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Softball team sweeps first conference game against USF

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

April 9, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Wrestling completes regular season

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

February 14, 2019


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On Fri., Feb. 1, the SMSU Wrestling team won it’s first dual of the season. They defeated MSU Moorhead 24-16 at home, winning six of the ten duals. The dual started off with a win by Cole Hennen (197) His 3-1 decision victory earned him his second straight conference win to make a 2-4 conference record. Brock...

Football 2-3: Stangs hit their stride

Kyle Cox, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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The football season started off rocky with three initial losses. “We didn't have the best start to the season, but we've battled to get back to where we are now,” senior quarterback Blake Gimbel said.    “It’s a pretty daunting schedule,” head coach Cory Sauter said. “Look at the teams that we hav...

Coach looks forward to 15th SMSU golf season

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


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Women’s golf team at SMSU has been coached for the past 14 seasons by the same man: Ross Webskowski. Webskowski worked as the assistant men’s basketball coach for four seasons before working as the assistant women’s golf coach for two seasons. Webskowski become the women’s golf head coach i...

SMSU Golf honor Dr. Thomas’ son

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


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The SMSU golf team is participating in the Folds of Honor Program Military Tribute Program this year. The program allows college athletes to honor fallen or severely injured members of the US military. “By putting an actual soldier’s name on the golf bag and learning about that soldier’s story, i...

Tennis win first home match

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


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SMSU’s tennis team won their first home match against Iowa’s Northwestern College. The September 26 match ended with an 8-1 victory for SMSU. “For a fall opener, it was a great performance,” head coach Andrew Cobb said. The Mustangs opened with a 3-0 lead, winning all three of their double rou...

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