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SECTION 2A GIRLS SOCCER: Coup de Grace

MARSHALL — The Marshall girls soccer team came into its Section 2A opener against Faribault with some history already made. They made sure to end it in similar fashion, with a pinch of dramatic flair. After getting a goal in the second half to force a sudden death overtime, Marshall was ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Minneota slips past Canby, 3-0

CANBY — In a battle between two of the top teams in Class A, No. 3-ranked Minneota defeated No. 10 Canby 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-21) on Tuesday. Natalee Rolbiecki led the way for Minneota with 16 kills. Abby Hennen added 14 kills and 10 digs in the win, while Ellie Pesch and McKenna Yost ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Mustang Booster Club to hold monthly meeting today

MARSHALL — The SMSU Mustang Booster Club will hold its second monthly luncheon of the 2019-20 academic year today at The Pizza Ranch in Marshall. The monthly meetings, which begin at 12:15 p.m., are open to all Booster Club members and prospective members. Wednesday's meeting will be a fall ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU closes fall season with 18th place finish in Missouri

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - The Southwest Minnesota State women's golf team closed out the fall portion of its 2019-20 season on Tuesday finishing in 18th place at the 21-team Midwest Classic held at the par-70 Mules National Golf Club on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. SMSU finished ...

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Marshall earns No. 7 seed in Section 2A tournament

MARSHALL — The Marshall boys soccer recently earned the No. 7 seed in the Section 2A tournament. Marshall will open tournament play at home on Thursday night when they host No. 10 Fairmont. The rest of the Section 2A seeds are listed below and brackets are attached. For complete ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Quick start carries Tigers past Sioux Falls Lincoln in sweep

MARSHALL — The fourth-ranked Marshall volleyball team played host to its third out-of-state opponent of the season on Monday with a matchup against Sioux Falls Lincoln, the sixth-ranked team in South Dakota’s Class AA field. Much like their previous contests against River Falls (WI) ...

JAKE’S TAKE: Tigers making early impact on the ice on multiple levels

MARSHALL — With the heat of summer waning and the fall breeze beginning to pick up it can only mean one thing: the start of hockey season has finally arrived. This past week, the 2019-2020 NHL season officially got underway and college hockey was not far behind with its season-opening ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU notches No. 9 in latest AVCA national poll

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team (11-3, 5-1 NSIC) ranks ninth in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Division II weekly poll released on Monday afternoon. SMSU is 11-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference after coming out ...

SMSU GOLF: Mustangs shoot 335 in opening round of Midwest Classic

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - The Southwest Minnesota State women's golf team shot an opening round score of 55-over-par 335 and is currently tied for 20th at the 22-team Midwest Classic hosted the University of Central Missouri at the par 70 Mules National Golf Club. Northeastern State (Okla.) holds a ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Dawson-Boyd falls to CGB

GRACEVILLE — The Dawson-Boyd volleyball team fell to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 3-0 (17-25, 19-25, 23-25) on Monday. Karoline Dahl led the way for Dawson-Boyd with 14 kills while Avery Bartunek added 10 and Megan Mamer had eight. Bartunek led in digs with 10 while Tarah Johnson and Dahl ...

AREA ATHLETICS: Four more into the hall

MARSHALL — The newest class of the Marshall Tiger M Club Hall of Fame was officially enshrined on Saturday evening at the Red Baron Arena and Expo, with Dawn (Cady) Sullivan, John Nefstead, Jackie (Clark) Cummings and Kelly (Clark) Jones representing the latest inductees. Sullivan graduated ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Area teams wrap up at Jimmy John’s Classic

MARSHALL — Multiple area teams wrapped up play at the Jimmy John’s Classic on Saturday, with Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Dawson-Boyd, Lakeview and Murray County Central all taking part in the two-day tournament. Lakeview The Lakers won their pool play Friday to advance ...

NCAA FOOTBALL: NDSU runs streak to 26 in 37-3 win

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Trey Lance threw three touchdown passes and defending FCS champion North Dakota State defeated Illinois State 37-3 on Saturday. The Bison ran their win streak to 26 games, the second-longest in FCS history, matching one by James Madison (2016-17). The Bison won 33 ...

SMSU SOCCER: SMSU win streak snapped in battle of top NSIC teams

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State women's soccer team had its four-game winning streak come to a close with a 3-1 loss to Bemidji State in a battle of two of the top three teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference standings on Sunday afternoon at the Schwan Regional Event ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Strong defense carries Rebels past Sleepy Eye

SLAYTON — A stingy performance by the Murray County Central defense combined with a big day on the ground by running back Dylan Johnson helped to extend the team’s winning streak to three games on Friday as the Rebels blew past Sleepy Eye in a 29-8 final in Slayton. Throughout the first ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: No. 8 SMSU earns sweep against No. 22 Upper Iowa

MARSHALL — Another week, another tight battle against a ranked opponent for the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team. After facing then-No. 8 Northern State last Friday, the new No. 8 Mustangs squared off against No. 22 Upper Iowa University looking to keep their perfect ...