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JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Striking first

MARSHALL – The Marshall Black Junior Legion Baseball team knows the value of getting out to a good start. In their past 10 games, Marshall Black has scored first six times as well as in the first two innings seven times, all resulting in victories. Friday afternoon’s sub-state opener was ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Lamberton takes opening game of series against Essig

LAMBERTON – The Lamberton amateur baseball team defeated Essig 4-1 in the opening game of their best of three series on Friday night. Neil Eichten led the way for the Long Sox with a 4 for 4 day at the plate with an RBI while Colby Pack went 3 for 4 with an RBI and Isaac Jenniges added a ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU ranks 25th in the country in attendance

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA recently announced its 2018-19 attendance numbers and the Southwest Minnesota State University men's basketball program finished the season ranked 25th in average attendance among the more than 300 Division II basketball playing schools. This past season, SMSU averaged ...

LEGION BASEBALL: Mudcats open sub-state tournament with victory over Waconia

WACONIA – The No. 5 seed Marshall Mudcats earned a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over No. 4 seed Waconia in the opening round of the Sub State 15 tournament on Wednesday. The victory moves the Mudcats into the quarterfinals where they will take on No. 1 seed Buffalo at 1 p.m. today in ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU announces signing for upcoming season

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head women's basketball coach Tom Webb announced that Madison Gehloff from Waseca has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and basketball career at SMSU. Gehloff was a 5-foot-9, guard at Waseca High School averaged 19.4 points, 6.8 ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Area teams earn playoff seedings

MARSHALL – This week, postseason play for amateur baseball will get underway and multiple area teams begin their quest to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Region 13C The Milroy Irish earned the No. 1 seed and will face No. 8 Lakefield in a best of three series beginning today ...

YOUTH SWIMMING: SSC attends Minnesota Long-Course Regional Championships

MANKATO – Southwest Swim Club attended the 2019 Minnesota Long-Course Regional Championships in Mankato on July 19-21. The Regional Championships were attended by over 450 swimmers from 15 swim clubs across Minnesota. To qualify for the meet, a swimmer must have achieved a Minnesota "B" ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU earns AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2018-19 season. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams ...

AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Mudcats place second at Princeton tournament

PRINCETON — Marshall advanced all the way to the championship game of the 50th annual Princeton American Legion Baseball Tournament on Sunday before losing 4-1 to Grand Rapids. The Marshall bats were held in check all game, as the Mudcats recorded just three hits in the loss. Cody Greve ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU football hosting golf tournament today

MARSHALL – The 15th annual SMSU Football Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the Tyler Golf Club in Tyler. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the four-person, 18-hole scramble tournament beginning at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. All proceeds ...

JAKE’S TAKE: A tribute to the Godfather of Marshall Hockey

This past week, the city of Marshall lost a pillar of the community in Patrick Leary, who served as the ‘Godfather of Hockey’ in helping to shape the Marshall Amateur Hockey Association into what it is today through decades of hard-work and dedication. For many former hockey players in ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament set for Saturday

MARSHALL – The 15th annual SMSU Football Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the Tyler Golf Club in Tyler. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the four-person, 18-hole scramble tournament beginning at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. All proceeds ...