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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Knights crank up defense in win over Canby

TYLER - Under the direction of first-year head coach Steve Krause, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights have been causing havoc with their defense. The in-your-face style of defense has been a staple for Krause during his long time coaching career and he brought it with him to RTR. That style ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Marshall marches over Redwood Valley, 62-38

MARSHALL— The Marshall girls basketball team started out the gates on fire offensively and never looked back, outshooting Redwood Valley 33-14 in the first half en route to a 62-38 victory on Tuesday night. Jordyn Hilgemann got things started for the Tigers in the opening minutes with a ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Tigers shut out Cardinals

MARSHALL - Tough defense and strong breakouts on offense were the difference maker on Tuesday for the Marshall girls hockey team as they shut out the Luverne Cardinals, 3-0. The Tigers had 28 shots on goal and 11 saves. Going off the win, senior captain Courtney Mauch saw a lot of positive ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Fulda takes out Chargers

WESTBROOK – The Westbrook-Walnut Grove girls basketball team fell to Fulda 40-28 on Tuesday. Camryn Bunting led the way for the Chargers with 10 points while Brittany Erickson had seven. Bunting led in rebounds with 15 while Theresa Merrick led in assists with four. WWG (0-3) will face ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Four SMSU players earn AVCA All-American honors

LEXINGTON, Ky.- The American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) announced on Tuesday that Southwest Minnesota State volleyball players, Taylor Reiss, Megan Larson, Brooke Borchardt and Kaylee Burmeister have earned All-American honors for their efforts during the 2017 season. Reiss, a ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU’s Reiss named CCA first-team All-American

WAYNE, Neb.- Southwest Minnesota State junior outside hitter, Taylor Reiss, has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (CCA) All-American team for a second straight year which was announced by the CCA on Tuesday. Reiss, a 5-foot-10, outside hitter from Taunton, ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Panthers ready to rely on upperclassmen in 2017-18

TRACY – It's never easy replacing a player that averaged 29.9 points and 10.8 rebounds, but that's exactly what the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers are trying to do this season. Spencer Smith finished his career with 2,059 points, the most in the Independent's area coverage. “It will be a ...

AREA ATHLETICS: Registration is open for Prairie Striders Indoor 5K

MARSHALL – Registration has opened for the fourth annual Prairie Striders Indoor 5K at the Sanford/Jackrabbit Athletic Complex on the SDSU campus Saturday, Jan. 20. All levels of runners are welcome as the race will have two heats — 8:30 a.m. for those planning to run in 24 minutes or ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Marshall edges Southwest Minnesota Christian in OT

WORTHINGTON – The Southwest Minnesota Christian Eagles were a state tournament team last year in Class A. They have four seniors and five juniors on the roster and entered Saturday's matchup against the Marshall Tigers as the ninth ranked team in Class A. The Tigers, on the other hand, have ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: TMB gets tripped up by Hayfield, 66-45

TRACY – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton girls basketball team gave a spirited effort against the No. 3 ranked team in Class A in the Hayfield Vikings, but couldn’t muster enough on either end of the floor as the Panthers fell 66-45 on Saturday afternoon. Despite the loss TMB head coach Derek ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Comeback falls short for SMSU against Warriors

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team used a spirited comeback during the fourth quarter of their game against Winona State University on Saturday afternoon, but ran out of time as the Mustangs fell to the Warriors 68-66. Trailing 55-38 entering the ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: RTR cruises past Adrian in season opener, 91-34

ADRIAN – The matchup between the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights and the Adrian Dragons on Saturday proved to be no contest. The Knights jumped out to a 24-2 lead in the first six minutes of the game and never looked back en route to a 91-34 season opening victory. “The key was ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Marshall shuts out Worthington, 5-0

MARSHALL - The Marshall Tigers boys hockey team capped off the doubleheader showdown with the Worthington Trojans, holding their own and taking care of business on the ice, with the help from the Tigers goalie Dominik Caspers, Marshall shut out the Trojans 5-0. Going off of the Tigers' win ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Bulldogs knock out Mustangs, 3-0

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs could never swing the momentum to their side Friday night during the Central Region Semifinals. Behind a strong defensive performance the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs swept the Mustangs in front of a packed crowd inside ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Knights snap Lakeview’s win streak, 65-56

COTTONWOOD— After a hot start to the season, Lakeview’s three-game winning streak was snapped on Friday night when the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights earned a 65-56 victory over the Lakers. Unlike in their last game, the Knights saw their shots going in the basket instead of falling into ...