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Jimmy Fromm putts on the 18th hole at the New Ulm Country Club during the New Ulm Invitational Saturday.
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3 share the lead at the New Ulm Invitational

NEW ULM — While the heat and wind seemed to be the main obstacle on Saturday at the New Ulm Invitational, three battled their way to the top of the leaderboard in the championship flight with a 74. Brian Patterson, Andrew Peter and New Ulm High School sophomore-to-be Glavine Schugel all ...

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Wabasso's Colton Taylor competes in the boys' 400-meter finals on Saturday at the Class A state track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.

Area athletes reach medal stand at state

ST. PAUL — Samuel Stresemann had a lot of obstacles to avoid in his two races on Saturday. In his two final high school races, the senior for Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop finished seventh in a physical 1600-meter race before placing sixth in the 800-meter finals at the Class A state track and ...

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Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Kelsie Kosak slides home in the third-place game against Hayfield on Friday at Caswell Park. The Knights won 15-2 in five innings.

Big first inning helps Knights claim 3rd place at state

NORTH MANKATO — Barely 12 hours after a tough loss to New York Mills in the Class A semifinals, the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s softball team had the task of putting that loss behind them and finishing the season on a high note. The Knights jumped all over Hayfield, scoring nine times in the ...

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GFW's Samuel Stresemann kicks it into high gear after the first lap of the boys' 800-meter race on Friday at the Class A Minnesota state track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul. Stresemann reclaimed his old school record in the event and advanced to Saturday's finals.

Stresemann, Taylor advance to finals at state track and field meet

ST. PAUL — Samuel Stresemann has a lot to be happy about after his race on Friday. The senior of Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop reclaimed the school record in the 800-meter run and advanced to the finals in the event at the Class A Minnesota state track and field meet on Friday at Hamline ...

Area softball players selected for All-Star series on Sunday

NORTH MANKATO — Several area high school softball players will compete in the 2017 Minnesota High School Softball Coahes Association all-star series on Sunday. The banquet will be held at 11 a.m. and the first round of games will be at 3:30 p.m. with the second round of games at 5 ...

KNUJ night Sunday at Johnson Park

NEW ULM — Sunday is “KNUJ Day” at Johnson Park when the New ulm Brewers host the St. James Express at 5 p.m. in a Tomahawk East League game. Prizes that will be drawn for from KNUJ include Twins tickets, St. Paul Saints tickets, tickets for the Mall of America rides, KNUJ CDs and KNUJ ...

3 area baseball players selected to All-Star series

CHASKA — The 43rd Annual Play Ball Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series will be held at Chaska Athletic Park June 23 and 24 at Chaska Athletic Park. The tournament is presented by the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association, Play Ball! Minnesota, BiG Athletics, ...

Twins pitcher Turley finally gets chance at MLB debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nik Turley never considered it might be time to walk away from his major league dreams for good. Nobody would have blamed him if he did, given his long, "bumpy" baseball journey that included 2016 stints in the Dominican Winter League and independent ball. "I never ...

RRC/WWG beats Wabasso in Section 3A baseball finals

By Brennen Rupp Marshall Independent MILROY – The Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove baseball team is loaded with seniors. The Falcons have 11 seniors on the roster and that senior experience was on display during their 5-2 victory against Wabasso in the Section 3A Championship on ...

Mankato American destroys NU Blue

NEW ULM — When a team has as many hits in a game was it has errors, chances are it is not going to win. New Ulm Legion Blue collected eight hits but was also guilty of eight errors that led to nine unearned runs as Mankato American rolled to a 15-3 seven-inning win on Thursday at Mueller ...

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Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s starting pitcher Anna Lux tosses a pitch during the Knight’s opening round win against Pillager in the Class A State Tournament on Thursday at Caswell Park in North Mankato.

St. Mary’s splits, advances to 3rd-place game

NORTH MANKATO — After a long wait, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s finally got to take the diamond for the Class A state softball semifinals against New York Mills. New York Mills scored one run in the bottom of the sixth to break a 6-6 tie and advanced to the state championship game with a 7-6 ...

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Former MLC AD Gary Dallmann inducted into USCAA HOF

NEW ULM — Sometimes, telephone calls can start something special. That was the case for Gary Dallmann with two phone calls. The first came from Dr. Martin Luther College. “Back in 1964 I got a telephone call from Harold Kaiser from then Dr. Martin Luther College,” said Dallmann, who had ...

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Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop’s Samuel Stresemann competes in the 1600-meter run at the Section 2A track and field meet last Saturday at Mankato West High School. Stresemann qualified for state in both the 800 and 1600.

Area athletes prepare for state track

ST. PAUL — Going into each race, Samuel Stresemann always has a plan. The senior for Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop is capping off his standout final high school season at the Class A state track and field meet on Friday and Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul. A prolific long-distance ...

Wabasso knocks off Lac qui Parle Valley 6-2 in 3A consolation finals

MILROY — Wabasso knocked off Lac qui Parle Valley 6-2 in the Section 3A consolation finals on Tuesday at Milroy. Devan Liebl got the win for the Rabbits (17-7), having given up two earned runs on six hits. Ty Kemp went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, while Kyle Jacobson had a two-run triple in the ...

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New Ulm shortstop Andrew Peters field the ball during the Eagles’ loss to Mankato West in the Section 2AAA playoffs Tuesday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
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Big 7th inning lifts Scarlets past Eagles

NEW ULM — There will be a new Section 2AAA baseball champion. Mankato West scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie and lift the Scarlets to a 9-4 win against defending champion New Ulm Tuesday afternoon in a Section 2AAA elimination game at Johnson Park. Evan ...

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Springfield’s Decker Scheffler makes a throw to first as Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Alex Woitas slides into second during Section 2A playoff action Tuesday at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato.
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Tigers fall 4-2 to Falcons

MANKATO — Thanks to a lights out pitching performance from Kobe Holtz, Springfield is heading home. No. 5-seeded Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City defeated No. 3-seeded Springfield 4-2 on Tuesday in 2A playoff action. With the loss, the Tigers are eliminated from the playoffs. They end their ...

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Sleepy Eye United’s Ben Laffen watches his shot as he tees off on Hole 10 during Day 2 of the Section 2A golf meet on Monday at North Links in North Mankato. Laffen finished second behind teammate Caleb Christensen.

SEU boys, Springfield girls win Section 2A golf titles, qualify for state

NORTH MANKATO — Sleepy Eye United senior Caleb Christensen recorded his best-ever individual finish in his high school career, while it was business as usual for the Springfield girls’ golf team. Christensen placed first with a two-day score of 147, which, alongside junior Ben ...

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Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s junior shortstop Jody Hansen is a big reason why the Knights are making the trip to the Class A state softball tournament. The Knights open with Pillager at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Caswell Park in North Mankato.

Back to state: Knights hoping to make their mark on state tourney

SLEEPY EYE — After just missing out on the state tournament a year ago, the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s softball team had some unfinished business to take of this year. On Thursday, St. Mary’s (22-2) will play in the Class A state tournament, where it’ll face the Huskies of Pillager (17-7), ...

Sleepy Eye tops Brewers

NEW ULM — The Sleepy Eye Indians scored seven unearned runs on four New Ulm Brewers errors to hand New Ulm an 11-3 loss Sunday in a Tomahawk East League game. Dylan Klein took the loss for the Brewers, who are now 4-3 in Tomahawk East League play. Klein went 3-1/3 innings and was tagged ...

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Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop long-distance runner Sam Stresemann, second from right, wins the 1600-meter run in 4:26.65 at the Section 2A meet at Mankato on Saturday. Stresemann qualified in both the 800 and 1600.

Stresemann, MVL/NUC relay teams qualify for state in Section 2A track meet

MANKATO — It was so hot on the Mankato West track on Saturday, distance runners were allowed to receive cups of water as they circled the track with temperatures well above 80 degrees. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop senior Sam Stresemann said it was hot running the 800- and 1600-meter runs. But ...

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