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AREA GOLF: Marshall Golf Club holds U.S. Bank Business Scramble

MARSHALL – The U.S. Bank Marshall Business Scramble was recently held at Marshall Golf Club. Listed below are some of the top finishers. First place: Ryan Erickson, Jason Youngquist, Jeff Youngquist, Alan Felmelee. Second place: Steve Bennett Matt Bennett Kirk Grannes Erik Porter. Third ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Fairmont takes out Milroy Irish to earn sweep

MILROY – The Milroy Irish amateur baseball team looked to bounce back from an opening game loss to the Fairmont Martins in their best-of-three series, but Martins starting pitcher Josh Smith kept the Irish bats quiet in a 10-2 win on Friday. The victory marked a series sweep for Fairmont ...

YOUTH BASEBALL: A defensive stand

MARSHALL – The Marshall 13U baseball team wanted to start out strong in their opening games of the 13AA state tournament on Friday. When their early leads started to get slimmer, the Tigers were forced to rely on some final defensive stands. Fortunately for Marshall, those last stands held, ...

VFW BASEBALL: Marshall Orange opens state with 10-0 win over EGF

HAM LAKE - Marshall 15U Orange opened up the state tournament with a 10-0 win over East Grand Forks in five innings on Friday. Spencer Wambeke went 2 for 2 with a pair of RBI and a pair of runs scored to lead Marshall Orange. Noah Blomme added three RBI on two hits in the win, while Chase ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Mudcats fall to Cokato 5-3 in playoffs, end season

RICHMOND – A seventh-inning rally brought the Marshall Legion baseball team within striking distance of its second round opponent in Cokato, with the chance to keep its season alive hanging in the balance. Unfortunately the Mudcats were unable to capitalize on a bases-loaded opportunity and ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Mustangs picked to finish 12th overall in preseason polls

BURNSVILLE - The Southwest Minnesota State University football team was picked to finish 12th overall and eighth in the South Division in the annual 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll released on Thursday. Minnesota State was chosen as the overall favorite ...

AREA BASEBALL: Marshall set to host 13AA state tourney this upcoming weekend

MARSHALL – Youth baseball will be in full force this weekend in the Marshall area. Starting today, 30 teams will compete in the 13AA state tournament at both the four-field complex near the high school as well as Independence Park. Tournament director Kenzie Krowiorz said it’s great to be ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Hutchinson trips up Mudcats in opening round of playoffs

COLD SPRING – A three-hit game was not enough to get the job done in Cold Spring as the No. 6 seed Marshall Legion baseball team dropped its opening round matchup to No. 3 seed Hutchinson by a score of 7-2 in the double-elimination Sub-State playoffs. It was a tough day at the plate for ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Final tune-up

MARSHALL – The Marshall and Minneota amateur baseball teams got one final tune-up Wednesday night before they begin their playoff schedule this weekend. The Mudhens jumped out to an early lead, but the A’s battled back late to earn a 7-6 victory in seven innings. Neither team found ...

AREA VOLLEYBALL: Spiking stereotypes

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball program is wrapping up its summer camps this week, and it started with some history. SMSU held its first-ever boys volleyball camp at the R/A Facility on Monday and Tuesday, with 12 campers in grades 6-12 ...

JAKE’S TAKE: Three things to watch for at Vikings training camp

MINNEAPOLIS – After a brutal loss in last season’s NFC Championship game to the reigning Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, the Vikings will have a chance to exorcise their post-season demons in the upcoming season that officially kicks off this Saturday with training camp. For the ...

VFW BASEBALL: Tracy VFW baseball takes out Pipestone

MILROY – The Tracy VFW baseball team defeated Pipestone 3-0 in the district playoffs on Tuesday in Milroy. Luc Gervais tossed a complete-game no-hitter on the mound for Tracy, going all seven innings while striking out six batters. Offensively, Gervais went 2 for 3 at the plate with a ...

SMSU TENNIS: Andrew Cobb named head women’s tennis coach at SMSU

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University Director of Athletics Chris Hmielewski announced Monday that Andrew Cobb has been hired as the new head women's tennis coach at SMSU. Cobb comes to SMSU following three seasons as the head men's and women's tennis coach at NAIA Montreat ...

YOUTH SOCCER: Marshall youth soccer teams compete at state

ROCHESTER – Multiple Marshall youth soccer teams recently wrapped their seasons at the state tournament in Rochester over the weekend, all with high place finishes. The 12U boys White team took second place in their age group. The team tied its first game on Friday 3-3 before winning 6-0 to ...

AREA BASEBALL: 15U Orange beats West St. Paul 16-6

EAGAN – The Marshall 15U Orange baseball team defeated West St. Paul 16-6 in five innings on Saturday. Cole Felcyn led the way for Marshall with a 4 for 5 day at the plate with four RBI while AJ Toulouse added a hit and four RBI and Spencer Wambeke went 1 for 2 with two RBI. Braden Meyer, ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Sunday showcase

MILROY – After Heron Lake took down the Milroy Irish amateur baseball team in Game 2 of their best-of-three series on Saturday, both team knew Sunday’s performance needed to be special in order to survive. The Irish put Cody Mather on the mound. The ace righthander took care of the ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Hadley moves on with sweep of Worthington, 6-2

HADLEY – After a decisive 10-3 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-three series against the Worthington Cubs on Thursday, the Hadley Buttermakers took Game 2 on Saturday by a score of 6-2 in a strong collective effort in the field and in the batter’s box. Buttermakers coach Myron Bennett ...