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MVL boys dominate West Lutheran in MLC Tip-Off finals

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran made short work of West Lutheran on Saturday with a 78-42 Black Division championship-game win in the MLC Tip-Off Tournament at Martin Luther College. Led by Jake Kettner’s 19 points, Mason Cox’s 18 points and Jace Marotz’s 14 points, the Chargers ...

MLC women grab 1st win of season in nail-biter

NEW ULM –– The Martin Luther College women's basketball team earned its first win of the season by the score of 69-68 against Northland College on Saturday. Emily Witkowski helped the Knights to a hot start with 10 first quarter points as the Knights built a 21-11 lead heading into the ...

Prep roundup: MVL girls rout ILHS in MLC Tip-Off 3rd-place game

Girls’ basketball MVL 69, ILHS 17 NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran picked up a dominant 69-17 victory over Illinois Lutheran High School in the third-place game of the MLC Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday at MVL. The Chargers got points from 10 different players in the game and were ...

Ford’s late goal lifts Steel to win

NEW ULM — Jake Ford’s power-play goal with just 21 seconds left in the game broke a 2-2 tie and lifted the New Ulm Steel to a 3-2 win over the West Division-leading Granite City Saturday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. Keegan Bauman and Jordan Cooper also had goals for ...

Knights fall short to Northland

NEW ULM — Northland College used a tenacious defense to defeat Martin Luther College 64-56 on Saturday in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball contest. “We didn’t shoot well and we took poor shots, it was a tough night,” MLC head coach Greg Holzhueter said. He ...

No. 3-ranked Fairmont/MCW tops New Ulm Area

NEW ULM — Despite Sean Howk, Cole Ranweiler and Colby Wenninger staying unbeaten on the season for the New Ulm Area wrestling team after Friday night, the Eagles were unable to hold off the No. 3-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West and suffered a 62-13 loss in Big South Conference wrestling ...

Greyhounds race by Thunderbirds with blowout win

NEW ULM — When a young and inexperienced basketball team meets a veteran team early in the season, it can become a pretty one-sided affair. Friday night, a young and inexperienced Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop boys’ basketball team grabbed an early 7-3 lead over an experienced New Ulm Cathedral ...

Prep roundup: St. Mary’s remains hot with big win

Girls’ basketball St. Mary’s 72, Cedar Mountain 34 SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated Cedar Mountain 72-34 on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. St. Mary’s was led by Sydney Windschitl, who had 25 points and four steals and Cassie Heinrichs, who ...

MVL boys eke by Winnebago Lutheran

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran earned its spot in the championship game of the MLC Tip-Off Tournament with a 69-67 win over Winnebago Lutheran Academy on Friday. MVL will face Western Lutheran at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday at MLC. The contest wasn’t decided until late in the game. MVL ...

MVL rally falls short

NEW ULM – Despite cutting an 18-point deficit in the second half down to 6, Minnesota Valley Lutheran fell short in its comeback against St. Croix Lutheran on Thursday night, falling 63-57 in girls’ basketball action at the MLC Tipoff Tournament at Martin Luther College. With the loss, ...

Wieland’s big game sparks NU

NEW ULM — It’s no secret that New Ulm’s Joey Batt is going to get her points against any opponent. The problem for opponents is trying to figure out who to focus on along with Batt. On Thursday night it was Iyanna Wieland’s turn to spark the offense. Wieland finished with 19 points ...

Blue Earth Area defeats New Ulm boys, Hulke leads Nicollet by St. Mary’s

Boys’ basketball BEA 61, New Ulm 57 BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area edged New Ulm 61-57 on Thursday in a Big South Conference boys’ basketball game. Reece Melby led the Eagles with 20 points and nine rebounds while Caden Hames added 7 points and 11 rebounds. New Ulm (0-2) will face ...

Springfield picked as the 3rd site for tourney

NEW ULM — In 2020, both Johnson and Mueller Parks will host 63 games for the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournaments. And Springfield has been chosen to the third site for the tournament. “We had also considered Sleepy Eye as the third site,” said Al Flor, the Chairman of the ...

MLC women fall to North Central

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team opened Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) play with a 60-48 loss to North Central on Wednesday. The Knights trailed by eight points following the first period, but kept within striking distance at 29-22 at the half. The ...

Heichelbech helps Knights run past Rams

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College got off on the right foot as the Knights defeated North Central University 67-59 on Wednesday in a Upper Midwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball game. MLC played helped its cause by playing good defense from start to finish. The Knights held NCU to ...

Marshall tops New Ulm in OT

NEW ULM — Marshall’s Sydney Mauch’s shorthanded goal late in the first period gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead over New Ulm. Her goal in overtime gave Marshall the win. Mauch’s shot on a two-on-one break beat Eagles’ goalie Cassie Reed and lifted Marshall to a 3-2 win over the Eagles ...

New Ulm routs Wabasso

NEW ULM — After a tough season-opening loss to Mankato West, New Ulm has started to watch its shots drop in at a higher clip, leading to back-to-back wins in the process. The Eagles blew out Martin County West 65-25 this past Thursday and continued to roll on Tuesday with a 76-57 win over ...

Cathedral crushes Loyola

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral had three players score in double figures as the Greyhounds crushed Mankato Loyola 80-45 on Tuesday in a nonconference boys’ basketball game. Alex Hillesheim had 22 points, James Gillis scored 18 points and Kyle Goblirsch scored 13 points. Goblirsch and ...

Eagles rock Bluejays

NEW ULM — Elle Cooper and Molly Scheid each recorded second period hat tricks as New Um scored seven, second period goals as they rolled by Waseca 9-1 Tuesday night in a Big South Conference girls’ hockey game. Morgan Klein, Jayda Helget and Ashytn Wiltscheck each added goals. Cooper ...

Prep roundup: Cathedral girls roll past Madelia, MVL boys top Wabasso

Girls’ basketball Cathedral 62, Madelia 53 MADELIA — New Ulm Cathedral defeated Madelia 63-53 on Tuesday in a nonconference girls’ basketball game. Cathedral was led by Lauryn Franta, who scored 18 points. McKenna Miling scored 12 points and Heidi Hoffman scored 11 points for ...

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