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Finlandia crushes MLC men in nonconference game

HANCOCK, Mich. — The Martin Luther College men's basketball team was unable to stop the high-powered offense of Finlandia in a 96-69 loss on Friday. Luke Rothe, TJ Babinec and Austin DeNoyer each finished with 13 points to lead MLC. Rothe also added a team-high seven assists, while Phil ...

Wabasso defeats Springfield 76-69

SPRINGFIELD — An aggressive attack and solid free-throw shooting down the stretch helped Wabasso get a much-needed win. Wabasso outlasted Springfield 76-69 in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game on Friday, snapping a five-game losing streak to give it its first win since Jan. ...

Wiltscheck, New Ulm down New Prague 6-2 in Section 2A quarters

NEW PRAGUE — For whatever reason, the New Ulm girls’ hockey team doesn’t mind the long bus ride to away games. No. 5-seeded New Ulm endured an hour-long trip and showed it wasn’t about to let New Prague end its season two years in a row. The Eagles scored three times in the second ...

Big 2nd half lifts MVL past Cathedral 61-48

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran came out of halftime on fire and did not look back in beating New Ulm Cathedral 61-48 in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game on Thursday. The Chargers (8-13, 4-10 Tomahawk) outscored the Greyhounds 37-16 in the second half, led by nine ...

New Ulm boys bury Albert Lea 56-48

NEW ULM — In Thursday’s game against Albert Lea, the New Ulm boys’ basketball team found out that it is a lot easier to play with the lead rather than expending energy to try and stage a comeback. New Ulm trailed just one time against at 2-0. But after a 9-0 run to erase that lead, the ...

Reinhart scores 30, New Ulm edges Fairmont

New Ulm girls 51, Fairmont 45 FAIRMONT — New Ulm defeated Fairmont 51-45 in a Big South Conference girls’ basketball game Thursday night. Meleah Reinhart led the Eagles with 30 points. Morgan Eikanger had 13 points and seven rebounds while Danielle Hogue tallied nine rebounds. New Ulm ...

Eagle girls’ hockey team opens on the road

One would think with a record of 18-2-4, the New Ulm girls’ hockey team was going to get a high seed for the upcoming Section 2A playoffs and possibly host a playoff game or two. In fact, in most sections with a record like that, it would be a lock for a No. 1 or No. 2 ...

MVL boys struggle in loss at CM/C

Minnesota Valley Lutheran head boys’ basketball coach Craig Morgan said that his team played a great first half against Cedar Mountain Tuesday night. “We had a nice lead — we passed the ball well and played good defense,” he said. “But the second half we came out and we were not ...

Hutchinson tops New Ulm

NEW ULM — New Ulm lost its second straight game, a first for the Eagles this year, in a 76-67 nonconference loss to Hutchinson on Tuesday. “They started to expose us there late in the second half,” New Ulm coach Dan Reinhart said. “Our girls were tired and we didn’t quite have the ...

Cougars survive a scare

NEW ULM — At first glance, it was difficult to tell who was the 14-4 team and who was the 7-12 team. Cedar Mountain/Comfrey (15-4 now) struggled against Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s (7-13) tough defense in the first half, scoring just 21 points. The Cougars were just tough enough in the ...

Cathedral boys defeat Sleepy Eye

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral boys’  basketball coach Alan Woitas called Tuesday night’s  defensive performance against the Sleepy Eye Indians one of his team’s best of the season. The Greyhounds forced 24 Indians’ turnovers and held the Indians to a poor shooting night as Cathedral ...

CM/C uses big second half to defeat MVL

MORGAN — Intense was the word that Cedar Mountain/Comfrey coach Brian Pendleton used to describe his team after its second-half surge against Minnesota Valley Lutheran. CM/C defeated MVL 88-70 in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game Tuesday night. “When they had to, they really ...

GFW boys defeat Wabasso, Nicollet boys win

Boys’ basketball GFW 54, Wabasso 43 WINTHROP — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop downed Wabasso on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. Zach Weber led GFW with 21 points and Kyle Huiras scored 17 points. Tony Franta led Wabasso with 15 points. GFW (5-13, 5-7) will play ...

Belle Plaine holds off New Ulm

NEW ULM — Brody Curtiss’ layup with three seconds left in the game erased New Ulm’s only lead  and lifted Belle Plaine to a 51-50 win over New Ulm Monday in a nonconference boys’ basketball game. Nathan Herman paced the Tigers (11-10 ) with a game-high 20 points. Noah Hastings and ...

Sleepy Eye crushes St. James

Girls’ basketball Sleepy Eye 60, St. James 20 ST. JAMES — Sleepy Eye defeated St. James in nonconference girls’ basketball on Monday. Madison Heiderscheidt led the Indians with 14 points, five steals and five assists. Sarah Ibarra had 11 points and six rebounds. Sleepy Eye ...

Babik’s hat trick lifts New Ulm by Redwood

NEW ULM – After a tough loss to Luverne Thursday night, many people wondered how the New Ulm Eagles would come out for their game with Redwood Valley on Saturday. It didn’t take long for the fans at the New Ulm Civic Center to find out. The Eagles scored five first period goals ...

Nicollet girls defeat LSH

NICOLLET — Prior to Saturday’s game with Le Sueur-Henderson, the Nicollet girls’ basketball team had struggled, dropping seven of their last eight games. Nicollet breezed past winless Le Sueur-Henderson 73-38 in a nonconference girls’ basketball game Saturday, giving the Raiders some ...

Steel to have playoff games in Sleepy Eye Arena

When the regular season ends for the New Ulm Steel, they will begin playoffs. Right now prior to Saturday night’s road game in LaCrosse, the Steel are 20-14-0-1, three points behind a slumping Breezy Point team for third place and five points ahead of Willmar. But when the playoffs do  ...

LSH boys defeat Nicollet

Boys’ basketball LSH 77, Nicollet 70 NICOLLET — LeSueur-Henderson defeated Nicollet in prep boys’ basketball action on Saturday. For Nicollet, Ean Thomsen had 26 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Riley Hulke had 26 points, 11 assists and  seven steals. Nicollet hosts ...

MLC women inch closer to UMAC playoffs

DULUTH — The Martin Luther College women's basketball team scored a big Upper Midwest Athletic Conference win at St. Scholastica on Saturday by the score of 70-59. The two teams entered the game tied for fifth place in the conference standings, and the win gave the Knights the season sweep ...