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CM/C tops St. Mary’s 77-63

SLEEPY EYE –– Cedar Mountain/Comfrey came out of the first half leading 38-36 and went on a 16-5 scoring run during the first four and a half minutes of the second to make the difference in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball Thursday night. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey defeated ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Jace Marotz makes a layup during a recent game at MVL.

MVL boys fend off T-Birds

NEW ULM — Earlier in the season, Minnesota Valley Lutheran had defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 61-27. Thursday night’s Tomahawk Conference game between the two teams still resulted in a MVL win, but it was closer than their first meeting. Jake Kettner scored 24 points with Jace Marotz ...

Area Roundup: New Ulm Area falls in sections; Hulke nets 1,000th point

Prep wrestling Worthington 42, New Ulm Area 26 FAIRMONT — Worthington downed New Ulm Area on Thursday in the team portion of the Section 3AA wrestling tournament. Carter Brandes (113) won by decision, Jackson Bode (120) won by a fall, Cole Ranweiler (138) won by a fall, Sean Howk ...

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New Ulm Cathedral’s Rose Hazuka makes a pass during a recent game against Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s at CHS.

Cathedral stops Nicollet

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral’s energy picked up in the second half on Thursday night against Nicollet, which led to a stronger urge to win as playoffs approach. The Greyhounds (6-18) battled the Raiders (12-12) to a 48-40 win on Thursday night in nonconference girls’ basketball action. ...

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The New Ulm Cathedral Sonics Dance Team compete in a meet in December at Cathedral High School. The Sonics start the state meet on Friday at Target Center and also compete on Saturday.

They’re back: Sonics ready for state

NEW ULM — It’ll be a busy weekend for the New Ulm Cathedral Sonics dance team. The New Ulm Cathedral Sonics begin the state Dance Team Tournament on Friday when they compete at the Target Center in the Jazz Competition. They continue competition on Saturday when they compete in the ...

Steel hosts Alex on Saturday night in NA3HL

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel will be hosting their second annual “Rare Gene Awareness Night” on Saturday when they host Alexandria at 7:10 p.m. in a NA3HL game. “The reason that we do this is about four and a half years ago, my wife and I had a daughter pass away from a rare genetic ...

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New Ulm Cathedral’s Nathan Hauser is a big reason why the Greyhounds are in second place in the Tomahawk Conference standings. The senior hopes to lead the team into a deep postseason run.

Taking over the reigns

NEW ULM — Heading into his senior year, Nathan Hauser knew that he was going to have to step up his game even more if New Ulm Cathedral was going to be successful in the Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball race. So far, he’s done just that. Hauser has been a go-to guy for the ...

Marshall defeats New Ulm boys

MARSHALL — Marshall defeated New Ulm 80-39 in boys’ basketball action on Tuesday night. New Ulm was led by Connor Foley with 15 points. New Ulm is now 9-12 on the season, 5-5 in the Big South Conference and is at Cedar Mountain/Comfrey.

MLC women defeat Crown

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team won its home finale by the score of 70-62 against Crown College on Wednesday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. The Knights started four seniors playing at home for the final time in their careers, and all four players ...

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New Ulm’s Lauren Klein (8), Madeline Gag (17), Dani Weiss (7), Ashtyn Wiltscheck (center) and Ali Beltz celebrate after Weiss scored a goal in the second period of the Eagles’ win against Delan/Rockford in the Section 2A Championship game Thursday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

Eagles fly back to state after 5-2 win

ST. PETER –– And they're back. After a three-year drought, the New Ulm girls' hockey team will travel to familiar territory and will now represent Section 2A after defeating Delano/Rockford 5-2 in the Section 2A girls' hockey finals on Thursday at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Eagles ...

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New Ulm’s Ally Steffensmeier (12) takes a shot during a recent game a the New Ulm Civic Center.

New Ulm’s 4-goal final period leads to Section 2A finals

HUTCHINSON –– New Ulm's Dani Weiss wasn't about to be denied when her team needed her the most. Weiss scored a power-play goal with 5:06 left in the game, breaking a 1-1 tie. The Eagles then got an empty-net goal with 1:36 remaining and another goal with 30 seconds left to defeat ...

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New Ulm Cathedral’s Shay Ubl guards Lexi Toll of Cedar Mountain/Comfrey as she looks to the basket during the first half Tuesday at CHS.
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Rose leads CM/C to victory

NEW Ulm — Taylor Rose scored 24 points to help Cedar Mountain/Comfrey defeat New Ulm Cathedral 56-50 on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball contest. “It was a hard-fought win, and it helps when your shooting well,” CM/C head coach Mike Kelly said. Kelly noted that his ...

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New Ulm’s Joey Batt (1) take a 3-pointer despite pressure from two Marshall defenders during the second half Tuesday at New Ulm High School.
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Eagles take down Tigers

NEW ULM — Tuesday night’s section battle between New Ulm and Marshall saw a true team effort from the Eagles as they went on to take down the Tigers 65-55 in girls’ basketball action. The Eagles (18-5) were led by Joey Batt with 22 points, while Iyanna Wieland and Morgan Eikanger added ...

Area Roundup: MVL boys breeze by St. Mary’s; Cathedral edges out CM/C

Prep boys’ basketball MVL 87, St. Mary’s 52 NEW ULM— Minnesota Valley Lutheran (16-7) defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s (0-20) in Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball action Tuesday night. Dalton Meyer and Blake Steffensmeier led the Knights with 11 points each. Meyer had four ...

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Worthington goalie Carter Ponto (1) looks back to see the puck in the net after New Ulm’s Tyler Tauer (20) got his shot past Ponto in the first period Monday at the New Ulm Civic Center. 
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New Ulm routs Worthington

NEW ULM — At the end of the second period in its game with Worthington, the New Ulm boys’ hockey team had fired 44 shots on Trojans’ goalie Carter Ponto with four of them finding the back of the net. In that same time span, Worthington had just four shots on New Ulm netminder Jack ...

Prep roundup: Nicollet girls defeat Immanuel Lutheran

Girls’ basketball Nicollet 69, Immanuel Lutheran 38 NICOLLET — Grace Dehen scored 34 points, had five rebounds, five assists and four steals as Nicollet defeated Immanuel Lutheran in prep girls’ basketball action on Monday. Brooke Skrien finished with 6 points and nine ...

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Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Cassie Heinrichs (13) takes a shot between Lauren Paulsen (32) and Abby Nelson of Minnesota Valley Lutheran during the first half Monday in Sleepy Eye.
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Spurgin sparks MVL past St. Mary’s

SLEEPY EYE — Minnesota Valley Lutheran avenged its earlier loss this season to Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Monday night with a 23-for-27 night at the foul line and a 74-63 victory in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball action. Maddie Spurgin led the Chargers (12-12, 7-7) with 20 ...

Prep roundup: Gymnastics team takes 3rd at Big South

Prep gymnastics WORTHINGTON — The New Ulm gymnastics team took third out of four teams at the Big South Conference meet on Saturday. Worthington won with a team score of 144.475, followed by Jackson Country Central (142.5), New Ulm (135.775) and St. Peter (131.5). No individual awards ...

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