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Portner fires a no-hitter for Cathedral

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NEW ULM — Aaron Portner didn’t let a wild pregame bullpen session bother him on Tuesday. When it came down to business, Portner was throwing strikes and working quickly. He watched his team score 10 runs in the first inning and he did the rest, throwing a five-inning no-hitter against ...

Joey Batt to play in Minnesota all-star basketball game

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NORTHFIELD — This Saturday at Carleton College, New Ulm High School’s Joey Batt joins the 40 other top senior girls’ basketball players at the Minnesota Girls’ Basketball All-Star Game. Games are at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and tickets, good for both games, can be purchased at the door ...

Column: MVL bumped up to Class AA

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When the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) reclassified schools on Thursday for competitive sections, there was some movement of schools geographically. But one of the schools that saw the biggest change not only in their section but also in their class was Minnesota Valley ...

Errors hurt CHS in loss to BOLD

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NEW ULM — When Cathedral baseball coach Bob Weier was asked what one word best described his team’s performance Friday afternoon in their nonconference game against BOLD, he said, “Four.” Cathedral committed four errors that led to three unearned runs as BOLD downed the Greyhounds 7-5 ...

Selby, Raiders shut out GFW

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NICOLLET — Hayley Selby had her pitches and bat working against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Friday at Nicollet High School, giving Nicollet a 10-0 shutout win in five innings of nonconference softball action. Selby went 2 for 3 with four RBIs at the plate for the Raiders. She also picked up ...

MLC roundup: MLC baseball drops 2 in Duluth

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DULUTH –– The Martin Luther College baseball team opened conference play with a pair of 11-1 losses at St. Scholastica on Friday. CSS 11, MLC 1 (8 innings) The Saints took advantage of 11 free passes from MLC pitchers on the way to an 11-1 win in game one. Dillon Solomon (0-3) ...

Prep roundup: SEU downs CHS on Thursday

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Late Thursday Prep golf SEU boys 172, New Ulm Cathedral 207 SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye United defeated New Ulm Cathedral in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ golf meet at Sleepy Eye on Thursday. For the Indians, Andrew Neid was the medalist with a 40. Logan Eckstein, Logan Weiss and Coby ...

Erich Martens to speak at NU Club banquet

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NEW ULM — On Saturday, April 13 at the New Ulm Club’s 65th annual Athletic Appreciation Banquet, Erich Martens will be the guest speaker for the night. Martens is the Minnesota State High School League Executive Director currently and has a direct connection to New Ulm. He attended New ...

Cathedral’s bats warm up, Greyhounds crush Wabasso

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NEW ULM — It took a little while for Cathedral to get going, but once the Greyhounds started to generate some offense, they were tough to stop. The Greyhounds left the bases loaded in both the first and second innings, then scored 15 runs in the third and fourth innings combined in a 15-1 ...

Bauer’s single lifts MVL by Springfield

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NEW ULM — Grace Bauer’s two-out ground ball single to center field scored Morgan Paulsen from second base in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Minnesota Valley Lutheran edge Springfield 6-5 on Thursday in Tomahawk Conference softball action. Payton Richtsmeier hit a double to left ...

Big second inning leads CHS by Wabasso

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NEW ULM — It was a misty, chilly home opener at Harman Park on Thursday, but New Ulm Cathedral’s bats warmed up in a hurry after a 10-run second inning, helping lead the Greyhounds to a 13-2 Tomahawk Conference softball win over Wabasso in five innings. Josie Pautzke started in the circle ...

Prep roundup: St. Peter gets past New Ulm in baseball action

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Prep baseball St. Peter 8, New Ulm 7 ST. PETER — St. Peter defeated New Ulm 8-7 on Thursday in a Bug South Conference baseball game. Hunter Sehr went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI for New Ulm. Jackson Bode went 1 for 3 with one run and one RBI and Jaden Domeier went 1 for 4 with one ...

New Ulm competes at Fairmont meet

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FAIRMONT — The New Ulm track and field team participated in the Fairmont Triangular on Tuesday. Paige Kalis won the long jump with a mark of 15-feet-7 inches and Olivia Owens won the high jump (5-2). Olivia Wick won the discus (81-6) and the New Ulm 4x100-relay team won in 55.3 Kalis ...

Springfield falls in opener

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SPRINGFIELD — Despite a late rally by Springfield on Tuesday in its home opener at Sticker Field, Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s fast start was enough to hold off the Tigers for a 15-11 win in nonconference softball action. The Tigers trailed 13-1 entering the bottom of the ...

Prep roundup: MVL rolls over Madelia

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Prep softball MVL 10, Madelia 2 ST. JAMES — Minnesota Valley Lutheran opened the softball season with a nonconference victory over Madelia on Tuesday afternoon. Haley Ditch and Lauren Paulsen both went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for the Chargers and Lexi Fischer also had two hits for ...

Hemmelman honored by UMAC

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NEW ULM — Martin Luther College junior Anna Hemmelman was named Upper Midwest Athletic Conference women's tennis player of the week for the second consecutive week on Monday. Hemmelman earned the award after a 2-0 week in singles play. She won her No. 1 singles match against both Wartburg ...

Athlete of the Week • March 24-30 • Emma Nelson, MVL

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Emma Nelson Sr. Minnesota Valley Lutheran Daughter of Jeff and Julie Nelson • Emma Nelson won all four (the maximum events allowed) of the events she was in during a quadrangular last Monday at Minnesota State University, Mankato. • She won the 55-meter high hurdles (9.8), 55 low ...

Fink, Kettner, Scheffler lead All-Journal boys’ basketball

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2018-2019 All-Journal Boys’ Basketball First Team Isaac Fink, Springfield, sr., G Averaging 31.3 points per game, 11.9 rebounds per game, 5.4 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game, Fink had a stellar end to his career at Springfield. The senior scored 1,002 points this season alone ...