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KOTTSICK: Think spring, think golf

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I am keeping my golf clubs crossed and hoping for an early start to the golf season. After the flood of 2011, the city and the golf course have been on a roller coaster. With the help of Minot Junior Golf and the Minot Park District Souris Valley was put back together and the Wee Links was ...

MSU softball picks up first win

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LAS VEGAS — The Minot State softball team capped its season-opening trip to Las Vegas for the Desert Stinger Tournament with its first victoy on Sunday. The Beavers (1-2) topped Cal State Monterey Bay on a walk-off sacrifice fly to left field by Karlee Coughlin to plate Julia Suchan in the ...

Skellenger, Krueger break records at Bison Open

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By Daily News Staff sports@minotdailynews.com FARGO — Two more Minot State track and field Division II era records fell on Saturday at the Bison Open in Fargo. Distance runner Leo Skellenger, who broke MSU’s DII record for the 5,000-meter run last week at the University of North ...

Halftime adjustment

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Written on the white board at halftime were various things that only required the Beavers to put forth some effort, like winning 50/50 balls, rebounding, communicating or simply playing with passion. The Minot State women’s basketball team struggled to do all of those things in the first ...

Undersized Lions topple the Titans, 48-38

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In a game where their opponent had the height advantage, it was the Lions who stood tall when it mattered the most. The Bishop Ryan boys basketball team put its heart on full display Saturday afternoon at the Lions’ Den against a Dickinson Trinity team whose shortest starter measured just ...

MSU men surrender 18-point lead, fall to Wayne State

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The Minot State men’s basketball team appeared well on its way to a convincing win Saturday over Wayne State. How quickly things can change. Holding an 18-point lead with a little over 13 minutes remaining, the Beavers' dam began to leak as the chirping from Wayne State head coach Jeff ...

Majettes hockey suffers close loss to Dickinson, 2-1

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Although the puck hardly ventured to Minot’s side of the ice, Dickinson made it count when it did. The Majettes (8-11-0, 6-11-0 N.D. League) were plagued by missed opportunities and fell to the Midgets (9-8-0, 7-6-0 N.D. League), 2-1, despite leading the shots on goal, 32-14, Saturday at ...

Ryan girls basketball falls on Senior Day, 51-47

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After holding off Dickinson Trinity nearly all afternoon, the Titans finally got the best of the Lions. The Bishop Ryan girls basketball (7-11, 4-3 District 12) team fell a few shots short of a happy ending on Saturday’s Senior Day game against the Titans (12-5, 7-1 District 7). The Lions ...

Lions wrestling takes first at Region 3 dual

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GRENORA – The Bishop Ryan wrestling team emerged from the pack on Saturday, taking home first place at the Region 3 duals. The Lions needed every last point in their championship dual against Velva, as they bested the Aggies by a slim margin of 38-33. Trailing 30-26 with just three ...

Pulling out a close one

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The Minot State men’s basketball team had been in this position before. Frankly, too many times this season. Leading in the final minutes Friday evening against Augustana (13-8, 9-6 NSIC), the Beavers (10-14, 5-10 NSIC) weren’t going to let another close game slip through their fingers. ...

MSU women hang with zone-heavy Augustana, but upset denied

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Keeping with recent tradition, the Minot State women’s basketball team took another game right to the buzzer. The Beavers (9-12, 4-11 NSIC), riding a two-game winning streak, had NSIC South leaders Augustana (19-5, 11-4 NSIC) sweating it out Friday evening, but MSU couldn’t quite pull off ...

Magi put on a show against St. Mary’s in Pink Night win, 91-61

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Even when the Magicians played defense on themselves, they still found ways to score. After crossing over his defender, Minot High guard Deonte’ Martinez attacked the rim in the second half of the Magi’s home game against Bismarck St. Mary’s on Friday. As expected, the sophomore was met ...

Youthful Majettes host only home meet of the season

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Even without a full team, the young Minot High School gymnasts brought energy and heart to the Kim Lupo Memorial Meet Friday at Gymagic. Defending state champions Dickinson High School took home first place with a team score of 144.250 followed by Jamestown with 136.950 and Grand Forks with ...

Will delivers, gives MSU wrestling 25-20 win

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ABERDEEN, SD – The Minot State wrestling team (3-9, 1-6 NSIC) stood its ground and escaped Aberdeen with a statement win on Friday, narrowly defeating No. 25-ranked Northern State (6-4, 3-4 NSIC) by a score of 25-20 for its first conference win of the season. After collecting on an open win ...

Heading in the right direction

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Bouncing off Becca Tschetter’s head and into the waiting arms of Allie Nelson for a layup, it looked like the pinked out Majettes had luck on their side. The fortunate deflection had the Minot High School girls basketball team leading, 52-51, with 2:22 remaining against Bismarck St. ...

Passa comes up big in 42-29 win over DLB

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BURLINGTON — When the game is on the line, feed the ball to Emma Passa. That’s the strategy the Velva girls basketball team (16-2, 4-2 District 11) implemented down the stretch on Thursday as they attempted to walk out of Burlington with a win against a determined Lakers squad (14-4, 6-1 ...

MHS overcomes cold weather woes in duel against Bismarck High

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Two days spent out of the water can feel like a lifetime during the middle of the season, but the Minot High School boys swimming and diving team handled it well when they returned to the pool Thursday for a duel against Bismarck High. The Magicians were victorious, 158-28. Due to the extreme ...

Effertz paying off

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Opposing coaches can’t help but ask Minot State hockey head coach Wade Regier who the masked man patrolling the net and halting any would-be scorers is. He has good awareness. He has a strong glove hand. He’s composed. And he’s only a sophomore. Effertz, 22, has emerged as a certified ...