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MLC Roundup: MLC men and women fall in season finales

Women’s basketball Northwestern 62, MLC 57 ST. PAUL –– The Martin Luther College women's basketball team lost 62-53 at Northwestern (Minn.) in the final game of the season on Saturday. The Knights started slowly and trailed 16-7 after the first quarter, out-scored the Eagles ...

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The New Ulm Cathedral Sonics participating in the High Kick competition at state in Minneapolis on Saturday. The event was held at the Target Center and the Sonics finished 12th.

Sonics finish 12th at state in High Kick

MINNEAPOLIS –– The New Ulm Cathedral Sonics dance team wrapped up its state appearance on Saturday, placing 12th in the High Kick competition at the Target Center. Taking first in High Kick was Frazee. Finishing second and third were Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd and Aitkin ...

No. 5 seed New Ulm boys prepare for Hutchinson

NEW ULM — Sometimes a disappointing regular season can be erased by a better performance in the postseason. That is what New Ulm Eagles boys’ hockey coach Ryan Neuman is hoping for when his team travels to Hutchinson Thursday night to meet the Tigers in the first round of the Section 3A ...

New Ulm girls to take on No. 1 seed Warroad

The New Ulm girls’ hockey team (23-4-1) will match up with No. 1 Warroad (22-3-2) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Class A girls’ state hockey tournament action at the Xcel Energy Center. The Eagles are on a seven-game winning streak and have surrendered just six goals in that span. Warroad is a ...

Raiders fall to MCW in Valley Conference Showcase

MANKATO –– Martin County West defeated Nicollet 77-57 in Valley Conference Showcase boys’ basketball action at the Mankato Loyola/ Fitzgerald Campus on Saturday. Ean Thomsen led the Raiders with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Riley Hulke added 13 points, eight ...

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New Ulm Steel forward Tom Reilly takes a shot during a recent game in New Ulm.

Alexandria edges Steel 5-4

NEW ULM — With a chance to all but clinch first place in the West Division in the NA3HL with a win, the New Ulm Steel let an important, and perhaps a costly game, get away from them. The Steel had a 4-1 lead at the 8:07 mark of the second period before Alexandria responded with four straight ...

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The New Ulm Cathedral Sonics dance team participates in the Jazz competition at state at the Target Center on Friday.

Sonics dance team finishes 10th in Jazz at state

MINNEAPOLIS –– The New Ulm Cathedral Sonics dance team took 10th place in Class A state Jazz competition on Friday at the Target Center. Frazee took first in Class A, while Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd finished second and Zumbrota-Mazeppa finished third. Yellow Medicine East, ...

Tigers get past Indians

SLEEPY EYE — While the Sleepy Eye boys’ basketball team has had some ups and downs this year, Friday’s performance against the No. 2 team in the state should have the Indians looking forward to being a potential playoff spoiler in the Section 2A, North Subsection playoffs. Sleepy Eye ...

New Ulm Steel handle Willmar 7-2

WILLMAR — The New Ulm Steel defeated the Willmar WarHawks 7-2 on Friday night in NA3HL action. New Ulm’s Alex Nagel had a goal and three assists, while Zach Heiser and Tom Reily both had a goal and an a assist. Brandon Melhop, Jack Parks, Luc Kreuser and Austin Langworthy each scored one ...

CM/C tops St. Mary’s 77-63

SLEEPY EYE –– Cedar Mountain/Comfrey came out of the first half leading 38-36 and went on a 16-5 scoring run during the first four and a half minutes of the second to make the difference in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball Thursday night. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey defeated ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Jace Marotz makes a layup during a recent game at MVL.

MVL boys fend off T-Birds

NEW ULM — Earlier in the season, Minnesota Valley Lutheran had defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 61-27. Thursday night’s Tomahawk Conference game between the two teams still resulted in a MVL win, but it was closer than their first meeting. Jake Kettner scored 24 points with Jace Marotz ...

Area Roundup: New Ulm Area falls in sections; Hulke nets 1,000th point

Prep wrestling Worthington 42, New Ulm Area 26 FAIRMONT — Worthington downed New Ulm Area on Thursday in the team portion of the Section 3AA wrestling tournament. Carter Brandes (113) won by decision, Jackson Bode (120) won by a fall, Cole Ranweiler (138) won by a fall, Sean Howk ...

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New Ulm Cathedral’s Rose Hazuka makes a pass during a recent game against Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s at CHS.

Cathedral stops Nicollet

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral’s energy picked up in the second half on Thursday night against Nicollet, which led to a stronger urge to win as playoffs approach. The Greyhounds (6-18) battled the Raiders (12-12) to a 48-40 win on Thursday night in nonconference girls’ basketball action. ...

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The New Ulm Cathedral Sonics Dance Team compete in a meet in December at Cathedral High School. The Sonics start the state meet on Friday at Target Center and also compete on Saturday.

They’re back: Sonics ready for state

NEW ULM — It’ll be a busy weekend for the New Ulm Cathedral Sonics dance team. The New Ulm Cathedral Sonics begin the state Dance Team Tournament on Friday when they compete at the Target Center in the Jazz Competition. They continue competition on Saturday when they compete in the ...

Steel hosts Alex on Saturday night in NA3HL

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel will be hosting their second annual “Rare Gene Awareness Night” on Saturday when they host Alexandria at 7:10 p.m. in a NA3HL game. “The reason that we do this is about four and a half years ago, my wife and I had a daughter pass away from a rare genetic ...

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New Ulm Cathedral’s Nathan Hauser is a big reason why the Greyhounds are in second place in the Tomahawk Conference standings. The senior hopes to lead the team into a deep postseason run.

Taking over the reigns

NEW ULM — Heading into his senior year, Nathan Hauser knew that he was going to have to step up his game even more if New Ulm Cathedral was going to be successful in the Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball race. So far, he’s done just that. Hauser has been a go-to guy for the ...

Marshall defeats New Ulm boys

MARSHALL — Marshall defeated New Ulm 80-39 in boys’ basketball action on Tuesday night. New Ulm was led by Connor Foley with 15 points. New Ulm is now 9-12 on the season, 5-5 in the Big South Conference and is at Cedar Mountain/Comfrey.

MLC women defeat Crown

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team won its home finale by the score of 70-62 against Crown College on Wednesday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. The Knights started four seniors playing at home for the final time in their careers, and all four players ...

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