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Buchholz’s hat trick lifts undefeated Eagles over Magi hockey

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Forcing the action and being at the right place at the right time, Fargo Davies senior forward Jay Buchholz scored a goal in every period to lead the Eagles to a 4-1 road victory over the Minot High School boys hockey team Saturday afternoon at Maysa Arena. The Magicians (6-7-1, 5-2-0 West ...

Overtime heroics

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Minot State men’s basketball has been searching for a statement win all season. The good news: they earned just that by defeating Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division leader Minnesota State Mankato 91-83 in overtime. “We wanted to bounce back after that loss against ...

Mankato runs over MSU women, 75-54

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This might have been the most disappointing performance by the Minot State women’s basketball team this season. After a pair of single-digit road losses to the top two teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division, the Beavers returned to the MSU Dome Friday and were ...

Beavers hockey dominates Sun Devils in 6-1 win

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The Sun Devils went up to Minot, looking for a game to steal. Instead, they were greeted with frigid temperatures and the red-hot No. 2-ranked Minot State men’s hockey team. The Beavers (22-2-1) outshot the No. 24-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils, 38-15, and foiled their upset attempt with ...

Four-goal second period helps Magi hockey upend Blue Jays

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The Jamestown boys hockey team skated into Maysa Arena tied a top of the West Region standings. The Minot High Magicians (6-6-1, 5-2-0 West Region) put a dent into the Blue Jays record (8-5-0, 5-4-0 West Region) Friday evening with a 5-1 home victory. The Magi scored four goals in the second ...

Runnin’ the Rebels out of town

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Minot State hockey coach Wade Regier called this weekend’s three-game series “the most important of the season” earlier in the week. He wasn’t wrong. For the first time in program history, MSU scheduled two nationally ranked opponents on the same weekend at Maysa Arena in No. 10 ...

Bismarck overpowers Minot in dual, 37-23

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The Bismarck High wrestling team scored the only pins of the night Thursday, leaving Minot High dragging its feet as it fell in a dual meet at home, 37-23. “(Bismarck High), those guys they get pins and they don’t give up pins,” Minot High head coach Justin Racine said. “On the other ...

Friendship at the helm

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A moment of vulnerability is enough to spark a lasting relationship. For Des Lacs-Burlington senior Caitlyn Vogel and junior Kyley Lauf, it was a rather unusual request made two years ago that helped turn these two teammates into best friends. “We were actually on the volleyball bus on ...

Twice is nice

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For the first time since the 2015-2016 season, the Minot High girls basketball team has won two games in a row. After winning an overtime thriller against Bismarck, the Majettes had a much less stressful game Tuesday, defeating Turtle Mountain 73-44 on their home court. The win was Minot’s ...

Second period outburst powers Majettes hockey over Williston

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Two teams came in craving a victory, but only one could snap its five-game losing streak Tuesday evening at Maysa Arena. The Minot High School girls hockey team made sure it was them with a 5-2 win over Williston in its first home game since Dec. 9, 2017. The Majettes (6-7-0, 6-4-0 N.D. ...

Lakers escape Berthold

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BERTHOLD — In a clash for the top spot in the District 12 girls basketball standings, the No. 10-ranked Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers (10-1) weren’t quite as invincible as they thought. But, in the final minute, the Lakers managed to edge away from the Lewis & Clark-Berthold Bombers, ...

Prairie Grit strong

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For those living with disabilities, it’s often difficult to find a place to fit in or a way to do things that everyone else is doing. Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports is giving people, youth and adults, living with disabilities the chance to experience sports, teamwork and camaraderie the way an ...

Bitten by Demons

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Rattled and contained offensively for most of the game, the Minot High School boys basketball team sprung to life with just under seven minutes to go. A desperation 17-4 Magicians’ run to finish the game followed, but it wasn’t enough. The No. 5-ranked Bismarck High Demons (8-2, 7-0 WDA) ...

No. 13 NSU clobbers MSU men for second time

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ABERDEEN — Everything went wrong from tipoff for the Minot State men’s basketball team Saturday. Searching for redemption after a 26-point lost to Northern State on Dec. 1 at the MSU Dome, the Beavers instead turned in their worst offensive performance of the season in a 75-56 loss to the ...

MSU women can’t complete upset bid, fall 74-65

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ABERDEEN — Two straight single-digit road losses against the top two teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division is a significant sign of improvement for the MSU women’s basketball team. When the Beavers played MSU Moorhead and Northern State at home earlier in the ...

Fast start, size inside carries Surrey over Nedrose

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SURREY — Before the Nedrose girls basketball team could get its bearings set Saturday afternoon against Surrey, the Cardinals were staring up at a 16-0 deficit. Surrey (8-3) started hot and coasted to a 68-26 home victory over the injury-depleted Cardinals (6-5). Despite the final score, ...

Magi wrestling takes seventh, two runner-ups at Bismarck Rotary

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BISMARCK — The Minot High School wrestling team took seventh place out of 32 teams at the two-day Bismarck Rotary. The Magicians entered Saturday’s competition with two wrestlers competiting for championships: Brody Armstrong (132 pounds) and Hunter Swartwout (220 pounds). Both lost ...