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Prep football: Wabasso blanks Springfield, Nicollet rolls over A-C

Wabasso 31, Springfield 0 WABASSO — Wabasso defeated Springfield in a Southwest District football game on Friday. Carter Benz threw for 136 yards and two touchdown passes and he also rushed for another to lead the Rabbits. He threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Will Carlson and a 5-yard ...

Worthington blanks NU boys, NU girls shut out Worthington

Worthington 5, New Ulm boys 0 NEW ULM — Worthington blanked New Ulm in the regular-season finale at New Ulm High School on Friday night. New Ulm’s Ethan Lieb had 14 saves for the Eagles. New Ulm girls 1, Worthington 0 WORTHINGTON — New Ulm defeated Worthington in a Big South ...

Guidelines set up for attending football games

NEW ULM — Those who are planning on watching high school football in New Ulm this Friday or Saturday are going to be limited for seating and — in one case — may not be able to see the game in person at all. And if you are able to attend, you are going to have to abide by some ...

Prep football scores

Friday's Scores By The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL Aitkin 38, Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 0 Albany 35, Zimmerman 6 Alexandria 49, St. Francis 14 Andover 17, Bemidji 7 Annandale 21, Princeton 12 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 34, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 0 BOLD 35, Benson 20 Becker 20, ...

Steel look to rebound after 2 losses

NEW ULM — New Ulm Steel head coach Zach Stepan said Monday that he knows that his team has some things to clean up following weekend losses to Willmar, 4-1 on Friday and 5-3 to Alexandria on Saturday at the New Ulm Civic Center. “But I like the potential we have in the locker room,” ...

MVL sees big improvement for 2020

NEW ULM — Bringing back experience from last season and a good off-season program that most of the Minnesota Valley Lutheran players took part in, Chargers’ head coach Jim Buboltz sees a big improvement in last year’s 2-7 record. “W e feel that we have a lot of nice positions coming ...

Chargers look to once again be strong

NEW ULM — Despite graduating a lot of senior leadership from last year’s 24-5 team, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran volleyball team should once again be a force in the Tomahawk Conference. The team graduated Mara Weisensel, Emma Nelson, Maddie Pearson and Haley Herfendal, but there will ...

S/CM girls, boys win MVL meet

NEW ULM — With no state meet this season for cross-country, Springfield/Cedar Mountain girls’ cross-country runner Lily McCone is preparing for her last meet next week at the Section 3A meet in Luverne. The Tigers runner tuned up for the meet on Thursday at Minnesota Valley Lutheran ...

Hutch ends New Ulm’s season

HUTCHINSON — Hutchinson defeated New Ulm 5-2 in Section 2AA tennis action on Tuesday. New Ulm’s Makiah Otto won 6-1, 4-6, 10-7over Maggie Eckhart at No. 1 singles and Lydia King won 6-1, 6-3 over Marlee Hanander at No. 4 singles. At No. 2 singles, Hutchinson’s Hannah Ladwig won ...

Eagles have an inexperienced team

NEW ULM — With only four starters coming back this season for the New Ulm football team, many younger players — who saw playing time in last season’s 3-6 journey — will need to step up to improve on that mark that saw a three-game winning streak. “We are young but I do not know if ...

Penalty kick lifts Eagles

NEW ULM — Alexis Rustin’s penalty kick with 33:22 remaining in the second half helped New Ulm to edge Waseca 2-1 on Tuesday in Big South girls’ soccer action at New Ulm High School. It was Waseca’s first loss of the season. New Ulm’s Paige Kalis was knocked the turf by a Waseca ...

Cathedral returns several key players

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral head football coach Denny Lux hopes to see his team take a step forward from last season’s 2-7 mark with the return of three key players in the backfield in senior running backs Jon Adema, Luke Gieseke, junior Eric Furth. The Greyhounds will also see the ...

Greyhounds bring experience to the table in 2020

NEW ULM — Coming off of a 16-12 season, the New Ulm Cathedral volleyball team has high expectations for the 2020 campaign. The Greyhounds have six starters returning from that team and there’s no reason to think that they can’t compete for the Tomahawk Conference title this year under ...

New Ulm volleyball team looks to take next step

NEW ULM — Over the years, the New Ulm volleyball team has been making strides towards improvement in the tough Big South Conference. With the likes of Marshall and Jackson County Central in the conference, the Eagles have improved steadily under the direction of Stef Dietz, who has ...

Eagles fall to Waseca 5-1

WASECA — Waseca had no problem with New Ulm in Big South Conference girls’ soccer action, running away with a 5-1 victory Friday night in Waseca. New Ulm’s only goal came in the second half when Alexis Rustin scored on a penalty kick. New Ulm hosts Waseca on Tuesday night.

New Ulm boys shake off rust, tie Waseca

NEW ULM — Playing in their first game in nearly 10 days, the New Ulm boys’ soccer team showed some early signs of rust on Friday against New Ulm at New Ulm High School. The Eagles had some key opportunities in the first half, but Waseca scored the only goal of the half and took the ...

Willmar skates past New Ulm Steel

NEW ULM — Willmar scored a pair of first-period goals on Friday night as the WarHawks won 4-1 in the NA3HL season-opener at New Ulm Civic Center. Willmar outshot New Ulm 20-14 for the game. New Ulm’s Nick Wieben opened the scoring at the 2:42 mark when he scored a short-handed goal ...

Springfield boys, girls win C-C meet

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield/Cedar Mountain boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams swept a Tomahawk Conference meet on Thursday. On the boys’ side, S/CM took first with a team score of 21. Minnesota Valley Lutheran was second with a 54 and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm ...

Steel open season on Friday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel open their 2020-21 season this Friday and Saturday at the New Ulm Ciivic Center when they host Willmar and Alexandria respectively for 7:10 p.m. games at the New Ulm Civic Center. Tickets for both games (which will be limited to 250 fans per game) can be only ...

New Ulm edges Worthington

NEW ULM — New Ulm edged Worthington 4-3 on Tuesday in Big South Crossover girls’ tennis action. Lydia King defeated Brooke Nordseth 6-0, 6-4 at No. 4 singles in what was a big match for the Eagles. King was pleased with her results on the afternoon. “Yeah. I felt that I played ...