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NU girls take 3rd, boys 5th

NEW ULM — The New Ulm girls’ golf team had a good showing at its home invitational on Thursday, finishing third overall with a team score of 376. Jordan took first on the girls’ side with a 352. Fairmont was next (359), followed by New Ulm, LeSueur-Henderson (395), St. Peter (400), ...

Raymond signs with NU Steel

NEW ULM — Jack Raymond, who set a school record for career saves with 1,970 for the New Ulm Eagles hockey team, signed a tender Thursday to play for the New Ulm Steel in the NA3HL next season. Raymond becomes the second Eagles’ hockey player to sign with the Steel for next season as he ...

Northwestern sweeps Martin Luther College in softball

ST. PAUL — The Martin Luther College softball team lost both games of its doubleheader at University of Northwestern-St. Paul by the scores of 4-3 and 5-1 on Thursday. UNW 4, MLC 3 Northwestern overcame a two-run deficit late in game one and walked off with a 4-3 win. The Knights built ...

Madelia boys win home meet

Madelia boys 189, JWP 210 JWP girls 241, Madelia 273 MADELIA — Madelia’s Jared Henry shot a 43 as in a Valley Conference boys’ golf victory against Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton on Thursday. Jared Henry shot a 43 to lead Madelia and Colin Wihlm shot a 47. Cade Lunz (48) and ...

Eagles boys top Saints

NEW ULM — New Ulm defeated St. Peter 4-3 on Thursday in a Big South boys’ tennis match. It was a big win for the Eagles’ program. “I’m totally happy with the win,” New Ulm head coach Pete Engeldinger said. “We have not beaten St. Peter in a long, long time.” The Saints ...

Loyola baseball downs Nicollet on Tuesday

NICOLLET — Mankato Loyola exited Tuesday’s game against Nicollet early with a 13-1 win in five innings of Valley Conference baseball action. Taking the loss for Nicollet on the mound was Riley Hulke, who pitched three innings and gave up six earned runs on seven hits. He struck out ...

MLC’s Anna Hemmelman named to UMAC All-Decade Team

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College junior Anna Hemmelman was named to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Women's Tennis All-Decade Team on Thursday. Hemmelman is one of only six women's tennis players who played from 2009-2018 to earn the prestigious honor, despite only competing for ...

Indians, Knights split doubleheader

SLEEPY EYE — Both Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s and Sleepy Eye got to use an ace on Tuesday. And while both aces delivered, it was hard to say any team was dominant as the teams split a Tomahawk Conference doubleheader. Sleepy Eye took advantage of its ace pitcher Jacob Berg, who took the hill ...

Hauge’s bunt helps lift Eagles to 1st win

NEW ULM — After dropping a pair of one run games in their first two contests, the New Ulm Eagles’ baseball team reversed roles Tuesday afternoon at Johnson Park. Noah Hauge’s suicide squeeze bunt with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning scored Jackson Bode from third to break a ...

MVL crushes GFW

NEW ULM — Behind an onslaught off offense on Monday, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran softball team coasted to a 12-2 Tomahawk Conference win in six innings over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Monday at MVL High School. Haley Ditch led the Chargers with a 3-for-3 day at the plate. She also ...

Nick Altermatt off to a fast start at MSU

MANKATO — Nick Altermatt would like to tell people that he expected this type of start to his freshman season of baseball at Minnesota State University, Mankato. But he can’t. The former Wabasso High School standout athlete and last year’s All-Journal Baseball Player of the Year is ...

UW-Superior takes 2 from Knights in UMAC softball

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The Martin Luther College softball team struggled in a pair of defeats at UW-Superior on Monday by the scores of 10-1 (five innings) and 12-1 in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. UWS 10, MLC 0 (5 innings) Two big innings at the plate led the Yellowjackets to a ...

MVL boys and girls win Sleepy Eye invite, Schabert leads CHS

Prep Track and Field SLEEPY EYE — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran /New Ulm Cathedral girls’ and boys’ track and field teams swept the Sleepy Eye Invite on Monday. On the girls’ side, MVL won with 212 points, followed by Mankato Loyola (79), River Valley (76), St. James Area (63) and ...

New Ulm Club banquet honors local seniors

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Club’s 65th annual Athletic Appreciation Banquet took place on Saturday at Martin Luther College, with six student-athletes being honored as their schools’ Outstanding Senior Athletes. The New Ulm Club honors senior letterwinners from each New Ulm High School, ...

MLC bats silenced in trio of losses to Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa –– The Martin Luther College baseball team dropped all three games of its triple header at University of Dubuque on Saturday by the scores of 5-0, 16-0 and 8-0. Dubuque 5, MLC 0 Dubuque spoiled a strong pitching performance by MLC starting pitcher Dillon Solomon (0-4) in a ...

Wolves seek establishment of stability, return to playoffs

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rarely has a pro sports team experienced such a difference in drama levels from the start to finish of one season that these Minnesota Timberwolves did. As the Timberwolves wound down the second half of their schedule that was as dull ...

Josh Koelpin honored by UMAC

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College senior student-athlete Josh Koelpin was named the male recipient of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award on Wednesday. The award looks to celebrate the leadership qualities of one male and one female student-athlete among all ...

Fairmont girls, boys sweep New Ulm Invite

NEW ULM — The New Ulm High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams hosted a home-opening meet with Mankato West, Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Fairmont on a windy Tuesday evening, with the Fairmont boys’ and girls’ team finishing first. Much like last season, continuing to ...