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SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU football hosting golf tournament today

MARSHALL – The 15th annual SMSU Football Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the Tyler Golf Club in Tyler. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the four-person, 18-hole scramble tournament beginning at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. All proceeds ...

JAKE’S TAKE: A tribute to the Godfather of Marshall Hockey

This past week, the city of Marshall lost a pillar of the community in Patrick Leary, who served as the ‘Godfather of Hockey’ in helping to shape the Marshall Amateur Hockey Association into what it is today through decades of hard-work and dedication. For many former hockey players in ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament set for Saturday

MARSHALL – The 15th annual SMSU Football Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the Tyler Golf Club in Tyler. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the four-person, 18-hole scramble tournament beginning at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. All proceeds ...

JR. LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall defeats RTR, 4-0

RUTHTON — Marshall Black went on the road to defeat Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 4-0 in Junior Legion baseball action on Thursday. Brock Schultz pitched a complete-game shutout for Marshall, striking out six batters and allowing just five hits and two walks. Braden Meyer led the Marshall Black ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Milroy Yankees shut out Granite Falls Kilowatts

GRANITE FALLS — The Milroy Yankees blanked the Granite Falls Kilowatts 6-0 on Wednesday. Nathan Deutz went the distance on the mound for Milroy, striking out 11 batters and allowing just two hits and two walks. On offense, Matt Bauer was 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored. Eric Dolan ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Annual golf tournament set for Saturday

MARSHALL – The 15th annual SMSU Football Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the Tyler Golf Club in Tyler. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the four-person, 18-hole scramble tournament beginning at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. All proceeds ...

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Battle-tested

MARSHALL — The Marshall Black Junior Legion baseball team was forced to dig deep in Tuesday’s matchup with Luverne VFW, as a late-rally by the Cardinals in the top of the sixth inning pushed the club to the brink of defeat. Unfazed, the battle-tested group responded by plating five runs ...

16/18U SOFTBALL: Marshall 16/18U wins Southern Star League Tournament

MANKATO—The Marshall 16/18U softball team won the Southern Star League Tournament this past weekend going 6-1 in seven games played. The Tigers began the weekend with a 14-9 victory over Springfield on Saturday before edging Jackson in their next contest by a final score of 7-6. ...

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Prowess at the plate

MARSHALL —  Marshall Black’s prowess at the plate was showcased again in Monday’s doubleheader matchup with Willmar VFW as the red-hot ballclub finished with a total of 20 hits in the twinbill to earn the sweep. The pair of wins improves Marshall Black to 19-5-1 on the year with only ...

YOUTH SOFTBALL: Marshall 14U takes second place at State Qualifier

MANKATO - The Marshall 14U Orange softball team earned second place at the Southern Star State Qualifier Tournament in Mankato this past weekend. Marshall opened with victories over St. James and Lake Crystal on Saturday to advance to the winner's bracket final on Sunday. Marshall defeated ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Mudcats fall against Willmar

WILLMAR — Willmar defeated the Marshall Mudcats 9-3 in Legion baseball action on Monday. The two teams went back and forth through the first three innings. Willmar opened with a 2-0 lead after one ining, while Marshall tied it up in the second inning. Both teams added a run in the third ...

14U BASEBALL: Schmitt no-hitter leads Marshall to win

MARSHALL — Parker Schmitt threw a no-hitter as Marshall defeated Tracy 13-0 in 14U baseball action on Monday. Schmitt struck out eight batters in the win. Andrew Wallen, Joey Fossum and Lincoln Graven recorded two hits apiece for Marshall, while Graven added three RBI in the win. Marshall ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Stranded by an Island

By Jake Przytarski jprzytarski@marshall independent.com MARSHALL — Missed opportunities at the plate for the Marshall A’s proved costly in Sunday’s Corn Belt League matchup with Bird Island as 12 baserunners were left stranded in a 6-4 loss to the Bullfrogs at Legion ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Vien no-hitter helps GF defeat Wabasso

GRANITE FALLS — Cam Vien pitched a no-hitter as Granite Falls defeated Wabasso 7-0 on Sunday. Vien recorded eight strikeouts in the win. Jordan Odegard led the Kilowatts offense, going 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored. Brandon Grund and Austin Friese added two hits and ...

YOUTH SOFTBALL: Marshall 10U/12U softball teams host tournament

MARSHALL – Multiple teams converged in Marshall on Saturday for the Southwest Slugfest 10U and 12U softball tournament. In the 10U tournament, Marshall Orange, Marshall Silver, Marshall Black, Tracy, Pipestone and Minneota all participated in the bracket. In the 12U tournament, Marshall ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Creating a benchmark

MARSHALL – When baseball fans stop by Legion Field, they’ll notice an array of unique features, from Wrigley-esque ivy covering the outfield to the raised grandstand that overlooks the park. It didn’t always look that way, however, as it took years of hard work, dedication and a vision ...