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Sleepy Eye Legion gets knocked out of playoffs

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MANKATO — Sleepy Eye Post 7 ended its 2018 Legion Substate baseball tournament with a 11-1 loss against Mankato Americans in a five-inning game Thursday night. Mankato put five runners across in the bottom half of the fifth inning with the final runner reaching home on a wild pitch. ...

VFW Gold advances

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NEW ULM — A safety squeeze and a shutdown relief performance. New Ulm VFW Gold used that combination to come away with a 2-1 win Thursday night in the Second District Tournament game against Shakopee at Johnson Park. Tony Geiger got the win in relief for New Ulm. He came in in the ...

Schommer shuts out Faribault, Gold wins

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MANKATO — Wednesday might not have been the best offensive showing New Ulm Legion Gold has had all year, but it didn’t matter much with Mark Schommer on the mound. Schommer fanned nine while allowing five hits and two walks for a 3-0 complete-game shutout over Faribault in Legion Substate ...

Sleepy Eye falls to Jordan 6-1 in Substate 2 action

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MANKATO — Sleepy Eye Post 7 would like to get one defensive inning back as they lost to Jordan Post 3 6-1 on Day 1 of Legion Substate 2 playoff baseball action Wednesday night. Sleepy Eye held a 1-0 lead after the top half of the first inning and had held Jordan to just one hit in the ...

VFW Gold wins Sub-District

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SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm VFW Gold continued its dominance in the Northwest Sub-District VFW Baseball Tournament Sunday afternoon in Sleepy Eye. Gold slammed 12 hits and matched that with 12 runs as they ran past Sleepy Eye 12-2. Matt Reiger got the win for Gold. He relieved starter Ethan ...

Steel staying put

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NEW ULM — It became official Tuesday night at the New Ulm City Council Meeting when the City of New Ulm unanimously approved a five-year lease extension with the New Ulm Steel of the NA3HL. The two had been in lease extension talks for several months and had a verbal agreement on the ...

New Ulm U17 girls take home Silver Bracket title

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BLAINE –– The New Ulm U17 girls played six games in the Schwan's Cup in Blaine this past weekend and won the Silver Bracket. The first game New Ulm played was against Hudson, WI, where New Ulm won 5-0. The second game New Ulm played was against Maple Brook, MN, where they lost 2-0. In ...

VFW Gold runs by Hutchinson 12-0

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SLEEPY EYE — The game plan for New Ulm VFW Gold on Saturday was simple: keep throwing strikes and continue putting bat on ball. Gold starting pitcher Cole Backer did his part by allowing three walks and two hits and the offense did their part by adding 11 hits, giving Gold a 12-0 subdistrict ...

Sleepy Eye VFW wins twice, moves on to title game

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SLEEPY EYE –– The Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 baseball team held on in dramatic fashion to defeat Lake Crystal 8-7 in the first elimination game of the subdistrict tournament on Saturday. They then got payback on Hutchinson from a day earlier by picking up a 14-5 win. That win moves ...

French leads Brewers past Springfield 4-2

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NEW ULM — For the second time in four days, the New Ulm Brewers knocked off one of the top teams in the Tomahawk East League. Chris Cariveau held Springfield to seven hits and struck out five as the Brewers topped the second-place Tigers 4-2 Saturday night at Mueller Park. On Wednesday, ...

Hutchinson blanks Sleepy Eye VFW

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SLEEPY EYE –– Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 took a difficult loss in its first game of the Northwest Subdistrict playoffs on Friday night with a 2-0 loss to Hutchinson. Post 800's Nick Labat took the loss from the mound by pitching six innings with four walks allowed and seven strikeouts. ...

Sehr no-hits Lake Crystal

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SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm VFW Gold wasted no time in making sure that their bats were heard on Friday after a five-inning, 25-0 subdistrict playoff win over Lake Crystal. If that wasn’t enough for New Ulm fans to cheer about, Gold starting pitcher Hunter Sehr also tossed a no-hitter. Sehr ...

VFW tournament postponed

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SLEEPY EYE — Because of rain, Thursday’s Northwest Subdistrict VFW baseball playoff games in Sleepy Eye were pushed back to Friday. Lake Crystal and New Ulm Gold open the tournament at 3 p.m. and the host team Sleepy Eye will play Hutchinson at 5 p.m. on Friday. The tournament resumes on ...

Silver drops two, eliminated from playoffs

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MANKATO –– Unfortunately for New Ulm VFW Silver, the hot hitting didn't carry over to Tuesday. Mapleton secured a spot in next week's District 2 tournament with a 4-2 victory against New Ulm Silver at Franklin Rogers Park. Evan Wiltscheck took the season-ending loss. He went 3 2/3 ...

Area Sunday roundup: Sleepy Eye VFW picks up two wins

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VFW baseball Sleepy Eye 10, Edina 5 Sleepy Eye 5, Edina 4 SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye VFW picked up two wins on Sunday in a VFW baseball doubleheader against Edina by scores of 10-5 and 5-4. In the 10-5 win, Matthew Sellner got the complete-game win, surrendering two earned runs on four ...

VFW Silver piles on runs in win over Mapleton

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MANKATO –– As the season progresses, New Ulm Silver continues to pile on runs as of late. Silver defeated Mapleton VFW 15-5 in six innings in the Southeast Subdistrict playoffs at Franklin Rogers Park. Silver will play at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Franklin Rogers Park. Will Schabert earned the ...

Sleepy Eye Legion gets by Redwood Falls in 8 innings

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SLEEPY EYE –– Sleepy Eye Legion picked up an 8-inning victory over Redwood Falls 8-7 on Monday in legion baseball action. Sleepy Eye’s (5-10) Zach Haala got the win in relief of Kyle Domeier, pitching four innings and striking out five. Haala also went 2 for 4 with a double and an ...

Legion Gold splits with Faribault

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NEW ULM — Playing their sixth and seventh games in four days, a tired New Ulm Legion Gold team split a doubleheader with Faribault Monday night at Mueller Park. Gold (14-10) scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn an early 8-3 Faribault lead into a 9-8 win in the first ...

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