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AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Kilowatts rally to take down Sacred Heart

GRANITE FALLS — Granite Falls used a late rally to defeat Sacred Heart 4-3 on Wednesday. Trailing 3-2 with two outs in the ninth inning, Jordan Odegard got on base with a walk to extend the game. After Odegard stole second base, he advanced to third on a single by Bennett Knapper. Cam ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: League-leader showdown

MINNEOTA – The Minneota Mudhens (17-4) extended their winning streak to five games on Wednesday with a down-to-the-wire 8-7 victory over the Corn Belt League-leading Marshall A’s (12-3). With the win, the Mudhens have now won 10 of their last 11 games, while the loss for Marshall snaps a ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Mustangs earn NSIC Sportsmanship Award for 2018-19

LAKEVILLE - Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Commissioner Erin Lind presented Southwest Minnesota State Director of Athletics Chris Hmielewski with the league's 2018-19 Sportsmanship Award at the NSIC's Annual Hall of Fame banquet on Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn in Lakeville. ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU’s Weg named WGCA All-American Scholar

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Southwest Minnesota State University freshman golfer Anneke Weg has been selected to the 2018-19 Women's Golf Coaches Association's (WGCA) All-America Scholar Team for Division II. A total of 1,097 women golfers in Division I, II, and III earned the honor. The criteria ...

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Power surge

MARSHALL – Fresh off a 2-1-1 finish at the Alexandria tournament this past weekend, the Marshall Junior Legion Black baseball team kept its foot on the gas in Monday’s home matchup with Slayton by defeating the Rebels 18-0 in five innings. Marshall assistant coach Tyler Vaughn said ...

AREA GOLF: Marshall A’s annual golf scramble set for Saturday

MARSHALL - The Marshall A's amateur baseball team will hold its 9th annual golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday at the Marshall Golf Club. The 2-person scramble tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12 p.m. Registration starts at 11 a.m. The cost is $50 and includes 18 holes of golf and ...

AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Marshall Orange holds on to beat Worthington, 3-2

WORTHINGTON – The Marshall 15U Orange baseball team defeated Worthington 3-2 on Monday. Braxton Meyer led the way for Marshall with a 2 for 3 day at the plate with an RBI while Preston Hoflock added an RBI. Zach Allen earned the victory on the mound, going seven innings while allowing two ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall earns doubleheader split to close out weekend

NEW ULM/ESSIG – The Marshall Mudcats wrapped up tournament play at the Upper Midwest Classic on Saturday with a two-game split featuring a 5-0 loss to the Mankato American Legion team and a 7-4 win over Waconia to finish 1-2 overall. According to coach Mitch Maxwell, the tournament provides ...

AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Marshall Black goes 2-1 at Alexandria tournament

ALEXANDRIA – The Marshall Junior Legion baseball team wrapped up the Alexandria tournament with a 2-1 record, falling to Blaine 7-3 before earning victories over Detroit Lakes (7-2) and Alexandria (2-1) to close the weekend. Sunday Marshall 2, Alexandria 1 Against Alexandria, Josh Baker ...

PREP BASEBALL: 2019 Marshall Independent All-Area Baseball First Team

MARSHALL – The Marshall Independent sports staff is pleased to announce the 2019 Marshall Independent All-Area Baseball team. Joining Marshall senior Isaac Schmitt on the All-Area Baseball First Team are the following eight players: Murray County Central senior Danny Blankenship, ...

PREP BASEBALL: 2019 Area Baseball Leaderboard

BATTING AVG Hayden Gravley, RTR .434 Danny Blankenship, MCC .397 Jake Byrne, TMB .397 Austin Irlbeck, RRC/WWG .389 Mason Irlbeck, RRC/WWG .381 Payton Hess, RTR .367 Landon Rolbiecki, Minn. .357 Cody Wichmann, RTR .346 Lance Wagner, Wab. .341 Cody Greve, ...

PREP BASEBALL: 2019 All-Area Baseball Second Team, Honorable Mention

SECOND TEAM Hayden Gravley 8th, RTR Gravley led the area with a .434 average. His 23 total hits included five doubles, while he also recorded six RBI and 19 runs scored. Thomas Hennen Sr., Minneota Hennen finished with a .276 average. His 16 hits included four doubles and a triple, ...

JAKE’S TAKE: Fenton building for short-term, not long-term

MARSHALL – It’s no secret that Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton has been on the receiving end of a great deal of criticism since taking over for previous GM Paul Fletcher back in April of 2018. The main source of frustration, aside from the team missing the playoffs for the ...

YOUTH SWIMMING: Southwest Swim Club attends multiple invites in June

MARSHALL – The Southwest Swim Club attended multiple swim meets in the second half of June. The 39th Annual Milbank Invitational was held in Milbank, SD on June 22. The invite was attended by 125 athletes from South Dakota and Minnesota and was held in a 25-yard indoor pool. SSC had two ...

ATHLETICS: A journey of gratitude

MILROY – Showing pride in our country and appreciation of the many freedoms that are enjoyed here in the United States can be expressed in many different ways. San Diego’s Joe “Mr. Sports Travel” Connor has taken an approach few, if any, can say they’ve attempted or even thought of. ...