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Fink dominates All-Journal voting

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SPRINGFIELD — Not a lot of eighth-graders get a chance to play varsity basketball, let alone start at that level. But five years ago, Springfield coach Lance Larson had a hunch that a certain eighth-grader was good enough to play and start for his team. Five years later, it’s obvious ...

Column: New Ulm loses 2 varsity head coaches

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New Ulm High School is looking for two new head coaches for next year as boys’ basketball coach Matt Hauge resigned and football coach Corey Kneeshaw was one of four probationary teachers in District 88 who were not rehired for next year. Hauge said he told New Ulm High School Activities ...

UNW-St. Paul take 2 from Knights

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ST. PAUL –– The Martin Luther College baseball team lost both games of its non-conference doubleheader at University of Northwestern-St. Paul by the scores of 2-1 and 13-2 on Friday. UNW 2, MLC 1 Northwestern spoiled another strong start by MLC starting pitcher Andrew Mantz in a 2-1 win ...

Kolb resigns as Steel coach

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NEW ULM — Andrew Kolb, who has been the head coach of the New Ulm Steel for the past two seasons, resigned from that position on Wednesday. Kolb, who was an assistant for one year before taking over the head coaching job from Jay Witta, said that his resignation was due to wanting a ...

Trap & Skeet League signups Tuesday and Thursday

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NEW ULM — Interested in getting out on the range this year? Signups for the Men’s and Women’s Trap & Skeet League are available at the Sioux Valley Gun Club’s club house on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The league starts on April 9. For youth ages 12 to 18, ...

Harper, Red Sox draw cheers, deGrom delivers on opening day

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By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox began the defense of their World Series crown and the great Mariano Rivera threw one more strike from the mound at Yankee Stadium. Then, from ballparks across the land, it was time for ...

Knights drop 2 to Crown

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ST. PAUL –– The Martin Luther College baseball team was unable to hold on to a pair of early leads in a pair of non-conference losses to Crown College on the campus of University of Northwestern-St. Paul on Wednesday. The Knights lost the opener 13-4 before dropping the second game ...

Fink, Kettner to play in All-Star basketball series

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Jake Kettner and Springfield’s Isaac Fink aren’t quite done going head to head in their high school basketball careers. Both were selected by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association to participate in the 37th annual Minnesota High School All-Star ...

Melby honored by Big South Conference

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NEW ULM — New Ulm High School’s Reece Melby was named an honorable mention by the Big South Conference this season in boys’ basketball. The junior averaged 13 points per game and seven rebounds per game this season.

MVL boys’ and girls’ track teams take first at MSU Invite

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MANKATO — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran boys’ and girls’ track and field teams each took first in an indoor quadrangular hosted by United South Central at Minnesota State University, Mankato. For the MVL girls, Emma Nelson took first in the shot put (29-8), first in the 55-meter high ...

Local athletes win top honors at radio banquet

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — The 57th Annual KNUJ Winter Player of the Year Banquet for prep basketball and wrestling concluded on Tuesday night at the Best Western, with Springfield’s Isaac Fink, New Ulm High School’s Joey Batt, BOLD's Makenna Steffel and ...

4 to be Inducted into New Ulm Bowling Association’s HOF

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NEW ULM — Four bowlers with a combined 220 years of experience in the game will be inducted into the New Ulm Bowling Hall of Fame on Saturday evening, March 30th at the New Ulm Country Club. The 2019 inductees for the New Ulm Women’s Bowling Association are Edna Roegiers and Susie ...

Isaac Fink named Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year

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The 2018-2019 Tomahawk All-Conference Boys’ Basketball Team was announced on Monday, with Springfield, Minnesota Valley Lutheran and New Ulm Cathedral each having four players honored. Springfield’s Isaac Fink was named the Conference Player of the Year and Springfield head coach Lance ...

Tigers overwhelm Chargers for 5th place

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ST. PAUL — The Springfield boys’ basketball team ended the 2018-19 season with a win. And while it wasn’t the victory they initially sought when they headed to the state tournament earlier this week, there was plenty of joy on the sidelines and in the stands for the Tigers. The Tigers ...

Fink, Scheffler dominate in Tigers’ win over CHOF

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ST. PAUL –– Up by 3 points at halftime, the Springfield boys’ basketball team went into the locker room feeling quite good about the first-half performance. But after an 11-0 run to start the second half, they felt even better, and the Tigers clearly were playing their brand of ...

MLC’s Unke honored by UMAC

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NEW ULM –– Jim Unke, Martin Luther College’s Director of Athletics, was honored by the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference with a UMAC 10-Year Service Award. Before the conference became a NCAA Division III member conference, Unke helped lead the UMAC when he volunteered his time as ...

Spring Grove knocks off Springfield

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MINNEAPOLIS — Once again, a Section 1 school proved to be too tough for Springfield in the Class A state boys’ basketball tournament. The flu seemed to be a pretty big problem, too. Spring Grove built a 7-point lead at halftime after trailing early on. The Lions held on and sent ...