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Column: Schaper nominated for induction into Minnesota Amateur Baseball HOF

Herb Schaper has been a long-time contributor to amateur baseball in New Ulm. Recently, the New Ulm Baseball Association (NUBA) unanimously voted to nominate Schaper for induction into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame this fall. And we are asking for your help with a letter of ...

Cathedral offense rolls in sweep over MVL

NEW ULM — Mark Schommer allowed just one hit –– a one-out double to Teddy Giefer in the first inning –– as New Ulm Cathedral broke open a close 2-1 game with five runs in the top of the fourth inning enroute to an 11-1 win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran Thursday in a Tomahawk ...

Cathedral takes Tomahawk crown, 10th straight title

NEW ULM — Ten in a row. That’s how many Tomahawk Conference titles the Cathedral Greyhounds’ softball team has won in a row after Thursday’s 15-1 conference win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran in five innings at Harman Park. The Greyhounds continued to assert their dominance in the ...

Sleepy Eye bats lead the way over Tigers

SLEEPY EYE –– Sleepy Eye was able put up four runs in its bottom half of the fourth inning to end the game at a 15-run rule against Springfield in Game 1 of a Tomahawk Conference doubleheader Thursday. The Indians (10-4) defeated the Tigers (7-11) 18-3, ending the game in the fourth with ...

Column: Greyhounds, Chargers baseball ready for key Thursday showdown

The New Ulm Cathedral and Minnesota Valley Lutheran baseball teams play a big doubleheader today at 4:30 p.m. at Mueller Park in Tomahawk Conference play. “These are big games on Thursday for us and also big games Friday (at Martin Luther/Granda-Huntley/East Chain) and Monday (host ...

Dewanz comes through for Bethany Lutheran in big game

NEW ULM — Former Minnesota Valley Lutheran pitcher Nick Dewanz came up big in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) tournament championship game last weekend. The senior righthander went 5 1/3 innings and struck out four to lead the Vikings to a 2-1 win over St. Scholastica. “I ...

Area roundup: New Ulm track and field teams have solid showing on Tuesday

Prep track and field Late Tuesday WORTHINGTON –– The New Ulm boys’ and girls’ track and field teams both had a solid performance on Tuesday at Trojan Field in Worthington in Class AA action. The girls finished second with a score of 100.5, behind Luverne (116), while the ...

Steady offense leads New Ulm past Fairmont

NEW ULM — Sometimes a baseball team can have one big inning and use that to gain a win. Or they can do what the New Ulm Eagles did Tuesday afternoon against Fairmont in a Big South Conference game. Slowly but surely earn a win. The Eagles scored single runs in each of the first four ...

MVL softball downs Madelia

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran crushed Madelia 13-3 in five innings in a nonconference softball game on Tuesday. Madelia head coach Terri Baumgartner noted that one of the Backhawks’ downfalls all season has been the team having a bad inning. That observation became reality in ...

MLC’s Baehman named first team All-UMAC

NEW ULM –– Three Martin Luther College baseball players earned All-UMAC honors on Tuesday. Junior Matt Baehman was named First Team All-UMAC, while Caleb Christopher and Dillon Solomon each earned Honorable Mention All-UMAC honors. Baehman earned the honor as an infielder after batting ...

Springfield girls, SEU boys take home Tomahawk Conference titles

SLEEPY EYE — Heading into the third and final leg of the Tomahawk Conference girls’ golf meet on Monday, Makenna Winkelmann sat just 3 points behind her Springfield teammate Mackenzie Lothert. With points counting for double in Day 3, Winkelmann turned in her first No. 1 finish of the ...

Greyhounds pounce on Mustangs early, pick up dominant victory

NEW ULM — For the third straight Tomahawk Conference baseball game, the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds won by the 10-run lead rule. The Greyhounds used 12 hits, eight walks and six errors to score a season-high 20 runs as they steamrolled Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 20-3 Monday afternoon at ...

Prep roundup: MVL girls’ track and field team takes 1st in Sleepy Eye

Prep track and field MVL girls, Sibley East boys finish first in Sleepy Eye SLEEPY EYE — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ track and field team put on a dominant performance on Monday at the Sleepy Eye Invitational, taking first with 126 points. Sibley East finished second (75), ...

Prins, Jensen lift Edgerton over Cathedral

NEW ULM — Edgerton/SW MN Christian played the small ball well against New Ulm Cathedral on Saturday afternoon. A two-run homer in the seventh inning by Edgerton’s Jasmine Jensen later broke things open as the Flying Dutchmen went on to defeat the Greyhounds 5-2 in a nonconference softball ...

Wyczawski leads Dubuque to first IIAC tournament championship

NEW ULM — Former New Ulmite Paul Wyczawski and current head baseball coach of the Dubuque University Spartans, led Dubuque to their first-ever Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title with an 11-6 victory over Wartburg on Saturday. Dubuque first ended its regular season ...

Martens discusses first two months as Executive Director of MSHSL

New Ulm native and 1984 graduate of New Ulm High School Erich Martens said that his first two months as Executive Director of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has been exciting. “We have been at some of the best venues possible and we have seen some very good games and ...

Area roundup: Eagles baseball cruises past Worthington

Prep baseball New Ulm 20, Worthington 4 WORTHINGTON –– New Ulm crushed Worthington 20-4 on Saturday in Big South Conference action. Luke Scheid was the winning pitcher for the Eagles, allowing one earned run on three hits and three walks. Tyler Roufs pitched two innings in relief for ...

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