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Panthers see defensive battles at Northern Lights Field

The Rugby Panthers found themselves locked into pitching battles against regional opponents on their home diamond at Northern Lights Field April 29 and May 3. The Panthers held a 1-0 regional record going into the April 29 game against the North Star Bearcats, who had already faced three ...

‘Younger’ golfers fight wind, finish fourth at home tourney

A windy day gave Rugby High golfers a challenge on their home course Thursday, April 29. Still, many players met the challenge well and used the opportunity to learn, according to Panthers Coach Mike Santjer. “We have a lot of younger kids this year,” Santjer said of the team. “We ...

Rugby High trapshooters set sights on state

Rugby High’s trapshooting team has picked up right where they left off after the global COVID pandemic canceled their 2020 season. At their first official scoring week of the season late in April, the Rugby students each donned ear protection and safety gear before they took their ...

Panthers see records broken at Mariya Tate Bernhardt Meet

The Rugby Panthers took first and second place in girls’ and boys’ track and field events at a busy Mariya Tate Bernhardt Memorial meet at Johnsen Field in Rugby May 1. More than 30 schools from as close as Bottineau and Harvey to as far away as Beulah and Cass County met on the track, ...

More wins for Panthers at Southern McLean Invitational

The Rugby High Panthers continued their winning ways on the track and field at the Southern McLean Invitational meet held in Washburn April 24. JD Matehs finished with state-qualifying times in both the 100-meter, 39 inch hurdles and the 300-meter, 36 inch hurdles. Matehs placed first in both ...

Panthers notch win against region opponent

The Rugby Panthers notched their first region win on their home diamond April 26 when they defeated the Bottineau Braves 8-6. The Panthers leaped ahead and took a commanding lead in the first inning, scoring seven runs on multiple Bottineau errors. “We got off to a good start,” said ...

‘Good day for a meet’ for Panthers at Hazen

A trip to the Hazen Early Bird Invitational April 6 yielded first-place finishes for the Rugby Panthers track and field teams. The Panther girls saw a first-place finish in team points at the event in Hazen. Their coach, Bill Jansen, said the cool temperatures and light wind provided ideal ...

CNDC answers questions for Lady Panthers

If Rugby High School girls’ track and field coach Bill Jansen had any questions about how the future looked for their 2021 season, a first-place finish at the CNDC Indoor Invitational answered a few. “There’s a question mark as to who’s the competition and what kind of competition ...

Panthers have ‘a great day’ at CNDC

A year off from track and field did little to keep the Panther boys’ squad from winning their first meet of the season, held in the Minot State University Dome April 1. The team finished first in the Central North Dakota Conference Invitational over 10 other teams at the meet. “It was ...

Panthers prepare for ‘interesting’ season of track and field

After a season away from track and field, a lot has changed for the Rugby Panthers. “COVID hit us hard,” said Bill Jansen, who coached the Panther girls’ team to a state championship in 2019. “We won the title in 2019 and we were really set up to win it last year again. We had a ...