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SMSU SOCCER: Mustangs unable to find the net in loss to Cougars

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MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State was still unable to break it's scoreless start to the season as Sioux Falls scored two second half goals to steal a 2-0 win at the Schwan Regional Event Center Friday afternoon. Southwest Minnesota State nearly doubled its season total for shot attempts ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Rabbits run by YME, 39-6

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WABASSO — Wabasso defeated Yellow Medicine East 39-6 on Friday. Cooper Taylor led the Rabbits with 189 yards and two touchdowns rushing on just 12 carries. Nick Altermatt added 109 yards and a rushing touchdown in the win. In the passing game, Altermatt finished 8-10 for 101 yards and a ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Rebels fall to Pipestone Area

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PIPESTONE – The Murray County Central volleyball team fell to Pipestone Area 3-0 on Thursday, losing by scores of 18-25, 21-25, 18-25. Elise Rohrer led the way for the Rebels with 11 kills while Alyssa Groves added seven. Courtney Schmitz led in digs with 19 while Tori Wieneke led in set ...

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Lakeview leaning on youth in 2017 season

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COTTONWOOD – The Lakeview cross country will be relying on a wave of youthful runners this season along with a handful of veteran leaders. The Lakers return 13 runners from a season ago, including three seniors. Leading the way on the boys side include Andrew Loe, Noah Schmitt and Kilynn ...

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Marshall rolls past Cardinals, 3-0

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MARSHALL– The Marshall boys soccer team saw success on Mattke Field Thursday night as they earned another victory in an aggressive game against Fairmont with a final score of 3-0. Head coach Matt Versaevel said the success stemmed from the increased ball movement and communication from the ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Panthers sweep Blue Jays, 3-0

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TRACY - Playing in front of their home crowd for the first time this season the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers put on a show for the Panther faithful. The Panthers cruised to a 3-0 victory over Central Minnesota Christian. “I thought we played with a lot of energy,” TMB coach Rick Haberman ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Mustangs hold off MSUM in second half

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MOORHEAD — In a game where the Southwest Minnesota State University offense scored over 50 points, it was the defensive performance of JD Jackson-Hanchett that will be remembered for a while. The junior defensive back set a new program record with four interceptions, as SMSU defeated ...

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Area teams compete at Panther Invitational

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TRACY — The Canby/Minneota girls had five runners in the Top 25 to take first place with 51 points in the Panther Invitational on Thursday. Murray County Central/Fulda finished third with 111 points, while Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and Wabasso did not field complete teams. Worthington won the ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso gets past CM/C, 3-1

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WABASSO – The Wabasso volleyball team defeated Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 3-1, winning by scores of 25-18, 25-16, 22-25, 25-20. Maddy Guetter led in kills with 22 while Gina Goblirsch added 17. Megan Rothmeier led in digs with 22 while Guetter added 16 and Jenna Frank had 15. Frank led in set ...

FALL PREVIEW: Mustangs ready to replicate 2016 success

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MARSHALL – Last season, the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team started out of the gates on a hot streak, winning six of their first seven games. The Mustangs continued their fiery play throughout the regular season and into the playoffs, compiling an overall record of 28-6 ...

FALL PREVIEW: Mustangs to rely on youth factor this year

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MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota University men’s and women’s cross country teams are young. With just one senior on each side, the Mustangs will look to their underclassmen runners to step into their roles this season. Women The Mustang women return five runners from a season ago, ...

FALL PREVIEW: Mustangs look to bounce back in 2017

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MARSHALL – Last season, the Southwest Minnesota State University football team kicked off the year with some excitement, with the Mustangs stormed back to defeat the ranked University of Minnesota Duluth 42-38 in front of their home crowd. Unfortunately for SMSU, the rest of the season was ...

FALL PREVIEW: Mustangs look to shift their focus this year

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MARSHALL – Last season, the Southwest Minnesota State University soccer team battled through some close losses and tough matchups on its way to a 6-11-1 record. With multiple starters returning, the Mustangs are shifting their focus to a new season under head coach Erin ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers to experience lots of firsts this year

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MARSHALL – This fall, there will be a lot of firsts for both the Marshall boys and girls soccer teams, with both teams getting a new head coach and the girls having a program built out of scratch. Boys The 2017 soccer season will be Matt Versaevel’s first year serving as the head coach ...