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Pack, French lead Lamberton to 11-0 win

LAMBERTON — Lamberton clinched a state tournament berth with an 11-0, seven-inning Region 2C amateur baseball win against Hanska on Tuesday. New Ulm draftee Wade French went the distance in the win and Colby Pack had a three-run triple for the Longsox. Lamberton (3-0 in Region 2C action) is ...

Gibbon tops Stark in 10 innings

By Jake Calhoun Journal Sports Writer STARK TOWNSHIP — A botched hidden-ball trick attempt essentially cost the Stark Longhorns a sure ticket to the state amateur baseball tournament, as they lost to the Gibbon Reds 6-5 in 10 innings in a Region 2C playoff game on Tuesday. Immediately ...

Vikings RB Latavius Murray activated from PUP list

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Latavius Murray was finally on the practice field in purple. Riley Reiff was back to work, too. And with that, two of the Minnesota Vikings' most important offseason additions started to come back from concerning ...

Stark Longhorns defeat Hanska Lakers 7-5 in Region 2C

HANSKA — Sunday afternoon in Region 2C playoffs, one team’s road to the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament got a little easier while another’s got a bit more difficult. Stark jumped out to a 7-1 lead after 3 1/2 innings, before Hanska mounted a late rally, as the Lakers fell ...

VFW Gold returns to state tourney

NEW ULM — Before this VFW baseball season started, players and coaches on New Ulm VFW Gold had one goal for the season. “We wanted to finish at the state tournament,” said head coach Mike Munce, who has guided New Ulm to its second straight trip to the state tournament. “That is ...

Stark tops Sleepy Eye 8-3

STARK — Joey Wahl belted two home runs to lead Stark past Sleepy Eye 8-3 on Saturday in the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs. Dusty Magen was hit by a pitch with two out in the second inning. Wahl homered to left field to give Stark an early 2-0 advantage. In the third inning, Sean ...

New Ulm’s Cole Frederick, 10, wins BMX Worlds

ROCK HILL, S.C. — At 10 years old, Cole Frederick can say he’s a world champion. On July 26, the New Ulm native competed against 115 riders from 26 different countries in the boys’ 10-year-old division at the International Cycling Union (UCI) BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South ...

Inconsistency plagues Brewers in 2017 season

NEW ULM — New Ulm Brewers’ manager Al Flor knew when this season started out, it was not going to be a typical year for the Brewers. “It was going to be a challenging year for us,” Flor said on Wednesday, 24 hours after the Brewers saw their season end in the Tomahawk East League ...

Minnetonka crushes Searles Bullheads 10-0

The Searles Bullheads 35-and-over baseball team lost 10-0 in five innings to the Minnetonka Lakers on Sunday. The Bullheads, who had not played for several weeks because of postponements, struggled especially on the mound. Four Searles pitchers gave up nine walks and two hit batsmen. Eight ...

Gibbon knocks out New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Gibbon Reds took advantage of four walks in the first three innings to score four runs and used that start to end the New Ulm Brewers season with a 5-2 amateur baseball win. Trevor Loverude picked up the win for the Reds. He went five innings and allowed two runs on five ...

Tom Steinbach and co. take first at 2017 B&L Golf Classic

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM ­–– With an impressive 118 score, Team 2, consisting of Tom Steinbach, Kyle Duxbury, Leon Kettner, Rollo Lentz and Jeff Schone, took first place at the 11th annual B&L Golf Classic on Monday at the New Ulm Country Club. Team ...

NU Gold wins 2 for return trip to state

MANKATO — New Ulm VFW Gold did the improbable in dramatic fashion to secure a return trip to state. After beating lone-unbeaten Farmington 5-3 to force a second game in the District 2 finals on Sunday at Franklin Rogers Ballpark in Mankato, Mark Schommer delivered a solid performance on the ...

New Ulm Gold persists, returns to final day of District 2 tournament

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer MANKATO — New Ulm VFW Gold dropped its first game 4-2 against Farmington, but won when it mattered the most in its second game of the day against Shakopee 4-1 on Saturday in the District 2 tournament at Franklin Rogers Park. With the win against ...

Essig edges Springfield 6-5 in 10 to begin playoffs

SPRINGFIELD — The Essig Bluejays edged the Springfield Tigers 6-5 in a 10-inning contest in Game 1 of a Tomahawk East League amateur baseball series on Friday. Ben Wolf drove in E.J. Berdan for what turned out to be the game-winning run. Tim Kehren got the win for the Bluejays in 2 2/3 ...

New Ulm Steel add new talent for 2017-18 season

NEW ULM — There is still a lot of baseball to be played but the New Ulm Steel (Tier III) junior hockey team has already begun preparations for its second year in New Ulm. “We have a new head coach in Andrew Kolb and it is going to be nice to have our head coach living in New Ulm and just ...

New Ulm 14U team goes 0-3 at Class 14AAA state tourney

NEW ULM — The New Ulm 14U baseball team went 0-3 in the Minnesota Sports Federation (MSF) Stare Tournament on Saturday at Johnson Park. New Ulm opened wth a 4-1 loss to Pierz before falling 16-5 to the Minnesota Mixers in a five-inning contest. New Ulm then lost its last game of pool play ...

New Ulm VFW Gold wins in walk-off to beat Shakopee 3-2

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer MANKATO — With a walk-off single by Mason Cox in the bottom of the seventh, New Ulm VFW Gold continues its play in the winner’s bracket. Gold defeated Shakopee 3-2 in a second round District 2 VFW playoff game on Friday at Franklin Rogers ...

Sleepy Eye VFW falls 12-0 in 5 to end season

MANKATO — Sleepy Eye VFW’s season ended with a 12-0 five-inning loss to Mankato AAA in an elimination game of the District 2 VFW baseball tournament on Friday at Mankato East High School. Post 800 had one hit on the day — a triple off the right-center wall by Jacob Berg in the top of ...

Springfield moves on to semifinals at D II state tourney

NEW LONDON — The Springfield Legion baseball team won both its games at the Division II Legion baseball tournament on Friday, beating Pine Island 2-0 and BOLD 5-3. Tanner Vogel had a solo home run in the fifth inning to spark Springfield against Pine Island. Isaac Fink got the win on the ...

Brewers beat Reds 14-8 in Game 1

NEW ULM — in the second inning of the New Ulm Brewers’ Tomahawk East League playoff game against the Gibbon Reds on Friday night at Johnson Park, J.T. Hoffmann rapped a three-run double for a three-run lead. In the eighth inning, with the Reds having cut a six-run lead to two, Hoffmann ...