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The comeback kids

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ST. PETER — Although he barely played, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey’s Justin Lumbar’s contributions may have been what saved his team’s season. Lumbar scored six points in overtime, including two go-ahead free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime, as CM/C overcame a large halftime ...

Tigers have no problem in 2A

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LAKE CRYSTAL — Springfield’s 3-point parade was just one reason for its dominant victory against Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther on Thursday. The Tigers mauled the Jaguars 92-40 in a Section 2A, South Subsection semifinal game. The Tigers sank nine 3-pointers, with ...

New Ulm gymnasts, wrestlers honored

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NEW ULM — Three New Ulm gymnasts and three New Ulm Area wrestlers earned All-Conference honors in the Big South Conference, according to a news release. Senior Ryan Wacker, junior Hunter Ranweiler and sophomore Sean Howk earned All-Conference honors in wrestling. Seniors Ellie Hohensee and ...

Postseason run has been exciting for area teams

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The postseason girls’ basketball tournaments have lived up to the hype, with a few surprises along the way that always makes this time of year so much fun. On Thursday night, the New Ulm girls’ basketball team is probably is playing its biggest game in the program’s history when it ...

Ogren a key member of MSU-Mankato track and field team

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Last year, Tanner Ogren, then a freshman from New Ulm High School, missed out on the fall training for the Minnesota State University-Mankato track and field team. This year Ogren was able to participate in the fall training program for the Mavericks. “I was able to work on my speed and ...

Jaguars prove too tough for Tigers

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ST. PETER — Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther’s front court was too much for Springfield to handle on Tuesday. The Jaguars defeated the Tigers 57-48 in the girls’ Section 2A, South Subsection championship game. Vishe Rabb led the Tigers with 27 points, while Shylyn ...

Waseca eliminates New Ulm from 2AAA playoffs

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WASECA — Waseca defeated New Ulm 86-47 in Section 2AAA boys’ basketball playoff action on Tuesday. Stats were not reported to The Journal by the New Ulm coaching staff. New Ulm ends its season at 8-18. Waseca (24-3), the No. 2 seed in the Section 2AAA playoffs, advances to face Mankato ...

Tarasenko, Perron score as Blues top Wild

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko and David Perron scored and Jake Allen made 32 saves and the St. Louis Blues edged the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night. Allen was 10.5 seconds away from a second straight shutout before Wild center Mikko Koivu threw a puck on net from near the ...

Cougars advance to finals

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ST. PETER — A hot start by Cedar Mountain/Comfrey was just what it needed to get its revenge. Top-seeded CM/C downed No. 2-seeded Sleepy Eye 53-39 in the Section 2A, North Subsection girls’ basketball finals on Tuesday at Gustavus Adolphus College. The win came exactly one year after ...

Mason, McBrayer put embarrassment behind them at Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the month of March, when college basketball players are kings, Nate Mason could barely find the courage to leave his house last season. When Dupree McBrayer walked around the Minnesota campus, he could hear the whispers and the snickers from classmates as he kept ...

CM/C shuts down Sleepy Eye 86-60

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MORGAN — While defenses pay plenty of attention to Cedar Mountain/Comfrey’s Derek Pendleton and Dylan Hillesheim, they might want to start paying more attention to Wambde Diaz. The CM/C junior was hot early on, giving his team a spark from outside. Diaz hit five shots from 3-point range ...

Springfield blasts Nicollet in South Subsection quarters

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer SPRINGFIELD — Tanner Vogel and Isaac Fink led the relentless Springfield squad on its way to a decisive victory against Nicollet on Monday night. The Tigers defeated the Raiders 94-60 in a boys’ Section 2A, South Subsection quarterfinals matchup. ...

Mason, McBrayer put embarrassment behind them at Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the month of March, when college basketball players are kings, Nate Mason could barely find the courage to leave his house last season. When Dupree McBrayer walked around the Minnesota campus, he could hear the whispers and the snickers from classmates as he kept his ...

MLC drops 2 in Florida

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WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The Martin Luther College baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader against Medaille College by the scores of 1-0 and 11-2 on Saturday. MC 1, MLC 0 Matt Baehman's collegiate debut on the mound was not enough for the Knights in a 1-0 loss in game one. Baehman ...

Eagles move on to Section 2AAA finals

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ST. PETER — With some key late-game management, New Ulm knocked out Faribault on Saturday night, continuing its impressive season. The No. 2-seeded Eagles soared past the No. 3-seeded Falcons for the victory in a girls’ Section 2AAA semifinals game by a score of 55-44. Meleah Reinhart led ...

Pasvogel brings home the title

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ST. PAUL — In a high-flying, unconventional bout, senior Tanner Pasvogel went out with a bang. Pasvogel (40-2) upset top-seeded Tanner Reetz of Frazee by 4-3 decision to win the 132-pound Class A state title on the final day of the state wrestling tournament on Saturday at the Xcel Energy ...

Ranweiler advances to semifinals

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ST. PAUL — Hunter Ranweiler may have had some nervousness coming into the Class AA state wrestling tournament. But after two matches, that nervousness is basically gone. Ranweiler (41-1) finessed his way to the 138-pound semifinals on Friday at the Xcel Energy Center thanks to his ...

Pasvogel, Morton still alive in Class A

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ST. PAUL — Tanner Pasvogel and Dayne Morton are in the same position bracket-wise. One key difference is that one has been there three times before, and the other sees this as new territory. Both wrestlers for Sibley East advanced to the semifinals of their respective brackets in Class ...

Springfield shocks No. 1 Loyola

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Springfield 71, Loyola 57 LAKE CRYSTAL — Springfield, the No. 4 seed in the Section 2A, South Subsection playoffs, upset the No. 1 seed Mankato Loyola 71-57 on Friday in the girls’ basketball playoffs. Springfield’s Vishe Rabb had 31 points to lead the way for her team. Shylyn ...