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NSIC MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU drops opener

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MARSHALL – A late second-half run helped Emporia State defeat Southwest Minnesota State 83-74 on Friday. The Mustangs held a 64-57 lead with 8:17 remaining, but the Hornets went on a 26-10 run the rest of the way to seal the win. Ryan Bruggeman led SMSU with 18 points and seven ...

NSIC VOLLEYBALL: SMSU evades NSU to head to title match

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DULUTH – The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team secured its spot in the NSIC Tournament championship match with a five-set victory (25-16, 25-17, 23-25, 26-28, 15-9) over the No. 2 seed Northern State University on Friday night. Southwest Minnesota State University faces ...

CLASS AA VOLLEYBALL: Resilient response

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ST. PAUL – For the Marshall volleyball team, close matches has seemed to be a contributing factor to their season. With one match separating the Tigers from a state championship appearance, Marshall knew it was going to have to put together a special performance. Standing in their path was ...

CLASS AA VOLLEYBALL: Hard work by Tigers pays off with record

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ST. PAUL – Marshall’s trip to the state tournament this year is a special one. It’s the 28th time the Tigers have reached state in their program history, which is a Minnesota State High School League record. Marshall coach Dan Westby said they take a lot of pride in that number and that ...

SECTION 3A SWIMMING: Marshall races in section prelims

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HUTCHINSON – Four Marshall girls swimmers have section medals and qualifying for state on their minds after the Section 3A prelims Thursday in Hutchinson. The Tigers had a busload in Hutchinson Thursday but will only have a handful back for the section finals at 3 p.m. Saturday. The four ...

CLASS A VOLLEYBALL: Sharp focus

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MINNEOTA – The Minneota volleyball team’s bid for a Class A title came up just short a season ago when the Vikings fell to Mayer Lutheran in the championship match. This time, the Vikings are focused on rewriting a different ending and are coming into the state tournament on a ...

SMSU WRESTLING: Mustangs open season Saturday at DWU Open

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MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team will begin the 2018-19 season this Saturday competing at the Dakota Wesleyan Open hosted by Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. SMSU 12th year head coach Jesse Nelson expects 23 wrestlers to compete during the open which is ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Bolstered and balanced

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MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team has shown its consistently strong play in recent seasons thanks to a well-balanced attack on both sides of the court. This season, the Mustangs will look to use that balance and depth to their advantage under coach ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Stepping forward

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MARSHALL – Last season, the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team had to rely on its youthful factor with the majority of their players seeing collegiate action for the first time. With a year of experience now under their belts, the Mustangs will look to take ...