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SMSU WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: SMSU’s Ryan Kile earns NIWB academic award

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Association announced its postseason awards on Thursday and Southwest Minnesota State University senior Ryan Kile has been named to the association's Academic All-American team. Kile, a senior from Lawrence, Neb., is one of ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU to open spring season on Monday

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team returns to action next week to open the 2019 spring season with a pair of tournaments and one dual match during its spring trip to Arizona. SMSU will first compete hosting the seven-team, 36-hole SMSU Invite on March 11-12 ...

SMSU TENNIS: SMSU earns road win over Colo. College

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Southwest Minnesota State women's tennis team picked up its second straight victory during its spring trip earning a 5-4 win at Colorado College on Friday at the Burghart Tennis Courts. SMSU improves to 9-8 on the season with the win. It's the first time SMSU ...

Third time’s a charm

ST. PETER — On paper, the Section 2AAA Championship matchup between Marshall and Waseca may have looked like David vs. Goliath, but not to the Tigers. To them, it was just another game. After falling to the top-seeded Bluejays twice in the regular season, No. 3-seeded Marshall decided to ...

No. 5 Dawson-Boyd holds on to upset No. 1 Minneota 82-73

MARSHALL  — The Minneota Vikings and Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks are no strangers to each other. As Camden Conference rivals, they faced each other earlier in the season, with Minneota recording a 75-55 victory on Jan. 11. With a trip to the Section 3A North Championship game on the line ...

Chargers edge Rebels, 75-68

WORTHINGTON — After splitting the season series with each team winning on its home floor, No. 3-seeded Westbrook-Walnut Grove and No. 2-seeded Murray County Central moved to a neutral court on Thursday night to see who would take the season series and advance to the Section 3A South ...

Mustangs open spring trip with big win against Concordia (Neb.)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Southwest Minnesota State women's tennis opened its spring trip on Thursday with an 8-1 victory over Concordia University (Neb.) at the Burghart Tennis Courts on the campus of Colorado College. SMSU is now 8-8 overall, while Concordia drops to 5-3 on the ...

SMSU WRESTLING: One more time

MARSHALL – Last year, Cortez Arredondo was the lone representative for the Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team at the NCAA Division II National Championships. While his teammates and family members went to cheer him on, Arredondo knew he wanted to return to that national stage ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU ready for spring break games in Florida

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State prepares for a spring break trip to Florida for four non-conference double headers. •SMSU's competition includes Rollings (FL) on Sunday at 6 p.m., Florida Tech on Monday at 2 p.m., Tampa (FL), on Tuesday at 3 p.m., and finishing with Eckerd (FL) ...

BEYOND THE SPORTS DESK: Creating Mustangs for life

MARSHALL — There’s a hashtag that’s frequently used by fans of the Southwest Minnesota State University athletic programs: #M4L. It stands for Mustangs for life, and it often symbolizes how folks will still identify as Mustangs long after graduating and leaving the SMSU ...

SECTION 2AAA BOYS BASKETBALL: From West to East

MARSHALL – The Marshall boys basketball team came into their Section 2AAA opener Tuesday night looking to make an early statement and continue the momentum they have seen the last few weeks that has resulted in a 12-game win streak to close out the regular season. The Tigers continued that ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Mustangs open season on Thursday in Arizona

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball team opens its 50th season of play this Thursday, with the first of seven games at the Tucson Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. •All seven non-conference games will take place at the Kino Sports Complex. •SMSU opens play versus ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Taking it indoors

MARSHALL – Last season, Rebecca Manteuffel was able to set history by becoming the first female track and field athlete in the Southwest Minnesota State University program to qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships in the discus event. With that experience under her belt, the ...

YOUTH HOCKEY: Marshall Bantam A hockey team competes at Regional tournament

MARSHALL – After winning the District 4 Playoffs, the Marshall Tigers Bantam A, along with seven other teams in the state, earned a trip to the South Region Tourney. On Friday, the Tigers squared off against Minnetonka in the opening round. After two periods, the Tigers trailed 2-0 to the ...