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Sleepy Eye’s Ben Laffen tries to get past New Ulm Cathedral’s James Gillis during the second half Thursday at CHS.
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Cathedral boys outlasts Sleepy Eye in Tomahawk

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NEW ULM — While it was the second game back from the holiday break for New Ulm Cathedral, it looked like the Greyhounds were still in vacation mode at times. The Greyhounds struggled to get going offensively but their defense made up for it in a 59-46 Tomahawk Conference boys’ ...

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New Ulm senior Sarah Longtin competes on the bars during the Eagles meet with St. Peter Thursday in New Ulm.
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Eagle gymnasts defeat St. Peter

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NEW ULM — New Ulm continued its solid first half of the season with a 128.9-126.175 win over St. Peter in Big South Conference gymnastics on Thursday night. The scores were a little lower than New Ulm coach Kortney Peterson would have liked to have seen, but she said that her team did ...

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New Ulm’s Carli Botten drives to the basket in a recent game at New Ulm High School.

Batt’s 27 points leads New Ulm girls past Fairmont

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NEW ULM — Joey Batt put up 27 points for New Ulm as the Eagles defeated the Fairmont Cardinals 67-48 in a Big South Conference girls’ basketball game Thursday night. Tough defense by the Eagles (8-3) allowed them to open up a 16-2 early lead with a lot of time left to play in the first ...

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New Ulm’s Kyle Tauer (20) up ends Luverne’s Nick Harder (9) during the first period Thursday at the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Luverne skates past New Ulm boys

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NEW ULM — When New Ulm’s Kyle Tauer scored on a power play at 7:21 of the second period, it gave the Eagles some momentum as they cut the Luverne lead to 2-1. But any lift that the Eagles had gotten from Tauer’s score was erased two minutes later. Luverne took advantage of two ...

New Ulm boys defeat Fairmont in Big South

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Story courtesy of Fairmont Sentinel FAIRMONT — “You flirt with that enough, it’s going to bite you,” Fairmont Cardinals boys head basketball coach Jared Thompson said. His Cardinals team was able to cut a 15-point deficit into six at halftime then beat New Ulm, 66-57, in overtime ...

Area roundup: CM/C boys defeat GHEC/T/ML, Nicollet girls win

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Boys’ basketball CM/C 72, GHEC/T/ML 52 MORGAN — Cedar Mountain/Comfrey defeated Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther in a nonconference boys’ basketball game on Thursday. Dylan Hillesheim led the Cougars with 17 points and eight assists. Lewis Pendleton had 16 points and ...

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Martin Luther College’s Ian Paulsen (21) takes a shot over Jared Wilken of St. Scholastica Wednesday at MLC in New Ulm.
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Rough second half dooms Knights

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NEW ULM — While Martin Luther College coach Greg Holzhueter was happy his team was able to get the deficit within 8 points at halftime in Wednesday’s contest against St. Scholastica, even he wasn’t expecting what happened in the second half. The Saints (6-6, 3-2) took an 8-point lead ...

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Kenny will miss some time for New Ulm Steel

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NEW ULM — The West Division leading New Ulm Steel will be without one of their top players when they host second place Granite City at 7:10 p.m. Saturday. Goalie Ryan Kenny, who has a 10-5 record along with a 2.17 goals against average and a .936 save percentage will be missing for a ...

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Martin Luther College’s Faith Otte (10) takes a shto over a St. Scholastica defender during the first half Wednesday at MLC in New Ulm.
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St. Scholastica edges MLC women

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NEW ULM — St. Scholastica edged Martin Luther College 52-50 on Wednesday in a Upper Midwest Athletic Conference womens’ basketball game. The Knights didn’t help their cause by having 17 turnovers in the first half. Making only 1 out of 13 3-point shots hurt as well. The contest ...

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New Ulm’s Ali Beltz gets the puck away from a Mankato East/Loyola player during the first period Tuesday at the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Eagle girls shut out Mankato East

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Eagles girls’ hockey team scored on four of its five power play chances as the Eagles rolled over Mankato East with a 6-0 win Tuesday night in a nonconference game at the New Ulm Civic Center. Ali Beltz continued her assault on opposing goaltenders with a hat ...

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New Ulm’s Connor Foley tries to get a shot of as Waseca’s Andrew Morgan (44) defends on the play during the second half Tuesday at New Ulm High School.
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Bluejays win 9th straight with rout over New Ulm boys

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NEW ULM — Waseca earned its ninth consecutive win as the Bluejays crushed New Ulm 87-46 on Tuesday in a Big South Conference boys’ basketball contest. New Ulm head coach Steve Foley said it was a combination of the Eagles giving up too many second and third shots and having too many ...

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New Ulm’s Josh Seidl launches the puck toward the net during a recent game at the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Minnesota River gets past New Ulm

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SLEEPY EYE — The Minnesota River Bulldogs defeated New Ulm 3-2 in a Big South Conference boys’ hockey game Tuesday. New Ulm struggled early to create scoring chances in the first minutes of the opening period as Minnesota River held the puck in the offensive zone really well. ...

MLC men fall in Decorah 82-59

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DECORAH, Iowa –– The Martin Luther College men's basketball team was unable to slow down the hot-shooting Norse from Luther College in the second half of an 82-59 defeat on Saturday. The Knights trailed by only 2 points (36-34) at the half thanks to 11 first-half points from TJ Babinec, ...

St. James Area defeats Madelia boys

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ST. JAMES –– The Madelia boys’ basketball team fell to St. James Area 69-52 in the St. James tournament consolation game on Saturday. St. James had a 5-point lead at halftime, 30-25. Madelia was led by Ja’Sean Glover, who had 22 points. Logan Anderson also added 10 points for the ...

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New Ulm’s Luc Kreuser launches a shot on goal during a recent game at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Steel continue to cruise

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NEW ULM –– There is a new leader in the West Division of the NA3HL. Trevor Woytcke scored two goals, Steel goalie Ryan Kenny stopped 30 of 31 Granite City shots and the New Ulm Steel took over first place in the west with a tight 2-1 win over the Lumberjacks Saturday night at the New Ulm ...

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New Ulm Steel forward Brandon Mehlhop gets past a Breezy Point North Stars defender during the first period Friday at the New Ulm Civic Center.
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Steel bully Breezy Point 9-3

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By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM –– When you take 36 shots in a hockey game and nine of them find the back of the net, you are doing something right. Friday night in the New Ulm Steel's game with Breezy Point, eight different Steel players recorded goals, with newcomer ...

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Nicollet’s Brooke Skrien tries to get between Chloe Ufkes and Alyssa Petersen (24) of Buffalo Lake-Hector-Sewart Thursday in Nicollet.
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Nicollet girls handle BLHS 71-51

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NICOLLET — Nicollet’s strong second half was enough for a 71-51 win over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Thursday night in girls’ basketball action. The Raider guards were aggressive all night and that led to several BLHS turnovers as a result. Sarah Haugum and Sidney Botker each had four ...

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