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Knights clinch automatic qualifier with 35-22 win at MacMurray on Saturday

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics JACKSONVILLE, Ill. –– The Martin Luther College football team clinched at least a share of its second consecutive Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) championship and the league's automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III Championships with a ...

Browerville/Eagle Valley thumps GFW

ST. CLOUD –– In the state tournament, it's all about making the most of your opportunities. Browerville/Eagle Valley only had six possessions in the game but scored on five of them as it defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 33-6 at Husky Stadium Saturday night. GFW's first state tournament ...

Thomas, Awesome Blossoms dominate Tigers

JANESVILLE — In a Class A state football quarterfinals game between two unbeaten teams on Saturday, Blooming Prairie took an early three-score lead against Springfield and didn’t look back on the way to a 42-20 victory at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School. With the win, the 11-0 ...

Hogue qualifies for state in 4 events

ROCHESTER –– New Ulm’s Maddie Hogue, swimming with Mankato East, qualified for the Class A State Girls’ Swimming and Diving Meet in four events after the Section 1A championships at the Rochester Recreation Center on Friday. The state tournament is from Nov. 14-16 at the Jean K. ...

Lumberjacks hold off Steel

NEW ULM — Playing without their top three scorers, the New Ulm Steel made a game of it but came up short. Kearby Larson’s goal at the 11:58 mark of the second period gave Granite City a 2-0 lead and that score proved to be the game-winner as the Lumberjacks edged New Ulm 2-1 Friday night ...

MLC roundup: MLC women drop opener at Carleton 69-46

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics Women’s basketball Carelton 69, MLC 46 NORTHFIELD –– The Martin Luther College women's basketball team battled but was unable to finish strong in a 69-46 loss in Friday's season opener at Carleton College. Carleton took control of the game ...

Mound Westonka downs New Ulm

NEW ULM — When experience meets inexperience, the veteran team usually comes out on top. An experience Mound Westonka team broke open a close 2-1 game with three unanswered scores as the Whitehawks downed New Ulm 5-1 Thursday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in a nonconference girls’ ...

MLC women, men knocked out of playoffs

Women’s soccer DULUTH — The Martin Luther College women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end in a 2-0 loss at St. Scholastica in the semifinal round of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Championships on Wednesday. The Saints finished the season atop the UMAC standings with ...

Seniors lead Tigers back to state

SPRINGFIELD — And they’re back. After nearly being upset in the Section 3A championship game by Martin County West, the Springfield Tigers are returning to the Class A state tournament, this time as state tournament veterans. With 16 seniors on the roster this year, the Tigers (10-0) ...

Timberwolves fall to Grizzlies

Grizzlies 137, Timberwolves 121 MEMPHIS — Dillon Brooks scored 31 points and Ja Morant scored 26 as Memphis cruised past the Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 30 points and Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Raptors ...

Steel to host Granite City on Friday night

NEW ULM — Monday morning before practice for the New Ulm Steel, Steel head coach Zach Stepan had a decision to make regarding his goaltenders. He had five on the roster and needed to make some moves at that position. He carried A.J. Cohen, Zach Hatten, Jack Raymond, James Royce and ...

After long drought, GFW returns to state

WINTHROP — The culmination of years of hard work paid off for Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop this past Friday night when it defeated United South Central to move on to the Class A State Football Tournament. By beating the previously unbeaten USC, the top seed in Section 2, the Thunderbirds ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Decker Scheffler Sr. QB, Springfield • Scheffler made the big play on Friday night in the Section 3A championship game, throwing a 5-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left as Springfield came back from a 21-17 deficit. The Tigers advanced to the Class A state tournament for the second ...

Martin Luther College has 3 athletes honored by UMAC

Women’s soccer NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women's soccer team swept the UMAC Player of the Week awards on Monday. Midfielder Lydia Bitter won Offensive Player of the Week, while Mollie Fischer was named Defensive Player of the Week. Bitter won the honor after scoring the ...

Bitter scores overtime goal to send MLC into playoffs

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women’s soccer team clinched a spot in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament with a 1-0 overtime win over UW-Superior on Saturday. The Knights entered the day needing a win to secure a fourth place finish in the final UMAC ...

Feder finishes 24th at state cross-country meet

NORTHFIELD — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop junior Grace Feder finished 24th overall with a time of 19:37.1 on Saturday at the Class A girls’ cross-country meet at St. Olaf College. Feder was one of four area qualifiers in the girls’ race. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm ...

Knights remain unbeaten in UMAC as they crush Morris

NEW ULM — Ethan Aguilar threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown as Martin Luther College remained unbeaten in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, shutting out University of Minnesota-Morris 49-0 at MLC. The win improved MLC’s record to 7-1 overall ...

New Ulm Steel slips past Willmar

NEW ULM — Stanislav Danaev’s goal at the 16:52 mark of the third period broke a 3-3 tie and Brandon Swenson’s goal less than two minutes later sealed the deal as the New Ulm Steel rebounded from a tough loss Friday with a 5-3 win over Willmar Saturday at the New Ulm Civic Center in a ...

Last-minute TD sends Tigers back to state

MARSHALL –– Down by 4 points with less than two minutes left in the game, Springfield quarterback Decker Scheffler wasn't ready for his high school football career to end quite yet. Scheffler brought the Tigers 80 yards and found Nolan Hovland in the back of the end zone with 15 seconds ...