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Local youth trap shooter brings more awards home to Rugby

Another young Rugby trap shooter has brought top honors back to his hometown from state-level competition. Kordell Kraft, son of Scott and Melissa Kraft, Rugby, finished the Amateur Trap Shooting Association’s North Dakota State Shoot in Bismarck July 25 as the top junior overall in the ...

Rugby-born Special Olympics North Dakota CEO retires

Rugby-born Kathy Meagher, who served as president and CEO of Special Olympics North Dakota retired from her post in early 2021 with a large collection of awards for a lifetime of service. Meagher’s list of honors goes back to her high school years in Rugby, where she stepped on to a career ...

Turtle Mountain Trap Shooting League shoot results

Singles: Champ: Matt Oksendahl, Rugby Class A: Chris Morstad, Langdon Brandon Oksendahl, Rugby Class B: Chase Rohde, Langdon Bill Mongeon, Rolette Class C: Kevin Johnson, Rolla Jerry Howard, Langdon Juniors: Jace Rime, Langdon Harrison ...

‘Operation Restroom Rescue’ gets help from charity golf tournament

Thirty teams took to the Rugby Golf Course July 16 to have fun for a good cause at the 23rd Annual Good Samaritan Hospital Association Charity Golf Classic. “This is always a fun tournament,” said Darcy Rose, the association’s foundation director as she stepped off her golf cart. ...

Panthers end regular season with one in the W column

Rugby’s Panthers Babe Ruth team finished their regular season of play July 8 with a 5-4 win against Rolla and renewed energy for a tough tournament ahead. Battles against the Bottineau Slugs and Cando Bearcats tested the Panthers’ mettle during the month-long season. The Panthers went ...

Yoder takes state trap shooting title

Rugby High School junior Monica Yoder nabbed the girls’ varsity title at the North Dakota State High School Trap Shooting Tournament held June 18 in Horace. Yoder, who hit 95 of 100 clay targets, was one of several athletes from Rugby to travel to Horace, south of Fargo, for the tournament. ...

Rain-soaked Rugby and Fessenden softball teams cut game short at Rugby Rec

The Rugby Panthers 14U softball team met Fessenden for a second time this season, this time at home on Rugby’s softball diamond complex July 8. Fessenden started strong, scoring five runs at the top of the first inning. Unfortunately, rainfall started at the same time. After Fessenden ...

Panthers deny Bearcats shutout at Northern Lights Field

A young Panther squad denied the seasoned Cando Bearcats a shutout on Rugby’s Northern Lights Field June 29 when Tucker Volk slid home to score the lone run in their 11-1 loss. The Babe Ruth game was the Panthers’ third loss in a row after they fell to Harvey’s Eagles in Harvey June 28 ...

Double header loss in Bottineau fails to crush Panthers’ spirit

Two tough losses against the Bottineau Crush didn’t crush the spirit of Rugby’s 14U Panthers girls’ softball team at Tommy Turtle Park in Bottineau June 30. If anything, the challenge lifted the Rugby girls’ mood when the last inning wrapped up. Tired and dusty from the hot ...

Rugby 14U softball opens season in Fessenden

Rugby’s 14U softball team traveled to Wells County June 16 to face Fessenden’s 14U girls on their home diamond. But unlike Rugby High School’s JV and varsity teams, the 14U recreation league team won’t have to play every season game away from home. “We’re going to have some home ...