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Prep roundup: Tigers blank GFW in 5, defeat Cathedral 1-0 in second game

Prep baseball Springfield 13, GFW 0, 5 innings LEAVENWORTH — Springfield blanked Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a Tomahawk Conference baseball game on Tuesday. Henry Scheitel pitched five innings to earn the win for the Tigers. He gave up five hits and struck out five. Isaac Fink was 2 ...

Marotz, Weisensel combine for no-hitter

SEARLES — Pitchers Jace Marotz and Derek Weisensel combined for a no-hitter to help Minnesota Valley Lutheran earn its first win of the season, downing Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 7-1 on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conference baseball game. Marotz earned the win as he pitched five innings, ...

Steel hires Stepan as new head coach

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel have a new head coach. Zach Stepan, who was the assistant coach for the NAHL Chippewa Falls, (Wisc.) Steel last year, was hired Monday to become the New Ulm Steel’s new head coach. Stepan, 25, replaces Andrew Kolb who resigned after this past season. “I ...

New Ulm routs Redwood Valley

NEW ULM — Battling a tough wind in the home opener, New Ulm’s Isaac Blumhoefer just wanted to play it safe on Monday. Blumhoefer didn’t do anything fancy and instead kept the ball in play, forcing his opponent to make the mistakes. It enabled him to pick up a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Ben ...

MVL walks off with another win

NEW ULM — A little hesitation and a throwing error to home plate in the bottom of the seventh inning was enough to lift Minnesota Valley Lutheran to a 4-3 walkoff win over Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman in nonconference softball action on Monday at MVL High School. After ...

Athlete of the Week • March 31-April 6 • Logan Anderson, Madelia

Logan Anderson Sr. Madelia High School Son of Tait and Jenny Anderson • Anderson pitched Game 1 of a doubleheader with Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Saturday, striking out 14 batters in a five-inning 2-1 nonconference baseball win. He also gave up just one hit, struck out the first 10 ...

Portner fires a no-hitter for Cathedral

NEW ULM — Aaron Portner didn’t let a wild pregame bullpen session bother him on Tuesday. When it came down to business, Portner was throwing strikes and working quickly. He watched his team score 10 runs in the first inning and he did the rest, throwing a five-inning no-hitter against ...

Joey Batt to play in Minnesota all-star basketball game

NORTHFIELD — This Saturday at Carleton College, New Ulm High School’s Joey Batt joins the 40 other top senior girls’ basketball players at the Minnesota Girls’ Basketball All-Star Game. Games are at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and tickets, good for both games, can be purchased at the door ...

Column: MVL bumped up to Class AA

When the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) reclassified schools on Thursday for competitive sections, there was some movement of schools geographically. But one of the schools that saw the biggest change not only in their section but also in their class was Minnesota Valley ...

Errors hurt CHS in loss to BOLD

NEW ULM — When Cathedral baseball coach Bob Weier was asked what one word best described his team’s performance Friday afternoon in their nonconference game against BOLD, he said, “Four.” Cathedral committed four errors that led to three unearned runs as BOLD downed the Greyhounds 7-5 ...

Selby, Raiders shut out GFW

NICOLLET — Hayley Selby had her pitches and bat working against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Friday at Nicollet High School, giving Nicollet a 10-0 shutout win in five innings of nonconference softball action. Selby went 2 for 3 with four RBIs at the plate for the Raiders. She also picked up ...

MLC roundup: MLC baseball drops 2 in Duluth

DULUTH –– The Martin Luther College baseball team opened conference play with a pair of 11-1 losses at St. Scholastica on Friday. CSS 11, MLC 1 (8 innings) The Saints took advantage of 11 free passes from MLC pitchers on the way to an 11-1 win in game one. Dillon Solomon (0-3) ...

Prep roundup: SEU downs CHS on Thursday

Late Thursday Prep golf SEU boys 172, New Ulm Cathedral 207 SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye United defeated New Ulm Cathedral in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ golf meet at Sleepy Eye on Thursday. For the Indians, Andrew Neid was the medalist with a 40. Logan Eckstein, Logan Weiss and Coby ...

Erich Martens to speak at NU Club banquet

NEW ULM — On Saturday, April 13 at the New Ulm Club’s 65th annual Athletic Appreciation Banquet, Erich Martens will be the guest speaker for the night. Martens is the Minnesota State High School League Executive Director currently and has a direct connection to New Ulm. He attended New ...

Cathedral’s bats warm up, Greyhounds crush Wabasso

NEW ULM — It took a little while for Cathedral to get going, but once the Greyhounds started to generate some offense, they were tough to stop. The Greyhounds left the bases loaded in both the first and second innings, then scored 15 runs in the third and fourth innings combined in a 15-1 ...

Bauer’s single lifts MVL by Springfield

NEW ULM — Grace Bauer’s two-out ground ball single to center field scored Morgan Paulsen from second base in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Minnesota Valley Lutheran edge Springfield 6-5 on Thursday in Tomahawk Conference softball action. Payton Richtsmeier hit a double to left ...

Big second inning leads CHS by Wabasso

NEW ULM — It was a misty, chilly home opener at Harman Park on Thursday, but New Ulm Cathedral’s bats warmed up in a hurry after a 10-run second inning, helping lead the Greyhounds to a 13-2 Tomahawk Conference softball win over Wabasso in five innings. Josie Pautzke started in the circle ...

Prep roundup: St. Peter gets past New Ulm in baseball action

Prep baseball St. Peter 8, New Ulm 7 ST. PETER — St. Peter defeated New Ulm 8-7 on Thursday in a Bug South Conference baseball game. Hunter Sehr went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI for New Ulm. Jackson Bode went 1 for 3 with one run and one RBI and Jaden Domeier went 1 for 4 with one ...