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Springfield boys’ team finishes 2nd at state

BECKER — Despite having a five-stroke lead heading into the second day of the Class A State Boys’ Golf Tournament, it wasn’t meant to be for Springfield. Community Christian came back and defeated Springfield by three strokes for the state title. The Tigers played well on both days, ...

Guggisberg, Schugel tied for 16th after Day 1

JORDAN — With rain beginning to fall at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning on Day 1 of the 2019 State Golf Meet, New Ulm’s Aiden Guggisberg and Glavine Schugel had tough conditions right out of the gate. With Guggisberg and Schugel originally having scheduled tee times of 8:51 a.m. and 9 a.m., ...

5 Raiders honored by Valley Conference

Five Nicollet softball players were honored by the Valley Conference this season, with freshman Marah Hulke and senior Nicole Hall leading the way with a first-team selection. Making the second team for Nicollet was Hayley Selby, while Halle Johnson and Jessi Johnson were named honorable ...

New Ulm Junior Legion Gold breezes by Sleepy Eye VFW

SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm Junior Legion Gold crushed Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 16-2 in five innings on Monday. New Ulm jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after the first inning. Gold also scored runs in every inning it batted. Gold took advantage of six Sleepy Eye walks and one error in the first ...

Bob Weier retires from coaching

NEW ULM — “In the last five or six weeks, it just came to my mind that it was time.” Those were the words of New Ulm Cathedral head baseball coach Bob Weier on Monday, who said that after 27 years and a record of 427-190, it was time to retire. Weier steps down as the 11th most ...

Josie Pautzke named Softball Player of the Year by Tomahawk Conference

Josie Pautzke of New Ulm Cathedral was named the Tomahawk All-Conference Softball Player of the Year this past weekend. She was one of seven Greyhounds honored in total. From Cathedral, seniors Pautzke, Heidi Hoffman and Lauryn Franta, sophomore Sarah Mohr and freshman Emily Schommer were ...

Scheffler named Baseball Player of the Year by Tomahawk Conference

Springfield’s Decker Scheffler was named the Tomahawk Conference Baseball Player of the Year this past weekend. Scheffler was also joined on the Tomahawk All-Conference Team by teammates Isaac Fink and Mitchell Leonard, both seniors, and juniors Henry Scheitel and Mason Rummel. ...

Sleepy Eye blanks Courtland on Sunday

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye blanked Courtland 10-0 in seven innings on Sunday in Tomahawk East League baseball action. The winning pitcher was Alex Sellner, who pitched seven innings with seven strikeouts and five hits allowed. The Indians were also led at the plate by Sellner, who went 3 for ...

Sleepy Eye Post 7 walks off with 7-6 win over New Ulm Gold

SLEEPY EYE –– In the bottom of the seventh and with two outs, Kyle Domeier's RBI double gave Sleepy Eye Post 7 a 7-6 walk-off win over New Ulm Legion Gold in legion baseball action Monday night. Zach Haala also had a solid night at the plate for Post 7, going 2 for 3 with a three-run ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • June 2-June 8

Josie Pautzke SR. New Ulm Cathedral Daughter of Mike and Dino Pautzke • Despite a tough 6-2 loss to Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian in the first round of the 2019 Class A State Softball Tournament, Pautzke rebounded the next game against Isle in an 18-1, four-inning win. She ...

Tigers lead Class A meet after first day

BECKER — Even though he was making his first-ever appearance at the Class A boys’ golf tournament on Tuesday, Springfield’s Tim Rogotzke didn’t seem to be nervous about it. Rogotzke and his teammates had a memorable day at Pebble Creek, turning in a team score of 323 and taking the ...

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi's guard was down even at hotspots like the Dial Bar and Lounge, where the Dominican ...

Third time is a charm for Kvidera

NEW ULM — The third time was the charm for Shane Kvidera on Sunday. Playing in his third New Ulm Invitational Golf Tournament, Kvidera finished with a score of 188 to earn his first Invitational championship. He put himself in position to win with a 75 on Saturday and that strong play ...

Brewers take first in league

NEW ULM — With Searles having beaten Lamberton earlier in the day, the game between the New Ulm Brewers took on extra importance as all three teams had 5-3 records in the Tomahawk East League. Chris Cariveau allowed three runs on two hits in his first two innings of relief and did not allow ...

VFW Silver splits at Luverne tournament

LUVERNE — The New Ulm VFW Silver baseball team split two games Saturday at the Luverne tournament. In the first game, Pipestone beat New Ulm 8-4. Carter Lang was the losing pitcher. Julian Hernandez went 3-for-3 with two RBI, while Aiden Eckstein went 2-for-4 with one RBI. In the second ...

Scott Paa leads Championship Flight after first day Invitational

NEW ULM — Playing on his home course, New Ulm’s Scott Paa got off to a good start at the 59th annual New Ulm Invitational on Saturday. Now Paa will try to distance himself from several competitors who are within striking distance on Day 2, which begins Sunday morning at the New Ulm Contry ...

Tiger boys, 8 individuals qualify for state Class A golf tournament

SPRINGFIELD — As one of the state’s top girls’ golfers, Springfield senior Mackenzie Lothert had to find new teammates to practice with this year since she was the only girls’ golfer on her team. So Lothert found new teammates to practice with and that seemed to work out just fine ...

Eagles send 4 to Class AA state meet

JORDAN — New Ulm High School will be represented by four golfers when the state golf meet begins on Tuesday at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Three of those students are experienced state golfers named Glavine Schugel, Aiden Guggisberg and Abbey Frauenholtz. The other golfer bringing her ...

Mathiowetz finishes with another state title for NU

ST. PAUL — Ben Mathiowetz closed out his senior year for New Ulm High School by winning his eighth Class AA state medal on Saturday at the State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University. Mathiowetz finished with a first-place medal in the wheelchair discus on Saturday with a top throw ...