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Steel continue to struggle this season

NEW ULM — After a 5-3 loss to the Granite City Lumberjacks Saturday night, the New Ulm Steel find themselves carrying a 2-10-1 record, last in the West Division and eight points behind Alexandria for the fourth and final playoff spot. Despite the home loss to Granite City, the second ...

Legion coaches needed for this summer

NEW ULM — Anyone interested in coaching legion baseball in New Um this summer is asked to contact Mark Grossmann at either 276-1947 or email at mark.grossmann1947@gmail.com. Because of an expected increase in numbers, there is the possibility of having four teams in New Ulm this summer.

GFW’s Hopp hits milestone in loss to Wabasso.

Boys’ basketball Wabasso 75, GFW 59 WABASSO — Wabasso defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game on Monday. For GFW, Damian Hopp finished with 12 points and surpassed 1,000 career points. Johnnie Ambrose led the way with 21 points and Dominic ...

Riederer scores 44 as Chargers down Mustangs

NEW ULM — Behind Abbie Riederer’s 44-point effort, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ basketball team overcame an early 12-point deficit against Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart and snagged an 80-67 win in Tomahawk Conference action on Saturday. Riederer hit seven 3-pointers in the game ...

SMC coasts by New Ulm boys

NEW ULM — Southwest Minnesota Christian scored four first-period goals and went on to defeat New Ulm High School 6-2 Saturday afternoon in a nonconference boy’s hockey game. It was the season opener for both teams. Ryan Odefey scored twice for SMC. Noah Wilmes and Braxten Hoffmann scored ...

Eagles soar past Saints in season opener

NEW ULM — New Ulm crushed St. James Area 72-57 on Saturday in Big South Conference boys’ basketball action. SJA jumped out to an early 12-0 run in the first half. The Saints took advantage of cold shooting by New Ulm. SJA then hurt itself by missing easy shots. James Osborne broke the ...

Area roundup: Cathedral downs Sleepy Eye, SJA gets by New Ulm girls

SATURDAY GAMES Boys’ Basketball Cathedral 70, Sleepy Eye 54 SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm Cathedral downed Sleepy Eye 70-54 on Saturday morning in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. Sam Knowles led the Greyhounds (1-0, 1-0) with 30 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, while ...

Clarification for NUHS ticket sales

NEW ULM — Here is a clarification for the ticket situation for New Ulm High School athletic events. There are no tickets available to the general public for these events. All available passes have been given to the parents or guardians of players. New Ulm High School is attempting to ...

Hockey resumes this Thursday at civic center

NEW ULM — Hockey gets back into action this Thursday and Friday at the New Ulm Civic Center when the New Ulm girls’ hockey team and the New Ulm Steel return to the ice. Thursday the Eagles host Willmar at 7 p.m. and Friday the Steel entertain Granite City at 7:10 p.m. in a NA3HL ...

MVL plugs in new faces in new places

NEW ULM — Last year, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran boys’ basketball team finished in a three-way tie for first place in the Tomahawk Conference race with New Ulm Cathedral and Springfield. The Chargers, who had a talented senior class, lost some big names from a year ago and head coach ...

MVL girls bring athletic shooters into 2021 season

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ basketball team lost its share of quality shooters and rebounders to graduation last spring. But MVL head coach Rollin Timm expects his athletic group of girls to be an even stronger shooting team this season. After graduating two ...

New Ulm boys return several top players from last season

NEW ULM — After finishing 19-7-1 last season, New Ulm High School head boys’ hockey coach Ryan Neumann thinks that this year’s team can improve on that mark and make a solid run at the Big South Conference crown and the Section 3A title. “We have 13 players back from last year,” ...

NUA banking on blended team for success in 2021

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area gymnastics team is very excited to practice as a group and is looking forward to competing once again. Kortney Peterson, NUA head coach, returns at the helm for her fifth season. She brings a wealth of experience to the program and is expecting the Eagles to ...

Eagle girls return a young squad

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — New Ulm High School head girls’ hockey coach Kristin Faber, who begins her eighth season as head coach of the Eagles, thinks that this year’s team has some spots to fill after an 18-7 mark last year. “We have some big holes to fill ...

New Ulm boys will see new faces

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — New Ulm High School head boys’ basketball coach Matt Dennis does not call this a rebuilding year. “I want to call this a ‘keep building’ year,” he said. “We are plugging in some youth this year — we are going to be smaller — ...

Eagle girls see youth movement

By Jeremy Behnke Journal Sports Editor NEW ULM — While the future looks bright for the New Ulm girls’ basketball program, the Eagles may have to go though some growing pains this year with a young roster. New Ulm brings back some talented players from last year, including junior Kirsten ...

New Ulm Steel set to resume practice

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — After a layoff of five and a half weeks, the New Ulm Steel NA3HL team resumed practice Monday at the New Ulm Civic Center. Steel head coach Zach Stepan said that the first day back after the layoff, his players were tired. “Because of ...

Young Greyhounds hope to repeat success from last season

NEW ULM — One key challenge for the New Ulm Cathedral boys’ basketball team this season will be the fact that the team graduated eight seniors from last season’s Section 2A co-championship team. Jon Zinniel, Chris Knowles, James Gillis, Ethan Mixdorf, Kyle Goblirsch, Tony Geiger, ...

NUA looks for youth to help lead wrestling team in 2021

NEW ULM — With just two seniors on the team, the New Ulm Area wrestling team will mainly be turning to youth this season in hopes of competing in a dominant section and conference. The Eagles graduated two-time state qualifying heavyweight Colby Wenninger and 103 total varsity wins ...

Greyhound girls ready to begin 2021 season

NEW ULM — Despite the pandemic, the New Ulm Cathedral girls’ basketball team is ready for the upcoming season. Today’s technology has been a good thing for the ream. Head coach Dave Wilfahrt said despite the players not being able to practice in the gym, they were able to conduct ...