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MSU men’s basketball drops 94-71 decision to Upper Iowa

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The Upper Iowa Peacocks offered a challenge to the Minot State University men’s basketball game at the onset of Saturday evening’s game. Upper Iowa wanted to stretch the floor, and the Peacocks dared the Beavers to try and stop them. MSU (10-14, 4-14 NSIC) could not contain the Peacocks ...

No. 4 MSU men’s hockey thumps Williston State, 11-1

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Spectators that wanted to see goals weren't disappointed Saturday evening at Maysa Arena. The No. 4-ranked Minot State men's hockey team skated circles around the Williston State Tetons, an ACHA Division II in-state opponent, en route to an 11-1 win. Coming into the contest, MSU (23-4-3) had ...

MSU softball splits Saturday doubleheader

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After finishing 2-3 in the Desert Stinger Tournament in Las Vegas, the Minot State softball team defended their home turf with a 12-6 victory over Bemidji State Saturday afternoon. MSU (3-3) and Bemidji State (0-2) are NSIC rivals, but this game did not count in the conference standings. BSU ...

Velva wrestling earns Region 3 Dual Tournament title

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KENMARE — The Velva Aggies walked away victorious in this weekend’s hotly contested Region 3 Dual Tournament. Prior to taking down Bishop Ryan in the first-place match, the Aggies defeated Stanley 48-26 and Des Lacs-Burlington 46-30. Velva earned a 54-30 victory over the Lions in the ...

Minotauros fall 3-2 to Wings in shootout

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ABERDEEN, S.D. — An overtime period did not decide the outcome of Saturday night’s contest between the Minot Minotauros and Aberdeen Wings. Tied 2-2 at the end of overtime, the Minotauros and Wings were forced to shoot it out. Clayton Consentino’s goal in the shootout gave Aberdeen the ...

No. 2 MSU women’s hockey ends weekend road trip with 3-3 tie

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FREMONT, Neb. — After extending its winning streak to 14 games on Friday with a 6-3 win, the No. 2-ranked Minot State women's hockey team ended its weekend road trip with a sour 3-3 draw against No. 9-ranked Midland University on Saturday. The Beavers (15-4-2) led 2-0 after the first period ...

Magi swim & dive takes Century Invite’s top spot

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BISMARCK — A week removed from its win in West Fargo, the Minot High School boys swim and dive team rattled off another victory at the Century Invite on Saturday. Minot’s 499 points cemented the win in the 12-team event. Host Century finished second with 312 points at the BSC Aquatic ...

Magi hockey defeats Dickinson 7-2, clinches WDA title

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DICKINSON — Senior forward Jack Plemel helped the Minot High School boys hockey team earn the WDA regular season crown in style. Plemel scored a hat trick for Minot (14-5, 12-1 WDA) in Saturday’s 7-2 win over Dickinson (8-9, 5-9 WDA). Although Plemel’s first goal came in the first ...

Majettes hockey captures 5-1 win over Dickinson

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The Minot High School girls hockey team bounced back from a two-game losing streak by defeating Dickinson 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Minot (9-7-2, 7-7-2 WDA) bookended the win over the Midgets (2-14-1, 1-11-WDA) with two goals apiece in the first and third periods. Abby Tallman and Kaya ...

MSU wrestling ends losing streak at regionally-ranked Augustana

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Minot State wrestling team ended their losing streak in a big way on Saturday by upsetting the region's second-ranked Augustana Vikings on the road. The Beavers scratched and clawed their way to the two-point victory with several big wins and an upset along the ...

MSU WBB upsets Winona State for first NSIC win at home

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Shouting "patience" over and over again, Minot State women's basketball head coach Mark Graupe eagerly watched the clock tick down. The Beavers (5-16, 2-15 NSIC) were sitting on a double-digit lead in the final minutes of Friday's conference game against Winona State (14-7, 10-7 NSIC) on the ...

Turnovers prevent MSU MBB from besting Winona State

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Catastrophic turnovers cost the Minot State men's basketball team its chance at upending Winona State Friday evening in Minot. Even with a second-half surge, the Beavers (10-13, 4-13 NSIC) weren't able to close out Winona State (13-10, 10-7 NSIC) in large part due to turning the ball in ...

Magi basketball brings tough defense, defeats St. Mary’s 79-51

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On a night where the Minot High School boys basketball team treated its fans to a shooting clinic, the Magicians’ final basket brought the loudest cheers. As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Minot junior guard Teagan Kinchen fired a corner 3-pointer. Kinchen’s basket in Minot’s ...

Minotauros mourn the death of Grantley Johnson

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Communities from across the region were deeply affected Friday after hearing about by the death of West Fargo native Grantley Johnson. Johnson, who inspired the handle #grantleystrong, was battling a second round of acute myeloblastic leukemia when he died late Thursday evening. Johnson was 7 ...

Minot’s Haley Conklin finishes 11th at Kim Lupo Memorial

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As seventh-grader Haley Conklin began her floor routine during Friday’s Kim Lupo Memorial, a smattering of adoring fans fervently chanted her name. Conklin, Minot’s lone gymnast this season, finished in 11th place in the all-around standings in Minot’s only home meet at Gymagic ...

Knights BBB survives OT scare from MLS, 65-63

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Pursuing a perfect 7-0 record against Class B District 12 opponents this regular season, the Our Redeemer's boys basketball team needed an extra four minutes on Thursday to complete its quest. The Knights (12-3) submitted its spot at the top of the District 12 standings with a 65-63 overtime ...

DLB GBB uses late rally, defeats Velva 58-48

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VELVA — A third-quarter surge made the difference for the Des Lacs-Burlington girls basketball team. DLB (13-6, 4-3 District 12) pulled away in the latter stages of Thursday’s Class B contest against Velva (9-9, 5-1 District 11). The Lakers outscored the Aggies 23-8 in the third quarter ...

St. Mary’s knocks off Majettes basketball 47-40

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The Minot High School girls basketball team fell 47-40 to Bismarck St. Mary's (9-7, 9-6 WDA) on Thursday in Minot. The Majettes (7-9, 7-8 WDA) looked to continue their winning ways after defeating TMCHS 71-37 in conference play on Feb 4. Both teams seemed shocked by each other's pressure ...