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St Mary’s races to subsection finals

ST. PETER — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s used an early 21-0 run to advance in the Section 2A girls’ basketball playoffs on Friday at St. Peter High School. The Knights used that early run and defeated Minnesota Valley Lutheran 70-52 in Section 2A girls’ basketball playoff action. The ...

Nicollet upsets MLA in 2A

Nicollet 45, MLA 43 LAKE CRYSTAL — Nicollet came back from an 11-point halftime deficit and defeated No. 1 seed Mountain Lake Area in the Section 2A girls’ basketball playoffs on Friday. Grace Dehen led the Raiders with 18 points, 12 of those coming in the second half. Megan Fruitiger ...

WEM holds off Cathedral

NEW ULM — In a regular season battle between two top teams in Section 2A, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, the No. 1 seed in Section 2A South, used a fast start and a fundamental mistake late in the game by the No. 4 seed in Section 2A North New Ulm Cathedral to come away with a 63-62 win ...

Omot leads Chargers by CM

NEW ULM — While the Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Cedar Mountain boys’ basketball game really didn’t have a lot of importance on Thursday night, it was important for the Chargers to roll into the playoffs with a victory. Dunwa Omot led the Chargers with 20 points and seven rebounds ...

Indians move on in 2A

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye boys’ basketball team earned a first round playoff win against the Cleveland Clippers in Section 2A action Thursday night. The Indians (8-19) defeated the Clippers (6-19) 66-55 with a tough battle on both sides of the court. Sleepy Eye's victory gives them ...

Knights advance past BLHS

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s downed Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 64-45 on Thursday in the first round of Section 2A, North Subsection boys’ basketball game. The Knights (9-17), the No. 7 seed, will play at the No. 2 seed Minnesota Valley Lutheran (21-3) on Monday. Michael Sloot ...

Prep roundup: Springfield crushes Windom in nonconference battle

Springfield 104, Windom 42 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield crushed Windom Area on Thursday in a nonconference boys’ basketball game. Decker Scheffler led the Tigers with 25 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Isaac Fink scored 23 points with seven rebounds, Mitchell Leonard added 14 ...

Hockey tournaments at civic center

NEW ULM — The 2019 Peewee “A” South Regional Tournament and the 2019 Bantam “B” South Regional Tournaments are being held this weekend at the New Ulm Civic Center. There is no admission. The Peewee “A” teams participating are Faribault, Minnetonka, Luverne, Chaska/Chanhassen, ...

Sean Howk advances in consolation bracket

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer ST. PAUL — New Ulm Area’s Sean Howk earned a spot in the consolation quarterfinals on Saturday after a 2-1 finish on Day 1 of the 2019 State Wrestling Individual Tournament at Xcel Energy Center on Friday. Howk breezed by Mahtomedi’s Ian Wilsey ...

Area wrestlers focused on state title

ST. PAUL — New Ulm Area senior wrestler Sean Howk will be making a very familiar trip to Xcel Energy Center for the 2019 State Individual Wrestling Tournament this Friday. But for teammate and junior heavyweight Colby Wenninger, this is a whole new experience and accomplishment. While ...

Eagles come back to claim Section 3A crown

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer ST. PETER — The New Ulm boys’ hockey team is state tournament bound. The Eagles erased an early 3-0 Hutchinson lead with four second-period goals and then broke a 4-4 tie in the third period with two goals 22 seconds apart to win the Section 3A ...

New Ulm Steel makes playoff push this weekend

NEW ULM — Whether the New Ulm Steel can earn the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division is going to come down to their next three games and Alexandria’s final four games. Right now, the Steel hold a two-point lead over the Blizzard. But the Blizzard can jump into a tie ...

Nicollet girls advance in 2A

Girls’ basketball Nicollet/Loyola 58, JWP 45 NICOLLET — Nicollet/Loyola defeated Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 58-45 on Tuesday in a Section 2A, South Subsection girls’ basketball playoff game. Mariah Hulke was the leading scorer for Nicollet/Loyola with 17 points. Grace Dehen had ...

MLC’s Ian Paulsen honored by UMAC

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College men's basketball player Ian Paulsen was named Honorable Mention All-UMAC by the conference on Tuesday. Paulsen battled through a tough season to earn all-conference honors. The junior forward also started as a defensive back on the football team, causing ...

Knights knock out Indians

By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye Indians faced a tough challenge in the first round of the Section 2A girls’ basketball playoffs traveling across town to face Sleepy Eye St. Mary's. St. Mary's led 31-16 at the half and gave the Indians an early ...

MVL moves on in 2A

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran advanced in the Section 2A playoffs as the Chargers held off a New Ulm Cathedral rally to win 70-60 on Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the Section 2A, North Subsection Tournament in girls’ basketball. Abby Riederer and Emma Nelson each scored 19 ...

Nicollet girls advance in 2A

Girls’ basketball Nicollet/Loyola 58, JWP 45 NICOLLET — Nicollet/Loyola defeated Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 58-45 on Tuesday in a Section 2A, South Subsection girls’ basketball playoff game. Mariah Hulke was the leading scorer for Nicollet/Loyola with 17 points. Grace Dehen had ...

Athlete of the Week • Feb. 17-23 • Kayla Goblirsch, NUHS

Kayla Goblirsch Fr. New Ulm Daughter of Dean and Stacy Goblirsch • Goblirsch competed at the Class A State Gymnastics meet this past weekend, finishing ninth overall on the all-around competition. • Goblirsch finished with an all-around score of 36.75. She scored a 9.275 on the ...

Emily Witkowski named honorable mention All-UMAC

NEW ULM — Sophomore wing Emily Witkowski was named Honorable Mention All-UMAC in women's basketball on Monday by the conference. Witkowski finished the season as the Knights' leading scorer with an average of 13.0 points per game. During UMAC play, Witkowski bumped that scoring ...

Wild send Grandlund to Nashville Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Poile insisted he would have been just fine if adding Brian Boyle earlier this month was Nashville's final deal this season. That didn't stop the NHL's winningest general manager without a Stanley Cup from making not one, but two deals at Monday's trade ...