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Martin Luther College has 3 athletes honored by UMAC

Women’s soccer NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women's soccer team swept the UMAC Player of the Week awards on Monday. Midfielder Lydia Bitter won Offensive Player of the Week, while Mollie Fischer was named Defensive Player of the Week. Bitter won the honor after scoring the ...

Bitter scores overtime goal to send MLC into playoffs

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women’s soccer team clinched a spot in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament with a 1-0 overtime win over UW-Superior on Saturday. The Knights entered the day needing a win to secure a fourth place finish in the final UMAC ...

Feder finishes 24th at state cross-country meet

NORTHFIELD — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop junior Grace Feder finished 24th overall with a time of 19:37.1 on Saturday at the Class A girls’ cross-country meet at St. Olaf College. Feder was one of four area qualifiers in the girls’ race. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm ...

Knights remain unbeaten in UMAC as they crush Morris

NEW ULM — Ethan Aguilar threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown as Martin Luther College remained unbeaten in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, shutting out University of Minnesota-Morris 49-0 at MLC. The win improved MLC’s record to 7-1 overall ...

New Ulm Steel slips past Willmar

NEW ULM — Stanislav Danaev’s goal at the 16:52 mark of the third period broke a 3-3 tie and Brandon Swenson’s goal less than two minutes later sealed the deal as the New Ulm Steel rebounded from a tough loss Friday with a 5-3 win over Willmar Saturday at the New Ulm Civic Center in a ...

Last-minute TD sends Tigers back to state

MARSHALL –– Down by 4 points with less than two minutes left in the game, Springfield quarterback Decker Scheffler wasn't ready for his high school football career to end quite yet. Scheffler brought the Tigers 80 yards and found Nolan Hovland in the back of the end zone with 15 seconds ...

GFW runs over USC, returns to state for 1st time since 2009

NEW PRAGUE –– For the first time since 2009, the Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop football team is heading to state. The No. 2-seeded Thunderbirds sprinted past top-seeded United South Central on Friday night for a 48-26 win at New Prague High School in the Section 2A championship game. With ...

Weisensel named Tomahawk Conference Volleyball POTY

The Tomahawk Conference released its All-Conference Volleyball Team for 2019 on Friday, with Minnesota Valley Lutheran senior middle hitter Mara Weisensel being named the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year. Joining Weisensel on the team were senior teammates Maddie Pearson and Emma ...

Alexandria sinks Steel 6-5 in overtime

NEW ULM –– At the 10:26 mark of the second period, Marcus Mack scored his second goal of the game on assists from Nate Looft and Brian Oare to give the New Ulm Steel a dominating 4-1 lead over Alexandria. Someone should have told the Steel players that the game had almost 30 more minutes ...

Jaguars advance to state, top Raiders

WACONIA — Despite striking first in Thursday night’s Section 2, 9-man football championship game, No-3 seeded Nicollet was unable to capitalize enough on scoring opportunities and fell 28-14 to top-seeded Renville County West at Waconia High School. “We just didn’t get our ...

Steel look to remain hot this weekend

This Friday and Saturday at the New Ulm Civic Center when the New Ulm Steel host Alexandria and Willmar, respectively, for NA3HL games, the Steel hope to use last weekend’s sweep of North Iowa to continue their roll in the West Division. Last weekend, the Steel swept the West ...

Area cross-country runners prep for state

NORTHFIELD — Five Class A area runners will look to bring home gold as they compete in the Boys’ and Girls’ Cross-Country State Meet this Saturday at St. Olaf College. The Class A girls will begin the 5K race at 1 p.m., while the Class A boys will run at 2 p.m. FISCHER REPRESENTS ST. ...

MLC falls in 5 to Crown in season finale

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics ST. BONIFACIUS –– The Martin Luther College volleyball team's comeback from an 0-2 deficit fell just short in a 3-2 (25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 16-25, 15-13) defeat at Crown College on Wednesday. The Knights (4-23, 2-6) dropped a pair of close sets to ...

MLC women earn win over Crown to keep playoff hopes alive, Storm blank MLC men

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women's soccer team shut out the Crown College Storm on the way to a 3-0 win Tuesday to keep its chances of reaching the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament alive. The Knights peppered the Storm goal with shots for much of the first ...

Comeback attempt falls short for MVL

NEW ULM — Despite battling back from a two-set deficit on Tuesday night at New Ulm High School, Minnesota Valley Lutheran was unable to complete the comeback against BOLD in Section 2A, North Subsection volleyball playoff action. The No-3 seeded Warriors topped the No. 2-seeded Chargers ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Oct. 20-26

Mason Rummel Sr. RB/LB, Springfield • Rummel proved to be too tough to handle as he scored four touchdowns in a 42-6 victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Saturday. The Tigers (9-0) advanced to Friday’s Section 3A championship game and will play Martin County West for the right to ...

Big South Conference tennis team announced

The Big South Conference announced its All-Conference girls' tennis team on Monday. For New Ulm, sophomore Makiah Otto made the team and River Valley sophomore Brooklyn Moldan also made the team.

Tigers run all over Knights in 3A playoffs

SPRINGFIELD — After forcing five turnovers and rushing for 302 total yards on Saturday afternoon in a 42-6 Section 3A playoff win over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, the Springfield football team is now just a win away from making back-to-back state tournament appearances. With the win, the No. ...

Raiders down 2nd-seeded Ogilvie in 9-man playoffs Saturday

OGILVIE –– No. 3-seeded Nicollet came away with a big 34-8 win over second-seeded Ogilvie in Section 2, 9-man playoff football action on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders were led by a four-touchdown performance from quarterback Jon Mans, two passing and two rushing. Mans threw for 150 ...