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PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Minneota gets past LQPV in sweep

MADISON – The Minneota volleyball team defeated Lac qui Parle Valley 3-0 on Tuesday, winning by scores of 25-17, 25-9, 25-6. Lydia Sussner led the way in kills for the Vikings with 17 while Lizzy Gillingham had six. Abby Hennen led in digs with 15 while Gillingham had five. Morgan Kockelman ...

PREP SWIMMING: Marshall takes 11th at Laker Invite

ST. PAUL – The Marshall girls swim and dive team placed 11th out of 16 teams at the Laker Invitational on Saturday. The Tigers recorded a score of 98, with Blake School taking first with a score of 342. In the 200 yard medley relay, the Marshall team of Alli Kopitski, Maddie Larson, Paige ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Knights slip past Rebels in four sets

SLAYTON - The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights picked up their third win of the season Monday evening with a 3-1 victory over Murray County Central. The Knights took the first two sets of the match, before dropping the third set and coming back to close out the match with the fourth set ...

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Late goal in final minute lifts CMCS over Marshall

MARSHALL – The Marshall boys soccer team built an early first-half lead against Central Minnesota Chrisitian on Monday night, but a pair of second-half goals – including one in the final minute of play – from the Bluejays spelled heartbreak for the Tigers as Marshall fell 2-1 at Mattke ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU volleyball travels to USF for early week NSIC contest

MARSHALL – The top-ranked Southwest Minnesota State women's volleyball team (10-0, 2-0 NSIC) looks to stay unbeaten this week as they travel south to Sioux Falls, S.D., for an early week conference match against Sioux Falls on Tuesday night in the Stewart Center. SMSU Quick Hits - ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU golf closes CSP Classic with seventh place finish

BROOKLYN PARK - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team closed out the Concordia-St. Paul Classic on Monday with a final round score of 346 to finish in seventh place at the 13-team tournament with a two-round score of 110-over-par 686. The 36-hole tournament was held at ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU volleyball remains at No. 1 in AVCA Top-25

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's volleyball team (10-0, 2-0 NSIC) tops the latest AVCA Top-25 Coaches' Poll that was released on Monday, earning the No. 1 ranking for a second straight week. SMSU has now defeated top-25 teams in its last six matches after ...

PREP TENNIS: Marshall tennis falls to Willmar, 7-0

WILLMAR – The Marshall tennis team fell to Willmar 7-0 on Monday. At No. 1 singles, Marshall’s Rebekah Bergjord fell to Coyle Hovland 6-0, 6-0 while Marshall’s Kelsey Boerboom fell to Jordyn Swobach at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-1. Marshall’s Katie Ewing fell at No. 3 singles to Lydia ...

AREA GOLF: Marshall Golf Club hosts annual Ameriprise seniors golf tournament

MARSHALL – The Marshall Golf Club hosted the Ameriprise seniors golf tournament on Monday. Charlie Kost was the champion with a 1-under-par 71. Brad Langstraadt took second in the gross championship flight while Gary Koosmann took third. D’Wayne Reilly took first in the net championship ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: No. 1 Mustangs stay undefeated with 3-0 sweep of Wayne State

MARSHALL – After starting their first nine games away from the friendly confides of PE Gym, the No. 1 ranked Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team returned to its home court for a matchup against No. 17 Wayne State College on Saturday. The Mustangs continued its perfect start ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Mustangs hold off Beavers late 28-20 in Ag Bowl victory

MARSHALL – It came down to the final play of the game and the last few ticks remaining on the clock, but a couple of key defensive stops and a touchdown run from the Southwest Minnesota State University football team proved to be the difference as the Mustangs defeated the Minot State ...

PREP TENNIS: Marshall tennis earns first win of season in weekend split

MARSHALL – The Marshall tennis team fell to Montevideo 7-0 on Saturday morning, but picked up its first win of the season against Morris Area by a score of 5-2 in the afternoon. Against Montevideo, Marshall’s Kelsey Boerboom fell to Montevideo’s Kori Douglas 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso volleyball takes first in home tournament

WABASSO – The Wabasso volleyball team took first place in their home tournament over the weekend defeating Redwood Valley 2-0 (25-18, 25-17), Southwest Minnesota Christian 2-0 (25-15, 25-14), St. Clair 2-0 (25-21, 25-19) and MACCRAY 2-1 (25-22, 20-25, 15-11). Maddy Guetter led the way for ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU sits in fifth place following round one of CSP Invite

BROOKLYN PARK - The Southwest Minnesota State women's golf team is in fifth place out of 13 teams following the first round of the 36-hole Concordia-St. Paul Invite at Edinburgh Golf Course on Sunday. SMSU shot a 52-over-par 340, trailing fourth place Northwest Missouri State by one stroke ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Rabbits run past Panthers, 35-0

WABASSO— The Wabasso football team hit the ground running against the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers and never looked back, as the Rabbits shut out TMB 35-0 Friday night. The Rabbits jumped out of the gates to start, as senior quarterback Nick Altermatt found the end zone from 10 yards out ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Second half boosts Chargers past Knights

TYLER - In a battle of undefeated teams it was the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers spoiling Russell-Tyler-Ruthton’s homecoming, with a 26-14 victory. With the win the Chargers improved to 3-0 and handed RTR’s their first loss of the season. “This is a big win for our program,” WWG ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall football cruises around Worthington, 56-0

WORTHINGTON — The Marshall Tigers defense didn’t allow a point in the first two games of the 2017 season. That streak continued on Friday night as the No. 2-ranked Tigers defeated the Worthington Trojans 56-0. Marshall finished the game with 470 yards of total offense while holding ...

SMSU TENNIS: Missouri Western State tops Mustang tennis

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State women's tennis team opened its 2017-18 season today with a 7-2 loss to Missouri Western State at the Marshall Tennis Courts. SMSU's No. 3 doubles team of Paige Janka and Gabby Potthoff earned an 8-5 victory to give the Mustangs their first point of the ...