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PREP FOOTBALL: Panthers roll past Rebels in first half for 22-6 victory

TRACY – A smothering defensive effort by the Panthers forced three Murray County Central turnovers in the first half with two being converted into touchdowns as Tracy-Milroy-Balaton ended their regular season on a high note with a 22-6 win over the Rebels. When asked to assess the stout ...

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

MARSHALL – The Marshall volleyball team earned the No. 1 seed in Section 3AA South tournament. The Tigers will host No. 8 Worthington on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the South Gym at MHS. The winner will advance to play the winner of No. 5 Luverne and No. 4 Pipestone. The rest of the Section 3AA ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall falls to Jordan in regular season finale, 42-39

JORDAN — A last-minute drive came up just short as Marshall dropped its regular season finale to Jordan by a 42-39 score on Wednesday night. Marshall had the ball at the 5-yard line with under 10 seconds remaining in regulation, but a fumble into the end zone by the Marshall runner was ...

JAKE’S TAKE: Dependability and durability a key trait for Thielen, Vikings

MARSHALL – A legendary coach named Bud Grant once uttered the phrase “Durability trumps ability” and by and large the statement holds true. In all due respect to Grant, though, I would even take it a step further to say durability combined with ability breeds greatness. Over the course of ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: SMSU annual ‘Red Out’ match set for Friday night

MARSHALL - The Southwest Minnesota State University's women's volleyball program will host the eighth annual "Red Out" event to promote awareness for heart disease this Friday night during its home match against MSU Moorhead, beginning at 6 p.m. All fans in attendance are encouraged to wear ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Marshall takes down St. Peter to clinch Big South title

MARSHALL – With a Big South Championship trophy hanging in the balance, the Marshall Tigers put together a dominant straight-sets victory over the St. Peter Saints to capture their fifth consecutive title and remain the only team in the conference’s five-year history to have won a ...

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Chasing a championship

REDWOOD FALLS – The Marshall boys and girls cross country teams headed into their regular season finale looking to post a strong finish. The Tigers quickly set the pace at the Big South Conference championships on Tuesday, with the girls team taking home first place in the big schools ...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Ryan Schwagel hired as A’s manager

MARSHALL - The Marshall Baseball Association (MBA) is excited to announce the hiring of Ryan Schwagel as manager of the Marshall A's. Schwagel brings a wealth of baseball knowledge to the table and is tasked with helping lead the A's back to prominence. Schwagel has played a total of twelve ...

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Area teams compete at Camden championships

COTTONWOOD — It was a clean sweep for Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, as both its boys and girls teams won Camden Conference championships on Tuesday. LQPV/DB won the girls title with a team score of 28 points. Isabel Schirm was the first runner to finish for the Eagles, placing second ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Wabasso rolls past WWG in three sets

WABASSO - With the final week of regular season play among both the Wabasso Rabbits and the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers, both teams are putting in final tuneups as they get ready for section play. The Rabbits continued to show their strengths on the court Tuesday night as they swept the ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall swimming defeats Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO — The Marshall swimming and diving team defeated Montevideo 94-80 on Tuesday. Marshall swept the top-three finishes in the 200 individual medley. Emma Beavers won at 2:37.60, followed by Paige Milstead (2:40.26) and Reagan Brandt (2:43.53). Nyssa Bentz won the 50-yard freestyle ...

AREA ATHLETICS: Learning to be leaders

MARSHALL – Last year, the Marshall Area Hockey Association started a program called Hometown Hockey Heroes, a leadership program that helps teach hockey players from the mini-mites level through the girls and boys high school teams how to be leaders both on and off the ice. On Sunday ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Reiss earns NSIC Offensive Player of the Week honors

BURNSVILLE – Southwest Minnesota State senior Taylor Reiss was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Week announced on Monday afternoon. This recognition is her second this season and her eighth overall in her career. Reiss, a native of Taunton, and a ...

AREA ATHLETICS: Four more into the Hall

MARSHALL – The newest class of the Marshall Tiger M Club Hall of Fame was officially enshrined on Saturday evening at the Red Baron Arena and Expo, with Mike Jacobs, Pam Stencel Schroeder, Tom Denevan and Mark Smed representing the latest inductees. Denevan graduated from Marshall High ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: No. 6 UMD pulls away from SMSU in second half, 42-13

DULUTH – No. 6 ranked Minnesota Duluth used a strong ball-control offense and a big defensive score in the second half to pull away and earn a 42-13 victory over Southwest Minnesota State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football at Malosky Stadium on Saturday afternoon. UMD, ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Area teams wrap up at Jimmy John’s Classic

MARSHALL – Multiple area teams wrapped up play at the Jimmy John’s Classic on Saturday, with Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, Westbrook-Walnut Grove, Dawson-Boyd, Lakeview and Murray County Central all taking part in the two-day tournament. RTR The Knights won their pool play Friday to advance to ...

SMSU CROSS COUNTRY: SMSU’s Aidrus records third place finish in Wisconsin

ETTRICK, Wis. - Bashir Aidrus ran a time of 25:14 to earn a third place finish to pace the Southwest Minnesota State men's cross country team at the 8,000 meter Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse on Saturday. The SMSU men's team recorded a 13th ...