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SMSU’s Mitch Weg goes up for the layup in the second half against Concordia-St. Paul. SMSU won 81-46.

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU uses strong first half to beat CSP, 81-46

MARSHALL- The Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs took on the Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears on Friday night at SMSU where SMSU came out on top 81-46. The Mustangs struggled to get on the board in the first half as the Golden Bears were able to go on an eight-point tear before the ...

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SMSU’s Taylor Silva fires a bounce pass to teammate Lauren Hedlund in the first half against Concordia-St. Paul Friday.

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Golden Bears trip up Mustangs, win 67-63

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota University women’s basketball team was down by double figures in the fourth quarter against Concordia-St. Paul University. The Mustangs orchestrated a comeback attempt, but ultimately fell short to the Golden Bears 67-63 Friday night. Down by 18, SMSU ...

SMSU WRESTLING: Mustangs fall to Upper Iowa

MARSHALL – The Upper Iowa University wrestling team continued their dominance over the Southwest State Minnesota University wrestling team Friday evening. For the 13th straight time the Peacocks defeated the Mustangs. In the latest chapter the Peacocks defeated SMSU 30-6. The Mustangs ...

Marshall's Elijah Sterner pins a Redwood Valley opponent Friday. The Tigers won 63-11.

PREP WRESTLING: Tigers take care of Cardinals

MARSHALL – The Marshall Tiger wrestling team defeated Redwood Falls 63-11 Friday evening. The Tigers picked up two wins by fall en route to their dual victory. The Tigers were able to win six of the seven contested matches. Marshall coach Justin Bouwman said he was impressed by how ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: CMCS Tops Knights in Camden Conference duel

TYLER — Central Minnesota Christian outlasted Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 54-48 in overtime on Friday. The game was deadlocked at 44-all going into the extra frame, but the Bluejays outscored the Knights 10-4 to get the win. Tina Haroldson led the Knights with 12 points and seven rebounds. She ...

THURSDAY PREP WRESTLING: Marshall takes down Windom Area

WINDOM-The Marshall Tiger wrestling team defeated Windom 45-18 Thursday evening. The Tigers picked won two of the 10 contested matches by fall. Jaiden Bahr won by fall over Eli Mutz in the 220-weight class at the 1:06 mark. In the 145-weight class Toby Semler defeated Nick Curry by fall at ...

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Marshall’s Nicky Ektanitphong drives around a screen set by Blaise Andries against an Eagle defender Thursday.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: First half run boosts Tigers over Windom Area

MARSHALL – It was all Marshall all the time Thursday evening when the fifth ranked Tigers ran away from the visiting Windom Eagles, 70-29. With the win the Tigers extended their winning streak to eight games and improved to 13-1 overall. If the Eagles had any hopes of pulling off the road ...

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Marshall’s Natalee Sample looks for a teammate against Windom Area Thursday. The Tigers won 56-18.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Marshall takes care of Eagles, 56-18

MARSHALL – The Marshall Tigers played the Windom Area Eagles on Thursday night where the Tigers dominated and came out on top over the Eagles, 56-18. Marshall got on the board early in the first and held the lead for the entirety of the game. Natalie Petrich started her night with a ...

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Lakeview’s Brooklin Peltier (2) lays the ball up against Dawson-Boyd Thursday. The Lakers won 79-59.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL; Lakers cruise past Dawson-Boyd

COTTONWOOD—The Lakeview Lakers used a 20-5 run in the second half to knock off the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks Thursday 79-59. The Lakers started slow out of the gates in the first half. Brooklin Peltier’s two layups helped start Lakeview’s offense. Sadie Stelter had 11 points in the half ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU Athletics announce 2017 hall of honor class

MARSHALL –  The 13th induction into the Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Hall of Honor is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28. The festivities, which will be held at the SMSU Upper Level Conference Center, will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a half-hour social, followed by lunch and ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Track & field squads head to SDSU D2 Invite on Friday

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University indoor track & field teams make the short trip west on Friday to compete at the South Dakota State D2 Invitational at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Both running and field events will begin at 2 p.m. Southwest Minnesota ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lancers move to 12-1 with 79-54 win

ORTONVILLE – The Canby Lancers girls basketball team improved to 12-1 Tuesday evening with a 79-54 victory against Ortonville. The Lancers exploded for 46 first half points to run away from the Trojans. Natalie Dinius led the Lancers with 23 points. Sydney Sisk and Alyssa Beckius both ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Marshall comes in at No. 5 in latest Class 3A polls

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota boys' high school basketball rankings, as provided by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication. Class 4A 1. Champlin Park    (10-0) 2. Maple Grove    (10-1) 3. Lakeville North    (10-1) 4. Wayzata       ...

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Marshall’s Weston Baker Magrath (0) lays the ball up in the second half against Jackson County Central Tuesday.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Marshall cruises past JCC, 87-45

MARSHALL – The Marshall Tigers took on the Jackson County Central Huskies on Tuesday night where the Tigers came out on top 87-45. The Tigers trailed early in the first half and struggled to take the lead, but a strong push by the Marshall offense changed everything. Zach Bloemker scored ...

Wabasso's Alison Benz drives in the first half against Dawson-Boyd. The Rabbits won 70-31.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Late first half run lifts Wabasso over Dawson-Boyd

WABASSO – The Wabasso Rabbits (9-4) picked up their third straight win Thursday by defeating Dawson-Boyd (7-8) 70-31. The Rabbits were able to turn what was a close game into a blowout thanks to a strong defensive performance. “Our pressure started to wear them down,” said Wabasso coach ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Tigers take care of Huskies

JACKSON — Marshall defeated Jackson County Central 57-24 on Tuesday. Marshall had a strong start to the game, going into halftime with a 47-15 lead. “We really came out with lots of energy tonight,” Marshall coach Dan Westby said. “Our pressure was effective, and as a result we had ...