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SMSU women’s basketball games at Northern State canceled

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MARSHALL — Officials from Southwest Minnesota State University and Northern State University announced Thursday night that the women’s basketball games between the teams scheduled for today and Saturday in Aberdeen, S.D., have been canceled due to COVID-19 testing protocols at SMSU. The ...

Mustang swimming team drops dual to Mavericks

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State women’s swimming and diving team opened the 2020-21 season tonight losing to Minnesota State, 205-73, inside the Don Palm Natatorium. SMSU had several high place winners against a strong MSU team, which was picked to finish second in the ...

SMSU wrestling wins final four bouts to defeat MSUM

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MOORHEAD – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team opened its dual season on Thursday night earning a thrilling come-from-behind victory over No. 25 MSU Moorhead 18-16 at Alex Nemzek Hall. SMSU trailed 16-6 after six bouts, but rallied back earning victories in the final four matches ...

SMSU wrestling opens its 2020-21 season at MSU Moorhead today

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MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team will compete in its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual of the 2020-21 season today competing at No. 25 MSU Moorhead in Moorhead, starting at 7 p.m. Today’s NSIC dual will be the first of six for the Mustangs this ...

SMSU swimming & diving opens season on Thursday hosting MSU

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s swimming & diving team opens its delayed 2020-21 season on Thursday hosting Minnesota State inside the Don Palm Natatorium. Diving competition is slated to start at 4:15 p.m., while the swim events are slated to begin at 5 ...

SMSU basketball canceled this weekend versus Winona State

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MARSHALL – Officials from Southwest Minnesota State University and Winona State University announced Monday that all four women’s and men’s basketball games scheduled between the schools for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9, have been canceled due to COVID-19 testing protocols. The ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: A strong start

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MARSHALL — Running onto the court Saturday for their season and home opener to no fans, Southwest Minnesota State University guard Meleah Reinhart described it as a “weird” feeling at first. “Originally, it was really weird but once you’re playing you don’t really notice it,” ...

SMSU men’s basketball opens 54th season at Minot State today

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team opens the delayed 2020-21 regular season this Saturday and Sunday with a pair of non-conference games at Minot State University in Minot, N.D. •SMSU and MISU open the season today with tip-off slated for 5 p.m., ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2020 All-Independent First Team

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| OH Abby Hennen, Sr., Minneota (POY) | OH Natalee Rolbiecki, Jr., Minneota | MB Haley Muenchow, Sr., RTR | | Setter McKenna Yost, Jr., Minneota | OH Jordyn Hilgemann, Sr., Marshall | MB Emily Meier, Sr., Marshall | Coach of the Year: Dan Westby, Marshall

PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2020 All-Independent Honorable Mentions

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| OH Alli Steffen, Sr., YME | MH Kylie Hensch, Sr., TMB | OH Savanna Louwagie, Sr., Lakeview | Libero Tarah Johnson, Jr., Dawson-Boyd | | OH Gabby Harding, Jr., Canby | Setter Brynn Graphenteen, Sr., MCC | Setter Rachel Harding, Jr., Canby | OH Karoline Dahl, Sr., Dawson-Boyd | | OH/Setter ...

PREP FOOTBALL: 2020 All-Independent First Team

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| WR/DB Bryce Lance, Sr., Marshall (POY) | RB/DB Nick Marotzke, Sr., Wabasso (OPOY) | DL/OL Josh Steffen, Sr., Canby (DPOY) | | QB/DB Jacob Hennen, Sr., Minneota | LB/FB Grant Louwagie, Sr., Marshall | RB/LB Dylan Johnson, Sr., MCC | WR/DB Ethan Mischke, Sr., WWG | | RB/LB Micah Olson, Sr., ...

PREP FOOTBALL: 2020 All-Independent Second Team

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| QB Carter Benz, Sr., Wabasso | WR/DB Will Carlson, Sr., Wabasso | DL/OL Beau Banish, Sr., Minneota | OL/DL Blake Fogelson, Sr., Marshall | | LB/RB Tim Gilmore, Sr., RTR | DB/WR Jake Wagner, Sr., Canby | DB/WR Colby Wall, Sr., Wabasso | K Peyton Gillund, So., Minneota | | DB/WR Colby ...

PREP FOOTBALL: 2020 All-Independent Honorable Mentions

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| QB/LB Brevin Runia, Sr., Marshall | QB Will Varcoe, Sr., Canby | OL/LB Logan Lamote, Jr., RTR | RB/LB Jordan Hastad, Sr., Dawson-Boyd | | TE/DB Jack Bly, Sr., Marshall | OL/LB Nathan Fultz, Sr., TMB | DB Luke Willhite, Sr., RRC | RB/LB Nolan Hildahl, So., YME | | WR/LB Joey Rybinski, Sr., ...