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THE FINAL WORD: Sunday’s best: A football experience for the ages

MARSHALL – The story to the best Sunday I’ve had didn’t start four days ago; it actually happened about three or four years ago. When the news broke out that Minneapolis and U.S. Bank stadium were going to be hosting Super Bowl LII, I thought, “How cool would it be if I were lucky ...

PREP WRESTLING: Marshall earns No. 1 seed in Section 3AA North tournament

MARSHALL – The Marshall Tigers have earned the No. 1 seed in the Section 3AA North team wrestling tournament. The Tigers will host the first round of matches on Thursday, Feb 15. The schedule for Feb. 15 is listed below: MHS South Gym Mat 1: No. 5 New London Spicer vs No. 4 MAHACA, 6 ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: National Signing Day for football and soccer set for today

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University athletics department will be providing fans and media members updates throughout the day today during National Signing Day for the SMSU football and soccer programs. The SMSU athletic communications office will provide exclusive ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Tigers offense guides itself to rout over Pipestone Area

MARSHALL - Big point runs in both halves for the Tigers proved to be the deciding factor as they came out with a 71-36 win over the Pipestone Area Arrows. Marshall showed its strengths on the court on both ends, finding themselves falling behind only once early on in the first. A few key plays ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs pull away from Marauders in second half

MARSHALL – Carter Kirk scored 22 points on 9 of 11 shooting and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds to pace Southwest Minnesota State to an 83-61 "Hawaiian Night" victory over the University of Mary on Saturday at the R/A Facility. SMSU shot 61 percent from the field in the second half, ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Panthers come back to edge Pipestone Area

MARSHALL - The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers played a first half to forget Saturday afternoon against the Pipestone Area Arrows. The Panthers could only muster eight first half points and only made two shots from the field. “Pipestone was doing a really good job of being physical with us ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Strong start carries Tigers past Bulldogs, 4-1

MARSHALL – Showing dominance on the offensive end right away for the Marshall girls hockey team was the start they needed to come out with a 4-1 win over the Minnesota River Bulldogs in their regular season finale Saturday afternoon. From goals being scored just seconds into the first period ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys hockey ties Minnesota River, 3-3

LESUEUR – The Marshall boys hockey team battled back from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime, before ultimately ending in a 3-3 tie with the Minnesota River Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. After neither team found scoring in the first, the Bulldogs opened the second with a goal in the opening ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Mustangs complete busy day in Mankato

MANKATO – Bashir Aidrus set another school record to help highlight the Southwest Minnesota State women's and men's indoor track & field teams at the Ted Nelson Invite hosted by Minnesota State on Saturday. Aidrus ran 4:19.15 in the mile to finish in fourth place out of 37 runners ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Marshall earns top seed in section

MARSHALL — The Marshall Tigers have earned the No. 1 seed in the Section 3A Tournament after going 14-10 during the regular season. With the top seed comes a first-round bye. Marshall will face the winner of the No. 5 Worthington/No. 4 Luverne game on Saturday at Red Baron Arena in the ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tigers can’t get past Worthington, fall 55-47

MARSHALL - An unfortunate start to the first half for the Marshall girls basketball team led to a tough loss against the Worthington Trojans Friday night. The Trojans nine-point lead in the first few minutes of the game set the pace for Worthington as it would hold the lead for the entirety of ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Panthers outlast Vikings in Camden Conference clash

TRACY - The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers are no strangers to the big moment. They have eight seniors on the roster and have played in back-to-back section championship games. That big game experience was on display down the stretch for the Panthers during their 70-66 overtime victory over the ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Balanced scoring guides SMSU over Minot State

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State's Ryan Bruggeman poured in a team-high 26 points on 8 of 13 shooting, including 10 of 10 from the free throw line, to pace SMSU to an 84-79 victory over Minot State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men's basketball on Friday night at the R/A ...