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New Ulm Steel holds 2017 draft

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NEW ULM — Even though baseball is going strong, the New Ulm Steel NA3HL hockey team is busy preparing for the upcoming hockey season here in New Ulm. Tuesday night, the Steel completed their 2017 draft by selecting nine players. “I think that it was a good draft for us,” General ...

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Above: New Ulm’s Glavine Schugel hits an approach shot on Hole 18 of Day 1 of the Class AA state golf meet.

New Ulm boys tied for 7th after Day 1 at Class AA state meet

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JORDAN — After finishing his front-9, New Ulm eighth-grader Aiden Guggisberg tossed his ball into a pond in frustration — a display that could have perfectly represented New Ulm’s first day of competition at state. Day 1 of the Class AA state golf meet was full of frustration for the ...

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New Ulm VFW Gold’s Noah Hauge hits the ball during a game against Sleepy Eye on Tuesday at Mueller Park in New Ulm.
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New Ulm Gold beats Sleepy Eye 5-1

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NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Gold broke open a one-run game with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to come away with a 5-1 win against Sleepy Eye at Mueller Park. Nolan Drill got the win for New Ulm. The right-hander scattered six hits and struck out four in the complete-game win. Nick Labat ...

2 NUHS tennis players named all-conference

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NEW ULM — New Ulm’s Joel Koelpin earned Big South All-Conference honors in boys’ tennis, according to a news release. Koelpin was the Eagles’ most-consistent player, cementing himself as their No. 1 singles player throughout the year. Freshman Colton Collum was named an ...

NUHS softball players honored by Big South

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NEW ULM — Five New Ulm softball players earned Big South All-Conference honors, according to a news release Monday. Seniors Kayla Brandes, Meleah Reinhart, Madison Suess and Camryn Schiro along with sophomore Carli Botten were named All-Conference selections for the conference champion ...

Tomahawk Conference Baseball team announced

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral’s Kasey Kuck was named the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year in baseball, according to an All-Conference news release. Kuck batted .369 at the plate and was 4-2 on the mound for the Greyhounds. Josh Seidl also earned All-Conference honors for the ...

Lux named Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s, had several honored this past season by the Tomahawk Conference, according to an All-Conference news release. Senior pitcher Anna Lux was named the Conference Player of the Year. She was 21-3 in the circle with an ERA of 1.92 and she hit .438 at the ...

25 MLC golf classic

MLC Golf Classic

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Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey Dennis Jaspersen takes a swing on the 18th hole at the New Ulm Country Club Monday during Martin Luther College’s (MLC) 25th Annual Golf Classic. MLC attracted 108 golfers this year. Funds raised go toward 20 scholarships and finishing work on an overview ...

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Andrew Peter holds the trophy for winning the championship flight of the New Ulm Invitational Golf Tournament Sunday at the New Ulm Country Club. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com.

Third time is a charm for Peter

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NEW ULM — Having come close a couple of times, Andrew Peter came through in his third try. Peter won a playoff with Ethan Kraus on the 10th hole to claim his first New Ulm Invitational Championship Flight trophy. Peter finished the day with a 184 after 27 holes on Sunday and was happy to be ...

Brewers derail St. James Express

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NEW ULM — J.T. Hoffmann, Landon Rewitzer and Jason Shaul each had two hits — with Shaul’s second hit being a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh — as the New Ulm Brewers derailed the St. James Express 11-0 Sunday at Johnson Park in a Tomahawk East League game. Wade French ...

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New Ulm’s Glavine Schugel tees off at the Section 3AA golf meet. The Eagles will be competing in the Class AA boys’ state golf meet beginning on Tuesday in Jordan. It’s the first time they’ve qualified for state since 2013.

Eagles eager for state meet

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NEW ULM — The last time the New Ulm boys’ golf team qualified for the state meet, it finished eighth. While none of the 2013 team members are still with the team, it’s something the Eagles would still love to improve on this year when they tee off on Tuesday morning at Sand Creek in ...

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Springfield’s Makenna Winkelman tees off at North Links Country Club during the Section 2A golf meet. The Tigers are making a return trip to the Class A girls’ state golf meet beginning on Tuesday in Becker.

SEU, Springfield golfers have eyes on the big prize

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BECKER — With plenty of experience under their belts, both the Sleepy Eye United boys' and Springfield girls' golf teams are eyeing state titles. Sleepy Eye United finished fourth and Springfield finished fifth at last year's Class A state golf meet at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, ...

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Jimmy Fromm putts on the 18th hole at the New Ulm Country Club during the New Ulm Invitational Saturday.
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3 share the lead at the New Ulm Invitational

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NEW ULM — While the heat and wind seemed to be the main obstacle on Saturday at the New Ulm Invitational, three battled their way to the top of the leaderboard in the championship flight with a 74. Brian Patterson, Andrew Peter and New Ulm High School sophomore-to-be Glavine Schugel all ...

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Wabasso's Colton Taylor competes in the boys' 400-meter finals on Saturday at the Class A state track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.

Area athletes reach medal stand at state

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ST. PAUL — Samuel Stresemann had a lot of obstacles to avoid in his two races on Saturday. In his two final high school races, the senior for Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop finished seventh in a physical 1600-meter race before placing sixth in the 800-meter finals at the Class A state track and ...

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Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Kelsie Kosak slides home in the third-place game against Hayfield on Friday at Caswell Park. The Knights won 15-2 in five innings.

Big first inning helps Knights claim 3rd place at state

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NORTH MANKATO — Barely 12 hours after a tough loss to New York Mills in the Class A semifinals, the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s softball team had the task of putting that loss behind them and finishing the season on a high note. The Knights jumped all over Hayfield, scoring nine times in the ...

Area softball players selected for All-Star series on Sunday

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NORTH MANKATO — Several area high school softball players will compete in the 2017 Minnesota High School Softball Coahes Association all-star series on Sunday. The banquet will be held at 11 a.m. and the first round of games will be at 3:30 p.m. with the second round of games at 5 ...

KNUJ night Sunday at Johnson Park

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NEW ULM — Sunday is “KNUJ Day” at Johnson Park when the New ulm Brewers host the St. James Express at 5 p.m. in a Tomahawk East League game. Prizes that will be drawn for from KNUJ include Twins tickets, St. Paul Saints tickets, tickets for the Mall of America rides, KNUJ CDs and KNUJ ...

3 area baseball players selected to All-Star series

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CHASKA — The 43rd Annual Play Ball Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series will be held at Chaska Athletic Park June 23 and 24 at Chaska Athletic Park. The tournament is presented by the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association, Play Ball! Minnesota, BiG Athletics, ...

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