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SMSU SOFTBALL: Good to be home

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MARSHALL — The sun peeked its way through the clouds as members of the Southwest Minnesota State University softball team ran onto Mustang Field. With a raucous crowd behind them, SMSU got to hold home games over the weekend for the first time in nearly two years, hosting Upper Iowa ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU suffers a pair of 2-1 losses on Sunday

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MARSHALL — Winona State and Southwest Minnesota State combined for outstanding pitching in both games, but the Warriors came through with clutch plays on offense to sweep a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball doubleheader by identical scores of 2-1 at Legion Field on Sunday. ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Wabasso starts season with three victories

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WABASSO — The Wabasso softball team opened its 2021 season on Saturday with a trio of games, with the Rabbits defeating Murray County Central 16-0 in four innings, Apollo 10-2 and Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 10-5. Against MCC, Avery Carlson led Wabasso with three hits and five ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Mustangs set two records at USD Challenge

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VERMILLION, S.D. — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s and men’s outdoor track & field teams set a pair of school records to day competing in a strong field at the USD Challenge hosted by the University of South Dakota on Friday and Saturday. For the SMSU women’s ...

SMSU TENNIS: SMSU earns split late Saturday

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OWATONNA — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s tennis team split a pair of tight conference matches on Saturday, losing to the University of Mary, 4-3, but rebounded to earn a big 4-3 win over MSU Moorhead. Both matches were played at the Owatonna West Tennis Center. The ...

SMSU GOLF: Mustangs rally to win dual over MSU

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MANKATO – Hannah Kohls shot a seven-over-par 78, the lowest round of the day, to capture medalist honors and lead Southwest Minnesota State to a dual match victory over Minnesota State at two-day, 36-hole Mustang/Maverick Dual, which concluded play on Friday at the par-71 Mankato Golf Club. ...

SMSU baseball series against WSU delayed

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MARSHALL – Due to rain the past few days, the Southwest Minnesota State University three-game NSIC baseball series versus Winona State University scheduled for Legion Field in Marshall will now be delayed one day and played on Sunday and Monday. The two teams will play a doubleheader (7-9) ...

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Minneota wins Class A Championship

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MINNEAPOLIS — Just a few days prior to Friday’s Class A championship between the Minneota girls basketball team and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Vikings senior guard Abby Hennen went to the free-throw line in a tied semifinal matchup against Mountain Iron-Buhl with 2.1 seconds left and made the ...

Where to watch: Marshall and Minneota championship games

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MARSHALL — Supporters will be able to cheer on the Marshall High School and Minneota High School girls basketball teams in person during Friday’s state championship games — but COVID-19 safety rules mean there will be a smaller crowd. Marshall and Minneota school staff said Wednesday ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU doubleheader at Augustana gets postponed

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University versus Augustana University Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference softball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday in Sioux Falls, S.D., was postponed due to poor weather. The doubleheader will be rescheduled for next Tuesday at Bowden ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU ready for Mustang/Maverick Dual today and Friday

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s golf team resumes competition today and Friday with a two-day dual match versus Minnesota State University in Marshall and Mankato. The Mustang/Maverick Dual begins today at the Marshall Golf Club starting at 12 p.m. and will ...

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Tomahawk announces All-Conference teams

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MARSHALL — The Tomahawk Conference announced its All-Conference boys basketball team on Wednesday and a couple of area players made the list. Wabasso’s Will Carlson earned All-Conference honors while his teammate Isaac Kronback earned Honorable Mention honors. Joining Carlson on the ...

WINTER REVIEW: Marshall battles through up-and-down season

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MARSHALL — Last year, the Marshall boys hockey team graduated 11 seniors, leaving a young roster to fill in its place. Marshall went through an up-and-down season, posting a record of 5-14. Marshall assistant coach Jim Haynes said despite the final outcome of their season, they were happy ...