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Traulich receives Macho award

NEW ULM — Rick Traulich, a long-time contributor to New Ulm hockey, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Tom Macho Lifetime Achievement for contributions to hockey in New Ulm. Past award winners have been Ken Fischer, Larry Kobs, Harvey and Jean Janni, Dick and Jeanie Gleisner, Mike ...

Bethany Lutheran gets past MLC women 79-68

NEW ULM — Haley Sandin’s 30 points paced Bethany Lutheran College past Martin Luther College 79-68 on Wednesday in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball contest. Sandin made 17 of 18 free throws for the game. That translated into 15 more points at the line for BLC, who ...

Moving on: Pirates select Springfield native Jordan Milbrath in Rule 5 draft

For Jordan Milbrath, Thursday was all about a new opportunity. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected the Springfield native from the Cleveland Indians’ organization in the baseball’s Rule 5 draft on Thursday. Milbrath spent the 2017 season in the Indians’ organization, starting the season ...

Balanced attack leads MVL

NEW ULM — Just a few days after competing against some tough nonconference competition at the Martin Luther College Tip-off Tournament, Minnesota Valley Lutheran got back into familiar territory with its Tomahawk Conference schedule on Tuesday. The Chargers got out to a big lead in the ...

Eagle boys blank Redwood Valley

NEW ULM — After the first period of their game with Redwood Valley, the New Ulm Eagles boys’ hockey team had scored one goal on seven shots. When Jack Fairbairn scored with 13 seconds left in the game, the Eagles had tallied nine more goals and fired 21 more shots at Cardinals’ goalie ...

Heiderscheidt breaks career assist record

Prep girls’ basketball Sleepy Eye 69, MVL 44 SLEEPY EYE — Madi Heiderscheidt broke the Sleepy Eye career assists record with a 15-point, five-assist night and victory over Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Tuesday night. Heiderscheidt set the record with 314 career assists. Brianna Polesky ...

Strong finish to K-Bowl season

New Ulm Public Schools’ Uranium team finished first at the Regional Knowledge Bowl Meet Tuesday in Mankato. The top 27 out of about 100 teams from the region qualified for the meet which is the final event in the junior high Knowledge Bowl season. Front, left to right, Griffin Marti, Isaac ...

Knights hold off Tigers

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s edged the Springfield 54-45 in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball battle Monday night. The Tigers (1-4) failed early to put the ball in the net, from deep outside the 3-point line. Defensive play kept the game close as both teams started ...

Indians knock off No. 8 St. Clair

SLEEPY EYE — Behind Madi Heiderscheidt’s 29-point, five-assist night, the Sleepy Eye girls’ basketball squad took care of No. 8-ranked St. Clair on Monday night in nonconference play 78-47. Heiderscheidt also added five steals on the night and with her five assists, remains one assist ...

GFW girls stay unbeaten in Tomahawk Conference

Girls’ basketball GFW 66, BLHS 53 WINTHROP — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 66-53 on Monday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. GFW was led by Emily Heimkes who scored 15 points, Maddy Elder who scored 14 points, and Miah Busse who scored ...

MVL boys suffer 82-47 loss to St. Croix

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran Charger boys’ basketball fell in the MLC Tip-Off Tournament’s Black Division championship game 82-47 to the St. Croix Lutheran Crusaders Saturday at Martin Luther College. MVL (2-1) struggled early in the first half, with turnovers in the ...

MVL girls come up short, fall 47-44 to West Lutheran

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ basketball team came up just short against West Lutheran on Saturday after a late 15-0 run. The Chargers fell 47-44 in the MLC Tip-Off Tournament and fall to 2-4 on the season. The MVL run began with less than six minutes to play in the game ...

Eagles win in Big South Conference Showcase

ST. PETER –– Basketball is a game of runs. Saturday morning in the Big South Conference Showcase, the New Ulm Eagles boys’ basketball team used an 18-0 run in the first half to build a 25-12 lead and went on to defeat Luverne 62-48 at St. Peter High School. Connor Foley paced the ...

Nicollet boys fall to BOLD 89-73, New Ulm gymnastics team takes 2nd in Mankato

Prep boys’ basketball BOLD 89, Nicollet 73 NICOLLET — BOLD defeated Nicollet 89-73 on Saturday afternoon in a nonconference basketball game. Ean Thomsen led the Raiders (1-3) with 31 points and five rebounds, while Riley Hulke had a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists. Anthony ...

Steel stumble against Warhawks in 3-0 loss on Saturday night

NEW ULM –– Coming into this weekend’s games, the New Ulm Steel had won eight of their last nine games. But Saturday night the Steel lost their second game in as many days as Willmar’s Zach Martin scored two third-period goals as the Warhawks blanked New Ulm 3-0 in an NA3HL game at ...

South St. Paul defeats New Ulm 4-1

NEW ULM — The New Ulm boys’ hockey team lost its home opener to the South Saint Paul Packers 4-1 in a nonconference game Friday night. The Eagles (1-4) struck first with a goal from the stick of Nick Banal early in the first period. At the 4:19 mark, Banal’s goal came from outside ...

Kettner leads MVL boys in MLC tournament

NEW ULM — Jake Kettner had a double-double for Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Friday night and helped the Chargers go on to defeat West Lutheran 69-47 in the MLC Tip-Off tournament. Kettner had 23 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and three steals for MVL. Also for the Chargers, Jace ...

Springfield picks up 1st win of the year

NEW ULM — Springfield earned its first victory of the season when it defeated New Ulm Cathedral 48-33 on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. Springfield’s Sydney Hauger scored a layup to give her team a 21-13 lead. Cathedral’s Becca Schwarz dropped two free ...

Alexandria defeats New Ulm Steel 2-1

ALEXANDRIA — Alexandria defeated the New Ulm Steel 2-1 in junior hockey action on Friday. Max Kjome scored New Ulm’s only goal on an assist from Alex Nagel. New Ulm hosts Willmar at 7:10 p.m. on Saturday.

Eagles defeat Tigers in Big South

NEW ULM — Just enough offense and just enough defense. Dani Weiss scored two goals and Molly Scheid added a solo score as the New Ulm Eagles girls’ hockey team moved to 5-0 in the Big South Conference and 7-2 overall with a 3-2 win over Marshall Thursday night at the New Ulm Civic ...