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MLC men set program record in win over NCU

The Martin Luther College men's basketball team set a new program record for fewest points allowed in a 54-41 win over North Central University on Wednesday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. The 41 points allowed broke the previous record of 42, set during the 1998-99 season ...

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Jordan tops New Ulm

NEW ULM — Already without one of their top scorers, things looked bad for the New Ulm boys’ basketball team when Connor Foley went down with an ankle injury early in the second half against Jordan. But Foley, who rolled his ankle two weeks ago, returned and finished the game for New ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Sarah Dinse and Sleepy Eye’s Madi Heiderscheidt  battle for a rebound during the first half Tuesday at MVL.
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Heiderscheidt sets SE record

NEW ULM — Madi Heiderscheidt couldn’t have chosen a better time to kick things into gear and set the Sleepy Eye girls’ basketball single-season scoring record in the process. With 32 points from Heiderscheidt, Sleepy Eye defeated Minnesota Valley Lutheran 74-58 in Tomahawk Conference ...

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New Ulm forward Hunter Hulke (12) gets past Fairmont’s Tony Nuss as he carries the puck up the ice during the first period Tuesday at the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Eagles get past Cardinals

NEW ULM — Landon Strong recorded a natural hat trick and ninth-grader Kyle Esser posted a shutout in the net in his first varsity start as New Ulm picked up a 6-0 win over Fairmont Tuesday night at the New Ulm Civic Center. The Eagles improved to 8-3 in the Big South Conference and 11-8 ...

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Brooke Skrien (34) pulls up for a jumper against MVL in a home game on Jan. 29. Skrien passed 1,000 points on Tuesday against Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther.

Prep roundup: Skrien, Hauser both hit 1,000 career points

Boys’ basketball Cathedral 63, Wabasso 40 WABASSO — New Ulm Cathedral’s Nathan Hauser surpassed 1,000 career points as Cathedral defeated Wabasso 63-40 on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. Hauser finished the game with 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists. ...

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New Ulm’s Ali Beltz (5) gets past Windon defender Abagail Turner during the first period Monday in Sleepy Eye.
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Beltz leads New Ulm girls

SLEEPY EYE — Ali Beltz scored four goals as New Ulm defeated Windom Area 8-2 in a Big South Conference girls’ hockey game Monday night. Seniors Dani Weiss, Lauren Klein and Beltz marked this game as a beginning to the end. For these seniors this could be the last time they perform in ...

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MVL's Lauren Paulsen goes up for a shot against Lindsey Boerger (45) of Nicollet in Monday's game between the Raiders and Chargers at Nicollet as Brooke Skrien (34) and Haley Birkholz (4) look on.

Skrien lifts Nicollet past Chargers

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NICOLLET — Brooke Skrien’s 22-point, 15-rebound double-double helped lead Nicollet to a 60-48 victory over Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Monday night in girls’ basketball action. It was “Senior Night” for Nicollet and the Raiders got a solid ...

Area roundup: New Ulm gymnasts win, Sibley East tops GFW girls

Prep gymnastics New Ulm 137.675, Marshall 128.2 MARSHALL — Sarah Longtin of New Ulm won the All-Around title with a score of 34.725 and helped New Ulm defeat Marshall in a Big South Conference gymnastics meet. Michelle Rosenhamer and Longtin tied for first in vault with a score of ...

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New Ulm’s Kyle Tauer races toward a loose puck during a recent game a the New Ulm Civic Center.

New Ulm blanks Willmar

By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM— New Ulm netminder Jack Raymond delivered a shutout to boost the Eagles to a 1-0 victory over Willmar in a 3A boys’ hockey game on Saturday. Due to weather New Ulm (9-8) had not seen competition in 14 days coming into the game Saturday. ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Jake Kettner is a big reason why the Chargers are off to a fast start. Kettner is averaging 23 points per game so far this season and surpassed the 1,000-point career mark on Friday.

MVL’s Jake Kettner is Leading the Charge

NEW ULM — Something didn’t sit well for Jake Kettner after last year’s first round playoff exit to BOLD. Minnesota Valley Lutheran finished the year 19-8 and Kettner wrapped up his sophomore season with an average of 15.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, an ...

MLC men lose at the buzzer

Men’s basketball UW-Superior 76, MLC 73 NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College men's basketball lost a 76-73 heartbreaker on an overtime buzzer beater by UW-Superior’s Vid Milenkovic on Saturday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. The Knights controlled the game through the ...

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New Ulm Steel forward Alex Nagel looks to pass the puck during a recent game at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Steel shuts out Wausau

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel allowed Wausau just 15 shots on goal while firing 47 at Riverwolves goalie Henry Baribeau as Stephen Mordini, Tom Reilly, Jarrett Cammarata and Brian Oare tallied goals in a 4-0 Steel win. New Ulm goalie Ryan Kenny got the shutout as the Steel improved to ...

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Springfield’s Isaac Fink (23) takes a shot between Cathedral defenders Alex Hillesheim (24) Jon Zinniel (32) and Jacob Manderfeld (center) during the second half Friday at CHS.
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Springfield halts Cathedral

NEW ULM –– James Gillis’ 3-pointer with one minute left in the game pulled New Ulm Cathedral to within 1, 80-79, but Springfield outscored the Greyhounds 7-3 to close out the game and come away with an 87-82 win over Cathedral Friday night in Tomahawk Conference basketball. Isaac Fink ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Hannah Marzinske (25) and Le Sueur-Henerson’s Acy Adamzak reach for a rebound during the first half Friday at MVL.
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Charger girls topple Giants

NEW ULM — Free throws for Minnesota Valley Lutheran became key in the final minutes of the second half. MVL (9-9), down 7 points at the end of the first half, took the lead at the halfway point in the second half to beat Le Sueur-Henderson (2-15) 58-53 in nonconference action Friday ...

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New Ulm’s Morgan Eikanger (5) drives to the basket after getting past three Jordan defenders during the second half Friday at New Ulm High School.
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New Ulm girls breeze by Jaguars

NEW ULM — New Ulm was able to pick up its second straight victory after Friday night’s 65-36 win over Jordan in girls’ basketball action. The Eagles (14-5) had a balanced effort on offense and had three girls in double figures as a result. Joey Batt led with 19 points, while Iyanna ...

Area Roundup: Kettner passes 1,000

Boys’ basketball MVL 68, St. Clair 62 ST. CLAIR — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated St. Clair 68-62 on Friday in a nonconference boys’ basketball game. MVL was led by Jake Kettner, who had 34 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. He passed 1,000 career points as a result of his ...

Smith scores 2 goals in win for Steel

NEW ULM –– Ryan Smith scored two goals with Oliver Hoeschen and Jimmy Miller each adding one as the New Ulm Steel topped Wausau 4-1 Friday night at the New Ulm Civic Center. The Steel and Wausau play tonight again at 7:10 p.m. at the New Ulm Civic Center. There will be a silent auction ...

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New Ulm’s Hannah Osborne drives to the basket as Ranata Hernandez of St. James defends on the play Thursday at New Ulm High School.
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New Ulm girls rout St. James Area

NEW ULM — Despite the lopsided final result, New Ulm girls’ basketball coach Brian Batt said his team was able to accomplish quite a bit against St. James Area on Thursday. The Eagles won the Big South Conference battle with ease, 85-33. Even with the big lead throughout the game, they ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Matthew Munsen goes up for a layup as Wabasso’s Tony Franta (left) and Cooper Taylor look on during the first half Thursday at MVL.
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MVL boys hold off Wabasso

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran forced 27 Wabasso turnovers Thursday night in their game with the Rabbits. But MVL had to hold off a late Rabbits charge to come away with a 68-61 win. Jake Kettner led the Chargers (10-5, 7-2) with 24 points. Kettner now needs 12 points to crack the ...

St. Marys’ girls defeat GFW 65-41

WINTHROP — The Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s aggressive defense created plenty of havoc for Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Thursday night, which led the Knights to a 65-41 win in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball. It was a tough loss for the Thunderbirds (11-7, 7-4), who dropped their ...

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