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PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Pipestone Area cruises past Marshall in doubleheader

PIPESTONE — Pipestone Area defeated Marshall 13-1 in five innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Marshall recorded only three hits in the loss. Lenei Estrada had a double and an RBI to lead the Tigers. Pipestone 13, Marshall 1 Marshall 000 01 — 1 3 0 Pipestone 620 5x — ...

YOUTH BASEBALL: MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition to be held Saturday

MARSHALL – Marshall Community Services, Marshall Area Kiwanis, State Farm Insurance - Andrew Suby, Agent, M.A.Y.B.A. and Marshall Tiger Baseball will be hosting the Scotts Lawn Care & Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition on Saturday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. The ...

SMSU GOLF: Bixby currently in 11th place at NCAA Regional after shooting 79

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Southwest Minnesota State University's Ashley Bixby recorded a seven-over-par 79 today and is currently tied for 11th place after two rounds of the 54-hole NCAA women's golf Super Region 3 Tournament at the par-72, 6,084-yard Missouri Bluffs Golf Course. After shooting an ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU’s Heichel named second team All-NSIC

BURNSVILLE - The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced on Tuesday that Southwest Minnesota State University sophomore outfielder Ben Heichel has been named second team All-NSIC. The league's 15 head coaches selected the all-conference teams. Heichel, a native of North Mankato, ...

PREP BASEBALL: Late offense carries Marshall past Worthington

MARSHALL – The Marshall baseball team looked to be deadlocked in a tight battle with its Big South Conference opponent Worthington, as the score remained a one-run game for the majority of the afternoon. Then the Tiger offense came alive, as Marshall broke out the bats in the middle innings ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Knights get tripped up by Bluejays, 10-5

TYLER – The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton baseball team fell to Central Minnesota Christian Schools 10-5 on Monday. Neither team could find the scoreboard until the top of the fourth, when CMCS got two runs to take a 2-0 lead. The Bluejays then added another run in the top of the fifth to make it ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU’s Hendricks named NSIC Player of the Week

BURNSVILLE - Southwest Minnesota State University freshman third baseman Jake Hendricks was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week Monday following a strong four-game series versus Bemidji State at Alumni Field in Marshall. Hendricks, a native of Waconia, helped ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU’s Bixby fires even-par 72 at NCAA Regional first round

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Southwest Minnesota State University's Ashley Bixby carded an even-par 72 and is currently tied for fifth place after round one of the NCAA women's golf Super Region 3 Tournament at the par-72, 6,084-yard The Missouri Bluffs Golf Course on Monday. Elin Wahlin from ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Hendricks walk-off homer helps SMSU earn season-ending split

MARSHALL – Jake Hendricks hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to lift Southwest Minnesota State to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory in game one of an NSIC doubleheader over Bemidji State on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. BSU salvaged the final game of the four-game series ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs postseason run comes to an end with loss to Augustana

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team had to make a late run in the final week of the regular season just to earn a spot in the NSIC Tournament. What they did next helped make that run even more special. Coming in as the No. 10 seed, the Mustangs knocked ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso takes two victories in home invite

WABASSO – The Wabasso softball team earned two victories at their home invitational on Saturday, defeating Apollo 14-4 in five innings and MCC 5-4 and fell to Benilde 13-9. Against Apollo, Emily Benz and Sarah Franta both went 2 for 3 with a walk while Megan Rothmeier went 2 for 2 with a ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Milroy Irish use strong pitching to defeat Heron Lake

HERON LAKE – The Milroy Irish amateur baseball team got a strong pitching performance from both Tyler Peterson and Cody Mather to earn its first win of the season, a 5-2 victory over Heron Lake on Sunday. Peterson earned the victory on the hill, going six innings while allowing just two ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU uses big rally to sweep past Bemidji State

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a seven-run eighth inning deficit to earn a dramatic 12-11 walk-off victory over Bemidji State in game two of an NSIC baseball doubleheader on Friday at Alumni Field and complete the sweep. SMSU used a strong pitching performance from Justin ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Tigers get tripped up by St. Peter

MARSHALL – The Marshall softball team honored their seniors on Friday night, but the St. Peter Saints spoiled the festivities with a doubleheader sweep, earning a 7-1 victory in game one before holding off a late Tigers rally for a 12-8 win in game two. In the opener, it was the Saints who ...

AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall takes out MACA with strong offense

MORRIS — Marshall defeated Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 11-4 on Friday. Nick Klaith led the Tigers, going 4 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Klaith also got the win, striking out four batters over 4.2 innings. Marshall (3-2) hosts Worthington on Monday. HITTING: Marshall (Thompson ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs beat SCSU, CSP to stay alive in NSIC Tournament play

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The 10th seeded Southwest Minnesota State softball team continued its strong run in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament earning a 5-2 victory over eight-seed Concordia-St. Paul in an elimination game at Sherman Park. SMSU, which defeated fourth-seed ...

NFL: Vikings ‘Town Takeover’ rescheduled for May 19

MARSHALL – The Minnesota Vikings will return to Marshall for the “Town Takeover” on Saturday, May 19. The Town Festival will be starting at noon in the Schwan’s Parking lot/grass area on the corner of Saratoga and College Drive. There will be two youth clinics at the Marshall High ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU’s Burmeister and Dicke earn NSIC Raymond Scholarship

BURNSVILLE - The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) announced on Friday that Kaylee Burmeister (volleyball) and Jon Dicke (football) have been awarded with the Butch Raymond Scholarship, sponsored by Sanford Health. In 2017-18 the scholarship has increased to $240,000 and will be ...

SMSU CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK: SMSU announces 25 new signings

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head cross country/track and field coach Dan Allen announced that 25 student-athletes-10 women and 15 men-have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at SMSU. ...

PREP BASEBALL: Lakeview falls to MACCRAY in shutout

COTTONWOOD - In hopes to find its first win of the season, the Lakeview baseball team found a few good hits but couldn’t extend those to score any runs, as the Lakers fell to MACCRAY 3-0 Thursday. In the bottom of the first inning with two outs, the Lakers had a chance to get on the board ...