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FALL PREVIEW: Chargers look to take another step forward

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WESTBROOK – In Meghann Westover’s first year as head coach of the Westbrook-Walnut Grove volleyball team, the Chargers made great strides from their nine win season in 2017 by rattling off 14 in 2018. Now, with many of the same players from last year’s team set to make their return, the ...

FALL PREVIEW: Sting ready to make deeper playoff run

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GRANITE FALLS - A lot was expected of the 2018 Yellow Medicine East volleyball team and by and large they delivered with an impressive 19-6 overall record and a 10-1 record in conference play. Though the Sting were unexpectedly bounced from the section playoffs in the first round, the ...

FALL PREVIEW: Veteran experience a key factor for Tigers

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MARSHALL – Last season, the Marshall volleyball team crossed off a lot of accomplishments. The Tigers took home their eighth straight Big South Conference title as well as another Section 3AA championship before making a deep run in the state tournament, placing second in a hard-fought ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs to host ‘Late Show’ tonight

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MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team will host this year's "Late Show" intrasquad scrimmage tonight at the PE Gym. The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. This year's event will once again take place on the first evening of 2019 ...

SMSU CROSS COUNTRY: NSIC announces preseason cross country polls

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BURNSVILLE - The Southwest Minnesota State University men's cross country team was picked 11th, while the women's team was picked 13th, in the annual Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' poll released on Tuesday. SMSU, under the direction of first-year head coach Kirk ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU ranks No. 9 in preseason AVCA poll

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team opens the 2019 season ranked No. 9 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II Preseason Poll released on Tuesday, marking the program's 11th consecutive season beginning the year ranked in the Top ...

SMSU SOCCER: Kicking things off

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MARSHALL – It was only their second time on the field this season, but the Southwest Minnesota State University soccer team didn’t seem to have much rust to shake off. The Mustangs opened up the 2019 campaign with an offensive onslaught, highlighted by a pair of goals apiece from senior ...

AREA GOLF: Marshall Golf Club holds Ameriprise senior tournament

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MARSHALL – The Marshall Golf Club held its Ameriprise senior golf tournament on Monday. Bruce Mitlyng was the champion while Mike Snodgrass took second in the net championship flight and Mike Ellingson and Steven Holland tied for third. Derek Bursheim took first in the gross championship ...

FALL PREVIEW: Lakers guided by strong senior class

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COTTONWOOD – Under first-year head coach Stephanie Hennen, the Lakeview volleyball team is hoping to build off of last season’s 15-13 finish with a large senior class ready to lead the way in what should be another exciting 2019 season for the Lakers. Of the team’s six seniors, LeAnn ...

FALL PREVIEW: Knights leaning on experience in 2019

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TYLER – Excitement is continually building within the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton communities in anticipation of another strong season from the Knights volleyball team that is set to return numerous key starters from last year’s team that finished with an overall record of 18-10 and a deep run in ...

FALL PREVIEW: Panthers look to bounce back in 2019

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TRACY – After an up-and-down 2018 season for the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton volleyball team, the ever-dangerous Panthers are poised to get back on track this upcoming season with a blend of talented returners and rising underclassmen set to guide this year’s team. Among the nine returners from ...

FALL PREVIEW: Rabbits to rely on youth factor in 2019

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WABASSO – The 2018 season for the Wabasso Rabbits volleyball team was another one for the books as the senior-led club capped off another undefeated season in the Tomahawk Conference en route to a second-straight conference crown and a deep playoff run in the section tournament. Though this ...