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Area wrestlers ready for state tournament

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area wrestling team will have two Class AA wrestlers make their second appearance at state this Friday at Xcel Energy Center when Colby Wenninger and Cole Ranweiler compete in the 2020 State Individual Wrestling Tournament. For senior heavyweight Wenninger, this ...

Steel set to host Alexandria this weekend

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NEW ULM — Those who are going to the New Ulm Steel game against Alexandria Saturday night at the New Ulm Civic Center may want to get there a lot earlier than for past home games. One reason is that crowds for the past Steel, who are on a 14-game winning streak, have been over 900. The ...

New Ulm athletes honored by Big South

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NEW ULM — Five girls’ hockey players and two gymnasts from New Ulm were honored by the Big South Conference on Tuesday for their performance this past season. In gymnastics, sophomore Kayla Goblirsch and freshman Ella Freiderich were named to the East Division All-Conference team for the ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Feb. 16-22

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Kayla Goblirsch So. New Ulm Gymnastics • Goblirsch finished 15th for the New Ulm gymnastics program at the Class A state gymnastics meet in the all-around with a score of 35.975 on Saturday at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. It was her second straight appearance at the state gymnastics meet. • ...

NYA upsets MVL in Section 2AA playoffs

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NEW ULM — Norwood-Young America, the No. 5 seed in the Section 2AA playoffs, defeated No. 4 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 70-61. The loss ends MVL’s season at 20-7. Maddie Pearson led the Chargers with 18 points, five rebounds and three steals. Emma Nelson scored 17 points and had 20 ...

Prep roundup: BLHS girls defeat RCW, Nicollet boys win

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Girls’ basketball BLHS 75, RCW 23 HECTOR — Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart defeated Renville County West 75-23 on Monday in a Section 2A North Subsection girls’ basketball playoff game. BLHS was led by Sara Kottke with 28 points, five assists and five steals, Kristi Kottke with 8 points, ...

Tigers eliminate Nicollet in 2A

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SPRINGFIELD — While No. 7-seeded Nicollet/Loyola carried a 38-36 lead into halftime against No. 2-seeded Springfield in Monday night’s Section 2A, South Subsection girls’ playoff game, the Tigers roared back and outscored the Raiders 48-24 in the second half on the way to an 82-62 win ...

Knights knock out CM

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SLEEPY EYE — Madison Mathiowetz led Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s to a 65-29 win over Cedar Mountain on Monday in the quarterfinals of the Section 2A, North Subsection girls’ basketball tournament. Mathiowetz scored 33 points, had 10 rebounds and 10 steals. Reagan Severson scored 12 points ...

Cathedral boys defeat Sibley East, MVL tops MCW

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Boys’ basketball New Ulm Cathedral 69, Sibley East 51 GAYLORD — New Ulm Cathedral defeated Sibley East in a nonconference boys’ basketball game on Saturday. For the Greyhounds, Jon Zinniel led the way with 23 points. Kyle Goblirsch and Chris Knowles each finished with 12 points. ...

Dragons knock out Eagles

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ST. PETER — Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato erased an early 2-0 New Ulm first period lead and went on to down the Eagles 7-4 Saturday night in a Section 3A semifinal game. Braxten Hoffmann scored two goals for the Eagles who see their season end with a 19-7-1 mark. Glavine Schugel and Cade ...

Steel storm back to win in shootout

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel’s winning streak is now at 14 straight games. But it took 60 minutes that included a three-goal third period by the Steel, a scoreless five-minute overtime and a shootout. Dawson Schwingler’s goal in the shootout lifted New Ulm to a 5-4 win over Willmar ...

Eagles fare well at state meet

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ST. PAUL — New Ulm’s Kayla Goblirsch finished 15th overall for the all-around at the Class A state gymnastics meet on Saturday at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Goblirsch finished her day with an all-around score of 35.975. She finished with a 9.25 on the vault (11th overall), an 8.6 on the bars ...

MLC men win in overtime

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Information courtesy of MLC Athletics Men’s basketball MLC 98, Maranatha Baptist 88, OT WATERTOWN, Wis. — The Martin Luther College men’s basketball team closed its season with a come-from-behind 98-88 win in overtime at Maranatha Baptist on Saturday. Things looked bleak for the ...

Eagles defeat LCWM

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NEW ULM — With his first basket of the night on Thursday against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial, Reece Melby became New Ulm High School’s all-time leading scorer in boys’ basketball, passing Connor Foley’s previous career mark of 1,359 points. Melby also ended the night with a ...

New Ulm eliminates Windom in 3A action

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NEW ULM — In the first period of their Section 3A playoff game against Windom, New Ulm fired 20 shots at Windom goalie Dan Stubbe but managed to slip just one puck by him — that coming off of the stick of Nolan Drill at the 10:33 mark. But New Ulm had more success in the second period ...

Steel look to grab 14th consecutive win on Friday

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NEW ULM — There have been a lot of great wins in the Steel’s now 13-game winning streak, the longest in the NA3HL this season. But none may have been as impressive as the Steel’s come-from-behind 2-1 win over Granite City this past Saturday night on the Lumberjacks’ home ice. New ...