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Eagles continue to battle numbers problem

NEW ULM — Football coaches will probably agree that the sport is a game of numbers. Take last Tuesday night in Marshall. The New Ulm Eagles’ football team saw their 2018 season end with a playoff loss at Marshall in Section 2AAAA. The final score was 48-7. But there was even a ...

MLC has multiple athletes honored by UMAC

Football NEW ULM — Martin Luther College senior wide receiver Josh Arndt was named Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday. Arndt earned the honor thanks to a record-breaking performance in the Knights' 41-28 win at ...

Athlete of the Week • Oct. 21-27 • Grace Feder, GFW

Grace Feder Soph. CC, GFW Daughter of Matt and Angela Feder • Last Thursday, Feder placed third at the Section 2A girls’ cross-country meet in 19:21. • In just her second season of cross-country, Feder will compete at the state meet this Saturday in Northfield. Feder ran a 19:21 at ...

Wabasso sweeps RTR

MARSHALL — Wabasso moved on in the Section 3A volleyball playoffs with a 25-17, 25-17, 25-20 victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Tuesday at Southwest Minnesota State University. The Rabbits were led by Maddy Guetter, who had 21 kills. McKenna Nelson finished with 11 kills and 16 digs. ...

Fink’s big day hoists Tigers by Greyhounds

NEW ULM — Isaac Fink caught two touchdown passes Saturday afternoon against New Ulm Cathedral in a Section 3A semifinal game at Johnson Field. But Fink’s biggest catch of the game came when he intercepted a Sam Knowles pass with 1:27 left in the game on the Tigers’ 24-yard line to ...

Aerial attack leads Redwood past GFW

REDWOOD FALLS — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop brought it to Redwood Valley early on in Section 3AA semifinal football action on Saturday but were unable to hold off the No. 1-seeded Cardinals in the end, falling 35-14. The No. 4-seeded Thunderbirds struck right away on their first drive with a ...

Running Rebels

SLAYTON — Up 22-20 with time winding down late in the first half, Minnesota Valley Lutheran needed a stop against Murray Country Central to keep the game close. But on a 4th-and-1 play, MCC quarterback Mason Woldt snuck the ball in from the MVL 1 with 1.7 seconds left in the half. That gave ...

Wolverines eliminate Raiders in 9-man

MOUNTAIN LAKE –– The No. 1-seeded Mountain Lake Area Wolverines toppled Nicollet 55-12 on Saturday in Section 3, 9-man football action. No stats were submitted by Nicollet. The Raiders end their season with a 5-5 record overall.

Coulee Region breezes past Steel 9-2

LA CROSSE, Wis. –– For the second straight night, the New Ulm Steel had a tough time preventing Coulee Region from burying the puck in the net. And for the second straight night, the Steel fell after a 9-2 defeat at the hands of the Chill at the Green Island Ice Arena on Saturday. ...

Johnson Park RENU project starting next year

NEW ULM — Ryan Weier, the New Ulm Park and Recreation Department Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, said that projects for the Johnson Park RENU project will start as soon as they can next year. “ISG (Architecture + Engineering,+Environmental+ Planning) will give us the production schedule ...

Guetter sets school record in Wabasso’s Section 3A playoff win

WABASSO –– Maddy Guetter etched her name in Wabasso’s record books on Friday night after a 23-kill performance put her at 493 kills this season, breaking the previous school record (483) for single-season kills. That performance was also good enough to lead the No. 2-seeded Rabbits to ...

Coulee Region’s 5-goal third period freezes Steel

NEW ULM — The Coulee Region Chill scored five goals in the third period as they turned a tight 2-1 game into a 7-1 win over the New Ulm Steel Friday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. Blake Holmes scored two goals and added two assists for the Chill (3-3-0-0). Brandon ...

GFW upsets Chargers

NEW ULM — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, the No. 6 seed, did something no other team had done all volleyball season on Thursday night: beat Minnesota Valley Lutheran on its home floor. With a 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-17 Section 2A playoff win over the No. 3-seeded Chargers, the Thunderbirds got ...

Eagles fall to Cardinals

REDWOOD FALLS –– On Monday night, the New Ulm volleyball team got a preview of Redwood Valley as Redwood Valley swept New Ulm in the final regular season match for both teams. As luck would have it, the teams met again three days later but the results didn't turn out any better for New ...

Ocampo honored by Big South

NEW ULM — New Ulm’s Brandon Ocampo was named honorable mention in boys’ soccer this past season by the Big South Conference. Ocampo was the lone New Ulm player honored by the conference. The Eagles finished the year 7-10-1.

Prep roundup: Buerkle, Feder finish Top 5, advance to state

Section 3A Cross-Country Meet LUVERNE — Springfield/Cedar Mountain’s Mitchell Buerkle placed fifth with a time of 17:06 on Thursday in the Section 3A cross-country meet, advancing him to state as a result. Lily McCone placed 19th for the S/CM girls with a time of 20:56. Section 2A ...

Steel will battle Coulee Region this weekend

NEW ULM — When the New Ulm Steel host the Coulee Region Chill Friday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in a 7:10 p.m. NA3HL game, one of the aspects of the game that the Steel must improve on is their power play. Last Saturday night in a 5-1 loss to Rochester, the Steel were 0-for-4 on ...

Chargers, Greyhounds prepare for Round 2 of Section 3A

NEW ULM — Remember when you were a kid and you went to a carnival and there would be a guy with the “Shell Game”. He would place a ball under one of three shells and then moved them around fast. Your job was to find which shell the ball was under. That “Shell Game” resembles ...

Tigers’ defense shines in 3A win

SPRINGFIELD — The Sleepy Eye offense was able to march up and down the field pretty much at will in the first quarter, jumping out to a 14-0 lead against Springfield in the Section 3A football playoffs. But the Springfield defense had seen enough and shut out the Indians the rest of the ...

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