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Panthers start strong, finish with narrow win

A strong start to a Panthers basketball game against Drake-Anamoose Feb. 5 in Charlie Hanneman Gym gave Rugby a 20-point lead before a late Raiders rally nearly turned the tables, giving Rugby a narrow 61-57 win. The Panthers began the game with their work cut out for them. Senior forward ...

Lady Panthers continue streak with win against Sky Hawks

Although a three-game winning streak topped with a victory over an opponent who defeated teams such as Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich would give Rugby High’s Lady Panthers reason enough to feel confident, Coach Jennifer Brossart says the boost they needed came earlier than their 50-41 win over ...

With smaller roster, Panthers fall to Sky Hawks 71-88

With key players benched due to injuries or illness, a smaller than usual lineup of Rugby Panthers met the Shiloh Christian Sky Hawks in the second game of a basketball double-header Jan. 30 in Rugby’s Charlie Hanneman Gym. The Panthers fell to the Sky Hawks, 71 to 88. “We’re missing ...

Panthers top Nedrose ahead of busy week

The Rugby Panthers added another win to their record at Nedrose High School Jan. 21, topping the Cardinals 55-33. Top scorers for the game were forward Cole Slaugbaugh with 16 pts., guard Warren Walker, 15 pts., forwards Isaiah Bundy-Smith and Erik Foster with eight points each; forward Brody ...

Panthers see hard work pay off in booster tourney

Hard work paid off for Rugby Panther wrestlers when seven team members placed among the top seven ranks in their divisions at the Panther Booster Invitational tournament held Jan. 16 at Rugby High School. Coach Craig Zachmeier said he was pleased with the Panthers’ results. “We’re ...

Braves face ‘grind’ in away games

The Bottineau-Rugby Braves’ grueling hockey schedule has been filled with tough opponents and road games to venues as far away as Williston. However, according to Braves’ Coach Jesse Nostdahl, “The grind we are going through is going to make us resilient and tough down the ...

Lions edge Panthers at Hanneman Gym

Rugby High School’s Lady Panthers faced more than the Bishop Ryan Lions in Rugby’s Charlie Hanneman Gym the evening of Jan. 15. The team contended with injuries and small but costly lapses resulting in a narrow 47-44 loss to the Lions late in the game’s fourth quarter. “We ...

Home wins boost Panthers’ record, confidence

Two wins on the Rugby Panthers’ home court boosted confidence for the team last week before they headed to Langdon to take on the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals Jan. 16. “Each night, we’re trying to get a little bit better,” Panthers Coach Mike Santjer said of the varsity players ...

Panthers win against Raiders has suspenseful start

The Lady Panthers’ 53-37 win over the Drake-Anamoose Raiders began with five minutes of suspense for fans in Rugby High’s Charlie Hanneman Gym Jan. 11. Fans stood in the stands at tip off time, following a tradition of waiting to sit until the first score of the game for their team. The ...