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MLC picked 9th in baseball preseason poll

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NEW ULM –– The Martin Luther College baseball team was picked to finish ninth in the UMAC Preseason Coaches' Poll released by the conference on Thursday. The Knights received nine points in the poll, 10 below eighth-place Crown's total of 19 points. Bethany Lutheran and St. Scholastica ...

Goblirsch qualifies for state gymnastics meet

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WACONIA — New Ulm’s Kayla Goblirsch will compete in the Class A state gymnastics meet next week after she qualified in the all-around at the Section 2A meet on Thursday. Goblirsch finished second overall with an all-around score of 36.875. She had a score of 9.425 in the vault to finish ...

MLC women pick up win over Crown

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Women’s basketball MLC 69, Crown 58 ST. BONIFACIUS — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team tied its season-high for points scored while setting a new season-best for points allowed in a 69-58 win at Crown College on Wednesday. The Knights fell behind 15-6 after the first ...

Column: Jon Zinniel closing in on milestone at Cathedral

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Less than a week after New Ulm Cathedral’s Alex Hillesheim scored his 1,000th career point, another Greyhound is poised to join him in that exclusive club. Junior Jon Zinniel has 980 career points going into Thursday night’s home game against Buffalo Lake-Hector/Stewart. The boys’ ...

Athlete of the Week • Feb. 3-Feb. 9 • Sean Howk, NUHS

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Sean Howk Sr. New Ulm Son of Mike and Sheila Howk • Howk became New Ulm High School’s first wrestler to win 200 matches in his career. He earned the feat on Friday when the Eagles hosted a quadrangular. The senior now has 201 wins in his career. • Howk, the No. 2-ranked Class AA ...

Heinrichs scores 1,000th point in Knights’ win

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SLEEPY EYE –– When Sleepy Eye St. Mary's squared off against Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons for a nonconference girls’ basketball game Monday night, there was a chance for Knights senior Cassie Heinrichs to reach an impressive milestone. Needing 15 points for 1,000 career points, ...

Chargers storm past Madelia

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NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran had four players score in double figures to help break a three-game losing streak and lead the Chargers past Madelia 72-45 on Monday in nonconference girls’ basketball action. MVL’s Emma Nelson scored 17 points, Abbie Riederer and Maddie Pearson each ...

Steel lose to N. Iowa Bulls

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NEW ULM — Brendan Studioso’s shootout goal lifted the North Iowa Bulls to a 5-4 win over the New Ulm Steel Sunday afternoon at the New Ulm Civic Center. Jordan Cooper had two goals for the Steel, with Brian Oare and Jake Ford adding scores. Hunter Johnson and Keegan Baumann each had two ...

Column: Hillesheim reflects on 1,000-point milestone

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Last year at this time, Alex Hillesheim was a junior on the New Ulm Cathedral basketball team and saw senior teammate Nate Hauser became the 13th player from New Ulm Cathedral to score 1,000 career points. “I saw him achieve that goal and it only motivated me even more,” Hillesheim said ...

Balanced scoring leads Greyhounds by Chargers

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NEW ULM — With four New Ulm Cathedral girls each scoring double figures on Saturday afternoon, the Greyhounds could not be contained as they rolled to a 72-59 win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball action at Cathedral High School. It was the fourth ...

White Hawks eliminate Eagles

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MOUND — Trailing 1-0 after one period of play in Section 2A girls’ hockey semifinals action against Mound Westonka on Saturday, New Ulm’s Elle Cooper knotted things up at 1-all on a power-play goal late in the second period. But Mound Westonka showed why it was the No. 1 seed in the ...

Halvorson’s late goal lifts Steel to victory

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NEW ULM — Jacob Halvorson’s 14th goal of the season at the 17:06 mark of the third period broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the New Ulm Steel to a 4-3 win over the Blizzard Saturday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. Hunter Johnson, Jarrett Cammarata and Brian Oare had goals. Sam ...

Eagles blank LD/C in 2A playoffs

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NEW ULM — Madeline Gag, Molly Sheid and Ally Steffensmeier each scored unassisted goals and New Ulm’s defensive corps held Litchfield-Dassel/Cokato to just 11 shots as the New Ulm girls’ hockey team opened its defense of their Section 2A title with a 3-0 blanking of the Dragons Friday ...

Hillesheim nets 1,000th point, CHS tops MVL

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral might not be able to win the Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball race, but that doesn’t mean that they still can’t affect the outcome. The Greyhounds rode hot shooting from 3-point range (they hit 14-of-22 from 3-point range) and the leadership of Alex ...

Howk gets No. 200, NUA goes 1-2

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — With three wins on Friday night at New Ulm High School, New Ulm Area’s Sean Howk passed 200 career wins in quadrangular wrestling action against Windom/Mt. Lake, Redwood River Valley and Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie. Howk now sits ...

Thursday’s high school athletics postponed

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NEW ULM — Blizzards hit Minnesota again on Thursday, postponing all of Thursday’s area high school competitions. Some of Thursday’s athletics do not yet have a make-up date for the rescheduled activity, so be sure to check your team’s website for any changes. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY ...

MLC men roll past University Minnesota-Morris

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Men’s basketball MLC 73, UM-Morris 54 The Martin Luther College men's basketball team rolled to a 73-54 win over Minnesota Morris on Wednesday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. The Knights controlled the game throughout, and led for the final 37 minutes of play. After taking ...

Koivu to miss rest of season with knee injury

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament and cartilage in his right knee in an on-ice collision, a major setback for a team with a tenuous hold on a playoff spot. The 35-year-old Koivu tore his ACL and meniscus and ...