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Panthers see losses, gains at VB season end

As the Rugby High School Panthers headed into post-season volleyball play, the team found themselves without their crowd of loyal boosters, then without their head coach and finally, without their standout middle hitter. Each loss became an obstacle for the Panthers to overcome even before ...

Panthers advance in regionals

The Rugby High Panthers batted down the Panthers of Glenburn in three games to advance in the Region Six Class B Tournament Nov. 10 at Rugby High’s Hanneman Gym. Notably absent in the sparsely filled gym was Panther Head Coach Jessica Fritz. However, a Rugby fan created an effigy of their ...

Panthers take District 11 title for seventh year in a row

For the seventh consecutive year, the Rugby High Panthers clinched the District 11 volleyball championships and prepared for regional play Nov. 10 as a top-seeded team. Like everything else in 2020, however, regionals will look different for the Panthers. Still, Jessica Fritz said the ...

Rugby Panther girls repeat state cross country win

The Rugby High Panthers left town the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24, for the North Dakota High School Athletic Association Class B meet in Cooperstown with a regional title, a number one-ranked runner and hope for a repeat of their 2019 girls’ state cross-country win. They came back that ...

Panthers wrap up regular VB season, look ahead to districts

The Rugby High Panthers wrapped up two games ahead of districts this week, winning both and hoping for good health in the playoffs. The Panthers traveled to Surrey first to face the District 12 Mustangs on Oct. 20, which was a busy night for District 11 vs. 12 matchups as teams throughout the ...

Panthers sharpen claws for post-season play

Games against a Region Six opponent and the defending state Class B champions helped the Panthers to sharpen their claws last week for post-season volleyball play. The Panthers started their game week Thursday, Oct. 15, in Mohall, where they faced off against the Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood ...

Panthers end season with 41-8 win over Braves

The Rugby Panthers topped off a “great year” of football with a 41-8 win against the Bottineau Braves Oct. 16 at home. The Panthers began the evening in the hunt for a playoff berth before a Harvey-Wells County victory against Westhope took them out of contention. “We did our part, ...

Panthers take regionals, look for ‘even better’ state race

Rugby’s Panthers cross country runners are well-positioned for a state title after finishing regionals in Cooperstown with a top-ranked girls’ team, six all-region runners in the girls’ 5,000-meter event, one all-region runner in the boys’ 5,000-meter race, and a Coach of the Year. ...

Win against WNG Sioux caps ‘fun’ week for Panther football players

The day before the Rugby Panthers took the field in Westhope Oct. 9 for a game against the Westhope/Newburg/ Glenburn Sioux, the offensive line gave a unique welcome to assistant coach Luke Bacon. The team donned T-shirts in green and gold, a nod to Bacon’s alma mater NDSU, with Bacon’s ...

Blessum makes thousandth VB kill at Bottineau

The Rugby Panthers took down two district opponents on their rivals’ volleyball courts last week, but their game in Bottineau Oct. 8 had fans for both teams cheering for a Rugby player. Panther middle hitter Brooke Blessum made her 1,000th career kill in the game against the Stars in the ...