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FALL PREVIEW: Tigers looking to make more strides in 2020

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MARSHALL — After another season filled with lots of great goals, signature games and plenty of experience and growth shown, the Marshall boys and girls soccer teams will look to take another step forward this fall. Girls In its second varsity season last year, the Marshall girls soccer ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers to rely on others to step into roles

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MARSHALL — Last season, the Marshall girls swim and dive team had a pair of swimmers qualify for the state meet in Nyssa Bentz and Amelie Schmidtke. With both gone, Marshall will have to rely on their other experienced leaders heading into the new season under seventh-year head coach Nikki ...

FALL PREVIEW: Tigers ready to continue making progress

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MARSHALL — Last year, the Marshall tennis team had another strong season, posting a winning record. With a lot of experience coming back, the Tigers will look to take another step forward under coach Alex Cleppe. Marshall brings back a large group of returners this season, led by Gionna ...

PREP SWIMMING AND DIVING: Making a splash

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MARSHALL — The Marshall girls swimming and diving team has been patiently waiting for their first taste of competition this season, as its original season opener against Montevideo was canceled due to Montevideo moving to distance learning. The Tigers finally jumped in the water against St. ...

FALL PREVIEW: Knights relying on youth factor

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TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton boys and girls cross country teams will look to utilize its youth factor this fall, which head into just their second season under coach Chris Shaffer. With just one senior on its roster, the Knights will be led by several underclassmen this season. On the ...

FALL PREVIEW: Several key runners look to make impact for Panthers

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TRACY — The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton boys and girls cross country are trying to take advantage of the unique fall season by implementing more of the training aspects they might not have normally utilized during the season. One of those is simply getting in the weight room for team lifts to make ...

FALL PREVIEW: Rabbits ready to take another leap forward

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WABASSO — Last season, the Wabasso cross country team made some history, as then-senior Chloe Haven became the first runner in school history to qualify for the state meet. This year, the Rabbits will look to continue that trend under Wabasso coach Joel Dudgeon. Leading the way for Wabasso ...

FALL PREVIEW: Canby/Minneota looks to make strong push in 2020

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CANBY/MINNEOTA —The Canby/Minneota boys and girls cross country team will rely on a blend of veteran experience and youthful talent this season and will look to make a strong push under third-year head coach Allyson Pesek. On the girls side, Canby/Minneota will be led by a veteran group of ...

FALL PREVIEW: LQPV/DB looks to stay consistent in 2020

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DAWSON — Consistency has been a key factor for the Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd boys and girls cross country team over the past few seasons. LQPV/DB has been represented at the state meet as a team for five straight years on the boys side while the girls team made six consecutive trips ...

FALL PREVIEW: Lakers add to their depth in 2020

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COTTONWOOD — In past years, the Lakeview cross country team has been able to rely on its strength in numbers on the boys side. This year, the Lakers will have a smaller group of runners looking to make an impact from the boys side, while the girls side will have its first complete team in ...

FALL PREVIEW: Warriors ready to make another trip to state

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SLAYTON — Last season, the Murray County Central/Fulda cross country team set some history not only at a team level, but at an individual one as well. The MCC/Fulda girls team qualified for its first state meet in program history (placing fourth), and Morgan Gehl became the first girls cross ...

FALL PREVIEW: Youth factor highlights Wolverines’ roster

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LAMBERTON — The Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey/Red Rock Central cross country team has a lot of newcomers heading into their season. One of them is their head coach, Ryan Schnaith, who is roughly a week into his new position with the team and hasn’t even seen his runners compete in a meet ...

FALL PREVIEW: Sting look to use mix of youth and experience in 2020

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GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine East boys and girls cross country teams will look to rely on a mix of youth and experience heading into another season under coach Jim Ford. Leading the way for YME on the boys side will be Caleb Jans while Tyler Syring, Luis Guzman and Silas Ramirez will ...

SMSU’s John Bezdicek named Northwoods League All-Star

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MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University left-handed pitcher John Bezdicek was named to the 2020 Northwoods League Postseason All-Star team the league announced on Tuesday morning. A native of Plymouth, Bezdicek played for the Willmar Stingers and was one of just 14 pitchers and 39 ...

6-goal outburst propels Marshall to first win

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MARSHALL — So far this season, the Marshall boys soccer team has been held to low-scoring affairs and ties in two games. The Tigers decided to change all of that Tuesday night as they squared off against the New Ulm Eagles for the second time in a few days. After allowing a pair of ...

Marshall tennis cruises past Redwood Valley

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REDWOOD FALLS — The Marshall girls tennis team won all of their matches en route to defeating Redwood Valley 7-0 on Tuesday. At No. 1 singles, Gionna Parsa defeated Redwood Valley’s Payden Beran 6-1, 6-0 while Eden Knudson defeated Redwood Valley’s Kate Foy 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot. ...

Mustang Booster Club to host first monthly luncheon today

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MARSHALL — The SMSU Mustang Booster Club will hold its first monthly luncheon of the 2020-21 academic year today at Shay’s Restaurant in Marshall. The monthly meetings, which begin at 12:15 p.m., are open to all Mustang Booster Club members and prospective members. Today’s meeting will ...

Marshall tennis gets tripped up by St. James Area, 6-1

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ST. JAMES — The Marshall girls tennis team fell to St. James Area 6-1 on Thursday. St. James won all four singles matches and two doubles matches to earn the victory. At No. 1 singles, Gionna Parsa fell to St. James’ Ellie Becker 6-1, 6-3 while Eden Knudson fell to St. James’ Jaelyn ...