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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Area volleyball teams wrap up Southwest Challenge

MARSHALL – Tens of schools and five area volleyball teams all converged on the hardwood courts of Marshall High School and Southwest Minnesota State University over the weekend, with Marshall, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Minneota, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton and Yellow Medicine East competing against ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso, WWG take second place in weekend tournaments

MONTEVIDEO – The Wabasso volleyball team took second place at the Montevideo Tournament over the weekend. The Rabbits defeated Lakeview 25-12, 25-20, Paynesville 25-27, 25-17, GFW 25-17, 25-14 before falling to Litchfield 21-25, 25-17, 13-15. Maddy Guetter led in kills with 54 total while ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Minneota marches over Dawson-Boyd, 48-21

MINNEOTA – The seventh ranked Minneota Vikings flexed their muscles Friday evening with a 48-21 victory over the visiting Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks. With the win the Vikings extended their regular season winning streak to 34 games and have defeated Dawson-Boyd five straight times. “We did a ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Marshall rolls in home opener over Belle Plaine

MARSHALL– It was a successful home opener game on Friday for the Marshall Tigers, who shut out the Belle Plaine Tigers with a final score of 58-0. Marshall wasted little time delivering the ball to the end zone as their first touchdown came early on with 11:45 left in the first quarter. ...

SMSU SOCCER: Mustangs unable to find the net in loss to Cougars

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State was still unable to break it's scoreless start to the season as Sioux Falls scored two second half goals to steal a 2-0 win at the Schwan Regional Event Center Friday afternoon. Southwest Minnesota State nearly doubled its season total for shot attempts ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Rabbits run by YME, 39-6

WABASSO — Wabasso defeated Yellow Medicine East 39-6 on Friday. Cooper Taylor led the Rabbits with 189 yards and two touchdowns rushing on just 12 carries. Nick Altermatt added 109 yards and a rushing touchdown in the win. In the passing game, Altermatt finished 8-10 for 101 yards and a ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Rebels fall to Pipestone Area

PIPESTONE – The Murray County Central volleyball team fell to Pipestone Area 3-0 on Thursday, losing by scores of 18-25, 21-25, 18-25. Elise Rohrer led the way for the Rebels with 11 kills while Alyssa Groves added seven. Courtney Schmitz led in digs with 19 while Tori Wieneke led in set ...

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: LQPV/DB ready to improve on successful 2016 season

DAWSON – Last season, the Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd boys and girls cross country teams saw their success pay off, as they reached the state tournament. The boys placed sixth while the girls placed seventh. This year, LQPV/DB has 12 runners returning from a season ago, including five ...

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Lakeview leaning on youth in 2017 season

COTTONWOOD – The Lakeview cross country will be relying on a wave of youthful runners this season along with a handful of veteran leaders. The Lakers return 13 runners from a season ago, including three seniors. Leading the way on the boys side include Andrew Loe, Noah Schmitt and Kilynn ...

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Marshall rolls past Cardinals, 3-0

MARSHALL– The Marshall boys soccer team saw success on Mattke Field Thursday night as they earned another victory in an aggressive game against Fairmont with a final score of 3-0. Head coach Matt Versaevel said the success stemmed from the increased ball movement and communication from the ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Panthers sweep Blue Jays, 3-0

TRACY - Playing in front of their home crowd for the first time this season the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers put on a show for the Panther faithful. The Panthers cruised to a 3-0 victory over Central Minnesota Christian. “I thought we played with a lot of energy,” TMB coach Rick Haberman ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Mustangs hold off MSUM in second half

MOORHEAD — In a game where the Southwest Minnesota State University offense scored over 50 points, it was the defensive performance of JD Jackson-Hanchett that will be remembered for a while. The junior defensive back set a new program record with four interceptions, as SMSU defeated ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Prep football game of the week: Dawson-Boyd at Minneota

MINNEOTA – It will be rematch of the 2014 state championship game tonight when the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks travel to Minneota to take on the seventh ranked Vikings. The Vikings won that game, 28-14 to capture the state title and have defeated the Blackjacks four straight times. Both teams ...

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Area teams compete at Panther Invitational

TRACY — The Canby/Minneota girls had five runners in the Top 25 to take first place with 51 points in the Panther Invitational on Thursday. Murray County Central/Fulda finished third with 111 points, while Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and Wabasso did not field complete teams. Worthington won the ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso gets past CM/C, 3-1

WABASSO – The Wabasso volleyball team defeated Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 3-1, winning by scores of 25-18, 25-16, 22-25, 25-20. Maddy Guetter led in kills with 22 while Gina Goblirsch added 17. Megan Rothmeier led in digs with 22 while Guetter added 16 and Jenna Frank had 15. Frank led in set ...