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Panthers rebound after loss

The Rugby Panther boys basketball team netted a huge win following their first loss.The Panthers won 76-41 at home Tuesday over the Velva Aggies.Rugby got to an early lead and put on the gas, scoring 30 points (15 of them coming from Jaden Hamilton) while holding the Aggies to eight in the ...

‘A tale of two teams’: Braves fall 4-1 to Coyotes

The Bottineau-Rugby Braves' varsity hockey coach Jesse Nostdahl described Tuesday's game at Al Wentz Arena against the Williston Coyotes using literary terms."What you saw tonight was a tale of two teams," he said.Fans from Rugby and Bottineau filled the stands near the team's "other" home ice ...

Bruised by the grind, Panther wrestlers prepare for regionals

A grueling East-West tournament in New Salem left Rugby Panther wrestlers exhausted last weekend, when two of seven team members placed in final matches and others battled injuries instead of opponents."I think the grind is getting to them," Panther coach Craig Zachmeier acknowledged. "They ...

Panther girls rebound in district win

After netting their first loss of the season days earlier, the Rugby Panther girls basketball team had a chance to rebound in a district matchup against the visiting Nedrose Cardinals.The Panthers didn't just rebound, but won 67-19 over Nedrose on Monday.The Panthers worked up a 5-2 lead early, ...

Boys continue undefeated streak

With a 94-47 District 11 win Tuesday evening at home against the Bottineau Braves, the Rugby Panther boys basketball team's undefeated streak continued to 12-0.The Panthers got out to a six-point lead early with a pair of three-pointers from Jaden Hamilton and Devan Michels. After the Braves ...

Braves fall to Magicians

After traveling to the southwestern corner of the state last week, the Bottineau/Rugby Braves played on their home ice at Bottineau Arena Tuesday.The 12-5 Minot Magicians came to face them, bringing cheerleaders on ice skates and plenty of fans along.Both teams dedicated the game to Williston ...

Panthers travel for away matches, prepare for state

A trip north to Rolla gave Rugby High School Panther wrestlers an opportunity to sharpen their skills last Saturday ahead of end-season tournaments and state competition.The Panthers wrestled in the 2020 Northern Lights Invitational held in the Mount Pleasant High School gym.Coach Craig ...

Lady Panthers prevail over Stars

Rugby Panther girls basketball got its 12th win overall and fourth district win on the season Tuesday in a 59-49 road victory over the Bottineau Stars.The Stars struck first in the game and held a 19-17 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Panthers took the lead inside of two minutes ...

Panther boys dunk on Bearcats

Two of Rugby's bigs combined for at least four dunks as the Panthers netted their eighth win of the season in Cando last Thursday.Both Jaden Hamilton (24 points on the night) and Cole Slaubaugh's (8) dunks helped contribute to an 82-41 road win over the North Star Bearcats."I think we've been ...

Wrestlers compete at home, away in busy tournament week

Rugby High School Panther wrestlers hosted more than 20 schools from throughout North Dakota on two blustery days last weekend for the 2020 Panther Booster Tourney in the Rugby High School gym.Schools from eastern North Dakota had a smaller than usual turnout for the event due to a winter storm ...