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SECTION 3A VOLLEYBALL: Resounding resiliency

COTTONWOOD – The Lakeview volleyball team found themselves in a tight situation during their Section 3A opener against Renville County West on Monday. Despite holding a 2-0 lead in the match, the Lakers allowed the Jaguars to gain some momentum as RCW took the third set and held an early lead ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs jump to No. 12 in latest AVCA Top 25 Poll

LEXINGTON, Ky.- The Southwest Minnesota State women's volleyball team jumped to No. 12 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) Top-25 poll that was released on Monday. This is the 169th consecutive poll, dating back to Sept. 5, 2006, in which the Mustangs have been ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Top-notch takedown

MARSHALL – The No. 16-ranked Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team knew things weren’t going to come easy Saturday. Not against a tough conference opponent, especially a one-loss, top-ranked team in Northern State University. Eleven lead changes and 26 ties later, SMSU ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: SMSU evades Northern State with second half boost, 35-7

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University senior wide receiver Connor Wilkie said they have a “24-hour rule” when it comes to outcomes of games. After last week’s loss to the University of Minnesota Duluth, the Mustangs looked to hit the refresh button. The Mustangs responded in ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU closes fall season

MORTON - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team had three individuals compete on Sunday at the 36-hole NSIC Fall Preview at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club. The tournament, which was added last week due to a handful of tournaments canceled this fall, featured four full teams and a ...

SMSU SOCCER: SMSU falls to SCSU, 2-0

ST. CLOUD - Southwest Minnesota State women's soccer team dropped Sunday afternoon's match to St. Cloud State with 2-0 final score. The Mustangs extend their seven-game losing streak and move to 3-12 overall and 3-10 in conference play while the Huskies move to 7-5-4 overall and 7-3-3 in the ...

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Nine Tigers earn All-Conference honors for cross country

MARSHALL – The Big South All-Conference teams for boys and girls cross country were announced on Friday and a few Marshall athletes made the list. In boys cross country, Zach Matzner and Quentin Blomme led the way for Marshall with All-Conference honors. Joining them in the big schools ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Tempo and teamwork

MARSHALL – The No. 16 Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team entered Friday night’s matchup against Minnesota State University Moorhead looking to get out to a good start to their four-match homestand. SMSU put the tempo in a comfortable setting and controlled the match in a ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: SMSU to honor seniors against Northern State

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University (3-4, 1-3 NSIC South) plays its fourth and final NSIC North Division opponent today, facing Northern State University (2-5, 1-3 NSIC North) starting at 5 p.m. at Mattke Field at the Schwan Regional Event Center. •SMSU, which had its ...

SMSU SOCCER: SMSU falls to UMD 2-1 on Friday night

DULUTH – The Southwest Minnesota State women's soccer team fell 2-1 to Minnesota Duluth on Friday night at James S. Malosky Stadium. UMD advanced to 6-8-1 overall and 5-6-1 in the NSIC while SMSU fell to 3-11 overall and 3-9 in conference play. SMSU's Alli Miskowiec scored SMSU's only ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU announces 2019 Hall of Honor inductees

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics announced this week that eight individuals and two teams have been selected for induction into the SMSU Athletics Hall of Honor on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The Athletics Hall of Honor is the highest athletic distinction awarded by the ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Strong offense guides Minneota around Windom Area

MINNEOTA - Coming into their last regular season game, the Minneota volleyball team wanted to continue the momentum it had gained throughout the season. So did its opponent, the Windom Area Eagles, who earned the other No. 1 seed in the Section 3A Tournament. With both teams looking to clean ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: A final tune-up

TRACY – An annual regular season finale meeting between two area volleyball powerhouses in Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and Marshall resumed on Thursday with the Tigers earning a four-set road win over the Panthers to move to a final regular season record of 21-6. Since 2015, the two schools have ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Area teams receive playoff seedings

MARSHALL – The section playoff brackets were released on Wednesday, and area teams will be represented in six brackets this year. In Section 2 9-Man, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton earned the No. 2 seed. The Knights (5-3) will host No. 7 seed MACCRAY (0-8) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Tyler. In Section ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Marshall football earns No. 3 seed in Section 2AAAA tournament

MARSHALL – The Marshall football team earned the No. 3 seed in Section 2AAAA on Wednesday. The Tigers will open at home on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. when they host No. 6 seed New Ulm. The rest of the Section 2AAAA pairings are below. The complete bracket can be found at www.mshsl.org. No. 1 ...

SMSU GOLF: Mustangs set to compete Sunday at NSIC Fall Preview

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team will compete one final time this fall when the Mustangs play on Sunday at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Fall Preview at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton. The one-day, 36-hole tournament was added two weeks ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso cruises past Lakeview

COTTONWOOD – The Wabasso volleyball team defeated Lakeview 3-0 on Thursday, winning by scores of 25-13, 25-18 and 25-19. Maddy Guetter led the way for the Rabbits with 19 kills while Amanda Hoffman added eight and Cora Eichten had seven. Megan Rothmeier led in digs with 14 while Guetter ...