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Foley makes his mark; New Ulm girls hope for top seed

When New Ulm High School’s Connor Foley scored 27 points Friday night against Waseca, he passed Luke Schmidt’s (1995) career total of 1,211 and became the New Ulm boys’ all-time career leading scorer with 1,229 points. Foley had 860 points coming into this season and has scored 369 points ...

MLC men and women both fall

Women’s basketball St. Scholastica 58, MLC 49 DULUTH –– The Martin Luther College women's basketball team struggled on the offensive end of the court in a 58-49 loss at St. Scholastica on Saturday. The Knights struggled from the field to the tune of 26.2 percent, including making ...

Steel get past Granite City 6-4

NEW ULM –– The New Ulm Steel scored on all four of their power plays Saturday night as they downed Granite City 6-4 at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. Alex Nagel scored two goals with Sam Storlie, Nick Wieben, Jarrett Cammarata and Kirk Coppock each adding a goal. Trevor ...

New Ulm edges MCA

By Jeremy Behnke Journal Sports Editor NEW ULM — The New Ulm gymnastics team had a goal set at the beginning of the season that it wanted to get back to the Big South Conference meet, which is reserved for the top teams in the conference. On Friday night, the Eagles clinched that berth ...

New Ulm steel downs Granite City

ST. CLOUD — New Ulm defeated Granite City 3-2 in a junior hockey game on Friday. Jarrett Cammaratta, Sam Storlie and Alex Nagel all scored goals for New Ulm. Ryan Kenny had 28 saves for the Steel.

Chargers defeat Mustangs 70-54

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran started slow keeping Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart within 2 points in the first 12 minutes of the first half. MVL (10-11) had a 10-point lead at the end of the first half, moving on to win 70-54 in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball battle Friday ...

Sleepy Eye tops CM/C

MORGAN — Sleepy Eye knew it was going to be a battle heading into Morgan to take on Cedar Mountain/Comfrey on Friday night, but the Indians did just enough down the stretch to pull away with a 62-51 Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball win. “We expected a battle,” Sleepy Eye ...

New Ulm shuts out Luverne

NEW ULM — Ali Beltz recorded a natural hat trick as the New Ulm girls’ hockey team closed out their regular season by blanking Luverne 5-0 on Friday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in a Big South Conference meeting. Madeline Gag and Ashtyn Wiltscheck added goals as the Eagles enter ...

Concordia Lanes hosts tourney

NEW ULM — Concordia Lanes recently hosted its annual Adult Junior Tournament, a tournament where a junior bowler is paired with an adult, and they throw a three-game series with the opportunity to win scholarship money. The New Ulm Area United States Bowling Congress donated $450 to this ...

Eli Manning looks forward after worst season of career

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Eli Manning is looking ahead. Who wouldn't after the year he just had? Manning comes off the worst season of his professional career that dates back to being the top overall selection in the 2004 draft. His Giants went from likely contender after making the 2016 ...

Area roundup: Cathedral girls roll past Madelia

Girls’ basketball New Ulm Cathedral 65, Madelia 26 NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral defeated Madelia on Friday in a nonconference girls’ basketball game. Lauryn Franta led the Greyhounds with 14 points. Heidi Hoffman and Rose Hazuka each added 12 points and Becca Schwarz had 10 ...

Cathedral boys win in convincing fashion

NEW ULM –– Maybe the players from Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain saw the writing on the wall early in their game with New Ulm Cathedral. The Greyhounds (15-5) made five of their first six shots from beyond the arc and ended up making 12 of 21 3-pointers as they jumped ...

Batt’s 27 leads New Ulm in OT win

NEW ULM — Finally. After four straight frustrating losses to Waseca, New Ulm’s Joey Batt and the rest of the Eagles made sure No. 5 wasn’t going to happen on their home floor. Batt led the way with 27 points and New Ulm defeated Waseca 58-54 in overtime in Big South Conference ...

Column: Hauser’s milestone is the latest in the city of New Ulm

When New Ulm Cathedral’s Nate Hauser scored 14 points Tuesday night at Wabasso, he became the fourth high school basketball player in New Ulm to break the 1,000-career point total this season. He now has 1,005 career points. Earlier in the season, New Ulm High School’s Connor Foley and ...

Woytcke a big part to Steel’s success this year

NEW ULM — The success of any team whether it be football basketball or hockey depends a lot on the quality and character of the players. For the New Ulm Steel, who play at Granite City on Friday before hosting the Lumberjacks at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the New Ulm Civic Center, one of ...

For Tafoya, preparation is key going into 4th Super Bowl

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Michele Tafoya was a 28-year-old sports talk radio host in the heart of college basketball country, embarking on a long-desired vocation in an unforgiving field when she felt her first career boost from a bold on-air prediction. Cal will beat Duke. That's what ...

MLC men set program record in win over NCU

The Martin Luther College men's basketball team set a new program record for fewest points allowed in a 54-41 win over North Central University on Wednesday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. The 41 points allowed broke the previous record of 42, set during the 1998-99 season ...

Jordan tops New Ulm

NEW ULM — Already without one of their top scorers, things looked bad for the New Ulm boys’ basketball team when Connor Foley went down with an ankle injury early in the second half against Jordan. But Foley, who rolled his ankle two weeks ago, returned and finished the game for New ...