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SMSU ATHLETICS: Gold Rush Raffle set for Jan. 31

MARSHALL — Tickets are still available for the 17th annual Mustang Gold Rush Raffle, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, set for Friday, Jan. 31, at the R/A Facility on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The Mustang Gold Rush Raffle is a unique and fun event to help ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Big second-half propels Marshall past JCC, 95-58

MARSHALL —Using a tone-setting 13-2 scoring run to begin the second half of Tuesday’s Big South Conference tilt, the Marshall boys basketball team turned an eight-point advantage at halftime into a 37-point blowout over Jackson County Central in a 95-58 final. The victory moves the Tigers ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Scoring balance guides Tigers to 15th straight win

JACKSON — No. 8-ranked Marshall used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Jackson County Central 83-42 on Tuesday. Jordyn Hilgemann led the way for Marshall with 22 points and seven assists. Emily Meier added 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win, while Abigail Wendorff finished with 16 ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Complete control

MINNEOTA — After suffering their first loss of the season this past Saturday against No. 8 Goodhue in Class AA, the top-ranked Minneota girls basketball team was quick to put the disappointing result behind them on Monday with a 105-20 drubbing of visiting Ortonville. The Vikings were once ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall goes on late run in 6-3 win over Windom Area

WINDOM - A quick look at the Big South standings in boys hockey, and you’d see the Marshall Tigers near the top of the standings with the Windom Eagles in the league’s bottom half of teams. That didn’t matter early, as Windom held a 2-1 lead in the first period. The Tigers would tie the ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Marshall rolls past Mankato East 62-28, stays unbeaten

MARSHALL — With only a single field goal surrendered during the entire first half of Saturday’s matchup against Mankato East, the seventh-ranked Marshall girls basketball team was bordering on perfection on the defensive end of the floor. The dominant effort culminated in a 62-28 ...

NCAA FOOTBALL: North Dakota St. wins 8th FCS title 28-20 over James Madison

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Now this was a perfect ending for North Dakota State, with its redshirt freshman quarterback and the senior safety in his final game after first wanting to be a Bison quarterback. Trey Lance ran for 166 yards, with a clutch 44-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, and ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall takes second at Big South individual tournament

WORTHINGTON — The Marshall wrestling team earned a second-place finish at the Big South individual tournament on Saturday. Spencer Wambeke took first place by decision while Grant Louwagie and Hsa Khee Lar took second by decision. Dylan Louwagie (decision) while Hsa Law Eh (major decision), ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Mavericks use stifling defense to halt Mustangs

MARSHALL — Held to a season-low 27.3% shooting (15-of-55), the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team struggled to generate points en route to a 53-46 loss to Minnesota State University, Mankato on Saturday night. Saturday’s contest was the first time since Feb. 26, ...

SMSU WRESTLING: Mustangs finish 2-0 on weekend with dual victory over Dragons

MOORHEAD — The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (2-3, 2-2 NSIC) finished the weekend 2-0 with a 24-15 victory over MSU Moorhead (0-3, 0-2 NSIC) on Saturday afternoon in Nemzek Hall. This was the first back-to-back conference victories for the Mustangs since the 2016-17 season when ...

SMSU SWIMMING AND DIVING: SMSU falls at Augustana

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State women's swimming and diving team (3-3) fell 199-57 to Augustana (5-4) on Saturday. Mackenzie Kallevig was the lone Mustang to take first with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:01. The Mustangs came in second in the ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Power in the post

MARSHALL — Off to its best start through 12 games since the 2013-2014 season, the seventh-ranked Marshall girls basketball team entered Friday’s Big South Conference matchup against Pipestone Area determined to keep its unbeaten streak alive with another strong showing on its home ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: CSP fends off SMSU to earn third straight victory

MARSHALL — Concordia-St. Paul used a key second half run to hold off a Southwest Minnesota State comeback attempt and earn a 79-70 victory on Friday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men's basketball inside the R/A Facility. CSP picked up its third straight victory and ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Tigers cruise past Pipestone Area, 75-36

MARSHALL — Entering Friday night, the No. 5-ranked Marshall Tigers were one of just 11 boys basketball teams without a loss in the state of Minnesota and one of two undefeated boys basketball teams remaining in Class AAA. The Tigers remained unbeaten with a 75-36 win over Pipestone ...