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Prep Girls Hockey: Tigers take 55 shots, take down St. Peter, 2-1

MARSHALL – The Marshall girls hockey team had plenty of scoring chances during their game against the St. Peter Bulldogs. The Tigers capitalized on two of those chances, defeating the Bulldogs 2-1 Saturday afternoon. As a team, Marshall outshot the Bulldogs 55-14. The first period ...

SMSU Volleyball: SMSU ends season in loss to CSP

St. Paul – The Mustangs had 39 digs as a team in three sets but couldn't find enough offense against a tough Concordia-St. Paul defense as the top seeded Golden Bears defeated Southwest Minnesota State 25-23, 25-12, 25-21 on Saturday night in the Gangelhoff Center. SMSU coach Terry Culhane ...

SMSU Men’s Basketball: Mustangs move to 7-1 on season with win over WSU

WINONA – Southwest Minnesota State bounced back from its first loss of the season on Friday night with an impressive 77-61 road victory over Winona State on Saturday night at McCown Gym. SMSU with the win improves to 7-1 overall, 2-1 NSIC. The victory was also SMSU's first over WSU in ...

SMSU Wheelchair Basketball: SMSU closes out weekend tournament with two losses

COLUMBIA, Mo – The Southwest Minnesota State University wheelchair basketball team concluded play on Saturday with a pair of losses at the University of Missouri Tournament. SMSU lost 75-56 to UW-Whitewater, before falling to Missouri, 60-40. SMSU finished the two-day event with a 2-2 record ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2016 Marshall Independent All-Area Volleyball First Team

Ashtin Hmielewski (Marshall): Hmielewski led the Marshall Tigers with 418 kills this season, which was third in the area. She also marked up 193 digs, which was third on the team. Hmielewski added 24 service aces, 11 set assists and 27 blocks (20th in the area). Anna Sanow (Marshall): ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2016 Area Volleyball Second Team

Bria DeRuyck (Marshall): The senior setter led the Marshall Tigers with 905 set assists (third in the area) this season. DeRuyck was 20th in the area with 32 service aces this year while also compiling 176 digs, 49 kills and 15 blocks. Hannah Bock (Marshall): Bock led the Marshall Tigers ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2016 Area Volleyball Honorable Mention

Lexi Tauer (TMB): Tauer finished her senior season fourth in the area with 54 service aces. She also recorded 330 digs for the Panthers, along with two kills. Mallory Loosbrock (MCC): Loosbrock recorded 184 kills and 168 digs as a senior in 2016 to lead the Rebels. She added 27 blocks and ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2016 Area Volleyball Leaderboard

TOTAL KILLS        K Sydney Lanoue, TMB    512 Maddy Guetter, Wab.    446 Ashtin Hmielewski, Mar.    418 Cassidy Mischke, WWG    365 Lydia Sussner, Minn.    361 Natalie Herigon, Minn.    352 Abbey Pederson, Can.     322 Haley ...

PREP ATHLETICS: 2016 area girls cross country, swimming state participants

Class AA Cross Country Claire Boersma (Marshall) Claire Boersma capped her cross country career with a 20th-place time of 19:06.2 at the Class AA State Championships. Natalee Sample (Marshall) The freshman Sample was the second-best time for the Marshall girls at state, recording a ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Turnovers costly in Tigers’ loss to Hutch

MARSHALL – The Marshall girls basketball team was held in check against the Hutchinson Tigers, as Marshall committed 35 turnovers en route to a 63-42 loss Friday night. Both teams struggled to take care of the basketball to start, as Hutchinson held an early 7-5 lead. A 3-pointer by Anna ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: WWG cruises by TMB 70-33

TRACY – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers took on the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers on Friday in each team’s first game of the season. The Chargers came out with the win over the Panthers, 70-33. WWG got on the board early in the first half, but Moses Dolan from TMB was fouled soon ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: TMB defeats Lakers

COTTONWOOD – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers continued their hot start with a win over the Lakeview Lakers 63-49 Friday night. The loss was the Lakers' first on the season. Lakeview jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead behind buckets from Maddie Fenske and Sadie Stelter. However, the ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU beats Augustana, advance to Region semis

St. Paul – The Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs (28-5) battled from behind all match long, but eventually prevailed in a 3-2 win (21-25, 25-23, 16-25, 25-17, 15-9) over the No. 6 Augustana Vikings (27-6) on Friday night in the Gangelhoff Center. SMSU coach Terry Culhane thought Augustana ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Vikings top Lancers, 64-50

DAWSON – The Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks defeated Renville County West 62-52 on Friday night. Alex Sather had a complete game for the Blackjacks as she had 18 points, nine rebounds and eight steals. Sydney and Avery Bartunek both reached double digits in scoring as they had 14 and 12 points, ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Webb, SMSU gets first win of season over Peacocks

FAYETTE, IA – Southwest Minnesota State (1-5, 1-1 NSIC) defeated Upper Iowa (0-6, 0-2 NSIC) 79-70 to earn its first victory under first-year head coach Tom Webb on Friday night in the Dorman Gymnasium. Webb thought the Mustangs played tough all night. “We played really hard. I’m happy ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs top WSC in Region Quarterfinals­

ST. PAUL  – Taylor Reiss connected on a match-high 26 kills while teammate Eisha Oden recorded 17 kills and hit .600 to lead No. 2 seed Southwest Minnesota State to a 23-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-19 victory over No. 7 seed Wayne State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Region Tournament ...