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Despite tight goal-line D, Vikings need better pass coverage

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By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After all the long passing plays and fourth-down conversions the Minnesota Vikings surrendered against Denver, the defense still had the game in its hands. Forcing three straight incompletions by Broncos quarterback Brandon ...

Kren, Otto Named UMAC Players of the Week

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NEW ULM — Two Martin Luther College football players won Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for their performances in Saturday's regular season finale at Crown College. Running back Joshuah Kren was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Micah Otto won Special ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Nov. 10-16

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Austin DeNoyer Jr. RB, Martin Luther College • Austin DeNoyer was once again tough to stop on the ground for the Knights. He led MLC with 15 carries for 217 yards and three touchdowns in a 53-20 victory over Crown College. The win secured MLC’s second straight trip to the Division III ...

Iowa hands No. 7 Minnesota its first loss

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota’s undefeated season came to an end in a place where the Gophers have struggled for a while. Nate Stanley threw for two touchdown passes and Tyler Goodson ran for a score to help No. 23 Iowa beat No. 7 Minnesota 23-19 on Saturday, handing the Gophers their ...

Eagles, Brennan blank Delano 2-0

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Eagles girls’ hockey team scored on two of their three power plays and seventh-grader Ava Brennan stopped all 17 Delano shots to record her first varsity shutout as New Ulm blanked Delano 2-0 Saturday afternoon in a non-conference hockey game at the New Ulm Civic ...

MLC football team locks up NCAA tournament bid

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ST. BONIFACIUS — The Martin Luther College football team secured its second consecutive Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) championship with a 53-20 win at Crown College on Saturday. The Knights clinched the conference's automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III Championships ...

Madelia cancels girls’ basketball season for 2019-20

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MADELIA — Because of low numbers in grades 9-12, Madelia has decided to cancel its 2019-20 girls’ basketball season. The announcement came on Wednesday after the coaching staff had only three girls out for the sport at the varsity level. The program has no seniors, one junior, no ...

MLC opens season with blowout win over OHC

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BEMIDJI –– The Martin Luther College men's basketball team opened its season with a 104-37 win over Oak Hills Christian at a two-day tournament hosted by Bemidji State on Friday. The Knights dominated from the opening tip, shooting 57.0 percent from the field as all 14 players ...

Dawe, Ross lead Junior Blues by Steel

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NEW ULM — The St Louis Junior Blues broke open a scoreless game with three second-period goals and went on to top the New Ulm Steel 6-1 Friday night in an NA3HL game at the New Ulm Civic Center. Evan Ross and Clayton Dawe each scored two goals for the Junior Blues. Denis Denisov scored ...

Scheffler signs with Ball State

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SPRINGFIELD — Decker Scheffler’s fascination with Ball State University began while he was in elementary school when he picked the Cardinals as the team he wanted to root for and maybe even play for someday. Fast forward about 15 years, the Springfield senior made that dream become a ...

Graumann leads MLC men’s soccer All-UMAC honorees

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Information courtesy of MLC Athletics NEW ULM –– Four members of the Martin Luther College men's soccer team received postseason honors from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) on Wednesday. Joe Graumann was named First Team All-UMAC, while James Nitz was named Second Team ...

Steel host St. Louis Junior Blues this weekend

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NEW ULM — In the world of Junior Hockey, sometimes there are some long road trips. This weekend, the St. Louis Junior Blues, based out of Affton, Missouri, make a long 560-mile, 8 1/2-hour trip to the New Ulm Civic Center to take on the New Ulm Steel in Friday and Saturday NA3HL ...

Turnovers hurt MLC in home opener

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NEW ULM — Turnovers and a slow start offensively doomed the Martin Luther College women’s basketball team as the Knights dropped their home opener 65-40 on Tuesday night to Viterbo. Emily Witkowski led MLC with 12 points and she finished with six rebounds. Ally Platzer added eight ...

UMAC honors 5 MLC women’s soccer players

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NEW ULM — Five Martin Luther College women's soccer players received postseason honors from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) on Tuesday. Courtney Ritter was the lone MLC player to be named First Team All-UMAC. Lydia Bitter and Mollie Fischer were each named Second Team ...

Former MVL volleyball player honored by AVCA

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The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the fourth annual AVCA Thirty Under 30 High School Awards. Minnesota Valley Lutheran graduate Chelsey Hoops (Hammerschmidt), the head coach at Minneapolis DeLaSalle High School, was honored by the AVCA. Hoops played for former MVL ...

Rochester Lourdes tops New Ulm

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ROCHESTER — Rochester Lourdes defeated New Ulm 5-1 in nonconference girls’ hockey action on Tuesday night. Alexa Steffl scored New Ulm’s lone goal of the game on an assist from Molly Scheid and Morgan Klein. New Ulm hosts Delano at 2 p.m. on Saturday

Weisensel finishes with record-setting year

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NEW ULM — Representing Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s winningest volleyball team in school history, senior middle hitter Mara Weisensel ended her final season in Charger blue with numerous records and awards to show for it. Helping guide the Chargers to a 24-win campaign, Weisensel also ...

Weisensel, Pearson, Kottke highlight All-Journal volleyball teams

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First Team Mara Weisensel, MH, MVL, Sr. Weisensel started off the season with a bang, setting the single-match kills record at Minnesota Valley Lutheran with 33 kills against Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Aug. 27. This year’s Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year also set the single-match ...

Southwest District announces All-District team

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The Southwest District announced its All-District football teams and honorable mentions for 2019 on Monday, with eight Springfield players leading the way in honors from the east. Making the East team from Springfield were seniors Ivan Hovland, Nolan Hovland, Dylan Rubey, Mason Rummel, Decker ...

New Ulm has 3 volleyball players honored by Big South

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm volleyball team had three players honored by The Big South Conference on Monday. New Ulm, which finished the season 7-3 in the East Division and tied for second place, had senior Nora Windschill and sophomore Natalie Yackley named to the All-East Division team. Junior ...