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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Panthers hang on against Dawson-Boyd in four sets

TRACY – The surging Tracy Milroy Balaton Panthers continued their hot streak on Tuesday night with a four-set victory at home over the Dawson Boyd Blackjacks to extend their winning streak to three straight games. Now winners in seven of their last eight games, the Panthers are hitting their ...

SECTION 2AA TENNIS: Opening statement

MARSHALL – Marshall tennis coach Alex Cleppe couldn’t remember off the top of his head the last time the Tigers advanced to the second round of the section tournament. His players wanted to provide a fresher, more recent memory in Tuesday’s opener against New Prague. The No. 4 seeded ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall cruises past Arrows, 3-1

PIPESTONE — The Marshall Tigers got out to a quick start in Tuesday night’s match and didn’t look back, defeating Pipestone Area 3-1 (25-15, 25-11, 16-25, 25-9). “We felt it was important to get out to a good start, and we did that in Sets 1 and 2,” Marshall coach Dan Westby said ...

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Tigers fall to New Ulm in regular season finale, 3-0

MARSHALL – The Marshall girls soccer team wanted to close out its regular season on a high note. The New Ulm Eagles had other ideas, however, as they outpaced the Tigers on their way to a 3-0 shutout victory over Marshall on Tuesday. Despite the loss, Marshall coach Jesus Hernandez ...

AREA ATHLETICS: MCS to hold winter sports league meetings tonight

MARSHALL – Marshall Community Services will be hosting an organizational meeting tonight for their winter adult sports leagues. The Men’s Recreational Basketball and Men’s Over 30 basketball league meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. while the Men’s volleyball, Co-Recreational ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: SMSU’s Blake Gimbel named NSIC Offensive Player of the Week

BURNSVILLE – Southwest Minnesota State University senior quarterback Blake Gimbel has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in SMSU's 54-24 road victory over the University of Mary on Saturday afternoon. Gimbel, a ...

PREP TENNIS: Marshall earns No. 4 seed in Section 2AA South tournament

MARSHALL – The Marshall Tigers have earned the No. 4 seed in the Section 2AA South girls’ tennis tournament. The Tigers will host No. 5 New Prague today at the Marshall High School tennis complex, beginning at 4 p.m. The winner will advance to play No. 1 seed Hutchinson on Thursday. ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Quick start fuels RTR

TYLER – The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton volleyball team utlized an electric start in their opening two sets to help fuel them to a four-set victory over Camden Conference rival Murray County Central on Monday in front of their home crowd. Knights coach Daynica Brown was pleased to see her team put ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall earns sweep against Sioux Falls Lincoln

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Marshall volleyball team defeated Sioux Falls Lincoln 3-0 on Monday, winning by scores of 25-19, 25-8 and 25-18. “We started out a little slow, but once we were able to pick up the pace, we played a lot faster and did things much better,” Marshall coach Dan ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Gimbel record-setting day leads SMSU past UMary

BISMARCK, N.D. - Southwest Minnesota State's Blake Gimbel passed for 356 yards and five touchdowns and also rushed for a touchdown to pace the Mustangs to an impressive 54-24 road victory over the University of Mary on Saturday at MDU Resources Community Bowl. It was a record-setting day for ...

AREA HOCKEY: Closing ceremonies

MARSHALL – A few weeks ago, dozens of area kids laced up hockey skates and put on pads for the first time and slowly made their way to the ice. As the weeks progressed, their confidence improved and their excitement increased, and on Sunday afternoon at the Red Baron Arena and Expo, the ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU sweeps BSU to end weekend play

BEMIDJI ­- The Southwest Minnesota State Volleyball team ended its weekend road series with a sweep of Bemidji State on Saturday afternoon at the BSU Gymnasium. SMSU (12-5, 7-2 NSIC) defeated (5-12, 2-7 NSIC) with a collective .333 team hitting percentage. Taylor Reiss and Sarina Smith tied ...

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Tigers fall to St. Peter, 3-1

MARSHALL – The last time the Marshall girls soccer team took on the St. Peter Saints it was their season opener and their first game competing at the varsity level, ending in a lopsided 6-0 defeat. Flash forward a month into the season and the Tigers once again took on the Saints, but with a ...

SMSU SOCCER: Mustangs fall to No. 7 Bemidji State

BEMIDJI – The Southwest Minnesota State women's soccer team fell 4-0 to No. 7 Bemidji State to conclude the road series weekend on Sunday afternoon. BSU (10-0, 7-0 NSIC) outshot SMSU (3-6, 3-4 NSIC), 22 to six in the Beaver's 10th consecutive victory. The Mustangs defeated Minnesota ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU finishes eighth at Augustana Invitational

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Southwest Minnesota State women's golf team closed the Augustana Invite on Sunday with a second round score of 346 and finished in eighth place with a score of 681 at the 10-team, 36-hole invite played at Elmwood Golf Course. Augustana won the invite with a score of ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: SMSU heads back to the road to face the University of Mary today

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University (1-3, 1-3 NSIC South) steps out of NSIC South divisional play for the next four weeks as it embarks a trip to Bismarck, N.D., to face the University of Mary (0-4, 0-4 NSIC North) today, with kickoff set for 2 p.m. at the MDU Resources ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Second-half Stinger

COTTONWOOD – Yellow Medicine East tailback Ethan Peterson got the ball early and often in Friday night’s contest with the Lakeview Lakers as he steamrolled his way to a 256-yard, two-touchdown night to help play spoiler to the Lakers’ homecoming with a 34-20 victory. Providing a ...