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Ground game lifts MLC past Westminster

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics FULTON, Mo. — The Martin Luther College football team ran for 384 yards on the way to a 24-14 win Upper Midwest Athletic Conference win at Westminster on Saturday. The Blue Jays' defense entered the game allowing fewer than 80 yards per game on the ...

Volleyball playoffs await Chargers, Greyhounds and Eagles

NEW ULM — Prep volleyball playoffs begin next week, with Minnesota Valley Lutheran, New Ulm Cathedral and New Ulm High School all representing New Ulm and looking to make a deep playoff push this season. While the Chargers and Greyhounds will each have at least one home playoff match next ...

Column: Local teams tired of the unnecessary roughness

We have all heard the saying “The more things change the more they stay the same.” One of the definitions of that is “many things remain consistent even as changes happen.” Several years ago, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) began stressing player safety in ...

Eagles, Chargers, Greyhounds all draw road games for playoffs Tuesday

Even though New Ulm High School lost to Waseca on Wednesday night, Eagles junior running back Cole Ranweiler achieved a milestone in the game. His 116 yards rushing gave him 1,060 yards on the season on 174 carries for an average of 6.09 yards per carry. The Eagles, who finished the regular ...

Rabbits fall in regular-season finale

WABASSO –– The Wabasso volleyball team ended its regular season with a 25-6, 25-18, 25-13 three-set loss to Lakeview on Thursday night in nonconference action. The Rabbits were led by Cora Eichten’s six kills, seven digs and two blocks, while Ally Fenger had four kills and ...

Halvorson, Cohen lift Steel to 3-2 win over Blizzard

NEW ULM — New Ulm Steel head coach Zach Stepan was brutally honest after New Ulm’s 3-2 win over Alexandria Thursday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. “I do not know if we necessarily deserved to win that game,” he said. “But the best teams every year can find a way ...

Waseca handles New Ulm, Knights storm past Cougars

Waseca 61, New Ulm 16 WASECA — Waseca downed New Ulm 61-16 on Wednesday in a South Central District, Red Subdistrict football game. For New Ulm, Cole Ranweiler had 16 carries for 116 yards, Nolan Drill had 12 carries for 14 yards and one touchdown and Jaden Miller had six carries for 57 ...

Tigers blank Greyhounds

SPRINGFIELD — Heading into the final game of the regular season, the Springfield football team wanted to do a couple of things — lock up the No. 1 seed in Section 3A and stay healthy. Despite a couple of players missing some time in Wednesday’s game due to some injuries, the Tigers ...

Cox leads Chargers to 30-13 win over Dragons

NEW ULM — Mason Cox passed for 163 yards and three touchdowns –– all to wide receiver Jace Marotz –– and then ran for another touchdown as Minnesota Valley Lutheran rolled by Adrian Area 30-13 Wednesday night at Johnson Field in a Southwest District, East Subdistrict football ...

Knights battle back from 2-0 deficit to top NCU in 5

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics MINNEAPOLIS –– The Martin Luther College volleyball team rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat North Central 3-2 (23-25, 11-25, 25-15, 27-25, 15-11) on Wednesday. After falling short in the first set 25-23, the Knights (4-17) fell in a big hole ...

GFW powers past NRHEG

WINTHROP — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop rebounded from its last loss when it crushed New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 52-15 on Wednesday in South Central Blue football action. The Thunderbirds (6-2) scored on their second possession in the first quarter when JC Munoz scored on a 44-yard ...

MLC men defeat Morris

Men’s soccer NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College men's soccer team earned a 2-1 Upper Midwest Athletic Conferce win over Minnesota Morris on a cold and windy Tuesday afternoon at Knight Field. Senior Joe Graumann scored both goals in the game for MLC to give him a team-leading eight ...

Regular season wraps up on Wednesday

NEW ULM — With MEA Week here, it means that this is the last week of high school football for the three local teams with playoffs taking over next Tuesday. Both New Ulm High School and New Ulm Cathedral have tough road tests at Waseca and Springfield with both teams ranked high in the ...

New Ulm Steel open home season Thursday

NEW ULM — After playing their first five games on the road, the New Ulm Steel (3-2) will open their home season Thursday and Friday night at the New Ulm Civic Center with games against Alexandria (3-3) and Coulee Region (3-4) respectively before heading to LaCrosse, Wisconsin for a ...

Springfield/CM/C girls, MVL boys win Tomahawk

WINTHROP — The Tomahawk Conference Cross-Country Meet at Winthrop Golf Club on Tuesday saw two familiar faces cross the finish line first. Springfield/Cedar Mountain/Comfrey senior Mitchell Buerkle finished first on the boys’ side with a time of 17:12.6, while the girls’ side had ...

Prep roundup: New Ulm girls fall in 2A semis, Madelia gets swept in volleyball

WACONIA — Waconia, the No. 4 seed in Section 2A, ended New Ulm’s season with a 5-0 victory over the Eagles on Tuesday night in girl’s soccer action. Waconia scored the first goal with 20 minutes left in the first half and it added to the lead later on in the half to make it 2-0 with ...

MVL makes quick work of Madelia

NEW ULM — With a 25-18, 25-15, 25-14 nonconference volleyball sweep of Madelia on Monday night at MVL high school, Minnesota Valley Lutheran ended its regular season at 23-4, its winningest season in school history after last season’s 21 wins. And for the second year in a row, the ...

Cathedral wins in 3 sets

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral swept Mankato Loyola 25-7, 26-24, 25-20 on Monday in nonconference volleyball action. It was the regular season finale for the Greyhounds, who are now 14-11. The Greyhounds jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first set. After Loyola earned a point, Cathedral ...

Eagles sweep Trojans

NEW ULM — After hitting a rough stretch late in the season, the New Ulm volleyball team needed a sweep on Monday night, and that’s exactly what the Eagles got. New Ulm swept Worthington 25-21, 25-9, 25-23 to snap a four-game losing streak in the Big South Conference. Coming into ...

Prep roundup: Redwood Valley sweeps GFW, Wabasso falls in 3

Redwood Valley 3, GFW 0 REDWOOD FALLS — Redwood Valley defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 25-13, 25-14, 25-17 on Monday in a nonconference volleyball match. GFW was led by Brynn Busse, who had five kills, eight set assists and 10 digs. Also for GFW, Julia Schweiss had six kills and two ...