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Melby scores 1,000th, NUHS falls to Fairmont on Thursday

FAIRMONT — Reece Melby scored his 1,000th career point for New Ulm High School on Thursday night in a 57-45 loss to Fairmont in Big South Conference boys’ basketball action. Melby led the Eagles with 23 points, which put him at exactly 1,000 career points. Cole Rhode also had 17 points ...

New Ulm American Legion HOF to add 6 on Dec. 21

NEW ULM — Membership in the New Ulm American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame will increase to 95 on Dec. 21, as six new members join the group. The induction ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the American Legion. The Legion Hall of Fame will celebrate its 33rd year as the selection ...

MVL defense holds off Manitowoc 63-43

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s defensive effort in the first half was too much as the Chargers defeated Manitowoc Lutheran 63-43 at the MLC Tip-off Tournament on Friday night. Jace Marotz led the Chargers with 23 points and six rebounds as the Chargers remained unbeaten ...

Area roundup: Knights down Indians in cross-town showdown

Boys’ basketball St. Mary’s 62, Sleepy Eye 37 SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated Sleepy Eye 62-37 on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. Trent Steffensmeier led all scorers with 23 points for the Knights. Also for St. Mary’s, Nick Labat added 11 ...

Scheid leads New Ulm past Fairmont

NEW ULM — In the first period, the New Ulm girls’ hockey team fired 23 shots on goal but had only one goal to show for it. However, the Eagles responded and scored four times in the second period and held on to defeat Fairmont 7-0 in a Big South Conference game on Tuesday at the New Ulm ...

MVL races to big win

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran remained perfect when it crushed West Lutheran 65-26 on Thursday in the first round of the MLC Tip-Off Tournament. MVL jumped out to an early 12-2 lead on baskets by Kryeis Harrison, Dunwa Omot and Mason Cox. The Chargers allowed WL one shot at the ...

New Ulm boys rout Fairmont 10-1

NEW ULM — After two periods in their Big South Conference hockey game against Fairmont, the New Ulm Eagles had allowed the Cardinals just eight shots on goal. In that same time, the Eagles had scored eight goals. New Ulm ended up outshooting Fairmont 54-11 in the game as the Eagles ...

Chargers top Warriors

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Despite a rough night of shooting, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ basketball team forced more than enough West Lutheran turnovers on Thursday night to pick up a 56-36 nonconference win at the Martin Luther College Tip-Off Tournament ...

Column: Eagles need to believe in change, Chargers and Greyhounds roll

At 0-3 following their 69-55 non-conference loss Tuesday to Watertown-Mayer, New Ulm Eagles’ first year head boys’ basketball coach Matt Dennis said that his biggest concern early in the season is believing in change. “Anytime you hit a road bump or start slow, you need to remember to ...

MLC roundup: MLC men, women fall to North Central

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics Men’s basketball North Central 94, MLC 87 MINNEAPOLIS –– The Martin Luther College men's basketball team was unable to contain hot-shooting North Central in a 94-87 loss on Wednesday. The Rams entered the game shooting 33.7 percent from ...

Greyhounds win physical, early-season battle

NEW ULM — With his team trailing late in the first half against Springfield, New Ulm Cathedral head coach Alan Woitas wanted his team to be more aggressive and take the ball inside. The Greyhounds did just that, overcoming an 11-point deficit at one point and defeated the defending ...

Eagles blank Cardinals

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Eagles boys’ hockey team scored three goals in the first and third periods and used that to topple Redwood Valley 6-0 Tuesday night in a Big South Conference game at the New Ulm Civic Center. Braxten Hoffmann scored twice for the Eagles with Cade Bushard, Hunter ...

Omot leads Chargers past GFW

NEW ULM — It might have only been the fourth game of the season for the Minnesota Valley Lutheran boys’ basketball team, but the Chargers were rolling on all cylinders against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Tuesday night. Led By Dunwa Omot’s 26 points, the Chargers downed the Thunderbirds ...

Steel to play in NA3HL Showcase Tournament

BLAINE — This Sunday, the New Ulm Steel begin play in the 2019 NA3HL Showcase Tournament at Super Rink in Blaine. Thirty-four NA3HL teams come for the tournament that runs from Sunday until Tuesday, with each team guaranteed three games. The Steel play the Sheridan Hawks of Wyoming at ...

JCC defeats New Ulm 86-71

JACKSON — The New Ulm girls’ basketball team lost to Jackson County Central 86-71 in a Big South Conference Showcase game in Jackson on Saturday. Nora Windschill led the Eagles with a double-double of 22 points and 17 rebounds. Kirsten Dennis added 18 points and Hannah Osborne finished ...

Prep roundup: Hauger leads Tigers past Nicollet

Girls’ basketball Springfield 72, Nicollet/Mankato Loyola 48 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield’s Sydney Hauger screod 25 points, grabbed four rebounds, had four assists and seven steals as the Tigers defeated Nicollet/Mankato Loyola in a nonconference girls’ basketball game on ...

Iowa rolls past Minnesota 72-52 in Big Ten home opener

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sophomore Joe Wieskamp scored a season-high 23 points and Iowa blew past Minnesota 72-52 on Monday night in its Big Ten home opener. Luka Garza had 21 points with 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten), who hit 8 of their first 16 3s in cruising to their ...

Cox, Omot lead Chargers by JWP 89-62

NEW ULM — Behind a 23-point, 14-rebound double-double by Mason Cox, Minnesota Valley Lutheran rolled to an 89-62 win over Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton in nonconference boys’ basketball action on Saturday afternoon. Dunwa Omot also added 20 points, six assists and five steals for MVL, while ...

Faribault blanks New Ulm girls 2-0 in non-conference play

NEW ULM — The Faribault girls’ hockey team came into New Ulm on Saturday to face the Eagles as the fifth-ranked team in Class A by QRF. They led the state in scoring, averaging just over seven goals per game. New Ulm gave them all they could handle. Faribault scored two third-period ...