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Congratulations

area teams

Three area baseball teams have earned the right to compete in the Minnesota State High School League state tournaments. The New Ulm Eagles defeated Mankato West 2-1 in 11 innings in the Section 2AAA Thursday, and Sleepy Eye beat top-ranked BOLD in the Section 2A playoffs. And Wabasso stopped Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 5-0 to win the Section 3A title.

Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches, and good luck in next week’s tournaments.

Greyhounds at state

The Cathedral Greyhounds sent their girls softball team to the State Class A state softball tournament this week. The girls made it to the semifinals, but lost to Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian on Thursday, then lost to Randolph in the game for third place on Friday.

The Greyhounds can look back on a fine season, which saw them provide coach Bob Mertz with win No. 800 earlier in the season.

It is a fine accomplishment to make it to the state tournament, and we salute them.

Track medalist

Congratulations, too, to New Ulm’s Ben Mathiowetz, who medaled at the Minnesota State Track Meet on Friday. Mathiowetz, who competes in the wheelchair division, had his personal best shot putt to win the state title.

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