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Batt steps down as NUHS girls’ basketball coach

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By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Brian Batt, who has been the head girls’ basketball coach at New Ulm High School for the past four seasons, resigned from that position on Tuesday. Batt, who had a 54-32 record in his four years as head coach, including back-to-back 20-win ...

Mathiowetz named Tomahawk Player of the Year

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s junior Madison Mathiowetz was named the Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball Player of the Year. Mathiowetz led the Knights to the state semifinals as the Knights finished 23-1 this season. She was joined on the All-Conference team by teammates ...

Domeier named Tomahawk Player of the Year

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s junior Carson Domeier was named the Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball Player of the Year. Knights head coach Judd Walter was named the Coach of the Year by the conference also. Joining Domeier on the team were St. Mary’s teammates Trent ...

Area roundup: GFW coasts by Nicollet in five

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Prep Baseball GFW 20, Nicollet 0, 5 innings NICOLLET — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop downed Nicollet 20-0 in five innings on Thursday in a nonconference baseball game. GFW was led by James Wickenhauser, who went 3 for 3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. Isaac Case also had three ...

Scoring drought hurts Knights in loss to Hancock

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MINNEAPOLIS — A late-game scoring drought by Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s helped lead Hancock to a 65-53 win on Wednesday morning in a Class A state boys’ basketball semifinal game at Target Center. The Knights led by as much as 8 on Wednesday, but a scoring drought of 5:10 late in the ...

Knights fall short against BBE

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MINNEAPOLIS — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s came up a basket shy of continuing its perfect season on Tuesday at the Target Center. Top-seeded Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa held off the Knights late with a 51-50 victory in a Class A state girls’ basketball semifinals game. The Knights end their ...

MLC softball splits doubleheader

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NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College offense got into a groove as the Knights split a doubleheader at Minnesota Morris on Tuesday. The Knights won the opener 16-10, but lost Game 2 10-8 in six innings after the game was called due to darkness. MLC 16, UMM 10 The Knights held off the ...

Kren Named to D3football.com Team of the Week

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NEW ULM — Martin Luther College senior running back Joshuah Kren was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week following his performance in the Knights' 34-16 season-opening win at Ripon College on April 3. Kren carried 23 times for 210 yards and one touchdown in the win, with the ...

New Ulm to make a bid for amateur state tournament

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NEW ULM — On Friday, April 16 in St. Cloud, New Ulm Baseball Association President Bob Skillings along with members of the NUBA and Bill Schulte, President of the Gaylord Baseball Association will be making a formal bid for the 2023 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Association ...

MLC roundup: Football team tops Ripon College

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RIPON, Wis. — The Martin Luther College football team overcame a slow start to win its long-awaited season opener 34-16 at Ripon College on Saturday. The game did not start the way the Knights were hoping as the Red Hawks held a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter, but MLC dominated ...

AP Sources: NCAA has not tested for drugs at championships

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By Eddie Pells AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has not tested players for performance-enhancing drugs at March Madness and other recent college championships, The Associated Press has learned. Three people with direct knowledge of NCAA testing protocols said full-scale ...

Steel already planning for next season

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NEW ULM — And now the work begins. New Ulm Steel head coach and General Manager Zach Stepan’s 2020-21 season ended Sunday night with a 4-2 loss to Willmar at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. The loss closed out the Steel’s record at with nine wins on the year. “It is ...

Stef Dietz takes over as NUHS AD

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NEW ULM — Beginning July 1, 2021, Stef Dietz will be the new Activities Director at New Ulm High School. She wil replace Troy Guentzel, who will be an Assistant Principal and Director of Career and Technical Education at New Ulm High School also on July 1. Guentzel had served as both ...

Knights roll on to Target Center with state win over Crusaders

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MANKATO — Behind Madison Mathiowetz’s 44-point effort, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s continued its unbeaten season on Wednesday by taking down Mayer Lutheran 78-67 in a Class A girls’ basketball state quarterfinals game at Mankato East High School. The win moves the Knights (23-0) on to a ...

Steele, Morton repeat as Co-Wrestlers of the Year

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer ARLINGTON — While it wasn’t easy, success came to the Sibley East wrestling duo of junior Drayden Morton and senior Derek Steele again in 2021. This past Saturday, Steele won his second consecutive Class A state title, while Morton won his third ...

Steffensmeier leads Knights to state semis

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MANKATO — In a sense, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Trent Steffensmeier had probably the biggest night of his varsity career on Wednesday night. Playing in the Class A boys' basketball quarterfinals, Steffensmeier scored 30 points to lead the Knights past Central Minnesota Christian 86-73 at ...

Knights grow up fast in trip to state tournament

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SLEEPY EYE — After finishing last season 15-13, the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s boys’ basketball team didn’t get a lot of attention heading into this year. The Knights returned many pieces from last year’s team, and with a team full of younger players, they knew that this year could be ...