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Gustavus Invitational goes well for SMSU players

Gustavus Invitational goes well for SMSU players

Kelly Regan, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

MN Wild gearing up for post-season

Caleb Herrlich, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2018

Fifteen days, 9 games. The Minnesota Wild have found an unusual amount of late season success leading into the playoffs. They expect to make their sixth consecutive post season appearance, and the first of those six without the Chicago Blackhawks qualifying. The Blackhawks have eliminated the Wild in t...

Wheelchair B-ball Tournament

Colin Nelson, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University’s (SMSU) Wheelchair Basketball team finished the season with a 9-14 record. Despite that record and only having four seniors on its roster, SMSU had hoped to defy the odds and win the Wheelchair Basketball National Tournament Championship on March 17. ...

SMSU Men’s B-ball

Desiree Bauer, Commentary Editor

March 2, 2018

The Men’s basketball team at SMSU finished their season last year as the NSIC South Division champions, and the NSIC Tournament Champions. This year was different for them. They started their season with a 104-point game, giving them a win against St. Olaf, who scored 66 points. From there they lost...

Bashir Aidrus sets record 5K

Ben Broze, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

SMSU’s Men’s and Women’s Track and Field finished their indoor season at the NSIC Conference Championships in Mankato on Saturday, Feb. 24. The two-day meet was held in the Meyer’s field house at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The highlight of the meet is Bashir Aidrus’s performance i...

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