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Little Minnesota Wild program postponed

MARSHALL — The Minnesota Wild announced on its website that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Little Minnesota Wild Learn to Play Program that was scheduled for this fall will be postponed until the spring of 2021. The Wild also said their goal is to hold two Little Minnesota Wild ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Offensive obstacle

MARSHALL — The Marshall amateur baseball team was able to dodge the rain on Sunday, but wasn’t able to avoid the offensive firepower of the Raymond Rockets, as the Rockets outhit the A’s 12-4 en route to a 13-1 victory in seven innings at Legion Field. Marshall manager Ryan Schwagel said ...

Milroy Irish, Yankees pick up victories

MILROY — The Milroy Irish amateur baseball team continued its winning ways with a 5-3 victory over Pipestone on Sunday. Dominic Dolan and Anthony Dolan led the way for the Irish with two hits each. Jack Bly earned the victory on the mound, going seven innings while allowing only one hit ...

SMSU holds annual Drown Classic golf tournament

MARSHALL - After a week full of heat, strong winds and pouring rain, skies were clear and sunny on Friday afternoon for the 35th annual SMSU Drown Classic golf tournament at Marshall Golf Club. 33 teams consisting of 165 players competed in this year’s tournament. The Kruse Motors team ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Late-inning lift

MILROY - After spending its first few games of the season on the road, and not even in its own state, the Milroy Yankees amateur baseball team finally got to experience what it meant to play a home game. Although it was considered an “exhibition”, the Yankees were glad to be able to be ...

WEDNESDAY AMATEUR BASEBALL: A’s fall short against Bird Island, 7-6

BIRD ISLAND — The Marshall amateur baseball team dropped its first game in Minnesota on Wednesday, falling 7-6 to Bird Island in an “exhibition” contest. The A’s trailed by four runs heading into the ninth inning, but a late rally attempt came up just short. Alex Thompson, Zach Olson ...

SMSU men’s basketball announces three signings

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University head men’s basketball coach Brad Bigler announced Wednesday three high school standouts have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and basketball careers at SMSU. Joining the program for the 2020-21 season include Lance Mosley ...

Area amateur baseball teams see busy weekend

MARSHALL — Baseball was seen all weekend in Minnesota, as amateur ballclubs have been given the go-ahead to play in their own state as long as they follow specific guidelines and get their ballpark approved by whoever is in charge of the stadium. Some teams were able to have “exhibition” ...

Bullseye: Marshall opens archery park near MERIT Center

MARSHALL — Roughly about two years ago, Ty Brouwer wanted to have a place that he could introduce his sons to the sport of archery. An avid archer himself, Brouwer came up with an idea to build a local archery park for the community of Marshall and the surrounding area. After a long process ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: ‘It’s like heaven’

MILROY — There’s nothing like playing a game on your home field. It took a few months, but some amateur baseball teams in Minnesota finally got to experience their first home games of the season on Friday night after the Minnesota Baseball Association gave them the go-ahead to play as long ...

SMSU announces schedule changes for fall sports

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department has released updated schedules for the upcoming 2020 Mustang football, soccer and volleyball seasons. The schedule changes are due to the NCAA Division II Presidents Council announcement in May that reduces the maximum ...

Milroy, Dawson, Minneota play in SD

MARSHALL — Area amateur baseball games continued over the weekend, with the Milroy Irish, Dawson Drakes and Minneota Mudhens all playing in South Dakota. Milroy Irish AURORA, S.D. — The Milroy Irish continued their hot start to the season on Sunday, as they defeated Aurora (S.D.) 20-4 in ...

Annual Drown SMSU Golf Classic still scheduled for June 19

MARSHALL — The Mustang Booster Club and the Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department has announced the 35th annual “David & Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic”, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, is still scheduled to be held on Friday, June 19, at the Marshall Golf ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Milroy Irish, Yankees, Dawson start season in South Dakota

MARSHALL — Baseball was back over the weekend for a few area amateur teams, as the Milroy Irish and Milroy Yankees and Dawson Drakes officially opened their seasons in South Dakota on Sunday. With games in Minnesota currently being postponed, teams around the state have been given the ...

SMSU’s Manteuffel named NCAA Indoor All-American

NEW ORLEANS — Southwest Minnesota State junior Rebecca Manteuffel was named an NCAA Indoor All-American in the weight throw the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Tuesday afternoon. Normal policies dictate that All-America honors are awarded based on ...

Camden names Academic All-Conference teams for spring sports

MARSHALL — The Camden Conference recently announced its Academic All-Conference teams for its spring sports, and several area athletes made the list. For Canby, Parker Viessman, Tyler Sayre and Jordan Ries made it for baseball while Jack Nemitz, Cameron Maynard, Jake Wagner and Jayla ...

YOUTH SOCCER: Marshall United Soccer Association cancels summer season

MARSHALL — Every year, thousands of youth in the state - as well as their families - depend on sporting events and other activities to keep themselves occupied, especially throughout the summer months. This year is different, however. After the COVID-19 pandemic ripped through the high ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU adds six more signees for 2020-21 season

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson announced the signing of six student-athletes who will continue their academic and wrestling careers at SMSU. The six newcomers joining the 2020-21 roster include Nye Becker (Browerville), Isaac Dixon (Spirit ...