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Minn. Lynx beat Connecticut Sun for 2nd time in 3 days, 82-68

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx just keep rolling in May. Ever since drafting Maya Moore in 2011, the Lynx haven't lost a game in the month, winning 22 straight, including an 82-68 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Friday night. "Starting with our head coach down through the ...

Greyhounds beat Indians 7-1 in Section 2A softball playoffs

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral put up seven runs against Sleepy Eye for the third time this season. For those who are not superstitious, this probably means nothing. But those three Lucky 7s may be an omen for good things to come for top-seeded Cathedral, which beat No. 8-seeded Sleepy Eye 7-1 ...

Knights put up 15 runs, cruise past Chargers in 4 innings

By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated Minnesota Valley Lutheran 15-0 in four innings in Section 2A playoff softball Thursday. The Knights (19-2) did not allow a hit. Anna Lux pitched three innings with three strikeouts and two walks to ...

Big inning proves fatal for Raiders in 10-4 loss

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NICOLLET — Cleveland’s hot bats in the fifth inning were enough to come back and take down Nicollet in a Section 2A softball playoff game on Thursday. The No. 5-seeded Clippers defeated the No. 4-seeded Raiders 10-4. Nicollet (13-8) took two of ...

Schugel medals, New Ulm boys win Day 1 in Section 3AA golf meet

BUFFALO LAKE — New Ulm placed first overall during Day 1 of the Section 3AA boys’ golf meet with a score of 315 on Thursday at Oakdale Golf Course. Glavine Schugel of New Ulm was the medalist carding a 2-under 70, including a 2-under 34 on the back 9. Aiden Guggisberg shot a 79, Matt ...

Eagles split Section 2AAA softball games

By Jeremy Behnke Journal Sports Editor NORTH MANKATO — Mankato West pounded the opposing pitching staff, scoring 10 runs on 14 hits as it handed New Ulm a five-inning 10-0 loss in the second round of the Section 2AAA softball playoffs on Thursday at Caswell Park. Earlier in the day, New ...

Indians knock out Tigers in 18-8, 5-inning slugfest in Section 2A

SLEEPY EYE — Both Sleepy Eye and Springfield made the most of their at-bats considering the playoffs have finally arrived. But overall, No. 8-seeded Sleepy Eye got bigger, more-meaningful hits in beating No. 9-seeded Springfield 18-8 in five innings in the first round of the Section 2A ...

Fleck, Pitino share philosophies at Gopher Road Trip’s stop in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The new University of Minnesota head football coach P.J. Fleck said that his “Row the Boat” slogan is more than just three words to him. “It is a never-give-up mantra,” Fleck said Tuesday at Turner Hall as the Gopher Road Trip stopped in New Ulm. “Back on February 9th, ...

Frauenholtz, Wolkow advance to Day 2 in Section 3AA

BUFFALO LAKE — Both Abby Frauenholtz and Izzie Wolkow of New Ulm have emerged from Day 1 of the Section 3AA girls’ golf meet on Wednesday as qualifiers for the next round. Frauenholtz and Wolkow both shot 92s, which assured them spots on Day 2 of the meet, which will take place on Tuesday ...

Gophers come to New Ulm

NEW ULM — A crowd of more than 300 filled Turner Hall as the Minnesota Gopher Road Trip stopped in New Ulm Tuesday afternoon. Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck, basketball coach Richard Pitino and men’s hockey coach Don Lucia were some of the coaches in attendance along with Athletic ...

MVL crushes St. Clair in 2A softball playoffs

Prep softball MVL 18, St. Clair 4 (5 innings) ST. CLAIR — Minnesota Valley Lutheran crushed St. Clair in the first round of the Section 2A softball playoffs on Tuesday. Hannah Biedenbender earned the win for MVL, going five innings, giving up four runs, six hits, walking three and ...

Fink, Vanderwerf help Tigers rout Cardinals in 5 innings

SPRINGFIELD — Even though the rain came down to crash the party, the Springfield baseball team still kept its bats hot. Springfield got hits from seven different players in beating Redwood Valley 11-1 in a five-inning nonconference baseball game on Monday at Riverside Park. The Tigers ...

Wellmann slams Owatonna

Wellmann slams Owatonna Prep baseball New Ulm 8, Owatonna 2 OWATONNA — New Ulm defeated Owatonna in a nonconference baseball game on Monday. Cole Wellmann was 2 for 2 with a grand slam and five RBIs. Andrew Peters also had two RBIs for the Eagles and Bayler Kraus was 2 for 4 with a ...

Column: Midseason concerns arise about new pitch-count rule

NEW ULM — In asking New Ulm Cathedral baseball coach Bob Weier about his stance on the 105 pitch-count limit put into place this season by the Minnesota State High School League, it is clear that he is not a big fan of the change. “I question it,” Weier said Friday prior to his game ...

Gopher Road Trip to visit New Ulm on May 23

NEW ULM — The University of Minnesota’s Gopher Road Trip will stop in New Ulm for a visit to connect with fans of all types on May 23. The event, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at Turner Hall, will feature Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle, men’s basketball ...

Late doubles bury Cathedral in 5-3 loss to ML/GHEC/T

NEW ULM — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman’s Derek Shoen and Ethan Hurn each belted RBI doubles in the top of the seventh inning to break a tie and lift the team to a 5-3 win against New Ulm Cathedral on Friday in a nonconference baseball game at Johnson Park. Hurn also ...

Gopher Road Trip to visit New Ulm

NEW ULM — The University of Minnesota’s Gopher Road Trip will stop in New Ulm for a visit to connect with fans of all types on May 23. The event, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at Turner Hall, will feature Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle, men’s basketball ...

Roufs, Eagles blank Hubmen 3-0

New Ulm 3, Jordan 0 JORDAN — New Ulm beat Jordan 3-0 in a nonconference baseball game on Friday. Tyler Roufs got the complete-game win for the Eagles (14-5), having tallied 13 strikeouts and allowed just two hits and two walks. J.T. Hoffmann led the Eagles at the plate with a 2-for-3 ...

New Ulm claims Big South Conference softball title

NEW ULM — Clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the sixth, New Ulm needed an insurance run or two against unbeaten Pipestone Area in order to get a little bit of separation in the Big South Conference championship game on Thursday. New Ulm was able to do just that, scoring twice in ...

Cathedral clobbers Loyola in prep softball

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral’s barrage of hits took care of Mankato Loyola on Thursday. The Greyhounds defeated the Crusaders 14-6 in nonconference softball action. The Greyhounds (17-1) collected 17 hits from pitcher Kenady Benning and the Crusaders (12-6). Josie Pautzke picked up ...