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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...

Gustavus Invitational goes well for SMSU players

Gustavus Invitational goes well for SMSU players

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


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On September 15, SMSU’s Women’s Tennis team traveled to St. Paul, MN to play at the Gustavus Adolphus College Invite. The University of Mary, University of Sioux Falls, MSU-Moorhead, Gustavus Adolphus and St. Kate’s, all sent player to that tournament. Even with the large talent pool, SMSU pla...

Women’s Volleyball starts season of right

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


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Erin Kasmarik-Mallett heads into her fourth season as SMSU’s women’s soccer coach. “I’m really passionate about soccer. It’s one of those types things that I want to be able to share that passion and connect that passion with other players and other coaches,” said Kasmarik-Mallett. “The ...

Women’s Soccer Beats Wayne State in Overtime

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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Despite being down 0-3 at halftime, Head Coach Kasmarik-Mallet said she felt the team still held out hope of winning. “We knew that we could play a lot better than we were,” Coach Kasmarik-Mallett said. The women’s soccer team rallied hard in the second half to tie Wayne State. With two minu...

Coach Cobb on the Mental Game of Tennis

Lacey Barke, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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In athletics, it is easy to get caught up in the physicality of the game, but SMSU’s new head tennis coach Andrew Cobb holds merit in the mental side of the coin as well. “For me, the technique really isn’t important. If you look at the top pros, it is whoever is smarter that day, they don...

Women’s Volleyball Start Their Season Off Strong

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


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SMSU’s Women’s Volleyball team wins their first three NSIC conference games. The team competed successfully at the West Florida Invitational and the Colorado Premier Challenge. The Florida Invitational ran on August 24 and 25 and was held at Pensacola State College in Pensacola, Florida. SMSU first ...

Wild lose third-straight first round series against Jets

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


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Five games, twenty-six goals. The Minnesota Wild scored nine, two more than the Vegas Golden Knights, who swept their series. The Winnipeg Jets scored thirteen against the Wild; winning their first ever playoff game and playoff series in the same round. The Wild fell for the third-straight year no furth...

SMSU falls to SCSU in make-up games

Kelly Regan, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Southwest Minnesota State’s Women’s Softball team took on St. Cloud State on Sunday the 22 and faced Duluth on Monday the 23. The games were originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Mustang Field. Field conditions forced the games to be rescheduled for Sunday and Monday and relocated...

Timberwolves snap 14-year playoff drought

AJ Rusch

April 26, 2018


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Many people might not be able to recall who was in the starting lineup when the Timberwolves last played in mid-April, but it is quite different now. The team featured Minnesota icon Kevin Garnett as the center piece, surrounded by star players like Sam Cassell, and Latrell Sprewell, who muscled a pat...

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