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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vikings hold top spot in latest polls

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota boys' high school basketball rankings, as provided by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication. Class 4A 1. Park Center 6-0 2. Prior Lake 4-1 3. Hopkins 7-1 4. Eden Prairie 5-2 5. East Ridge 4-2 6. Lakeville ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Marshall moves up to No. 13 in latest polls

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Associated Press poll for Minnesota boys' high school hockey, provided by Let's Play Hockey newspaper. First-place votes are in parentheses. Class AA 1. Minnetonka (10) 2. Edina 3. Andover 4. Duluth East 5. Maple Grove 6. Eden Prairie 7. White Bear ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Tigers jump to No. 19 in Class A

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Associated Press poll for Minnesota girls' high school hockey, provided by Let's Play Hockey newspaper. First-place votes are in parentheses. Class AA 1. Edina (10) 2. Blake 3. Wayzata 4. Forest Lake 5. Andover 6. Eden Prairie 7. Maple Grove 8. Roseau 9. ...

AREA HOCKEY: All in the family

MARSHALL – In the town of Marshall, there are few names more synonymous with the sport of hockey than that of the Mellenthin family. Dating all the way back to the late 1980s, the Mellenthin family has played an active role in helping to grow the sport in the community of Marshall. From ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs resume action on Sunday at Sioux Falls

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women's basketball team (4-6, 1-4 NSIC) continues NSIC play on Sunday, taking on the University of Sioux Falls (8-3, 3-2 NSIC) at the Stewart Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., with tip-off set for 2 p.m. •SMSU will be looking to snap a ...

YOUTH HOCKEY: Marshall Bantam A hockey takes out Fairmont, 3-0

MARSHALL – The Marshall Bantam A hockey team squared off against Fairmont at Red Baron Arena & Expo on Saturday. Marshall won 3-0 behind a 13-save shutout from goaltender Lincoln Mellenthin. Wyatt Boerboom led the scoring with two goals and Joey Fossum added the other. Tucker Mauch ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Area teams wrap up at Redwood Riots

REDWOOD FALLS – Multiple area teams wrapped up the two-day Redwood River Riot wrestling tournament on Saturday. Marshall placed third with a team score of 140, followed by Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove in fourth (135), Canby in 18th (59), Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle/Montevideo ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Lakeview controls tempo late in 63-49 win over HLO

MINNEOTA – The Lakeview boys basketball team entered the Candy Cane Classic looking to get in the winning spirits as the Lakers took on Heron Lake-Okabena on Friday. After a tight first half, the Lakers used a key push in the second half on their way to a 63-49 victory over the ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Minneota holds on against WWG down the stretch, 71-62

MINNEOTA – The top-ranked Minneota boys basketball team survived a second-half scare in the first round of the Candy Cane Classic, escaping with a 71-62 victory over the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers who came within five points of tying the Vikings late in the second half after trailing ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU announces the signings of five student-athletes

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University head softball coach Bailey Bouman announced Friday that five high school standouts have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and softball careers at SMSU. Joining the SMSU program for the 2019-20 season include Molly Bull from ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wabasso cruises past TMB, 65-36

WABASSO - Wabasso opened its holiday tournament with a 65-36 win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Friday night. Jenna Frank scored 17 points to lead Wabasso. Maddy Guetter added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the win, while McKenna Nelson recorded 14 points. Both teams will continue tournament ...

PREP GYMNASTICS: Depth shines through

MARSHALL – Despite finding themselves shorthanded with their roster on Friday, the Marshall gymnastics team was able to rely on the next gymnast up and earn an 111-101 Big South Conference victory over St. James Area. Marshall coach Larvita McFarquhar said she was proud of the way her team ...

NHL: Rust scores twice as Penguins top Wild 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust scored two goals to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Thursday night. Rust put Pittsburgh ahead to stay when he scored his ninth of the season 8:12 into the third period. Rust has at least one goal in five of his last six games, ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Big night for Boike

DAWSON – The Dawson-Boyd boys basketball team picked up its second Camden Conference victory of the season on Thursday in an 84-64 win over the MACCRAY Wolverines, improving to 3-3 on the season and 2-3 in conference play. In the process, senior center Bentley Boike picked up his 1,000th ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall girls hockey rolls past Fairmont, 8-1

FAIRMONT – Led by a trio of goals in the first and second periods, the Marshall girls hockey team defeated Fairmont 8-1 on Thursday. The Tigers got on the board right away to start the game, as Logan Sherman got the assist from Leah Schaefer and scored with 15:27 left in the first period ...