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SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU faces MSU in doubleheader today in Wisconsin

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University (2-6, 1-2 NSIC) baseball team continues Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play today with a doubleheader versus Minnesota State University (9-5, 1-2 NSIC) in Mauston, Wis. •The two games were originally scheduled to be played on ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU closes spring trip with dual loss

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. - The Southwest Minnesota State women's golf team concluded its spring trip on Tuesday taking on Nebraska-Kearney in a "media match play" format at the Wigwam Resort Blue Course. UNK won the match by a score of 4-1. Medal match play combines the head-to-head match play ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Mustang Booster Club to host ‘Coffee with Coaches’ today

MARSHALL - The Mustang Booster Club will hold its March "Coffee with Coaches" today at The Pizza Ranch in Marshall. The monthly morning meetings, which begin at 8 a.m., are open to all Booster Club members and prospective members. Today's meeting will feature updates for SMSU softball, ...

PREP BASKETBALL: Camden announces All-Conference basketball teams

MARSHALL – The Camden Conference recently announced its All-Conference teams for boys and girls basketball, and multiple area schools were represented. Girls Basketball Leading the way in the North Division was Dawson-Boyd’s Alex Sather and Avery Bartunek while Lac qui Parle Valley had ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Chargers earn random draw in Class A tournament

WESTBROOK – The Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys basketball team earned a random draw in the upcoming Class A tournament. The Chargers will open tournament play on Thursday at 5 p.m. against No. 3 seed North Woods at Williams Arena on the campus of University of Minnesota. First-round matchups ...

CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL: Top of its class

MINNEAPOLIS – All season long, the Minneota girls basketball team kept its sights on making it back to the top. After a third-place finish the year before, the Vikings knew it had a chance to be a top contender again and were able to reach the No. 1 ranking at the start of the season. On ...

CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL: Under pressure: Vikings stay calm holding top spot

MINNEAPOLIS – When the preseason polls came out last fall, the Minneota girls basketball team immediately had a target placed on its back as the Vikings earned the No. 1 spot in Class A. As the season went on, Minneota was able to showcase its success with a balanced group that featured all ...

SMSU GOLF: Mustangs earn sixth place finish at SMSU Challenge

AVONDALE, Ariz. – The Southwest Minnesota State women's golf team closed with a two-round score of 82-over-par 658 to earn a sixth place finish at the seven-team SMSU Challenge held at the par-72 Coldwater Golf Club on Friday and Saturday. SMSU, which shot a 326 during Friday's first round, ...

SMSU BASEBALL: CSP wins series by downing SMSU Saturday

JOPLIN, Mo. – Concordia-St. Paul used strong pitching, recording 10 strikeouts, while the Golden Bears offense collected 13 hits in earning a 7-1 victory over Southwest Minnesota State in college baseball on Saturday at Joe Becker Stadium. CSP won two of three in the Northern Sun ...

CLASS AAA GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Tigers take consolation title

ST. PAUL – Not many teams get to end their season on a win. Whether it’s through a championship or in consolation, only a select few groups get to experience that winning feeling one more time. For the Marshall girls basketball team, they had that opportunity on Friday afternoon at ...

CLASS AAA GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Bonds that go beyond basketball

ST. PAUL – There are a lot of factors that go into having a successful season. But none of them can ever surpass the most important key to seeing that success come to life: togetherness and team unity. All season long, the Marshall girls basketball team had relied on that bond that’s ...

SECTION 3A BOYS BASKETBALL: Chargers claim Section 3A crown over Blackjacks

MARSHALL – For the first time in over two decades, the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers will be competing in the state basketball tournament after defeating the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks 80-72 in the Section 3A finals on Friday. According to Coach Derrick Jenniges, the impact of the victory ...

CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Vikings rely on veterans

MINNEAPOLIS – Last season, the Minneota girls basketball team relied on a young core of players to lead them to a state tournament appearance. With all of their starters returning from a year ago, the Vikings have been able to hold a top ranking throughout the season and into the state ...

CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Closing in on a championship

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneota girls basketball team knew it was going to have to maintain a high level of physicality if they wanted to keep its tournament run going. With an evenly-matched Heritage Christian Academy opponent looking for a similar outcome, the No. 1 seeded Vikings were able to ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Mustangs earn split against CSP behind Fleck grand slam

JOPLIN, Mo. - Jayden Fleck belted a grand slam in the sixth inning to help Southwest Minnesota State rally for a 6-5 victory over Concordia-St. Paul in game one of a doubleheader in the NSIC opener for both teams on Friday afternoon at Joe Becker Stadium. CSP earned a split of the twinbill with ...

CLASS AAA GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Tigers bounce back to defeat Austin

ST. PAUL – After a heart-breaking start to their state tournament, the Marshall girls basketball team knew it needed to put together a bounce-back performance if it was going to extend its season another day. The Tigers were able to do just that, holding on against Austin 49-44 in the Class ...