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Sleepy Eye VFW splits with Edina

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 split a doubleheader with Edina on Friday. In the first game, Post 800 lost 7-4. Jace Marotz picked up the loss, while allowing eight hits, three walks and five runs in six innings. He struck out three. Nick Labat and Marotz led Sleepy Eye with a ...

Mankato National tops Sleepy Eye

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MANKATO — Mankato National defeated Sleepy Eye Legion 6-5 on Thursday. Nick Helget took the loss for Sleepy Eye. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and six runs. He struck out three. Andrick Sanchez was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI and Carter Brinkman was 1 for 3 with an RBI. ...

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New Ulm Legion gold second baseman Brandon Mehlhop tags out a Sioux Falls East runner Thursday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
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Sioux Falls East rolls past Legion Gold

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By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — With both Sioux Falls East and New Ulm Legion Gold starting play in the Gopher Classic on Friday, Thursday’s contest at Johnson Park was one that did not have the luster of a regular-season game. In the end, it was Sioux Falls East that ...

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Steve “Kirky” Dittrich is stepping down from umpiring amateur baseball after 25 years. He will still officiate high school and Legion baseball games.

Dittrich steps down from amateur baseball

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NEW ULM — After umpiring 25 years of amateur baseball, Steve “Kirky” Dittrich retired from umpiring amateur contests following the game between the Courtland Cubs and the Essig Bluejays on June 25. “I have been thinking about this for a while,” said Dittrich, who will continue to ...

COLUMN: Ads on jerseys: Smart move or greedy cash-grab by NBA?

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A few years ago, I was disheartened to learn that the NBA moved its NBA Finals patches from the front of the jerseys near the collar to the back just above the nameplate. Part of the great imagery of the league was the NBA Finals patches both teams wore while duking it out for the title. ...

Jordan beats Sleepy Eye Legion 8-2

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SLEEPY EYE — Jordan beat Sleepy Eye 8-2 in a Legion baseball game on Wednesday. Alex Woitas took the loss for Post 7, having pitched 6 2/3 innings and given up seven runs on seven hits. He had five walks and three strikeouts. Jared Beltz was 2 for 3 with an RBI to lead Post 7 at the ...

Brewers get creamed 14-1 in non-league game

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NEW ULM — St. Peter scored nine runs in the first inning and then added five more in the fourth as it cruised by the New Ulm Brewers 14-1 in seven innings in a non-league game Wednesday night at Johnson Park. Jeff Wenner got the win for the Saints. He went five innings and allowed one run ...

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Creighton Prep’s Zach Luckey tags out Chaska’s Chris Johnson during the championship game of the Upper Midwest Classic Sunday at Johnson Park in New Ulm. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com.

Creighton Prep wins Upper Midwest Classic

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NEW ULM — Creighton Prep of Omaha, Nebraska, repeated as the Upper Midwest Classic Tournament winner by defeating Chaska 6-3 Sunday at Johnson Park. Dylan Phillips got the win scattering seven hits and fanning four. Bruce Vosik belted a home run for Creighton. Zack Nelson took the loss ...

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New Ulm Legion Gold shortstop Andrew Peters tags out Chaska’s Jacob Goraczkowski during Upper Midwest Classic action Saturday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
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Sour inning allows Chaska to upset New Ulm Gold

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NEW ULM — Chaska scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning after there were two outs to break a tie and eliminate New Ulm Legion Gold 8-3 in the Upper Midwest Classic on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Park. Zack Nelson got the win in relief for Chaska. Tyler Roufs took the loss for ...

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Sleepy Eye’s Max Heidersheidt plays a ball during an Upper Midwest Classic gamme against Harrisburg on Saturday in Searles.
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Sleepy Eye Legion ends Upper Midwest Classic on high note

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All four of Sleepy Eye Legion Post 7’s games at the 2017 Upper Midwest Classic were decided by one run apiece. Even though Post 7 could not break through to the winner’s bracket, it still ended its weekend on a high not. Despite losing 2-1 to Eastview to end Pool C round-robin play on ...

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New Ulm Legion Blue starting pitcher Nathan Hauser tosses a pitch during an Upper Midwest Classic game against Le Sueur-Henderson on Saturday in Essig.
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Errors plague New Ulm Legion Blue

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer ESSIG — When errors begin to pile up early on, it can really hurt a team down the stretch. That’s what happened to New Ulm Legion Blue on Saturday, when it committed four errors in the first inning that led to four runs scored. Blue fell to 0-4 ...

New Ulm 15U girls beat St. Peter 3-1

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm United 15U girls’ soccer team beat St. Peter 3-1 on Thursday. New Ulm’s defense was stout in allowing just its sixth goal in 16 games this summer season with Riley Melby in the net on Thursday. Maddy Roufs scored a first-half goal for New Ulm (14-1-1) while Bekah ...

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New Ulm Legion Blue’s T.J. Sweere lays down a bunt during Blue’s loss to Chaska in the Upper Midwest Classic on Friday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.
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New Ulm Legion Blue suffers close loss, stumbles in 0-2 day

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NEW ULM — Despite having an 0-3 record heading into Saturday’s final game in the Upper Midwest Classic, New Ulm Legion Blue has played well and nearly pulled one off Friday morning. Blue lost Friday’s opening game 3-2 at Mueller Park despite leading 2-1 going into the bottom of the ...

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Jacob Berg throws a pitch during Sleepy Eye’s loss to North St. Paul during the Upper Midwest Classic on Friday in Essig. 
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Sleepy Eye Legion splits in Pool C

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer Sleepy Eye Legion Post 7 played well enough on Friday to split a pair of games in the Upper Midwest Classic. Sleepy Eye started its day off with a 6-5 win against Stillwater at Searles. Sam Tessmer picked up the win for Sleepy Eye in Game 1, ...

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