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PREP BASEBALL: Cards capitalize

MARSHALL – A five-run first inning for the visiting Luverne baseball team spelled doom for Marshall on Thursday as the Cardinals took full advantage of the fast start to beat the Tigers 9-4. The two teams are scheduled to meet again on Saturday with a Big South Conference title hanging in ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Camden champions are crowned

COTTONWOOD — The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd boys and Canby/Minneota girls track and field teams each picked up a conference title on Thursday at the Camden Conference Championships. LQPV/DB won the boys title with a team score of 191 points. Canby/Minneota came in second at 120, ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Big fifth inning sparks 12-4 win for Milroy Irish

MILROY – After starting their seasons on a solid note, the Hadley Buttermakers and Milroy Irish looked to continue their early season trends on Wednesday night. The two ballclubs went back-and-forth to start, but it was Milroy who capitalized on a six-run fifth inning to create separation en ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall takes sixth place in Brainerd Invite

BRAINERD – The Marshall girls golf team placed sixth at the Brainerd Invitational on Wednesday morning, shooting a team score of 385. Minnewaska took first with a 328, followed by Detroit Lakes (345), Brainerd (354), Bemidji (375) and Litchfield (383). Rachel Schwarz led the way for ...

Section softball seedings released

MARSHALL – The section brackets for softball were announced on Wednesday morning, with multiple area teams earning their postseason seedings. Section 3A In Section 3A, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg earned the No. 1 seed in the North bracket and will face No. 8 seed Renville County West on ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Fast start guides Marshall to doubleheader split against BEA

MARSHALL – It would be difficult to envision a better way to end your final regular season start as a senior pitcher than to go out with a no-hitter. For Marshall’s Madison Wegner, the dream finish was her reality, as she went all five innings in the circle without giving up a single hit in ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys golf earns match play victory over Willmar

MARSHALL – The Marshall boys golf team earned a match play victory over Willmar on Tuesday afternoon at Marshall Golf Club, defeating the Cardinals 9-3. Marshall and Willmar competed in a pair of different matches, playing in a singles play on the front nine and four-ball competition on ...

PREP BASEBALL: Marshall breaks out offense in bounce-back win over Eagles

MARSHALL – The Marshall baseball team put together one of its strongest performances to date in Monday’s Big South Conference showdown with New Ulm that featured a dynamic display in all three phases resulting in a 13-5 dismantling of the Eagles. Coach Chace Pollock came away highly ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Ben Servais named head strength and conditioning coach

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University Director of Athletics Chris Hmielewski has named Ben Servais as the department's head strength and conditioning coach. Servais, who begins his duties on June 3, comes to SMSU from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., where he has served ...

PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Conference clash

WASECA – Last season, the Marshall boys and girls track and field team saw a lot of success at the Big South Championships, with the boys taking first and the girls taking third. This season, the Tigers replicated that success, as the boys team came just a few points shy of first with a score ...

AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall drops pair of games over the weekend

MANKATO/NEW ULM – The Marshall baseball team dropped a pair of games over the weekend, falling to Mankato East 4-3 and New Ulm 9-3 on Saturday afternoon. Against Mankato East, Alex Thompson led the way for the Tigers with a 2 for 3 day at the plate with an RBI while Cody Greve added two ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Granite Falls gets tripped up by Raymond, 12-0

GRANITE FALLS – After falling short against Minneota on Friday, the Granite Falls amateur baseball team looked to bounce back against the Raymond Rockets on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Kilowatts, they ran into a buzzsaw of a starting pitcher in Cole Christensen, he tossed a ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Lamberton outduels Courtland in home opener

LAMBERTON – A pitcher’s duel broke out in Sunday afternoon’s Tomahawk East League matchup between Lamberton and Courtland with the Long Sox getting the better of the low-scoring affair in a 5-1 victory at home over the Cubs. Long Sox manager and winning pitcher Derrick Jenniges came ...

PREP BASEBALL: TMB uses strong start to take out Lakeview 13-0

TRACY – After seeing their five-game winning streak come to an end on Friday in a road loss to Minneota, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton baseball team had its sights set on a new streak and went on to complete the first step with a decisive 13-0 win over Lakeview in five innings. TMB coach Bill ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall uses five-run fifth to take out Fairmont

FAIRMONT — A five-run fifth inning broke the game wide open as Marshall defeated Fairmont 9-3 on Friday. Cody Greve doubled an drove in run to lead the Tigers offense. Kaleb Welvaert added two RBI in the win, while Jordan Mernaugh scored twice. Jack Bly struck out three batters over six ...