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SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs outlast Augustana

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 VOLLEYBALL: Canby cruises past Rebels in three sets

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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

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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 ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU volleyball tops latest AVCA poll

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Southwest Minnesota State University women's volleyball team topped this week's AVCA Top-25 Coaches' Poll that was released on Monday, earning the No. 1 ranking in the nation for the first time since 2012. The Mustangs (8-0) are the top team in the nation after ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU’s Reiss, Larson earn NSIC honors

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BURNSVILLE - Southwest Minnesota State volleyball players, Megan Larson, and Taylor Reiss were named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Setter of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week respectively after their performances at the Colorado Premier this past weekend in Denver, ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso volleyball sweeps BOLD

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OLIVIA – The Wabasso volleyball team defeated BOLD in three sets Monday, winning by scores of 25-20, 25-23, 25-22. Maddy Guetter led in kills for the Rabbits with 20 while Gina Goblirsch had nine. Mckenna Nelson and Guetter led in digs with eight apiece while Goblirsch and Jenna Frank each ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Area volleyball teams wrap up Southwest Challenge

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MARSHALL – Tens of schools and five area volleyball teams all converged on the hardwood courts of Marshall High School and Southwest Minnesota State University over the weekend, with Marshall, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, Minneota, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton and Yellow Medicine East competing against ...