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Marshall falls to North Branch in semifinals

ST. PAUL — The Marshall Tigers had no answers for Cianna Selbitschka in their state semifinal match against North Branch. The sophomore outside hitter for North Branch recorded 27 kills and helped North Branch pick up an impressive, 3-0 victory over the Tigers. “She’s impressive,” ...

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Kockelman directing Vikings’ attack with precise passing

ST. PAUL - The Minneota Vikings boast an impressive attack. Lydia Sussner may be one of the hardest hitters at the 1A level. Lizzy Gillingham, Natalee Rolbiecki and Jennifer Krog are all dangerous hitters in their own right. Those players will get the majority of the headlines, but the one ...

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Tigers take down Roseau in state opener in three sets

ST. PAUL - After a brief two-season hiatus from the state tournament, the Marshall volleyball team returned Thursday to the Xcel Energy Center for a quarterfinal matchup against the Roseau Rams. The Tigers utilized a balanced attack and were aggressive at the service line to get past the Rams ...

SECTION SWIMMING: Marshall swimmers’ hard work paying off at sections

WILLMAR – Nyssa Bentz and a pair of relay teams are set to race for medals in the Section 3A Championship after the Marshall girls swimming and diving team had a big night in prelims Thursday. The Tigers had a full bus when they hit the road for Willmar High School as 19 girls filled the ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Marshall prepares for opening round of state

MARSHALL - For the third straight year the Marshall Tigers will be playing in the AAAA state tournament. They’ll face South St. Paul in the opening round of the state tournament tonight in Shakopee. “It’s our third year in the row,” Marshall coach, Terry Bahlmann said. “The kids ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Knights ready to make noise in state tournament

TYLER - It’s been 27 years since the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights played in the state tournament. That streak will end tonight when the Knights play Mountain Lake Area in the opening round of the 9-man state tournament in New Ulm. “It’s huge,” RTR coach Josh Fredrickson said. “I ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU keeping expectations steady entering 2017 season

MARSHALL - The beginning of last season couldn't have gone much better for Southwest Minnesota State University. The Mustangs started the season winning their first six games, which was the best start in program history on the way to a 28-6 season. Though his team began the season hot in ...

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Vikings locked in for another deep state run

MINNEOTA – The last time the Minneota Vikings played in the state tournament was 2013. That's not a long time ago, but for a program that had made the state tournament from 2009-2013 and six times since 2006 it felt like an eternity. “It feels really good,” Minneota junior Lizzy ...

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Tigers prepare for Roseau in state opener

MARSHALL - The Marshall Tigers were state regulars at the AA level, having made the trip to state 14 years in a row. The Tigers made the jump to AAA in 2015 and missed the state tournament both years they competed at that level. The Tigers came back down to the AA level this season and ...

PREP ATHLETICS: A fall in review: Yellow Medicine East Sting

GRANITE FALLS – The fall sports season officially came to a close for the Yellow Medicine East on Oct. 27, when the volleyball team lost to Wabasso in straight sets in the second round of the section tournament. The football team's season came to an end when they lost to the Minneota ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU falls to No. 2 in Central Region rankings

INDIANAPOLIS- Fourth-ranked Southwest Minnesota State dropped just one spot to No. 2 in this week's NCAA Division II Central Region Rankings which was announced on Wednesday. SMSU (23-3) fell from the top spot in this week's rankings after losing to Minnesota Duluth, 3-1 on the road this past ...

PREP ATHLETICS: A fall in review: Canby Lancers

CANBY - The fall sports season has come to a close for the Canby Lancers. The football team lost in the opening round of the section tournament to Lac qui Parle Valley while the volleyball team lost in the subsection championship to Minneota. With Thanksgiving right around the corner it's ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs fall to No. 4 in AVCA Top-25

LEXINGTON, Ky.- Southwest Minnesota State's women's volleyball team has dropped two spots to No. 4 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) Top-25 poll that was released on Monday. SMSU (23-3, 15-3 NSIC) dropped its third conference match of the year in a 3-1 loss to then ...

PREP ATHLETICS: A fall in review: Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks

DAWSON - The fall sports season has come to a close for the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks. With Thanksgiving right around the corner it's nearly time for the first basketball game of the season. Before the winter sports season starts let's take a look back at the fall season for the ...