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PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall shuts out Morris/Benson Area

By Sam Thielsthiel@marshallindependent.comMARSHALL The Marshall girls hockey offense came out firing and stayed that way against the Morris/Benson Area Storm, compiling five goals en route to a 5-0 shutout victory on Saturday in the Marshall Thanksgiving Tournament.The win gave Marshall a ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Eagles top Tigers in Championship

MARSHALL The Marshall boys hockey team started out of the gate strong, but ultimately fell to the Fargo Davies Eagles 3-1 Saturday night in the championship game of the Marshall Thanksgiving Tournament at the Red Baron Arena.The Tigers came out firing in the first period as Dylan ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakers open season with win over Fulda

FULDA The Lakeview Lakers opened out their season strong with a 76-59 victory over the Fulda Raiders Saturday.The Lakers led 43-30 at halftime and outscored Fulda 33-29 in the second half.Sadie Stelter led the way for the Lakers with 21 points. She also had nine rebounds, nine assists and ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Tigers fall to Minnehaha Academy

MARSHALL The Marshall girls hockey team stayed with the Minnehaha Academy Redhawks for two and a half periods, but a goal in the late stages by the Redhawks sealed the 1-0 victory Friday afternoon in the Marshall Thanksgiving Tournament at the Red Baron Arena.Both teams defended well to start, ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Marshall tops Pine City

MARSHALL The Marshall boys hockey team found themselves down to the Pine City Dragons by a goal after a back and forth first period, but managed to reclaim the lead with two third period goals en route to a 3-1 victory Friday night at the Red Baron Arena in the Thanksgiving tournament.The ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs prep for NSIC opener against Cougars

MARSHALL The Southwest Minnesota State University women's basketball team (0-4, 0-0) opens its home and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference season tonight, taking on the University of Sioux Falls (3-0, 0-0 NSIC) with tip-off slated for 6 p.m. at the R/A Facility in Marshall.BROADCAST INFO ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Marshall boys hockey under way

MARSHALL The Marshall boy's hockey team kicked off the prep winter schedule with a team scrimmage Tuesday at the Red Baron Arena.Members of the Tigers were split up into two teams, with one donning orange jerseys and the other wearing black jerseys.After a back and forth start, the orange ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs earn No. 2 seed in Regional Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team will be making its 13th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance-and 14th all-time-as the team was selected as the No. 2 seed in the Central Region tournament announced on Monday evening.The Mustangs also earned the No. ...

AREA HOCKEY: Pee Wee hockey starts district schedule with win

MARSHALL? Marshall Pee Wee A Hockey opened the district schedule with an impressive 8 2 win over Luverne on Sunday. Crisp passing and solid defense led to many scoring chances with Marshall tallying 63 shots on goal.Wyatt Boerboom and Braxton Meyer both had hat tricks with 3 goals each. ...

PREP STATE SWIMMING: Bentz places 15th at state tournament

MINNEAPOLIS Marshall swimmer Nyssa Bentz capped off her first state tournament with a 15th-place finish Friday in the Class A 100-yard freestyle consolation finals at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.The freshman recorded a time of 54.21 in the race after missing the Top 10 in the ...

SMSU WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: SMSU goes 3-2 over weekend tournament

WHITEWATER, Wis. The Southwest Minnesota State wheelchair basketball team won three of five games this past weekend at the UW-Whitewater Tournament.SMSU, 9-2 on the season, opened play on Friday morning with a 63-46 victory over Academy of Canada. David Evjen finished with a team-high 22 ...

AREA SWIMMING: Southwest Swim Club opens 2016 season with winter meets

BROOKINGS, S.D. The Southwest Swim Club (SSC) opened their 2016-17 winter season with a swim meet in Brookings, SD on Nov. 11-13. The Brookings Invitational was attended by over 250 athletes from six swim clubs located in South Dakota and Minnesota. Eleven SSC members swam in the meet with ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs fall in NSIC Championship

ST. PAUL Southwest Minnesota State was within striking distance throughout the match, but hit below .200 as a team for just the second time all season long as the Mustangs fell to top-ranked Concordia-St. Paul in three sets Sunday afternoon in the NSIC Championship match at the Gangelhoff ...

PREP STATE FOOTBALL: MPLS North takes out Wabasso

MINNEAPOLIS Even while getting outgained in nearly every aspect, Wabasso still had a chance.Trailing by eight, Wabasso got the ball at its own 32-yard line with 1:31 remaining and no timeouts, managing to get into opposing territory hoping to send the Class A state football semifinals into ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs off to 5-0 start

MARQUETTE, Mich. Taylor Schafer poured in a game-high 22 points on 9 of 11 shooting with four 3-pointers, while Mitch Weg and Ryan Bruggeman each recorded double-doubles to lead Southwest Minnesota State to an 87-69 victory over Northern Michigan on Saturday afternoon at the Berry Events ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SD Mines defeats SMSU, 85-67

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Southwest Minnesota State was unable to overcome a 51 percent shooting night from South Dakota Mines, who hit 11 of 23 3-point attempts to hand the Mustangs an 85-67 loss on Saturday. It was the Mustangs' fourth straight loss to start the season.Despite giving up the most ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU competes at Augie-Adidas Open

MINNEAPOLIS The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team competed Saturday at the Auggie-Adidas Open hosted by Augsburg College.Adam Knutson, who was wrestling unattached, placed third at 157 pounds in the Bronze Division, earning a sudden-victory in the third place match to finish the day ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs narrowly defeat Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON, Mich. Carter Kirk scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 73-69 non-conference victory over Michigan Tech on Friday night.SMSU improves to 4-0 on the season for the first time since 2009-10 and also ties the ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU women’s basketball falls to William Jewell

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Southwest Minnesota State held a plus eight advantage on the boards but struggled shooting, going just 33 percent from the field as a big third quarter run helped William Jewell to a 66-52 win over SMSU in the Stewart Center.SMSU went just 5-of-21 from behind the three point ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Multiple Marshall Tigers headline All-District team

MARSHALL Multiple Marshall Tigers were named to the 2016 All-District Football Team Friday. Seniors Blaise Andries and Reece Winkelman led the way for the Tigers, while juniors Jefferson Lee V and Trey Lance were also named to the team. Zac Almjeld and Mason Penske rounded out the names for ...