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Buerkle, Fink help Tigers sink CHS

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NEW ULM — Mitchell Buerkle’s 3-point shot with one minute left in the game erased an 81-80 New Ulm Cathedral lead and Isaac Fink sank two free throws with three seconds left in the game as Springfield came away with an 85-82 win over the Greyhounds Friday night in a Tomahawk Conference ...

Hulke’s 28 points leads Nicollet by T/ML/GHEC

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NICOLLET — In a battle between two of the Valley Conference’s top teams on Thursday night, Nicollet bested Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain 72-64 in conference boys’ basketball action. Riley Hulke led the charge for the Raiders with 28 points, eight assists and five ...

Hoffmann’s power-play goal lifts Eagles to win

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NEW ULM –– Braxten Hoffmann’s power-play goal at the 5:49 mark of the third period broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the New Ulm Eagles to a big 4-3 win over Hutchinson Thursday night in nonconference boys’ hockey. Hoffmann’s score came off assists from Landon Strong and Ethan O’Connor as ...

Wabasso girls win, boys fall on Tuesday night

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Late Tuesday Girls’ basketball Wabasso 75, BLHS 48 HECTOR –– Wabasso topped Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Tuesday night 75-48 in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball. Maddy Guetter led the Rabbits (13-3, 9-0) with an all-around effort of 18 points, 17 rebounds, seven ...

Leopold to receive 2019 Special Merit Award

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran head softball coach and former Martin Luther College head softball coach Barb Leopold will be honored on Feb. 6 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on the 33rd annual National Minnesota Girls and Women in Sports Day. She will be receiving a 2019 Special Merit ...

BLC dominates MLC women, men

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Women’s basketball BLC 106, MLC 45 NEW ULM –– The Martin Luther College women's basketball team had no answer for the explosive Bethany Lutheran College offense in a 106-45 loss on Wednesday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. The Vikings entered the day tied at the top of ...

Column: Twins Winter Caravan hits New Ulm

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Rocco Baldelli said that becoming the new manager of the Minnesota Twins started to grab his interest after an initial interview with Twins General Manager Thad Levine, Executive Vice-President and Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and President Dave St. Peter this past offseason. “When I ...

New Ulm goes 1-2 at home quadrangular

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Area’s Cole Ranweiler picked up his 100th career win after going 3-0 on the night in quadrangular wrestling action on Tuesday at New Ulm High School. Ranweiler (152) was joined by Sean Howk (145) and Carter Brandes (113), who also went 3-0 on the night as the Eagles ...

Chargers top Indians

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NEW ULM — Abbie Riederer ignited Minnesota Valley Lutheran as the Chargers downed Sleepy Eye 50-38 on Tuesday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. Riederer led all scorers with 20 points, added 10 rebounds and had five steals. Emma Nelson had seven rebounds, Maddie Pearson ...

Eagles flip past St. Peter

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NEW ULM — New Ulm defeated St. Peter 133.3-122.205 in Big South Conference gymnastics action on Tuesday. New Ulm was once again led by Kayla Goblirsch, who took first overall in the all-around with a score of 35.35. She won the vault (9.4), the balance beam (8.975) and the floor (8.95). ...

Eagles blank Fairmont, 10-0

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NEW ULM — How dominant were the New Ulm Eagles girls’ hockey team in their Big South Conference game against Fairmont Tuesday night at the New Ulm Civic Center? Fairmont got its first shot on goal at the 6:26 mark of the second period. By then the Eagles had built a 6-0 lead and would ...

Prep roundup: Eagles fall to Worthington

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Boys’ basketball Worthington 64, New Ulm 48 WORTHINGTON — Worthington defeated New Ulm 64-48 on Tuesday in a Big South Conference boys’ basketball game. New Ulm was led by Reece Melby, who had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Ashton Hames, who had 11 points and nine rebounds. New Ulm ...

Athlete of the Week • Jan. 13-19 • Sara Kottke, BLHS

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Sara Kottke Jr. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Daughter of Kory and Pam Kottke • On Jan. 17 against Cedar Mountain, Kottke set a school record with 50 points, breaking the previous record of 38 points set in 2011 by Karlee Ilgen. Kottke also had 15 rebounds, four steals, one block and made ...

St. Mary’s to induct 3 into Hall of Fame

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SLEEPY EYE — The Hall of Fame for St. Mary’s School in Sleepy Eye will take place on Saturday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the church social room. Reservations are required by calling the school at 507-794-6141. Joan Abrahamson, Maria (Gangelhoff) Halverson and Mark Schroepfer will be ...

Springfield runs past Nicollet

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NICOLLET — After a back-and-forth first half on Monday night, Springfield finished strong in the second half and pulled away from Nicollet/Loyola for a 58-41 victory in nonconference girls’ basketball action. The Tigers (8-7) were led by Sydney Hauger with 17 points, five rebounds and ...

Thunderbirds outlast CHS

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NEW ULM — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop had three players score in double figures as the Thunderbirds snapped their three-game losing streak with a 63-52 win over New Ulm Cathedral on Monday in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball action. Grace Swenson led GFW with 15 points, while Miah Busse ...

Power play has hurt Steel this season

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NEW ULM — It is no secret that the New Ulm Steel has suffered from a lack of a consistent power play this season. That fact raised its ugly head Saturday night when the Steel lost 5-3 to Breezy Point in a game where New Ulm was 0-for-7 on the man advantage. New Ulm now sits four points ...

Prep wrestling and its dual meet dilemma

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When it comes to scholastic wrestling and its long history, dual meets have always been a good way to watch two teams put their best wrestlers in each weight class head to head, occasionally developing fun rivalries in the process. But are we witnessing the beginning of the end for true duals? ...