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Senior Preview: Kayla Jansky

Senior Preview: Kayla Jansky

Nick Ludwig, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

Senior Kayla Jansky recently finished her fourth and final year of cross country at SMSU. She has been a leader and a fierce competitor throughout her time on the team. Jansky reflects past seasons, saying that they were all experiences that helped her to improve. “I really enjoyed it here. ...

Wayne State Invite Recap

Meghan Sullivan, Sports Reporter

October 10, 2019

Swapping out their usual Roy Griak Invitational this past weekend, the Mustang men’s and women’s cross country teams headed south to Wayne, NE, for the Wayne State Classic on Friday, Sept. 27. The women competed first in a 5000-meter race, with Kayla Jansky capturing second place in a time of...

SMSU Soccer off to a Hot Start

SMSU Soccer off to a Hot Start

Nick Ludwig, Sports Reporter

October 10, 2019

The SMSU women’s soccer team has been off to a hot start this season. Head coach Erin Kasmarik-Mallett, and seniors Alli Miskowiec and Kelli Wentz are performing with plenty of confidence. The Mustangs are 5-1, but they are only focused on one game at a time. “We try to take things a game at a...

In the Spur Spotlight with Onte Burns

In the Spur Spotlight with Onte Burns

Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor

September 24, 2019

For this week's In the Spur Spotlight story, Sophomore Linebacker Onte Burns was selected. Throughout the interview, Burns described aspects about his personal life and how those pieces help to make him not only a dynamic player on the gridiron, but also a great man off of it. I hope you enjoy the ...

Swim Team has High Hopes for Inaugural Season

Swim Team has High Hopes for Inaugural Season

Nick Ludwig, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

In wake of their inaugural season, the SMSU swim and dive team are ready to make a statement in the NSIC conference. Coach Marty Wahle, swimmers senior Kristen Johnston and junior Gabriella Reis are excited for the upcoming season. “It’s just another place for student athletes to come to if they...

SMSU Cross Country Changes Plans, Competing in Herb Blakely Invite Instead

SMSU Cross Country Changes Plans, Competing in Herb Blakely Invite Instead

Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

Due to heavy rain throughout the week, SMSU cross country had a quick change of plans for their second meet of the season. Rather than heading to the Dakota State University meet in Madison, SD, the Mustangs added another thirty minutes of travel to Sioux Center, IA, for the Herb Blakely Invite. On...

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 8, 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 ...

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