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From left: Wabasso’s Cooper Taylor (football, Co-Offensive Player of the Year), Wabasso’s Maddy Guetter (Volleyball Player of The Year) and BOLD’s Hayden Tersteeg (Defensive Player of the Year). Not pictured was Co-Offensive Player of the Year Carter Kopet of Cleveland.

Radio banquet honors area athletes

NEW ULM — KNUJ honored four athletes on Tuesday night with 2017 Player of the Year awards. Maddy Guetter, Carter Kopet, Cooper Taylor and Hayden Tersteeg were the athletes that received Player of the Year honors. For volleyball, Wabasso’s Guetter took home the Player of the Year trophy ...

Big weekend ahead for New Ulm Steel

NEW ULM — Friday night is “Chamber of Commerce” Night at the New Ulm Civic Center when the New Ulm Steel play Breezy Point at 7:10 p.m. in a NA3HL game. “We have been working with Audra (Shaneman) at the Chamber for about a month now and Friday we are giving away 200 cowbells ...

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Wabasso running back Cooper Taylor breaks free on a run in the first quarter of the Rabbits’ win against Bethlehem Academy in the opening round of the Class A State Tournament Saturday at New Ulm High School.

A dominating defensive effort for Wabasso

NEW ULM — While the Wabasso offense has received its share of attention this season, the defense has been equally as impressive. On Saturday, the Rabbits made a defensive statement with a 53-14 victory against Faribault Bethlehem Academy in the Class A state quarterfinals at New Ulm High ...

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New Ulm’s Dani Weiss tries to get past a Mound-Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/Southwest Christian defender during the third period Saturday at the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Special teams leads Eagles

NEW ULM — Chalk this win up to the special teams. The New Ulm girls’ hockey team scored three power play goals — two of them coming in the third period to erase a 2-1 Mound-West Tonka lead — and came away with a 3-2 win Saturday at the New Ulm Civic Center in a nonconference ...

New Ulm Steel roughs up Rochester 6-1

ROCHESTER — The New Ulm Steel defeated the Rochester Ice Hawks 6-1 on Saturday in NA3HL junior hockey action. Alex Nagel had two goals and an assist and Tom Reilly also scored two goals and added an assist. Bayler Kraus and Brandon Mehlhop also scored a goal apiece for New Ulm and ...

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New Ulm Steel forward Jimmy Miller (10) is brought down by a Rochester Ice Hawks player during the first period Friday at the New Ulm Civic Center. Miller was awarded a penalty shot as a result of the play, but he did not score on the shot.
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Steel battle Rochester to 6-4 victory

NEW ULM –– Ryan Smith scored two goals and four other Steel players tallied a goal as the New Ulm Steel won their second straight game with a 6-4 win over Rochester in a Friday night NA3HL game at the New Ulm Civic Center. Luc Kreuser, Alex Nagel, Max Kjome and Stephen Mordini added ...

Cooling, Guetter lead 2017 All-Journal volleyball teams

First Team Lizzie Cooling, S, Madelia, Sr. Cooling was a standout all-conference player for Madelia this season with 1,008 set assists, 30 aces on 96 percent serving, 200 kills and 367 digs. The senior also had 12 blocks for the Blackhawks and was described by Madelia coach Steve Schlager ...

UMAC honors 10 MLC soccer players

NEW ULM –– Ten MLC soccer players were honored this week by the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Five athletes were from the MLC women's soccer team and they received All-UMAC recognition by the conference on Wednesday. Senior defender Sarah Kell was named First Team All-UMAC. Emily ...

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Wabasso’s Nick Altermatt runs with the ball in a game at New Ulm Cathedral earlier this year. Altermatt and the Rabbits play Faribault Bethlehem Academy at 1 p.m. this Saturday in the Class A state quarterfinals.

Wabasso marches back to state

WABASSO — Call it unfinished business for the Wabasso football team. On Saturday, the Rabbits advanced to their second straight Class A state tournament after crushing New Ulm Cathedral 48-6. While the section championshp victory was a good feeling for a veteran Rabbits’ squad, ...

Column: First-year players dominate New Ulm’s roster

Of the 25 players on the New Ulm Steel NA3HL team this season, 12 of them are first-year players. “And they have been doing pretty well for us,” Steel coach Andrew Kolb said. “Going into this season, our focus was goaltending and rebuilding up front. A lot of these players play a big ...

Gophers tackle Greene facing discipline from Coach Fleck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota offensive tackle Donnell Greene is facing discipline from Gophers coach P.J. Fleck that will carry over to Saturday's game against Nebraska after the junior starter swung and hit a Michigan player last week. Fleck condemned Greene's actions following the game ...

MLC volleyball team has 3 honored by UMAC

NEW ULM — Three Martin Luther College volleyball players were received All-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference honors on Monday. Seniors Kira Grev and Jade St. Germaine were each named First Team All-UMAC, while senior Taylor Weber was named Honorable Mention All-UMAC. Grev earned her ...

Reasnover runs all over MLC in season finale

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College knew that stopping Eureka’s LeAnthony Reasnover was going to be tough. Reasnover entered Saturday’s contest with 1,582 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns, including five the week before against St. Scholastica. Reasnover added to those totals and then ...

Wabasso proves to be way too tough for Cathedral

New Ulm Cathedral head football coach Denny Lux said that Wabasso, who beat his team his team 48-6 Friday in the Section 3A title game, has a very special team. “Their only loss in the last two years has been to Minneapolis North [16-8 last year in the State Class A semi-final game],” ...

New Ulm Steel defeats Willmar 5-2

WILLMAR — The New Ulm Steel snapped a 4-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over Wilmar in junior hockey action on Saturday. New Ulm got goals from Ryan Smith, Max Kjome, Bayler Kraus, Sam Storlie and Kirk Coppock in the win. Smith also had two assists. Ryan Kenny had 31 saves for New Ulm.

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Wabasso’s Cooper Taylor (43) steps into the endzone for a touchdown against Cathedral on Saturday in Marshall.

Rabbits run back to state with dominant win over Greyhounds

MARSHALL –– In the end, Wabasso's size and speed was too much for New Ulm Cathedral in the Section 3A title game. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have Cooper Taylor in the backfield, either. Wabasso advanced to the Class A state football tournament for the second straight year with a 48-6 ...

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New Ulm Steel forward Branden Penz (left) launches a shot on goal as a Granite City Lumberjacks player tries to catch up with him during the first period Friday at the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Steel fall short against Granite City 2-1; drop 4th straight

NEW ULM –– Brady Dahl’s goal at the 14:14 mark of the second period broke a 1-1 tie as the Granite City Lumberjacks snuck by the New Ulm Steel 2-1 Friday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. Kirk Coppock scored the lone Steel goal in the first period when he put a ...

Wabasso, Cathedral meet again in 3A finals

MARSHALL — When the initial QRF football rankings came out for Section 3A this season, Wabasso was No. 1 and New Ulm Cathedral was No 2. Ten weeks later, these same two teams have survived and will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Southwest State University in Marshall for the 3A ...

Steel looking to get back into win column against struggling Lumberjacks

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel (3-3-2-2) host West Division-leading Granite City (8-4-0-0) at 7:10 p.m. this Friday at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. The Lumberjacks (the defending Silver Cup champions) are in the middle of a four-game losing streak. “They are going to have a ...

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