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SECTION BOYS BASKETBALL: Marching on

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ST. PETER — The second-seeded Marshall boys basketball team (27-2) took one giant step closer towards reaching its goal of a Class AAA state tournament berth after defeating third-seeded St. Peter 87-59 on Saturday in the Section 2AAA semifinals at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Tigers ...

SECTION BOYS BASKETBALL: WWG falls to SWC, 60-48

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MARSHALL — When the Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Southwest Minnesota Christian boys basketball teams met in this spot roughly a year ago, it went down to the final seconds where the Eagles missed a pair of free throws with less than a second remaining to give the Chargers a thrilling one-point ...

SECTION 3A CHAMPIONSHIP: Triple threat

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MARSHALL — The Minneota girls basketball team has had a familiar path to the state tournament the past couple of years, having faced Southwest Minnesota Christian in back-to-back section championships. The Vikings were victorious both times, fending off a late rally by the Eagles in the first ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs prepare for spring games in Florida

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State softball team (1-5) prepares for its annual spring trip to central Florida to play 10 non-conference games. Eight of the games will be played in The Spring Games in Auburndale, Fla., while the Mustangs will play one double-header at Tampa University. ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Heichel’s big night leads SMSU past Mount Marty

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Ben Heichel blasted two home runs, hit a two-run, go-ahead double in the bottom eight and finished with a career-high seven RBIs to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling 13-9 victory over Mount Marty (S.D.) on Friday night at the Kino Sports Complex. SMSU finished the ...

SECTION 2AAA CHAMPIONSHIP: Opportunity lost

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ST. PETER - The last time the Marshall and Waconia girls basketball teams faced each other, Marshall relied on a comeback in the final minutes to earn a thrilling win. The top-seeded Tigers knew things were going to be just as challenging in the second go-around, especially with a trip to the ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Hendricks eighth inning single lifts SMSU past CSP

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Jake Hendricks smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to lift Southwest Minnesota State to a 3-2 victory over Concordia-St. Paul on Thursday afternoon at the Kino Sports Complex. Jared Tschetter (2-0) picked up the victory tossing the final two innings in relief of ...

SECTION BOYS BASKETBALL: Starting off strong

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MARSHALL — After rolling through the regular season to the tune of a 25-2 record, the second-seeded Marshall boys basketball team kicked off its postseason play looking to make an early statement. The Tigers did just that, as Marshall took down No. 7 seed Worthington 68-35 on Wednesday ...

SMSU GOLF: SMSU returns to action in Arizona next week

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women's golf team returns to action next week to open the 2020 spring season with a pair of tournaments during its spring trip to Arizona. SMSU will first compete serving as the host school for the seven-team, 36-hole SMSU Invite on March ...

JAKE’S TAKE: Stealing the show

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MARSHALL — Between the state team and individual wrestling tournaments, there was no shortage of excitement at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul over the weekend, as thousands of spectators gathered to witness new champions get crowned. While the highlight of the three-day wrestling ...