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SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU earns NCAA Award of Excellence honor

INDIANAPOLIS - The Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department on Thursday was one of 20 institutions and one conference to be named finalists for the 2019 Division II Award of Excellence. The award recognizes events and activities that exemplify the type of campus and community ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Call it a draw

MARSHALL – With Sydney Mauch’s overtime game-winner back in December still fresh in their opponent’s minds, the Marshall Tigers girls hockey team knew they would have to dig deep when the revenge-minded New Ulm Eagles came to town for Thursday night’s rematch. Showing their resiliency ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU wrestling falls to NSU in conference dual

ABERDEEN, S.D. - The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (0-2) fell to Northern State (5-1) 22-16 on Thursday night at the Barnett Center in the second conference matchup of the season. SMSU returned to conference action for the first time since hosting St. Cloud State on Nov. 29. SMSU ...

SMSU WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: Mustangs back in action this weekend in Nebraska

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University wheelchair basketball team returns to action today and Saturday with four games in Omaha, Neb. SMSU (4-8), which last played on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, splitting four games in Columbia, Mo., will begin play at the Nebraska-Omaha Tournament with ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU heads to Northern State for dual today

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (0-1, 0-1 NSIC) travels to Northern State (4-1, 2-1 NSIC) for the first road conference dual of the season today at 7 p.m. in the Wachs Arena. Catching up with the Mustangs SMSU returns to action after competing in the Doane ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Marshall falls to No. 16 in prep polls

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Associated Press poll for Minnesota boys' high school hockey, provided by Let's Play Hockey newspaper. First-place votes are in parentheses. Class AA 1. Minnetonka (10) 2. Andover 3. Edina 4. Maple Grove 5. Duluth East 6. White Bear Lake 7. Blaine 8. Eden ...

TUESDAY PREP ROUNDUP: MCC cruises past WWG

WESTBROOK – The Murray County Central girls basketball team defeated Westbrook-Walnut Grove 80-43 on Tuesday. Ines Rios Rus led the way for the Rebels with 25 points while Montana Beckmann added 15 and Shelby Christensen had 11. Brianna Schmitz led in rebounds with five while Rios Rus led ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings stay at No. 1 in prep polls

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota boys' high school basketball rankings, as provided by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication. Class 4A 1. Hopkins 12-1 2. Prior Lake 7-1 3. Park Center 9-1 4. Shakopee 9-2 5. East Ridge 8-2 6. Eden ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Minneota remains atop Class A polls

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota girls' high school basketball rankings, as provided by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication. Class 4A 1. Hopkins 11-0 2. Wayzata 13-0 3. Stillwater 9-2 4. Farmington 11-0 5. Eastview 9-2 6. St. ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Strong defense carries Tigers past Cardinals, 59-41

MARSHALL – A well-executed press takes speed and anticipation. Thankfully for the Tigers, speedsters Kaia Sueker and Lenei Estrada possess both qualities in spades. Led by a swarming effort by the tandem of guards, the Marshall girls basketball team put on a defensive clinic in Tuesday ...

PREP WRESTLING: Top-five tangle

MINNEOTA – As the spotlight shined down on the mat, a pair of Top 5 heavyweight teams stood facing each other looking to gain not only a key conference dual victory, but a push even further in the right direction towards the rest of their season. The No. 2-ranked ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall picks up 3-1 win over Worthington

WORTHINGTON — Marshall picked up a Big South win on the road Tuesday night, defeating Worthington 3-1. Marshall got out to an early lead in the first period as Sydney Mauch scored on a pass from Olivia Peterson. The duo connected again early in the second period before Jadyn Briffett ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Mustang Booster Club to hold luncheon today

MARSHALL - The Mustang Booster Club will hold its January luncheon today at The Pizza Ranch in Marshall. The monthly meetings, which begin at 12:15 p.m., are open to all Booster Club members and prospective members. Wednesday's meeting will feature updates with Mustang head coaches concerning ...

YOUTH HOCKEY: Marshall Squirt B hockey drops trio of games over the weekend

MARSHALL – The MAHA Squirt B hockey was able to outshoot two of their three opponents over the weekend, but were unable to find the back of the net enough times to record a victory either day. On Saturday, The Tigers faced off against Windom to start the day. Marshall outshot the Eagles ...

PREP DANCE: Marshall dance team hosts Big South Showcase

MARSHALL – In sports, competing on the road can bring a unique, and sometimes difficult, atmosphere. But there’s something about competing on your home floor that raises the comfortability bar to a whole new level. For the second consecutive year, the Marshall dance team got to experience ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Second-half spark

COTTONWOOD – Sometimes it’s not about how you start, but how you finish. Guided by leading scorer Nate Everson, the Murray County Central boys basketball team overcame a seven-point deficit to begin the second half to win 67-59 over the Lakeview Lakers in Cottonwood on Monday. Rebels ...