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Brewers advance to state tournament

HANSKA — Down to their last five outs and trailing 2-0, the New Ulm Brewers weren’t quite ready to give up just yet. The Brewers managed to tie the game in the top of the eighth, then got back-to-back home runs from Judd Davis and J.T. Hoffmann to secure a trip to the Class C state ...

Rotary Golf Outing

Staff photo by Kevin Sweeney Mark Petersen, president of United Prairie Bank, sends a chip shot toward the 18th green Monday during the 2020 Rotary Golf Outing. His playing partners, Kevin Gregg and Phil Vorwerk (right) look on. Jim Scheman was also in the group. The tournament raises money ...

Essig moves on in 2C

ESSIG — Essig defeated Leavenworth 14-7 on Sunday in the loser’s bracket of the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs. The loss eliminated Leavenworth from the 2C playoffs. For Essig, Erich Prokosch was 4 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Kyle Helget was 3 for 4 with two runs ...

Stark eliminates Searles in 2C baseball action

SEARLES — Stark defeated Searles 15-5 in seven innings on Sunday in the loser’s bracket of the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs. The loss ended the season for Searles. Sean Mathiowetz was 2 for 4 with two runs scored for Stark and Mason Cox was 3 for 3 with three runs scored. Adam ...

Co-Athlete of the Week • August 2-9

Erich Prokosch • Essig Bluejays Jace Marotz • Stark Longhorns • Prokosch was 4 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBIs as Essig defeated Leavenworth in the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs. • Marotz allowed one earned run on four hits (four runs overall) to earn the win as Stark ...

Brewers defeat Stark in Region 2C playoff game

NEW ULM — Cole Ranweiler’s two-run inside the park home run in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the New Ulm Brewers a 5-1 lead over Stark, as New Ulm came away with a 5-3 win over the Longhorns Saturday night at Johnson Park in a Region 2C playoff game. Mitch Bockenstedt got the ...

Fall baseball a possibility for Legion this year

NEW ULM — Second District Legion Baseball Director Vern Kitzberger of New Ulm said that there is the possibility of a fall baseball season for American Legion in Minnesota this year. Kitzberger said that possibility came after a Thursday evening teleconference with other District and ...

Schmidt takes 2nd

CHASKA — Seven-year old Ethan Schmidt of New Ulm placed second at the Chaska Par 30 Course on Friday. This was part of the Minnesota Junior Golf Minny/Prep Tour for ages 7-9. Ethan shot +7 for a 37. He finished one stroke from the top spot and he made four pars on the day.

NU 16s top Mankato

NEW ULM — The New Ulm 16U softball team defeated the Mankato Peppers 2-1 on Thursday. Megan Haala earned the win. She allowed one hit and she struck out four in three innings. Laura Bertrang was 2 for 3 to lead New Ulm at the plate.

MSHSL votes to push back football, volleyball

NEW ULM — The Minnesota State High School League voted on Tuesday to push back the volleyball and football seasons to Spring 2021. Cross-country, boys’ and girls’ soccer and tennis will all continue to play this fall. The MSHSL also hasn’t finalized any plans for fall adapted ...

Hole in one

Chad Cooreman had a hole-in-one at the New Ulm Country Club on July 28. He used a 6-iron on the Par 3, 155-yard second hole. A hole-in-one memorabilia trophy was donated courtesy of Patterson Diamond Center.

Tomahawk baseball team takes 3rd at Senior Salute

ST. PAUL — This past spring, high school athletes in every sport were unable to compete because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was hard especially for the seniors who didn’t get to compete in one last season without warning. However, the St. Paul Saints teamed up with high schools all ...

Larson wins Birchmont Golf Tournament

BEMIDJI — Even at the age of 35, Johnny Larson still figures out ways to win golf tournaments across the state. The former Minnesota Gopher and Iowa State golfer completed a week-long tournament at Birchmont in Bemidji last week, winning the Birchmont Golf Tournament for the third time in ...

Athlete of the Week • July 26-August 1

Johnny Larson • Dacotah Ridge/Farmers Golf and Health Club • Larson, a six-time winner of the New Ulm Invitational, won his third Birchmont Golf Tournament on Sunday in Bemidji. He also won it in 2011 and 2007. • Larson posted a two-day qualifying score of 148 to earn the 25th seed, ...

New Ulm VFW Silver defeats New Ulm VFW Gold, 7-1

NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Silver defeated New Ulm VFW Gold 7-1 on Saturday. A single by Austin Enter, a hit batsman and a walk led to two Silver runs in the top of the first. VFW Gold’s Maddox Mortensen led off the bottom of the first with a single, stole second, and advanced to third on ...

Schmidt defends title

Submitted photo Ethan Schmidt defended his title on Tuesday in Maple Grove at Rush Creek Mac 9 Par 3 course. He won last year and was able to repeat. He made par on three of the last four holes to seal the deal. He finished with a 34, two strokes ahead of the second-place finisher.

New Ulm Brewers down Stark, finish season

NEW ULM — Hunter Ranweiler blasted a double and a triple and drove in five runs as the New Um Brewers ended their Tomahawk East League regular season schedule by downing Stark 11-1 Sunday afternoon at Johnson Park. The game was stopped in the bottom of the seventh inning because of the ...

Tigers take over first in TEL

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield took over first place in the Tomahawk East League with a 4-1 victory over Lamberton on Wednesday. Isaac Fink was 1 for 3 with two RBIs for the Tigers and Decker Scheffler was 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Jacob Poehler was 1 for 2 with a run scored and ...

Stark defeats Essig in TEL action

ESSIG — Stark defeated Essig in a Tomahawk East League amateur baseball game on Wednesday. Jon Kopacek pitched five innings to earn the win. He allowed eight runs on 12 hits. David Krzmarzick took the loss. He allowed seven runs in two innings and nine hits. Zach Haala was 2 for 5 with ...

UMAC releases update for Fall sports season

ST. PAUL — Following extensive deliberations and meetings of various UMAC governance groups throughout the past three months assessing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Council of Presidents and Chancellors has voted to modify the timing of ...