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Mayer Lutheran knocks off CM/C in 3

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MANKATO - While Cedar Mountain/Comfrey remained competitive in the first set against the No. 2-ranked team in the state, the squad saw first-had how dominant Mayer Lutheran's front line could be.Mayer Lutheran shook off some early rust, then took off and eventually had a 22-0 run between the ...

Tigers get eliminated

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By Jake CalhounJournal Sports WriterMANKATO - Springfield was cruising in the first set of the Section 2A, South Subsection finals and even got to set point at 24-20 after a kill by senior Vishe' Rabb.But after allowing top-seeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown to claw its way back to taking set ...

GFW boys headed to state as team

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WINTHROP - The Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop boy's cross-country team got over the hump this year, qualifying for the state meet after tying for first overall at the Section 2A meet last week.The GFW boy's team has never qualified for the state cross-country meet as a team. Winthrop qualified for ...

MVL set for Section 2A finals

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NEW ULM - On Friday it will have been 81 days since the Minnesota Valley Lutheran football team had its first practice and set a goal of getting to the Section 2A finals.Now, the Chargers (6-4) have reached that stage as the 6-4 Chargers head to Jordan to take on the top-seeded ...

Belisle makes big turnaround for Steel

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NEW ULM - For the first eight games this season, New Ulm Steel forward Fritz Belisle had recorded just three points - all coming on assists - as the team struggled going 4-4 in those games.But in the last five games - all wins - Belisle has been on fire, scoring nine goals and adding three ...

MLC men fall short vs. St. Scholastica

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DULUTH, Minn. - The Martin Luther College men's soccer team's season came to a close in a 1-0 loss at St. Scholastica in the semifinal round of the UMAC Postseason Tournament on Wednesday.The Knights (10-9-1) battled the top-seeded Saints tough the entire game, but conceded the game's only goal ...

Mayer Lutheran blows out St. Mary’s

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ST. PETER - Top-seeded Mayer Lutheran showed why it is one of the best teams in Class A on Tuesday, when it made quick work of No. 5-seeded Sleepy Eye St. Marys 25-7, 25-10, 25-10 in the Section 2A, North Subsection semifinals at St. Peter High School.The Crusaders (24-6), who finished the ...

CM/C beats BOLD to advance

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By Jeremy BehnkeJournal Sports EditorST. PETER - With a selection of hot hitters to pick from, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey's Abby Jemmings had plenty of chances to get her team's offense going.Jemmings finished with 40 set assists as No. 2-seeded CM/C defeated No. 3-seeded BOLD 25-22, 21-25, 25-13, ...

Springfield edges St. Clair in 4

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MANKATO - Springfield upsets= St. Clair 25-20, 20-25, 25-15 and 25-23 in the Section 2A, South Subsection semifinals on Tuesday night at Mankato West.Springfield (22-8) opened up the first set with an early 9-4 lead, assisted by three kills from middle hitter Vishe Rabb. Serving errors from ...

Wabasso loses in 3A North semifinals

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MARSHALL - Wabasso's season ended on Tuesday, when it lost to No. 2-seeded MACCRAY 25-17, 25-19, 17-25, 25-18 in the Section 3A, North Subsection semifinals at SMSU in Marshall.Maddy Guetter had a team-high 18 kills for the Rabbits (23-8) as well as two blocks and 22 digs. Gina Goblirsch had ...

Late heroics lift Knights past Storm

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By Jeremy BehnkeJournal Sports EditorNEW ULM - With everything on the line, Martin Luther College freshman forward/midfielder Joe Graumann just wanted to be positioned correctly in case his opportunity came up again.Graumann got that opportunity and just happened to be lined up correctly. He ...

MLC cross-country runners honored

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ST. PAUL - Four Martin Luther College men's cross-country runners were named All-UMAC following their performances at last weekend's UMAC Cross Country Championships. Benjamin Bitter was named First Team All-UMAC, while Ryan Gurgel, Justin Wilkens and Darian Schnose were named Second Team ...

MLC moves on in UMAC playoffs

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NEW ULM - Martin Luther College almost blew it. And then almost won it. And then almost blew it again.MLC clashed with rival Bethany Lutheran College in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference postseason play-in match, eventually winning an exhausting contest 19-25, 25-9, 27-29, 25-15, 16-14 on ...

Adrian’s ground game too much for Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s

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ADRIAN - Down 12-0 at halftime against No. 1 seed Adrian, Sleepy Eye St. Mary's football coach Brent Kucera knew his team wasn't too far out of it to make a second-half comeback.However, Adrian's ground game dominated the time of possession in the second half as St. Mary's had the ball for ...

MLC stays winless on the year

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa - The Martin Luther College football team lost 38-0 at Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday.The defense kept the Knights in the game in the first half, but the offense struggled to get on track, and the Tigers were able to wear down the Knights as the game went on.IW led 13-0 in the ...

Wabasso advances to Section 5A finals

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MINNEOTA - Wabasso defeated Minneota 30-20 in the Section 5A semifinals on Saturday afternoon.Big plays were the theme for Wabasso all game as it finished with 514 yards of total offense compared to 234 for Minneota. The Rabbits had 349 yards on the ground.Mitchell Fulton started the Wabasso ...

Chargers win a nailbiter at BA

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FARIBAULT - For a team that had given up plenty of late scores throughout the season, Minnesota Valley Lutheran came up big Saturday.With No. 2-seeded Bethlehem Academy threatening in opposing territory with no timeouts in the final seconds of the fourth quarter, No. 3-seeded MVL managed to ...

Steel stay hot with 5th straight win

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NEW ULM - For the second straight game, the New Ulm Steel fell behind the winless Wisconsin Whalers.And for the second straight game. the Steel came back to win.New Ulm spotted Wisconsin leads of 3-1 after the first period and 4-3 after two before scoring three goals in the third period to come ...

JCC blanks New Ulm

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JACKSON - While the New Ulm volleyball team remained competitive with Jackson County Central, in the end JCC was too much as it defeated New Ulm 25-16, 25-16, 25-16 in Section 3AA volleyball action on Friday.The loss ends New Ulm's season at 2-19 while JCC, the No. 1 seed in Section 3AA, South ...

MVL meets BA on Saturday

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NEW ULM - The No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in Section 2A will meet Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Faribault when the third-seeded Minnesota Valley Lutheran Chargers meet second-seeded Bethlehem Academy.Both teams come into this semi-final game with 5-4 records."They have won five of their last six ...

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