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YOUTH WRESTLING: THOR Freestyle and Greco Wrestling Club wraps up season

MINNEOTA – The "THOR" Wrestling Club out of Minneota completed its Freestyle/Greco season this past weekend at the USA National Regional Tournament in Rochester. The "THOR Wrestling Club" is a regional Freestyle/Greco Club which draws wrestlers from southwestern Minnesota and trains in ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Marshall earns No. 8 seed in Section 2AAA tournament

MARSHALL – The Marshall softball team has earned the No. 8 seed in the upcoming Section 2AAA tournament. Marshall will open tournament play on Thursday at Caswell Park in Mankato against No. 1 seed Mankato West. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. The second round of the tournament will be ...

PREP BASEBALL: Section seedings announced

MARSHALL – The section brackets for baseball were recently announced, with multiple area teams earning their postseason seedings. Section 3A In Section 3A, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg earned the No. 1 seed in the North bracket and will face No. 8 seed Dawson-Boyd on Saturday at 11 a.m. in ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU announces three signings for 2019

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head volleyball coach Terry Culhane announced the signing of three high school student-athletes to letters of intent to continue their academic and volleyball careers at SMSU. Joining the program for the 2019 season will be Alisa Bengen ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall earns Big South Conference championships

FAIRMONT – The Marshall boys and girls golf teams wrapped up the regular season with some hardware, as the Tigers took home the Big South Conference West Division title on the boys side and the girls team edging out Waseca in a tiebreaker to win the conference on Monday. Boys Spencer ...

PREP BASEBALL: Panthers hold on late against Martin County West, 10-9

TRACY – After speeding their way through a 1-0 victory against Red Rock Central/Westbrook Walnut-Grove on Friday, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton baseball team saw a more back-and-forth dogfight that ended with the Panthers holding on down the stretch for a 10-9 win over Martin County West on ...

PREP BASEBALL: Strong pitching helps Rebels cruise by Vikings in five innings

SLAYTON – The Minneota baseball team ran into an offensive buzzsaw in Friday’s matchup with Murray County Central that featured five extra-base hits for the Rebels in a 12-0 drubbing of the visiting Vikings in five innings. MCC coach Derek Lieser came away pleased with their readiness to ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall uses late offense to get past Pipestone, 7-1

PIPESTONE — A late offensive burst propelled the Marshall baseball team to a 7-1 win over Pipestone Area on Friday. Kaleb Welvaert finished the day 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI. Cody Greve added a pair of hits in the win, while Matt Hmielewski was 1 for 3 with a double and two ...

PREP BASEBALL: Cards capitalize

MARSHALL – A five-run first inning for the visiting Luverne baseball team spelled doom for Marshall on Thursday as the Cardinals took full advantage of the fast start to beat the Tigers 9-4. The two teams are scheduled to meet again on Saturday with a Big South Conference title hanging in ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Camden champions are crowned

COTTONWOOD — The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd boys and Canby/Minneota girls track and field teams each picked up a conference title on Thursday at the Camden Conference Championships. LQPV/DB won the boys title with a team score of 191 points. Canby/Minneota came in second at 120, ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Big fifth inning sparks 12-4 win for Milroy Irish

MILROY – After starting their seasons on a solid note, the Hadley Buttermakers and Milroy Irish looked to continue their early season trends on Wednesday night. The two ballclubs went back-and-forth to start, but it was Milroy who capitalized on a six-run fifth inning to create separation en ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall takes sixth place in Brainerd Invite

BRAINERD – The Marshall girls golf team placed sixth at the Brainerd Invitational on Wednesday morning, shooting a team score of 385. Minnewaska took first with a 328, followed by Detroit Lakes (345), Brainerd (354), Bemidji (375) and Litchfield (383). Rachel Schwarz led the way for ...

Section softball seedings released

MARSHALL – The section brackets for softball were announced on Wednesday morning, with multiple area teams earning their postseason seedings. Section 3A In Section 3A, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg earned the No. 1 seed in the North bracket and will face No. 8 seed Renville County West on ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Fast start guides Marshall to doubleheader split against BEA

MARSHALL – It would be difficult to envision a better way to end your final regular season start as a senior pitcher than to go out with a no-hitter. For Marshall’s Madison Wegner, the dream finish was her reality, as she went all five innings in the circle without giving up a single hit in ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys golf earns match play victory over Willmar

MARSHALL – The Marshall boys golf team earned a match play victory over Willmar on Tuesday afternoon at Marshall Golf Club, defeating the Cardinals 9-3. Marshall and Willmar competed in a pair of different matches, playing in a singles play on the front nine and four-ball competition on ...

PREP BASEBALL: Marshall breaks out offense in bounce-back win over Eagles

MARSHALL – The Marshall baseball team put together one of its strongest performances to date in Monday’s Big South Conference showdown with New Ulm that featured a dynamic display in all three phases resulting in a 13-5 dismantling of the Eagles. Coach Chace Pollock came away highly ...