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PREP BOYS HOCKEY: No. 2 Marshall skates past No. 7 Willmar

MARSHALL—The No. 2 seed Marshall Tigers snuck by the pesky No. 7 Willmar Cardinals in the Section 3A quarterfinals Thursday night, 1-0. In a defensive battle, Marshall’s defensemen Logan Tomasek scored the game's only goal at the 8:10 mark in the first period. The goal was Tomasek’s ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Bigler, Bruggeman earn NSIC honors

BURNSVILLE – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced today that Southwest Minnesota State University sophomore guard Ryan Bruggeman has been named first team All-NSIC, while SMSU head coach Brad Bigler has been named the NSIC Coach of the Year. Bruggeman, a 6-foot, 177-pound ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU’s Rodning named to NSIC All-Freshman team

BURNSVILLE – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced today that Southwest Minnesota State University freshman forward, Caleigh Rodning, has been named to the NSIC All-Freshman team for the 2016-17 women's basketball season. Rodning, a native of Shakopee, Minn., finished the ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Rebels edge out Ellsworth, 54-50

SLAYTON – The Murray County Central girls basketball team defeated Ellsworth 54-50 in their play-in game of the Section 3A tournament Thursday. Riley Schmitz led the way for the Rebels with 17 points, including knocking down five 3-pointers. Montana Beckmann added 12 points while Rachel Van ...

PREP SWIMMING: Tiger swimmers leading Montevideo this season

MARSHALL – Four Marshall High School swimmers have found a new home – and success – on the Montevideo swim and dive team. Brandon Groenewold, Matthew Dunn, Nicholas Dunn and Addison Clarin are the four Tigers who have made a splash this season for the Montevideo/Marshall team. A recent ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs run away from Bulldogs, 79-54

MARSHALL - Just four days removed from a NSIC South Division Championship, the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team continued its strong play with a 79-54 victory over the University of Minnesota Duluth in the opening round of the NSIC Tournament Wednesday. The ...

PREP SPORTS: Wabasso’s Mitchell Fulton earns Triple A award

WABASSO - The Academics, Arts, and Athletic Award was established in 1988 and is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. The Region 3A, Sub Region 9 winner for the boys is Mitchell Fulton from Wabasso High School. Fulton is the son of Jon and Kelly Fulton. During Fulton’s high ...

TUESDAY PREP ROUNDUP: Blackjacks defeat Bold 66-61

DAWSON - The Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks picked up their 13th win of the season Tuesday with a 66-61 victory over BOLD. Alex Swenson recorded a double-double for the Blackjacks, scoring 29 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Bentley Boike reached double figures with 14 points and grabbed eight ...

SMSU ATHLETICS:14th Annual Mustang Gold Rush raises record amount of $80,000

MARSHALL - The 14th annual Mustang Gold Rush Raffle, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, was held on Feb. 3, on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. This year's event broke a new mark, as nearly $80,000 was raised to help fund student-athlete scholarships through the Mustang ...

SMSU TRACK & FIELD: SMSU track and field preps for NSIC Championships

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women's and men's track and field teams will travel to Mankato this Friday and Saturday for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships at Myers Field House on the campus of Minnesota State University. Field events will get ...

OUTDOORS: Another catch-and-release season expected on Mille Lacs Lake

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Walleye anglers face another year of catch-and-release fishing on Mille Lacs Lake. The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/2lLHL4p ) that Department of Natural Resources officials told the Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee last week to expect a second consecutive ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Tigers roll past Sioux falls Roosevelt

MARSHALL – The 2017 senior class for the Marshall Tiger basketball team is a special one. Mitch Sueker, Weston Baker Magrath and Zach Bloemker will all be playing college basketball. Blaise Andries and Reece Winkelman will both be playing Division I football. Nicky Ektanitphong will be ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakeview holds off Wabasso, 61-58

WABASSO – The Lakeview Lakers finish their regular season on a high note, defeating the Wabasso Rabbits 61-58 Tuesday night. After being down five points at half, the Lakers used the first nine minutes of the second half to regain the lead 39-38. Lakeview’s Coach Mike Imes knew his team ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU opens NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament versus UMD

MARSHALL – The No. 24 (D2SIDA) ranked Southwest Minnesota State University men's basketball team (22-5, 17-5 NSIC) opens the first round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament tonight hosting the University of Minnesota Duluth (4-24, 3-19 NSIC) at the R/A Facility in Marshall with tip-off ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall girls fall short versus Sioux Falls Roosevelt

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Marshall girls basketball team fell to Sioux Falls Roosevelt 41-40 Tuesday night. Maddie Marks led the way for the Tigers with 16 points while Natalie Petrich had nine. Marshall (13-13) heads into the Section 2AAA tournament and will face its opponent to be ...