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SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU travels to Buena Vista Open this Saturday

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team prepares to travel to the Buena Vista Open this Saturday in Storm Lake, Iowa, to compete in the fourth open of the season. SMSU head coach Jesse Nelson is expecting 18 wrestlers to compete during the open which is scheduled to begin at ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Tickets now on sale for 2020 Mustang Gold Rush Raffle

MARSHALL — The Mustang Booster Club has announced that tickets are now available for the 17th annual Mustang Gold Rush Raffle, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, set for Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at the R/A Facility on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The Mustang Gold ...

NCAA FOOTBALL: Gophers’ Bateman, Johnson named All-Big Ten First Team

MINNEAPOLIS — It was another banner day for the University of Minnesota football team, as nine offensive players received postseason honors from the Big Ten. Leading the way was sophomore receiver Rashod Bateman who was named the Big Ten's Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year. Bateman is the ...

TUESDAY BOYS BASKETBALL: MCC falls to Sleepy Eye 45-42

SLEEPY EYE — The Murray County Central boys basketball team fell to Sleepy Eye 45-42 on Tuesday. Tyler Winter led the way for the Rebels with 20 points while Kyler Deacon added seven and Dylan Johnson had six. Adam Winter led in rebounds with nine while Tyler Winter added eight. Deacon led ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU opens indoor season Friday in Brookings

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University track & field teams open the 2019-20 indoor season this Friday and Saturday at the South Dakota State University Holiday Open at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings. The men's heptathlon will begin at 12 p.m. on ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Conference collision

MARSHALL — A pair of unanswered first period goals by rival Luverne put the Marshall girls hockey team behind the eight ball early on in Monday’s Big South Conference opener. The Tigers fought back with a strong second period surge, but were unable to complete the comeback in a 3-1 ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights get tripped up by HBC, 69-49

TYLER — Utilizing its distinct advantage in size and experience at the varsity level, the Hills-Beaver Creek boys basketball team provided a challenge that Russell-Tyler-Ruthton could not meet in Monday’s season opener as the Patriots came out on top in a 69-49 final. RTR coach Ted Kern ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU announces early signings

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women's basketball coach Tom Webb announced on Monday that three high school standouts have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and basketball careers at SMSU. Hannah Parsley from Flandreau, S.D., Katelyn Marunich from ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Minneota uses big first half to defeat YME, 68-35

GRANITE FALLS — The Minneota girls basketball team defeated Yellow Medicine East 68-35 on Monday. Abby Rost led the way for the Vikings with 15 points while Abby Hennen added 12 and Morgan Hennen had 10. Abby Rost led in rebounds with six while Abby Hennen led in assists with ...

PREP FOOTBALL: 9-man South All-District West Division team announced

MARSHALL — The 9-man South All-District West Division football team was announced on Monday afternoon, and a few area players made the list. On the All-District team, Jace Paplow was the lone representative for Westbrook-Walnut Grove. Joining him were Abraham Stoesz, Isaac Grev, Adam ...

YOUTH GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall 12U earns 2-2 tie against Luverne on Sunday

MARSHALL — The Marshall 12U girls hockey team had their first road game to Luverne on Sunday, where the game ended in a 2-2 tie. The opening goal came from Piper Mellenthin with an assist from Mia Wichmann. Kendal Beernaert followed with the second goal. Belle Deutz was in net with 28 ...

YOUTH GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall 10U takes out Worthington 15-0 on Sunday

MARSHALL — The Marshall girls 10U hockey team took on Worthington Sunday night and came away with a 15-0 win. Ava Kolander was in the net for a shutout. Lily Stelter had a total of four goals. Right behind her was Avery Kesteloot with a hat trick. Brielle Felton-Krog, Brooklyn Mauch and ...

NCAA FOOTBALL: Dream dislodged

MINNEAPOLIS — All week long, the excitement was there. The Gophers against the Badgers, one of college football's oldest rivalries, College Gameday in attendance, all with so much more on the line than who would take the lead on an even split in the series. A trip to the Big Ten ...