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PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Marshall looks to build off historic season in 2019-20

MARSHALL — Last season, the Marshall boys hockey team reached new heights by setting a program record for regular season wins with 21, and crowned a new goal-scoring king in former Marshall Tiger turned Fairbanks Ice Dog, Mason Plante. Today, the Tigers begin what they hope will be another ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Happy to be home

MARSHALL — A stifling defensive effort by the Southwest Minnesota State men’s basketball team provided the spark needed to overcome an offensive lull in the second half of Thursday’s home opener against Mayville State (ND) resulting in a 73-61 victory for the Mustangs. SMSU coach ...

SMSU SOCCER: SMSU’s Miskowiec named CCA All-Region second team

ALVA, Okla. — Southwest Minnesota State senior forward Alli Miskowiec was named to the 2019 Division II Conference Commissioners Association Women's Soccer All-Central Region Second Team, announced on Wednesday. The first and second teams were voted on by the region's Sports Information ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU opens conference season at St. Cloud State

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team will open the dual conference season traveling to St. Cloud State (3-0) today for a 7 p.m. start time in Halenback Hall. Today's dual against St. Cloud is the dual opener for SMSU while SCSU has earned three dual victories over ...

PREP WRESTLING: Getting on the board

MARSHALL — In the summer months leading up to the Marshall wrestling team’s historic 2018-2019 season, coaches Justin Bouwman and Ethan Hoppe uncovered a long-forgotten box buried on the bottom shelf of the athletic storage cage. Upon opening it, they discovered memorabilia and record books ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Balanced scoring guides Tigers to first win of season

MARSHALL — The Marshall girls hockey team unleashed a 51-minute offensive onslaught in Tuesday’s home-opener against Prairie Centre that culminated in three different Tigers recording multiple goals in a 7-1 victory over the Blue Devils. Reflecting on the team’s first win of the ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Multiple players named to All-Subdistrict teams

MARSHALL — The Southwest District recently announced its All-Subdistrict football teams and multiple area players made the list. East sub-district In the East sub-district, Wabasso was led by Cole Frericks, Zach Thooft, Lance Wagner, Will Carlson and Colby Wall while Tracy-Milroy-Balaton ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU ranks No. 18 in the latest AVCA poll

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team finished the 2019 season on Saturday with an 18-10 overall record and 12-8 in the NSIC, to move to No. 18 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Division II weekly poll released on Monday ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Tomahawk announces All-Conference teams

MARSHALL — The Tomahawk Conference recently announced its All-Conference volleyball teams and a couple of area players made the list. Leading the way on the All-Conference team was Wabasso’s Cora Eichten. Joining the senior is Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Emma Nelson, Maddie Pearson and ...

YOUTH HOCKEY: Marshall Bantam A begins season with pair of wins

MARSHALL — The Marshall Bantam A hockey team began their 30-game season with a pair of wins this past weekend. On Saturday, the Tigers Bantam A beat Fairmont by a score of 11-3. Zach Kramer led Marshall with three goals and an assist while Klayton Weller added two goals and Talan Plante, Joey ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: SMSU announces 2019 season award winners

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University football program announced its 2019 awards at the program's annual team banquet held on Sunday. Members of the SMSU team and coaching staff selected nine individual awards with senior wide receiver Daniel Davis (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) earning ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs’ Legacy 5K run set for June 6

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women's basketball team will be hosting the second annual Legacy 5K Run on June 6, 2020, on the campus of SMSU starting at 8 a.m. The cost is $25 for adults from now until April 1, 2020. For individuals who can't make it to Marshall on ...

YOUTH SWIMMING: Southwest Swim Club attends two invites during the month

MARSHALL — The Southwest Swim Club attended two competitions in November. The Brookings SC Invitational was held in Brookings (S.D.) on Nov. 9-10 and featured 250 athletes from six swim clubs from South Dakota and Minnesota. SSC had one athlete participating in six individual events. Of ...

CLASS A SWIMMING: ‘Something I will always cherish’

MINNEAPOLIS - When Nyssa Bentz and Amelie Schmidtke entered the pool on Saturday, they knew it was going to be a bittersweet day. Both Tiger swimmers were competing for one final time and knew they had to put it all on the line in order to come away with a strong finish. Bentz and Schmidtke ...