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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakers hold on down the stretch to get past TMB

TRACY – The Lakeview girls basketball team extended its unbeaten streak to open up the regular season to four games with a 55-47 Camden Conference road win over the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers on Tuesday. Aware of how big of a challenge it is to win on the road in Tracy, Lakers coach Mike ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Clash goes to Cards

MARSHALL – The Marshall girls hockey team knew things weren’t going to come easy during their conference clash with Luverne on Tuesday night. Thanks to a combination of back-and-forth play and thrilling goals, the game would be decided in the final minutes, but a pair of late goals by the ...

SMSU SOCCER: SMSU announces seven signings to its program

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head women's soccer coach Erin Kasmarik-Mallett announced Tuesday that seven high school standouts have recently signed letters of intent to continue their academic and soccer careers at SMSU. Joining the SMSU program for the 2019 season include ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall outlasts Hutchinson in OT

MARSHALL — Marshall needed an extra five minutes to defeat Hutchinson 70-66 on Tuesday. Hutch didn’t have an answer defensively for Jordyn Hilgemann, who finished with 32 points. Abigail Wendorff added 16 points in the win, while Lenei Estrada tallied 13 points and five rebounds. "It ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU finishes at No. 8 in final AVCA poll of the year

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southwest Minnesota State women's volleyball team ranked No. 8 in the final American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) top-25 poll of the season, announced on Monday. SMSU finished the season with a 23-9 record and a 15th consecutive NCAA Tournament ...

YOUTH SWIMMING: Southwest Swim Club hosts annual ‘Beat the Blizzard’ meet

MARSHALL – The Southwest Swim Club hosted the annual “Beat the Blizzard” swim meet on Sunday at Southwest Minnesota State University. Six swim clubs from Minnesota participated in the meet featuring 75 athletes. Southwest Swim Club had 32 athletes participating in 115 individual events ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Rolling Rebels

SLAYTON – Fresh off a two-game tournament sweep in Sleepy Eye this past weekend, the Murray County Central boys basketball team resumed its impressive start to its regular season schedule with a 58-42 victory over the Canby Lancers at home on Monday. The Rebels began Monday night’s ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: WWG opens season with 72-49 victory over MCW

WESTBROOK – The Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys basketball team earned its first win of the season with a 72-49 victory over Martin County West on Monday. Parker Freeburg led the way for the Chargers with 25 points while Andrew Quade added 21 and Ethan Mischke had 17. Freeburg led in rebounds ...

YOUTH HOCKEY: Marshall Bantam A team falls to Luverne over the weekend

LUVERNE – On Saturday, the Marshall Bantam A hockey team traveled to Luverne for a District 4 match-up. Marshall took an early 1-0 lead off a goal from Sam Schwarz, but Luverne charged back with two goals in the second period. After falling behind 4-1 early in the third, Wyatt Boerboom ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Quick start carries Cougars past SMSU

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team entered NSIC play with a tough task looming in front of them as the conference favorite University of Sioux Falls looked to continue its hot start to the season. A strong opening quarter was more than enough for ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall can’t get past Benilde St. Margaret’s

HOPKINS – The Marshall girls basketball team fell to Benilde-St. Margaret’s 49-39 on Saturday. Jordyn Hilgemann led the way for the Tigers with 23 points while Lenei Estrada added six and Courtni Nielsen had five. Emily Meier led in rebounds with six while Kaia Sueker led in assists with ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU places eight wrestlers at BVU Open

STORM LAKE, Iowa - Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team placed eight wrestlers at the Buena Vista Open on Storm Lake, Iowa on Saturday afternoon. Cole Hennen (184) earned the best place of the day earned third at 184. Hennen two bouts by decision with a 3-0 and a 3-2 victory over Samuel ...

2018 Marshall Independent Volleyball Player of the Year: Lydia Sussner

MINNEOTA – With her team at match point, Lydia Sussner stepped behind the service line, took a deep breath, and delivered a line-drive over the net. The ball perfectly landed out of reach of the Medford defenders, giving Sussner a match-winning ace as her teammates rushed the court. The ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2018 Marshall Independent All-Area Volleyball First Team

MARSHALL – The Marshall Independent sports staff is pleased to announce the 2018 Marshall Independent All-Area Volleyball Teams. Below are the five players joining Minneota senior Lydia Sussner on the All-Area Volleyball First Team. Maddy Guetter, Sr. (Wabasso) The Augustana University ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2018 Area Volleyball Leaderboard

TOTAL KILLS K Maddy Guetter, Wab. 531 Lydia Sussner, Minn. 452 Bria Morris, Mar. 344 Samantha Edwards, TMB 338 Haley Muenchow, RTR 292 Natalee Rolbiecki, Minn. 290 Alyssa Groves, MCC 285 Lizzy Gillingham, Minn. 275 Karoline Dahl, DB 270 LeeAnn Stensrud, Lake. 242 Logan ...

PREP ATHLETICS: 2018 area cross country, swimming state participants

Class AA Cross Country Jersey Leysen (Marshall) Leysen placed 32nd in Class AA witth a time of 18:48.2 to lead the Marshall girls runners. Bellamy Sukalski (Marshall) Sukalski placed 49th with a time of 18:59.0. Natalee Sample (Marshall) Sample finished with a time of 19:14.5 to ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Minneota rolls past TMB in home opener

MINNEOTA – The Minneota and the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton girls basketball teams met for the first conference matchup of the season, and it was the Vikings who controlled the tempo from start to finish as Minneota earned its second win of the season with a 61-25 victory over the Panthers Friday ...