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New UlM VFW Gold’s Braden Zimmerman tosses a pitch during a recent game at Johnson Park in New Ulm. In the background is first baseman Aaron Portner.

VFW Gold returns to state tourney

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NEW ULM — Before this VFW baseball season started, players and coaches on New Ulm VFW Gold had one goal for the season. “We wanted to finish at the state tournament,” said head coach Mike Munce, who has guided New Ulm to its second straight trip to the state tournament. “That is ...

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Stark’s Sean Mathiowetz (3) slides into second ahead of the tag from Sleepy Eye shortstop Andrew Woitas during a Tomahawk East playoff game Saturday in Stark.
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Stark tops Sleepy Eye 8-3

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STARK — Joey Wahl belted two home runs to lead Stark past Sleepy Eye 8-3 on Saturday in the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs. Dusty Magen was hit by a pitch with two out in the second inning. Wahl homered to left field to give Stark an early 2-0 advantage. In the third inning, Sean ...

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Draped in an American flag, New Ulm’s Cole Frederick stands atop the podium after winning the boys’ 10-year-old division of the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

New Ulm’s Cole Frederick, 10, wins BMX Worlds

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — At 10 years old, Cole Frederick can say he’s a world champion. On July 26, the New Ulm native competed against 115 riders from 26 different countries in the boys’ 10-year-old division at the International Cycling Union (UCI) BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South ...

Inconsistency plagues Brewers in 2017 season

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Brewers’ manager Al Flor knew when this season started out, it was not going to be a typical year for the Brewers. “It was going to be a challenging year for us,” Flor said on Wednesday, 24 hours after the Brewers saw their season end in the Tomahawk East League ...

Minnetonka crushes Searles Bullheads 10-0

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The Searles Bullheads 35-and-over baseball team lost 10-0 in five innings to the Minnetonka Lakers on Sunday. The Bullheads, who had not played for several weeks because of postponements, struggled especially on the mound. Four Searles pitchers gave up nine walks and two hit batsmen. Eight ...

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Gibbon’s Brandon Kerling dives to home plate as New Ulm Brewers starting pitcher Nick Fischer catches the ball during Tomahawk East playoff action Tuesday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
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Gibbon knocks out New Ulm

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NEW ULM — The Gibbon Reds took advantage of four walks in the first three innings to score four runs and used that start to end the New Ulm Brewers season with a 5-2 amateur baseball win. Trevor Loverude picked up the win for the Reds. He went five innings and allowed two runs on five ...

Tom Steinbach and co. take first at 2017 B&L Golf Classic

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM ­–– With an impressive 118 score, Team 2, consisting of Tom Steinbach, Kyle Duxbury, Leon Kettner, Rollo Lentz and Jeff Schone, took first place at the 11th annual B&L Golf Classic on Monday at the New Ulm Country Club. Team ...

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Farmington first baseman Alex MAck jumps to catch the ball as New Ulm VFW Gold’s Alex Hillesheim reaches first safely Sunday at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

NU Gold wins 2 for return trip to state

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MANKATO — New Ulm VFW Gold did the improbable in dramatic fashion to secure a return trip to state. After beating lone-unbeaten Farmington 5-3 to force a second game in the District 2 finals on Sunday at Franklin Rogers Ballpark in Mankato, Mark Schommer delivered a solid performance on the ...

Essig edges Springfield 6-5 in 10 to begin playoffs

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SPRINGFIELD — The Essig Bluejays edged the Springfield Tigers 6-5 in a 10-inning contest in Game 1 of a Tomahawk East League amateur baseball series on Friday. Ben Wolf drove in E.J. Berdan for what turned out to be the game-winning run. Tim Kehren got the win for the Bluejays in 2 2/3 ...

New Ulm Steel add new talent for 2017-18 season

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NEW ULM — There is still a lot of baseball to be played but the New Ulm Steel (Tier III) junior hockey team has already begun preparations for its second year in New Ulm. “We have a new head coach in Andrew Kolb and it is going to be nice to have our head coach living in New Ulm and just ...

New Ulm 14U team goes 0-3 at Class 14AAA state tourney

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm 14U baseball team went 0-3 in the Minnesota Sports Federation (MSF) Stare Tournament on Saturday at Johnson Park. New Ulm opened wth a 4-1 loss to Pierz before falling 16-5 to the Minnesota Mixers in a five-inning contest. New Ulm then lost its last game of pool play ...

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New Ulm VFW Gold’s Josh Seidl slides into home scoring the winning run after a Mason Cox base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning against Shakopee on Friday at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato.
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New Ulm VFW Gold wins in walk-off to beat Shakopee 3-2

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer MANKATO — With a walk-off single by Mason Cox in the bottom of the seventh, New Ulm VFW Gold continues its play in the winner’s bracket. Gold defeated Shakopee 3-2 in a second round District 2 VFW playoff game on Friday at Franklin Rogers ...

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Sleepy Eye’s Jacob Lux takes a swing at a pitch during a playoff loss to Mankato on Friday at Wolverton Field in Mankato.
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Sleepy Eye VFW falls 12-0 in 5 to end season

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MANKATO — Sleepy Eye VFW’s season ended with a 12-0 five-inning loss to Mankato AAA in an elimination game of the District 2 VFW baseball tournament on Friday at Mankato East High School. Post 800 had one hit on the day — a triple off the right-center wall by Jacob Berg in the top of ...

Springfield moves on to semifinals at D II state tourney

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NEW LONDON — The Springfield Legion baseball team won both its games at the Division II Legion baseball tournament on Friday, beating Pine Island 2-0 and BOLD 5-3. Tanner Vogel had a solo home run in the fifth inning to spark Springfield against Pine Island. Isaac Fink got the win on the ...

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New Ulm Brewers starting pitcher Wade French winds up to deliver a pitch during the Brewers playoff game against Gibbon on Friday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
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Brewers beat Reds 14-8 in Game 1

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NEW ULM — in the second inning of the New Ulm Brewers’ Tomahawk East League playoff game against the Gibbon Reds on Friday night at Johnson Park, J.T. Hoffmann rapped a three-run double for a three-run lead. In the eighth inning, with the Reds having cut a six-run lead to two, Hoffmann ...

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Sean Doyle of Wells slides into home before the tag of Sleepy Eye catcher Nathan Walter on Thursday in Mankato.
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Errors mar Sleepy Eye VFW in 5-2 loss to Wells

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MANKATO — Errors plagued the Sleepy Eye VFW baseball team in its 5-2 loss to Wells in its opening game of the VFW District 2 tournament on Thursday at Franklin Rogers Ballpark in Mankato. Post 800 committed four errors — two of which led to runs on the scoreboard for Wells. “We gave ...

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New Ulm VFW Gold pitcher Braden Zimmerman tosses a pitch during New Ulm’s playoff win against Blue Earth on Thursday in Mankato.
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New Ulm Gold gets going late in beating Blue Earth 15-1

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer MANKATO — It took New Ulm VFW Gold a few innings to start putting runs on the board against Blue Earth. But when the runs and hits started to pile up, they really piled up as New Ulm clobbered Blue Earth 15-1 in Thursday’s opening District 2 VFW ...

MSF Class 14AAA state tourney set for this weekend in New Ulm

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NEW ULM — The Minnesota Soorts Federation (MSF) Class 14AAA Youth Baseball 2017 state tournament begins Saturday morning at Johnson and Mueller Parks in New Ulm and at the Essig baseball park. Teams from New Ulm, Northfield, Albert Lea, Mankato, Shoreview, Farmington, Pierz, Elgin, ...

New Ulm Brewers cruise in Tuesday night victory

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NEW ULM ­–– Andrew Peters banged out three hits including his first home run in amateur baseball as the New Ulm Brewers topped LeSueur 16-7 Tuesday night in a non-league game at Johnson Park. Jordan Fischer got the win for the Brewers. He was the second of four pitchers used by New Ulm ...

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