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STATE FOOTBALL: Taylor twins anchoring the Rabbits on both sides

WABASSO - Since the 2016 season, the Wabasso Rabbits have gone 24-2 with two trips to the state tournament. This past Saturday, the Rabbits defeated Ada-Borup/Norman County West 21-13 to advance to the 1A state title game for the first time in program history. “It felt really good,” ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU volleyball moves to No. 2 in AVCA Top-25

LEXINGTON, Ky.- Southwest Minnesota State women's volleyball, following a win over top-ranked Concordia-St. Paul in the NSIC Tournament championship match, has moved up to No. 2 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) Top-25 poll that was released on Monday. SMSU (28-3) ...

YOUTH SWIMMING: Southwest Swim Club attends Maverick Invite

MANKATO – The Southwest Swim Club attended the 2017 Maverick Invite on Sunday at the University of Minnesota, Mankato. The meet featured 128 swimmers from seven different Minnesota swim clubs. SSC had 11 athletes competing in 41 individual events. Of those events, SSC had 27 personal ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs sweep past Concordia-St. Paul to win NSIC Tournament

ST. PAUL - Taylor Reiss, the tournament Most Valuable Player, recorded a match-high 25 kills to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 3-0 victory over Concordia-St. Paul in championship match of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament on Sunday. SMSU (28-3), the No. 2 seed in the ...

STATE SWIMMING: Bentz wraps up state meet with strong finishes

MINNEAPOLIS – Marshall’s Nyssa Bentz set out a goal for herself during her final races of the Class A state meet on Saturday: finish higher than her starting positions. She made true on her goal, placing seventh in the 50-yard freestyle championship heat and first in the 100-yard freestyle ...

STATE SWIMMING: Bentz posts strong times in Class A state prelims

MINNEAPOLIS – For Marshall’s Nyssa Bentz, one state event just wasn’t enough. Last year as a freshman, Bentz qualified for the Class A meet in the 100-yard freestyle and just missed the cut for the 50-yard freestyle in the section finals by four-hundredths of a second. This time, the ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Knights fall to Nevis in state semifinals

MINNEAPOLIS - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton’s successful season came to an abrupt end Friday morning at U.S. Bank Stadium in the 9-Man state semifinals. RTR had no answer for the Nevis, as the Tigers ran away from the Knights, 44-16. “They are good,” RTR coach Josh Fredrickson said. “We knew ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Minneota focused on Mayer Lutheran in semis

MINNEOTA -The Minneota Vikings are no stranger to the big stage. Since 2009 the Vikings have made the trip to the state tournament six times and won the state championship three times. The senior class for the Vikings have been a part of two state championship teams and now have been to the ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Rabbits ready for semifinal game against Ada-Borup

WABASSO - The Wabasso Rabbits played in the Class A state semifinals last year. In that game the Rabbits fell to eventual state champion, Minneapolis North, 16-8. This year the Rabbits will take on Ada-Borup/Norman County West. The battle-tested Rabbits have one mission this year, and that ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU softball signs five student-athletes

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University head softball coach Jamie Dunn announced on Friday the signing of five high school student-athletes to letters of intent to continue their academic and softball careers at SMSU. Joining the Mustang softball program for the 2018-19 season ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU prepares for home opener against Waldorf

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State will look to rebound from a tough opening weekend in the NSIC/ MIAA Challenge as it hosts its home opener against Waldorf (Iowa) this afternoon at 4 p.m., in the R/A Facility. SMSU Quick Hits - Head Coach, Tom Webb, enters his second season at the helm ...