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CLASS A VOLLEYBALL: After falling short, Minneota finishes the job this time

ST. PAUL – When the Minneota volleyball team exited the court after last year’s Class A state championship match (3-0 loss to Mayer Lutheran) with a bitter taste in their mouths, they decided to come up with a motto for the 2018 season. That motto, later turned into a hashtag on its ...

CLASS AA VOLLEYBALL: A battle to the very end

ST. PAUL – Last year, the Marshall volleyball team saw its chances at a state championship match appearance cut short when the Tigers fell to North Branch in the Class AA semifinals. When the two teams met once again Saturday in the title match, Marshall looked to avenge the early exit to ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs finish MIAA/NSIC challenge falling to MWSU

HAYS, Kan. - The Southwest Minnesota State women's basketball team fell 82-70 to Missouri Western State on Saturday night in the Mustangs' second game of the MIAA/NSIC Challenge held in the Gross Memorial Coliseum. SMSU shot 33 percent from the field (21 of 63) as MWSU shot 48 percent (31 of ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU earn five place winners at DWU Open

MITCHELL, S.D. - The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team opened its season on Saturday recording a handful of place winners at the Dakota Wesleyan Open. Cortez Arrendondo took home third place with a 5-1 record at 157 pounds, while Jack Ryan also finished 5-1 to earn third place at ...

CLASS AA VOLLEYBALL: Poised delivery

ST. PAUL – For the Marshall volleyball team, close matches has seemed to be a contributing factor to their season. With one match separating the Tigers from a state championship appearance, Marshall knew it was going to have to put together a special performance. Standing in their path was ...

CLASS AA VOLLEYBALL: Tigers show grit through tight sets

ST. PAUL – All season long, the Marshall volleyball team has shown its grit and never-say-die attitude. When the Tigers came to the Class AA Tournament, they were faced with a difficult opponent in Park Rapids Area in the quarterfinal round. Marshall ultimately prevailed, using a hard-fought ...

CLASS 9-MAN FOOTBALL: Knights’ season ends in 27-26 loss

NEW ULM – Digging deep and leaving it all on the field, the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights took No. 1 ranked Spring Grove to the brink of defeat in Friday night’s frigid 9-man state quarterfinals matchup but fell short as the Lions put together a game-winning touchdown drive in the final ...

CLASS A VOLLEYBALL: One step closer

ST. PAUL – The Minneota volleyball team knew things weren’t going to come easy against No. 4 seed Ada-Borup/West. Not against another one-loss team and especially not with a trip to the state championship match on the line. So when the two red-hot programs met in the Class A semifinals ...

CLASS A VOLLEYBALL: Vikings adapted to new roles when key player went down

ST. PAUL – The Minneota volleyball team hadn’t lost an opening set all season. So when the Vikings found themselves on the opposite end of a 25-23 Set 1 loss to Ada-Borup/West in Friday’s Class A semifinals, Minneota began to feel a little adversity. That adversity was felt even greater ...

NSIC MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU drops opener

MARSHALL – A late second-half run helped Emporia State defeat Southwest Minnesota State 83-74 on Friday. The Mustangs held a 64-57 lead with 8:17 remaining, but the Hornets went on a 26-10 run the rest of the way to seal the win. Ryan Bruggeman led SMSU with 18 points and seven ...

NSIC VOLLEYBALL: SMSU evades NSU to head to title match

DULUTH – The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team secured its spot in the NSIC Tournament championship match with a five-set victory (25-16, 25-17, 23-25, 26-28, 15-9) over the No. 2 seed Northern State University on Friday night. Southwest Minnesota State University faces ...

CLASS AA VOLLEYBALL: Resilient response

ST. PAUL – For the Marshall volleyball team, close matches has seemed to be a contributing factor to their season. With one match separating the Tigers from a state championship appearance, Marshall knew it was going to have to put together a special performance. Standing in their path was ...

CLASS AA VOLLEYBALL: Hard work by Tigers pays off with record

ST. PAUL – Marshall’s trip to the state tournament this year is a special one. It’s the 28th time the Tigers have reached state in their program history, which is a Minnesota State High School League record. Marshall coach Dan Westby said they take a lot of pride in that number and that ...