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Spainer’s Picks Week 4  

Spainer’s Record 12-2-1  Football:  Minot State vs. Wayne State  Minot State is trying to recover from a tough road loss at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Starting quarterback Dawson Macleary was knocked from the game early and Minot could not overcome the loss at that position.  The defense played well considering…
September 15, 2022

A North Dakota Legacy x3 

The community of Minot has benefited from Minot State University in many ways.  Some of the benefits are long lasting residual over the years.  The stories of Rick Hedberg, Kevin Bohl, and Chris Lamoureux  are intertwined and have had a lasting impact on the Minot community.  The three each had…
February 3, 2022

Carpe Diem or Seize the Day

Occasionally, a special person comes along that changes the world in an amazing way.  Palmer Thompson is just that person.    Palmer was born with spina bifida, it is a birth defect in which there is an incomplete closing of the spine and the membranes around the spine during early development…
January 23, 2022

A Coach’s Christmas Dream

What does a coach want for Christmas?  I think a dream recruit that changes your program forever would be an ideal gift for any coach.  Coaches are always looking for that once-in-a-generation recruit that can change their program and possibly get them their next contract.  What would the perfect recruit look…
December 25, 2021

MHS Soccer Coach Done

Bachmeier quits to spend more with family MINOT—Creighton Bachmeier was hired eight years ago to lead the Minot High School boys’ soccer team. He led Minot to eight straight state tournament appearances.  This past fall there was 10 former Minot High boys’ soccer players playing collegiate soccer. A clear sign of a…
December 13, 2021

Minot Soccer Player Looking to Go Pro! 

A former North Dakota Girls’ Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year and Minot High School and Minot State University graduate has her sights set on going pro.  Sofia Lewis says she is looking to take her talents to Europe to play soccer professionally. She says her dream would be to play in Spain, where she can immerse herself in…
December 9, 2021

Triple Threat in Minot 

Zach Hendrickson excels in multiple sports MINOT—In an age where many athletes focus their energy into one main sport, seeing an athlete who excels in three separate sports is increasingly rare.  However, 18-year-old Zach Hendrickson of Minot is one of those rarities.   Hendrickson plays basketball and golf for Our Redeemers Christian…
December 2, 2021

What I'm Thankful for has Changed Over the Years

When I was little, I loved Thanksgiving. We would always travel to my grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving – Nana and Papa as we called them.  I looked forward to seeing them and my cousins – all three of them were older than me:  Shauna, Eric, and Todd.  I always thought Todd was the coolest person in the world.…
November 25, 2021

Minot's Own "Coach Carter"

I have been gone a few years since being the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Minot State University.  I am back in Minot now and wanted to tell a story about Minot State athletics that many may not know.  There is a considerable amount of “winning” going on within the…
November 24, 2021
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