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YOUTH SOCCER: Marshall United Soccer Association cancels summer season

MARSHALL — Every year, thousands of youth in the state - as well as their families - depend on sporting events and other activities to keep themselves occupied, especially throughout the summer months. This year is different, however. After the COVID-19 pandemic ripped through the high ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU adds six more signees for 2020-21 season

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson announced the signing of six student-athletes who will continue their academic and wrestling careers at SMSU. The six newcomers joining the 2020-21 roster include Nye Becker (Browerville), Isaac Dixon (Spirit ...

SMSU TENNIS: SMSU camps moved to August

MARSHALL — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s tennis junior and adult camps scheduled for June, will now be held in August at the Legion Field Tennis Courts in Marshall. The camps will be held Aug. 3-6 and will be divided into three separate ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Annual Drown SMSU Golf Classic still scheduled for June 19

MARSHALL — The Mustang Booster Club and the Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department has announced the 35th annual “David & Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic”, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, is still scheduled to be held on Friday, June 19, at the Marshall Golf ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU’s Grote, Bezdicek named CoSIDA Academic All-District

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University senior softball player Emma Grote and junior baseball player John Bezdicek have both been named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District® 7 team released on Thursday. The selection was made by the College Sports Information Directors of ...

SMSU TENNIS: Mustangs announce second signing

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women’s tennis coach Jon Parker recently announced that Courtenay Leonard has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and tennis career at SMSU. Leonard, originally from Albuquerque, N.M., is a transfer from Cowley College ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Minnesota American Legion board cancels 2020 season

MARSHALL — A long-standing tradition for nearly 100 years, American Legion Baseball has provided thousands of kids around the nation the opportunity to continue to improve on their skills and play the game they love. For the first time since 1923, that tradition won’t be occurring this ...

SMSU’s ‘Celebration of Excellence’ to be held virtually

MARSHALL — Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the annual Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department “Celebration of Excellence” will be conducted through a virtual version via SMSU’s social media outlets on Thursday. The “Celebration of Excellence” program, hosted by SMSU ...

Marshall’s Matt Hmielewski commits to play baseball at Briar Cliff

MARSHALL — Like thousands of athletes around the world, Matt Hmielewski watched the sports world come to a grinding and devastating halt as the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly took over. One thing it didn’t stop, though, was keeping the Marshall senior from revealing the next stage of his ...

PREP ATHLETICS: Remainder of prep season canceled

MARSHALL — With the announcement from Governor Tim Walz about schools in Minnesota staying with distance learning for the remainder of the year, the Minnesota State High School League also announced Thursday the cancellation of the remainder of 2019-20 activities. In accordance with ...

A familiar return

Matt Fletcher has spent a lot of time around the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Whether it was from his playing days as a sharp-shooting lefty at Southwest Minnesota State University or helping out on the sidelines as an associate head coach at Upper Iowa University, the North Branch ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU accepting nominations for Hall of Honor Class of 2021

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department is now accepting nominations for the 2021 class of the SMSU Athletics Hall of Honor. The induction luncheon and ceremony will take place on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. The SMSU Athletics Hall of Honor, presented by US ...

Showing support with ‘Be the Light’

Things were quiet and dark alongside Highway 23 last Monday night. Then, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the stadium lights at the Marshall Regional Track and Field complex slowly turned on. As the brightness increased over the next few minutes, cars began to drive by, taking a brief moment to ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: 2019-20 All-Area Girls Basketball First Team

Abby Hennen, G Jr., Minneota Points: 18.3 ppg Rebounds: 5.2 rpg Assists: 104 Steals: 115 Blocks: 12 Jordyn Hilgemann, G Jr., Marshall Points: 24.4 ppg Rebounds: 4.3 rpg Assists: 79 Steals: 80 Blocks: 5 Morgan Hennen, F Sr., Minneota Points: 12.6 ppg Rebounds: 4.4 ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: 2019-20 Area Girls Basketball Leaderboard

SCORING PTS AVG Jordyn Hilgemann, Mar. 682 24.4 Abby Hennen, Minn. 532 18.3 Madison Hinz, YME 385 16.0 Avery Bartunek, DB 368 15.3 Shelby Gravley, Lake. 425 15.2 Natalee Rolbiecki, Minn. 440 15.2 Hannah Jelen, Can. 329 13.2 Morgan Hennen, ...

Annual Drown SMSU Golf Classic set for June 19

MARSHALL — The 35th annual “David & Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic”, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, is still scheduled to be held on Friday, June 19, at the Marshall Golf Club. All proceeds from the event go to the SMSU Athletic Scholarship fund. Enjoy a great day on the course ...