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SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Hitting refresh

MARSHALL — After a tough stretch on the road, the No. 12 Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team returned home looking to put a four-match losing streak out of sight and mind. The Mustangs would face a Bemidji State University opponent that was also looking to put a lengthy ...

SMSU SOCCER: Mustangs drop road game to Marauders on Friday night

BISMARCK, N.D. – Coming off a shutout in overtime last weekend, the Southwest Minnesota State soccer team (6-5, 4-5 NSIC) suffered a 3-0 shutout to UMary (6-2-2, 4-2-2 NSIC) on Friday night at the MDU Resources Community Bowl. UMary's Malia Brudvik and Patricia Martin both finished with one ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs to host Andy Wiersma Alumni game today

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team will open its season with a familiar opponent: their former players. The Mustangs will host the annual Andy Wiersma Alumni Game for the eighth time today, with the exhibition game beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the R/A ...

SMSU SWIMMING AND DIVING: SMSU falls in dual to UMary

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State women's swimming and diving team (1-2) hosted its second home meet of the season versus UMary (2-2) on Friday night at the Don Palm Natatorium. The Mustangs fell to the Marauders 194-83. SMSU finished with several place finishes as MacKenzie ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: TMB opens Rochester tournament with pair of victories

ROCHESTER — The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton volleyball team went undefeated in the first day of competition at the Rochester Exchange Club Tournament in Rochester on Friday with a 2-0 win over Pine Island (25-15, 25-13) and a 2-1 win over Rochester John Marshall (25-14, 19-25, 15-11). Jadyn ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lakers continue strong play with sweep against Rabbits

WABASSO — It’s been an October to remember for the 10th ranked Lakeview volleyball team. The Lakers notched their 10th straight win of this month and 11th consecutive win overall on Thursday after traveling to Wabasso and defeating the Rabbits in a straight sets sweep. With momentum ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Marshall earns No. 2 seed in Section 2AAAA tournament

MARSHALL — The Marshall football team earned the No. 2 seed in the Section 2AAAA tournament on Thursday. Marshall will receive a first round bye, and will host the winner of the No. 6 New Ulm at No. 3 Jordan game next Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Mattke Field. The winner of that ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs tabbed ninth overall in NSIC Preseason poll

BURNSVILLE — The Southwest Minnesota State women's basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the South Division and ninth overall in the annual 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, released on Thursday. MSU Moorhead was picked as the preseason overall ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Rebels take out Luverne, 3-0

SLAYTON — The Murray County Central volleyball team defeated Luverne 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-23) on Thursday night. Shelby Christensen, Brianna Schmitz, Emily Rohrer and Bryn Hoekman led the way for the Rebels with seven kills each while Morgan Clarke added five. Christensen led in digs with ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Dawson-Boyd wraps up regular season with 20-0 win over Lakeview

COTTONWOOD — An unrelenting defensive effort by the Dawson-Boyd football team guided the Blackjacks to their sixth win of the season on Wednesday by way of a 20-0 shutout over the Lakeview Lakers in Cottonwood. The Blackjacks were able to showcase their strength on the defensive side of ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Marshall earns No. 1 seed in Section 3AA South tournament

MARSHALL — The Marshall volleyball team earned the No. 1 seed in the Section 3AA South tournament on Wednesday. Marshall will host No. 8 Worthington on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the MHS South Gym. The rest of the first round matchups are listed below. The complete Section 3AA ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Balanced attack guides Tigers to shutout over Jordan

JORDAN — A season ago, the Marshall Tigers football team dropped its regular season finale to Jordan in an offensive shootout. This year, the Marshall offense scored six touchdowns and the defense forced six turnovers en route to a 42-0 shutout victory over a Jordan team that was playing ...

SMSU SWIMMING AND DIVING: SMSU to host UMary on Friday

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women's swimming & diving team (1-1) is set to host NSIC competitor, UMary (1-2), at 5 p.m. on Friday inside the Don Palm Natatorium. Friday's meet is the second of three home meets SMSU will host. SMSU opened the inaugural season ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Tigers to wrap up regular season on the road against Jordan

MARSHALL — The Marshall football team battled the elements and a tough Waseca opponent last week before coming away with another key victory in a 27-8 final. The Tigers piled up 356 total yards of offense against the Bluejays. Konnor Aufenthie led the way with 140 passing yards and a ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Closing remarks

TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton volleyball team closed out its regular season schedule with a dominant straight sets sweep over visiting Edgerton on senior night. The Knights’ three seniors Madison Witte, Kylea Baartman and Rylie Hess were all honored for their achievements in a ...