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Prep roundup: Fink leads Tigers by Rabbits

Boy’s basketball Springfield 78, Wabasso 33 SPRINGFIELD — Isaac Fink scored 35 points as Springfield defeated Wabasso in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game on Tuesday. Fink is now 35 points away from 3,000 for his career. Decker Scheffler scored 19 for the ...

Important games are ahead for Steel

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel have nine games left in their regular season but three of them happen this weekend with two games at the New Ulm Civic Center. Friday the Steel head to Alexandria for a game against the Blizzard before hosting Alexandria at 7:10 p.m. Saturday night at the New ...

Zinniel leads CHS over Sleepy Eye

NEW ULM — Jon Zinniel scored 19 points to lead three players in double figures as New Ulm Cathedral improved to 9-4 in the Tomahawk Conference and 14-4 overall with a 66-50 win over Sleepy Eye Tuesday night. Chris Knowles added 14 points, Alex Hillesheim ended with 13 and Ethan Kirchberg ...

Eagles lose key section battle

NEW ULM — Playing their fourth game in five days, a tired New Ulm girl’s hockey team saw Hutchinson break a 1-1 tie with four unanswered goals as they skated by New Ulm 5-1 in non-conference hockey. Madeline Gag scored the lone goal for New Ulm, which finishes its regular season at ...

Raymond sets career saves record at NUHS

NEW UM — When New Ulm High School goalie Jack Raymond made a save early on Jan. 24 in the Eagles’ 4-3 home win over Hutchinson, not many people outside of the Eagles’ coaching staff and players realized what had just happened. The senior goaltender had passed Brach Kraus’ school ...

Athlete of the Week • Jan. 27-Feb. 2 • Riley Hulke, Nicollet

Riley Hulke Jr. NICOLLET Son of CHRIS AND HEATHER HULKE • Hulke led the Raiders to two victories last week and he averaged 25 ppg during that stretch. He had had 23 points and eight assists in an 84-69 victory against Madelia on Friday. • Hulke also had a big game the next day ...

MVL routs St. Peter

NEW ULM — The nonconference boys’ basketball showdown on Monday night between Minnesota Valley Lutheran and St. Peter turned into a one-sided highlight reel for MVL by the second half. Highlighted by slam dunks, slick passing, fast-break layups and 3s, the Chargers (18-1) raced away to ...

Dehen hits milestone as Raiders top GHEC/T/ML

Girls’ basketball Nicollet/Loyola 65, T/ML/GHEC 50 NICOLLET — Nicollet’s Grace Dehen scored 20 points and surpassed 1000 career points as the Raiders defeated Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain 65-50 on Monday in a Valley Conference Showcase girls’ basketball ...

BEA stops New Ulm

NEW ULM — Blue Earth Area downed New Ulm 72-55 on Monday in a Big South Conference boys’ basketball game on Monday. The contest could be summarized as being too many Eagle turnovers, BEA out rebounding New Ulm and BEA having three players score in double figures. BEA’s Cameron ...

MLC men, women fall to CSS

Men’s basketball St. Scholastica 74, MLC 56 NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College men's basketball team saw the St. Scholastica Saints pull away in the second half of a 74-56 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference defeat on Saturday. The Knights started slowly and trailed 11-2 in the ...

Balanced scoring leads MVL

NEW ULM — With a tough four-game stretch coming up, Minnesota Valley Lutheran wanted to get out of Saturday’s game with a win and a chance for some of the bench players to get some minutes while the starters rest. The Chargers were never tested on Saturday, defeating Tomahawk ...

Prep roundup: Batt leads New Ulm girls past BEA

Girls’ basketball New Ulm 62, BEA 36 BLUE EARTH — The New Ulm girls’ basketball team defeated Blue Earth Area in a Big South Conference game on Saturday. The Eagles were led by Joey Batt with 24 points and eight steals. Iyanna Wieland scored 9 points and grabbed six rebounds and ...

Column: Eagles look to extend winning streak to 3 games this week

When the New Ulm High School boys’ basketball team saw a double-digit halftime lead shrink away against Sibley East Friday night, it was deja vu for the Eagles. “The same thing happened to us in the game with Fairmont,” New Ulm coach Matt Hauge said. “We stopped attacking.” Unlike ...

Sleepy Eye defeats St. Mary’s

SLEEPY EYE — Madi Krueger had 19 points and five rebounds as Sleepy Eye defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game on Satuday. Brittany Dittbenner added 11 points, five steals and five assists for the Indians. Maddie Mathoweitz scored 24 points to ...

New Ulm girls blank Windom in Big South

NEW ULM — The New Ulm girls’ hockey team defeated Windom 7-0 on Saturday in a Big South Conference game. Jayda Helget and Madeline Gag scored two goals each for New Ulm. Ashtyn Wiltscheck, Morgan Klein and Molly Scheid all scored a goal for New Ulm. Cassie Reed had seven saves for New Ulm.

New Ulm defeats Rochester in overtime

NEW ULM — Michael Savelkoul’s power play goal at the 3:05 mark of overtime lifted the New Ulm Steel to a 3-2 win over Rochester Saturday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in a NA3HL game. Savelkoul’s game-winner came off assists from Jarrett Cammarata and Baylor Hudson. James ...

New Ulm Steel to host free skating event Feb. 10

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel are hosting a Youth Power night at 5:15-7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10. This is a free event for youth ages 8-13 and they can skate with members of the Steel hockey team. To register, visit https://skatewithsteel.eventbrite.com or visit the Youth Power Facebook page. ...

Hillesheim lifts Cathedral to victory

NEW ULM — After a slow start Thursday night in a 65-57 loss to Cedar Mountain, the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds put the pedal to the metal Friday night in a Tomahawk Conference game against Wabasso. The Greyhounds hit their first four 3-point shots of the game and jumped to a 22-6 lead en ...

Chargers knock off St. Mary’s

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran had three players score in double figures as the Chargers downed Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 83-57 on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. Jake Kettner led MVL with 20 points, five rebounds seven assists three steals and two blocks. ...

New Ulm holds off late surge

NEW ULM — Coming off an emotional overtime victory­ against St. James on Thursday, the last thing the New Ulm boys’ basketball team needed on Friday was a slow start. The Eagles got off to a quick lead, jumping out to 9-2 advantage early on against Sibley East and eventually took a ...