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SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU falls to SCSU, 36-3

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team had its hands full against the No. 1 St. Cloud State University Huskies, falling to the two-time defending NCAA champions 36-3 Thursday night. Cortez Arredondo claimed the solo victory for the Mustangs in the 149-pound ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Sleepy Eye beats Wabasso, 64-52

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye girls basketball team defeated the  Wabasso Rabbits 64-52 on Thursday. Maddy Guetter led the Rabbits with 18 points and nine rebounds. She added four steals and three assists in the loss. Alison Benz chipped in with 13 points and six rebounds, while ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs hit the road for upcoming NSIC matchups

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University men's basketball team (6-0, 1-0 NSIC), off to its best start in school history, hits the road for the first time in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play with games versus Upper Iowa University (3-3, 0-0 NSIC) and Winona State ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU to play first road NSIC games at UIU & WSU

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University ­women's basketball team (0-5, 0-1) will look for its first win of the season on the road this weekend as they travel to play Upper Iowa (0-5, 0-1) on Friday night at 6 p.m., from the Dorman Gymnasium. The Mustangs will then take on last ...

SMSU Volleyball: Three Mustangs named AVCA All-Region

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Southwest Minnesota State University Mustang senior  hitter Eisha Oden, junior setter Megan Larson and sophomore hitter Taylor Reiss have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Central Region first team the organization announced on ...

SMSU Football: Aldrich named Division II Assistant Coach of the Year

WACO, Texas – The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced on Wednesday that Mike Aldrich, assistant head coach/defensive line/linebackers coach at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the 2016 AFCA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year. The Assistant Coach ...

SMSU Track & Field: Mustangs set to start indoor season Friday

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University track & field teams open the indoor season this Friday at the South Dakota State University Open & Multi in Brookings. The meet begins with both field and running events at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit ...

SMSU Athletics: 37 SMSU athletes land on Academic All-NSIC teams

BURNSVILLE – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has announced the 2017 Fall All-Academic team with 37 Southwest Minnesota State University student-athletes being recognized during the fall season. To be eligible for this honor, the student-athlete must be a member of the varsity ...

Youth Basketball: Pacesetter Winter Classic Basketball tournament set

The Pacesetter Winter Classic Youth Basketball Tournament has been set for Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5, at The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. All teams will play 3-4 games in one day.  Boys in grades 4, 6 and 8 and girls in grades 5 and 7 will play Saturday, March 4.  Boys in ...

SMSU Men’s Basketball: Mustangs defeat Cougars in NSIC opener

MARSHALL – The University of Sioux Falls Cougars had one last chance to hand Southwest Minnesota State University its first loss of the season. That chance bounced off the rim and the Mustangs walked away with a 74-72 victory Tuesday night in their NSIC opener. SMSU coach Brad Bigler ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakers cruise past Chargers

COTTONWOOD – The Lakeview Lakers entertained the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers in their home opener Tuesday night. The Lakers gave their fans plenty to cheer about in their 66-47 win. Both teams struggled to get their offenses going early in the game. Neither teams' defense was ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Canby takes care of MCC

CANBY – The Canby Lancers took on the Murray County Central Rebels on Tuesday in Canby’s first game of the season. Canby earned the home-court win 70-37 over MCC. The Lancers got to a slow but effective lead and went on a four-point streak to lead the Rebels 4-0 when MCC took a timeout ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall girls hockey beats Worthington, 6-0

WORTHINGTON — Marshall defeated Worthington 6-0 on Tuesday. Jadyn Briffett and Rachel VanKeulen scored two goals apiece in the win. "We had pretty good puck control," Marshall coach Kevin Schroeder said. "We were aggressive and got a lot of shots." Marshall finished the night ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Panthers take down Sting in opener

TRACY — Tracy-Milroy-Balaton opened its season with a 58-36 win over Yellow Medicine East on Tuesday. Gabbie Gervais led the Panthers with 14 points. She added nine assists and six rebounds in the win. Evy Dolan chipped in with 12 points for TMB, while Sydney Lanoue scored 10 points ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Reiss, Larson earn CCA All-Region honors

TOPEKA, Kan.— The Conference Commissioner's Association (CCA) announced on Tuesday morning that Taylor Reiss and Megan Larson have been named to the 2016 Division II All-Central region first team. Reiss was also named the CCA Central Region Player of the Year. Reiss, a sophomore outside ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs prepare for NSIC opener

MARSHALL The Southwest Minnesota State University men's basketball team have started their 2016-17 season in grand fashion, posting an undefeated record of 5-0, its best start in program history.Despite being on the road for all five games, most recently in Michigan for a pair of games, it ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs fall to Cougars in NSIC opener

MARSHALL The Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs struggled to score while the University of Sioux Falls Cougars shined as the Mustangs fell to the Cougars 75-40 in their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and home opener on Saturday.SMSU coach Tom Webb thought there were some ...