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Members of the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s softball team celebrate after defeating Mankato Loyola in the Section 2A championship game Thursday at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
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Now favorites, Knights win Section 2A in softball

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NORTH MANKATO — A year of difference can make for quite the interesting role reversal. One year after getting spanked by Mankato Loyola as the underdog in the Section 2A finals, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s headed into this season’s title game with a big target on its back now as the team ...

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Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s senior Nic Helget slides into second base against New Ulm Cathedral in a Section 2A consolation baseball game on Thursday at Sleepy Eye Ballpark.

St. Mary’s eliminates Cathedral in Section 2A baseball

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SLEEPY EYE — For 3 1/2 innings, right-handers Kasey Kuck of New Ulm Cathedral and Kyle Windschitl of Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s were hooked up in an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel. Both pitchers had not allowed a hit, both pitchers had thrown 40 pitches. But in the bottom of the fourth, the ...

Tigers unable to score runs vs. Jaguars in Section 2A semifinals

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TRUMAN — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman scored three times in the bottom of the fifth inning en route to defeating Springfield 4-1 in the Section 2A baseball playoffs on Thursday. The loss sends Springfield to the elimination bracket, where it will play Cleveland on 1:30 ...

Sleepy Eye United, Cedar Mountain lead 2A boys’ golf meet

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NORTH MANKATO — The Sleepy Eye United (324) and Cedar Mountain (353) boys’ golf teams were the top two teams that advanced to Day 2 of the Section 2A meet after leading the way at the Day 1 meet on Thursday. Springfield (361) and Madelia (363) also advanced to the next round. Caleb ...

New Ulm senior catcher Camryn Schiro drives a pitch during the Eagles loss in the Section 2AAA championship game against Mankato West Wednesday at Caswell Park in North Mankato.

West defeats New Ulm in Section 2AAA softball title game

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NORTH MANKATO — No. 5-seeded New Ulm tried to pull off an upset over No. 1-seeded Mankato West on Wednesday, but it just wasn’t in the cards. The Eagles fell to the Scarlets 8-2 in the Section 2AAA softball championship game. The Eagles end their season with a 20-6 record. Meleah ...

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New Ulm’s Cole Wellmann tosses a pitch during the Section 2AAA baseball playoffs in Marshall.

New Ulm heads to the elimination bracket in 9-3 loss

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MARSHALL — If New Ulm wants to get back to the Class AAA state baseball tournament, it’s going to have to take the long road through the elimination bracket to do so. Marshall used a six-run fifth inning to defeat New Ulm 9-3 in the Section 2AAA baseball playoffs on Wednesday at Legion ...

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New Ulm’s Glavine Schugel watches his shot after teeing off on the No. 10 hole at the Section 3AA golf meet on Tuesday at Oakdale Golf Course in Buffalo Lake. Schugel was the boys’ meet’s medalist.

New Ulm boys win Section 3AA

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BUFFALO LAKE — The New Ulm boys’ golf team punched its ticket to state in winning by the closest of possible margins — 1 stroke. Minnewaska Area gained 4 strokes on New Ulm in Day 2 of the Section 3AA golf meet with 79s from Esten Stensrud and Isaac Burgess. However, freshman Glavine ...

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New Ulm’s Kaila Brudelie makes a running catch in right field during the Eagles Section 2AAA playoff win against Mankato East Tuesday at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
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Eagles advance to 2AAA championship

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NORTH ­MANKATO — New Ulm’s season will continue after a narrow victory over Mankato East. The No. 5-seeded Eagles beat the No. 3-seeded Cougars 1-0 in a 2AAA softball playoff elimination game on Tuesday at Caswell Park. New Ulm (20-5), however, will have to bring everything to the ...

Springfield routs St. Mary’s in Section 2A playoffs

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SPRINGFIELD — Isaac Fink threw strikes, the Springfield offense gave him plenty of run support and the Tigers’ defense was solid behind him. In the end, it was probably the best performance for Springfield all season in a 10-1 Section 2A baseball playoff victory against Sleepy Eye St. ...

Stevens leaves Wild staff after 1 year

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild assistant coach Scott Stevens has resigned after one year with the team, citing a desire to spend more time with his family in New Jersey. The Hall of Fame defenseman played 13 of his 22 seasons in the NHL for New Jersey while captaining the team to ...

Area teams advance at Section 2A girls’ golf meet

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Prep golf NORTH MANKATO — The Springfield (362) and Alden-Conger (446) girls’ golf teams were the top 2 teams that advanced in the Section 2A tournament after leading the way at the subsection tournament on Tuesday. Sleepy Eye United (451) and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton also advanced ...

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New Ulm Cathedral’s Allison Beranek drops down a bunt during the Greyhounds’ Section 2A playoff game against Mankato Loyola Tuesday at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
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Mankato Loyola eliminates Cathedral

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NORTH MANKATO— New Ulm Cathedral ended its season with a loss to Mankato Loyola 8-4 in the Section 2A elimination game at Caswell Park. The Greyhounds finished the season with a 19-3 overall record going after into playoffs as the No. 1 seed. Josie Pautzke took the loss. She pitched ...

Altuve, Astros top Twins 7-2 behind strong start from Fiers

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Altuve had four hits and two RBIs, Mike Fiers struck out eight over six innings in his bid to retain a spot in Houston's banged-up rotation, and the major league-leading Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Alex ...

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Anna Lux delivers a pitch earlier in the season. Lux picked up two wins on Saturday in the Section 2A playoffs.

Knights eliminate Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey in 2A playoffs

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NORTH MANKATO — Sleepy Eye St. Mary's defeated Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 6-0 in a Section 2A playoff matchup at Caswell Park on Saturday. Anna Lux pitched a seven-inning two-hit shutout for the Knights. St. Mary's put up four runs in the second inning on five hits. Megan Labat ...

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New Ulm’s Mariah Piotter delivers a pitch against Marshall in the Section 2AAA playoffs on Saturday in North Mankato.

Eagles prevail twice in 2AAA playoffs

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NORTH MANKATO — A safety squeeze off the bat of Carli Botten scored Joey Batt from third, leading New Ulm to a 3-2, 11-inning victory against Faribault in the Section 2AAA consolation bracket on Saturday at Caswell Park. The win means New Ulm will play at 5 p.m. on Tuesday against ...

Nicollet ends Sleepy Eye’s season

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NORTH MANKATO — Nicollet defeated Sleepy Eye 5-4 in a Section 2A elimination bracket playoff game in 10 innings. Nicollet's Hannah Beckius pitched 10 innings, giving up eight hits with 10 strikeouts and three walks to earn the win. Brooke Skrien went 2 for 4 with one RBI, Nicole Hall ...

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Springfield’s Decker Sheffler (5) is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of the Tigers Section 2A playoff win against Nicollet Friday in Springfield.
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Springfield stops Nicollet in 2A baseball playoffs

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SPRINGFIELD — After the first inning, Springfield looked nearly unstoppable offensively. But after a momentum-shifting throwout in the bottom of the second, Nicollet gained some life. Still, No. 3-seeded Springfield fended off a scare against No. 14-seeded Nicollet in winning 5-2 in the ...

Cleveland blanks MVL in Section 2A baseball playoffs

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CLEVELAND — Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s bats made plenty of contact with the ball against Cleveland, but it unfortunately only led to three hits. The Chargers fell to the Clippers 6-0 in a first round Section 2A playoff baseball game on Friday. With the loss, MVL (11-8) is eliminated ...

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