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SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU picked eighth in NSIC preseason poll

BURNSVILLE - The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team was picked to finish eighth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll as voted on by the 16 head coaches in the league. Winona State was picked as the preseason favorites to win the NSIC for a ...

TUESDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL: WWG falls to HBC

HILLS – The Westbrook-Walnut-Grove girls basketball team fell to Hills-Beaver Creek 72-26 on Tuesday. Brittany Erickson and Alli VandeKieft led the way for the Chargers with six points each while Grace Woelber added four. WWG (2-15) will face Fulda today at 7:15 p.m. WWG 14 ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Marshall shuts down Redwood Valley, 80-53

MARSHALL - The opening stages of the game between Marshall and Redwood Valley had the makings of a back and forth game. The Tigers held a slim 18-16 lead before closing out the half by outscoring the Cardinals 20-10 to take a 38-26 lead into the locker room. That strong finish carried over into ...

TWINS: Twins Winter Caravan stops in Marshall

MARSHALL – Baseball season may be just over a month away, but for the Minnesota Twins, their campaign starts early. In its second week, the Twins Winter Caravan continued its trip around the state to interact with fans and promote Twins baseball and Tuesday night’s stop saw hundreds of fans ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys hockey blanks Redwood Valley

REDWOOD FALLS — Marshall defeated Redwood Valley 11-0 on Tuesday. Marshall jumped out to a 5-0 lead, just seven minutes into the first period. The offense was led by Chase VanDeVere, who scored four goals in the win. Dominik Caspers got the win, recording 23 saves in the ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Key second-half run lifts Waseca over Tigers, 60-52

MARSHALL - The first five minutes of the second half proved to be the difference in the game between the Marshall Tigers and 10th-ranked Waseca on Saturday. At the half the Tigers trailed the Bluejays 30-25 and had the ball to start the second half. The Tigers were unable to get a look at the ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Marshall boys cruise past Bluejays, 73-59

MARSHALL – The last time the Marshall and Waseca boys basketball teams met, a trip to the state tournament was on the line. While the circumstances weren’t as steep on Saturday afternoon, that didn’t stop the two teams from battling to the end. Just like they did last March, the Tigers ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: TMB/WWG hosts wrestling tournament over weekend

TRACY – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut-Grove wrestling team defeated New Ulm 55-21 in the Plum Creek Duals on Saturday. Ayden Horner won by major decision while Levi Ellingson, Dereck Ellingson and Austin Buchholz won by fall and Sawyer Schwartz won by decision. Trevor Eisfeld, ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Mustangs compete at SDSU D2 Invite over the weekend

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Southwest Minnesota State University women's and men's indoor track & field teams finished a busy Friday with a handful of high finishes at the South Dakota State D2 Invite. Bashir Aidrus broke the school record in the 3,000 meters with a second place finish out of ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Panthers use strong first half to take down MCW

TRACY - The 10th-ranked Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers picked up their 11th straight win Friday evening with a 65-49 victory over Martin County West. The Panthers build a double-digit lead early and maintained a comfortable lead over the Mavericks for the remainder of the game to pick up their ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU dominates Northern State for its first NSIC win

MARSHALL ­– Southwest Minnesota State (5-4, 1-2 NSIC) racked up three pins as SMSU throttled Northern State (1-8, 0-2 NSIC), 37-6 on Friday night the PE Gym for its first conference win of the 2017-18 season. Taylor Curtis (125) got SMSU off to a strong start for a second straight dual ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU baseball practice underway for 2018 season

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball team officially started preparations for the 2018 season last week as the squad opened practice for the upcoming season. The Mustangs will conduct more than a month of practice in the PE Gym and R/A Facility before opening the season ...