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SMSU FOOTBALL: SMSU’s Onte Burns named to Don Hansen All-American Third Team

BROOKFIELD, Ill. - Southwest Minnesota State University sophomore linebacker Onte Burns was named on Monday to the 2019 Don Hansen Division II All-American third team announced by the Don Hansen Football Committee. The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Whyte scores four goals as Marshall rolls past Willmar

WILLMAR — The Marshall boys hockey team used a trio of goals in the first and third periods — including a four-goal game by Bryson Whyte — to highlight a 7-2 victory over Willmar on Tuesday. The Tigers jumped on the scoreboard right away, as Jared Reinsma and Bryson Whyte found Joe ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU annual ‘Super Supper’ set for Feb. 3

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball program, along with The Hitching Post in Marshall, have partnered again for the 12th annual "Super Supper" to help support the SMSU baseball program. The "Super Supper" will take place a day after the NFL Super Bowl on Monday from ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: High-octane offense

TRACY - With an average of 88.5 points scored through its four-game winning streak, the top-ranked Minneota girls basketball team has been nearly unstoppable on the offensive end of the floor prior to Monday’s contest against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. Led by a 24-point night by Natalee ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: Online auction now open for Friday’s Gold Rush Raffle

MARSHALL - The 17th annual Mustang Gold Rush Raffle, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, is set for this Friday, Jan. 31, inside the R/A Facility on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. New this year, individuals can bid on silent auction items prior to the event. Anyone, ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: No. 6 Tigers take down No. 8 Huskies in triangular sweep

JACKSON — In a matchup of two of the top wrestling teams in the state, the Marshall Tigers defeated Jackson County Central 34-27 as part of a triangular sweep for Marshall on Monday night. The Tigers also defeated Worthington 47-21 earlier in the evening. Marshall — the No. 6-ranked ...

NCAA FOOTBALL: NDSU football team to return to White House

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota State football team will be returning to the White House for a second year in a row after winning another FCS national championship. Sen. Kevin Cramer tweeted over the weekend that President Donald Trump invited the team for a return visit after their ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Upper Iowa rallies in final minute to stun SMSU

MARSHALL — High-scoring has been hard to come by for the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team as of late. In their last five games, the Mustangs have averaged roughly 58 points per contest and have dropped four of those outcomes. Entering Saturday night’s matchup ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys hockey falls to LDC 2-1

LITCHFIELD — The Marshall boys hockey team fell to Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 2-1 on Saturday. After a scoreless first period, the Dragons got on the board with a goal in the first 30 seconds to begin the second frame. Later on in the same period, Marshall tied things up at 1-1 when Tristan ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs picked 10th in NSIC preseason poll

BURNSVILLE — The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team was picked to finish 10th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll recently announced. Augustana, the 2019 Division II National Champion, was picked first with 223 points, just above Winona ...

SMSU WRESTLING: Mustangs go 1-1 in Saturday duals

YORK, Neb. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (3-5, 2-3 NSIC) finished 1-1 on the day at the York College/Northeast Oklahoma/Southwest Minnesota State Triangular in York, Neb., on Saturday. The Mustangs fell to Northeast Oklahoma 25-17 to open the day, before earning a 47-6 ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Winona State uses 3-point shot to down Mustangs

MARSHALL — Winona State connected on 11 3-pointers and held Southwest Minnesota State to just three 3-pointers in earning a 63-55 victory in NSIC men's basketball on Friday night inside the R/A Facility. WSU has now won four straight games and eight of its last 10 to improve to 11-8 ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Superb seniors

MARSHALL — In honoring seniors Logan Sherman, Lexi Moat and Micayla Jones, the Marshall girls hockey team made sure that their final home game of the regular season would be one for the books by recording their third-straight shutout and lighting the lamp nine times in a 9-0 win over Waseca. ...

PREP HOCKEY: Tigers, Bluejays show support for Waseca officer

MARSHALL — In the wake of the tragedy involving Waseca police officer Arik Matson on Jan. 6, the Marshall boys and girls hockey programs teamed up to announce their plan to show support by collecting all of the ticket proceeds from their two home matchups with the Bluejays and donating them ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall takes down Luverne

LUVERNE — An efficient night offensively helped No. 5-ranked Marshall remain undefeated with a 82-54 win over Luverne on Friday night. The Tigers shot 55% from the field while holding the Cardinals to just 41% in the game. Jordyn Hilgemann led Marshall with 33 points, six rebounds and ...

SMSU WRESTLING: Vikings pull away from Mustangs in Friday dual

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After holding a one-point lead heading into intermission of the dual, the Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (2-4, 2-3 NSIC) were edged out by Augustana (6-2, 3-0 NSIC), who won the rest of the bouts outright for a 27-10 victory on Friday night in the Elmen Center. ...