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PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Knights boys basketball cruise past Edgerton

TYLER - The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights jumped on Edgerton and never let up en route to a 83-25 victory on Tuesday. RTR jumped out to a 15-0 lead before spectators could settle in to their seats. Edgerton finally got on the board with 14:03 left in the first half to make it a 15-3 game. A ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs withstand Beavers rally, hang on 78-72

MARSHALL – With the score tied at 70 and less than two minutes left in their game against Bemidji State University, the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team had an open look from behind the 3-point line to retake the lead. But when that open look hit the back of the ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Quick offensive start carries YME over WWG

MARSHALL – The Yellow Medicine East and Westbrook-Walnut Grove girls basketball teams squared off for the first time this season on Saturday afternoon at the R/A Facility on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The Sting took advantage of a 21-0 start in the first half and ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall girls basketball outlasts Hill-Murray in 2OT

MAPLEWOOD – The Marshall girls basketball team outlasted Hill-Murray 64-56 in double overtime on Saturday. The Tigers outscored the Pioneers 27-22 in the second half to force overtime and then shut out Hill-Murray 8-0 in the second overtime to earn the win. Hannah Meier led the way for ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Panthers outlast LQPV down the stretch, 59-58

TRACY – It came down to the final seconds and a key trip to the free-throw line by Kaylee Kirk, but the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton girls basketball team was able to outlast the Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles in a thrilling 59-58 victory on Friday night. With the game tied at 58-58 with just under a ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU holds off Golden Eagles to earn 82-75 win

MARSHALL - Ryan Bruggeman scored a game-high 22 points, his seventh 20-point game of the season, to pace Southwest Minnesota State to an 82-75 victory over Minnesota Crookston in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men's basketball on Friday night at the R/A Facility. SMSU (12-5, 8-3 ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Minneota girls basketball rolls past Dawson-Boyd

MINNEOTA — Minneota defeated Dawson-Boyd 76-49 on Friday. Lydia Sussner led Minneota with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Lizzy Gillingham and Morgan Hennen each added 14 points in the win, with Gillingham getting 10 rebounds for her own double-double. Alex Sather led Dawson-Boyd with 14 ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Mustangs tally several top-three finishes in MSU Invite

MANKATO — Southwest Minnesota State had three student-athletes finish in the top three of their respective events including second place finishes by a pair of freshman on Friday in the Minnesota State Invite. Freshman Isaiah Nelson, finished in second place in the men's triple jump with a ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs hold its first week of practices

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State officially kicked off the 2018 softball season with its first week of practices which began this past Monday. The Mustangs' fifth-year head coach, Jamie Dunn, and the SMSU softball program will hold practices indoors in the PE Gym and R/A Facility on the ...

PREP WRESTLING: Marshall topples JCC, Worthington in triangular

MARSHALL – The Marshall wrestling team continued its winning ways and undefeated start to the season with a convincing triangular sweep over Jackson County Central and Worthington on Thursday evening. The Tigers defeated the Huskies 64-11 before taking out the Trojans 39-25 to stay ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Tigers blanked by New Ulm

MARSHALL - The Marshall girls hockey team celebrated Parents Night on Thursday during their matchup against New Ulm. However, the celebration was spoiled by the Eagles, as the Tigers were shut out 5-0. Despite the loss, senior captain Courtney Mauch has seen growth in the team this ...

PREP WRESTLING: Minneota wrestling takes down TMB/WWG in dual

TRACY - It was a battle, literally of top 10 teams on Thursday when the seventh ranked Minneota Vikings squared off against the 10th ranked Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove. In the end it was Minneota that was left standing with a 35-30 victory. “We did some good things, but we ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU to host pair of NSIC North foes this weekend

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State will welcome a pair of NSIC North teams into the R/A Facility this weekend as it hosts Minnesota Crookston on Friday night at 6:05 p.m., followed by a Saturday afternoon game against Bemidji State. SMSU Quick Hits - SMSU gets set to face Minnesota ...

SMSU WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: Mustangs to play in Kansas this weekend

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University wheelchair basketball team, after more than a month break, returns to action this Friday and Saturday with four games in Wichita, Kansas. SMSU, 4-7 overall, last played on Dec. 1-2, losing four games in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The Mustangs ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU to open 2018 season in Mankato

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University indoor track & field teams return to competition this Friday competing at the Minnesota State University Invitational at the Myers Fieldhouse in Mankato. The action gets underway at 3 p.m. with field events, while running events are ...