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New Ulm holds off Mound Westonka

NEW ULM — With two weeks left in the regular season, the New Ulm girls’ soccer team wants to head into the playoffs with a strong finish. New Ulm took big step towards that goal with a 3-2 victory over Mound Westonka on Saturday at New Ulm High School. It was the second straight win for ...

New Ulm football team finds success this season

NEW ULM — For the first time since 2004, the New Ulm Eagles football team has won three straight games after their 26-22 win over Worthington Friday. Coming off an 0-9 season last year in which they scored a total of 41 points, the Eagles are now 3-1 on the year and have scored a total of ...

MLC volleyball team falls to Macalester

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics Volleyball NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College volleyball team lost 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19) at home to Macalester on Saturday in its final non-conference turn-up of the season. The two teams went back and forth for all four sets, as neither ...

Cathedral volleyball team finishes second at St. James tournament

Prep volleyball Cathedral goes 4-1 at St. James tourney ST. JAMES — New Ulm Cathedral went 4-1 at the St. James tournament, defeating Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, Worthington, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton and LeSueur-Henderson before falling to Redwood Valley in the finals. For ...

MCC storms back to defeat MVL 33-14

NEW ULM — In the first quarter of their game with Murray County Central, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Chargers forced three Rebel turnovers and scored two touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead after the first 12 minutes. After that it was all Murray County Central. The Rebels scored five ...

Cousins seeks rebound from rough game as Vikes face Raiders

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During his nine-year hiatus from the NFL sideline, Jon Gruden evaluated players like he was still a coach, drawing particular attention as an analyst for ESPN for his one-on-one film breakdowns with quarterback prospects entering ...

Tigers roll all over Sleepy Eye

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield continued to flex its muscles as the No. 7 team in Class A football on Friday night, piling up touchdown after touchdown on the way to a 55-8 win over Sleepy Eye in Southwest District, East Subdistrict football action. Decker Scheffler led the Springfield offense ...

Big defensive stop lifts Wabasso past Cathedral

NEW ULM — Early in the game with the contest scoreless, the New Ulm Cathedral defense stopped Wabasso on a 4th and goal from the Greyhounds’ 1-yard line. Late in the game, the Wabasso defense got some payback. The Rabbits defense stopped Cathedral fullback Tony Geiger for no gain on ...

Knights pick up win over GHEC/T

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 23-6 on Friday in a 9-man South District football contest. “Our defense played well the whole game,” St. Mary’s head coach Brent Kucera said. “They have a phenomenal quarterback and running back, and ...

New Ulm defeats Waseca in Big South

NEW ULM — New Ulm defeated Waseca 25-15, 24-20, 17-25, 25-19 on Thursday in a Big South Conference volleyball match. The Eagles remain perfect in conference play with a 6-0 record. “We got off to a very good start, New Ulm head coach Stef Dietz said. “We played very well, we picked ...

Rabbits come back to beat Knights

SLEEPY EYE — Trailing two sets to none against Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Thursday night, Wabasso needed a big swing in a hurry. Led by seniors Cora Eichten and Allison Fenger, the Rabbits got that swing and picked up an 18-25, 12-25, 25-17, 25-15, 15-12 win in Tomahawk Conference ...

Big second half lifts New Ulm

NEW ULM — Playing without its top scorer, the New Ulm girls’ soccer was forced to juggle its lineup for a crucial matchup with Big South Conference rival Waseca. In the end, the Eagles were just fine without leading scorer Paige Kalis and they defeated Waseca 6-2 at New Ulm High School ...

Week 4 local prep football preview: New Ulm searches for 3rd consecutive win

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — It has been 15 years since the New Ulm High School football team won three straight games. But going into Week 4 of the local high school season, New Ulm can accomplish that Friday when it travels to Worthington to take on the Trojans in a ...

Steel look to rebound Friday

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM —The New Ulm Steel will try and rebound from an opening game 7-4 road loss to Granite City last Saturday when they head to Breezy Point to take on the North Stars this Friday night in an NA3HL contest. “Their first games of the season did ...

Falck’s hat trick leads Knights past Vikings 4-0

NEW ULM — When Martin Luther College’s Mary Falck added her first goal of the season in the 24th minute of Wednesday’s nonconference women’s soccer match with Bethany Lutheran College, she likely didn’t expect to finish the day with her first career hat trick with the Knights. But ...

Bethany blanks MLC men 7-0

NEW ULM — Just a freshman, Bethany Lutheran College forward Jack Busch is poised to be a nightmare for his opponents in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference for the next four years. The physical forward showed Martin Luther College just how tough he was to defend as he scored four times. ...

MLC men’s golf team finishes 2nd

MLC men finish 2nd FALCON HEIGHTS — The Martin Luther College men's golf team finished second out of five teams at the North Central Invite at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Tuesday. The Knights finished with a final team score of 332 strokes, just one stroke behind tournament-winner St. ...

Fairmont ekes by New Ulm 1-0 in boys’ soccer

NEW ULM –– One goal in the first half on Tuesday night was enough for Fairmont to hold off New Ulm 1-0 in Big South Conference boys’ soccer action at New Ulm High School. New Ulm keeper Joshua Rakoczy had two big early saves in the first 20 minutes of play before Fairmont was able to ...