Local Sports

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. ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Marshall A’s power past Raymond, 14-4

MARSHALL – After last week’s matchup was suspended due to rain in the bottom of the third inning, the Marshall A’s and the Raymond Rockets returned to Legion Field on Sunday to pick up where they left off in a battle between two of the three top teams in the Corn Belt League. Staying ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Wabasso falls to Willmar

WABASSO – The Wabasso amateur baseball team fell to Willmar 16-5 on Sunday. Caleb Frericks led the way for Wabasso with a 3 for 4 day at the plate with two RBI while CJ Theis, Devon Liebl and Andy Warner all added a hit and an RBI. Sam Guetter, Carter Guetter and Kyle Jacobson also ...

YOUTH SOFTBALL: Marshall 14U, 16/18U softball teams host tournament

MARSHALL – Multiple teams converged in Marshall on Saturday for the Southwest Slugfest 14U and 16/18U softball tournament. In the 14U tournament, Marshall Orange, Hendricks/Estelline, Luverne, St. James, TAG Thunder, TSC Lightning, Marshall White and Lake Crystal all played each other with ...

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall Black cruises past Marshall Orange

MARSHALL – The Marshall Junior Legion Black baseball team showcased its plate discipline in Thursday’s matchup with Marshall 15U Orange by generating eight total walks in the contest and six in the first inning alone in a 12-0 victory in five innings. Marshall Black coach Chace Pollock ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Milroy Irish use effective offense to take down Tracy

TRACY - The Milroy Irish amateur baseball team has been on an offensive tear in its last few games, producing a combined 44 runs in five straight games, all resulting in wins. The Irish continued to add to that total on Wednesday night, as they collected 10 more runs in a 10-0 shutout in seven ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Milroy Yankees fall short to Bird Island, 5-1

MILROY – The Bird Island Bullfrogs (12-0-2) extended their unbeaten streak in Corn Belt League play to seven games on Wednesday with a tightly-contested 5-1 road-win over the Milroy Yankees (5-11) to sweep the season series. The Bullfrogs scored the first run of the game with a one-out ...

AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Minneota Junior Legion slips past Granite Falls

MINNEOTA – The Minneota Junior Legion baseball team defeated Granite Falls 7-4 on Tuesday. Jakson Esping led the way for Minneota with a 2 for 2 day at the plate with an RBI while Ben Skoczweski added a hit and two RBI and Kaden Carver had a hit and an RBI. Thor Fischer earned the victory ...

JAKE’S TAKE: Is Marshall ready for a junior league hockey team?

MARSHALL – Earlier this month, it was decided that St. Cloud would be the new home of the North American Hockey League’s Blizzard franchise following rink-maintenance issues arising at the team’s previous home of Larson Ice Center in Brookings, South Dakota. Prior to the owners settling ...

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall outlasts Pipestone 17-11

MARSHALL – The Marshall Junior Legion Black baseball team’s offense was firing on all cylinders in Monday’s home matchup with Pipestone as eight different Marshall players picked up hits in a 17-11 victory over the Arrows. Though the group struggled at times in the field, coach Chace ...

LEGION BASEBALL: A winning Classic

MARSHALL – The Marshall Legion baseball team wanted to get its season started on the right foot during their home tournament. In a display of tight, gritty play – and some late-inning magic – the Mudcats are pointed in the winning direction after sweeping their weekend games to take first ...

JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Marshall splits pair of games to close weekend

MARSHALL – The Marshall Junior Legion Black baseball team concluded its three-game participation in the 19th annual Wood Bat Classic by splitting their final two contests on Saturday against quality opponents in BOLD and Rosemount. Coach Chace Pollock anticipated the tournament would be a ...