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NU girls take first at Pacesetter tournament

Submitted photo The New Ulm eighth grade girls took first in the Pacesetter regional in Rochester Saturday. The girls defeated Goodhue, Lake City and Stewartville and now advance to the State Tournament in Monticello on June 20th. Front row: Everly Batt, Lauren Schmiesing, Brooklyn Lewis ...

Sibley East duo Steele and Morton repeat as state champions

ST. MICHAEL — For the second year in a row, the Sibley East duo of senior Derek Steele and junior Drayden Morton ended their prep wrestling seasons as Class A state champions. On Saturday, Steele claimed the title at 126 pounds, while Morton won the title at 132 at St. Michael-Albertville ...

St. Mary’s boys, girls begin state tournament Wednesday at Mankato East

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams found out on Saturday who and where they will be playing in their first state tournament game. The St. Mary’s girls will first play 5 p.m. against Mayer Lutheran on Wednesday, while the boys’ team will follow ...

Knights advance to state tournament

ARLINGTON — One night after the girls’ basketball program qualified for the state tournament, the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s boys’ basketball team accomplished the same feat 24 hours later as St. Mary’s defeated St. Clair 80-67 in the Section 2A boys’ basketball championship at ...

NUA’s Kamm finishes 4th, Ranweiler 5th at state wrestling individuals

ST. MICHAEL — New Ulm Area freshman Parker Kamm was unranked all season and overlooked by many coming into the 2021 State Individual Wrestling Tournament a weekend ago. But after the final day of the Class AA individual tournament concluded on Friday at St. Michael-Albertville High ...

Goblirsch takes 19th all-around at state meet

CHAMPLIN — New Ulm gymnast Kayla Goblirsch finished 19th all-around at the 2021 Class A State Gymnastics Meet on Friday at Champlin Park High School. The junior had a 35.2 all-around score and finished 14th in the vault (9.425). She also took 17th in uneven bars (8.7), 22nd on the beam ...

Steel game this Sunday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel have their final home game of the season this Sunday at 7:10 p.m. at the New Ulm Civic Center when they host Willmar. New Steel owner Kelly Kasik is going to try and be at the Civic Center prior to the game to meet and talk with Steel fans.

Lesser-known stars about to make their mark on the Sweet 16

By John Marshall AP Basketball Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Sweet 16 stars you know. Kispert, Mobley, Zegarowski, Butler, Buddy Buckets — they've all been on national TV or talked about enough that even casual college basketball fans know their names. This is about those guys you ...

Moving on: St. Mary’s girls advance to state with win over WEM

ARLINGTON — After falling short of the state tournament last season at the hands of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown in the Section 2A finals game, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s was able to right its wrong this season and take down WEM 64-59 in the Section 2A girls’ basketball finals at Sibley East ...

Umpires in short supply

NEW ULM — High school baseball and softball are gearing up for the start of the spring season. And while numbers are up in both sports in participants, numbers in a very essential area of both sports are down. By quite a bit for umpires. “When I started last season, I had from between ...

Knights advance to state tournament

ARLINGTON — One night after the girls’ basketball program qualified for the state tournament, the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s boys’ basketball team accomplished the same feat 24 hours later as St. Mary’s defeated St. Clair 80-67 in the Section 2A boys’ basketball championship at Sibley ...

All 3 boys programs look to the future

NEW ULM — All three boys’ high school basketball teams ended their seasons last week. The three combined for a record of 30-23 with Minnesota Valley Lutheran at 14-5, New Ulm Cathedral at 11-7 and New Ulm High School at 5-11. All three coches looked into the future for next ...

New Ulm’s Goblirsch returns to state gymnastics for 3rd time

NEW ULM — Junior Kayla Goblirsch will represent the New Ulm gymnastics team for the third time in her career at state this Friday when she competes at the 2021 State Gymnastics Meet. Goblirsch qualified for state in the all-around after the Section 2A meet in New Prague this past Friday. ...

State semifinals begin Friday for area wrestlers

ST. MICHAEL — New Ulm Area freshman Parker Kamm, junior Jaden Drill and senior Cole Ranweiler will all return to the mats this Friday at St. Michael-Albertville High School for the State Individual Wrestling Championships. They will represent Class AA and begin wrestling in their weight ...

St. Mary’s coasts by Clippers, moves on to 2A finals

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s is now just one more win away from the state tournament. The Knights put together multiple strong runs in the second half of the Section 2A North Subsection boys’ basketball finals with Cleveland on Wednesday night, coasting to an 81-48 win as a ...

Changes Made to MLC Football Schedule

NEW ULM — Just over one week before the start of the football season, Martin Luther College (MLC) made several changes to its schedule. The previously scheduled season opener against Crown College on Friday, April 2, has been moved to Saturday, May 1, due to COVID-19 protocols. In ...

Boys’ hockey season ends at 16-4

NEW ULM — In the second game of this season, the New Ulm Eagles boys’ hockey team lost a close 2-1 game to Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato so no one saw a 6-0 loss to the Dragons coming Saturday night in a Section 3A semifinal game that ended a promising season at 16-4. “Litchfield play us ...

Goalie scratch was a tough one for New Ulm

NEW ULM — The New Ulm, Eagles girls’ hockey team got put in a tough situation Saturday before its Section 2A championship game against Mound-Westonka when starting goalie Ava Brennan — who had started all 19 games before the title game — was scratched due to a concussion. That ...

Suter, Bjugstad score as Wild beat Ducks 2-1

By Brian Hall Associated Press ST. PAUL — Ryan Suter and Nick Bjugstad scored, Cam Talbot made 24 saves and the Minnesota Wild returned home with a 2-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.Bjugstad scored his fifth goal of the season 3:42 into the third period to break a 1-all ...

Knights advance to Section 2A championship

SLEEPY EYE — The final score didn’t show that Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s was tested, but the Knights did have a battle on their hands on Tuesday. BOLD, the No. 2 team in the Section 2A, North Subsection, took a 23-20 lead with 7:30 left in the first half and later led 26-23. But the ...