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Panthers take districts, head for regionals in Minot

When the Rugby Panthers took their home court in Charlie Hanneman Gym for the District 11 Championship Tournament Feb. 11 through 13, they started a new season of play from scratch. Although the Panthers enjoyed the advantage of a home venue and the number one seed because of their regular ...

Bottineau-Rugby Braves take Mandan in 8-0 shut out

An 8-0 shutout at Rugby’s Al Wentz Arena Feb. 11 against the Mandan Braves gave the Braves of Bottineau-Rugby the sendoff they needed for west regionals in Jamestown. Bottineau-Rugby Head Coach Jesse Nostdahl said the win in Rugby represented a “stretch of our best hockey.” “We ...

Braves fall to Patriots 5-3 at home

A 2-0 win over Bismarck High School Jan. 29 motivated the Bottineau-Rugby Braves to battle No. 1-ranked Minot High and No. 2-ranked Bismarck Century High in early February. However, the No. 6-ranked Braves fell to the Magicians 8-2 in Minot. At home in Bottineau Arena Feb. 6, the Braves ...

“Grind” takes Panther wrestlers all over state

Toward the end of their season, North Dakota high school athletes and coaches talk about “getting into the grind,” and Rugby High’s wrestlers are no exception. For the Rugby Panthers, the “grind” has taken them all over the state in recent weeks. The evening before they traveled ...

Panthers start strong, finish with narrow win

A strong start to a Panthers basketball game against Drake-Anamoose Feb. 5 in Charlie Hanneman Gym gave Rugby a 20-point lead before a late Raiders rally nearly turned the tables, giving Rugby a narrow 61-57 win. The Panthers began the game with their work cut out for them. Senior forward ...

Lady Panthers continue streak with win against Sky Hawks

Although a three-game winning streak topped with a victory over an opponent who defeated teams such as Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich would give Rugby High’s Lady Panthers reason enough to feel confident, Coach Jennifer Brossart says the boost they needed came earlier than their 50-41 win over ...

With smaller roster, Panthers fall to Sky Hawks 71-88

With key players benched due to injuries or illness, a smaller than usual lineup of Rugby Panthers met the Shiloh Christian Sky Hawks in the second game of a basketball double-header Jan. 30 in Rugby’s Charlie Hanneman Gym. The Panthers fell to the Sky Hawks, 71 to 88. “We’re missing ...

Panthers top Nedrose ahead of busy week

The Rugby Panthers added another win to their record at Nedrose High School Jan. 21, topping the Cardinals 55-33. Top scorers for the game were forward Cole Slaugbaugh with 16 pts., guard Warren Walker, 15 pts., forwards Isaiah Bundy-Smith and Erik Foster with eight points each; forward Brody ...

Panthers see hard work pay off in booster tourney

Hard work paid off for Rugby Panther wrestlers when seven team members placed among the top seven ranks in their divisions at the Panther Booster Invitational tournament held Jan. 16 at Rugby High School. Coach Craig Zachmeier said he was pleased with the Panthers’ results. “We’re ...