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Staal’s 3rd-period pair gives Wild 4-2 win vs. Knights

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal scored the go-ahead goal with 7:55 left and tacked on an empty-netter to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. Mikael Granlund and Jonas Brodin also scored for the Wild, who wrapped up the month with a 4-0-1 ...

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Cooper Taylor was named the 2017 All-Journal Offensive Player of the Year. Taylor ran for over 2,000 yards and compiled 38 total touchdowns for Wabasso on its way to the state title game.

Taylor carries on dominant Wabasso run game

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WABASSO — Wabasso’s Cooper Taylor finished this season with more than 2,000 rushing yards, 38 touchdowns and a Class A state championship appearance. He’s also the unanimous pick for the 2017 All-Journal Offensive Player of the Year as voted on by The Journal’s sports staff. It’s ...

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Joe Fortwengler is this year’s All-Journal Defensive Player of the Year. Fortwengler set a New Ulm record for tackles in a single season with 125.

Fortwengler’s record-setting season leads New Ulm defense

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NEW ULM — At the end of last year’s high school football season, New Ulm head football coach Corey Kneeshaw decided to change his defensive scheme and went to a 4-3 front. “We had some things happen where we needed more linebackers and we toyed with the idea of who would be our middle ...

Taylor, Foley, Berg lead All-Journal offensive team

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Cooper Taylor, HB, Wabasso, Sr. Taylor was a workhorse for the Wabasso offense this year, compiling 2,153 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns. The all-district selection also had 22 receptions for 323 yards and two touchdowns. Connor Foley, WR, New Ulm, Sr. Foley was a standout player for ...

Fortwengler, Wilson, Mages highlight All-Journal defense

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Joe Fortwengler, MLB, New Ulm, Sr. Fortwengler went from defensive line to linebacker this year and had no problem doing so. He set a new single season tackles record with 125 combined tackles, 56 solo and 69 tackle assists, while adding a sack and a forced fumble. The previous New Ulm ...

Five New Ulm football players honored

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NEW ULM — Five New Ulm football players received 2017 All-South Central District Football honors this week. Connor Foley, Alex Portner and Hunter Ranweiler were each named to the 2017 All-South Central District Football first team. Joe Fortwengler and Brett Bianchi were given honorable ...

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New Ulm’s Olivia Wick (15) takes a shot as Taylor Perschau of Sibley East defends on the play during the second half Tuesday at New Ulm High School.
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Eagles rout Wolverines

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm girls’ basketball team used a 19-7 run to start the second half and opened the 2017-18 season with a 74-38 win over Sibley East Tuesday night in non-conference girls’ basketball. Joey Batt paced the Eagles with a game-high 27 points. Lizzie Shaul added 10 ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Abby Nelson tries a layup as Kierra Wilson of Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial defends on the play in the first half Tuesday at MVL.
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MVL Chargers fall in season opener to LCWM

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NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran started its season with a narrow 42-40 loss against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial on Monday night in nonconference girls’ basketball. The Chargers (0-1) were led by Maddie Spurgin with nine points, Emma Nelson with eight points and Lauren Paulsen ...

St. Mary’s girls stay unbeaten with win over MCW

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Girls’ basketball St. Mary’s 50, MCW 44 SHERBURN — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s remained unbeaten with a 50-44 girls’ basketball win against Martin County West on Tuesday. For St. Mary’s Cassie Heinrichs led the way with 16 points and four rebounds. Sydney Windschitl scored 11 ...

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Martin Luther College’s T.J. Babinec looks to make a pass in mid air during the first had of the Knights’ game against Vitirbo Monday at MLC in New Ulm.
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Viterbo crushes MLC men in nonconference action

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NEW ULM — Viterbo crushed Martin Luther College 99-41 on Monday in a nonconference mens’college basketball game. The V-Hawks opened the game with an 8-0 run. Kenton Fabion scored MLC’s first basket at the 15:13 mark on 3-pointer. Viterbo scored 10 straight points later in the first ...

Wabasso leads all-district football honors

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Wabasso, which took second place in state this year were honored with several postseason awards this week, including five Southwest District, East Subdistrict honors. Joe Kemp was named the East’s Coach of the Year, while Cooper Taylor took home the MVP award in the east. Taylor also was ...

New Ulm girls blank St. Peter

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NEW ULM — New Ulm defeated St. Peter 6-0 in Big South Conference girls’ hockey action on Monday. Dani Weiss and Ali Beltz each scored two goals for New Ulm. Elle Cooper and Madeline Gag scored one goal each for the Eagles.

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Martin Luther College’s T.J. Babinec looks to make a pass in mid air during the first had of the Knights’ game against Vitirbo Monday at MLC in New Ulm.
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By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Viterbo crushed Martin Luther College 99-41 on Monday in a nonconference mens’college basketball game. The V-Hawks opened the game with an 8-0 run. Kenton Fabion scored MLC’s first basket at the 15:13 mark on 3-pointer. Viterbo scored 10 straight points later in the first half. Both teams traded baskets for a 40-14 halftime advantage. MLC picked things up in the second half scoring 27 points. Viterbo scored 59 points which included an 11-0 run to open the second half. The V-Hawks continued to score points in bunches, but the Knights didn’t give up as they kept battling and tried to get back into the contest. A portion of the V-Hawks’ success came from its ability to score baskets from outside or get the ball inside. Turnovers didn’t help MLC’s cause as it committed 23 while Viterbo had only nine turnovers. MLC’s TJ Babinec scored 11 points, Kenton Fabian had seven points, Jared Ruffin added six points and Jacob price had five points. Richard Eckmann had six rebounds and Ian Paulsen added five boards for MLC. Alex Clement led Viterbo with 19 points. Connor Heise and Cade Anderson each had 14 points. Jason Tichy had 13 and Jared Fleischmann added 12 points. Cullin Neeck had 10 points. Cade Anderson led Viterbo with seven rebounds and Cody Hoeth added six rebounds. For the game, Viterbo shot 51.4 percent. It was 13-of-28 from 3-point range for 46.4 percent. The V-Hawks made 10-of-13 free throws for 76.9 percent. MLC (0-4) will play at 6:30 pm on Friday at Calvin.

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NEW ULM — Viterbo crushed Martin Luther College 99-41 on Monday in a nonconference mens’college basketball game. The V-Hawks opened the game with an 8-0 run. Kenton Fabion scored MLC’s first basket at the 15:13 mark on 3-pointer. Viterbo scored 10 straight points later in the first half. ...

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Martin Luther College’s Jade St. Germaine tries to get a shot off over a Gustavus Adolphus defender during the first half Monday at MLC in New Ulm.
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Gustavus runs by MLC

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NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women’s basketball team had its hands full against Gustavus Adolphus College on Monday. The No. 16-ranked Gustavus handed MLC (1-4) a 78-45 defeat after MLC committed 34 turnovers in the game. There were 21 turnovers in the first half alone by the ...

Wabasso defense demands respect in 2017

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MINNEAPOLIS –– Despite the outcome of the Class A state football finals game on Saturday, Wabasso has been a consistent team all year. While much of the focus this season has been on 2,000-yard rusher Cooper Taylor and the high-scoring Wabasso offense, the defense definitely deserves its ...

New Ulm Steel glide past Granite City 1-0

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SAUK RAPIDS ––The New Ulm Steel were able to sneak past the West-Division leading Granite City Lumberjacks on Saturday 1-0 in NA3HL action. The win gives the Steel their seventh consecutive win and improves their record to 10-4 on the year. Tom Reilly scored the lone goal on the ...

Heiderscheidt leads Indians past Bulldogs

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Sleepy Eye 80, JWP 37 SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye defeated Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 80-37 in nonconference girls’ basketball on Friday at the St. Mary’s Invitational. Madi Heiderscheidt had 24 points and seven steals for the Indians. She is now 3 points away from 1,000 for her career. ...

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