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MVL boys stroll past St. Clair 77-44

MVL boys 77, St. Clair 44 MANKATO — Minnesota Valley Lutheran downed St. Clair 77-44 on the first day of the Bethany Lutheran College boys’ basketball tournament on Tuesday. Nick Fischer led the Chargers (6-1) with 18 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Jake Kettner had 15 ...

So many memories of when ‘rasslin’ ruled

In last Saturday’s edition of The Journal in the “50 Years Ago” history section, one of the items that you probably read was that 50 years ago “Mad Dog” Vachon came to New Ulm to ‘rassle.’ Now for a lot of you, the name “Mad Dog” Vachon means absolutely nothing. But many ...

Vikings’ plane slides off Wisconsin runway, stuck for hours

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' team plane slid off a Wisconsin runway in snowy conditions Friday and became stuck in the grass, leaving players waiting for hours to get off the aircraft. A team spokesman said there were no injuries after the landing shortly after 5 p.m. Friday ...

Cedar Mountain/Comfrey wins home tourney

COMFREY — Cedar Mountain/Comfrey defeated Lyle/Austin Pacelli 57-51 in the Comfrey Holiday Tournament on Friday night. The Cougars led 32-29 at halftime. Jordan Kevelin led the Cougars with 14 points and five assists and Lauren Boyle scored 12 points and had eight steals and four ...

Wild stay hot with win

NEW YORK (AP) — Mikko Koivu, Nino Niederreiter and Marco Scandella scored in a 5-minute span early in the second period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Rangers 7-4 on Friday night for their franchise-record 10th straight win. Mikael Granlund, Jason Zucker, Matt Dumba and Charlie ...

New Ulm sinks Sleepy Eye at the buzzer

Sleepy Eye — New Ulm’s Iyanna Wieland didn’t have any points all night, but when she got on the board for the first time, it couldn’t have been any sweeter. Wieland sank a game-winning jumper with 4.2 seconds remaining to give the Eagles the victory over Sleepy Eye Thursday night in a ...

LP/HT too much for CHS

NEW ULM — In New Ulm Cathedral’s loss to Sibley East Tuesday, an early 29-0 run by the Wolverines  sealed the Greyhounds’ fate. Thursday night against Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity it was a 14-2 run to start the second half by the Bulldogs that was too much for the Greyhounds to ...

New Ulm goes 1-2 at quad

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area went 1-2 on Thursday at its quadrangular. New Ulm defeated Madelia-Truman/Martin Luther 60-16 in the first match  and followed it with a 47-25 loss to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and a 48-9 loss to St. Peter in the finale. The first duel saw the Eagles have no problem ...

New Ulm girls earn 3-2 Big South Conf. victory

Girls’ hockey New Ulm 3, SP-LSH-TCU 2 ST. PETER — New Ulm edged St. Peter-LeSueur/Henderson-Tri-City United on Thursday in a nonconference girls’ hockey game. Ali Beltz had one goal and two assists, Molly Scheid had one goal and Alexa Steffl added one goal (a power play) for the ...

Steel puts together a winning streak

The New Ulm Steel put together perhaps their best three games in the last month as they went 3-0 in the Schwans Cup this past weekend. The Steel started out with a  3-2 overtime win over Western Michigan  before downing Point Mallard 6-1 and then defeating Roc City 8-1 to improve to 13-12 ...

Twins name Smith, Pickler to coaching staff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have hired Jeff Smith as first base coach. Smith replaces Butch Davis, who was not offered a new contract. The Twins also announced Wednesday that Jeff Pickler will serve as the team's major league coach and coordinator of major league ...

Eagles crush Bluejays in girls’ hockey

NEW ULM — The New Ulm girls’ hockey team defeated Waseca 9-0 in a Big South Conference battle Tuesday night. Elle Cooper started the scoring for the Eagles just 16 seconds into the first period. Cooper deflected a shot from Ashtyn Wiltscheck who received the pass from Ally Steffensmeier. ...

New Ulm gymnastics wins big versus BEA

NEW ULM — While the season is still in its early stages, the New Ulm gymnastics team definitely has found a consistent scoring range. For the third time in a row, the Eagles scored at about 130, defeating Blue Earth Area 130.675-99.825 on Tuesday. The Eagles improved to 2-1 on the season ...

Sibley East cruises past New Ulm Cathedral

NEW ULM — Sibley East used an early 29-0 run to cruise by New Ulm Cathedral 85-37 Tuesday night in non-conference boys’ basketball. Devon Schultz led the Wolverines (4-1) with a game-high 16 points. The tandem of Austin Weckworth and Gavin Bates each contributed 15 points. Alex ...

Area roundup: CM/C boys roll past BOLD, Tigers win

Boys’ basketball CM/C 72, BOLD 60 MORGAN — Cedar Mountain/Comfrey defeated BOLD in nonconference boys’ basketball on Tuesday. Wambde Diaz led the Cougars with 17 points and Lewis Pendleton scored 16 points. Derek Pendleton scored 14 points and Matthew Larsen finished with 13 ...

Sleepy Eye hangs on to win

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye defeated Nicollet 74-65 in a nonconference girls' basketball game Monday night. The Indians defensively had a strong first half, forcing the Raiders to the outside of the court. Nicollet failed to slow the strong offense, as Sleepy Eye pulled out to an early lead. As ...

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye defeated Nicollet 83-67 on Monday in a nonconference boys’ basketball game. The Indians scored the first five points of the game on a free throw by Ben Laffen, a basket by Avery Stevens and an inside basket by Laffen. Nicollet kept it close coming within two ...

St. Mary’s tops St. Clair

ST. CLAIR — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated St. Clair 81-74 in nonconference girls’ basketball on Monday. Anna Lux led the Knights with 30 points and 13 rebounds and Cassie Heinrichs scored 12 points. Jody Hansen finished with 10 points while Megan Labat scored nine points. St. ...

Knights fall to Yellowjackets in UMAC women’s basketball

NEW ULM — After an emotional victory Friday night in which it held off a late rally from St. Scholastica, there wasn’t much gas left in the tank Saturday afternoon for the Martin Luther College women’s basketball team. The Knights were competitive against UW-Superior for about the ...

New Ulm’s Jordan Hillesheim decides on Northern State

NEW ULM — Jordan Hillesheim, who rushed for 1,004 yards this season for New Ulm High School and ended with a school-record 3,850 career rushing yards and 33 touchdowns for the Eagles,  will play college football next year at D-II Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The ...

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