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Panthers cap homecoming week with 18-6 win over WNG

The Rugby Panthers topped off a week of homecoming fun with a much-needed win against Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn’s Sioux at Rugby’s Johnsen Field Sept. 24. Panthers Head Coach Travis Risovi said the 18-6 win put Rugby’s record at 3-3. The win also kept the Panthers’ hopes for a spot ...

Panthers rebound from home volleyball loss, crush Eagles 3-0

A 3-1 volleyball loss at home against the Nedrose Cardinals Sept. 14 may have stunned the Panthers for a day or so, but it didn’t define them, according to Head Coach Jessica Fritz. The Panthers emphasized that point in Newburg two days later, when they defeated the Westhope-Newburg Eagles ...

Panther girl golfers state bound

Before the Rugby Panthers stepped onto their home course for Region 4 girls’ qualifiers in Rugby Sept. 15, Coach Angie Zietz said she was “pretty confident we’ll have a team go to state.” By the tournament’s end, Zietz’s prediction had come true. The team of Libby Dulmage, ...

Panthers cap week of wins by sinking Region 6 rival

The Rugby Panthers capped a week of volleyball wins with vindication against a Region 6 rival that had dashed their hopes for a place at state in 2020. The Panthers started their week Sept. 7 in their home gym against the St. John Woodchucks. Rugby High’s players marked the evening with a ...

Panthers notch more wins against cross country teams

For a second time, Panthers cross country runners competed against class A and B teams and placed at the top in team and individual times. Rugby’s varsity girls finished first in team points among nine schools competing at the Graham’s Island Invitational Race in Devils Lake Sept. 11. ...

Panthers see defeat in Cando game

After the Rugby Panthers defeated the North Star Bearcats at the Bottineau Early Bird Invitational volleyball tournament Aug. 28, Panthers coach Jessica Fritz prepared for an entirely different game against them Aug. 31. “We’re two teams that could go back and forth a lot,” Fritz said. ...

Panther cross country racks up more wins

The Rugby Panthers Cross Country team added individual race wins to their season of team wins at the Griggs/Midkota Titan Invitational in Cooperstown Saturday, Sept. 4. Fourteen teams participated in the meet, held at the Cooperstown Country Club. Rugby took first place in the girls’ ...

Panthers swat down Blue Jays 38-14 in Stanley

For the second time this football season, the Rugby Panthers traveled to unfamiliar territory to take on a team they haven’t faced in recent years – and came home with a win. The Panthers stood at 1-1 as they boarded the bus for a two-hour ride to Stanley. Coach Travis Risovi had ...