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New Ulm boys defeat Hutchinson

Boys’ basketball New Ulm 71, Hutchinson 66 HUTCHINSON — New Ulm defeated Hutchinson 71-66 in a nonconference boys’ basketball battle Tuesday night. Connor Foley led the Eagles with 23 points, Reece Melby netted 16 points with six rebounds and five assists and Cooper Yackley tallied ...

Cathedral crushes LCWM

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral demonstrated a solid defensive effort in beating Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 50-35 in a nonconference girls’ basketball game on Monday. The Greyhounds (8-18) held the Knights to 13 second-half points on Senior Night. “It was a good night for the ...

Busse has a big night for GFW girls

Girls’ basketball GFW 75, Wabasso 67 WABASSO — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop edged Wabasso on Monday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. Halley Busse scored 40 points for GFW. Emma Jo Elder added 12 points. Jenna Frank led Wabasso with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Lindsey ...

BLC eliminates MLC from UMAC tourney

MANKATO — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 72-67 loss at Bethany Lutheran College in the opening round of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament on Monday. Grace Schultz led MLC with 21 points, nine rebounds and four ...

MVL defeats Madelia

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran finished its regular season on a strong note led by seniors Brittany Sanders and Cham Omot. Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Madelia 56-35 in a nonconference girls’ basketball game on Monday night. Sanders led the Chargers (10-15) with 16 points, ...

MLC holds off surging North Central 76-71

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College mens’ basketball team closed its season with a 76-71 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference win against North Central. The win snapped a 21-game losing streak for the Knights, who last won on Nov. 19 against Maranatha Baptist (75-74). It was also the only ...

Knights finish the UMAC regular season with a victory

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College finished its regular season on a high point thanks to a big performance by Jade St. Germaine. Martin Luther College defeated North Central 78-61 in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference womens’ basketball game Saturday. St. Germaine led the Knights ...

New Ulm preps for hockey playoffs

In the second game of this season, the New Ulm Eagles boys’ hockey team hosted Hutchinson at the New Ulm Civic Center. The game ended in a 2-2 tie and both teams moved on into the bulk of their regular season. At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the New Ulm Civic Center, these same two teams meet ...

Steel skates past Granite City 5-4

NEW ULM — For 40 of the first 60 minutes of their NA3HL game with Granite City Saturday night, the New Ulm Steel played a solid game and built a 4-1 lead over the Lumberjacks. But two goals from Granite City in the first four minutes of the third period sliced the lead to 4-3 before the ...

MCW defeats Nicollet boys

Boys’ basketball MCW 70, Nicollet 64 NICOLLET — Martin County West defeated Nicollet 70-64 in Valley Conference boys’ basketball on Saturday. Ean Thomsen had 29 points to lead Nicollet. Ben Bode had 12 points and Riley Hulke had nine points and 12 assists. Alden-Conger 59, ...

Turnovers costly for MLC

NEW ULM — While the Martin Luther College womens’ basketball team has already secured a spot in the upcoming Upper Midwest Athletic Conference playoffs, the team has had games where it struggles taking care of the ball. On Friday night, the Knights committed 25 turnovers and that ...

CM/C boys rout St. Mary’s

Boys’ basketball CM/C 88, St. Mary’s 41 SLEEPY EYE — Cedar Mountain/Comfrey defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. Lewis Pendleton led CM/C with 25 points and eight rebounds. Derek Pendleton added 18 points, 12 rebounds, seven ...

BLHS earns 1st conference win

NEW ULM— A strong second-half effort was not enough as Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart defeated New Ulm Cathedral 62-58 in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game Friday night. BLHS’ first five points came from free throw shooting from Sara Kottke in the first minutes of the game. ...

Arrows shoot down title hopes

NEW ULM — If one or two plays went differently, New Ulm would have been an outright conference champion. But a foul on a 3-point attempt by senior Rachel Skyberg sealed the game for Pipestone Area as it beat New Ulm 64-62 in the Big South Conference championship game on Friday at New Ulm ...

Northwestern runs past MLC in UMAC

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College fans witnessed Luke Rothe break the MLC mens’ career assist record, but unfortunately the Knights couldn’t defeat the top team in the conference. Northwestern defeated MLC 81-56 in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference mens’ basketball game on Friday ...

Mehlhop, Babik lead New Ulm to victory

NEW ULM — Brandon Mehlhop recorded his third hat trick of the season and Tomas Babik added two power play goals as the New Ulm Eagles closed out their regular season with a 5-1 win over Waseca Thursday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in Big South Conference play. Max Heiderscheidt ...

Cougars outlast Eagles

NEW ULM — Going against a school two classes bigger than itself, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey knew that it couldn’t afford to take New Ulm lightly. The Cougars (21-2) held on late thanks to some free throws in a 69-64 victory against New Ulm (6-17). CM/C was led by Derek ...

Longtin qualifies for state

MANKATO — Sarah Longtin punched her ticket to the state gymnastics meet with a third-place finish in the balance beam at the Section 2A gymnastics meet on Thursday in Mankato. Longtin, a junior for New Ulm, posted an 8.800 score on the beam, which has historically been New Ulm’s ...

GFW stays hot as it defeats MVL

NEW ULM — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop rolled to its 12th-straight win by handily beating Minnesota Valley Lutheran 78-48 in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game on Thursday. The Thunderbirds (17-7, 12-3 Tomahawk), who have not lost since Jan. 16, jumped out to a 14-2 lead and ...

Richert hits another milestone as CM/C wins

CM/C 72, St. Mary’s 50 MORGAN — Cedar Mountain/Comfrey’s Paige Richert recorded her 1,000th career rebound as CM/C defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 72-50 on Thursday night in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. Earlier this year, Richert surpassed 1,000 career ...