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FOOTBALL– Coach Extras

Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

The coaches each took the opportunity to speak on their players, game goals, and the overall outlook for Saturday’s ballgame and both teams’ first game of the season.  For SMSU head coach Cory Sauter, he focused on managing the manageable; the game items that he and his team could control thos...

SMSU Loses 23-38 In Ag Bowl Home Opener

Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

Saturday featured cloudy skies and two determined teams that were clearly ready to face off and get the first game of the season underway. Unfortunately, SMSU kicked off their 52nd season of college football with a 23 to 38 loss against #3 ranked defending Northern Sun champions-- Minnesota State Uni...

Before the Storm

Before the Storm

Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

Even though the Mustangs fell short for the 18th consecutive year of the series, they are already an improved team that holds the promise for a successful season. Here’s the climactic calm before the rain on the Saturday of SMSU”s 13th annual Ag Bowl event.  “Mankato is extremely talented, and...

Mustangs Optimistic for Ag Bowl Opener

Nick Ludwig, Staff Writer

September 7, 2019

During the last practice before Ag Bowl, Mustangs discussed the anticipation for the game. Quarterback Boyer Bouman, defensive back Lucas Fisher, and linebacker coach Levi Bullerman seemed optimistic about the season opener against MSU Mankato. MSU Mankato is currently ranked one of the top ten teams...

Softball team sweeps first conference game against USF

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

April 9, 2019

The SMSU Softball team began their conference play with a strong start on Tue. against the Sioux Falls Cougars. Junior Madison Krog gave the Mustangs a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second by slamming a home run over the right-center field fence. The Cougars couldn’t manage to follow Krog’s lead,...

Baseball team on five game skid

AJ Rusch, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

Game 1: Mustangs vs. Mavericks The Mustangs played the Minnesota State Mavericks in back-to-back games on Thurs., Mar. 21 at Woodside Sports Complex Park in Mauston, WI. In their first game, the Mustangs scored their only run in the first after Senior Jayden Fleck dropped a double into left field ...

Men’s Basketball Team plays first game of NSIC Championship Wed.

Men’s Basketball Team plays first game of NSIC Championship Wed.

Lacey Barke, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Kicking off the first round of men’s basketball tournament action will be SMSU’s very own Mustangs, as they compete for the NSIC Tournament Championship title. The game will be starting on Wed. Feb. 27 at Minnesota State Moorhead’s Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse facility with tipoff set for 7:30 p.m. It...

Wrestling team takes two to nationals

Wrestling team takes two to nationals

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

February 28, 2019

The SMSU Wrestling team competed on Sat. Feb. 23 at the 10-team Super Region V Tournament. The competition took place at Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Nemzek Fieldhouse facility. The top three placing winners from each weight class are advancing to the NCAA Championship Tournament on Mar. 8-9...

Women’s Basketball Team ends regular season 12-15

Women’s Basketball Team ends regular season 12-15

Kyle Cox, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

The team went into the next game hoping to keep that winning streak. However, that train derailed as they were beat by both Moorhead and Northern State the following weekend. But there was still a chance to end the season on a high note as they had four more games to play in the coming week or two....

Softball team and season preview

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

February 14, 2019

The SMSU Softball team will officially begin their 2019 season on Tuesday, traveling to West St. Paul for four games in their dome. This is the team’s first season under the direction of head coach Bailey Bouman. Bouman is no newcomer to the game of softball. She’s a native of Pipestone, Minnesota,...

Track and Field prep for NSIC Conference Championship

Kristen Webber, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Several strong performances lifted the SMSU track and field team above the competition at the Minnesota State Schuck Multi and Open meet on Jan. 25 in Mankato. “We’ve been working really hard the last few weeks and it’s about to show. We’re getting better each day in preparation for...

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