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Slow start, strong finish for Cathedral

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye gave No. 10-ranked New Ulm Cathedral a battle it wasn’t quite expecting on Friday night at Sleepy Eye High School. But despite trailing at the half, the Greyhounds picked things up in the second half and took advantage of several free throws to pull away and ...

New Ulm Steel shocks North Iowa

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MASON CITY, Iowa — The New Ulm Steel scored two goals in the second period to get a rare victory against North Iowa in NA3HL junior hockey action on Friday. Jarrett Cammarata and Jacob Halverson scored a goal for New Ulm. North Iowa scored its lone goal in the first period. Jack Parks, ...

Local Power Points winner announced

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Garrett Grathwolhl of New Ulm was the local winner of last week’s winner of the Power Points Pro Football picking contest with 118 points. Grathwolhl wins $10 in local chamber bucks. The national winner of $1,000 was Bob Lemon, of Somerset, PA, who tallied 133 of the possible 136 ...

MVL to honor 93-94 state girls’ basketball team on Saturday

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NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran will honor members of its 1993-94 girls’ basketball state tournament team at halftime of Saturdays’ MVL/Nicollet girl’s basketball game at MVL. The game begins at 2 p.m. The 93-94 season happened after 14 straight winning seasons and the 93-94 ...

Free throw contest at New Ulm Cathedral

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NEW ULM — Boys and girls ages 9-14 as of January 1 are invited to participate in the local Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The competition will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6 at New Ulm Cathedral. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the contest starts at 1 p.m. Participants ...

Hopkins’ big season helps Houston Texans to playoffs

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By Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins had the best season of his career, carrying Houston’s receivers in a year the group was decimated by injuries. Now the self-described best receiver in the NFL will need another big performance for the Texans to get a win ...

Hoffman, Franta lead Greyhounds past Sleepy Eye

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral edged Sleepy Eye 51-46 on Thursday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. It was the first conference win for Cathedral. “It was a good win,” Cathedral coach Dave Wilfahrt said. “The girls played tough through the whole game.” Lauryn Franca ...

Steel to face North Iowa this weekend

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By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Last month at this time, the New Ulm Steel were sitting nine points behind the Alexandria Blizzard for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division of the NA3HL. But a 7-2 mark in December has propelled the Steel into the No. 4 ...

2018 in review: New Ulm sports

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NEW ULM — The Year 2018 in local sports in New Ulm has been a year led by eight top stories. 1) The RENU project for Johnson and Mueller Parks is on schedule and will be completed in time for the 2020 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament to be held in New Ulm and Springfield. 2) ...

Athlete of the Week: Alex Hillesheim, New Ulm Cathedral

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Alex Hillesheim Sr. G, New Ulm Cathedral H.S. Son of Jon and Shannon Hillesheim • Hillesheim helped lead the Greyhounds to a pair of wins at the Nicollet Holiday Invitational last week after an 89-55 win over Cleveland on Thursday and an 85-64 win over Nicollet on Friday. • Hillesheim ...

Column: Eagles keep climbing among top teams in state

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Following an opening game loss to Mankato West, the New Ulm Eagle girls’ basketball team has been on a roll. They have won 10 straight games, including a 92-55 win over Worthington on Dec. 18, when they set the school record for points in a game. Their closest game came Friday in a 64-62 ...

Minneota holds off Springfield for narrow win

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Story courtesy of Jake Przytarski Marshall Independent MINNEOTA – It was a battle of the unbeatens on Saturday as the top two teams in the state squared off. With No. 1 Minneota holding an eight-game win streak and No. 2 Springfield coming in with a six-game win streak, both the Vikings ...

Steel power past WarHawks

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NEW ULM –– The New Ulm Steel were looking to get back on track Saturday night at the New Ulm Civic Center after their 6-2 road loss at the hands of Rochester on Friday night. And after outshooting the Willmar WarHawks 48-14 on Saturday, the Steel did just that and picked up a 3-1 ...

Prep roundup: MVL boys finish 2nd at Kwik Trip tournament

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Boys’ basketball Fairmont 56, MVL 53 MANKATO –– The Minnesota Valley Lutheran boys’ basketball team came up just short against Fairmont in Saturday’s championship game at the Kwik Trip Holiday Tournament at Bethany Lutheran College, falling 56-53. MVL (10-1) was led by Jake ...

Hoffman’s contested 3 sinks Raiders at buzzer

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NICOLLET — With 2.4 seconds left in the final girls’ basketball game of the 2018 Nicollet Holiday Invitational on Friday, New Ulm Cathedral’s Heidi Hoffman knocked down a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer to help the Greyhounds sink Nicollet/Loyola 51-50. The Raiders led by 2 after ...

Grizzlies hammer Steel 6-2

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ROCHESTER –– The  Rochester Grizzlies toppled the New Ulm Steel 6-2 on Friday night in NA3HL action. Jake Ford and Jack Parks added a goal each for the Steel, while Baylor Hudson, Jarrett Cammarata and Jordan Cooper each added an assist. Henry Baribeau took the loss in the net for the ...

Greyhounds roll to 6th consecutive win, top Raiders

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NICOLLET — The New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds dominated the floor, becoming too much for the Nicollet Raiders on Day 2 of the Nicollet Holiday Invitational on Friday. That led the Greyhounds to their sixth consecutive victory with an 85-64 nonconference boys’ basketball win. The ...

Prep roundup: New Ulm boys handle Madelia

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Boys’ basketball New Ulm 73, Madelia 42 ST. JAMES — New Ulm defeated Madelia on Friday in the third place game of the St. James Area Holiday Tournament in boys’ basketball. Reece Melby led the Eagles with 29 points and 13 rebounds. Caden Hames scored 16 points with seven rebounds. ...