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JAKE’S TAKE: SMSU hits the mark with three new additions

MARSHALL — At a time when the bulk of the latest news surfacing from college campuses throughout Minnesota has centered around the decline and dissolving of athletic programs, it’s been an encouraging local development to see that Southwest Minnesota State University has been adding to its ...

PREP GYMNASTICS: Marshall takes second to wrap up home schedule

MARSHALL — The Marshall gymnastics team wrapped up its home schedule on Thursday with a triangular meet against Jackson County Central and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton. The Tigers were able to place second with a team score of 123.000, with JCC taking first with a score of 133.575 and RTR taking ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Mustangs selected 12th in NSIC preseason poll

BURNSVILLE — The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball team was picked 12th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll as voted on by the 15 head coaches in the league. The announcement came Thursday from the NSIC office. Augustana, the defending NSIC ...

PREP WRESTLING: Top-10 tangle

WESTBROOK — Occupying the No. 8 and No. 10 spots in the state Class A rankings, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Minneota wrestling programs squared off in a dual on Thursday in Westbrook where the Panthers narrowly defeated the Vikings in a 39-34 final. TMB/WWG coach ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall hockey earns sweep against Fairmont

FAIRMONT — The Marshall boys and girls hockey teams picked up victories on the road against Fairmont on Thursday, with the boys team winning 6-3 and the girls team winning 3-0. Boys hockey Marshall 6, Fairmont 3 FAIRMONT — The Marshall boys hockey team scored a pair of goals in each ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Six SMSU student-athletes honored with NSIC Myles Brand award

BURNSVILLE — A total of six Southwest Minnesota State University student-athletes have earned the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award, NSIC Commissioner Erin Lind announced on Wednesday. A record total of 194 student-athletes from the NSIC's ...

SMSU SOCCER: SMSU signs six players

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women's soccer coach Erin Kasmarik-Mallett announced on Monday that six high school standouts have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and soccer careers at SMSU. Joining the program for the 2020 season, includes Meghan ...

SMSU WRESTLING: TMB/WWG’s Jace Paplow signs with SMSU

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson announced on Monday that Jace Paplow from Dundee, Minn., has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and wrestling career at SMSU. Paplow, a senior 174-pounder at Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School, ...

SMSU GOLF: West Central’s (S.D.) Lauryn Driscoll signs with SMSU

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women's golf coach Ross Webskowski announced Wednesday Lauryn Driscoll from Hartford, S.D., has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and golf career at SMSU. "Lauryn comes from a very successful high school program and has ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Gold Rush Raffle set for Jan. 31

MARSHALL — Tickets are still available for the 17th annual Mustang Gold Rush Raffle, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, set for Friday, Jan. 31, at the R/A Facility on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The Mustang Gold Rush Raffle is a unique and fun event to help ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Big second-half propels Marshall past JCC, 95-58

MARSHALL —Using a tone-setting 13-2 scoring run to begin the second half of Tuesday’s Big South Conference tilt, the Marshall boys basketball team turned an eight-point advantage at halftime into a 37-point blowout over Jackson County Central in a 95-58 final. The victory moves the Tigers ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Scoring balance guides Tigers to 15th straight win

JACKSON — No. 8-ranked Marshall used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Jackson County Central 83-42 on Tuesday. Jordyn Hilgemann led the way for Marshall with 22 points and seven assists. Emily Meier added 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win, while Abigail Wendorff finished with 16 ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Complete control

MINNEOTA — After suffering their first loss of the season this past Saturday against No. 8 Goodhue in Class AA, the top-ranked Minneota girls basketball team was quick to put the disappointing result behind them on Monday with a 105-20 drubbing of visiting Ortonville. The Vikings were once ...