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MCW tops MVL with late basket

NEW ULM — Alyssa Williamson’s late drive to the hoop on Thursday night was all that Martin County West needed to escape Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School with a 48-47 win over the Chargers in nonconference girls’ basketball action. MCW (10-4) pushed its winning streak to nine ...

Prep roundup: Kottke scores 50 as BLHS tops CM

Girls’ basketball BLHS 69, Cedar Mountain 52 MORGAN — Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart’s Sarah Kottke scored 50 points as the Mustangs defeated Cedar Mountain in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game on Thursday. For Cedar Mountain, Megan Sandgren had 18 points and Emma ...

Cathedral tops St. James

NEW ULM — McKenna Miling intercepted the ball and scored on a fast break lay-up to help New Ulm Cathedral edge St. James Area 49-48 on Thursday in a nonconference girls’ basketball game. It snapped a four-game losing streak by the Greyhounds. Miling scored 6 points, but the ...

New Ulm Steel set to play Breezy Point this weekend

NEW ULM — This Saturday night the New Ulm Steel host the Breezy Point Northstars at 7:10 p.m. in an NA3HL game at the New Ulm Civic Center. And while it is a big game for the Steel, who are currently tied for fourth place in the West Division with Alexandria, Saturday’s contest is also ...

MLC women fall to Crown in UMAC action

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team was unable to hold off the Crown College Storm in the final quarter of a 69-51 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference loss on Wednesday. The Knights got off to a great start at 10-3 early, but the Storm came back to tie the game 12-12 ...

Crown knocks off Martin Luther

NEW ULM — Crown College defeated Martin Luther College 88-79 on Wednesday in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference mens’ basketball game. The contest featured three ties in the second half with the final one being 56-56 on MLC’s Nate Lindloff 3-point shot. Austin DeNoyerХs basket ...

Batt takes over city scoring record

NEW ULM — Needing just 2 points to take over as the all-time scoring leader in the City of New Ulm, Joey Batt was pretty much a lock to make history on Tuesday night. Batt scored 21 points to surpass 2010 Minnesota Valley Lutheran graduate Galen Holzhueter’s 2,053 career points. She ...

Fischer leads MVL

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran crushed Cedar Mountain 68-34 on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. It was MVL’s fifth victory in a row. “It was a nice game for us,” MVL coach Rollin Timm said. “We played together as a team, and I was really happy with ...

MVL charges past CM

MORGAN — Good defense leads to good offense and Minnesota Valley Lutheran reminded itself of that coming into the second half of Tuesday night’s Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game against Cedar Mountain. Outscoring the Cougars (9-4, 4-3) 45-27 in the second half, the Chargers ...

Fink surpasses 1,000 career rebounds as Tigers win big

Boys’ basketball Springfield 102, BLHS 36 HECTOR — Springfield’s Isaac Fink grabbed his 1,000th career rebound as the Tigers routed Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. Fink needed just five rebounds to get to 1,000 and he grabbed ...

Athlete of the Week • Jan. 6-12 • Isaac Fink, Springfield

Isaac Fink Sr. Springfield Son of Bob and Heidi Fink • Fink scored a school-record 43 points in a victory against Redwood Valley last Monday. He also grabbed 21 rebounds in the contest. • He scored 41 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a blowout victory over Sleepy Eye on Tuesday. Fink ...

St. Mary’s routs New Ulm Cathedral

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s used a tough defense with good rebounding in the Knight’s 58-26 on Monday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. “Our press was effective,” St. Mary’s head coach Bruce Woitas said. “We did a better job of rebounding in the second half ...

New Ulm girls roll past Redwood

NEW ULM — To say that New Ulm was never in any real danger of losing Monday night’s nonconference girls’ basketball game to Redwood Valley would be an understatement. With three players in double figures, good passing and solid defense along the way, the Eagles soared to a 78-32 blowout ...

Prep roundup: St. Clair tops Nicollet/Loyola, Sleepy Eye boys defeat Wabasso

Girls’ basketball St. Clair 67, Nicollet/Loyola 42 NICOLLET — St. Clair had three players score in double figures as it defeated Nicollet/Loyola in a Valley Conference girls’ basketball game on Monday. Ragan Vilt led St. Clair with 19 points, Sophie Syes had 12 points and Mackenzie ...

Northwestern takes 2 from MLC

Women’s basketball ST. PAUL — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team was unable to keep pace with University of Northwestern-St. Paul in an 86-31 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference loss Saturday. The Eagles got off to a scintillating start offensively, scoring 30 first-quarter ...

Late surge lifts Steel past Coulee Region, 5-4

The New Ulm Steel scored four goals in the third period to defeat Coulee Region 5-4 in junior hockey action on Saturday. Michael Savelkoul had a hat trick for New Ulm, scoring New Ulm’s lone goal n the first period before finding the back of the net twice more in the third period. ...

Munsen’s shot sinks Springfield in OT

NEW ULM — Jake Kettner and Matt Munsen have been starters for the Minnesota Valley Lutheran boys’ basketball team for four years. On Friday, the two managed to do something they haven’t done since their freshman year — beat Springfield. With less than 10 seconds to go in ...

Chargers top Tigers

SPRINGFIELD — Despite trailing by as much as 11 in the first half, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ basketball team found its edge in the second half, using an 11-0 run in the second half to help take down Springfield 62-58 on Friday night in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball ...

Cathedral falls to Mustangs

NEW ULM — Sara Kottke and a tenacious Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart defense contributed to the Mustang’s running past New Ulm Cathedral 56-40 on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. Kottke, a junior, grabbed her 1,000th career rebound with nine minutes left in the ...