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SMSU GOLF: SMSU women’s golf preps for CSP Invite on Sunday and Monday

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf returns to competition this Sunday and Monday at the Concordia-St. Paul Classic held at Edinburgh Golf Course in Brooklyn Park. A total of 13 teams are expected to compete with first round action starting on Sunday at 11:21 ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Panthers hold off Vikings in four sets

MINNEOTA – In front of a packed gym the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers and the Minneota Vikings showed why they are considered to be two of the best programs in the area. On this night it was the fourth ranked Panthers defeating the eighth ranked Vikings, 3-1. “We knew it was going to be ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL; Marshall gets past Luverne in three sets

MARSHALL— The Marshall volleyball team won in a sweep over Luverne Thursday night on the Tigers' home court. The Tigers won by scores of 25-13, 27-25 and 25-23. Marshall's Paige Andries, Whitney Schwartz and Jordyn Hilgemann pitched in seven kills a piece for their team. Libero Mia ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Prep football game of the week: WWG at RTR

TYLER – It will be a battle of undefeated teams tonight when the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers (2-0) travel to Tyler to take on the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights (2-0) for RTR's homecoming. “WWG is a very good team,” RTR coach Josh Fredrickson said. “They are 2-0 as well. They've ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Fundraiser for HBC’s Trenton Bass to be held on Sept. 29

FULDA – A fundraiser for Hills-Beaver Creek senior Trenton Bass will be held during the Fulda/HBC football game on Sept. 29. Bass suffered a broken neck during the Patriots’ Sept. 8 game and had surgery that night. The Fulda Public School is looking for donations that will be fully ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs outlast Augustana

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- No. 1 Southwest Minnesota State's offense relied heavily on its two outside hitters, Kaylee Burmeister and Taylor Reiss, who combined for 44 combined kills in a tight, 3-2 win to improve on the best start in school history at Augustana on Thursday night in the Elmen ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Prep volleyball game of the week: TMB at Minneota

MINNEOTA - Since 2009 Minneota or Tracy-Milroy-Balaton has represented southwest Minnesota at the Class A State Tournament. The Vikings started that streak by reaching the state tournament in 2009 and making the trip up to state for the next five years. The Vikings than passed the baton on to ...

TUESDAY PREP VOLLEYBALL: Minneota outlasts MACCRAY in five sets

CLARA CITY – The Minneota volleyball team defeated MACCRAY 3-2 on Tuesday, winning by scores of 23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 23-25, 15-11. Lydia Sussner led the way for the Vikings in kills with 32 while Natalee Rolbiecki had six and Lizzy Gillingham had five. Abby Hennen led in digs with 31 while ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lancers take out Lakers in sweep

COTTONWOOD – It was all Canby, all the time Tuesday evening in Cottonwood. The Lancers overwhelmed the Lakeview Lakers in a straight set victory to pick up their ninth win of the season and to remain undefeated. “We came out with a lot of intensity and determination,” Canby coach Amy ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Panthers get past Knights in three sets

TRACY – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton volleyball teams faced off in Tracy on Tuesday night. RTR had a strong defensive effort, but the Panthers still managed to win in three sets. RTR senior Lexi Wendland said that despite the loss, this was one of their better games so ...

PREP TENNIS: Tigers fall to Arrows

MARSHALL – The Marshall tennis team battled Pipestone Area and sweltering temperatures on Tuesday afternoon. Unlike the warm conditions, the Tigers couldn’t get their rackets hot enough to get their first win, falling to the Arrows 7-0. At No. 1 singles, Pipestone’s Paige Ahrendt ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys soccer uses second half to beat New Ulm, 3-1

NEW ULM – The Marshall boys soccer team used three second-half goals to beat New Ulm 3-1 on Tuesday night. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Tigers got a goal from Nick Kayser with 30 minutes left to tie the game at 1-1 before Marshall took the lead with a pair of goals from Chase VanDeVere and ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Reiss named Sports Imports/ AVCA Player of the Week

LEXINGTON, Ky.- Southwest Minnesota State junior outside hitter, Taylor Reiss, has been named the Sports Imports/ AVCA Division II National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches' Association which was announced on Tuesday. Reiss, who was also named the Northern Sun ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Canby cruises past Rebels in three sets

SLAYTON - Fresh off a tournament championship in Luverne on Saturday, the Canby Lancers kept things rolling against Murray County Central on Monday. The Lancers moved to 8-0 on the year with sweep of the Rebels. “We struggled with errors,” Canby coach Amy Wagner said. “I could tell that ...

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Area teams compete in Marshall Invitational

MARSHALL – Multiple teams converged to Independence Park on a sunny and hot Monday afternoon for the Marshall Invitational. Girls On the girls side, Marshall took first place with 27 points, followed by Canby/Minneota in third (87), Murray County Central in fourth (155), Wabasso in fifth ...