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STATE SWIMMING: Bentz wraps up state meet with strong finishes

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MINNEAPOLIS – Marshall’s Nyssa Bentz set out a goal for herself during her final races of the Class A state meet on Saturday: finish higher than her starting positions. She made true on her goal, placing seventh in the 50-yard freestyle championship heat and first in the 100-yard freestyle ...

STATE SWIMMING: Bentz posts strong times in Class A state prelims

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MINNEAPOLIS – For Marshall’s Nyssa Bentz, one state event just wasn’t enough. Last year as a freshman, Bentz qualified for the Class A meet in the 100-yard freestyle and just missed the cut for the 50-yard freestyle in the section finals by four-hundredths of a second. This time, the ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Knights fall to Nevis in state semifinals

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MINNEAPOLIS - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton’s successful season came to an abrupt end Friday morning at U.S. Bank Stadium in the 9-Man state semifinals. RTR had no answer for the Nevis, as the Tigers ran away from the Knights, 44-16. “They are good,” RTR coach Josh Fredrickson said. “We knew ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Minneota focused on Mayer Lutheran in semis

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MINNEOTA -The Minneota Vikings are no stranger to the big stage. Since 2009 the Vikings have made the trip to the state tournament six times and won the state championship three times. The senior class for the Vikings have been a part of two state championship teams and now have been to the ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Rabbits ready for semifinal game against Ada-Borup

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WABASSO - The Wabasso Rabbits played in the Class A state semifinals last year. In that game the Rabbits fell to eventual state champion, Minneapolis North, 16-8. This year the Rabbits will take on Ada-Borup/Norman County West. The battle-tested Rabbits have one mission this year, and that ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU softball signs five student-athletes

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MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University head softball coach Jamie Dunn announced on Friday the signing of five high school student-athletes to letters of intent to continue their academic and softball careers at SMSU. Joining the Mustang softball program for the 2018-19 season ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Knights prepare for semifinal matchup

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TYLER - The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights are one win away from reaching the 9-Man state title game. Standing in there way is Nevis. The two teams will do battle at U.S. Bank Stadium in today at 9 a.m. with a spot in the championship game against Spring Grove on the line. “Our biggest focus ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU wrestling match vs. Dakota Wesleyan postponed

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MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson has announced that Thursday's home match against Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) has been postponed. Thursday's match will be rescheduled by the coaches from both schools for a later date this season. The Mustangs will ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU announces newest signing

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MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University head men's basketball coach Brad Bigler announced on Thursday the signing of Jacob Phipps from Anoka, Minnesota, to a letter of intent to continue his academic and basketball career at SMSU. Phipps, a 6-foot-9 center, is a senior at Anoka High ...