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Column: Successful coaches highlight area coaching changes

Earlier this fall, I found myself wandering the halls of New Ulm High School before a volleyball game and I happened to run into a very familiar face in Stef Dietz. Dietz was getting ready for the New Ulm volleyball varsity game at the time and was in a new role as a co-coach for the C-squad ...

Twins trade with Mariners, Angels

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels each have acquired $1 million in international bonus pool money from the Minnesota Twins, aiding their pursuit of Japanese outfielder and pitcher Shohei Ohtani. The teams announced the deals Wednesday night. Seattle sent minor ...

MLC women win UMAC opener over North Central

MINNEAPOLIS — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team rolled to a 83-52 win at North Central University in Wednesday's Upper Midwest Athletic Conference opener. The Knights (3-6) dominated play from the start and built a 23-10 lead after the first quarter and went into the half ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Haley Birkholz is fouled by Wabasso’s Madison Guetter (left) as she takes a shot during the first half Tuesday at MVL.
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Wabasso defeats MVL in girls basketball

NEW ULM — Wabasso remained perfect as it downed Minnesota Valley Lutheran 56-35 on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. The Rabbits opened the game with an 8-0 run for an 11-2 lead. Jenna Frank scored a basket, was fouled and she made the free throw. MVL’s Haley ...

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New Ulm’s Carli Botten splits a pair of St. Peter defenders on her way to the basket during the first half Tuesday at New Ulm High School.
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Batt leads New Ulm girls past St. Peter

NEW ULM — Joey Batt scored 38 points as New Ulm managed to hold off St. Peter 71-66 on Tuesday night in a Big South Conference girls’ basketball game. The Eagles (3-1, 1-1) led by as much as 22 in the second half, but the Saints were able to mount a comeback to make things interesting ...

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Martin Luther College’s Grace Schultz gets past a University of Wisconsin-Stout defender on her way to the basket for a layup during the first half Monday at MLC in New Ulm. Schultz surpassed 1,000 career point in the game.
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Sonics dominate home competition

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Cathedral Sonics hosted the 2017 Mini Meet on Monday night and showed dominance every step of the way. The Sonics took first in each competition with a total ranking point total (TRPT) of 3 each in JV Jazz, Varsity Jazz and Varsity Kick. GFW Voltage took second in ...

MVL softball earns all-academic honors

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran finished in 17th place in the 2016-2017 Easton/NFCA High School All-Academic softball teams with a 3.687 GPA. Representing MVL as all-scholar athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher are Bryann Alfred, Hannah Biedenbender, Stephanie Daleug, Lexi Fischer, ...

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Martin Luther College’s Grace Schultz gets past a University of Wisconsin-Stout defender on her way to the basket for a layup during the first half Monday at MLC in New Ulm. Schultz surpassed 1,000 career point in the game.
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Schultz hits 1,000 but MLC falls to UW-Stout

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College’s Grace Schultz scored her 1,000th point on Monday but the University of Wisconsin-Stout defeated MLC 75-64 in a nonconference womens’ basketball game. Schultz became only the third women’s player to reach that plateau. Schultz finished the contest ...

New Ulm Cathedral’s Jon Zinniel takes a jump shot during the first half of the Greyhounds’ win against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Tuesday at CHS.
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Cathedral crushes GFW in boys’ basketball

NEW ULM — At the 11:53 mark of the first half, GFW’s David Herrera canned a jumper that pulled the Thunderbirds to within 8-7 of the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds. But that was the closest the Thunderbirds would come to Cathedral the rest of the game. The Greyhounds went on a 28-2 run ...

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New Ulm’s Caleigh Heck takes a shot during a recent game at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Burnsville skates to 6-3 girls’ hockey win over New Ulm

NEW ULM — For the second time in two games, the New Ulm Eagles girls’ hockey team had a new goalie in nets as starting goalie Cassie Reed recovers from an injury. Freshman McKenna Strong — listed as a freshman defenseman on the New Ulm roster — got her first start in the ...

Column: New Ulm graduate Erich Martens takes over at MSHSL

Back in 1984, when Erich Martens graduated from New Ulm High School his principal was Dave Stead, who was one of the people who signed his diploma. Now, 33 years later, the two former New Ulmites are again tied together. Martens, currently the principal at Sauk Rapids Rice High School, ...

MLC women dominate Great Lakes Christian

Women’s basketball MLC 70, GLCC 38 LANSING, Mich. — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team earned a 70-38 win over Great Lakes Christian College on the second day of a two-day trip to the state of Michigan on Saturday. The Knights dominated the game from the start and ...

Batt hits 1,000 as Eagles win, St. Mary’s boys lose

WORTHINGTON — New Ulm’s Joey Batt scored 38 points and reached her 1,000th career point on Saturday as New Ulm defeated Jackson County Central 74-65 in Worthington on Saturday. Hannah Osborne scored nine points for the Eagles and Iyanna Wieland had eight points. Laren Murphy led JCC ...

Maranatha runs all over Sleepy Eye

BROOKLYN PARK — Maranatha Christian Academy crushed Sleepy Eye 78-46 in prep girls’ basketball on Saturday. Madi Heiderscheidt scored 21 points to lead Sleepy Eye and Sarah Ibarra scored 7 points, had seven rebounds and three assists. Sleepy Eye (2-2) is at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart ...

New Ulm wins big over Breezy Point

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel defeated Breezy Point 6-1 on Saturday in NA3HL junior hockey action at the New Ulm Civic Center. Steven Mordini, Tom Reilly, Trevor Woytcke, Kirk Coppock, Andrew Pitleck and Jimmy Miller all scored a goal for New Ulm.

New Ulm wins big over Breezy Point

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel defeated Breezy Point 6-1 on Saturday in NA3HL junior hockey action at the New Ulm Civic Center. Steven Mordini, Tom Reilly, Trevor Woytcke, Kirk Coppock, Andrew Pitleck and Jimmy Miller all scored a goal for New Ulm.

Calvin College sweeps MLC in basketball

Men’s basketball Calvin College 105, MLC 76 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Martin Luther College men's basketball team lost the first of two games in the state of Michigan this weekend by the score of 105-76 at Calvin College on Friday. The Knights hung tough in the first half and trailed ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Matthew Munsen takes a shot as Logan Ebeling of Martin County West defends on the play during the second half Friday at MVL.
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Marotz hits shot at the buzzer for MVL

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran was able to avoid overtime against Martin County West in its season opener after a buzzer-beating bucket by Jace Marotz. The Chargers (1-0) beat the Mavericks (0-1) 60-58 in nonconference boys’ basketball action on Friday. Tied up at 58-58, Marotz ...

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