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LADIKA: Hello Minot! New, young sports reporter at your service

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My name is Ryan Ladika, and I am a sports reporter joining The Minot Daily News. I am elated to join a great group of people in such a nice city. Truth be told, I've never been to North Dakota before I accepted this job, and I already love the area. This is my first full-time gig in the ...

MSU men split home opening series with Mustangs

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On Saturday and Sunday, the Minot State men's and women's basketball teams were both in action for the first time this winter. Facing off against Southwest Minnesota State in the two-game set, the Beavers men's team earned a 66-61 victory at the Minot Dome, but then lost to the visiting ...

Vikings Cook absent after father’s death

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Running back Dalvin Cook is not practicing with the Minnesota Vikings this week, due to the death of his father. Two people with knowledge of the situation, speaking Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team did not announce a reason for his absence, confirmed ...

Winter sports back in session at MSU

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Minot State University will soon be resuming its winter sports schedule. On Jan. 2 and 3, the Beavers men's basketball team is scheduled to tip off its season by hosting the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs in a pair of weekend games at the MSU Dome. While Saturday's contest is slated for a ...

Paying homage to the fallen sports figures of 2020

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For most people in the world, the year of 2020 was marred by an ongoing global pandemic, a loss of wages and job security, as well as social unrest. The sports world also saw its share of terrible tragedy throughout the course of the last 365 days. In my view, the fatal helicopter crash that ...

NDSU men’s track and field signs Kaden Pastian, Mason Kindel

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North Dakota State University director of track and field and cross country Stevie Keller announced the addition of two North Dakota high school athletes to the 2021 men's recruiting class on Tuesday. Kaden Pastian, a thrower from Hillsboro/Central Valley High School, and Mason Kindel, a ...

Henry poised to repeat as NFL’s rushing leader

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has been running into lots of NFL records, and now he's a game away from joining another exclusive group. Only six men have led the NFL in rushing in consecutive seasons since the league went to a 16-game season, and no one has managed that feat since ...

Minot athlete, coach earn Special Olympic honors

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GRAND FORKS – A Minot athlete and a coach have been recognized for outstanding achievements by Special Olympics North Dakota. Brooke Vanzomeren, Minot, received the Female Athlete of the Year award. She has been involved with Special Olympics for at least 13 years. Vanzomeren competes in ...

Minot Indoor Cup kicking off in January

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The international sport of soccer will find its way to Minot this winter. From Jan. 8-10, 2021, the Magic City Legends plan to host the Minot Indoor Cup, a soccer tournament featuring up to 65 teams, with 45 of those teams coming from outside of the Minot area. The three-day event is ...

ON FOOTBALL: Playoff picture clears up — and muddles, too

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer If they're singing anything in Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Seattle, it could be "I Can See Clearly Now." All three took some big steps Sunday. As for the appropriate song in the AFC South and NFC East, try "Purple Haze." Or "Land Of Confusion." The ...

The holiday sports card collector

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Growing up in the 1980s and 90s, I remember the joy of receiving presents for Christmas. Whether it was a new bicycle or the latest video game, these presents brought me endless hours of entertainment. For this holiday season, I decided to indulge in a different present from my youth that I ...

Minot boys overwhelm Watford City 104-29

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The Minot High boys basketball team is now 4-0 following a 104-29 thrashing of the Watford City Wolves on Tuesday at the Rough Rider Center. The Magicians dominated the game in virtually every statistical category, and amassed a 60-11 lead by halftime. Minot then outscored Watford City 44-18 ...

NDSU comes up short in shootout at TCU, 89-82

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FORT WORTH, Texas – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team came up on the losing end of a high-scoring battle with TCU on Tuesday night, falling 89-82 at Schollmaier Arena. The contest saw 12 lead changes and seven ties. Bison sophomore Jarius Cook scored a career-high 22 points and ...

Hinton’s QB moment marked in Canton

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DENVER (AP) — Wide receiver Kendall Hinton’s start at quarterback for Denver may have been forgettable, but it's memorialized in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and on practice fields across the NFL. A half dozen teams sport a quarantined quarterback this month after the Broncos were forced ...

Minot High blanks Dickinson 4-0 at home

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On Monday night, the Minot Majettes won their second game of the season as they earned a 4-0 shutout over the Dickinson Midgets. Minot controlled the tempo of the game early on by applying heavy pressure with numerous shots on goal. With 2:01 to go in the first period, sophomore forward ...