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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings hold court

MINNEOTA —After snapping their two-game losing skid with a hard-fought win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg last Thursday, the Minneota boys basketball team followed it up on Monday with another crucial victory at home over Ortonville in a 57-47 final. The Vikings got off to an especially ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: UMary long-range shooting proves too much for SMSU

BISMARCK, N.D. — The University of Mary connected on a season-high 15 3-pointers and committed just eight turnovers in earning a 75-60 victory in NSIC men's college basketball on Saturday night at the McDowell Activity Center. The Marauders improve to 9-9 overall, 4-8 NSIC, with the ...

JAKE’S TAKE: SMSU hits the mark with three new additions

MARSHALL — At a time when the bulk of the latest news surfacing from college campuses throughout Minnesota has centered around the decline and dissolving of athletic programs, it’s been an encouraging local development to see that Southwest Minnesota State University has been adding to its ...

PREP GYMNASTICS: Marshall takes second to wrap up home schedule

MARSHALL — The Marshall gymnastics team wrapped up its home schedule on Thursday with a triangular meet against Jackson County Central and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton. The Tigers were able to place second with a team score of 123.000, with JCC taking first with a score of 133.575 and RTR taking ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Mustangs selected 12th in NSIC preseason poll

BURNSVILLE — The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball team was picked 12th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll as voted on by the 15 head coaches in the league. The announcement came Thursday from the NSIC office. Augustana, the defending NSIC ...

PREP WRESTLING: Top-10 tangle

WESTBROOK — Occupying the No. 8 and No. 10 spots in the state Class A rankings, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Minneota wrestling programs squared off in a dual on Thursday in Westbrook where the Panthers narrowly defeated the Vikings in a 39-34 final. TMB/WWG coach ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall hockey earns sweep against Fairmont

FAIRMONT — The Marshall boys and girls hockey teams picked up victories on the road against Fairmont on Thursday, with the boys team winning 6-3 and the girls team winning 3-0. Boys hockey Marshall 6, Fairmont 3 FAIRMONT — The Marshall boys hockey team scored a pair of goals in each ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Six SMSU student-athletes honored with NSIC Myles Brand award

BURNSVILLE — A total of six Southwest Minnesota State University student-athletes have earned the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award, NSIC Commissioner Erin Lind announced on Wednesday. A record total of 194 student-athletes from the NSIC's ...

SMSU SOCCER: SMSU signs six players

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women's soccer coach Erin Kasmarik-Mallett announced on Monday that six high school standouts have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and soccer careers at SMSU. Joining the program for the 2020 season, includes Meghan ...

SMSU WRESTLING: TMB/WWG’s Jace Paplow signs with SMSU

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson announced on Monday that Jace Paplow from Dundee, Minn., has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and wrestling career at SMSU. Paplow, a senior 174-pounder at Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School, ...

SMSU GOLF: West Central’s (S.D.) Lauryn Driscoll signs with SMSU

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women's golf coach Ross Webskowski announced Wednesday Lauryn Driscoll from Hartford, S.D., has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and golf career at SMSU. "Lauryn comes from a very successful high school program and has ...