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NSIC delays start of fall sports

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. – With the health and safety of its member institutions' communities, the importance of successful institutional campus reopening and the overall well-being of its student-athletes as its top priorities, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Board of Directors ...

Rubber game

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Although the Western Nebraska Pioneers did not muster a hit in the first seven innings, Sunday’s afternoon’s game between the Pioneers and the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs was rife with twists and turns. The Sabre Dogs (14-14) earned a 6-5 win over the Pioneers (12-18) in the matinee, but ...

New winners emerge at Nodak Speedway

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Three drivers in their respective race classes — Jerad Thelen, Brandon Honrud and Brock Beeter — made their first trip to victory lane this season Sunday evening at Nodak Speedway. Plus, out-of-state phenom Taylor Kuehl became the first female to win a heat race this season at the ...

Sabre Dogs seize control in 9-2 win over Pioneers

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Heading into Friday evening’s game against the Western Nebraska Pioneers, the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs took the field with one goal in mind. The mission was simple — Souris Valley had a plum opportunity to snap its recent four-game losing streak. A four-run second inning provided the ...

Tempers flare in Surrey-Minot Expos doubleheader

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When Ryder Holien made hard contact with the baseball, the Surrey Blue Sox catcher had extra bases in mind. As the ball rolled all the way to the fence in left-center field, Holien activated another gear. His inside-the-park home run in Game 1 of Wednesday evening’s doubleheader helped the ...

Minotauros make five selections in NAHL Entry Draft

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The Minot Minotauros made a franchise-low five selections in Tuesday's online NAHL Entry Draft — one in the NA3HL round and four in the open portion, which included picks in the first round (17th overall), two in the second round (39th and 44th) and one in the third round (71st). The ...

Minot Vistas, Mandan Chiefs win game apiece in doubleheader

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MANDAN — Late Tuesday evening, the Minot Chiefs and Mandan Vistas faced off in a pair of one-run games. Jacob Weiand’s walk-off RBI single gave the Chiefs a 3-2 victory in eight innings during Game 1 of Tuesday evening’s doubleheader, but the Vistas bounced back and earned a 4-3 win in ...

Big Sticks escape Minot with 5-2 win over Sabre Dogs

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Stu Flesland used the first six innings of Monday evening’s game between the Badlands Big Sticks and the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs as a pitching canvas. Flesland, a southpaw from Boise State, did not surrender a hit to the Sabre Dogs in six innings of work. Flesland also racked up 12 ...

Nodak Speedway races on despite low car count

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The cancellation of the North Dakota State Fair added an extra race day Sunday evening to the Nodak Speedway schedule. However, the car count was lower than usual for the Magic City Dirt Series because a handful of drivers had already planned vacations around what was going to be a break in ...

Sabre Dogs come alive late, defeat Big Sticks 6-5

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With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Bo McClintock decided that the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs’ fans needed to witness another thrilling finish. For the third game in a row, the Sabre Dogs (12-9) defeated the Big Sticks (11-11) via a walk-off. After three runs scored on ...

Minot Vistas split action-packed doubleheader with Williston

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As Tyler Harbort’s consistent pitches stymied the Williston Keybirds’ offense, Jack Plemel rewarded his teammate with a hearty helping of offensive production. Plemel ripped a deep home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to help the Minot Vistas take a 10-0 victory over the Keybirds ...

Sabre Dogs walk-off again, defeat Big Sticks 4-3 in 10 innings

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As the old saying goes, “history repeats itself.” Less than 24 hours removed from beating the Badlands Big Sticks in walk-off fashion, the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs claimed another 10-inning victory via a walk-off on Saturday evening. In the second game of the four-game series, Mason ...

Extra-inning dramatics

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One Badlands Big Sticks mistake resulted in a heartbreaking defeat. While the Big Sticks groaned as a wild pitch skipped to the backstop in the bottom of the tenth inning of Friday evening’s game at Corbett Field, the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs cheered with delight. Cullen Hannigan hustled ...

NDHSAA decides to proceed with fall sports as scheduled

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Early Thursday morning, the NDHSAA announced its decision to continue with all fall sports and activities as previously scheduled. The NDHSAA Board of Directors’ vote was unanimous. Opening practice dates were released for boys soccer (August 3), football (August 10), boys tennis (August ...

Sabre Dogs fall to Trappers, 9-1

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PIERRE, S.D. — A steady offensive output helped the Pierre Trappers claim a 9-1 victory over the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs on Thursday evening. The squads split the two-game series. The Sabre Dogs (9-9) scored their lone run on Justin Cooper’s RBI single in the fifth inning. The Trappers ...