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New Ulm puts away Waseca with sweep

NEW ULM — Hunter Ranweiler, Tyler Roufs and Sam Berg each had an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to break open a close 9-8 New Ulm lead into a 12-8 cushion as New Ulm remained unbeaten in the Big South Conference with a 12-8 win over Waseca Thursday night in the second game of a ...

Knights, Greyhounds split doubleheader in Sleepy Eye

By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer SLEEPY EYE –– New Ulm Cathedral defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 7-4 in Game 1 of a Tomahawk Conference doubleheader. St. Mary's, however, earned a section win with a 6-1 victory in Game 2. Josie Pautzke earned the win for the Greyhounds ...

Eagles softball picks up sweep over Waseca

NEW ULM — New Ulm remained perfect as the Eagles swept Waseca 10-0 and 7-0 on Thursday in a Big South Conference softball doubleheader. Ashlyn Donner, Mariah Piotter and Taylor Forstner all pitched for the Eagles in both games. In Game 2, the trio combined to pitch a no-hit shutout. Waseca ...

Schommer no-hits Knights

NEW ULM — Mark Schommer fired a five-inning no-hitter against Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s to lead New Ulm Cathedral to a key 10-0 victory in Tomahawk Conference baseball on Thursday. The Greyhounds (7-3) also picked up a 12-0 nonconference win over the Knights in a five-inning second game of ...

Column: Raabe having success in Year 7 at Bethel University

New Ulm native Brian Raabe has always had the possibility of being a head baseball coach on his mind. “I knew I was a pretty good player and I knew I was a student of the game,” Raabe said. “I always figured that I would want to give back to the game. But there are not many (coaching) ...

Bitter, Kren Named All-UMAC

NEW ULM –– Martin Luther College runners Benjamin Bitter and Joshuah Kren were named All-UMAC in track and field on Wednesday following impressive performances at last weekend's UMAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Bitter earned All-UMAC honors for the second straight season (to ...

Cedar Mountain agrees to end pairing with Comfrey

MORGAN — Cedar Mountain has agreed to end its pairing with Comfrey for all sports but football for the 2018-2019 school year. Cedar Mountain first paired with Comfrey for football back in 1996, boys’ basketball (2000-2001), softball (2002), baseball (2003), volleyball (2006) and girls’ ...

Eagles soar past Falcons in boys’ tennis

NEW ULM — New Ulm defeated Faribault 6-1 on Wednesday in a nonconference boys’ tennis match. “It was a pretty good match,”  New Ulm tennis player Andrew Goodall said. “We’ve had some rough matches lately, so it felt good to have a good one today.” Goodall noted that his match ...

Pautzke excelling for Greyhounds as go-to pitcher

NEW ULM — Josie Pautzke has had a great start to her season this year, a season that almost started in May because of a prolonged winter. Taking over in the circle the past two seasons for Anna Mohr, 2016 graduate who won The Journal’s Player of the Year in her final season, Pautzke has ...

Column: Weier reflects on 400 wins

When asked about what it meant for him to win his 400th game last week, New Ulm Cathedral baseball coach Bob Weier said that someone told him that it means “that you are a good coach, but you are old.” “But obviously you do not do something like this without a lot of help,” Weier ...

Hemmelman Named UMAC Player of the Year, Riediger earns All-UMAC honors

NEW ULM –– Martin Luther College women's tennis sophomore Anna Hemmelman was named Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Player of the Year on Tuesday. Hemmelman was also named All-UMAC, along with senior Rachel Riediger. Hemmelman earned Player of the Year honors after an undefeated ...

Eagles defeat St. Peter in Big South

NEW ULM — Baseball coaches stress the importance of timely hitting in games. Monday afternoon the New Ulm Eagles were outhit by St. Peter 8-7. But six of the Eagles’ hits came in two innings when they scored a combined six runs and used that to remain unbeaten in Big South Conference ...

Lothert, Laffen lead the way at Tomahawk meet

NEW ULM — The Springfield girls’ golf team knew that duplicating last year’s third-place finish at the state tournament would be difficult. Especially since Callie Wersal, last year’s individual state champion, graduated along with several other key members. While Wersal will be ...

Big innings help Cathedral

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral remained perfect as the Greyhounds swept Sleepy Eye on Monday 11-1 and 6-0 in a softball doubleheader. Cathedral started out strong and never looked back to win Game 1 in five innings. It scored three runs in the first inning, three runs in the second inning ...

Chargers, Knights split a doubleheader

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Sam Rivera had an infield single for a walk-off RBI to beat Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 10-9 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Rivera’s RBI came as the Chargers held two runners in scoring position with two outs on the scoreboard. The Knights took ...

Area roundup: Tigers sweep Thunderbirds, NU softball wins

Prep baseball Springfield 11, GFW 1, 6 inn. Springfield 13, GFW 9 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield swept Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a doubleheader on Monday. In the first game, Hunter Mathiowetz went the distance for the win. He allowed one earned run and struck out seven in six innings. ...

MLC splits doubleheader with Crown College

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College baseball team lost its halted game from May 1 against Crown College 5-4, but won the non-conference game after that by the score of 12-6. Crown 5, MLC 4 Crown came back from a three-run deficit to win the halted conference game from last week ...