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PREP SOFTBALL: Mankato West cruises past Marshall

MARSHALL – The Marshall Tigers had their hands full Friday against Mankato West, the defending state champions. The Tigers shot themselves in the foot early with costly errors and walks, as Mankato West scored eight runs in the first two innings en route to a 12-2 victory in six innings. ...

PREP BASEBALL: Comeback falls short for Tigers in 4-2 defeat to Mankato West

MARSHALL – The Marshall baseball team made a little rally in the late stages during their game against Mankato West Friday afternoon at Legion Field. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they couldn’t put together enough offense to take the win as Marshall fell to Mankato West 4-2. After holding ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Panthers edge Rebels, 4-3

SLAYTON — Tracy-Milroy-Balaton defeated Murray County Central 4-3 on Friday. Sydney Lanoue got the complete game win from the circle and finished with three strikeouts. Sophomore Ellie Crumrine went 2-3 in her first varsity start. Evy Dolan, Alex Rolling and Tori Schons each added a pair ...

SMSU GOLF: Mustangs in eighth place after first round of NSIC Championships

MORTON ­– The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team struggled on Friday, shooting a 62-over-par 350, and is currently in eighth place after the first round of the 54-hole, 12-team NSIC Championships at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club. Augustana, the seven-time defending conference ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU softball makes final weekend road trip

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State softball team makes its final weekend road trip of the season this weekend as they face Minnesota Duluth at Saturday beginning at 2 p.m., followed by a doubleheader at St. Cloud State on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. The Mustangs are coming off of a pair ...

NSIC ATHLETICS: NSIC reaches one-year deal with Midco Sports Network

BURNSVILLE – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) has announced an expanded one-year agreement with Midco Sports Network® for live coverage of 20 football games in the 2017 season. The partnership will include 11 weeks of the "NSIC Thursday Night Game of the Week", airing each ...

PREP BASEBALL: Vikings use key inning to take down Panthers

MINNEOTA – A seven-run fourth inning proved to be the difference during Minneota's 8-4 victory over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. The Vikings started the bottom of the fourth inning trailing the Panthers, 4-0. They never pushed the panic button. They just continued to battle and put together ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU drops doubleheader to Augustana

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Augustana University used timely hitting to earn a doubleheader sweep over Southwest Minnesota State on Thursday in NSIC baseball, winning 9-1 and 6-2, at Karras Park at Ronken Field. Patrick O'Donnell and Kris Ashland combined to drive in six runs to lead Augustana ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lakeview splits pair of games with Eagles

MADISON - The Lakeview Lakers split a pair of games with Lac qui Parle Valley on Thursday. The Lakers edged the Eagles in the first game in 13 innings, 5-4. They then dropped game two, 8-1. Kaitlynn Bott drove in two runs in game one for the Lakers. Leah Brusven, Kiana Imes and Brooklin ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU women’s golf moves to No. 13 in NCAA region poll

INDIANAPOLIS - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team moved up one spot to No. 13 in the second NCAA Central Region golf rankings released by the NCAA on Thursday. The entire field for the NCAA Women's Golf Championships will be announced at NCAA.com on Monday, May 1, at 3 ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Mustangs to wrap up practices with annual spring game today

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University football team will finish up spring drills today with their annual spring game. The scrimmage will feature offense versus defense, along with other drills. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Before the game the Mustangs will conduct ...

SMSU GOLF: Mustangs to compete at NSIC Championships this weekend

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team resumes action this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the 54-hole Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton, Minnesota. The championship will be played on the 5,906 yard, ...

PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Area teams compete at Marshall meet

MARSHALL – The Marshall Tigers track and field team dominated their home meet on Tuesday. The boys and girls both took home first place, with scores of 97 and 102, respectively. The Lakeview Laker girls finished second, while the boys finished third. 100 Meters It was a clean sweep for ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mavericks blank Mustangs in doubleheader sweep

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team faced a tough task against No. 14 Minnesota State University, Mankato during their doubleheader on Tuesday. The Mustangs struggled to get their bats going on the offensive end, as they produced only six hits combined on the ...

PREP GOLF: Tigers shoot low in dual win against Huskies

MARSHALL – The Marshall boys and girls golf team earned a pair of victories in a dual match against Jackson County Central on a cold and windy afternoon Tuesday at Marshall Golf Club. The boys varsity team defeated JCC 160-164, led by Spencer Ehlers’ blistering score of 33. Mason Plante ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Ricky Thomas brings winning pedigree to Mustang sideline

MARSHALL – On March 24, Southwest Minnesota State University announced the hiring of Ricky Thomas as the defensive backs coach. Thomas is replacing Mike Aldrich, who resigned in January to become the head coach at Minot State University. Thomas brings a wealth of coaching experience to the ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall baseball beats Worthington

WORTHINGTON — Marshall defeated Worthington 8-4 on Tuesday. Marshall scored three first-inning runs and never trailed in the game. Jake Hess went 4-4 with two RBI and a run. Mason Penske was 3-5 with a run. Zach Thompson went 2-3 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored. Dylan ...