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New Ulm VFW Silver coughs up late lead in loss

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Control was the main issue for most of the game for New Ulm VFW Silver, but it was an extra-important top of the seventh inning that hurt the most. Maple River defeated New Ulm VFW Silver 9-7 in eight innings on Wednesday. With Silver ...

New Ulm Legion Gold beats Hutchinson 7-3

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HUTCHINSON — New Ulm Legion Gold beat Hutchinson 7-3 on Wednesday. Brandon Mehlhop got the win for Gold (5-2), having given up one earned run in six innings pitched. Kasey Kuck had a two-run home run for Gold. Gold plays this weekend at the St. Cloud Chutes tournament.

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Sleepy Eye VFW catcher John Luu Mathiowetz tags out a Sioux Falls East player as he slides into home Tuesday in Sleepy Eye.
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Sleepy Eye VFW splits doubleheader

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye VFW managed to split a doubleheader with Sioux Falls East on Tuesday. Sleepy Eye dropped the first game 7-6. Dallas Bauer took the loss for Sleepy Eye, allowing six hits, four runs, two hit batters and two walks. He struck out three. Henry Scheitel, Kadon ...

With Dumba leading exposed list, Wild have a lot to lose

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There were many years in Minnesota Wild history when assembling a list of their top 10 players would have been a breeze. That was the biggest challenge this offseason. The downside to the roster depth the Wild have built has arrived this week in the form of the NHL ...

Defense keeping Twins competitive despite falling out of 1st

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are wobbling from a four-game sweep over the weekend by Cleveland that pushed them out of first place, their thin pitching staff exposed by another doubleheader and the surging defending American League champions. The Twins wouldn't have been in the ...

NUHS baseball players honored by Big South Conference

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NEW ULM — Five New Ulm baseball players earned Big South All-Conference honors, according to a news release. Seniors J.T. Hoffmann, Cole Wellmann and Alex Lund, and juniors Hunter Ranweiler and Keaton Knaak were named All-Conference selections for the 2017 season. Senior Cooper Yackley was ...

Legion Blue defeats Sleepy Eye in 8 innings

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SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm Blue defeated Sleepy Eye 6-5 in eight innings in American Legion baseball action on Monday. Brandon Bieraugel got the win for New Ulm. He pitched three innings in relief of Tyler Walls, who pitched the first four innings. T.J. Sweere got the save. Nate Hauser was 3 ...

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New Ulm Legion Gold’s Andrew Peters slides into home before the Mankato Nationals catcher can make the tag in the first game of a doubleheader Monday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
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A split decision for Mankato and Legion Gold

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NEW ULM — Chris Pipes’ two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Jacob Ous from third and lifted Mankato National to a 5-4 win over New Ulm Gold at Johnson Park. The win earned a split between the two teams as Gold won the first game 8-4. Alex Gratz got the win for ...

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New Ulm 16U shortstop Carli Botten tries to tag out New Ulm 18U baserunner Camryn Schiro as she slides into second during Windmill Classic Tournament action Sunday at Harman Park in New Ulm. For more photos of this event, go to cu.nujournal.com.

New Ulm 18U battles back to 2nd-place finish

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NEW ULM — After a sluggish performance Saturday, the New Ulm 18U softball team picked itself up en route to a second-place finish at the Windmill Classic. The New Ulm 18U team beat New Ulm 16U 9-4 in the quarterfinals before beating Cardinal Power 18U of Fairmont 8-0 in the semifinals. From ...

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Front, left to right, David Berg, Wyatt Huard, Peter Spengler, Brandon Ocampo and Nate Miller.
Back row, left to right, coach Juan Ocampo, Reed Klause, Matthew Messenger, Connor Gag, Matthew Janke, Samuel Denney, Josiah Plocher, Joshua Gieseke and coach Michael Plocher.

U18 boys runners-up in NSC All American Cup Tournament

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm U18 boys soccer team finished second in the NCS All American Cup tournament at the National Sports Center in Blaine, June 16-18. The tournament included teams from the Upper Midwest and Canada. New Ulm, the top seed in Bracket B, narrowly lost the final game ...

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New Ulm 18U first baseman Madison Suess makes a catch for the third out in foul territory in a 9-6 loss to St. Peter Thunder in the third game of pool play for both teams at the Windmill Classic softball tournament on Saturday at Harman Park Field 3.

Miscues hurt New Ulm 18U in 1-2 day at Windmill Classic

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NEW ULM — A few different plays here or there and the New Ulm 18U softball team could have entered Sunday with a winning record. But New Ulm sank to 1-2 during pool play of the Windmill Classic on Saturday, having lost to Cardinal Power of Fairmont 5-4 before beating Buffalo 10-6 and losing ...

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New Ulm 16-U shortstop Carli Botten makes sure she hangs on to the ball after making a running catch during Windmill Classic action against Buffalo on Saturday at Harman Park in New Ulm.
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New Ulm 16U goes 1-2 in 1st day of Windmill Classic

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — New Ulm 16U dropped two of its three games on Saturday in the Windmill Classic. In the first game, New Ulm was defeated by St. Peter Thunder 7-1. Madison Portner led New Ulm, going 1 for 2 with an RBI. Madeline Gag also had a double for ...

New Ulm Gold sweeps Blue Earth

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NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Gold swept Blue Earth 10-1 and 16-2 Saturday in a doubleheader at Mueller Park. Alex Hillesheim got the win in the first game, allowing six hits. Hillesheim and Zach Helget each had two hits in the game. Hillesheim drove in four runs with Colton Schaefer driving in ...

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New Ulm Legion Gold second baseman Brandon Mehlhop makes a throw to first to complete a double play against Rochester on Friday at Johnson Park.
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NU Gold beats Rochester 10-2

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NEW ULM — J.T. Hoffmann collected four hits, scored twice and drove in two runs to lead New Ulm Legion Gold to a 10-2 win against the Rochester Patriots on Friday night at Johnson Park. Cole Wellmann got the win for Gold (3-0). He allowed eight hits and allowed two runs — both unearned ...

New Ulm’s Jonathan Curry named Fulda football coach

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NEW ULM — Jonathan Curry, a 2006 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2010 graduate of St. Olaf College, is the new head football coach at Fulda High School. Curry, the son of Dave and Jill Curry of New Ulm, also received his Master’s degree in education from University of St. Mary’s ...

New Ulm 18U sweeps Sleepy Eye in DH

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NEW ULM — New Ulm 18U defeated Sleepy Eye 18U 9-1 and 9-3 in a softball doubleheader on Thursday. In Game 1, Jordan Stahl got the win with five strikeouts in four innings pitched. Kayla Brandes led New Ulm with three hits and one RBI, while McKenna Berdan had two hits and Maddie Graham had ...

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New Ulm’s Aiden Guggisberg hits an approach shot at the Class AA Boys’ State Golf tournament on Wednesday in Jordan.

New Ulm boys finish 7th at Class AA state meet

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JORDAN — The New Ulm boys’ golf team finished the Class AA state tournament by finishing seventh overall. The Eagles had a two-day total of 658 at Ridges of Sand Ridge, eight strokes ahead of fellow Big South Conference school Blue Earth Area for the eighth spot. Glavine Schugel led New ...

Late rally falls short for VFW Silver team

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NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Silver’s run production came too late against St. James on Wednesday at Mueller Park. St. James defeated Silver 10-5 in VFW baseball action. Hunter Hulke took the loss for Silver, pitching 3 2/3 innings, while allowing eight runs and having six of them earned. ...

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