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Des Lacs-Burlington and Velva each kick off their own Class 11A playoff game starting today.

Class 11A football playoffs first round overview

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The North Dakota Class A football playoffs get underway today with eight games across the state. Here is a look at the first-round matchups. No. 1 Hillsboro/Central Valley (8-0) vs. Westhope/Newburg/Glenburn (5-3) At Central Valley High School, 2 p.m. Notable win: HCV def. ...

MSU volleyball swept by No. 5 Minnesota Duluth

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DULUTH, Minn. - The Minot State women’s volleyball team fell to No. 5 Minnesota Duluth in three sets (16-25, 9-25, 9-25) in Duluth, Minn. on Friday night. The loss drops the Beavers to 4-17 (0-12 NSIC) while the Bulldogs improve to 18-2 (11-1 NSIC) on the season. Emily Falldorf led the ...

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Minot's Austin Dollimer (12) tries to control the puck in Bismarck's zone. Photos courtesy of Steve Silseth.

Minotauros can’t convert chances in 4-1 loss to Bismarck

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Despite having a 20-7 shot advantage the first two periods, the Minot Minotauros couldn’t find a way to grind out a win over the Bismarck Bobcats Thursday, dropping a 4-1 contest at Maysa Arena. Minot outshot the Bobcats 25-15 in the game. With the loss, the Minotauros lost their fourth ...

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Minot State guard Madison Wald (3) drives to the lane during a women's college basketball game last season at the MSU Dome.  Photos courtesy of Sean Arbaut/Minot State athletics

Graupe hoping MSU women’s hoops will ‘surprise’ in 2017

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Last season, the Minot State women’s basketball team was depleted by injuries. The often shorthanded Beavers struggled to a 4-25 record, by far their worst in the Division II era. Shortly after the year ended, longtime MSU coach Sheila Green Gerding stepped away from the program after ...

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Minot High's Creighton Rudolph (17) throws a pass downfield during a high school football game Wednesday at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot. Photo courtesy of Sean Arbaut.

Trivial beatdown

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There wasn’t much to play for Wednesday night, as the Minot High School football team was already guaranteed its 21st consecutive playoff appearance and locked into the No. 3 seed out of the West Region. But, on senior night, the Magicians (6-3, 4-2 WDA) still wanted to put on a worthy ...

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Minot High's Elise Klein (4) goes for a kill during a high school volleyball match Tuesday at Minot High.

Century spoils

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Minot senior Kali Askvig couldn’t help but chuckle and shake her head in disbelief after witnessing fellow teammate Morgan Theis narrowly avoid getting a gruesome bruise. Theis, lying on the court after a kill attempt by Century’s Lauren Ware knocked her off her feet, was left helpless ...

Bean, Kreutz open with 76 at Ichabod Invitational

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Minot State golfers Matthew Bean and Matthew Kreutz each fired an opening round 76 on day one of the Ichabod Invitational hosted by Washburn on Monday at the Topeka Country Club. Bean and Kreutz are tied for 25th overall in the individual standings after carding five-over par ...

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Minot State’s Angela Lothspeich (15) skates in front of her bench in a game against Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sunday afternoon at Maysa Arena in Minot.

Rinse and repeat

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After a pair of unpleasant defeats to the University of Minnesota to start the season, the Minot State women’s hockey club found its scoring touch this weekend with 14 goals across two games. The Beavers (2-2) skated past the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Saturday 7-3 and then hit ...

MSU women’s soccer extends streak to six

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WINONA, Minn. – The Minot State women’s soccer team extended their season-long winning streak to six matches after a 4-1 victory at Winona State on Sunday afternoon. The win improves the Beavers to 9-4-1 (8-3 NSIC) on the season while the Warriors drop to 7-6-1 (6-4-1 NSIC). Minot State ...

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Bemidji State quarterback Jordan Hein (7) takes off for a 42-yard touchdown in the first quarter Saturday afternoon against Minot State at Herb Parker Stadium.

Beavers bashed

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A halfback pass for a touchdown offered hope, as the Minot State football team clawed back to within 12 points on the perfectly executed trick play. But, the Bemidji State Beavers bunkered down and shut out their Beaver counterparts in the second half for a decisive 40-14 victory at Herb ...

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Beach junior linebacker Jared Wojahn (85) chases after TGU quarterback Garrett Bailey (10) on Saturday in the opening game of the 9-man football playoffs.

Buccaneers run all over TGU in 9-man playoff opener

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BEACH — The Beach High School football team wrapped up its fourth playoff victory in school history early on against visiting Towner-Granville-Upham on Saturday in the opening round of the 9-man playoffs. Buccaneers senior quarterback Josiah Orluck and junior running back Clay Mattern each ...

Minot High soccer claims fifth at state

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JAMESTOWN — The Minot High School boys soccer team got a little revenge en route to a fifth-place finish at the state tournament. The Magicians (13-6-1) got goals from Nicolas Pecoraro and Noah Schmidt on Saturday to take down Century, 2-1, in Jamestown on the final day of the state ...