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Springfield tops Nevis to reach state Class A semis

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MINNEAPOLIS - #5 Springfield (29-2) has advanced to the Class A state semifinals, topping #4 Nevis (28-2) 73-65 in the quarterfinals at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. In Springfield's last trip to the MSHSL Class A State Tournament in 2011, the Springfield Tigers ...

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Springfield’s Isaac Fink takes a shot against Cedar Mountain/Comfrey.

Springfield Tigers are ready for another state tournament run

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SPRINGFIELD — Six years after winning a state championship, the Springfield Tigers make their return to Minneapolis with their goals set high once again. The Tigers (28-2), champions of Section 2A, battle Section 5A champion Nevis (28-1) at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Williams Arena in ...

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Alex Fink, who played on the 2010-2011 state championship Springfield Tigers’ boys’ basketball team, is back at the state tournament, this time as an assistant coach.

A trip down memory lane for Springfield’s Alex Fink

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SPRINGFIELD — If any of the Springfield players are nervous heading into the state boys’ basketball tournament this week, they should probably talk to Alex Fink about his 2010-11 tournament memories. In the semifinals against Chisholm, Fink, then a junior, went to the free throw line ...

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Joel Maturi to be the guest speaker at New Ulm Club banquet

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NEW ULM — Former University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi will be the guest speaker at the 63rd annual New Ulm Club Senior Award banquet on April 8. Maturi is the former athletic director at the University of Denver (1996–1998), Miami University (1998–2002) and the ...

New Ulm Steel edge Alexandria in junior hockey playoffs

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SLEEPY EYE — Cory Martinez, Jacob Padley and Jared Mickelson each scored goals — Padley’s coming on penalty shot — as the New Ulm Steel evened their playoff series at 1-1 with a 3-2 win over the Blizzard in a NA3HL playoff game. Fritz Belisle and Stephen Mordini each had an ...

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Springfield’s Decker Scheffler (15) and Isaac Fink celebrate after the Tigers defeated Cedar Mountain/Comfrey in the Section 2A championship game Friday at Minnesota State University Mankato.
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Springfield outlasts CM/C 89-85 in OT in Section 2A finals

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MANKATO — There was no way Isaac Fink was going to let his team be denied a trip to the state basketball tournament. Down by two with 11.3 seconds left in the game, Fink was called for traveling. It seemed like Springfield’s season was over and Cedar Mountain/Comfrey was going to ...

MLC sweeps tripleheader on Day 2 of tournament

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PLYMOUTH, Minn. — The Martin Luther College softball team completed a two-day sweep of a tournament hosted by North Central University on Friday at the Plymouth Dome. MLC defeated Finlandia, North Central and Maranatha Baptist on Friday after winning two games against MBU on ...

MLC softball team picks up first 2 victories

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PLYMOUTH — A pair of complete games by first-year pitchers led the Martin Luther College softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Maranatha Baptist University on Thursday. First-year pitcher Rebecca Pruss overcome a rocky first inning to lead the Knights to a 6-3 win in Game 1. Pruss ...

New Ulm Steel set for NA3HL postseason

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel begin their postseason on Friday when the NA3HL Western Division playoffs begin. The Steel begin their hopefully long journey this Friday when they head to Alexandria for the first game in the best-of-three series with the Blizzard . The second game is ...

Tim Orth All-Star basketball games set for Friday in Wabasso

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WABASSO — The Red Rock Conference and Tomahawk Conference will square off in this year’s Tim Orth Foundation All-Jamboree Basketball Game, which will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday at Wabasso Activity Center. A total of 60 seniors from both conferences in boys’ and girls’ basketball ...

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Cedar Mountain/Comfrey’s Dylan Hillesheim takes a shot between a pair of Cleveland defenders during the Cougars’ Section 2A playoff win Monday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
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CM/C steamrolls Cleveland in Section 2A, North finals

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ST. PETER — The dream season continues for Cedar Mountain/Comfrey. Dylan Hillesheim scored 21 points and Wambde Diaz scored 20 as CM/C defeated Cleveland 70-50 in the Section 2A, North Subsection finals at Gustavus Adolphus College on Monday. The win for CM/C sets up Friday’s Section 2A ...

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