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PREP FOOTBALL: Road runners

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DAWSON – Coming off a 23-8 victory to open their season last week, the Minneota football team wanted to carry its momentum on the road against a Camden Conference foe in Dawson-Boyd. Combining stifling defense and a well-balance offensive attack, the Vikings controlled nearly every aspect of ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall cruises past Belle Plaine

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BELLE PLAINE — Marshall defeated Belle Plaine 49-0 on Friday night. After a slow offensive start for both teams, the Marshall offense kicked into gear in the second quarter. Bryce Paulsen got the scoring started for Marshall with a 4-yard run. It was an all-around night for the senior ...

SMSU SOCCER: SMSU defeats Sioux Falls in conference opener, 4-1

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State women's soccer team opened conference play Friday night with a 4-1 win over Sioux Falls at the USF Sports Complex. SMSU's four goals is its highest total since scoring four goals in a 4-1 win over Wayne State on Oct. 30, 2016. Alli Miskowiec ...

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Second-half goals push Cardinals past Marshall

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MARSHALL – The Marshall girls soccer team used strong efforts on both ends of the field but saw one lone goal on offense and couldn’t keep up with Fairmont as the Tigers fell to the Cardinals 4-1 Thursday night. Despite the loss, Marshall coach Jesus Hernandez saw a lot of positive things ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Victory of the works

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MARSHALL – Hard-hitting offense. Back and forth resilient play highlighted by heart and hustle. Strong serving and stifling defense down the stretch. And of course, a vocal home crowd ready to see their team play. Thursday night’s home and conference opener had just a little bit of ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lakeview falls to Saints in five

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COTTONWOOD – The Lakeview Lakers entered Thursday night’s home matchup with Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg with an unblemished 3-0 record and did all they could to maintain their undefeated streak to start the season, but fell short in a five-set thriller that went down to the wire in a 15-13 ...

FALL PREVIEW: Mustangs look to others to step up in 2018

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MARSHALL – Last season, the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team posted another strong year, going 29-4 and making their 14th consecutive NCAA Tournament before falling in the Region semifinals. This year, the Mustangs have gotten out to a 5-3 start and heads into conference ...

FALL PREVIEW: Mustangs to rely on youth factor this year

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MARSHALL – After beginning their season in Sioux Falls, S.D. for the Augustana Twilight meet that saw the SMSU men’s cross country team finish 19th of the 23 participating teams and the women’s team finish 16th of 25, both Mustangs cross country clubs will be hoping to gain some traction ...

FALL PREVIEW: Mustangs ready to bounce back in 2018

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MARSHALL – Last season, the Southwest Minnesota State University football team got out to a good start, winning two of its first three games. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, the rest of the season was marred by injuries as SMSU lost its final eight games on its way to a 2-9 record. This ...

FALL PREVIEW: Mustangs look to improve with young group

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MARSHALL – The 2018 SMSU women's soccer team is set to begin their NSIC conference schedule today when they go on the road to take on Sioux Falls, followed their home-opener against Northern State on the 16th. Through two non-conference matchups, the young Mustang squad has a current record ...

SMSU GOLF: Central Region Preview final round canceled

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OLATHE, Kan. – The final round of the Central Region Preview at Prairie Highlands Golf Club was canceled on Wednesday due to rain in the area. Southwest Minnesota State shot a 51-over-par 339 in Tuesday's opening round and finishes the tournament in 17th place. Northeastern State (Okla.) ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers to rely on mix of youth and experience

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MARSHALL – There’s a lot to be excited for heading into the 2018 Marshall cross country season. With a strong mix of experienced returners, combined with a promising group of talented newcomers ready to contribute, the Tigers cross country clubs are primed for more success to come in ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers look to build on success this season

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MARSHALL – With a season of fresh beginnings under their belts, the Marshall boys and girls soccer teams will look to take another step forward this fall. Girls Senior leadership and game experience are luxuries for any coach trying to build a successful team regardless of sport. For the ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers guided by senior class in 2018

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MARSHALL – Last season, the Marshall girls swimming and diving team had no seniors on its roster and had to rely on a lot of youth. This year, a new wave of veteran leadership is set to take over the pool for the Tigers, as they will be led by eight seniors. The eight seniors for Marshall ...