Sports

File photo by 
Jeremy Behnke 
Springfield’s Callie Wersal was named the 2017 All-Journal Girls’ Golfer of the Year.

Springfield’s Callie Wersal finishes her career at the top

Local Sports

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield girls’ golfer Callie Wersal set a preseason goal of placing in the Top 5 at the state meet this year, a goal she reached last year when she finished fourth overall. Wersal did that and then some this year, bringing home a state championship and leading her ...

Submitted photo
Sleepy Eye United’s Ben Laffen (left) and Caleb Christensen were named the 2017 All-Journal Boys’ Golfers of the Year.

Laffen, Christensen share top golfing honor

Local Sports

SLEEPY EYE — It’s a friendly rivalry that’s been going since Caleb Christensen and Ben Laffen became teammates at the varsity level five years ago. And while they often wanted to outdo than each other on the golf course, Christensen and Laffen became great friends and learned to ...

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
Sleepy Eye cacher Caleb Berg waits for the ball as New Ulm Legion Gold's AJ Lassas slides into home Monday at Mueller Park in New Ulm.
For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

Legion Gold gets past Sleepy Eye

Local Sports

NEW ULM — With five errors by each team, it was not an example of textbook baseball. But in the end, New Ulm Gold’s offense was too much. New Ulm Gold spotted Sleepy Eye a quick 2-0 lead on three errors before Gold outscored Post 7 to come away with a 10-3 win Monday night at Mueller ...

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello

New Ulm VFW Gold’s Teagan Kamm slides into third past Maple Grove third baseman Dylan Peck during Maple Grove’s win in the Junior Upper Midwest Classic Sunday at Johnson Park in New Ulm. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com.

Maple Grove wins Junior Upper Midwest Classic

Local Sports

NEW ULM — Maple Grove used four of their seven hits in the third inning to score three runs, and Crimson pitcher Jared Hansen held New Ulm bats to five hits, as Maple Grove defeated New Ulm VFW Gold 4-1 Sunday in a semi-final of the Junior Upper Midwest Classic at Johnson Park. The only ...

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
New Ulm VFW Silver’s Jordan Maki tries to tag Wayzata’s Cole Seyfort before he gets to the base during Junior Upper Midwest Classic action Saturday at Johnson Park in New Ulm. Seyfert was safe on the play.
For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

VFW Silver struggles again, goes 0-4 in Classic

Local Sports

NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Silver struggled again on Saturday, dropping both of their Junior Upper Midwest Classic games. Silver dropped its first game 8-3 to Luverne. Tony Geiger picked up the loss for Silver, allowing four runs in two innings. Cole Backer led Silver in Game 1, with a ...

Sleepy Eye VFW gets knocked out

Local Sports

NEW ULM — After starting the Junior Upper Midwest Classic with a 2-0 mark, Sleepy Eye VFW went 0-2 on Saturday and was eliminated from Sunday’s bracket play. Osseo defeated Sleepy Eye 12-1 in Essig in the first game and New Ulm Gold defeated Sleepy Eye 2-1 in eight innings in the ...

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
New Ulm VFW Gold’s Teddy Giefer hits the ball during New Ulm’s Junior Upper Midwest Classic game against Hutchinson Saturday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

VFW Gold advances to Sunday’s bracket play

Local Sports

NEW ULM — Having already won the Pool A earlier in the day with a 2-1 win over Sleepy Eye, New Ulm VFW Gold rested a few starters against Hutchinson Saturday night. In the end, Hutchinson used a four-hit pitching performance from Alex Prieve to come away with a 3-1 win over New ...

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
New Ulm VFW Silver's Cole Backer slides into second under the tag of Maple Grove second baseman Nathan Kasper during the Junior Upper Midwest Classic Friday at Johnson Park.
For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

Late errors hurt New Ulm VFW in 14-3 loss to Maple Grove

Local Sports

NEW ULM — Despite jumping out to a 3-0 lead to start the game, things quickly turned sour for New Ulm VFW Silver. Maple Grove scored 14 unanswered runs and handed Silver its second loss of the tournament. Maple Grove improved its Junior Upper Midwest Classic Tournament record to 2-0 ...

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
Sleepy Eye's Landon Strong slides under the tag of Hutchinson's Dan Vandesteeg during the Junior Upper Midwest Classic Friday at Mueller Park in New Ulm.
For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

Sleepy Eye VFW wins again

Local Sports

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 put itself in good position with two big wins to begin the Junior Upper Midwest Classic on Friday. Sleepy Eye beat Chaska 4-2 before completing a comeback in a 7-5 win against Hutchinson on Friday, heading into Saturday in the driver’s seat in its ...

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
New Ulm VFW Gold starting pitcher Jaden Domeier tosses a pitch against Osseo during a Junior Upper Midwest Classic game Friday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

VFW Gold crushes Osseo

Local Sports

NEW ULM — The ability to score runs after there are two outs in an inning is a sign that a team has a strong, balanced line-up. Friday night in a Junior Upper Midwest Classic game against Osseo, New Ulm VFW Gold was able to score nine runs after two were out and used that to run away from ...

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
New Ulm VFW Silver second baseman William Schabert tags out Mankato’s Nolan Michels as he slides into second during the opening game of the Junior Upper Midwest Classic Thursday at Johnson Park.
For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

Mankato tops Silver in Jr. Upper Midwest Classic

Local Sports

NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Silver successfully avoided getting no-hit in the opening game of the Junior Upper Midwest Classic on Thursday. But that was about the only positive for Silver, as it lost to Mankato 8-0 in the early game of the classic’s opening doubleheader on Thursday at Johnson ...

Gold BB

VFW Gold opens Jr. Upper Midwest Classic with a win

Local Sports

NEW ULM — Baseball games are won by teams that make a key play in key situations. Thursday’s game in the Junior Upper Midwest Classic was one of them. Mason Cox’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning scored Alex Hillesheim as New Ulm VFW Gold scooted by Chaska 3-2 at ...

Splash! Bulls trade Butler to Wolves

Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The long-anticipated reunion between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau is on. The Chicago Bulls traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick Thursday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick as the Wolves ...

New Ulm VFW Silver coughs up late lead in loss

Local Sports

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Control was the main issue for most of the game for New Ulm VFW Silver, but it was an extra-important top of the seventh inning that hurt the most. Maple River defeated New Ulm VFW Silver 9-7 in eight innings on Wednesday. With Silver ...

New Ulm Legion Gold beats Hutchinson 7-3

Local Sports

HUTCHINSON — New Ulm Legion Gold beat Hutchinson 7-3 on Wednesday. Brandon Mehlhop got the win for Gold (5-2), having given up one earned run in six innings pitched. Kasey Kuck had a two-run home run for Gold. Gold plays this weekend at the St. Cloud Chutes tournament.

0 0items

Your shopping cart is empty.

Items/Products added to Cart will show here.