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MVL's Lauren Paulsen goes up for a shot against Lindsey Boerger (45) of Nicollet in Monday's game between the Raiders and Chargers at Nicollet as Brooke Skrien (34) and Haley Birkholz (4) look on.

Skrien lifts Nicollet past Chargers

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NICOLLET — Brooke Skrien’s 22-point, 15-rebound double-double helped lead Nicollet to a 60-48 victory over Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Monday night in girls’ basketball action. It was “Senior Night” for Nicollet and the Raiders got a solid ...

Area roundup: New Ulm gymnasts win, Sibley East tops GFW girls

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Prep gymnastics New Ulm 137.675, Marshall 128.2 MARSHALL — Sarah Longtin of New Ulm won the All-Around title with a score of 34.725 and helped New Ulm defeat Marshall in a Big South Conference gymnastics meet. Michelle Rosenhamer and Longtin tied for first in vault with a score of ...

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New Ulm’s Kyle Tauer races toward a loose puck during a recent game a the New Ulm Civic Center.

New Ulm blanks Willmar

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By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM— New Ulm netminder Jack Raymond delivered a shutout to boost the Eagles to a 1-0 victory over Willmar in a 3A boys’ hockey game on Saturday. Due to weather New Ulm (9-8) had not seen competition in 14 days coming into the game Saturday. ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Jake Kettner is a big reason why the Chargers are off to a fast start. Kettner is averaging 23 points per game so far this season and surpassed the 1,000-point career mark on Friday.

MVL’s Jake Kettner is Leading the Charge

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NEW ULM — Something didn’t sit well for Jake Kettner after last year’s first round playoff exit to BOLD. Minnesota Valley Lutheran finished the year 19-8 and Kettner wrapped up his sophomore season with an average of 15.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, an ...

MLC men lose at the buzzer

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Men’s basketball UW-Superior 76, MLC 73 NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College men's basketball lost a 76-73 heartbreaker on an overtime buzzer beater by UW-Superior’s Vid Milenkovic on Saturday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. The Knights controlled the game through the ...

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New Ulm Steel forward Alex Nagel looks to pass the puck during a recent game at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Steel shuts out Wausau

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel allowed Wausau just 15 shots on goal while firing 47 at Riverwolves goalie Henry Baribeau as Stephen Mordini, Tom Reilly, Jarrett Cammarata and Brian Oare tallied goals in a 4-0 Steel win. New Ulm goalie Ryan Kenny got the shutout as the Steel improved to ...

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Springfield’s Isaac Fink (23) takes a shot between Cathedral defenders Alex Hillesheim (24) Jon Zinniel (32) and Jacob Manderfeld (center) during the second half Friday at CHS.
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Springfield halts Cathedral

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NEW ULM –– James Gillis’ 3-pointer with one minute left in the game pulled New Ulm Cathedral to within 1, 80-79, but Springfield outscored the Greyhounds 7-3 to close out the game and come away with an 87-82 win over Cathedral Friday night in Tomahawk Conference basketball. Isaac Fink ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Hannah Marzinske (25) and Le Sueur-Henerson’s Acy Adamzak reach for a rebound during the first half Friday at MVL.
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Charger girls topple Giants

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NEW ULM — Free throws for Minnesota Valley Lutheran became key in the final minutes of the second half. MVL (9-9), down 7 points at the end of the first half, took the lead at the halfway point in the second half to beat Le Sueur-Henderson (2-15) 58-53 in nonconference action Friday ...

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New Ulm’s Morgan Eikanger (5) drives to the basket after getting past three Jordan defenders during the second half Friday at New Ulm High School.
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New Ulm girls breeze by Jaguars

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NEW ULM — New Ulm was able to pick up its second straight victory after Friday night’s 65-36 win over Jordan in girls’ basketball action. The Eagles (14-5) had a balanced effort on offense and had three girls in double figures as a result. Joey Batt led with 19 points, while Iyanna ...

Area Roundup: Kettner passes 1,000

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Boys’ basketball MVL 68, St. Clair 62 ST. CLAIR — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated St. Clair 68-62 on Friday in a nonconference boys’ basketball game. MVL was led by Jake Kettner, who had 34 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. He passed 1,000 career points as a result of his ...

Smith scores 2 goals in win for Steel

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NEW ULM –– Ryan Smith scored two goals with Oliver Hoeschen and Jimmy Miller each adding one as the New Ulm Steel topped Wausau 4-1 Friday night at the New Ulm Civic Center. The Steel and Wausau play tonight again at 7:10 p.m. at the New Ulm Civic Center. There will be a silent auction ...

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New Ulm’s Hannah Osborne drives to the basket as Ranata Hernandez of St. James defends on the play Thursday at New Ulm High School.
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New Ulm girls rout St. James Area

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NEW ULM — Despite the lopsided final result, New Ulm girls’ basketball coach Brian Batt said his team was able to accomplish quite a bit against St. James Area on Thursday. The Eagles won the Big South Conference battle with ease, 85-33. Even with the big lead throughout the game, they ...

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Matthew Munsen goes up for a layup as Wabasso’s Tony Franta (left) and Cooper Taylor look on during the first half Thursday at MVL.
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MVL boys hold off Wabasso

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NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran forced 27 Wabasso turnovers Thursday night in their game with the Rabbits. But MVL had to hold off a late Rabbits charge to come away with a 68-61 win. Jake Kettner led the Chargers (10-5, 7-2) with 24 points. Kettner now needs 12 points to crack the ...

St. Marys’ girls defeat GFW 65-41

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WINTHROP — The Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s aggressive defense created plenty of havoc for Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Thursday night, which led the Knights to a 65-41 win in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball. It was a tough loss for the Thunderbirds (11-7, 7-4), who dropped their ...

Prep roundup: Melby leads New Ulm boys to victory

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Boys’ basketball New Ulm 70, St. James 62 ST. JAMES — New Ulm defeated St. James Area 70-62 in a Big South Conference boys’ basketball game. New Ulm was led by Reece Melby, who scored 25 points. Also for New Ulm, Braden Zimmerman scored 21 points, Matt Janke scored 11 points and ...

Steel host two games this weekend, while Wieben recovers

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NEW ULM –– The first-place New Ulm Steel (20-8 in the West Division of the NA3HL) return to the New Ulm Civic Center ice for two home games Friday and Saturday against Wausau (Wisconsin) Riverwolves, who are 6-22 and are in fourth place in the Central Division. Both games are at 7:10 ...

Knights men and women both fall to Bethany Lutheran

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Men’s basketball MANKATO –– The Martin Luther College men's basketball team lost 81-69 at Bethany Lutheran College on Wednesday. The Vikings jumped on top from the opening tip with a 10-0 run, but MLC came back to cut the deficit to 4 before BLC took a 42-33 lead at the half. MLC ...

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Cedar Mountain/Comfrey’s Lewis Pendelton (5) takes a shot over Springfield’s Decker Scheffler during the first half Tuesday in Morgan.
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Big 2nd half lifts Springfield boys past CM/C

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MORGAN — In the end, it was just too much Isaac Fink. The Springfield junior took over in the second half against Cedar Mountain/Comfrey and led the Tigers to a 76-66 Tomahawk Conference boy’s basketball victory on Tuesday. Fink finished the game with 35 points. Tanner Vogel scored ...

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