PREP WRESTLING: At the ready

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MARSHALL — Following an extended layoff due to inclement weather, the No. 6 ranked Marshall wrestling team returned to its home mat on Thursday where they notched hard-fought victories over area-rival Minneota and section foe Morris Area Hancock Chokio-Alberta in a triangular meet. ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall rolls past Hutchinson

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HUTCHINSON — A balanced scoring affair helped the Marshall boys basketball team to a 70-38 win over Hutchinson on Thursday night. Four players scored in double digits for the Tigers. Noah Puetz led Marshall with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists. Bryce Lance and Josh Baker added 13 ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Setting the tempo

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COTTONWOOD — With only one loss in eight games played since the start of the new year, the Lakeview girls basketball team has seen their stout play on both ends of the floor rewarded with a seven-game winning streak that they hoped to maintain in Tuesday’s non-conference matchup against ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings hold court

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MINNEOTA —After snapping their two-game losing skid with a hard-fought win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg last Thursday, the Minneota boys basketball team followed it up on Monday with another crucial victory at home over Ortonville in a 57-47 final. The Vikings got off to an especially ...

JAKE’S TAKE: SMSU hits the mark with three new additions

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MARSHALL — At a time when the bulk of the latest news surfacing from college campuses throughout Minnesota has centered around the decline and dissolving of athletic programs, it’s been an encouraging local development to see that Southwest Minnesota State University has been adding to its ...