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SECTION 2AAA BASEBALL: Setting the spark

MARSHALL – The past two meetings for the Marshall baseball team against New Ulm has been a tale of different directions, with the Eagles hold the Tigers to just three hits in a 9-3 win for New Ulm before Marshall broke out for double-digit hits in a 13-5 victory a couple of days later. This ...

SECTION 3A SOFTBALL: Wabasso splits pair of games against KMS, MACCRAY

MARSHALL – After opening their playoff quest with a pair of victories, the No. 3S Wabasso softball team looked to continue its early momentum Saturday against No. 1 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. The Rabbits would fall just short to the Saints, 3-2, and drop into the consolation bracket of the ...

SECTION 3A BASEBALL: Minneota takes out Lakeview, MCC in section opener

MINNEOTA – Four area teams met at Kompelien Field on Saturday for the Section 3A baseball tournament looking to take the first step towards a state tournament berth. After three games, two teams remained in contention with Murray County Central and Minneota each winning their opening games ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Vikings get tripped up by Jackson County Central

MARSHALL – The Minneota/Canby softball team fell to Jackson County Central 11-5 in the consolation bracket of the Section 3AA tournament on Saturday. Lexi Sanow led the way for the Vikings with a 3 for 3 day at the plate with an RBI while Abby Hennen added a pair of hits and Sydney Larson ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Marshall outlasts Granite Falls in offensive battle, 8-6

MARSHALL – After having their game on Friday postponed due to poor weather, the Marshall amateur baseball team was treated to a picture-perfect day as the A’s hosted Granite Falls. The A’s and Kilowatts would put on an offensive display, combining for 14 runs and 32 hits, as Marshall used ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Heating up

MILROY – The Milroy Irish extended their unbeaten streak in Gopher League play to five games on Friday with a 12-1 victory over Tracy that featured another scorching-hot display at the plate. The 12 runs scored for Milroy marks the third consecutive game that the Irish have finished with ...

SECTION 3AA SOFTBALL: Minneota/Canby splits pair of games in section opener

MINNEOTA – After seeing a quick exit in last year’s postseason, the No. 2N Minneota/Canby softball team was determined to start things on the right foot in Thursday’s Section 3AA opener. The Vikings did just that, taking down No. 7N Montevideo 9-3 before falling to No. 3N New ...

BEYOND THE SPORTS DESK: A fitting time to get out your Homer Hanky

Get your Homer Hankies out! It’s been 32 years since the first Homer Hanky was distributed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune going into the 1987 postseason. There have been multiple versions of the hanky produced over the years, but it may never be as fitting a promotional item as it would ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Marshall A’s sneak past Minneota in season opener

MARSHALL — The Marshall A’s used a two-run eighth inning to overcome the Minneota Mudhens 3-2 in their season opener on Thursday. It was the first career win for manager Ryan Schwagel. Zach Thompson went 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead A’s in the win. Ryan VanMoer also drove in a run in ...

JAKE’S TAKE: MIAC sets a bad precedent

MARSHALL – If you can’t beat ‘em, boot ‘em? It’s an approach rarely, if ever, seen among collegiate conferences in the face of unrivaled dominance by a league member, but it’s one that the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference chose to employ in combating the University of ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Marshall A’s opener postponed

MARSHALL – The Marshall amateur baseball team will have to wait another day before they can take to the field. After having their past two games postponed due to weather, the A’s had to delay their season opener against Minneota on Wednesday. The A’s and Mudhens are scheduled to play ...

PREP BASEBALL: Tigers earns No. 4 seed in Section 2AAA tournament

MARSHALL – The Marshall baseball team has earned the No. 4 seed in the Section 2AAA baseball tournament. Marshall will host No. 5 New Ulm at noon on Saturday at Legion Field in Marshall. The second round of the tournament will be played on Wednesday. The complete bracket can be found at ...

YOUTH WRESTLING: THOR Freestyle and Greco Wrestling Club wraps up season

MINNEOTA – The "THOR" Wrestling Club out of Minneota completed its Freestyle/Greco season this past weekend at the USA National Regional Tournament in Rochester. The "THOR Wrestling Club" is a regional Freestyle/Greco Club which draws wrestlers from southwestern Minnesota and trains in ...