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Maiers blanks Chargers

NEW ULM — With a pair of aces on the mound for Thursday’s Section 2A playoff opener, it was a pretty safe assumption that runs were going to be tough to come by. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart managed to push across a single run in the fourth inning, then watched as Dylan Maiers shut down ...

Franta delivers for Cathedral

NEW ULM — Lauryn Franta’s two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning helped top-seeded New Ulm Cathedral (17-2) defeat Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 2-0 on Thursday in Section 2A playoff action. It was Cathedral’s 13th consecutive win. Emily Schommer walked and Lily Brennan ...

Knights defeat Raiders

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary's Knights earned its first win of the Section 2A playoffs with a 2-0 victory over the Nicollet Raiders in softball action on Thursday. The Raiders fell in the shutout to the Knights after Nicollet defeated Springfield 12-2 in five innings, earlier in the ...

Greyhounds advance in 2A

NEW ULM — Aaron Portner pitched five innings of no-hit ball as New Ulm Cathedral broke open a close 2-0 lead with six runs in the fifth inning and then added two more in the bottom of the sixth as the Greyhounds opened Section 2A play with a 10-0 blanking of Nicollet Thursday afternoon at ...

Falcons earn walk-off win against Eagles

NORTH MANKATO — New Ulm’s Ashlyn Donner threw everything she had on Thursday at Caswell Park in Section 2AAA softball playoff action, striking out a career-high 18 batters in her first game and eight in the second game of the night for the Eagles. The difference between the two games, ...

Prep roundup: Fink fires a no-hitter for Springfield

Prep baseball Springfield 9, St. Clair 0 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield’s Isaac Fink threw a no-hitter as Springfield defeated St. Clair 9-0 on Thursday in a Section 2A playoff game. Fink had nine strikeouts and allowed two walks. St. Clair’s Gabe Holland took the loss and had four ...

Lamberton shuts down New Ulm

NEW ULM — Lamberton defeated the New Ulm Brewers 5-1 in Tomahawk East League baseball action on Wednesday. Shane Schoberg earned the win. He allowed five hits over nine innings and struck out four. Mitch Bockenstad took the loss, allowing five runs over seven innings. Austin Irlbeck, Cole ...

Indians knock out Madelia in 2A

SLEEPY EYE — Despite some baserunning errors, Sleepy Eye ended Madelia’s season with an 11-1 victory in Section 2A softball action at Burnside Park. Sleepy Eye’s Kathryn Schroepfer held the Blackhawks hitless through four innings. She finished with nine strikeouts, allowed two hits ...

New Ulm girls 4th at Section 2AA meet

BUFFALO LAKE — The New Ulm girls’ golf team finished fourth on Day 1 of the Section golf meet with a 374. Minnewaska leads with a 347. Jana Julia Boquet shot an 84, Abbey Frauenholtz shot an 86, Izzie Wolkow shot a 97 and Makena Otto finished with a 107 for New Ulm. Day 2 of the tourney ...

Wolves turn to Saunders to help lead franchise modernization

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three decades after their entry into the NBA, the Minnesota Timberwolves have deployed an aggressive plan to modernize their operation. What better way, they concluded, than to hire the youngest head coach in the league? Ryan ...

Canha’s pinch-hit homer off Bauer lifts A’s past Indians 5-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pinch-hitter Mark Canha's two-run homer off struggling Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer in the third inning sent the Oakland Athletics to their fifth straight win, 5-3 over the Indians on Tuesday night. Canha replaced injured slugger Khris Davis and connected off Bauer (4-3), ...

Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 in Game 6 of the Western Conference ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • May 12-18, 2019

Mackenzie Lothert Sr. Springfield High School Daughter of Lance and Heather Lothert • Lothert earned the Tomahawk Conference girls’ golf championship after she shot a 90 on Day 3 of the conference tournament last Monday. • She followed up that performance by winning a triangular ...

Prep roundup: Schugel finishes 3rd at Big South Conference golf meet

Prep golf FAIRMONT — The New Ulm boys golf team finished third at the Big South Conference Golf Meet with a team score of 355. Blue Earth Area won on the boys side. Glavine Schugel led the way for the Eagles with a 78. Schugel finished third overall. Also for New Ulm, Aiden Guggisberg ...

New Ulm sweeps Owatonna

NEW UM — Cole Ranweiler’s two-run single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the New Ulm Eagles to a 5-4 win over Owatonna in a nonconference baseball game at Johnson Park. New Ulm then went on to sweep the Huskies with a 4-2 win in the nightcap. In the first game, Hunter Sehr ...

Chargers finish 7th at State True Team Meet

STILLWATER — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ track and field team finished seventh out of 12 teams at the Class A True Team meet on Saturday at Stillwater High School. MVL finished the meet with 427 points. Minnewaska Area won with 549.5 points, followed by Maple Lake (505.5), Grand ...

Column: MVL baseball team gets hot right before playoffs start

After the first 11 games this season, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran baseball team had a 3-8 record, including five-inning loss to Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, a team the Chargers had defeated 7-1 earlier in the season. But after that five-inning loss to the Mustangs, something ...

Mankato East holds off New Ulm

NEW ULM — Mankato East jumped to a 4-0 lead after 4 1/2 innings and then had to hang on to down New Ulm 4-3 Friday afternoon in a nonconference baseball game at New Ulm High School. Jaeden Kenwood got the win for the Cougars (14-2). He went 4 1/3 innings and was charged with the three runs- ...