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Panther XC teams see ‘best races of the season’ in Cavalier

Two Rugby High School cross country runners “had their best races of the season” in Cavalier at the Jason Shephard Invitational Sept. 17, according to their coach, Bill Jansen. Panther Brooklyn Bartsch finished the girls’ 5,000-meter event in 19 minutes, 58 seconds, placing first. ...

Rugby second-string players get spotlight in home game

The Rugby High School Panthers faced the Rolette Comets for C-squad and varsity volleyball at home Sept. 17, and even without a JV game, junior varsity players had a chance to shine. Junior varsity setter Kiah Gault made good use of her time on the court in the second and third sets of the ...

Panther cross country reaches midseason at number one

With competing cross country teams far behind the Rugby Panthers varsity girls, Rugby runners are focusing on their personal bests and competing from within, according to Coach Bill Jansen. The Panthers, who have led North Dakota Class B polls since the season began, left other teams in the ...

Tough volleyball schedule tests Panthers’ mettle

Rugby High School’s Panthers tested their mettle against an undefeated Region Six rival last week when they faced the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers at home in Rugby Sept. 10. The Panthers came out on top in three sets against the 2-0 Lakers, who proved easier to handle than the Kenmare Honkers ...

Panthers stung at home by Hornets

The 2-0 Panthers defended their home turf Sept. 4 in a matchup against rival Harvey Hornets before a stinging 12-32 game gave them their first loss. Coach Travis Risovi predicted the pain from the 20-point loss wouldn’t last long, though. “We have a young team,” Risovi said. “This ...

Panther volleyball opens season with two wins

The Rugby Panthers started their volleyball season with two 3-1 set wins in their first week to prime them for a tough schedule ahead. Their first home match Aug. 29 saw a battle against the Region 8 Kenmare Honkers. Three days later, the Panthers were back in the Rugby High gym, ready for ...

Panther cross country stays first in state

The Rugby High Panther Girls’ Cross Country team stayed at first place Sept. 5 both in the state Class B coaches’ poll and at the Cooperstown Invitational, continuing the pattern they’ve set for the season. Coach Bill Jansen said challenges still lay ahead for Rugby, however. “The ...

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 ...