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Host families needed for Steel players

NEW ULM –– Billet (host) families are needed for the 2018-19 hockey season for the New Ulm Steel Tier III Junior “A” hockey team. Host families play a vital role in the New Ulm Steel organization’s success both on and off the ice. These special people open their homes and hearts to ...

Big 7th inning leads Sleepy Eye past No. 1 Stark

By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer STARK –– Sleepy Eye's eight runs in the seventh inning proved to be too much for Stark as Sleepy Eye earned its first win of the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs. Sleepy Eye went on to beat Stark 12-4 after Stark lead 4-1 going into the ...

Stephen/Argyle tops Springfield

PELICAN RAPIDS –– Springfield Post 257 had a tough time with Stephen/Argyle on Friday morning in Game 1 of the Division II State Legion Baseball Tournament at Pelican Rapids. After a 9-4 loss on Friday, Post 257 dropped to the consolation bracket, where they will take on New ...

Region 2C amateur playoffs begin on Saturday

NEW ULM — Six teams play five games in seven days. The top three go to the Class C State Tournament in New Prague, Shakopee and Jordan. The other three pack away their uniforms for the year. It is called the 2018 Region 2C Amateur Baseball Single Round Robin Tournament. The ...

Steel to hold tryouts Aug. 11

NEW ULM — In just 10 days, the New Ulm Steel will hold their annual tryout camp at the New Ulm Civic Center. The tryout camp will he held on Saturday, August 11. It begins at noon and will take place again at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. “For the camp we are going to have a wide range ...

Team 13 wins B&L Classic

NEW ULM — The 12th annual B&L Golf Classic wrapped up on Monday at the New Ulm Country Club with Team 13, captained by Mark Chester and featuring Terry Steinbach, Travis Thorson, Carl Paa and Larry Holm, taking home first-place honors. Chester’s team shot a 121. Chester said ...

Doug Palmer to be honored by Legion

NEW ULM — Former New Ulm American Legion baseball player Doug Palmer will be honored this Wednesday, August 1 at the D-I American Legion Baseball Tournament Banquet at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. Palmer will receive the Minnesota American Legion Graduate of the Year ...

Tigers knock out Searles in TEL playoffs

SEARLES — The Springfield Tigers punched their ticket to the Region 2C tournament with a 15-4 win over the Searles Grizzlies on Sunday in Game 2 of Tomahawk East League playoff action. The Region 2C tourney begins Saturday. The Tigers battered the Grizzlies for 24 hits in the game while ...

Brewers sweep Essig, eliminate Bluejays from Tomahawk East playoffs

ESSIG — The New Ulm Brewers erased a 3-2 Essig lead in the sixth with three runs and added two more runs in the seventh as they eliminated Essig from the Tomahawk East League playoffs with a 9-3 win. New Ulm defeated Essig 5-0 in the first game. Mitch Kelly got the series-clinching win ...

Thome made an impact locally

NEW ULM — On Sunday, Jim Thome will be become baseball immortality when he is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. But 30 years ago, Thome was making his mark at Johnson Park, where he played for Bartonville, Illinois in the Central Plains Region Six Legion ...

Offensive slump dooms VFW Gold

NEW ULM — When New Ulm VFW Gold pounded out four hits and scored three runs in the top of the first inning in their Second District elimination game against Shakopee Saturday afternoon, it looked like New Ulm had found its bats after just four hits in its earlier game in a 9-3 loss to ...

VFW Gold cruises past Mapleton

NEW ULM — Outside of a fifth-inning speed bump, it was a smooth ride for New Ulm VFW Gold in their Second District game with Mapleton Friday afternoon at Johnson Park. Cole Ranweiler went 4 for 5 and New Ulm raced to a comfortable 8-0 lead after four innings and later went on to down ...

Sleepy Eye VFW falls to Mapleton

NEW ULM — Mapleton scored four times in the top of the seventh to break the game open and it eliminated Sleepy Eye VFW 7-0 in the Second District baseball playoffs Friday at Johnson Park. Joe Bennett went the distance for Mapleton. He allowed just five hits in the shutout. Jacob Meyer took ...

Brewers top Essig in Game 1 of playoffs

NEW ULM –– The New Ulm Brewers took a 1-0 lead in a best-of-three series with the Essig Bluejays on Friday night after picking up a 5-0 win in Tomahawk East League first-round playoff action at Johnson Park. Wade French had a big night for the Brewers as he got the complete-game ...

An early exit for Legion Gold

MANKATO — The New Ulm Legion Gold baseball team struggled to gather enough hits and runs together on Thursday at Franklin Rogers Park, leading to two costly defeats and elimination from the Legion Substate 2 playoffs as a result. Gold first dropped a morning game to Jordan 3-1 in the ...

Stranded runners hurt Sleepy Eye

NEW ULM — In the end, Sleepy Eye VFW had plenty of chances to win its first game of the Second District playoffs against Chaska. However, Sleepy Eye was unable to come up with the big hit as it stranded 13 runners in the game. Chaska advanced with a 5-4 win and Sleepy Eye drops to the ...

Sleepy Eye Legion gets knocked out of playoffs

MANKATO — Sleepy Eye Post 7 ended its 2018 Legion Substate baseball tournament with a 11-1 loss against Mankato Americans in a five-inning game Thursday night. Mankato put five runners across in the bottom half of the fifth inning with the final runner reaching home on a wild pitch. ...

VFW Gold advances

NEW ULM — A safety squeeze and a shutdown relief performance. New Ulm VFW Gold used that combination to come away with a 2-1 win Thursday night in the Second District Tournament game against Shakopee at Johnson Park. Tony Geiger got the win in relief for New Ulm. He came in in the ...

New Ulm Brewers postseason preview: Brewers clicking at right time

NEW ULM — The playoffs for the Tomahawk East League start Friday at six different sites. The No. 5-seeded New Ulm Brewers host No. 8-seeded Essig at approximately 8 p.m. on Friday. That game time depends on the completion of the second round of the Second District VFW Tournament that is ...

Schommer shuts out Faribault, Gold wins

MANKATO — Wednesday might not have been the best offensive showing New Ulm Legion Gold has had all year, but it didn’t matter much with Mark Schommer on the mound. Schommer fanned nine while allowing five hits and two walks for a 3-0 complete-game shutout over Faribault in Legion Substate ...

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