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 By Erik Gjovik    News    November 28, 2022 

Like father, like son

From the start of its current ownership in 1997, Summit Physical Therapy and Sports Performance has grown from one provider, owner Kyle Smith, to four full-time physical therapists (PTs) and three...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    November 28, 2022 

Allmaras makes 2nd team All-State for HWC

Harvey/Wells County senior wide receiver/linebacker Gabe Allmaras has been honored with selection to the Second Team of the North Dakota High School Coaches Association (NDHSCA) Class 11B All-State Fo...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    November 28, 2022 

Seven Cards on Region 2 squads

Carrington finished their 3-5 regular season in 2022 by getting four players named to the Class 11B All-Region 2 Football team, and three more were designated as Honorable Mentions. Making the top team for the Cards were junior Brock Jungels, senior...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    November 28, 2022 

CHS wrestlers begin season at Early Bird

The Carrington wrestling programs began their season with the two-day Minot Early Bird Tournament Friday and Saturday, November 18-19. It marked the debut of the Cardinal girls' program, and the newly...

 

Rolling out the welcome mats: Varsity girls' wrestling begins at CHS

A groundswell of support for adding girls wrestling at Carrington High School, to bookend the longstanding Class B power boys program, started with one girl in particular speaking up. When junior Taya...

 

Eight points from glory: Cards fall in five to Linton-HMB for Region 3 title

The enormity of the potential accomplishment for the Carrington Cardinal volleyball team was close at hand. Down two sets to the back-to-back reigning state champions in Linton-HMB, the Cards pulled...

 

Back to the basics: Grapplers rebuilding

It isn't very often that the Carrington boys wrestlers have had to start mostly from the drawing board coming into a season. That is what awaits longtime Head Coach Josh Kerbaugh and his team as they...

 

Napoleon Dynamite: CHS moves on to Region 3 title match

It all came together at the end of the year for the Carrington volleyball team. Two straight wins over Strasburg-Zeeland and LaMoure/Litchville-Marion at the Region 3 Tournament at Napoleon have the C...

 

M-P-B's year ends with loss to Oakes

It can be downright difficult to make a name for yourself in the ultra-competitive Region 3, but the M-P-B Thunder certainly tried. Coming into play for the penultimate tournament before the State B...

 

Pitcrew wrestle at Monster Match event

Carrington's Pitcrew youth wrestling program made the long trip down to Denver, Colo., to participate in the Monster Match Nationals tournament, held at the National Western Events Center Saturday,...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    November 7, 2022

Mehring new clinic manager

After almost a year of vacancy at the position, CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington Medical Clinic and Urgent Care has a new manager. Shannon Mehring took over in her new post on October 24, and is...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    November 7, 2022

P-B to vote on proposed elementary addition Nov. 21

Patrons of the Pingree-Buchanan School District are scheduled to go to the polls Monday, November 21, to vote yea or nay to a proposed $4.5 million addition to the elementary school in Buchanan. The...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    November 7, 2022

Act of kindness pays off for Vikings fan Freeman

In the Monday, October 31 edition of the Independent, a photo was published of Headlocks Bar owner Dennis Freeman and his wife, Karmen, playing host to Minnesota Vikings legend Chuck Foreman for...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    November 7, 2022

Cards move on to Region 3 tourney

One remarkable streak of sustained excellence for the Carrington volleyball program went by the wayside at the District 5 Tournament at Barnes County North School in Leal, but a much more important...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    November 7, 2022

Titans defeated in qualifier; season comes to an end

A tough season for the Griggs/Midkota Titans, which came with an emergency coaching change part way through the schedule, came to an end in the qualifying round at the District 5 Tournament at Barnes...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    November 7, 2022

Thunder on to regional with wins

Seeded third going into the District 6 Tournament in Ashley, the Medina/Pingree-Buchanan Thunder rebounded from a semifinal setback to make their way back to the Region 3 Tourney. The Thunder opened...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    November 7, 2022

Three-class basketball headed to NDHSAA vote

The latest three-class high school basketball proposal hit its stated threshold of statewide support from school districts on October 26, and is expected to be voted on within days. A focus group represented by Valley City Superintendent Josh...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    November 7, 2022

Paulson MVP for Jamestown Blue Jay soccer

The drives back and forth on Highway 281, along with being a multi-sport fall athlete and full-time student, didn't deter Carrington High School senior Jack Paulson from accomplishing the highest...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    October 31, 2022

Bid awarded for Cathay school demolition

The Cathay School complex, vacant since the closure of the 1979-80 school year and used sporadically for community functions for a period of time afterwards, has been marked for demolition since last...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    October 31, 2022

Old Fair building moves to Fessenden

A piece of the Foster County Fairgrounds will be repurposed for a new life on a cattle farm just outside of Fessenden. The former rabbit/poultry judging building, which was also used as the home of...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    News    October 31, 2022

Helping others 'hit the books'

From her home on the shores of Stump Lake just north of Tolna, Tracie Hill has built up a thriving independent business. It All Adds Up provides full and partial payroll services to fit small (and...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    October 31, 2022

Back from the brink: Thunder get 3-2 win over Cards

Historically, the final match of the season for the Carrington volleyball team has proved one to be very hard to pencil in as a sure thing. A pair of set victories might have given the Cardinals a fal...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    October 31, 2022

#2-ranked Jimmies rolling along with play of Mehring, Moser

Two University of Jamestown volleyball players with local ties have made strong contributions to the Jimmies' continued success. Senior outside hitter Kadyn Mehring and junior defensive specialist...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    October 31, 2022

Wolsky getting his licks in for MSUM Dragons

Minnesota State University Moorhead linebacker Kaden Wolsky, son of Kevin and Jennifer Wolsky of Carrington, has made his presence felt for the Dragons football program. Kaden, standing at 6'1" and...

 
 By Erik Gjovik    Sports    October 31, 2022

Second All-State run for Pazdernik; takes 7th place

At Parkhurst Recreation Area Friday, October 21, Carrington sophomore Kenadie Pazdernik had another strong finishing kick to conclude a successful season on area courses. Pazdernik, who took 12th...

 

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