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Panther cross country stays in Class B lead

The Rugby High Panthers stayed ahead of the pack in last week’s North Dakota Class B coaches’ poll and kept its top spot secure with a win over 10 other teams in the Velva Invitational Meet at Star City Golf Course in Velva Aug. 27. The number-one ranked Panther varsity girls’ squad ...

Rugby football handles DLB, 24-8, in Aug. 28 contest

DES LACS — As a crisp breeze swirled through the air, Joel Matehs churned ahead. When the Rugby Panthers needed Matehs to produce at the Aug. 28 contest against Des Lacs/Burlington, the senior running back scored two early rushing touchdowns. “He’s such a talented back,” Rugby head ...

‘Rebuilt’ Panther offense bats down Cardinals

The Rugby High Panthers started their football season last week with a 14-6 win against the Nedrose Cardinals and what Coach Travis Risovi said was a restructured team."Basically, this was all new," Risovi said as he congratulated the players after the game against the Region 3 team. "With ...

Panthers prove coaches’ cross country poll correct

A pre-season coaches' poll put Rugby High's girls in first place among Class B cross country teams in North Dakota last week, and the Panthers proved the coaches right in Hillsboro Aug. 22.The Panthers finished in first place, far ahead of 14 other teams participating in the Hillsboro/Central ...

Eager Panther cross country team prepares for uncertain season

Under a sky threatening rain last week, the Rugby High cross country teams ran the track at Johnsen Field to prepare for their first meet at Hillsboro and a fall season holding plenty of unknowns."We really anticipate doing some good things by the end of the year, if we can get there," Panther ...

Rugby football leaning on young talent to continue winning culture

The Rugby Panthers posted winning records over their last two campaigns, but head coach Travis Risovi and the players are not satisfied. After sampling the delectable playoffs in 2018 and 2019, Risovi remains ravenous."Winning is contagious," he said. "When a program starts to win and kids feel ...

Turtle Mountain Trap Shooting League Tournament Results Sunday, Aug. 9

SinglesChampion: Brandon Oksendahl, RugbyClass A:First place - Glenn Morstad, LangdonSecond place - Norman Howard, RugbyThird place - Scott Kraft, LangdonClass B:First place - Matthew Wieser, RollaSecond place - Chase Rhode, LangdonThird place - Bill Metzger, RugbyClass C:First place - Andy ...

Rugby Shooting Club Results Week 11

Team ranking and score:1. Midco Communications, 992. Rugby Welding, 983. Oksendahl Farms, 974. Metzger Cattle Co., 975. Align Chiropractic, 966. First International Bank and Trust, 967. Rugby Manufacturing, 95.58. Wade's Construction, 95.525 Straight: Aaron Walter, Leo Locker, Vince Mattern50 ...

Panthers inspire community pride

The Rugby Panthers wrapped up its season with a trip to the North Dakota Class B Babe Ruth tournament in Kindred, complete with a sendoff from local first responders.The Panthers finished the tournament in sixth place.The first day of play got under way after an opening ceremony featuring a ...

Golf tourney scores win for Rugby hospital

One hundred golfers teed off in the 22nd annual Charity Golf Classic July 31 at the Rugby Golf Club. Hosted by the Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation, the event raised more than $20,000 for the Foundation's "Give Elevator One a Lift" campaign."We are so grateful to all the sponsors and ...