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Mathiowetz named Tomahawk Player of the Year

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s sophomore Madison Mathiowetz was named the 2019-2020 Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year on Monday. Mathiowetz, a unanimous selection to the All-Conference team, was joined on the team by Sydney Windschitl, a unanimous selection, while Reagan Severson was named an ...

MLC has 3 athletes honored by UMAC

Baseball NEW ULM — Two Martin Luther College baseball players received Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday. Senior Adam Kock was named Pitcher of the Week, while shortstop Aaron Roeseler won Player of the Week. Kock won the honor for pitchers after ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • March 1-7

Chris Knowles Sr. Forward, New Ulm Cathedral • Knowles, who set the City of New Ulm’s single-game scoring record by scoring 51 points a week ago, continued his strong play by leading the Greyhounds past Mayer Lutheran in the Section 2A playoffs last Thursday. • Knowles finished the ...

All Big South wrestling announced

NEW ULM — The Big South Conference released its Wrestling All-Conference Team on Monday, with six New Ulm Area wrestlers earning honors. For NUA, seniors Jackson Bode, Colby Wenninger, John Mehlhop and Carter Brandes, junior Cole Ranweiler and sophomore Julian Hernandez all made the team. ...

Jordan knocks off MVL

MANKATO — Despite a closely contested first half of boys’ basketball during the Section 2AA, North Subsection finals on Monday at Bresnan Arena, No. 2-seeded Jordan utilized hot shooting and a 14-0 run in the second half to cruise to a 91-67 win over top-seeded Minnesota Valley ...

Tigers down No. 1-seeded WEM

ST. PETER –– For the fourth year in a row, the Springfield Tigers will play for the Section 2A championship. The Tigers (26-3) held off a pesky Waterville-Elysian-Morristown team 70-60 at Gustavus Adolphus College to advance to Friday's Section title game against Tomahawk Conference rival ...

Greyhounds eliminate top-seeded Warriors

ST. PETER — Coming into their Section 2A, North Subsection championship game Monday night against No. 1-seeded BOLD, second-seeded New Ulm Cathedral knew that it had so slow down the Warriors. “We knew that they were a good team,” Cathedral head coach Alan Woitas said about the ...

MLC softball team picks up a pair of victories

Courtesy of MLC Sports Information Department Women’s softball NAPLES, Fla. — The Martin Luther College softball team opened its Florida trip with a pair of wins on Friday. The Knights defeated Albion 9-5 in the opener before topping SUNY Delhi 12-6 in Game 2. MLC 9, Albion 5 The ...

Column: Chargers prepare for Jordan in 2AA playoffs

Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s first venture into the Section 2AA boys’ basketball tournament has resulted in wins over Tri-City United and Belle Plaine after the Chargers disposed of the Tigers 77-45 Thursday. The Chargers improved to 26-2 on the year. MVL, seeded No. 1, now prepares to ...

WEM denies St. Mary’s a state tournament trip

MANKATO — Despite a 40-point night from Madison Mathiowetz and coming back from a 12-point first-half deficit, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s couldn’t overcome Waterville-Elysian-Morristown’s hot shooting on Friday night. The Buccaneers also hit their last 12 free throws in the game on the ...

MVL dominates Belle Plaine, moves on in 2AA playoffs

NEW PRAGUE — With a dominating all-around game and four players in double figures on Thursday, No. 1-seeded Minnesota Valley Lutheran cruised to a 77-45 win over No. 4-seeded Belle Plaine in the Section 2AA, North Subsection boys’ basketball semifinals at New Prague High School. MVL ...

Cathedral edges Mayer Lutheran in 2A playoffs

ST. PETER –– New Ulm Cathedral advanced to the Section 2A, North Subsection finals with a 65-59 victory over Mayer Lutheran on Thursday at St. Peter High School. The No. 2-seeded Greyhounds will meet No. 1 seed BOLD on Monday at Gustavus Adolphus College for the right to play in the ...

Top-seeded WEM gets by No. 4 Nicollet

By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer LAKE CRYSTAL — Top-seeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown defeated No. 4-seeded Nicollet on Thursday 71-66 in the Section 2A, South Subsection boys’ basketball semifinals. The Raiders concluded their season with a record of 21-6. During the first ...

BOLD eliminates St. Mary’s in 2A

ST. PETER - BOLD defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 98-85 on Thursday in the Section 2A, North Subsection playoffs at St. Peter High School. Gavin Vosika led the Warriors with 35 points and Drew Sagedahl finished with 28. Jordan Sagedahl had 20 for BOLD. Carson Domeier led the Knights with 30 ...

Big South Conference honors 3 New Ulm boys’ hockey players

NEW ULM — The Big South Conference released its Boys’ Hockey All-Conference Team on Wednesday, with three New Ulm hockey players being honored. Making the All-Conference Team was senior Glavine Schugel and sophomore Braxten Hoffmann, while senior Ethan O’Connor was named an Honorable ...

Steel prep for regular-season finale vs. Peoria

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel prepare to end their regular season play this weekend with a two-game series this Saturday night and again Sunday afternoon in Peoria, Illinois in NA3HL regular-season games. The Steel (29-13-2-1) are penciled in as the No. ...

Witkowski named Honorable Mention All-UMAC

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics NEW ULM –– Martin Luther College junior women's basketball player Emily Witkowski was named Honorable Mention All-UMAC by the conference in Tuesday's postseason awards release. Witkowski earned the honor after averaging a team-high 13.3 points per ...

C0-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Feb. 23-29

Drayden Morton (left), So., 120, Sibley East Derek Steele (right), Jr., 113, Sibley East • The Sibley East wrestling duo of Drayden Morton and Derek Steele each took home a Class A state championship this past Saturday at the 2020 Individual Wrestling State Tournament, with Morton taking ...

Column: Knowles has a big night in Section 2A playoff game

Those who were at the New Ulm Cathedral boys’ basketball game on Saturday at Cathedral saw history made when senior Chris Knowles scored a New Ulm Cathedral and City of New Ulm record for a game when he poured in 51 points in a 95-63 win. After the game Knowles said that setting a ...

St. Mary’s advances to Section 2A finals

ST. PETER — Despite having to fight back from an early deficit on Monday night, the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s girls’ basketball team looked every bit the part of a No. 1 seed. St. Mary’s (25-2) fell behind 5-0 against the No. 3 seed Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, but the Knights made ...