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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. ...

Greyhounds trounce Clippers behind Hillesheim’s big game

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NICOLLET — Despite cold shooting early on in Thursday afternoon’s boys’ basketball game against Cleveland, New Ulm Cathedral corrected its shot in a hurry to run away with an 89-55 win on Day 1 of the Nicollet Holiday Invitational. Alex Hillesheim led the Greyhounds (7-1) with a ...

Clippers hold back Greyhound girls 56-41

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NICOLLET — Too many early turnovers made it tough for the New Ulm Cathedral girls’ basketball team to complete a comeback on Thursday afternoon against Cleveland in Day 1 basketball action of the Nicollet Holiday Invitational. As a result, the Clippers went on to win 56-41, dropping the ...

Big second half leads Nicollet boys by BLHS

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NICOLLET — The Nicollet boys’ basketball team was able to shake off any holiday rust to put up a good second half and defeat the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Mustangs 76-59 on the opening day of the Nicollet Holiday Invitational. Nicollet’s (6-2) Riley Hulke led all scoring with 24 ...

Column: Eagle boys’ basketball team seeks balanced scoring

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Eight games into the season, the New Ulm Eagle boys’ basketball team is 2-6 overall, a mark that first-year head coach Matt Hauge feels could be better. “We could very easily have a couple of more wins,” he said. “Our first couple of games we lost by 8 and 4 points. I was hoping to ...

Week 16 local Power Points winner announced

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Kevin Dewanz of New Ulm was the local winner of last week’s Power Points Pro Football picking contest with 127 points. Dewanz wins $10 in local chamber bucks as a result. The national winner of $1,000 was unavailable on Wednesday due to holiday mail delays postponing official results until ...

Eagles fall to Lourdes in O.T.

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NEW ULM — Kyle Hickey’s backhander with just three seconds left in overtime beat New Ulm goalie Jack Raymond and lifted Rochester Lourdes to a 3-2 win over New Ulm Saturday afternoon in nonconference boys’ hockey at the New Ulm Civic Center. Josh Seidl and Glavine Schugel scored the ...

Column: Cathedral, MVL boys both off to a fast start

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This season, the New Ulm Cathedral boys’ basketball team has used the team approach in filling in the spot of graduated starter Nate Hauser. “We have used senior Ethan Kirchberg and junior Chris Knowles who both played more limited minutes last year have both played very well for us,” ...