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Marshall tennis rolls past Redwood Valley 7-0

MARSHALL — The Marshall girls tennis team defeated Redwood Valley 7-0 on Thursday. At No. 1 singles, Gionna Parsa defeated Redwood Valley’s Payden Beran 6-1, 6-0 while Leah Matzner defeated Redwood Valley’s Isabel Hillestad 7-5, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot. At No. 3 singles, Eden Knudson ...

Area cross country teams compete at Lakeview Invite

COTTONWOOD — Multiple area cross country teams competed at the Lakeview Invite on Tuesday. On the boys side, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd took first with a team score of 18 while Ortonville took second (45), MACCRAY/Renville County West took third (88) and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton took ...

Marshall swimming takes down St. Peter 103-83

ST. PETER — The Marshall girls swimming and diving team defeated St. Peter 103-83 on Tuesday. In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of Mansi Bell, Maddie Larson, Hailey Brandt and Kaylie Stucke took first with a time of 2:04.36 while the team of Alex Larson, Holly Netzley, Reagan Brandt ...

PREP ATHLETICS: A welcoming sight

MARSHALL — Bryce Lance and Grant Louwagie put on their shoulder pads and practice jerseys, strapped on their helmets and hit the field with some energy. The two Marshall seniors, along with the rest of Minnesota, are ready to play the game they love. Inside the gymnasium doors at Marshall ...

Marshall tennis cruises past Pipestone Area 6-1

MARSHALL — The Marshall girls tennis team defeated Pipestone Area 6-1 on Monday. Marshall won all four singles matches and two of the three doubles matches to earn the victory. At No. 1 singles, Gionna Parsa defeated Pipestone Area’s Olivia Lapthorn 6-1, 6-0 while Leah Matzner defeated ...

Marshall cross country places first at Luverne Invite

LUVERNE — The Marshall boys and girls cross country team captured another first-place finish on Friday afternoon, earning a sweep at the Luverne Invite. On the girls side, Marshall took first with a team score of 25 points, followed by Luverne in second (33) and Pipestone Area in third ...

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Second-half boost

MARSHALL — The Marshall girls soccer team has had a little bit of a wait since it last took the field, with their previous two contests getting canceled due to their opponent moving to distance learning. Playing in only their fourth game of the season — and just their second one at home — ...

Marshall tennis takes down Pipestone Area 5-2

PIPESTONE — The Marshall girls tennis team defeated Pipestone Area 5-2 on Thursday. Marshall won three of its four singles matches and two of the three doubles matches to earn the win. At No. 1 singles, Gionna Parsa defeated Pipestone Area’s Olivia Lapthorn 6-0, 6-2 while Leah Matzner ...

SMSU SAAC to host ‘Suicide Prevention Virtual Event’

MARSHALL — The month of September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Southwest Minnesota State University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is bringing awareness to this cause and needs your help. SMSU’s SAAC group is holding a “Suicide Prevention Virtual Event” through the ...

Prep football, volleyball could still see a return to fall

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota State High School League’s board of directors announced on Wednesday morning it will be holding a special session this Monday to continue its discussion on a possible return to play for both football and volleyball to their original fall schedule. The meeting ...

Marshall tennis falls to Luverne, 4-3

LUVERNE — The Marshall girls tennis team fell to Luverne 4-3 on Monday. Marshall and Luverne split the singles matches at two apiece, but Luverne was able to win two of the three doubles matches to earn the victory. At No. 1 singles, Gionna Parsa defeated Luverne’s Roz Oye 7-5, 6-3 ...

Marshall boys soccer earns tie against Waseca, 2-2

WASECA — The Marshall boys soccer team earned a 2-2 tie against Waseca on Friday night. Both goals for Marshall were scored by Eli Salisbury, who had one in each half. Salisbury scored roughly midway through the first half and then again with about two minutes left in the second half to ...

Milroy steps up in crunch time for Class C amateur baseball

MILROY — An unprecedented amateur baseball season was put into serious jeopardy leading up to the start of the Class C State Tournament when the New Ulm City Council elected to pull the plug on hosting the event due to growing Covid-19 concerns. Springfield remained on as one of the two ...

Marshall tennis falls to Luverne 5-2

MARSHALL — The Marshall girls tennis team fell to Luverne 5-2 on Thursday. Luverne took three of the four singles matches and two of the three doubles matches to earn the victory. At No. 1 singles, Gionna Parsa defeated Luverne’s Roz Oye 7-6, 6-2 while Luverne’s Elise Jarchow defeated ...

FALL PREVIEW: Experience a key factor for Tigers

MARSHALL — The Marshall boys and girls cross country teams posted another strong season last year, with the girls team reaching a school-record seventh straight trip to state as a group and placing 10th while Zach Matzner was the lone individual qualifying for state on the boys ...

Marshall cross country earns sweep at Redwood Valley Invite

REDWOOD FALLS — The Marshall boys and girls cross country team continued its strong start to the season with another first-place finish, this time taking the top spot at the Redwood Valley Invite on Thursday. On the girls side, Marshall recorded a team score of 26 while Luverne took second ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers looking to make more strides in 2020

MARSHALL — After another season filled with lots of great goals, signature games and plenty of experience and growth shown, the Marshall boys and girls soccer teams will look to take another step forward this fall. Girls In its second varsity season last year, the Marshall girls soccer ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers to rely on others to step into roles

MARSHALL — Last season, the Marshall girls swim and dive team had a pair of swimmers qualify for the state meet in Nyssa Bentz and Amelie Schmidtke. With both gone, Marshall will have to rely on their other experienced leaders heading into the new season under seventh-year head coach Nikki ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers ready to continue making progress

MARSHALL — Last year, the Marshall tennis team had another strong season, posting a winning record. With a lot of experience coming back, the Tigers will look to take another step forward under coach Alex Cleppe. Marshall brings back a large group of returners this season, led by Gionna ...