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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Marshall opens season with 87-72 victory over St. Peter

MARSHALL – The Marshall boys basketball team opened its season on Saturday on its home floor with a matchup against St. Peter in the Big South Showcase. In a back-and-forth affair, the Tigers were able to use a push in the middle of the second half to earn an 87-72 victory over the ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Hanging tough

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team entered its final game of its season-opening homestand looking to get back into the win column after dropping its last pair of games. The Mustangs took it to the final seconds against Concordia-St. Paul, but managed ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall falls to New Ulm, 67-53

ST. JAMES – The Marshall girls basketball team fell to New Ulm 67-53 in the Big South Showcase on Saturday. Jordyn Hilgemann led the way for the Tigers with 25 points while Corrin Naughton added 11 and Abigail Wendorff had eight. Erica Jones led in assists with five while Wendorff led in ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Late run pushes Golden Bears past Mustangs

MARSHALL – On Friday, the Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team escaped with a last-second victory over Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Mustangs encountered another down-to-the-wire situation on Saturday against Concordia-St. Paul, but couldn’t come out ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Second-half comeback falls short for Rabbits

WABASSO – A 14-point first half showing doomed the Wabasso boys basketball team as a second-half surge was not enough to overcome the slow start in their 56-46 loss to Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Saturday. In spite of the loss, Wabasso coach Josh Hadley is proud of his team for continuing ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Strong start carries Wabasso around BLHS

WABASSO – The Wabasso girls basketball team picked up its second win of the season on Saturday over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart thanks to a lightning fast start and continuous defensive pressure en route to a 65-31 drubbing over the Mustangs. Wabasso coach Neil Dolan pointed to the ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU opens season with strong debut

MANKATO - The Southwest Minnesota State women's and men's indoor track & field teams opened the 2018-19 season on Saturday competing at the Chuck Petersen Open hosted by Minnesota State at the Myers Field House. One of the many highlights of the day was SMSU sophomore Rebeccas Manteuffel, ...

SMSU WRESTLING: Mustangs place two wrestlers at the Doane Open

CRETE, Neb. - The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team placed two wrestlers at the Doane University Open on Saturday, to conclude the fourth and final open of the 2018-19 season. Justin Haneke placed fourth and Jackson Ryan placed sixth after Haneke (149) and Ryan (197) both went 3-2 on ...

THE NEXT LEVEL: Strengthening bonds a factor in upcoming class for Mustangs

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball announced its fall signing class last month. Five high school players have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and basketball careers as Mustangs. Joining the Mustangs next fall will be Logan Benson ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Knights cruise past Lakeview with early offense, 80-45

TYLER — No. 4-ranked Russell-Tyler-Ruthton created a big early lead to roll to an 80-45 win over Lakeview on Friday. Carter Hansen led the way for RTR with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Cooper Hansen recorded 20 points and eight rebounds in the win. Jared Hauswedell added 14 points for ...

PREP WRESTLING: Ready to roll

MARSHALL – After getting their initial season opener cancelled last weekend due to snow, the Marshall wrestling team was more than ready to go on Thursday as the Tigers opened their season against Redwood-River Valley. Led by a strong start, Marshall took early control of the match and ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Scoring flurry guides Tigers to 5-2 victory over New Ulm

MARSHALL – The No. 19-ranked Marshall boys hockey team picked up a crucial Big South Conference win over the New Ulm Eagles by a score of 5-2 on Thursday, thanks to a well-balanced effort up and down the lineup and a strong performance between the pipes by Dominik Caspers. Coach Michael ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lancers come back to beat TMB

CANBY — Canby defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 51-48 on Thursday. Hannah Jelen led Canby with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Marissa Hansen added 10 points in the win. Cassidy Smith paced TMB with 14 points. Both teams will return to action on Dec. 13 as Canby (2-2) travels to ...

PREP GYMNASTICS: Marshall falls short to Benson in season opener

MARSHALL – With the music blaring loud, chalk dust billowing in the air and routines leaping across the air, the Marshall gymnastics team opened up its season with spirit and enthusiasm on Thursday night against Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. Although the Tigers would ultimately come up ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU ready for Doane University Open Saturday

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team is preparing to compete at the Doane University Open in Crete, Neb., on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. SMSU will send 13 wrestlers and 10 unattached wrestlers to the teams' fourth and final open of the 2018-19 season. SMSU has a 0-1 ...