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SMSU SOFTBALL: No. 8 ranked Winona State sweeps twinbill against SMSU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Winona State, ranked No. 8 in the latest Top 25 national poll, showed why it's one of the top teams in the country by sweeping Southwest Minnesota State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference softball on Friday by scores of 12-4 and 8-2. The games were scheduled to be ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Run at state puts spotlight on successful Southwest

TYLER – In the closing seconds of the Class A Championship game last Saturday, Carter Hansen went to the free-throw line to put the game on ice. Meanwhile, his twin brother Cooper started to celebrate with his teammates as he went to center court and hugged Garrett Kern. When the final horn ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Mustangs add meet on Saturday in Iowa

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head track & field coach Dan Allen announced Tuesday the team will be competing this Saturday at the Iowa Western Community College Spring Classic/Multi in Council Bluffs, Iowa. SMSU was scheduled to host the Mustang Open on Friday, but the ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs announce more schedule changes

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head softball coach Jamie Dunn has announced another schedule change for SMSU for their upcoming Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheaders scheduled for this weekend. On Monday, SMSU rescheduled its NSIC opening doubleheader at the ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Four Tigers take home All-Conference honors

MARSHALL — The Big South Conference announced its boys hockey all-conference team on Monday. Conference champion Luverne had three seniors make the team in Declan Beers, Kasyn Kruse and Daniel Tofteland. Marshall’s three representatives were senior Chase VanDeVere, junior Mason Plante ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs’ NSIC opener moved to Wednesday

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head softball coach Jamie Dunn announced Monday that SMSU's Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader at the University of Sioux Falls scheduled for today has now been postponed one day and will now be played on Wednesday at Sherman ...

MARSHALL TIGER REVIEW: Tigers improve on season with trip to state tournament

MARSHALL - Last year, the Marshall Tigers girls hockey program experienced a bit of a fresh start, moving across town to the brand new Red Baron Arena and Expo. This season, it was an old streak that the program got a fresh start from, advancing to the Class A Tournament for the first time ...

MARSHALL TIGER REVIEW: Marshall posts historic season with young group

MARSHALL – The Marshall wrestling team had a historic season this past winter. The Tigers posted an overall record of 20-3, finishing runner-up in the Section 3AA team tournament but had multiple wrestlers compete at the Class AA individual state tournament. Marshall coach Justin Bouwman ...

Knights overcome 11-point deficit in comeback win to claim state title

By Sam Thiel sthiel@marshall independent.com MINNEAPOLIS – Just like they had done countless times before, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton boys basketball team saw its game come down to a final defensive stop. And just like they had done each of those times, the Knights delivered. With RTR ...

SMSU splits baseball doubleheader with NSU

OMAHA, Neb. – Southwest Minnesota State snapped a six-game losing streak with a 12-2 victory over Northern State in game two of a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball doubleheader on Sunday at Jurgenson Park. NSU took the opening game by a score of 4-0. The games, originally ...

Knights knock off No. 1 seed with 49-38 victory over Mayer Lutheran

MINNEAPOLIS – MINNEAPOLIS – Coming into its semifinal game Friday afternoon, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton boys basketball team knew it was going to have to put on a strong defensive performance if the No. 4 seeded Knights were going to compete with the No. 1 seed in the bracket, Mayer ...