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I am Jason Spain, former Head Soccer Coach at Minot State University and a former NCAA Division I head coach. I will be running the Sports Department at The Dakotan.

This sports section will focus on hard working, local athletes. We aim to have the latest standings and scores of all sports in North Dakota.

Our goal at the Dakotan is to tell the stories of North Dakota sports, not just the results, but also the work and the journey. Many stories will center around student athletes, but other stories might focus on someone else involved in the program – coaches, administrators, and support staff – anyone that inspires or impacts the lives of others in the sport. There are lots of amazing stories, and we want to tell them!

If you have a story idea, shoot me an email! jason.spain@stage.mydakotan.com

Sports

Minot State Women Drop NSIC Opener 

MSU Moorhead 57, Minot State 33  MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Kate Head scored 10 points and Jaime Skeggs had 10 more, but the Beavers fell to the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons 57-33 on the road Thursday in the NSIC opener for the Beavers.   Vilborg Jonsdottir added four assists and four steals for Minot…
December 2, 2022

Minot State men fall on road to host Minnesota State Moorhead 

MSU Moorhead 84, Minot State 63  MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The Minot State men's basketball team got a 43-point showing from the bench, but fell 84-63 to the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons on the road Thursday in NSIC play.  The Beavers (3-3 overall, 0-2 NSIC) had two players score in double figures,…
December 2, 2022

Thursday’s High School Girl’s Basketball 

Associated press scoreboard  Central Cass 60, Maple River 16  Devils Lake 63, Benson County 34  Drayton/Valley-Edinburg 60, Warwick 28  Grafton 59, East Grand Forks, Minn. 32  Hatton-Northwood 50, Oak Grove Lutheran 35  Hazen 38, New Salem-Almont 19  Kidder County 83, Barnes County North 11  Kindred 88, Richland 20  May-Port CG…
December 2, 2022

Iowa State pulls away from North Dakota 63-44 

By ANDREW LOGUE Associated Press  AMES, Iowa (AP) — Caleb Grill scored 16 points as No. 23 Iowa State shook off a sluggish first half and defeated North Dakota 63-44 on Wednesday night.  Grill connected on 4 of 5 3-point tries for the Cyclones (6-1), while the Fighting Hawks (5-4)…
December 1, 2022

MSU’s Storm Ravaged Bubble Rising 

Athletic oasis in winter  MINOT – Patched up and soon to be inflated, the bubble is expected to rise soon over the turf field at Herb Parker Stadium on the campus of Minot State University. Work was scheduled to begin on Monday of this week but, with uncooperative weather conditions,…
November 30, 2022

Tuesday's Scores 

The Associated Press  GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=  Carrington 49, Velva 31  Central Cass 63, Enderlin 31  Des Lacs-Burlington 36, Harvey-Wells County 35  Garrison 44, Surrey 32  Grant County/Mott-Regent 45, New Salem-Almont 25  Kenmare 61, Glenburn 30  Kindred 77, Tri-State 66  Linton/HMB 66, Strasburg-Zeeland 35  Maple River 62, Lisbon 41  May-Port CG…
November 30, 2022

Hockey Huge in Minot 

Over 600 in Hockey Boosters program  MINOT -- In their first year they can barely stand on skates. The Mites program, for kids age 4 and 5, offers an introduction to hockey. From there the Minot Hockey Boosters program offers plenty of chances to advance.  “We’ve got a little over…
November 29, 2022

Fighting Hawks Ousted from FCS Playoffs 

Weber State holds on to beat North Dakota   OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Josh Davis and Damon Bankston combined for 251 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Weber State held on to beat North Dakota 38-31 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs.  The Wildcats (10-2) will…
November 28, 2022

NDSU Bison Fall to Indiana State 

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Courvoisier McCauley's 30 points led Indiana State over North Dakota State 101-75 on Thursday night.  McCauley added five rebounds for the Sycamores (3-0). Cooper Neese scored 16 points while shooting 6 for 9, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc. Cameron Henry was 6…
November 18, 2022

North Dakota men defeat Elon 77-73 

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Mitchell Sueker had 15 points in North Dakota's 77-73 win over Elon on Thursday.  Sueker added nine rebounds and five assists for the Fightin' Hawks (2-2). Treysen Eaglestaff scored 15 points, going 6 of 10 (3 for 6 from distance). B.J. Omot recorded 12 points and…
November 18, 2022

NDSU Product Produces for Packers 

Christian Watson eager to flip script on his rookie season  By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer  GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson's decision to celebrate his first career touchdown catch with a backflip may have seemed unusual considering the injuries he already has suffered…
November 16, 2022

NDSU beats Southern Illinois 21-18 

Bison run for 2 TD’s in 4th quarter  CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Cam Miller and TaMerik Williams each ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as North Dakota State beat Southern Illinois 21-18 on Saturday.  North Dakota State (8-2, 6-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference), ranked fourth in the FCS…
November 14, 2022

UND Football Over South Dakota 28-19 

Schuster's 3 TDs lead Fighting Hawks  GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Schuster threw three straight touchdown passes to propel North Dakota to a 28-19 win over South Dakota in a Missouri Valley Conference battle Saturday.  Shuster hit Bo Belquist from two-yards out with 10 seconds left in the first…
November 14, 2022

Bison Men’s BB Falls 

Pacific posts 91-86 win over North Dakota State  FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Tyler Beard had 21 points in Pacific (CA)'s 91-86 victory over North Dakota State on Sunday night.  Beard added six steals for the Tigers (1-1). Donovan Williams added 17 points while shooting 7 for 14 (1 for 3…
November 14, 2022

Wilson leads No. 5 Kansas to 82-59 rout of North Dakota St 

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer  LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas did exactly what was expected of the nation's No. 5 team when the defending national champions played Omaha and North Dakota State to open the season: win in routs.  The stakes are about to get a whole lot higher…
November 11, 2022

Kalkbrenner leads No. 9 Creighton in 96-61 rout of N Dakota 

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After a flat performance in its opener, No. 9 Creighton looked like the team it was expected to be.  Ryan Kalkbrenner scored a career-high 24 points and the Bluejays finished off North Dakota early in a 96-61 rout on Thursday…
November 11, 2022

Election Day Voter Turnout

Polling sites busy MINOT – Activity appeared to be brisk at two polling locations in the city this Election Day, but the total number of voters filling out ballots won’t be known until after the polls close at 7 p.m. At mid-morning at the State Fair Center one poll worker…
November 8, 2022

Six Minot State soccer players earn All-NSIC honors 

Led by 1st-Teamers Kindred and de Boer   MINOT – Fresh off a playoff win Monday night, the Minot State soccer team racked up a slew of honors for their efforts this season as six Beavers were named to the NSIC All-Conference Team on Wednesday.   Leading the way for Minot State…
November 2, 2022

MSU Soccer Wins Playoff Game 

Next stop on the road  MINOT -- Minot State got a pair of goals from Hadlee Paxman in a 3-0 shutout win over Northern State Monday, Oct. 31st, at home at Herb Parker Stadium. The win boosted Minot State's record to 9-2-8 overall.   How it Happened   The Beavers broke the…
November 1, 2022

Minot State soccer’s Rebecca Storr Honored 

Named NSIC Defender of the Week   MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State soccer team continues to shut down opponents, and those efforts continue to earn the Beaver players awards.   After recording back-to-back shutouts on the road over the weekend, Minot State freshman defender Rebecca Storr was honored by the league…
October 18, 2022

Minot State Women’s Soccer Climbs in Poll 

Now ranked No. 8 in Central Region  MINOT – Riding a five-game win streak after a pair of home shutouts, the Minot State women’s soccer team climbed two places in the most recent United Soccer Coaches (USC) Central Region poll released this week.   Checking in two weeks ago at No. 10,…
October 13, 2022

Women’s Wrestling a First for MSU 

Minot State Kicks Off Inaugural Women’s Wrestling Season  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Women’s wrestling has come to Minot State University for the first time, with its official season having started Monday.  Brittney Mitchem, head coach for women’s wrestling at MSU, said men’s wrestling coach Evan Forde and MSU’s former athletic director…
October 11, 2022

Minot State’s Maddie Kindred named NSIC Goalie of Week 

Sets MSU shutout record  MINOT – A record-setting weekend and a pair of shutouts earned Maddie Kindred honors from the NSIC for the second time this season.  Kindred, who helped the Minot State soccer team score a pair of 1-0 wins over the weekend, was named the NSIC Goalkeeper of…
October 10, 2022

Minot to Host Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo 

Top rodeo cowboys, cowgirls at regional rodeo finals    Minot – The toughest, most talented men and women in the Badlands rodeo world will be in Minot this weekend.  And they’ll be competing at the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, to prove who’s the best of the best.  The circuit finals,…
October 10, 2022

MSU Volleyball Swept 

Mary defeated Minot State 25-23, 26-24, 25-13  BISMARCK - The Minot State volleyball team held leads late in the first two sets, but couldn't finish off the host Mary Marauders, falling 25-23, 26-24, 25-13 Tuesday at McDowell Activity Center in NSIC action.  The loss dropped Minot State's record to 0-16 overall…
October 5, 2022

Minot State Soccer Ranked 

No. 10 in current Central Region poll  MINOT – Riding a seven-game unbeaten streak and climbing to No. 2 in the current NSIC standings, the Minot State soccer team garnered recognition for its efforts this season earning a spot in the United Soccer Coaches Central Region poll this week.  The…
October 4, 2022

The Battle of the Beavers

 Match-up Returns to Herb Parker Stadium MINOT -- Sixty minutes wasn’t enough to decide the victor in last weekend’s battle between Minot State and Southwest Minnesota State. As the clock hit triple zero the Beavers and the Mustangs were knotted up at 20. Down 10 with just over 5 minutes…
September 30, 2022

Helicopter Homecoming 

Chopper on Football Field  Trinity Health’s First Response Air helicopter will deliver the game ball at the Minot High homecoming game Friday, September 30, at Minot High's Duane Carlson Stadium.   Here’s the schedule:  Helicopter lands at 6:55 p.m.  Landing on 50-yard line.  The flight crew will exit the helicopter,…
September 28, 2022

'Cowboy Town' Hosts NDRA Finals

Rodeo in Watford City WATFORD CITY--North Dakota Rodeo Association competition is fierce, yet the comradery and family are as genuine as the sunsets across the North Dakota plains. Watford City was home to the top contestants, their families, and fans this past weekend, Sept. 23-24, crowning state champions in each…
September 27, 2022

North Dakota State Football Wins on Road 

Rallies to beat South Dakota 34-17  VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Hunter Luepke rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns and top-ranked North Dakota State rallied in the second half to beat South Dakota 34-17 on Saturday.  Luepke, with 20 carries, had a pair of short TD runs in the second…
September 24, 2022

Southern Illinois tops North Dakota 

Baker throws 4 TDs  CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Nic Baker threw four touchdown passes to lead Southern Illinois to a 34-17 win over North Dakota on Saturday as the Salukis showed no letdown after knocking off Northwestern a week earlier.  Southern Illinois (2-2) scored on all four drives in the…
September 24, 2022

MSU Football Hits the Road 

Night Game Against SMSU  This past weekend the MSU Beavers fell to 0-3 on the season. A home loss to Wayne State University gives Minot State its third defeat in three games. Despite a 50-yard pass to open their first offensive procession, the Beavers could only muster 10 points against…
September 23, 2022

Former North Dakota Coach Dies 

Darrell Mudra, successful coach at all levels, dies at 93  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — College Football Hall of Fame coach Darrell Mudra, who won better than 70% of his games and two national championships in a career spanning the 1950s through the 1980s, has died.  The National Football Foundation announced…
September 22, 2022

Spainer’s picks -- week 5 

Spainer’s Record -- 18-2-1  Football:  Minot State vs. Southwest Minnesota State  Minot State has a very tough matchup with the Mustangs this Saturday.  The Mustangs come in 2-1 and looking for their third straight win.  SMSU will look to ground and pound the Beavers.  They have Jesse Sherwood who leads…
September 22, 2022

Minot State’s Maddie Kindred Goalie of the Week  

Pair of shutouts earns honor   MINOT – Minot State goalie Maddie Kindred turned aside every shot she faced over the weekend, and effort that helped the Beavers go unbeaten and earned the senior honors from the NSIC.   Monday, Kindred was named the NSIC Goalie of the Week for her two…
September 20, 2022

Minot State Football Drops Home Game 

Wayne State 49, Minot State 10  MINOT -- After trading scores early, the Minot State football team saw visiting Wayne State College open up the game with big plays en route to a 49-10 victory for the Wildcats at First Western Bank Field at Herb Parker Stadium for the first annual…
September 19, 2022

Soccer Tie for Minot State 

Beavers and Cougars play to scoreless tie  MINOT -- Minot State and Sioux Falls ended their NSIC soccer game in a 0-0 tie Sunday at First Western Bank Field at Herb Parker Stadium.  The Beavers, who wrapped up a four-game home-stand with the draw, now hold an overall record of 2-2-3 and…
September 19, 2022

Bison on the Road 

Arizona hosts perennial FCS power North Dakota State  North Dakota State (2-0) at Arizona (1-1), Saturday, 11 p.m. EDT (FS1)  Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.  Series record: First meeting.  WHAT'S AT STAKE?  North Dakota State has been the premier Football Championship Subdivision program for more than a decade,…
September 15, 2022

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

Beaver Football Seeks First Win

Philled In: Minot State vs Wayne State Preview  Minot State returned home from Sioux Falls, South Dakota last weekend with a tough road loss, dropping their record on the year to 0-2. The Beavers opened their season at home on the new First Western Bank and Trust turf field against…
September 15, 2022

Minot State Golf Results

Women's Golf Final Results  Tracy Lane Memorial  Bemidji Town and Country Club   Bemidji, MN   Dates: Sept. 12 - Sep 13  1 2 Team Scores   1  1 Minnesota State 315  326       641  +65    2  2 Winona State 317  332       649  +73    3  3 Concordia St. Paul 330  336       666  +90  …
September 14, 2022

Five to Hall for Minot State 

MSU to honor 1986 gymnastics team, Aberle, Dixon, Hanson, and Frantsvog  MINOT – The Minot State Athletic department will honor three legendary former student-athletes, a beloved professor who had a major impact on Beaver athletics, and one more standout Beaver team with induction into the Minot State Athletics Hall-of-Fame.  Former…
September 14, 2022

First Soccer Win for Minot State 

SCORE: Minot State 1, St. Cloud State 0  MINOT -- The Minot State Beavers gave head coach T.J. Perez career victory No. 1 on Sunday.   The Beavers scored early then hung on defensively to defeat the St. Cloud State Huskies 1-0 at First Western Bank Field at Herb Parker Stadium to…
September 12, 2022

Minot State Men’s Hockey Announces Schedule

MINOT, N.D. – The two-time ACHA National Champion Minot State men’s hockey team is ready to hit the ice for a run at a third Murdoch Cup as the season begins next weekend for the Beavers.  Minot State announced its 2022-23 schedule, which begins with the Beavers hosting Briercrest College…
September 8, 2022

New Foreman for Beaver Dam Construction

Meet MSU's Athletic Director School is back in session at Minot State, which means fall athletics is in full effect. MSU Football and MSU Soccer are slated to kick off their 2022 seasons at Herb Parker Stadium on the brand new First Western Bank and Trust turf field. New turf…
September 7, 2022

Roughrider Rodeo Finals

Labor Day Weekend tisa.peek@mydakotan.com PARSHALL-- Challenges have arisen all season for Roughrider Rodeo contestants. Whether it be recovering from last year’s drought to the spring storms, to an increase in fuel prices—nothing stopped contestants from putting their best ‘boot’ forward this past 2022 rodeo season. “Cowboys and cowgirls are resilient.…
September 6, 2022

Spainer’s picks week 3 

First two weeks: 6-1-1  Minot State Volleyball  Minot State Volleyball is off to a tough start at 0-7.  They have had a brutal schedule for a young team trying to create an identity.  We know volleyball is in the “Group of Death” Northern Sun Conference, and  the death march starts…
September 5, 2022

Close But Not Close Enough 

MSU Football Drops Opener  MINOT -- Despite falling 24-10 to Winona State, Minot State has clearly elevated the talent level of their football team.  Minot State was flying around the field and smashing away on Winona players at MSU’s Herb Parker Stadium this past Saturday.   Bigby and Cayko just…
September 4, 2022

The Hawks and Huskers 

Nebraska looking to bounce back against FCS North Dakota  By The Associated Press  North Dakota (0-0) at Nebraska (0-1), Saturday, 2:30 p.m.  (Big Ten Network)  Series record: Nebraska leads 1-0.  WHAT'S AT STAKE?  Nebraska desperately needs to bounce back after the 31-28 loss to Northwestern in Ireland ratcheted up the…
September 1, 2022

MSU Golf Teams Drop Opener

Maverick Invite Results of Minot State University men’s and women’s golf opener at the Faribault Golf Club in Faribault, Minnesota Aug. 29-30:  Men’s division  1 – 587, Minnesota State Mankato  2 – 598, Minnesota State Mankato(B)  3—605, University of Jamestown  4 – 619, North Central University  5 – 621, Minot…
August 31, 2022

Minot State Draw in Soccer Opener

Late goal leads to final score  SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Minot State women’s soccer team opened their 2022 season with a dramatic finish to earn a 1-1 draw at Black Hills State on Monday at Ronnie Theisz Field.   The Beavers next play their home opener against No. 14-ranked Emporia State…
August 30, 2022

Spainer's Picks

Minot State Soccer vs. Black Hills State    Minot State soccer playing is their opening game of the 2022 campaign.  The Yellowjackets are playing game 3. They are 0-2 but have had a couple games to work out the kinks. They played a year ago and the Yellowjackets gave the Beavers a…
August 29, 2022

Spainer's Picks

Opening Weekend in 11AA and 11A football   Bismarck St. Mary’s @ Minot High  Minot so badly wants to be Titletown of North Dakota. Their basketball sweep at state combined with boys swimming and diving and girls’ soccer was a huge step toward that goal. The Magicians will need to take…
August 25, 2022

Baseball Coach Hired at MSU

Minot State introduces Sam Boisner as Beavers new head baseball coach MINOT – The Beaver baseball program is moving forward under a new leader who brings plenty of experience in the NSIC with him to the diamond. Minot State’s Director of Athletics, Kevin Forde, is pleased to announce the hiring…
August 24, 2022

First Football Game for Minot North

A New Beginning  MINOT -- There has been much debate the past decade about whether Minot should have two high schools.  Well, on Monday afternoon at Duane Carlson Stadium the new Minot North Football team took on the Williston Coyotes.  Williston freshman defeated the Sentinels 20-7 on a very hot…
August 23, 2022

Frantsvog to MSU Hall of Fame

Minot State to induct Dean Frantsvog into Athletics Hall of Fame   MINOT – Honoring more than a decade of dedication and service to Minot State, Beaver Athletics is pleased to announce that Dean Frantsvog has been selected for induction into the Minot State Athletics Hall of Fame in the Honorary…
August 22, 2022

Parshall Cancels HS Football

Parshall Football Season Canceled  PARSHALL – Due to a limited number of players the Braves have canceled their high school football season. They were scheduled to host Tioga in their opening game Friday, August 19 but were forced to foreit, giving Tioga a 2-0 official win.  The remaining five games…
August 22, 2022

Workin' Out for Dollars

Bishop Ryan Awarded for Workout Efforts MINOT – High school athletes work hard every day during the school year to stay fit and healthy for their games. However, during the summer it can get hard to keep up that routine. That’s why Bravera Bank teamed up with Minot sports broadcaster…
August 19, 2022

Regina Defeats MSU Men

Trio of returners lead way for Minot State men in international tour contest at Regina   REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN – Minot State’s returners led the way Thursday night, August 18, for the Beavers, who got a jump-start on their 2022-23 season playing at the University of Regina in an international exhibition tour.  …
August 19, 2022

MSU Hires New Softball Coach

MINOT – The Beaver softball program has found its new leader. Minot State’s Director of Athletics, Kevin Forde, announced today that the Beavers have hired former University of Hawaii at Hilo assistant coach and player Bailey Gaspar as the new head coach for Minot State’s program.“I feel a bunch of…
August 15, 2022

U.S. Beats Sweden

US beats Sweden 3-2 to finish world junior group play 4-0EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Harvard forward Matthew Coronato scored twice and the defending champion United States held off Sweden 3-2 on Sunday night to finish 4-0 in Group B play in the world junior hockey championship.Brett Berard also scored for…
August 15, 2022

Tickets Now Available for Minot State Football, Soccer, Volleyball 

MINOT – Beaver fans, now is the time to buy your tickets so you do not miss a moment of thrilling Minot State action as season tickets and individual game tickets both are available for Beaver football, soccer, and volleyball.  Purchase your tickets online for the season, or for single…
August 9, 2022

Grandma is Building a Legacy

TWIN BUTTES -- “I’ve been a sponge my whole life, getting help from other horseman, ropers, competitors, you name it” explained Halliday, North Dakota barrel racer, Lynn Schaper. Making her mark this year in the North Dakota Rodeo Association (NDRA) as one of the top all around cowgirls. She is…
August 9, 2022

Bison Tackle Vies for Titans O-line

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans coach Mike Vrabel says Aaron Brewer is tougher than a $2 steak as the undrafted offensive lineman from Texas State tries to become Tennessee's new left guard.  Dillon Radunz is trying to prove he can make the…
August 2, 2022

MSU Hires Track Coach

Headline: Minot State adds former Olympian Greggmar Swift as new head track & field coach   MINOT, N.D. – The Beavers are pleased to announce the addition of a former Olympian as the new head of the Minot State track and field programs.  Minot State’s Director of Athletics Kevin Forde…
July 28, 2022

Headed to the Hall

MINOT – The Minot State Athletic Hall of Fame is set to grow with the addition of four new inductees.  Minot State Athletics and the Beaver Booster Club are pleased to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 which includes two-sport star student-athlete Jen Dixon, softball and volleyball, former…
July 28, 2022

MSU Baseball Coach Resigns

MINOT – Scott Eul, Minot State University head baseball coach, has resigned.   Minot State Director of Athletics Kevin Forde has announced that Eul is resigning to take over as the head coach for the University of Missouri-St. Louis Titans.   “Coach Eul has built an incredible tradition of success for the…
July 27, 2022

MSU Soccer Coach Resigns

Minot State women's soccer coach resigns
July 25, 2022

MSU Turf for Sale

MINOT – The new turf is hitting the ground at Herb Parker Stadium and will be ready for action when the Minot State football and soccer teams kick off their seasons in early September.  The project began Monday with the removal of the old turf and now Beaver fans can…
July 22, 2022

Minot State Basketball to Host Local Schools

MINOT – The Minot State Athletic Department, along with Beaver head men’s and women’s basketball coaches Matt Murken and Mike Brandt, are pleased to announce a series of special events coming this winter at the MSU Dome: The Minot State/High School Crossover Series.  On Saturdays, December 10, January 7, and…
July 22, 2022

Meet the New MSU AD

MINOT -- He’s a native North Dakotan who has arrived on the campus of Minot State University with an ambition to “raise all levels of success.” Kevin Forde was introduced Wednesday as the new athletic director, taking over the position vacated recently by Andy Carter.  MSU President Dr. Steven Shirley…
July 21, 2022

Sabre Dogs Done

MINOT – The dog days of summer are no more for the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs, Minot’s team in the now defunct Expedition League.   The Sabre Dogs finished their season with a remarkable 33-2 record and a league championship series win at Pierre, S. Dak., the only other remaining team…
July 18, 2022

Boy's Baseball Brings Big Money

MINOT — Merchants in Minot are preparing for a positive economic bump. This weekend a baseball tournament is projected to bring in half a million dollars for Minot businesses. The 2022 12U Cal Ripken State Tournament is scheduled for this weekend, July 14-17, where 12 teams of 12-year-old and under…
July 15, 2022

Minot State Football Adds Assistant

MINOT – Minot State head coach Mike Aldrich is pleased to introduce the team’s newest addition at assistant coach, Mike Famiglietti, a finalist for the Footballscoop Assistant Coach of The Year award in 2020-21. Famiglietti spent the last two seasons as a top assistant coach at Kansas Wesleyan, helping guide…
July 13, 2022

MSU to NBA

MINOT – The Minot State men’s basketball program is getting a shot in the NBA.   Former Beaver player Drake Jeffries has been invited to play for the Denver Nuggets and begin his professional career with the Nuggets summer-league team as part of the NBA 2K23 Sumer League.    Jeffries, who redshirted…
July 11, 2022

Dakota Classic Modified Tour Hits Minot

MINOT - Nodak Speedway hosted night two of the 2022 Dakota Classic Modified Tour Sunday. The tour brings some of the best IMCA Stock Car and Modified racers from across the country  to North Dakota as they compete in a six-night series of races across the Peace Garden State.   This…
July 11, 2022

They’re Fun to Watch

MINOT – Time and again the sound of “pull” was followed by a clay target being turned to dust. It was practice night for the South Prairie trapshooting team. “They’re fun to watch,” remarked Sarah Beckedahl, mother of a team member. Fresh off a dominating state championship performance, the Royals…
July 10, 2022

New MSU AD

Kevin Forde has been named the next Director of Athletics at Minot State University
July 6, 2022

Nodak Speedway Fourth of July Results 

MINOT – Nodak Speedway held their annual Fourth of July fireworks special Monday night as the Northern SportMods, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, and Western Renegade Wingless Sprints took to the track.  Feature Races Top 8 Finishers  Northern SportMods   1 – Darren Medler, Minot  2 – Gabriel Deschamp, Bottineau  3 –…
July 5, 2022

MSU Head Coach Resigns

MINOT – Minot State University head softball coach Nat Wagner has announced his resignation. This past season Wagner guided MSU softball to its most victories in the last seven seasons. Wagner, who just completed his third season as the head coach for the Beavers this spring, announced his resignation as…
July 5, 2022

Minot Metros Split With West Fargo

MINOT — The Minot Metros baseball team hosted West Fargo at Corbett Field for a doubleheader Friday. Both teams saw struggles and success in the twin bill as the Metros took game one 6-0, followed by West Fargo taking game two 13-0. The Metos quickly took control in the first…
July 2, 2022

Sabre Dogs Nab 24th Straight win, Outslug Red River 6-5 

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs continued their nearly perfect season Tuesday, defeating the Red River Pilots 6-5 in an extra inning Home Run Derby.  Neither team was able to find the scoreboard until the bottom of the 4th, when the Sabre Dogs got on the board without a hit as…
June 29, 2022

South Prairie State Champions – Again

HORACE — They made a bold statement at the start and kept it going until the last clay was broken. Make it consecutive Clay Target State Championships for South Prairie High School. All eyes were on defending state champion South Prairie from the time they arrived at the Shooting Park…
June 25, 2022

Nodak Speedway Father’s Day Results

Minot — Another beautiful Sunday night in Minot meant another night of racing for the Nodak Speedway. 54 racers celebrated Father’s Day at the racetrack with 15 in the Hobby Stock, 9 in the Stock Car, 9 in the Modified, 8 in the Sport Compact, and 13 in the Western…
June 20, 2022

Minot Vistas Bounce back, Defeat Moorhead 4-3

Minot — After going 1-3 in their last four games the Minot Vistas welcomed the Moorhead Blues to Corbett Field Saturday. The Vistas opened the scoring right away in the bottom of the 1st as a leadoff single by Morgan Nygaard and a walk by Kellan Burke set up the…
June 19, 2022

Minot Vistas Struggle Offensively, Fall to Fargo Post #2

MINOT — The Minot Vistas had their fair share of struggles as they fell to Fargo Post #2 2-0 Wednesday night at Corbett Field. Fargo’s 2 runs came in the 3rd inning on a string of three consecutive 2-out hits after a Vistas error. Fargo's starting pitcher Elias Harris was…
June 16, 2022

ND High School Rodeo: Providing a future in rodeo, life

BOWMAN — Once again, high school rodeo competitors from all over the state battled the elements of tough competition and weather at the North Dakota State High School Finals held June 9-12 in Bowman. The top four finalists after state finals in each event will go on to represent North…
June 15, 2022

Sensational South Prairie

MINOT — Stunning. Sensational. Record shattering. The South Prairie High School trapshooting team had the top 5 shooters in the Best of the West trapshoot conducted Saturday at the Minot Gun Club. Incredibly, after 24,000 clay targets were thrown for 238 shooters, South Prairie had three shooters tied for first…
June 13, 2022

Sabre Dogs Continue Winning Ways, Blank Pierre 7-0

MINOT — The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs extended their winning streak to 6 as they shutout Pierre for the second time this season 7-0. The Sabre Dogs got off to a slow start offensively as they were sat down in order in the 1st inning. The Dogs didn’t wait long…
June 9, 2022

Sabre Dogs Extend Win Streak to 5, Defeat Pierre 5-2

MINOT — Souris Valley Sabre Dogs continued their hot start to the season with a 5-2 over the Pierre Trappers on Tuesday. The Sabre Dogs offense had another fast start as they put together a 3-run first inning with a double from Hunter Delanoy and a single from Cody Muncy.…
June 8, 2022

Bull & Bronc Riders Saddled Up in St. Anthony

ST. ANTHONY — Elite bull and bronc riders came from afar for a chance to compete, and Mosbrucker Rodeo bulls and broncs performed at top levels at the 2nd Annual Rusty’s Saloon Bulls & Broncs event on June 4th in St. Anthony. The bull riding purse was $7,500, and there…
June 7, 2022

Horse Expo Arrives Galloping, Leaves Crowds Enlightened

MINOT — The North Dakota Horse Expo came in at a gallop and left crowds in the dust, amidst a star-studded lineup. Clinicians, demos, competitions, and horse-focused, jaw-dropping shows featuring skilled and entertaining horsemen, horsewoman, and their cast of equine partners filled the North Dakota State Fairgrounds June 3-5. Featured…
June 6, 2022

Sabre Dogs Stay Hot, Scorch Pierre 21-3

1 Thomas Gutierrez delivers a pitch during Saturday Win TH/TD MINOT — Another home game, another home win for the Sabre Dogs as they powered their way with 10 total runs off the Home Run alone breezing past Pierre 21-3 on Saturday. The offense started out with a lone run…
June 5, 2022

Sabre Dogs Return Home, Blanks Pierre 14-0

MINOT — The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs returned home after a brief two game road trip to Grand Forks as the Sabre Dogs Shutout Pierre 14-0 in 7 innings on Friday. The Dogs offense started right where they left off as three doubles drove in three of the four first…
June 4, 2022

ORCS Standout Hendrickson Signs with Minot State

MINOT — Our Redeemer’s Christian School triple sport standout Zachary Hendrickson signed a National Letter of Intent to Minot State University on Friday. Hendrickson was joined by his parents as he signed on with MSU’s Golf program. Hendrickson is coming off a 3rd place finish with a total score of…
June 3, 2022

Dream Catchers Kickoff 2022 Season

MINOT — Another baseball season has arrived in the Magic City, as the Dream Catchers got underway Thursday evening. Dream Catchers Baseball is a non-profit organization that provides children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities in the Minot area to play baseball at a pace suitable for their abilities.…
June 3, 2022

4-H Qualifying Horse Show & Open Horse Show

PARSHALL — The Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) sponsored a 4-H qualifying horse show in collaboration with the NDSU Extension Agency on Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation. “Horses help youth build lifelong leadership and relational skills. Their experiences with horses help them be successful in school and throughout their lives,” said…
June 2, 2022

Nodak Speedway Changes It Up for Memorial Day

MINOT — Nodak Speedway made some changes to cap off its Memorial Day Doubleheader as the Northern SportMods and IMCA Modifieds went racing without their roofs and ran a single car qualifying session before their heat races. There was plenty of action to be had to start the night as…
May 31, 2022

Nodak Speedway Sprints into Memorial Day Doubleheader

MINOT — The Nodak Speedway held the first leg of its Memorial Day Doubleheader Sunday night. Track volunteers worked nightly through the week to get the track closer to its “normal” conditions of a dry smooth racetrack. Mother nature was a big help this week with the multiple warm and…
May 30, 2022

Pair of Home Runs Power Sabre Dogs Past Red River

MINOT — The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs continued their opening weekend series with the Red River Pilots Saturday, capturing a 4-3 win. The Sabre Dogs used a familiar formula in the first as a single by Lewis Pelayo and a walk by David Demeter, set up Chris Monroe for a…
May 29, 2022

Sabre Dogs Start 2022 with Shutout Win

MINOT — Summer Collegiate baseball is back in Minot. The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs began their final season Friday with a shutout 9-0 win over the Red River Pilots from Grand Forks. It was an overall team win with lights out pitching and consistent offense. The Sabre Dogs started out…
May 28, 2022

Scheels Complex Improvements

MINOT — The Minot Park District, along with the Magic City Girls Fast Pitch, announced new improvements to what has been known as the South Hill Complex and celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. Some of the improvements will include a new press box, better locker rooms, renovated bathrooms,…
May 25, 2022

Surrey Headed to State

MINOT — The Surrey Mustangs secured their ticket to Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo Tuesday for the State Class B Baseball Tournament defeating Bishop Ryan 7-4. The Mustangs got another quality start on the mound from senior Wyatt Fimreite tossing 5 shutout innings before handing the ball off to Freshman…
May 25, 2022

ND Junior High Rodeo Contestants Georgia Bound

BOWMAN — Junior High rodeo contestants came to decide their own fate, breaking records and solidifying top qualifiers to earn a spot on the National Junior High rodeo team representing North Dakota heading to Perry, Georgia June 19 through June 25, 2022. “Keep following one course until success follows. Whenever…
May 25, 2022

Mustangs Clinch Region Championship Berth

MINOT — The Surrey Mustangs cliched a spot into the Region Six Baseball Championship Monday backed by a strong start by Senior Pitcher Kekoa Munos. Munos kept Velva batters at bay, tossing four no-hit innings, allowing two base runners on walks in the first and second innings. Velva Senior First…
May 24, 2022

NODAK Speedway Kicks Off 2022 Season

MINOT — It only took three weeks, but mother nature decided to play along and let the NODAK Speedway kick off the 2022 dirt racing season Sunday. All five of the speedways regular car classes and drivers took to the track. The April blizzard and recent rain made track preparation…
May 23, 2022

Strong Winds Didn’t Slow Down High School Rodeo Competitors

BISMARCK — The strong winds this past weekend did not slow down the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) competitors. “Being a part of the NHSRA, the world’s largest rodeo association is special. I compete in the tie-down, steer wrestling & team roping. Each event is unique down to the…
May 18, 2022

Horse & Culture Lovers Unite

MINOT — The North Dakota Horse Expo is an educational event featuring everything equine. Lectures, live demonstrations, shopping, youth events, wagon rides, clinics, “Equi-ganza!” and door prizes! The ND Horse Expo is hosted by the non-profit volunteer group, the North Dakota Equine Association, at the State Fair Center in Minot…
May 13, 2022

BESPYS: A Red-Carpet Night for the Beavers

MINOT — The theme for the night on May 2 was Dress to Impress for Minot State Athletics. Athletes walked the red carpet and got their photo taken by athletics photographer Sean Arbaut. Filling up the MSU Dome floor was every team on campus dressed up for the annual BESPYS,…
May 8, 2022

Sunnyside Superheroes take on 5k

MINOT — When you ask someone what the definition of a superhero is, you usually get an answer that would include someone with special powers like Batman or Captain America. If you were to ask Sara Medalen however, she would tell you that the kids she works with every day at…
May 7, 2022

Minot State Athletics put on Mental Health Panel

It’s been an entire month of planning and coordinating, but this last weekend all the hard work came to fruition. This past Tuesday, April 26, the Minot State Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Diversity and Inclusion Council put on a mental health panel for the more than 400…
May 1, 2022

Waiting for the call

For NFL fans second only to the Super Bowl, the biggest day of the year is the NFL Draft. It is an opportunity for teams at the bottom of the league to land the next franchise cornerstone player and pull them out of purgatory and for teams that made the…
April 24, 2022

AIM Hits the Target

WASHBURN — There's never too much snow to go fishing. Just ask any of the hardy competitors in the AIM Weekend Walleye Series that kicks off April 24 at Graner Bottoms on the Missouri River below Bismarck. Fishing is about having fun, and for AIM anglers that includes competing against…
April 18, 2022

Melting Pot of Minot State Athletics

Entering the 2021-2022 school year there were 14 athletic teams on the campus of Minot State University. Next fall the 15th team in Women’s Wrestling will join MSU Athletics. Excluding Women’s Wrestling since their roster is not yet finalized as they continue starting the program, there is only one team…
April 17, 2022

North Dakota Winter Show Junior High Rodeo Kicks Off Spring Season

VALLEY CITY — Junior High rodeo contestants from around the state gathered this past weekend, April 8-10 in Valley City for the kickoff to their spring rodeo season. A total of 375 runs and rides were made in thirteen different rodeo events. 94 contestants, their horses, and families took part…
April 13, 2022

Game and Fish Briefs

Paddlefish Snagging Season Opens May 1 North Dakota’s paddlefish season opens May 1, and tags are only available for purchase online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov, and during normal business hours at Game and Fish offices in Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston. Snaggers buying tags online should plan accordingly and…
April 11, 2022

Student Athletes Come Together to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Very few communities are as diverse as the athletic community on a college campus. When you add the addition of Minot State’s higher than most international student population, MSU Athletics is one of the most community of people. From players to coaches all the way up to the athletic offices,…
April 10, 2022

Riding into Minot

MINOT — “Rodeo Minot is an awesome opportunity to keep rodeo and performance horse jackpots alive during the winter. This event keeps it local and keeps our industry thriving,” Kalsey Kronberg, roping announcer/secretary from Keene stated. Korral Supply hosted its 2nd Annual ‘Shootout’ Open Ladies Breakaway Roping and Team Roping…
April 4, 2022

Changes on College Campus with Name, Image, and Likeness

Very few divisive topics have hit centered stage more in college athletics than allowing players to receive financial compensation for their play. For years the NCAA has argued that paying players transcends the athletes from amateurs to professionals. This has changed with the new Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rule…
April 3, 2022

Director of Fun

Fans of Minot State Men’s and Women’s Hockey will recognize him as the voice of Beaver Hockey and anyone who follows MSU Baseball knows he ended his career in the record books. Celestino “Sal” Rodriguez finished his playing days on the baseball diamond as Minot State’s all-time leader in homeruns.…
March 27, 2022

Bass Bracket Fishing

March Madness on the Water STANTON – A bass fishing version of bracketology was introduced at Nelson Lake this month. And what fun it was! The event was the culmination of a winter fishing circuit conducted by bass fishing enthusiasts of the Badlands Bass Bandits, a fishing club that made…
March 27, 2022

Student Archer Showcase

NASP Stages State Final MINOT — The parking lot was filled with cars. The hallways were packed with moms and dads, relatives, and participants. Welcome to the National Archery in the Schools Program State Finals staged at the State Fair Center under the direction of the North Dakota Game and…
March 20, 2022

New Face of the Beaver Defense

With spring break coming to a close, spring practices for the Beaver Football team are just getting started. Over the next month, the Beavers are allotted 14 practices and 1 spring game for offseason training. Football, unlike the rest of college athletics, is very restricted and limited in the amount…
March 20, 2022

Boat Ramp Troubles

Lake Sakakawea’s Emerging Problem RIVERDALE — It has an ugly look to it, boat ramps on Lake Sakakawea ending in the mud or water too shallow to launch a boat. Adding to the low water woes is that there seems little likelihood of rescue by usual spring runoff to raise…
March 15, 2022

Fish House Removal

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds all ice anglers to use caution as the spring melt begins to get underway.
March 14, 2022

This is College Baseball

Minot State Baseball has been predicted to finish as one of the top teams in the NSIC this spring and deservedly so. The Beavers return of 30 veteran players from last year’s team, that went 22-12 in conference play. Experience is key for this Beaver team with many of whom…
March 13, 2022

Rodeo Minot: Success Comes from Behind the Chutes

For ten days in April, All Seasons Arena in Minot trades in ice for dirt. The dust, the mud, the broncs, and the bulls show up April 1-10, bringing action-packed rodeos and performance horse events including: equine clinics, team roping and the fastest horses in the region attending the ‘High…
March 13, 2022

Step into the Outdoors

State Parks Hiking Challenge BISMARCK — It is a terrific way to step into some of the most scenic places in all of North Dakota, enjoy some quality family time, and reap the health benefits of hiking in the outdoors. North Dakota State Parks has brought back it’s Hiking Challenge…
March 13, 2022

Headed to the Hall

National Honor for Minot Official MINOT — A Minot man has achieved the highest honor possible for his profession. Jeff Risk will be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held July 1 in San Antonio, Texas by the National Federation of State High…
March 12, 2022

Philled In: Mental Game

Sports are athletes' escape from the world. For me stepping on the football field, the basketball court, or the baseball diamond was an opportunity to block out reality for an hour or so. Seeing athletes playing their respective sports is where I have seen many at their happiest. It never…
March 6, 2022

Sports Scores

Saturday Results State Hockey Girls 5th place Jamestown 2 / Mandan 1 OT 3rd Place West Fargo 4 / Bismarck 3 OT Championship Fargo North-South 2 / Fargo Davies 1 Boys 5th Place Jamestown 4 / Mandan 2 3rd Place Fargo South-Shanley 6 / West Fargo Sheyenne 0 District 12…
February 27, 2022

A City on the Ice

Smiles and Fun on Lake Audubon COLEHARBOR — Her smile was wider than the icehouse door she had just opened. Avery Geiger, 8, Mandan, proudly brought a perch to weigh-in headquarters shortly after 10 a.m., the starting time for the annual Bis-Man Reel & Rec Ice Fishing Derby. It wasn’t…
February 27, 2022

Hooked on Helping

Muskie Anglers Make a Difference FARGO — The room was filled with excellent fishermen. As such, only the reckless told tales of catching monster fish, many of them, some too long to measure. Ah, it is best to know and respect your audience. A boastful angler expecting praise or a…
February 20, 2022

Sports Scores

Saturday Results Boys WDA Hockey Tournament State Qualifiers #2 Minot 3 #4 Bismarck 0 Minot W3 seed @ State Tournament #9 Mandan 3 #7 Bottineau-Rugby 1 Mandan W4 Seed @ State Tournament Championship #1 Jamestown 3 #3 Bismarck Legacy 0 State Wrestling Individual Placements for MHS and Bishop Ryan Minot High…
February 19, 2022

Eight Kenmare Wrestlers Qualify for State

KENMARE — Eight high school wrestlers will represent the Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central Honkers in the state Class B Wrestling Tournament including two wrestlers seeded second and third in the tournament. Everyone of them has a shot of placing, according to their head coach. Danny Mogren, who has been at the helm…
February 17, 2022

Honkers Off to State Class B

KENMARE – For the first time in 19 years, a Kenmare-based wrestling team is going to the state Class B Wrestling Tournament. Co-oping with Bowbells and Burke Central, the Honkers open the tournament against the No. 1 Lisbon Broncos. Head coach Danny Mogren was in his first year as head…
February 16, 2022

A Perfect Release

Student archers take aim in Garrison  GARRISON — A patient instructor was helping a young archer determine the proper aiming point. Moments later the light swish of a released bowstring and flight of an arrow was followed by the distinctive thunk of a target being struck. Young archers were eagerly…
February 13, 2022

MSU Hockey Knocks off Liberty in Weekend Series 

Men’s Beaver Hockey kept the train rolling with two more wins against a ranked opponent this past weekend.   No. 3 ranked Liberty welcomed Minot State into Lynchburg, Virginia on Saturday boasting a 17-8 record looking to better it by two games.   With the hosts starting things off, the Beavers began…
February 7, 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

"Holesome" Fun on Devils Lake 

Annual event attracts thousands  DEVILS LAKE — If you drill them, they will come. My oh my, did they ever — thousands of them.  About 5,500 holes were drilled through the ice on 6-Mile Bay in advance of several thousand ice anglers eager to try their luck at enticing northern…
January 30, 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

Bike Racing, North Dakota Style

Annual Flakes of Fury Race on Jan. 22 Not all bicycling enthusiasts have their gear in winter storage, and the Flakes of Fury Fat Tire Bike Race is one good reason they don’t.   The 10.5-mile race, slated for Jan. 22 at Fort Stevenson State Park three miles south of Garrison,…
January 14, 2022

Derby Day at Lake Darling 

Ice Fishing for a Cause FOXHOLM – Neither blowing snow that caused white-out conditions, nor sub-zero temperatures and wicked windchills, could keep a dedicated group of hardy ice anglers from participating in the annual ice fishing derby held at Lake Darling.   Despite less-than-ideal conditions, nearly all the 50 registered 2-person…
January 14, 2022

Hardwater Action

Ice Angler Shares the Fun COLEHARBOR–It may be hard to explain but the experience is a blast, particularly when a plan comes together.  Theopolis Toliver, Minot, thoroughly enjoys ice fishing and helping others share in the fun. On Lake Audubon recently Toliver was having some early success catching smallmouth bass.…
January 13, 2022

Counting Casts 

Weird, but works  Here’s an angle to angling that is almost too quirky to admit. I am a cast counter.   No, I am not looking for any therapy or support group to help me with what many consider to be a weird problem. I like doing it and will continue…
January 9, 2022

Sharp Shooting and Fast Horses

ND Mounted Shooters keeping it ‘Old School’  Equine mounted shooting is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports in the country. While riding a horse, contestants compete in this fast-action timed event, using two .45-caliber single-action revolvers loaded with five rounds of blank ammunition. Following a variety of patterns, while…
January 8, 2022

Burgum, Gianforte Stake Friendly Wager on NDSU and Montana State Game

BISMARCK – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte have staked a friendly wager on Saturday’s NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) title game between the Montana State University Bobcats and the North Dakota State University Bison, who are vying for their ninth national title since 2011. The…
January 6, 2022

Hoeven, Daines Make Friendly Wager on Bison-Bobcat Matchup

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Senator John Hoeven this week agreed to a friendly wager with Montana Senator Steve Daines ahead of the FCS National Championship game in Frisco, Texas, this weekend.   On Saturday, January 8, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison will take on the Montana State University (MSU) Bobcats at Toyota…
January 5, 2022

Roughrider Poker Tour Crowns North Dakota State Poker Champ  

West Fargo man takes top prize for the second time in three years   BISMARCK—Josh Dahlstrom, West Fargo, captured the North Dakota State Poker Title in Bismarck on Sunday, Jan. 2. Dahlstrom has now won the title two out of the last three years.   The critical point for Dahlstrom occurred when…
January 4, 2022

MAFB Curling League Ramping Up  

First night is January 4  Curling is one of those sports that creates conversation. Mention curling to those who have not participated, and you will often hear remarks like, “I really don’t understand curling,” or “it doesn’t make a lot of sense.” Those who have picked up the broom and slid the curling rock down…
January 1, 2022

Top ND Poker Players Descend on Bismarck

ND State Poker Title Tournament this weekend  BISMARCK—Over New Year’s weekend, Bismarck will play host to the North Dakota State Poker Title Tournament. Every year this tournament, the biggest poker tournament in North Dakota, draws more than 700 poker players from across all of North Dakota, as well as Montana and…
December 29, 2021

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

Outdoor Activities in Minot

MINOT—Winter weather can make for a good excuse to stay inside, but the snow and ice can also provide some worthwhile activities outside.  During the winter, the park district maintains four outdoor rinks for skating, hockey, or just learning at Polaris Park, Roosevelt and Perkett Schools, and Corbett Field. All will be open soon, depending on the temperature.   “With the nice weather, it…
December 16, 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

True Grit

Adaptive Sports Replace Boring Therapy MINOT—My day at the YMCA was done. My pool workout was over, and I was headed home. Distracted a bit by a friend saying hello on her way into the YMCA, I turned back toward the doors leading into the parking lot and found myself…
December 13, 2021

Bass Bandits Select 2022 Tourneys 

Innovations Announced  BISMARCK – Less is more. Although the Badlands Bass Bandits will be cutting their tournament series from nine to six for 2022, it is hoped to increase participation in the circuit and also allow for a major event.  For the first time ever, the state will host an open bass fishing tournament that…
December 9, 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

High-Tech Indoor Golf Experience Comes to Minot

X-Golf provides cutting-edge golf simulator technology MINOT—With winter weather right around the corner, many golfers may see no other option than to put away their bags until spring rolls around again. But the arrival of X-Golf brings the latest in indoor golf experience to Minot and the surrounding area.   According to Silas Sneed, franchise…
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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