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WINTER REVIEW: Marshall bounces back with winning season

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MARSHALL — Last season, the Marshall girls hockey team battled through an up-and-down year, posting a record of 12-13-1. This year, Marshall bounced back to its winning ways, going 11-7 and reaching the Section 3A semifinals before falling to Mankato East. Marshall coach Cassi Weiss said ...

WINTER REVIEW: Marshall continues to show improvement and growth

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MARSHALL — The Marshall gymnastics team went through some ups-and-downs during its 2021 season, but continued to improve throughout the year with a new coach at the helm. Matt Versaevel took over as head coach and helped guide his team through a season filled with growth and learning new ...

SMSU BASEBALL: No. 19 MSU sweeps Mustangs

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MARSHALL – No. 19 ranked Minnesota State used a pair of strong pitching performances to earn a doubleheader sweep over Southwest Minnesota State by scores of 4-2 and 4-0 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball on Tuesday at Legion Field. The two games featured three ...

One step closer: Run propels Marshall to 75-58 victory

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Marshall girls basketball team’s quest for perfection was on the verge of being burst during Tuesday’s Class AAA semifinal game against the Academy of Holy Angels, with MHS trailing by seven in the second half and in desperate need of a spark. Then came the Marshall ...

CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL: Survive and advance

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MINNEAPOLIS — A tied game in the final seconds can be nerve-wracking for any player, coach or fan. Having the ball in your possession and in the hands of one of your veteran leaders, though, might help calm those nerves, and Abby Hennen helped her team and the Minneota faithful take a huge ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU sets several records at USD

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VERMILLION, S.D. — The Southwest Minnesota State outdoor track & field teams put together a strong day setting a handful of records on Saturday competing at the University of South Dakota Early Bird meet. For the SMSU women’s team, Isatu Shirek ran 14.83 in the prelims of the 100 ...

SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU splits home-opening doubleheader with CSP

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MARSHALL — Keenan Wenzel belted a grand slam, while John Bezdicek fired a complete game four-hitter to pace Southwest Minnesota State to a 9-3 victory in game one of a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball doubleheader at Legion Field on Friday afternoon. CSP hit five home runs in ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU uses strong hitting to sweep Bemidji State

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BEMIDJI — The Southwest Minnesota State softball traveled to Bemidji State to continue Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play on Friday with Kaylee Hentges hitting her first two home runs on the season, with the first coming in the 6-5 win and her second coming in the 3-1 win. Kali ...

Fairbanks Ice Dogs fall to Magicians, 3-2

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MARSHALL — In its final weekend in Marshall, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs hockey team took on the Minnesota Magicians looking to wrap up its stay on a strong note. The Ice Dogs got an early lead, but the Magicians answered with three goals in the second and third periods combined before holding on ...

Multiple Marshall athletes earn Big South All-Conference honors

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MARSHALL — The Big South Conference recently announced its All-Conference teams for boys and girls hockey, wrestling and gymnastics and multiple Marshall athletes made the list. In boys hockey, Jared Reinsma was the lone representative for Marshall on the All-Conference team. Joining him is ...

Red Rock announces All-Conference basketball teams

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MARSHALL — The Red Rock Conference recently announced its All-Conference teams for boys and girls basketball and multiple area players made the list. In boys basketball, Nathan Kuehl, Hunter Lien and Ethan Mischke made it for Westbrook-Walnut Grove on the All-Conference team while Blake ...

SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: Mustangs compete Saturday at USD Early Bird

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women’s and men’s outdoor track & field teams return to action this Saturday competing at the University of South Dakota Early Bird at the Lillibridge Track Complex and Gottsleben Field in Vermillion, S.D. Field events will begin at ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU takes on BSU and UMC in NSIC road weekend

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team (10-6, 1-1 NSIC) will be back on the road in back-to-back doubleheaders playing Bemidji State (5-11, 1-1 NSIC) Friday and Minnesota Crookston (5-11, 1-1 NSIC) Saturday. Friday’s opening pitch is slated for 1 p.m., while ...

CLASS AAA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Inside influence

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MANKATO — Fresh off its hard-fought section championship on Friday, the Marshall girls basketball team looked to keep things rolling in its Class AAA tournament opener against St. Croix Lutheran Academy. Second-seeded Marshall did just that, using a combination of stifling defense and two key ...