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Baseball all day Sunday at Mueller Park

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NEW ULM — If you like baseball you need go no further today than Mueller Park. At 2 p.m. New Ulm VFW Gold hosts Springfield. That will be followed by the New Ulm 14-U’s playing Hutchinson at about 4 p.m. before the New Ulm Brewers host Springfield in a Tomahawk East League game at about 6 ...

Legion Gold goes 2-2 at St. Cloud

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ST. CLOUD — New Ulm Legion Gold went 2-2 at the St. Cloud tournament Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, Gold defeated Tri City 15-14. Colton Schaefer earned the win. Jaden Domeier and Landon Depew each had three hits in the game. Gold also lost to St. Michael-Albertville 8-5 in nine ...

UMAC announces 10-Year celebration to take place during 2018-19

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ST. PAUL — The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) completed its 10th year as a Division III member conference in 2017-18 and will recognize this milestone with a celebration throughout the 2018-19 academic year, the conference announced Wednesday. “The UMAC 10-year celebration will ...

All Journal Softball: Hansen runs away as Player of the Year

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SLEEPY EYE — The season didn’t end quite the way the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s softball team had hoped for, but the Knights still had another strong season after making it to the Class A state tournament in 2017. The Knights finished this year with a 21-3 record, and senior Jody Hansen ...

St. Mary’s, Cathedral players lead All-Journal softball team

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All-Journal Softball 2018 First Team Jody Hansen, Sr., St. Mary’s Hansen had a phenomenal year all-around for the Knights en route to a 21-3 year. The senior led the team in batting average (.507), RBIs (39), home runs (11) and runs scored (44). She has been an All-Conference player ...

VFW Silver gets past Le Sueur in 5

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By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Silver defeated Le Sueur 9-6 on Wednesday in a VFW baseball game. It was called after five innings due to inclement weather. New Ulm erupted for five runs in the fourth inning to get the victory. Trailing 6-4, Mitchell Ulrich and ...

Springfield duo steps up when it matters most

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SPRINGFIELD — Makenna Winkelmann and Mackenzie Lothert both had new roles for this coming season. After the Tigers lost Callie Wersal and Jena Roiger to graduation, so it was time for someone to step up an assume the leadership role. Winkelmann and Lothert answered and helped lead the ...

Laffen was calm under pressure

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SLEEPY EYE — If Sleepy Eye United senior Ben Laffen ever felt pressure on the golf course, it definitely was last Wednesday during the final round of the Class A state boys’ golf tournament. Heading to the 16th hole, Laffen was told that he needed a birdie on one of his final three ...

Laffen, Schugel lead All-Journal boys

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Ben Laffen, Sr., Sleepy Eye United Laffen won the Class A state individual title with a two-day score of 144 and he led his team to the state title also. His average was 37 for 9 holes and he was All-Conference for the fifth year and he led the team to the state tourney for the third year ...

Lothert, Winkelmann lead All-Journal girls

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Mackenzie Lothert, Jr., Springfield The Co-Player of the Year, Lothert finished 14th at the state tournament with a 176. She helped the Tigers to a fifth-place finish at the Class A state meet. She had a 43.5 season average and was an All-Conference selection. Just a junior, she made her third ...

Valley Conference honors 4 athletes from area

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The Valley Conference selected its all-conference baseball teams this week, with two Nicollet and two Madelia athletes being honored. Making the all-conference second team for Nicollet was senior Ean Thomsen, while sophomore Riley Hulke was chosen as an honorable mention. For Madelia, ...

Big South honors 8 New Ulm baseball players

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NEW ULM — The Big South Conference named its all-conference team on Monday, with eight total New Ulm athletes being honored. Making the team were seniors Hunter Ranweiler, Andrew Peters, Luke Scheid and T.J. Sweere. Also making the team was junior Jaden Domeier. Chosen as honorable ...

Altermatt leads Tomahawk All-Conference baseball team

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The Tomahawk All-Conference baseball team was named on Monday with Wabasso’s Nick Altermatt being selected the conference’s player of the year and Sleepy Eye’s Aaron Nesvold being chosen as the coach of the year. For New Ulm Cathedral, Josh Seidl, Mark Schommer and Aaron Portner made ...

New Ulm Amateur HOF adds 4 more

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame expanded by four more members Sunday afternoon at the Kaiserhoff as players Ryan Ellwein, Kurt Moelter and Landon Rathmann were welcomed, as well as non-player Ken “Lefty” Lindmeyer. Ellwein played from 1994-2008, 10 years with the ...

Amateur baseball: Grizzlies defeat NU Brewers

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NEW ULM — The Searles Grizzlies took advantage of 10 walks as the Grizzlies improved to 5-6 in the Tomahawk East League with an 11-5 win over New Ulm Sunday at Johnson Park. Nick Dewanz got the win for Searles. He went six innings and allowed three runs on five hits. Chris Cariveau took ...

Indians come up short in title game

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MINNEAPOLIS — Sleepy Eye wasn't supposed to be playing for the Class A State Baseball Championship on Saturday. The Indians weren’t even supposed to be going to state. But they kept playing high-level baseball all season long and had a surge in the postseason, a postseason that had them ...

Column: Steel, New Ulm close to an extension

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The City of New Ulm and the New Ulm Steel Tier III Junior Hockey team are “very close” on a five-year lease extension that will keep the Steel in New Ulm through the 2023-24 hockey season. “There are still some changes that need to be made but we have met three times now and each time ...

New Ulm Windmill tournament postponed

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Windmill softball tournament had its pool play portion of the tournament canceled on Saturday because of rain. Bracket play for the tournament is scheduled to be played on Sunday. Brackets will be posted on www.newulmgirlsfastpitch.com.

Berg pitches Indians to title game

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CHASKA — Just a day earlier, Sleepy Eye’s Jacob Berg watched his teammate Avery Stevens flirt with perfection as he no-hit Hinckley-Finlayson in the Class A quarterfinals. On Friday, it was Berg’s turn. While he didn’t finish with a no-hitter, it could be argued that he was just as ...

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