Sports

Memorial Fund established for Drake Phillip Bigler

The Southwest Minnesota State University athletics department, on behalf of the Brad Bigler family, has established the “Drake Phillip Bigler Memorial Fund”, through the SMSU Foundation Office.

Individuals wishing to make a donation for the “Drake Phillip Bigler Memorial Fund” should send checks payable to the SMSU Foundation and please include a note stating that your gift is in memory of Drake Bigler.

Drake Bigler, the 5-month-old son of Southwest Minnesota State University Men's Basketball Head Coach Brad Bigler, died Saturday in a car accident near Starbuck, MN


Lakefield native Chad Kraft to be inducted into University of Minnesota's M Club

The University of Minnesota will celebrate its rich athletics tradition this September with the induction of nine former Golden Gophers in to the M Club Hall of Fame and one of this year’s inductees will include former Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield wrestling standout Chad Kraft.


Results from Minnesota State Track and Field meet results

Friday & Saturday results from the 2012 Minnesota State Track and Field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.

Class AA Girls

Tara Svalland of Worthington finished 11th in the high jump, clearing 5’2”

Sarah Buysse of Marshall ran a 59.02 in the prelims of the 400 meter dash and qualified for Saturday’s finals. In the finals, Buysee finished 9th in a time of 59.50

Sarah Anderson of Marshall finished in 10th with a jump of 35 feet-5 inches

Marshall’s 4x800 meter relay team finished in 14th in a time of 9:50.54


Kramer breaks SSC single game scoring record

Southwest Star Concept junior forward Andrew Kramer set a new school record, scoring 42 points in SSC’s Section 2A, South Sub-Section Quarterfinal win over Springfield 75-68 on Tuesday night. Kramer broke the record of 37 points previously held by Ben Scheevel and Jameson Collin. Southwest Star Concept will now face top seeded Mankato Loyola in Mankato on Thursday night.