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FARGO — The Minot High School girls hockey team (5-5-0) suffered a 4-1 loss on the road to the West Fargo (6-7-0) on Friday. The Majettes struggled to get past a feisty West Fargo defense all night, failing to find the back of the net until midway through the third period. Junior Carson ...

Knocking off the rust

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Out of the matches that were actually wrestled on the mat Thursday evening, the Jamestown Blue Jays edged out Minot High School, 7-5. But, add in a pair of forfeits and the Magicians wrestling team opened the 2019 calendar year with a 31-26 home victory. Minot High improved to 5-3 overall ...

Ryan boys basketball defeats TGU, 69-51

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The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team (5-2) kicked regional play off with an emphatic win Thursday, besting the TGU Titans (5-3) on the road, 69-51. Leading by just three points after the first quarter, the Lions erupted for a 30-point quarter behind the dominant play of Ben Bohl. The senior ...

Sabre Dogs start new year with release of 2019 schedule

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What better way to ring in the new year than with the 2019 Souris Valley Sabre Dogs schedule? The Sabre Dogs, along with all other teams in the Expedition League, will continue to play 64 regular season games during the 2019 season. The Sabre Dogs start play for their second season on Friday, ...

Well-rounded leadership

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Another practice down, another step closer to the state meet for the Minot High School boys swimming and diving program. Two-a-days and multiple meets in a week can make for a long and tough season, but senior Peyton Huss is constantly leading the defending state champion Magicians with ...

Now they count

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This is what the early part of the season is for. The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team began the year with expectations higher than ever. After falling short of the Class B state title the past two seasons in heartbreaking fashion, the Lions returned this time around as the top-ranked team in ...

Top 10 SPORTS Stories of 2018

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Editor's note: The following is a compilation of the top Minot area sports stories of 2018 as voted on by the newspaper's sports staff. But first, some honorable mentions in no particular order. The Minot State women's soccer team reaches the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in program ...

Clear eyes, full hearts

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Kyle Beisch wasn’t in the building, but his agony was still present on the Minot State sideline. While the junior guard was back home mourning the loss his mother, the Beavers — playing with heavy hearts for their teammate — picked up their first conference win of the season. The ...

MSU women hang around, fall short against rival U-Mary

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The deficit maxed out at 17 points in the middle of the third quarter. At that point, the Minot State women’s basketball team could have easily thrown in the towel. But, the Beavers continued to claw and scratch. Looking to avoid getting swept in the season series with its rival, the ...

Lion Tamers

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Frustration. That’s the best way to describe the look on the Bishop Ryan players Saturday night. The No. 6-ranked Lions (4-2) found themselves in quicksand against the No. 1-ranked Thompson Tommies (7-0) at the Minot State Dome in front of an unofficial home crowd that largely consisted of ...

Minot High swimming and diving makes a splash at Mandan Pentathlon

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MANDAN — Caught between the holidays, the Minot High School swimming and diving Magicians travelled to Mandan Saturday for the Mandan Pentathlon. The meet, which differs from a normal meet, is set up that every swimmer swims 100-yards of each stroke and a 50 freestyle for a combined time. It ...

Majettes hockey paces themselves in a blowout win over Williston

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Stamina control and recouping energy were more of a challenge than scoring goals in the first period for the Minot High School girls hockey team. The Majettes, playing with 10 skaters and goaltender Amber Borkhuis in the opening period, buried three goals early on to set the tone. When ...

Beulah defeats St. John, Brandt gets 400th win

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Full-court presses, double teams and a tweaked left ankle couldn’t stop Chad Morsette Jr. The Beulah senior showed out against a Saint John team (3-4) that had no answer on Saturday at the Dale Brown Classic, lifting the Miners to a 50-31 victory with a 19-point performance. “I thought ...

Hoopster Classic breakdown

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Clock winding down in the third game of the Hoopster Classic at the Minot State Dome, Rolla senior guard Weston Martell flipped up a shot at the rim in desperation. It dropped with a kiss off the glass. The buzzer-beating runner in the lane completed a 14-point second half comeback for the ...

Braving the storm

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The first period went to Mandan. Everything else was all Minot High. The Minot High School girls hockey team skated off the ice after the first period with an uphill battle to overcome. Despite salvaging the period with a late goal by junior Alyssa Aguirre, the Majettes still found themselves ...

Postponements and cancellations this weekend for winter sports

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With the recent dusting of snow and difficult road conditions, numerous high school sporting activities this weekend have been postponed or canceled. As of Thursday evening, here is the current situation for local teams and events. Minot High School has postponed both varsity basketball games ...