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All-Journal offense: Fulton rushes into record books

WABASSO — Mitchell Fulton made waves in new ways this year that has been almost unseen in the area for some time. Fulton had an outstanding season, rushing for 2,248 yards — which ranks 19th all time in all classes in state history — and 31 touchdowns on 248 carries, averaging 9.1 yards ...

All-Journal Defense: Merseth, Liebl, Osborne lead All-Journal defensive team

Myles Merseth, jr., LB, MVL Merseth tallied 113 total tackles, 27 tackles for loss and five sacks with four forced fumbles and two blocked punts for the Chargers despite playing a majority of the year with injuries. So far for his career, Merseth has amassed 247 total tackles, 10 sacks and ...

Springfield’s Alex Fink signs pro baseball contract

By Jeremy Behnke Journal Sports Editor SPRINGFIELD — Already regarded as one of the most accomplished hitters at Augustana College, Springfield native Alex Fink will continue his baseball career, this time at the professional level. Fink signed a contract with the Lake Erie Crushers ...

Chargers crush Rabbits in boys’ basketball

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran boy’s basketball team still has some early-season rust to shake off, but on Tuesday the Chargers used a strong second half en route to an 82-58 Tomahawk Conference victory against Wabasso. Nick Fischer led the Chargers with 21 points. Alec Gratz, ...

Eagles pick up first win of the year in boys’ hockey

NEW ULM — Bayler Kraus’s power play goal at the 9:15 mark of the third period broke a 3-3 tie and New Ulm withstood a Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato six-on-five attack for the final 1:15 of the game as the Eagles handed the Dragons their first loss of the season by a 4-3 score. Kraus, Nick ...

Busse leads GFW girls past CHS

NEW ULM — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop picked up a 66-44 win against New Ulm Cathedral on Tuesday night in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. Halley Busse led the Thunderbirds with 22 points, while Katelynn Firle added 18. For the Greyhounds, Jenna Helget led with 12 points and ...

Wabasso girls run past Minnesota Valley Lutheran, Nicollet, CM/C girls win

Girls’ basketball Wabasso 65 , MVL 24 WABASSO — Wabasso defeated Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conferrence girls’ basketball game. Gina Goblirsch led Wabasso with 20 points and five steals, Allie Benz added 17 points with four steals and Maddy Guetter had 10 ...

New Ulm boys optimistic despite 0-2 start

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Despite an 0-2 record, New Ulm High School boy’s basketball coach Adam Tyhurst said that he is “very encouraged” so far with his team. “We are playing an up-and-down style so we have a learning curve there,” Tyhurst said. ...

New Ulm wrestling drops 2 matches at new gym

NEW ULM — A couple big upsets highlighted New Ulm Area’s season-opening losses in its first-ever dual meets at the new high school gym. New Ulm Area blew a 31-point lead in its dual against Waseca, falling 42-37 before getting beat 54-21 by No. 12-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West in a ...

New Ulm girls get past St. Peter

ST. PETER — The New Ulm girls’ basketball team defeated St. Peter 82-74 in Big South Conference play. New Ulm was led by Meleah Reinhart with 40 points. Joey Batt and Morgan Eikanger each scored 16. New Ulm is 3-0, 2-0 in the Big South and will host LeSueur-Henderson on Friday.

New Ulm Cathedral sweeps home dance competition

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral swept its home Mini Meet on Saturday, winning both the Jazz Funk and High Kick competition at New Ulm Cathedral High School. The win was especially satisfying for the Sonics, who kicked off their season with a pair of victories. “They were definitely ready ...

Martin Luther College women lose to Bethany Lutheran

NEW ULM — Jade St. Germaine dominated the court with a double-double in Martin Luther College’s women’s basketball (0-5) Upper Midwest Athletic Conference rivalry matchup against Bethany Lutheran College (2-3). The Vikings pulled out the win 73-71 in overtime after trailing by one at ...

Martin Luther College men fall to Bethany

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College men's basketball team opened Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play with a 102-98 defeat to rival Bethany Lutheran on Saturday. The Knights start three first-year players, and those three players (Jeffrey Parker, Ian Paulsen and Richard Eckmann) led the ...

NEW ULM — It started out bad and then it got worse. Mound-West Tonka scored five first-period goals, added three more in the second period before capping the third period with two more scores and the Whitehawks dominated New Ulm 10-2 Saturday afternoon in a non-conference boys’ hockey at ...

Eagle girls battle to scoreless tie, Sleepy Eye boys basketball team wins

Girls’ hockey New Ulm 0, Burnsville 0, OT BURNSVILLE — New Ulm and Burnsville tied in a nonconference girls’ hockey game on Saturday. Karlie Ries had 36 saves for New Ulm. New Ulm had 15 shots on goal. New Ulm (5-1-1) is at Marshall on Thursday. Boys’ basketball Sleepy ...

New Ulm Eagles to host Epilepsy Awareness game on Friday vs. LSH

NEW ULM — The New Ulm girls’ basketball team will host an Epilepsy Awareness game at 7:30  p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. This is the third Epilepsy Awareness game in honor or Kaylie Hogue. On June 5, 2013, Hogue died unexpectedly from an epileptic seizure. At the time of her death, she was a ...

North Iowa sweeps New Ulm Steel in junior hockey

NEW ULM— The New Ulm Steel lost to the North Iowa Bulls 5-2 in a NH3L match-up Saturday night. North Iowa failed to get a shot on goal for the first 4 minutes of the game. The Bulls opened the scoring at 7:53 in the first period to take the lead 1-0. The Steel was given a power play ...

Springfield defeats MVL in girls’ basketball

NEW ULM — Springfield came into Friday night’s game with Minnesota Valley Lutheran looking for its second win in a row and it got it with a 68-58 win in a Tomahawk Conference girls basketball game. Leading the Tigers was senior Vishe’ Rabb with 38 points and 10 rebounds for the ...

Cedar Mountain/Comfrey girls’ basketball team defeats GFW

WINTHROP — Cedar Mountain/Comfrey almost coughed up a double-digit lead late with Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop finally finding its groove. Despite GFW’s persistence and resilience, CM/C managed to hang on to win 61-55 in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game on Friday. The Cougars ...

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