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Marshall Clay Target League concludes fall season

MARSHALL — The Marshall Shooting Team recently wrapped up its fall conference season, where Marshall placed second in trap shooting in Conference 14 as a team as well as first as a team in the conference in Sporting Clays. Several individuals for Marshall also earned high placements at both ...

Ice Dogs plan for Dec. 26 return to Marshall

MARSHALL — Following the latest executive order by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to slow the spread of COVID-19, Marshall hockey fans will have to wait a little longer to see the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in action at the Red Baron Arena and Expo. The team was originally scheduled to play its first two ...

FRIDAY PREP VOLLEYBALL: Minneota falls to WEM in final match of the season

MINNEOTA — The Minneota volleyball team fell to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 3-1 (20-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-25) on Friday in its final match of the season. Abby Hennen had 21 kills for Minneota while Natalee Rolbiecki added 12 and Abby Frie recorded six. Hennen also recorded 28 digs while ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso takes down MCC in Section 3A tournament

SLAYTON — The Murray County Central football team fell to Wabasso 28-15 on Friday in the Section 3A tournament in the final game of the season. Blake Schmitz completed 10 of his 22 pass attempts for 104 yards and a touchdown for MCC while adding 32 yards on the ground and another score. ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustang volleyball announces six signings for 2021

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head volleyball coach Terry Culhane announced Thursday that six high school standouts have recently signed letters of intent to continue their academic and volleyball careers at SMSU. Joining the SMSU program for the 2021 season include ...

Marshall prepared for final game of shortened season against Jordan

MARSHALL — Like many other prep teams around the state, the Marshall football team found out that their season will come to an abrupt end this week after the latest executive order from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz that sees a four-week pause on all high school and youth activities and includes ...

Marshall uses key runs to sweep Worthington

MARSHALL — With only a pair of matches now left on their schedule due to the newest COVID-19 restrictions, the Marshall volleyball team wanted to keep its momentum going against Worthington. Marshall did just that, using key runs in each of their sets to earn a 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-14) ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Minneota takes down Willmar 3-1

MINNEOTA — The Minneota volleyball team defeated Willmar 3-1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18) on Thursday. Natalee Rolbiecki had 23 kills for Minneota while Abby Hennen added 22 and Abby Frie recorded six. Hennen had 23 digs while Rolbiecki added 20 and McKenzie Tolk had 19 and McKenna Yost ...

Youth, high school sports come to a halt

MARSHALL — As many sports teams around the state are wrapping up their regular season schedule, getting their postseason underway or preparing for the winter season, they will all see a significant impact from the most recent executive orders by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. In an announcement ...

SMSU women’s soccer announces nine signings

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women’s soccer coach Erin Kasmarik-Mallett announced on Tuesday that nine high school standouts have recently signed letters of intent to continue their academic and soccer careers at SMSU. Joining the SMSU program for the 2021 season ...

YOUTH HOCKEY ROUNDUP: MAHA Squirt B Orange opens season with pair of wins

MARSHALL — The Marshall Amateur Hockey Association Squirt B Orange team opened the season with a pair of wins over the weekend, defeating Luverne White 5-1 on Saturday and Lakes Area 8-4 on Sunday. In their first game, the Tigers took a 2-0 lead after two periods. Colby Gunther connected ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Minneota cruises past MACCRAY, 34-8

MINNEOTA — The No. 1 Minneota football team defeated No. 8 MACCRAY 34-8 in the Section 5A quarterfinals on Tuesday. Conner Sik recorded 90 rushing yards while AJ Josephson added 71 yards on the ground and two touchdowns and Anthony Rybinski had 40 yards and a score. Jacob Hennen completed ...

Luverne’s Oye signs with SMSU tennis

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women’s tennis coach Jon Parker announced Tuesday that Rozilyn Oye from Luverne, recently signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and tennis career at SMSU. Oye is a senior at Luverne High School and played for head coach ...

Marshall takes down Cardinals in sweep

MARSHALL — When the Marshall volleyball team faced Redwood Valley last Tuesday, they controlled the pace of the match right from the start with a 25-9 Set 1 win. The Cardinals were determined to change that tune when they visited Marshall on Monday night. Facing a late deficit in the ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: RTR slips past TMB in 3-0 victory

TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton volleyball team defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-23) on Monday. Abby Carr had 13 kills for RTR while Ella Hesse added 10 and Haley Muenchow recorded six. Maddi Wendland and McKinley Schreurs each had 17 digs while Kalleigh Carr added 14 ...

JUNIOR HOCKEY: Charting a new course

MARSHALL — As the 2020-2021 North American Hockey League season approached in the midst of a pandemic, a difficult decision loomed for Rob Proffitt, the 23-year General Manager of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs hockey team. With added expenses providing unprecedented hurdles to jump through, the team ...