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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Rock announces All-Conference teams

MARSHALL — The Red Rock Conference recently announced its All-Conference teams for boys basketball, and a few area players made the list. Leading the way for WWG was Ethan Mischke and Hunter Lien while Murray County Central had Blake Schmitz and Red Rock Central had Sam Helmer as its ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU’s Hannah Kohls named NSIC Golfer of the Week

BURNSVILLE — Southwest Minnesota State University junior Hannah Kohls was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Golfer of the Week on Monday following her play in a pair of tournaments last week in Arizona. Kohls, a native of Forest Lake, tied a school record last Friday with a ...

AREA ATHLETICS: Sticks and stones

MARSHALL — With the coronavirus pandemic putting a temporary halt on nearly all athletic events throughout the country, the inaugural Marshall Madness on Ice event held at Red Baron Arena filled the void for numerous men’s hockey players and curlers who came from all over to participate in ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Tomahawk announces its All-Conference team

MARSHALL — The Tomahawk Conference recently announced its all-conference team for boys basketball, and an area player made the list. Leading the way for Wabasso was Will Carlson. Joining him is Mitchell Buerkle and Decker Scheffler (Springfield), Chris Knowles and Jon Zinniel (New Ulm ...

STATE BASKETBALL: An abrupt ending

MINNEAPOLIS - Just as quickly as it began, it was over. The Minnesota State High School League continued its precautions towards the rapidly-growing COVID-19 pandemic on Friday with the cancellation of the rest of the winter sports season, just less than a day after an initial announcement ...

CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL: Setting the tone

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneota girls basketball team opened its quest towards another state championship Thursday with a familiar foe standing in its way. After falling to Minneota by 20 points in their state opener last season, the Warriors looked to reverse that outcome in the second ...

CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL: Vikings continue to make presence felt around glass

MINNEAPOLIS - For the past few seasons, the Minneota girls basketball team has relied on its strong presence inside, primarily led by Lydia Sussner. Despite not having Sussner's 5-foot-10 frame around the basket to control the rebounding game, it hasn't stopped the Vikings from utilizing their ...

NSIC ATHLETICS: NSIC suspends athletic activities

BURNSVILLE - Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) has announced the suspension of all athletic activities for each of its 16-member institutions. All NSIC contests are suspended immediately, ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU places third at Spring Challenge

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- The Southwest Minnesota State women's golf team shot a 29-over 317 to finish in third place at the four-team SMSU Spring Challenge at Coldwater Golf Course on Thursday. The tournament was scheduled for two rounds, but was shortened to 18 holes. SMSU's Hannah Kohls shot a ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU earns split in Florida

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -Southwest Minnesota State's Alli Christians pitched the Mustangs to an 8-0 final over American International to close out play in SMSU's annual spring break trip on Thursday afternoon at DiamondPlex softball complex. The Mustangs finished the trip with a 9-7 record after ...

NCAA ATHLETICS: NCAA cancels championships

MARSHALL - NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships announced on Thursday. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, ...

AREA ATHLETICS: Red Baron Arena to host Marshall Madness on Ice

MARSHALL - If you’re looking for an exciting sporting event to attend around the Marshall area, the Red Baron Arena is the place to be this weekend. The facility will play host to the inaugural “Marshall Madness on Ice” event complete with a five-team adult hockey tournament that ...

PREP FOOTBALL: ‘It was the right place’

MARSHALL — After a quarterback helps his team score a touchdown, the kicker usually comes in to add the extra point and complete the play. When it came to announcing their colleges, Konnor Aufenthie and Hugo Cifuentes had a similar thought process. The two Marshall seniors signed their ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Minneota ready for state opener against Red Lake

MINNEOTA — Boasting a 30-1 record with the No. 1 overall seed, the top-ranked Minneota girls basketball team enters the Class A state tournament on the hunt for its second straight state championship after previously defeating Goodhue in the 2018-2019 finals. The Vikings enter the ...