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PREP PROFILE: Sample Sisters were born to run

MARSHALL – For some people running is a nightmare. For the Sample family it's a lifestyle. Marshall's Nichole and Natalee Sample were born to run. Both of their parents, Dave and Marie Sample are track coaches at Marshall High School, while Marie also coaches the girls cross country team. ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Larson sets the tone for the Mustangs

MARSHALL – Megan Larson is entering her fourth and final year as a member of the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team. Larson returns as a three-year starter and will be one of three starters returning for head coach, Terry Culhane. Larson is a 2014 graduate from ...

PREP PROFILE: Jonah Johnson aiming to wrap up Knight’s career with a bang

RUTHTON – If anybody has seen Jonah Johnson play the game of basketball, you've probably seen him dive on the ball for a loose ball, or play physical defense. That physicality and hustle translate well to the football field, where Johnson plays linebacker and tight end for the ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU volleyball to host annual “Late Show” on Aug. 17

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team will host its annual "Late Show" intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the PE Gym. The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. This year's event will once again take place on the first ...

BEYOND THE SPORTS DESK: Makings of a Golden era

There's a renewed interest in the University of Minnesota football team around Marshall and the entire state these days. It's not just because Marshall High School graduates Blaise Andries and Drew Hmielewski are on the roster either (though that certainly doesn't hurt). The more likely ...

SMSU SOCCER: Emily Huddleston feels right at home in a Mustang uniform

MARSHALL – When Emily Huddleston made her visit to Southwest Minnesota State University she immediately knew it's where she was meant to be. The Trenton, Mich., native has felt right at home during her first three years as a Mustang. “When I came on my visit I really just loved the ...

PREP FOOTBALL: At a glimpse: Taking a look at Dawson-Boyd’s schedule

DAWSON – The Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks finished last season with an impressive 6-2 record. Unfortunately for the Blackjacks they had a quick exit in the section tournament, as they fell to the Canby Lancers, 21-7 in the first round. The Blackjacks will return their starting quarterback, Alex ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Mustang football holds first practice of 2017

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University football team officially opened fall camp this morning with its first practice at Mattke Field at the Schwan Regional Event Center. SMSU head coach Cory Sauter, now in his eighth season, has officially 111 student-athletes on the 2017 ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Henning guides Hadley to win over Windom

WINDOM - Lucas Henning was a riddle that the Windom Pirates could not solve Wednesday in Game One of their playoff series. With Henning spinning it on the mound the Hadley Buttermakers defeated the Windom Pirates, 6-1 to take the opener. Henning's mastery on the mound started in the first ...

YOUTH SPORTS: Marshall football to hold youth skills camp next week

MARSHALL – The Marshall football team will hold its annual Skills & Drills Jr. Tigers football camp starting next week. The camp will be held on Tuesday Aug. 15, Thursday Aug. 17 and Tuesday Aug. 22 from 10:45-11:45 a.m. and will be at the Marshall High School football fields. Boys ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Lamberton uses strong pitching to take down Hanska

LAMBERTON – After winning the first two games of region playoffs, the Lamberton Longsox looked to continue their dominant stretch on Tuesday, as they hosted the Hanska Lakers. The Longsox used a big third inning to catapult themselves to an 11-0 victory in seven innings over their rival. ...

SMSU SOCCER: SMSU soccer begins fall camp on Monday

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women's soccer team opens its 22nd season on Aug. 14, with its first practice of the 2017 season. Erin Kasmarik-Mallett begins her third season as head coach and welcomes back 15 letter winners from a year ago as a part of the 22-member ...

SMSU GOLF: Mustang golf kicks off fall practice on Monday

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team opens practice on Aug. 14 in preparation for the 2017 fall season. SMSU head coach Ross Webskowski-entering his 14th season-returns four letter winners on the roster, including two seniors, two sophomores and will welcome ...