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Boys’ track and field athletes recognized

Members of the Rugby Panther boys’ track and field team added to their accomplishments from the state track and field championship Memorial Day weekend with recognition by their own school. The Panthers varsity squad voted for five of their fellow athletes to receive awards to recognize ...

Panthers celebrate end of inaugural varsity softball season

In the first-ever season for the Rugby Panthers softball team, even home games were away games. The Panthers spent long hours on bus rides to venues as far away as Stanley, their stats counted in the “Home” column on the other team’s scoreboards. Still, even with the disadvantage of ...

Panthers finish baseball regionals in second place

After chasing the North Star Bearcats throughout the 2021 baseball season the Rugby Panthers came very close to catching them in the final round of the Region 5 playoffs at Conyers Field in Cando. North Star came back from a tie in the championship game to move on to state with an 11-8 win ...

RHS track and field athletes take state spotlight

Sirens blared the evening of May 29 as a line of first responders escorted a bus carrying track and field champions returned to Rugby High School from the North Dakota High School Activities Association state meet in Bismarck. Hurdler JD Matehs, who took the 2021 state title along with ...

State-bound Panthers smash regional records

Rugby High’s Panthers track and field team sent a large busload of state qualifiers to Bismarck Memorial Day weekend with hopes high to repeat their 2019 North Dakota Class B title. The more than 35 state-bound Panthers were fresh from regionals, where athletes not only qualified but ...

Panthers battle to keep second place in region

Whether the venue made the difference or other factors were to blame in a second season game for the Rugby Panthers against the Harvey-Wells County Hornets, Panthers Coach Travis Risovi couldn’t be sure. But when Rugby High School squared off against the Harvey-Wells County Hornets on the ...

Rugby High School clay target shooters score among top in state

Rugby High School clay target shooters have placed in the top two of more than 80 participants from schools throughout North Dakota according to scores released by the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League May 13. Rugby High ranks third in Conference 2 for Class 2A schools ...

In home stretch before regionals, Panthers stay on top

Challenging weather and a loaded meet schedule couldn’t keep the Rugby High School Panthers away from impressive achievements during the last two weeks of their regular season. The Panthers participated in four meets between May 11 and May 17, three of them at home. The lone out-of-town ...

Panthers host week of home games, hope to return for regionals

The Rugby Panthers played on their home field for the last time in their regular season the first week of May, according to their coach, Travis Risovi. However, the Panthers hope they’ll return before regional play wraps up. Risovi said after a triangular May 8 at Northern Lights Field, ...

Panthers keep stride despite busy meet schedule

Two track meets at opposite ends of the state within two days of each other didn’t break the stride of the Rugby Panthers May 4 and 6 in Mandan and St. John. The Panthers finished both meets with impressive times, state qualifiers and first-place finishes. Rugby’s track and field ...