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Semifinals await

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Four teams remain in the North Dakota Class 11AAA football playoffs. Minot High School is one of them for the fifth consecutive season after they upset West Fargo Sheyenne 66-37 last week on the road. The path to the program’s first state title since 1980 doesn’t get any easier. The ...

Ryan outlasts Surrey in a five-set classic

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Alex Eisen/MDN Bishop Ryan senior McKinlee Harmon (15) gives a high-five to sophomore Grace Candrian (15) with Eden Kramer (2) looking on after the Lions scored a point Monday in Berthold. Ryan advanced to the Region 6 tournament with a 3-2 victory over Surrey by set scores of 17-25, 25-20, ...

Rugby wins District 11

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Submitted Photo Rugby players celebrate scoring a point during their 3-0 victory over Bottineau in the District 11 volleyball championship match Monday in Towner. Photo courtesy Matthew Semisch/Bottineau Courant.

Hailing to Lewis

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Holding the ball down so it wouldn’t blow away, Minot State senior defender Kelli Creese kicked off to start the game. On the field with Creese — the program’s leader for most games and minutes played — was a cast of teammates unfamiliar with the spotlight. Since the Minot State ...

Aggies advance

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VELVA — Pre-snap motion, misdirection and even lining up in a single-file line before breaking into position, the Velva defense saw it all Saturday in a Class 11A quarterfinal game against Beulah. The Aggies weren’t fooled one bit, and picked up their sixth shutout of the season. With a ...

Minot State volleyball snaps 54-game NSIC losing streak

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Minot State volleyball felt like this was a long time coming. Nearly three years, to be exact. Saturday, the Beavers earned their first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference win since Nov. 8, 2014, by sweeping Bemidji State 3-0. Set scores were 25-21, 25-21, 25-13. The victory snaps a ...

North Prairie eliminated by New Salem in nine-man quarterfinals

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NEW SALEM — After a long, tiresome battle to get to the quarterfinals of the nine-man state playoffs, North Prairie (Region 4, 1-seed) was stopped by New Salem/Glen Ullin (Region 5, 1-seed) with a final score of 38-18. The North Prairie Cougars started off strong in the first quarter, ...

DLB’s season ends with 40-0 loss to Dickinson Trinity

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DICKINSON — The Dickinson Trinity football team continues to do what it does best: win. The Titans defeated Des Lacs-Burlington 40-0 on Saturday at the Biesiot Activities Center, earning a trip to the Class A semifinals. The first offensive series for each team hinted at a close, ...

MSU women’s basketball falls to Regina in exhibition contest

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REGINA, Saskatchewan – The Minot State women’s basketball team fell 80-52 to the University of Regina in an exhibition contest on Saturday afternoon. Senior Kristal Flowers led the Beavers with 12 points and six rebounds. Madison Wald added nine points while Holly Johnson and Mariah Payne ...

Central nosed out in a tie

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VALLEY CITY — A tie wasn't good enough for a share of a state championship for Grand Forks Central. The Knights and Fargo Davies each scored 88 points here Saturday at the North Dakota Class A girls high school cross country meet. Davies, however, got a repeat state championship on the ...

Baesler, Burros get repeat titles

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VALLEY CITY — Earlier last week, Hillsboro-Central Valley cross country coach Kirk Zink said defending state champion Reagan Baesler was only in midseason form coming off a hip injury. Well, Baesler not at full strength was still better than the rest of the field here Saturday, Oct. 28, at ...

On to the semis

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WEST FARGO — Video game numbers were posted on a chilly Friday night in West Fargo, as the Minot High football team lit up the scoreboard in a 66-37 road victory over West Fargo Sheyenne in the first round of the Class 11AAA playoffs. The 66 points scored are the most in program history for ...

MHS cross country ready for state meet

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Both the boys and girls Minot High School cross country teams have spent the past two weeks preparing for the biggest moment of the season -- the state meet. The state meet will show how hard these kids have trained, how many miles these kids have run, for one last opportunity to run the ...

North Prairie expecting more low-scoring quarterfinal matchup

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ROLLA — North Prairie football coach Patrick Wilkes had never experienced a game like he had last Saturday. The Cougars got into a track meet with Mott-Regent/New England, with North Prairie squeaking out a 64-62 victory. “I’ve been coaching for quite a few years and that was the ...

Tauros take down Bismarck 2-1 in OT

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Austin Dollimer was the hero in overtime for the Minot Minotauros Friday, as he gave Minot a 2-1 victory over rival Bismarck at Maysa Arena. Miroslav Mucha put the Tauros on the board in the first period, but Bismarck’s Tommy Altounian responded with a goal to tie the game at one heading ...

Minot State ready to face ‘desperate’ Crookston team

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It’s no secret to say not everything has gone according to plan in Mike Aldrich’s first year coaching football at Minot State. Eight games in, the Beavers sit at 1-7 and can only hope for a strong finish the last three games. Yet, the Beavers would take their season thus far in a ...

Bombers cruise

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BERTHOLD — A slow start turned into a rapid finish for the No. 3-seeded Lewis & Clark volleyball team Thursday night, as they brushed past No. 6 Surrey in straight sets (25-20, 25-15, 25-14) in the first round of the District 12 tournament being held on the Bombers home court. “We ...

Bishop Ryan advances to D12 semis with 3-1 win over Glenburn

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Both the Bishop Ryan Lions and Glenburn Panthers put forth a great effort Thursday at the District 12 Tournament in Berthold. The game was evenly matched, with volleys lasting minutes and saves that held the crowd at every hit. Yet, in the end, the Lions emerged victorious with a 3-1 victory. ...