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THE NEXT LEVEL: Strengthening bonds a factor in upcoming class for Mustangs

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball announced its fall signing class last month. Five high school players have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and basketball careers as Mustangs. Joining the Mustangs next fall will be Logan Benson ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Knights cruise past Lakeview with early offense, 80-45

TYLER — No. 4-ranked Russell-Tyler-Ruthton created a big early lead to roll to an 80-45 win over Lakeview on Friday. Carter Hansen led the way for RTR with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Cooper Hansen recorded 20 points and eight rebounds in the win. Jared Hauswedell added 14 points for ...

PREP WRESTLING: Ready to roll

MARSHALL – After getting their initial season opener cancelled last weekend due to snow, the Marshall wrestling team was more than ready to go on Thursday as the Tigers opened their season against Redwood-River Valley. Led by a strong start, Marshall took early control of the match and ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Scoring flurry guides Tigers to 5-2 victory over New Ulm

MARSHALL – The No. 19-ranked Marshall boys hockey team picked up a crucial Big South Conference win over the New Ulm Eagles by a score of 5-2 on Thursday, thanks to a well-balanced effort up and down the lineup and a strong performance between the pipes by Dominik Caspers. Coach Michael ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lancers come back to beat TMB

CANBY — Canby defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 51-48 on Thursday. Hannah Jelen led Canby with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Marissa Hansen added 10 points in the win. Cassidy Smith paced TMB with 14 points. Both teams will return to action on Dec. 13 as Canby (2-2) travels to ...

PREP GYMNASTICS: Marshall falls short to Benson in season opener

MARSHALL – With the music blaring loud, chalk dust billowing in the air and routines leaping across the air, the Marshall gymnastics team opened up its season with spirit and enthusiasm on Thursday night against Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. Although the Tigers would ultimately come up ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU ready for Doane University Open Saturday

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team is preparing to compete at the Doane University Open in Crete, Neb., on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. SMSU will send 13 wrestlers and 10 unattached wrestlers to the teams' fourth and final open of the 2018-19 season. SMSU has a 0-1 ...

TUESDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: RTR takes out Canby, 46-38

TYLER – The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton girls basketball team defeated Canby 46-38 on Tuesday. Kalleigh Carr led the way for the Knights with 16 points while Jonni Biren added 12 and Haley Muenchow had seven. Kayelee Johnson led the way for the Lancers with eight points while Hannah Jelen and ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakers hold on down the stretch to get past TMB

TRACY – The Lakeview girls basketball team extended its unbeaten streak to open up the regular season to four games with a 55-47 Camden Conference road win over the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers on Tuesday. Aware of how big of a challenge it is to win on the road in Tracy, Lakers coach Mike ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Clash goes to Cards

MARSHALL – The Marshall girls hockey team knew things weren’t going to come easy during their conference clash with Luverne on Tuesday night. Thanks to a combination of back-and-forth play and thrilling goals, the game would be decided in the final minutes, but a pair of late goals by the ...