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SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Mustangs ready for NSIC Championships

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's and men's track & field teams have a pair of big days upcoming as the squads compete at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday in Winona. The championship will be held at Paul Giel Field ...

PREP BASEBALL: Lancers outduel Sting to take home 5-3 win

CANBY – With both starters locked in a pitcher’s duel, the Yellow Medicine East and Canby baseball teams knew offense was going to be hard to come by in their game on Tuesday afternoon. YME’s Angel Jimenez and Canby’s Evan Stoks each delivered strong performances on the mound, but it ...

YOUTH SWIMMING: Southwest Swim Club holds home meet

MARSHALL – The Southwest Swim Club hosted the first annual Beat the Heat swim meet on Sunday at Southwest Minnesota State University. Four swim clubs from Minnesota and South Dakota participated in the two-day swim meet featuring 51 athletes. Southwest Swim Club had 24 athletes participating ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Pipestone Area cruises past Marshall in doubleheader

PIPESTONE — Pipestone Area defeated Marshall 13-1 in five innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Marshall recorded only three hits in the loss. Lenei Estrada had a double and an RBI to lead the Tigers. Pipestone 13, Marshall 1 Marshall 000 01 — 1 3 0 Pipestone 620 5x — ...

YOUTH BASEBALL: MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition to be held Saturday

MARSHALL – Marshall Community Services, Marshall Area Kiwanis, State Farm Insurance - Andrew Suby, Agent, M.A.Y.B.A. and Marshall Tiger Baseball will be hosting the Scotts Lawn Care & Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition on Saturday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. The ...

SMSU GOLF: Bixby currently in 11th place at NCAA Regional after shooting 79

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Southwest Minnesota State University's Ashley Bixby recorded a seven-over-par 79 today and is currently tied for 11th place after two rounds of the 54-hole NCAA women's golf Super Region 3 Tournament at the par-72, 6,084-yard Missouri Bluffs Golf Course. After shooting an ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU’s Heichel named second team All-NSIC

BURNSVILLE - The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced on Tuesday that Southwest Minnesota State University sophomore outfielder Ben Heichel has been named second team All-NSIC. The league's 15 head coaches selected the all-conference teams. Heichel, a native of North Mankato, ...

PREP BASEBALL: Late offense carries Marshall past Worthington

MARSHALL – The Marshall baseball team looked to be deadlocked in a tight battle with its Big South Conference opponent Worthington, as the score remained a one-run game for the majority of the afternoon. Then the Tiger offense came alive, as Marshall broke out the bats in the middle innings ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Knights get tripped up by Bluejays, 10-5

TYLER – The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton baseball team fell to Central Minnesota Christian Schools 10-5 on Monday. Neither team could find the scoreboard until the top of the fourth, when CMCS got two runs to take a 2-0 lead. The Bluejays then added another run in the top of the fifth to make it ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU’s Hendricks named NSIC Player of the Week

BURNSVILLE - Southwest Minnesota State University freshman third baseman Jake Hendricks was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week Monday following a strong four-game series versus Bemidji State at Alumni Field in Marshall. Hendricks, a native of Waconia, helped ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU’s Bixby fires even-par 72 at NCAA Regional first round

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Southwest Minnesota State University's Ashley Bixby carded an even-par 72 and is currently tied for fifth place after round one of the NCAA women's golf Super Region 3 Tournament at the par-72, 6,084-yard The Missouri Bluffs Golf Course on Monday. Elin Wahlin from ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Hendricks walk-off homer helps SMSU earn season-ending split

MARSHALL – Jake Hendricks hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to lift Southwest Minnesota State to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory in game one of an NSIC doubleheader over Bemidji State on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. BSU salvaged the final game of the four-game series ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs postseason run comes to an end with loss to Augustana

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team had to make a late run in the final week of the regular season just to earn a spot in the NSIC Tournament. What they did next helped make that run even more special. Coming in as the No. 10 seed, the Mustangs knocked ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso takes two victories in home invite

WABASSO – The Wabasso softball team earned two victories at their home invitational on Saturday, defeating Apollo 14-4 in five innings and MCC 5-4 and fell to Benilde 13-9. Against Apollo, Emily Benz and Sarah Franta both went 2 for 3 with a walk while Megan Rothmeier went 2 for 2 with a ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Milroy Irish use strong pitching to defeat Heron Lake

HERON LAKE – The Milroy Irish amateur baseball team got a strong pitching performance from both Tyler Peterson and Cody Mather to earn its first win of the season, a 5-2 victory over Heron Lake on Sunday. Peterson earned the victory on the hill, going six innings while allowing just two ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU uses big rally to sweep past Bemidji State

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a seven-run eighth inning deficit to earn a dramatic 12-11 walk-off victory over Bemidji State in game two of an NSIC baseball doubleheader on Friday at Alumni Field and complete the sweep. SMSU used a strong pitching performance from Justin ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Tigers get tripped up by St. Peter

MARSHALL – The Marshall softball team honored their seniors on Friday night, but the St. Peter Saints spoiled the festivities with a doubleheader sweep, earning a 7-1 victory in game one before holding off a late Tigers rally for a 12-8 win in game two. In the opener, it was the Saints who ...

AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall takes out MACA with strong offense

MORRIS — Marshall defeated Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 11-4 on Friday. Nick Klaith led the Tigers, going 4 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Klaith also got the win, striking out four batters over 4.2 innings. Marshall (3-2) hosts Worthington on Monday. HITTING: Marshall (Thompson ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs beat SCSU, CSP to stay alive in NSIC Tournament play

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The 10th seeded Southwest Minnesota State softball team continued its strong run in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament earning a 5-2 victory over eight-seed Concordia-St. Paul in an elimination game at Sherman Park. SMSU, which defeated fourth-seed ...