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MLC falls in 3 to St. Catherine

ST. PAUL –– St. Catherine swept Martin Luther College 25-13, 25-18, 25-17 on Wednesday night in nonconference women’s volleyball action. Alyssa Heckendorf led MLC in kills with seven, while Kelsey Birschbach added five. Also for the Knights, Jewel St. Germaine had 13 digs and 11 set ...

Thunderbirds sweep CHS

NEW ULM -— Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop swept New Ulm Cathedral 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 on Thursday in a Tomahawk Conference volleyball match. “As a team, we put together some good defense,” GFW head coach Chris Wortz said. “We had to change our line-up due to an injury, but we adjusted as ...

New Ulm Tennis Association to host doubles tourney on Sunday

NEW ULM –– The New Ulm Tennis Association (NUTA) will hold its Members only, Random Draw Mixed Doubles Tourney at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the Martin Luther College courts. Those interested in the tournament do not need a partner and can be matched up as randomly even as possible. ...

Chargers defeat Greyhounds in 4

NEW ULM — In an early nonconference volleyball matchup between Minnesota Valley Lutheran and New Ulm Cathedral on Tuesday, it was the Chargers that made an early statement with a 25-16, 25-15, 19-25, 25-13 win at Martin Luther College. Leading the way for MVL was Mara Weisensel with 25 ...

Big second half lifts New Ulm

NEW ULM — It took a little while, but the New Ulm girls’ soccer team got its offense going on Tuesday. New Ulm, which entered Tuesday’s play with only two goals scored this year, scored five times in a 5-0 shutout against Marshall in Big South Conference action at New Ulm High ...

Eagles sweep Blue Earth Area

New Ulm 3, BEA 0 BLUE EARTH — New Ulm swept Blue Earth Area 25-13, 5-21, 25-11 on Tuesday in a Big South Conference volleyball match. New Ulm was led by Talya Hoel, who had 16 set assists and five kills. Also for New Ulm, Natalie Yackley had 17 set assists, Nora Windschill had 10 kills, ...

New Ulm Tennis Association to host doubles tourney on Sunday

NEW ULM –– The New Ulm Tennis Association (NUTA) will hold its Members only, Random Draw Mixed Doubles Tourney at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the Martin Luther College courts. Those interested in the tournament do not need a partner and can be matched up as randomly even as possible. ...

Knights top Indians in 3

SLEEPY EYE — Tuesday’s volleyball match between Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s and Sleepy Eye resembled a heavyweight boxing championship bout. The Knights swept the Indians 25-23, 27-25, 25-22. Both teams traded points rather than punches. “You can never be too comfortable when you face ...

NUTA to host doubles tourney on Sunday

NEW ULM –– The New Ulm Tennis Association (NUTA) will hold its Members only, Random Draw Mixed Doubles Tourney at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the Martin Luther College courts. Those interested in the tournament do not need a partner and can be matched up as randomly even as possible. ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Mara Weisensel (left) Sr. MH, Minnesota Valley Lutheran Maddie Pearson (right) Sr. Setter, Minnesota Valley Lutheran • In a road victory over Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s last Tuesday, Mara Weisensel set a school record for kills in a single match with 33. • Pearson played a major role ...

MLC men’s soccer team stomps Nebraska Christian College

Courtesy of MLC Athletics NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College men’s soccer team rolled to an 8-0 win over Nebraska Christian College in a Labor Day afternoon contest. The Knights dominated possession in the first half and took advantage by converting a pair of penalty kicks by Nate ...

MLC roundup: Men’s soccer team falls 6-0

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics Men’s soccer St. Olaf 6, MLC 0 NEW ULM –– The Martin Luther College men's soccer team lost its 2019 home opener to St. Olaf by the score of 6-0 on Saturday. The Knights started slow, perhaps showing the affects of Friday night's double overtime ...

Hutchinson blanks New Ulm in girls’ tennis

NEW ULM –– Hutchinson shut out New Ulm 7-0 on Friday morning in a nonconference girls’ tennis match. In No. 1 singles action, Haley Knorr topped Abby Hietala 6-0, 6-1, while in No. 2 singles action, Britta Johnson defeated Malia Emerson 6-1, 6-2. In No. 3 singles, Alex Hantge defeated ...

Cathedral, New Ulm learn from 1st-week losses

New Ulm Cathedral head football coach Denny Lux said that he was happy with his team’s play Thursday night in a 32-28 road loss to a perennially strong Dawson-Boyd team. This was the first-ever meeting between the two schools. “We were down 16-0 after the first quarter and then 24-14 ...

Prep football roundup: Lakeview scores late to top MVL, GFW runs by St. James

Lakeview 20, MVL 16 LAKEVIEW –– Lakeview came from behind in the fourth quarter to take down Minnesota Valley Lutheran 20-16 in Southwest District football action Friday night. MVL was led by Luke Thompson, who threw for 71 yards and a touchdown on 10-of-18 passing. He also ran for 43 ...

MLC roundup: Men sit 4th after Day 1 of TPC Invitational

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics Men’s golf DULUTH –– The Martin Luther College men's golf team opened the 2019 season with the opening round of the Twin Ports Collegiate Invitational at Lester Park Golf Course on Friday. The Knights sit in fourth place following a one-day ...

Madelia ekes by BLHS with 22-20 victory

MADELIA — Ramiro Zamora’s 80-yard kickoff return with 3:22 left in the contest helped Madelia edge Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 22-20 on Friday in a 9-man South District, West Subdistrict football contest. Ja’Sean Glover saved the game for Madelia when he intercepted a BLHS pass with ...

Mans’ 4 TDs leads Nicollet past St. Mary’s 26-13

SLEEPY EYE — Nicollet defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 26-13 on Thursday in 9-man South District football action. It was the first game of the season for both teams. “We know that they would run the ball, and we found a way to keep them off balance, Nicollet head coach Tom Murphy said. ...