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New Ulm's Jackie Cowing makes a pass during a recent game at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Eagles drop close one to Tigers 4-3

NEW ULM –– High school hockey games are 51 minutes long. For 48 of those 51 minutes, the New Ulm girls’ hockey team played Rockford even. But a three minute span late in the first period allowed the Tigers to score two goals as Delano/Rockford edged New Ulm 4-3 at the New Ulm Civic ...

V-Hawks top Knights 66-56

NEW ULM ­–– The Martin Luther College women's basketball team was unable to overcome a halftime deficit in a 66-56 loss to Viterbo on Saturday. The V-Hawks took control of the game early in the second quarter and built a 35-22 halftime lead. MLC cut the deficit into single digits early ...

Knights top Augsburg 69-60 in home opener

NEW ULM –– The Martin Luther College women's basketball team earned its first win of the season by the score of 69-60 against Augsburg College in Friday's home opener. Augsburg led 33-31 after a back-and-forth first half, but the Knights started to take charge in the third quarter. MLC ...

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New Ulm Steel forward Brandon Mehlhop gets past a Breezy Point defender for a scoring chance during the first period Friday at the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Nagel nets hat trick as Steel beat Breezy Point 6-2

NEW ULM –– Alex Nagel recorded a natural hat trick and Steel goalie Ryan Kenny stopped 23 of 25 Breezy Point shots as the New Ulm Steel won their fourth straight game with a 6-2 pounding of the North Stars Friday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. Tom Reilly, Jimmy ...

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Wabasso's Nick Altermatt throws it out for a wide receiver screen during the first quarter.

Rabbits just a win away

MINNEAPOLIS — Wabasso is just one more win away from taking home a state championship after picking up a 21-13 win over Ada-Borup/Norman County West on Saturday in the Class A state semifinals. Wabasso (13-0) moves on to the Class A state finals game to play Minneota (13-0) at 10 a.m. on ...

Wieben enjoying his time with the New Ulm Steel

NEW ULM — For New Ulm Steel forward Nick Wieben, the game of hockey has taken him almost full circle from Mankato West to Omaha and now to New Ulm. “I played high school hockey one year at Mankato West and we went to the state tournament,” said Wieben, the youngest member of the ...

It’s a small world for Steel, figure skating coaches

NEW ULM — Many have often heard the cliche “It’s a small world.” For engaged couple Andrew Kolb and Ellie Eichert, that cliche is reality. Kolb, the head coach of the New Ulm Steel hockey team and Eichert, the Skating Director for the New Ulm Figure Skating Club (NUFSC), grew up ...

UMAC honors Stein, 4 players from MLC football team

NEW ULM — Four members of the Martin Luther College football team were named Second Team All-UMAC on Wednesday. Juniors Joshua Arndt and Joshua Frailing received the honor from the offense, while sophomore defenders Joseph Herrewig and Tristan Pankow were also named to the second team. ...

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New Ulm’s Ali Beltz (5) launches a shot on goal as Olivia Williamson of Faribault looks on during the first period Tuesday a the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Beltz records hat trick as Eagles down Faribault

NEW ULM — Ali Beltz recorded her first hat trick of the season as the New Ulm Eagles girls’ hockey team overcame an early Faribault lead to come away with a 7-4 win over the Falcons Tuesday night at the New Ulm Civic Center. Dani Weiss, Elle Cooper, Ally Steffensmeier and Ashtyn ...

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From left: Wabasso’s Cooper Taylor (football, Co-Offensive Player of the Year), Wabasso’s Maddy Guetter (Volleyball Player of The Year) and BOLD’s Hayden Tersteeg (Defensive Player of the Year). Not pictured was Co-Offensive Player of the Year Carter Kopet of Cleveland.

Radio banquet honors area athletes

NEW ULM — KNUJ honored four athletes on Tuesday night with 2017 Player of the Year awards. Maddy Guetter, Carter Kopet, Cooper Taylor and Hayden Tersteeg were the athletes that received Player of the Year honors. For volleyball, Wabasso’s Guetter took home the Player of the Year trophy ...

Big weekend ahead for New Ulm Steel

NEW ULM — Friday night is “Chamber of Commerce” Night at the New Ulm Civic Center when the New Ulm Steel play Breezy Point at 7:10 p.m. in a NA3HL game. “We have been working with Audra (Shaneman) at the Chamber for about a month now and Friday we are giving away 200 cowbells ...

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Wabasso running back Cooper Taylor breaks free on a run in the first quarter of the Rabbits’ win against Bethlehem Academy in the opening round of the Class A State Tournament Saturday at New Ulm High School.

A dominating defensive effort for Wabasso

NEW ULM — While the Wabasso offense has received its share of attention this season, the defense has been equally as impressive. On Saturday, the Rabbits made a defensive statement with a 53-14 victory against Faribault Bethlehem Academy in the Class A state quarterfinals at New Ulm High ...

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New Ulm’s Dani Weiss tries to get past a Mound-Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/Southwest Christian defender during the third period Saturday at the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Special teams leads Eagles

NEW ULM — Chalk this win up to the special teams. The New Ulm girls’ hockey team scored three power play goals — two of them coming in the third period to erase a 2-1 Mound-West Tonka lead — and came away with a 3-2 win Saturday at the New Ulm Civic Center in a nonconference ...

New Ulm Steel roughs up Rochester 6-1

ROCHESTER — The New Ulm Steel defeated the Rochester Ice Hawks 6-1 on Saturday in NA3HL junior hockey action. Alex Nagel had two goals and an assist and Tom Reilly also scored two goals and added an assist. Bayler Kraus and Brandon Mehlhop also scored a goal apiece for New Ulm and ...

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New Ulm Steel forward Jimmy Miller (10) is brought down by a Rochester Ice Hawks player during the first period Friday at the New Ulm Civic Center. Miller was awarded a penalty shot as a result of the play, but he did not score on the shot.
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Steel battle Rochester to 6-4 victory

NEW ULM –– Ryan Smith scored two goals and four other Steel players tallied a goal as the New Ulm Steel won their second straight game with a 6-4 win over Rochester in a Friday night NA3HL game at the New Ulm Civic Center. Luc Kreuser, Alex Nagel, Max Kjome and Stephen Mordini added ...

Cooling, Guetter lead 2017 All-Journal volleyball teams

First Team Lizzie Cooling, S, Madelia, Sr. Cooling was a standout all-conference player for Madelia this season with 1,008 set assists, 30 aces on 96 percent serving, 200 kills and 367 digs. The senior also had 12 blocks for the Blackhawks and was described by Madelia coach Steve Schlager ...

UMAC honors 10 MLC soccer players

NEW ULM –– Ten MLC soccer players were honored this week by the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Five athletes were from the MLC women's soccer team and they received All-UMAC recognition by the conference on Wednesday. Senior defender Sarah Kell was named First Team All-UMAC. Emily ...

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Wabasso’s Nick Altermatt runs with the ball in a game at New Ulm Cathedral earlier this year. Altermatt and the Rabbits play Faribault Bethlehem Academy at 1 p.m. this Saturday in the Class A state quarterfinals.

Wabasso marches back to state

WABASSO — Call it unfinished business for the Wabasso football team. On Saturday, the Rabbits advanced to their second straight Class A state tournament after crushing New Ulm Cathedral 48-6. While the section championshp victory was a good feeling for a veteran Rabbits’ squad, ...

Column: First-year players dominate New Ulm’s roster

Of the 25 players on the New Ulm Steel NA3HL team this season, 12 of them are first-year players. “And they have been doing pretty well for us,” Steel coach Andrew Kolb said. “Going into this season, our focus was goaltending and rebuilding up front. A lot of these players play a big ...

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