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SMSU tennis camp still on for August

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women’s tennis coach Jon Parker recently announced that the SMSU junior and adult camps scheduled for August at the Legion Field Tennis Courts in Marshal are still open for sign-up and include a reduced rate for selected ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: A strong start

MILROY — After amassing a regular-season record of 13-3, the Milroy Irish amateur baseball team began their quest toward regionals with an opening round matchup in the First Nite/Gopher League playoffs against the seventh seed from First Nite, Worthington. It took both teams to warm up a ...

Marshall takes down Granite Falls, clinches spot in region tournament

GRANITE FALLS — With major playoff implications on the line, the Marshall amateur baseball team kept its red-hot play going with a 9-1 victory over Granite Falls on Wednesday. With the win, Marshall will earn an automatic spot in the region tournament on Aug. 8. The A’s were able to ...

Marshall 18U splits doubleheader against Mankato East

EAGLE LAKE — The Marshall 18U baseball team split a doubleheader against Mankato East on Tuesday. Marshall fell in game one 12-2 in six innings before winning game two 9-4. In the opener, Matt Hmielewski led the way for Marshall with a 2 for 3 day at the plate with an RBI while Chase ...

Brookings blasts past Marshall

MARSHALL — After exploding on the offensive end the day before, the Marshall Black 17U baseball team looked to keep its momentum going against Brookings (S.D.). But Brookings had a similar gameplan, and broke out the bats to the tune of 19 hits and 20 runs — including a 10-run fourth — ...

Marshall native Andries named to Outland Award preseason watch list

MINNEAPOLIS — The preseason watch list for the 2020 Outland Trophy was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the Football Writers Association of America, and a familiar name made the list. Marshall native and University of Minnesota offensive lineman Blaise Andries was among the 85 names listed ...

SMSU track & field honored for academic performance

NEW ORLEANS – Three Southwest Minnesota State University track & field student-athletes have been named All-Academic Athletes for the 2020 NCAA Division II Track & Field season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced recently. Junior ...

Bouwman tosses no-hitter as Marshall cruises past Tracy 12-0

MARSHALL — Marshall Black 17U coach Mitchell Maxwell said they’ve been focusing on getting out to an early lead in their games recently. His team responded in a big way, pounding 11 hits to score 12 runs as Marshall took down Tracy 12-0 in five innings on Monday at Legion Field. “Our ...

SMSU women’s golf honored once again for success in the classroom

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — The 2019-20 Southwest Minnesota State University women’s golf team was named a Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Scholar Team on Monday for having one of the top cumulative team grade point averages in NCAA Division II this past season. SMSU finished the ...

SMSU volleyball earns AVCA Team Academic Award for 13th straight season

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team recently received the United State Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 season. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Hitting their stride

MARSHALL — After battling things out on Wednesday, the Marshall and Wabasso amateur baseball teams squared off once again, completing a home-and-home series on Sunday. It was another tight contest appeared destined for extra innings, but a late run by the A’s was enough to propel Marshall ...

Milroy Yankees snap streak with 7-5 win against Raymond

RAYMOND — The Milroy Yankees snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory over Raymond on Sunday. David Schmidt led the way for the Yankees with three hits while Matt Bauer added two hits, including a home run and three RBI and Andy Schmidt also had a pair of hits, including a home ...

Area amateur baseball teams receive playoff seedings

MARSHALL — The playoff seedings for the First Nite and Gopher League in amateur baseball were announced over the weekend. The top two seeds, Fairmont and Luverne, earned a first-round bye. Windom earned the No. 2 seed in the First Nite League and will face the seventh seed in the Gopher ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Production at the plate

MILROY — With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, the Milroy Irish and Cottonwood Cardinals amateur baseball teams looked to gain some key momentum heading into their final games. It was a tight battle to start, but a four-run fourth by the Irish proved to be the difference as ...

Fast start propels Jackson past Milroy Yankees, 7-1

MILROY — The Milroy Yankees fell to Jackson 7-1 on Friday. David Schmidt led the way for the Yankees with a 2 for 4 day at the plate while Derek Rasmussen added a hit and an RBI and Jackson Hughes and Zach Felcyn each had a hit. Ty Kemp took the loss on the mound, going five innings while ...

YOUTH BASEBALL: No room for two

MARSHALL — After earning a doubleheader split against Watertown (S.D.) on Tuesday, the Marshall 18U baseball team looked to bounce back against a different South Dakota opponent, this time taking on Harrisburg in another two-game matchup Thursday. Marshall used a hot start before holding off ...

ATV Big Air Fest show coming to Wabasso on Saturday

WABASSO — This Saturday, the city of Wabasso will be holding its first-ever ATV Big Air Fest at the Wabasso Community Center, put on by the ATV Big Air Tour. The ATV Big Air Tour was created by Wabasso locals Derek and Larissa Guetter and features high-flying action with ATVs and BMX ...

Marshall 17U slips past Minneota, 5-3

MINNEOTA — The Marshall Black 17U baseball team defeated Minneota 5-3 in four innings on Thursday. Keaton Maertens, Connor Neubeck, Brock Schultz and Zach Allen led the way for Marshall with a hit and an RBI apiece while Preston Hoflock, Owen Knochenmus, Mitchell Bouwman and Kadem Brinkman ...

YOUTH BASEBALL: In command

MARSHALL — Before the Marshall Black 14U baseball team broke out the bats, they had to silence the ones of their opponents first. Led by a dominant combined pitching effort by Karson Rowe and Ashtin Blomburg, the Tigers quieted Edgerton’s offense, holding the Dutchmen to just two hits and ...

Marshall takes out Wabasso, 6-3

WABASSO — The Marshall amateur baseball team defeated Wabasso 6-3 on Wednesday. Alex Thompson led the way for the A’s with three hits and an RBI while Matt Hmielewski added a pair of hits and two RBI and Ryan Schwagel had two hits and an RBI. Logan Tomasek earned the start on the mound ...