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Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons agree to buyout

By Noah Trister AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin's time in Detroit is over, another significant step in a rebuilding process that has the Pistons at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. The veteran forward and the Pistons have agreed to a contract buyout, a person with ...

Cathedral boys knock off GFW

Boys’ basketball Cathedral 62, GFW 55 WINTHROP — New Ulm Cathedral held off Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game on Friday night. Sam Knowles led the Greyhounds with 24 points and 13 rebounds and freshman Jevan Wilfahrt had 15 points. Matt Gillis ...

Knights get payback with 62-58 win over WEM

SLEEPY EYE — She wasn’t the top scorer for No. 3-ranked Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Friday night, but that didn’t stop Reagan Severson from making a big impact late for her team when it mattered most. Severson’s clutch free throws, hustle on defense and blocked shot in the closing ...

Huskies roll over New Ulm

NEW ULM — Leading start to finish, the Jackson County Central Huskies won their third game overall on the season with a 77-62 victory over the New Ulm Eagles Friday night. Carter Ahrens and Travis Rogotzke paced the Huskies (3-12, 2-10 in the Big South West) with 13 points each. Josh ...

High school tournament spectators limited to 250 people

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Crowds at most high school tournament games and events this month and next will be limited to 250 people, according to the Minnesota State High School League. League Executive Director Erich Martens says it's hoped that one, maybe two, family members of each athlete can ...

Addy collects hat trick in Eagles win

NEW ULM — Jace Addy recorded a hat trick as the New Ulm boys’ hockey team won its 12th straight game with a 7-0 win over Worthington Thursday night in a Big South Conference game. A. J. Arneson, Noah Wilmes, Kadon Strong and Josh Gulden each added goals for the Eagles. Addy, Gulden and ...

MVL defense smothers Springfield

NEW ULM — Creating turnovers for easy baskets has been a specialty for the Minnesota Valley Lutheran boys’ basketball team so far this season. And it’s something the Chargers did well at again on Thursday night in Tomahawk Conference action as they cruised to a 74-46 win over ...

Franta to attend St. Ben’s

Submitted photo Wabasso senior Sarah Franta will attend St. Ben’s to play women’s basketball beginning next year.

St. Mary’s brings perfect record into WEM game Friday

SLEEPY EYE — Boasting a perfect 14-0 record this season, Class A’s No. 3-seeded Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s girls’ basketball team has been one of the area’s premier teams. The Knights will have their toughest challenge of the season so far this Friday night, however, when No. 9-seeded ...

NUA sweeps in final home meet of season

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area concluded its final home meet of the season on Tuesday night with a pair of wins in a Big South Conference prep wrestling triangular. The Eagles first took down Waseca 54-22 before ending their night with a 51-24 win over Redwood Valley. The two wins completed a ...

Eagles hold off Luverne

NEW ULM — There is a little more breathing room at the top of the Big South Conference girls’ hockey standings. Malorie Anderson’s goal at 11:51 mark of the second period broke a 3-3 tie and New Ulm goaltender Ava Brennan held off Luverne the rest of the game as New Ulm increased its ...

Area roundup: Springfield boys take down BLHS

Boys’ Basketball Springfield 56, BLHS 43 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game on Tuesday. Logan Richert led Springfield with 15 points and Dylan Batzlaff had 13 points. Springfield (7-6) is at Minnesota ...

Area roundup: Glover scores 2,000 point for Madelia, MVL boys surge past GFW

Boys’ Basketball GHEC/T/ML 62, Madelia 45 MADELIA — Ja’Sean Glover scored his 2,000th career point for Madelia on Monday night in a Valley Conference boys’ basketball loss to Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther. Glover finished the game with 23 points. Madelia (4-10) is ...

Chargers hold off Thunderbirds

NEW ULM — While Minnesota Valley Lutheran struggled at times on Monday, the Chargers still overcame Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, defeating the Thunderbirds 48-40 in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. Ella Schlei led the Chargers offensively with 11 points, eight rebounds and three ...

Eagles land win over BEA

By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — The New Ulm girls’ basketball team notched its third win of the season with a 70-66 victory over Blue Earth Area on Monday in Big South Conference action. They snapped a nine-game losing streak as well. Bryn Nesvold’s basket started a ...

NU Steel outscores North Iowa 6-5

NEW ULM — Wins have not come easily for the New Ulm Steel — the youngest team in the West Division of the NA3HL — this season. But Sunday afternoon, youth stepped up and flexed some muscle. Josh Delange scored his first two goals of the season as the Steel won just their fifth game of ...

New Ulm bids for another state tournament

NEW ULM — At their monthly meeting Wednesday night, the New Um Baseball Association Board of Directors voted to bid on the 2023 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament. The 2023 tournament is the 100th state tournament. New Ulm would use both Johnson and Mueller Parks and also a ...

No. 9 Kasson-Mantorville cruises past New Ulm

NEW ULM — Kasson-Mantorville, the No-9 ranked team in Class AAA, had no problem coasting to an 81-31 win over New Ulm on Friday night in nonconference girls’ basketball action. The Komets (11-2) were led by Aby Shubert’s 25 points, while 6-2 center Mya Suess added 18 points. New ...

Chargers pick up win over Knights

SLEEPY EYE — With two weeks left in the regular season, the Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball race got a whole lot more interesting. Minnesota Valley Lutheran (9-3, 9-4), the third-place team in the conference, defeated first-place Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s (10-2, 10-3) 89-70 in ...