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BMX club lists participants

NEW ULM — The River Valley BMX Club of New Ulm listed participants in the state qualifier held at the New Ulm track Sunday. Participants included Brody Nordby, second in 9 Expert class, third in cruiser; Elliot Schoo, won cruiser, second in 15 Expert; Maci Kent, Morton; second in 5 and ...

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New Ulm third baseman Brandon Seidl tags out Sleepy Eye’s Jared Beltz (16) Monday at Mueller Park in New Ulm.
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Sleepy Eye gets past NU Blue

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye Legion Post 7 added to its winning streak by beating New Ulm Legion Blue 5-1 on Monday at Mueller Park in New Ulm. Sleepy Eye (6-12), which began the season 1-8, has now won three-straight games and five of its last nine. “We’ve been getting a lot better ...

St. James to host tennis tournament

ST. JAMES — The St. James Open Tennis Tournament dates have been announced. The 16-and-under singles for both boys and girls will be held July 28. Divisions consist of 14-16 boys, 14-16 girls, 13-and-under boys and 13-and-under girls. Fees include $10 and a can of USTA-approved tennis ...

New Ulm area qualifies 3 golfers for amateur Minnesota PGA tournament

For the first time in history, two golfers from New Ulm have qualified for the Minnesota State Amateur PGA Tournament to be held July 17, 18 and 19 at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina. Both Kelton Schmitz and Colin Huffman qualified and a third New Ulm golfer, Ethan Kraus, missed by ...

Eagles 18-hole scramble on July 24

NEW ULM — The Eagles Unified Booster Club will have an 18-hole scramble with four-person teams on Monday, July 24 at the New Ulm Country Club. Entry fee is $70 and carts are available for $17 per person. Door prizes and on-course events will also be awarded. There will be a Schell’s ...

Sleepy Eye VFW splits with Edina

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 split a doubleheader with Edina on Friday. In the first game, Post 800 lost 7-4. Jace Marotz picked up the loss, while allowing eight hits, three walks and five runs in six innings. He struck out three. Nick Labat and Marotz led Sleepy Eye with a ...

Mankato National tops Sleepy Eye

MANKATO — Mankato National defeated Sleepy Eye Legion 6-5 on Thursday. Nick Helget took the loss for Sleepy Eye. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and six runs. He struck out three. Andrick Sanchez was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI and Carter Brinkman was 1 for 3 with an RBI. ...

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New Ulm Legion gold second baseman Brandon Mehlhop tags out a Sioux Falls East runner Thursday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
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Sioux Falls East rolls past Legion Gold

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — With both Sioux Falls East and New Ulm Legion Gold starting play in the Gopher Classic on Friday, Thursday’s contest at Johnson Park was one that did not have the luster of a regular-season game. In the end, it was Sioux Falls East that ...

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Steve “Kirky” Dittrich is stepping down from umpiring amateur baseball after 25 years. He will still officiate high school and Legion baseball games.

Dittrich steps down from amateur baseball

NEW ULM — After umpiring 25 years of amateur baseball, Steve “Kirky” Dittrich retired from umpiring amateur contests following the game between the Courtland Cubs and the Essig Bluejays on June 25. “I have been thinking about this for a while,” said Dittrich, who will continue to ...

COLUMN: Ads on jerseys: Smart move or greedy cash-grab by NBA?

A few years ago, I was disheartened to learn that the NBA moved its NBA Finals patches from the front of the jerseys near the collar to the back just above the nameplate. Part of the great imagery of the league was the NBA Finals patches both teams wore while duking it out for the title. ...

Jordan beats Sleepy Eye Legion 8-2

SLEEPY EYE — Jordan beat Sleepy Eye 8-2 in a Legion baseball game on Wednesday. Alex Woitas took the loss for Post 7, having pitched 6 2/3 innings and given up seven runs on seven hits. He had five walks and three strikeouts. Jared Beltz was 2 for 3 with an RBI to lead Post 7 at the ...

Brewers get creamed 14-1 in non-league game

NEW ULM — St. Peter scored nine runs in the first inning and then added five more in the fourth as it cruised by the New Ulm Brewers 14-1 in seven innings in a non-league game Wednesday night at Johnson Park. Jeff Wenner got the win for the Saints. He went five innings and allowed one run ...

All-Journal baseball: Kuck, Flock lead All-Journal baseball teams

FIRST TEAM Kasey Kuck, sr., P/3B, Cathedral Kuck was named the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year this season as Cathedral’s ace on the mound. Kuck batted .369 with 22 RBIs and 16 runs scored on 24 hits. On the mound, Kuck went 4-2 with 56 strikeouts and a 3.83 ERA in 47 innings ...

Terry Helget

Terry Helget to be inducted into Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame

SLEEPY EYE — Terry Helget is being inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2017 class. Helget, an alumnus of New Ulm Cathedral High School who went on to play baseball at the University of St. Thomas, is being inducted for his involvement in amateur baseball ...

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Creighton Prep’s Zach Luckey tags out Chaska’s Chris Johnson during the championship game of the Upper Midwest Classic Sunday at Johnson Park in New Ulm. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com.

Creighton Prep wins Upper Midwest Classic

NEW ULM — Creighton Prep of Omaha, Nebraska, repeated as the Upper Midwest Classic Tournament winner by defeating Chaska 6-3 Sunday at Johnson Park. Dylan Phillips got the win scattering seven hits and fanning four. Bruce Vosik belted a home run for Creighton. Zack Nelson took the loss ...

New Ulm Legion Gold hangs 27 runs on Fairmont in doubleheader sweep

NEW ULM — After its disappointing early exit from the Upper Midwest Classic this past weekend, New Ulm Legion Gold returned to the field with purpose. New Ulm Gold managed to score 27 runs on 24 hits in sweeping a doubleheader against Fairmont 17-5 in five innings and 10-3 on Monday at ...

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New Ulm Legion Gold shortstop Andrew Peters tags out Chaska’s Jacob Goraczkowski during Upper Midwest Classic action Saturday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
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Sour inning allows Chaska to upset New Ulm Gold

NEW ULM — Chaska scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning after there were two outs to break a tie and eliminate New Ulm Legion Gold 8-3 in the Upper Midwest Classic on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Park. Zack Nelson got the win in relief for Chaska. Tyler Roufs took the loss for ...

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