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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Tigers defense shuts down second ranked Orono

MARSHALL – The old saying goes defense wins championships. Marshall's championship caliber defense was on full display Saturday evening when second ranked Orono and Minnesota Golden Gopher commit Jarvis Omersa came to town. The Tigers held the Spartans to 23 first half points and ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Second half run carries Sioux Falls past Mustangs

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s basketball team had a strong start and was able to hang with the University of Sioux Falls, but a second half run by the Cougars and offensive struggles late proved to be the difference as SMSU fell 69-54 Saturday evening at the ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Strong defensive effort lifts SMSU over Cougars

MARSHALL – The start to the Southwest Minnesota State University and University of Sioux Falls men’s basketball game was similar to a chess match, as both teams looked to expose the big move and take advantage. SMSU made the right moves, taking a double-digit lead into halftime before ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Area teams wrap up at Redwood Riots tournament

REDWOOD FALLS – Multiple area teams wrapped up the two-day Redwood River Riot wrestling tournament on Saturday at Redwood Valley High School. Marshall placed third with a team score of 117, followed by Wabasso/Red Rock Central in sixth (111.5), Tracy-Milroy-Balaton-Westbrook-Walnut-Grove in ...

PREP FOOTBALL: All-Area Teams

2017 Marshall Independent All-Area Football First Team POY: Isaac Hennen, Sr. Minneota RB/DB OPOY: Trey Lance, Sr. Marshall QB/DB DPOY: Westin Kirk, Sr. RTR RB/LB Jefferson Lee V, Sr. Marshall RB/LB Jefferson Lee V capped off his career with 1,706 yards (fourth in ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Lakers cruise by Panthers

COTTONWOOD - It was a night full of offensive energy for the Lakeview boys basketball team during their game against the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers Friday night. The Lakers took an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 75-45 victory over the Panthers. Coming off the win ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Dawson-Boyd rolls past Renville County West

DAWSON - The Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks used a strong second half to pull away from the Renville County West Jaguars on Friday night. The Blackjacks outscored the Jaguars, 42-21 to pick up their fourth straight win, 74-46. “I thought in the second half we had more transition baskets than we ...

PREP GYMNASTICS: Marshall falls to Trojans in home opener

MARSHALL – The Marshall gymnastics team posted its highest score of the season on Friday night in their home opener. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough, as the Tigers fell to Worthington 143.525-124.475. Saphi McFarquhar led the way for Marshall with a third place finish on the uneven bars ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Vikings dispatch Knights, 77-44

MINNEOTA — Minneota defeated Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 77-44 on Friday. Morgan Hennen led Minneota with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Abby Hennen added 13 points and eight rebounds in the win, while Lizzy Gillingham finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Minneota (5-1, 4-0 Camden) hosts ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Chargers outrun Wabasso in first half, 69-42

WESTBROOK - The Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers did their best impersonation of the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. The Chargers hit 11 3-pointers en route to a 69-42 victory over the visiting Wabasso Rabbits. "We haven't been making them so far in the first few games," WWG coach Derrick ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Marshall holds off Scarlets down the stretch, 57-48

MARSHALL - After a tightly contested first half, it was a steady stream of offense in the second half that proved to be the difference for the Marshall boys basketball team as the Tigers earned a big 57-48 win over Mankato West Thursday night. Senior Trey Lance knew that his team was going ...

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Tigers fly past Cardinals, 9-2

MARSHALL— The Marshall boys hockey team got off to a slow start before the offense exploded and displayed a burst of scoring, lifting the Tigers to a 9-2 win over the Redwood Valley Cardinals on Thursday night. The game was fairly quiet with neither teams being able to find a way to the ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Blackjacks defeat CMCS

DAWSON – The Dawson-Boyd girls basketball team defeated Central Minnesota Christian 50-43 on Thursday. Hannah Stelter and Alex Sather led the way for the Blackjacks with 12 points each while Avery Bartunek added 11 and Mary Bothun had nine. Bartunek led in rebounds with 11 and in assists ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Lancers ready to rely on youth in 2017-18 season

CANBY - The Canby Lancers finished last season with a 13-11 record under the direction of head coach Zach Traphagen. This season Traphagen and his staff will be tasked with replacing four starters from last year’s team. The Lancers graduated one of the best 3-point shooters in Sawyer Hansen ...