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AMATEUR BASEBALL: Ruthton falls to Worthington

WORTHINGTON - It was a beautiful night for baseball on Friday when the Ruthton Royals made the trip to Worthington to take on the Worthington Cubs. Unfortunately the results were not as kind to the Royals, as they were dealt their 15th loss of the season, as they fell to the Cubs 5-2. The ...

YOUTH SOCCER: Fairmont beats Marshall 16U girls with second-half goals

MARSHALL – The Marshall 16U C3 girls soccer team kept themselves in their game against Fairmont with stifling defensive play. Unfortunately for Marshall, their offense couldn’t get going, as they wrapped up their season with a 2-0 loss to Fairmont Friday at Marshall High School. Defense ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall Legion falls to BOLD late, 4-3

BIRD ISLAND – The Marshall Mudcats traveled to Bird Island on Thursday to take on BOLD. The Mudcats lost a tightly contested game, 4-3. BOLD won on a walkoff single with two outs to hand Marshall their eighth loss of the season. WIth the loss the Mudcats have now lost seven straight games ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU’s Kerr, Wagner honored by WGCA

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Southwest Minnesota State University golfers Lauren Kerr and Dana Wagner have been selected to the Women's Golf Coaches Association's (WGCA) All-America Scholar Team for Division II. A total of 952 women golfers in Division I, II, and III earned the honor. The criteria ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Raymond no-hits Marshall A’s, 2-0

MARSHALL – The Marshall A's were back in action on Wednesday night after a week-long break. The team would have little time to reflect on Fourth of July festivities, as they prepared for one of their toughest match ups of the year. Marshall hosted the defending Class C champion Raymond ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Hadley gets by Milroy Irish

MILROY – It was a beautiful night for baseball at Irish Yard on Wednesday. The setting was perfect and the spectators were treated to a well-contested matchup between Hadley and the Milroy Irish. Both teams entered the contest with an 11-3 record. A three-run ninth inning proved to be the ...

PREP BASKETBALL: TMB’s Kaylee Kirk commits to Dakota Wesleyan for basketball

TRACY – The moment Kaylee Kirk picked up a basketball she fell in love with it. When she first started playing competitively she set her sights on playing college basketball. Kirk's goal of playing college basketball was met with many naysayers and critics. Those critics said that she was too ...

VFW BASEBALL: Marshall Black goes 2-1 over weekend

MARSHALL – After playing six games in the last 10 days, the Marshall VFW Black baseball team entered the weekend looking to make a little noise in the VFW tournament before they went on their week-long break. They would take care of Sioux Falls East 4-3 and fall to Alexandria 13-8 on Saturday ...

VFW BASEBALL: Marshall Orange earns pair of wins in weekend tournament

MARSHALL – In fitting fashion, the Marshall VFW Orange 15U baseball team spent July 4th weekend playing America's pastime. The team was competing in a VFW tournament that took place at Legion Field and Irish Yard. On Saturday, fireworks were on display at the plate for Marshall, as they ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Ruthton falls to Fairmont

RUTHTON - There would be no Ruthton Royals rally against Fairmont on Sunday. The Royals dug themselves into an early three-run deficit and failed to string together enough hits to mount a rally. With the Ruthton bats silenced the visiting Fairmont Martins cruised to a 9-0 victory in seven ...

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Marshall Legion baseball drops pair of games

NEW ULM – The Marshall Legion baseball team fell to Forest Lake 3-2 before dropping to Stillwater 13-3 in six innings in the Upper Midwest Classic Saturday. Against Forest Lake, Ryan VanMoer led the way for Marshall with a 1 for 4 day at the plate while Mason Penske went 1 for 2 and Brandon ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Mustang Memories: Lionel Bolden

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University is celebrating 50 years during the 2017-18 academic year. During the next few months, SMSU Athletics will take a look back and fondly remember some of the most memorable events, teams, coaches and student-athletes over the past 50 ...

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: 2017 Marshall Independent All-Area Baseball First Team

MARSHALL – It was a fun spring covering baseball for the Marshall Independent sports staff. The Marshall Tigers and Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove Falcons both made their respective state tournaments and took home third place. A handful of seniors will be going on to play college ...