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Sports Columns

JAKE’S TAKE: Mustang trio leaving a lasting legacy

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University athletic programs have enjoyed a great deal of success over the years, with a countless number of student-athletes leaving an indelible mark on their respective sport and the community at large. In the case of Mustang seniors Ryan ...

JAKE’S TAKE: Tiger hockey alumni making impact beyond the high school level

MARSHALL — Here in the state of hockey, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more exciting time in prep sports than the start of the winter sports season, and more specifically, hockey season. For the city of Marshall, it’s no different, as strong support from the community and a yearly ...

THE FINAL WORD: Sunday’s best: A football experience for the ages

MARSHALL – The story to the best Sunday I’ve had didn’t start four days ago; it actually happened about three or four years ago. When the news broke out that Minneapolis and U.S. Bank stadium were going to be hosting Super Bowl LII, I thought, “How cool would it be if I were lucky ...

THE FINAL WORD: Four bold predictions for the 2017 NFL playoffs

MARSHALL – With a sharp whistle blown from the sideline referees, the regular season has ended. Thirty-two teams entered this point when the season started back in September, but now only 12 remain. The NFL playoffs are officially upon us, which means it’s time for interesting storylines, ...

THE NEXT LEVEL: Eichten, Lindstrom forming a bond at Bethany Lutheran

MARSHALL — Two seasons ago, the Bethany Lutheran College men’s basketball program went just 5-20. In total, the Vikings have went through four consecutive losing seasons. That led to a coaching change this offseason, as former Southwest Minnesota State guard Matt Fletcher took over the ...