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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Battle-tested

MARSHALL — In the unfamiliar position of having to battle back from a halftime deficit, the No. 4 ranked Marshall girls basketball team dug deep in the second half of Tuesday’s Big South Conference championship matchup with Waseca and came away with a hard-fought 50-43 victory on its home ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall hangs on against Sioux Falls Roosevelt

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —Noah Puetz came through in the clutch at the free-throw line to seal a 51-50 win for Marshall over Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Tuesday. After the Rough Riders hit a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to cut the margin to two points, Puetz calmly knocked down a pair of free ...

YOUTH GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall 10U ends regular season with pair of wins

MARSHALL — The Marshall 10U girls hockey team wrapped up its regular season with a pair of victories over the weekend. On Saturday, the Tigers played LDC at home and won 5-1. Leah Christianson scored first for the Tigerson an unassisted goal. Nora Holmgren and Peyton Demuth then each scored ...

YOUTH GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall 12U takes first place at District 4 tournament

WORTHINGTON — The Marshall 12U girls hockey team went undefeated this weekend and took home first place in District 4 in Worthington for the first time ever. The Tigers came out strong in their first game Friday night against Windom, winning 8-0. Starting things out with a goal was Aubree ...

CAMDEN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP: Played on repeat

MINNEOTA —For a second straight year, the No. 1-ranked Minneota girls basketball team capped off a dominant regular season with a Camden Conference championship after defeating north division-leader Central Minnesota Christian on Monday in a 62-27 rout. The Vikings never trailed on their ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lakeview knocks off RTR at home in 64-50 victory

COTTONWOOD — Lakeview used a strong first half to defeat Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 64-50 on Monday. Shelby Gravley led the way for Lakeview with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Aubrey Kaczmarek added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win, while Savanna Louwagie also finished with 13 ...

AREA ATHLETICS: Marshall and Duluth named winners of outdoor rink contest

SAINT PAUL - The Minnesota Wild and U.S. Bank, in partnership with EZ Ice, today announced that Marshall and Duluth are the winners of the outdoor rink contest. The Minnesota Wild held an online contest seeking submissions for communities in need of a rink. Fans had the chance to submit ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Winona State rallies in second half to down SMSU

WINONA — Winona State rallied from an eight-point second half deficit using a late 19-3 run to earn a come-from-behind 68-56 victory over Southwest Minnesota State in NSIC men's college basketball inside McCown Gymnasium on Saturday night. SMSU, which was playing its final road game of the ...

AREA ATHLETICS: Marshall wins outdoor rink contest

MARSHALL — Marshall was voted as the winner of the Minnesota Wild’s outdoor ice rink vote, presented by U.S. Bank, over the weekend, finishing with a total of 34,168 votes. Duluth finished in second with 32,323 votes, followed by East Grand Forks (15,485), Hermantown (3,474), Park Rapids ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Knights cruise past Coyotes with balanced effort, 63-29

MARSHALL — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton girls basketball team has gained some momentum as they approach the end of the regular season. Winning two of their past three games, the Knights looked to keep things rolling against Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda on Saturday. Thanks to a strong defensive ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: RTR comes up short against HLO/Fulda, 75-67

MARSHALL — In its past five games, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton boys basketball team has had three victories, all of which came by a margin of 10 points or fewer. The Knights nearly had an opportunity to earn another signature win against Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda on Saturday, but a late push by ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU earns numerous first place finishes at SJU/CSB meet

COLLEGEVILLE — The Southwest Minnesota State women's and men's indoor track & field teams had another big day with a school record and several top finishes at the SJU/CSB Invite held at The Spectrum on the campus of St. John's University. For the women's team, Kayla Jansky won the 600 ...