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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 ready to capitalize on 2016 success

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MARSHALL – The Marshall boys and girls cross country teams are coming off a season that saw the boys team take home the Big South Conference crown and place third in the section meet while the girls earned a fourth place finish at the state meet. This season, with a mixture of youth and ...

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 ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers relying on youth this season

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MARSHALL - A youth movement will be full effect this year for the Marshall swimming team. This year’s squad has no seniors on the roster. Instead, they’ll rely on the leadership from eight juniors, including team captains KC Boerboom and Makenzie Enderson. The other six juniors are Bridget ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers look to continue on improving this year

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MARSHALL – Despite netting only one win last season, the Marshall girls tennis team saw improvement and growth amongst their players. This season, the Tigers will look to continue that improvement under the direction of head coach Alex Cleppe. This year’s roster will bolster a handful of ...

PREP SOCCER: Tigers suffer first loss despite late comeback

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MARSHALL – The Marshall boys soccer teams' undefeated streak was unfortunately halted Tuesday. The Tigers couldn't get ahead of Worthington, who shut down Marshall 7-4. Marshall's head coach Matt Versaevel said that the team came out with a rusty start. "The first half we came out pretty ...

PREP TENNIS: Marshall tennis gets tripped up by Hutchinson

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By Sam Thiel sthiel@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL – The Marshall tennis team fell to Hutchinson 7-0 on Tuesday. At No. 1 singles, Marshall’s Drew Carver fell to Sydney Mandelkow 6-2, 6-0 while Jordyn Guerrero fell to Maddie Roepke 6-0, 6-0. Marshall’s Eden Knudson fell to Alex ...

SMSU GOLF: Mustangs open with 327 at Central Region Preview

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OLATHE, Kan. - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team opened the 2017 fall season Tuesday shooting a first round score of 39-over-par 327 at the Central Region Preview at Prairie Highlands Golf Club. SMSU is currently in 13th place in the 17-team invite but just eight ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Prep game of the week: RTR at YME volleyball

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GRANITE FALLS - Many volleyball teams have played their season openers and the majority of the teams have played two or three matches. When Russell-Tyler-Ruthton travels to Granite Falls to take on Yellow Medicine East they’ll be playing their second game of the year. YME will be playing in ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Minneota volleyball sweeps CMCS

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PRINSBURG — Minneota swept Central Minnesota Christian 3-0 (25-5, 25-9, 25-7) on Tuesday. Lydia Sussner led the Vikings with 12 kills and four blocks. Morgan Kockelman recorded one ace and 33 set assists, while Abby Hennen added 10 digs and one ace. Minneota (3-0) will play in the ...