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Chargers top Cathedral

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran earned its eighth victory of season with a 71-43 win over New Ulm Cathedral in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball action. Jenna Hotovec hit a early 3-pointer to give Cathedral a 10-5 lead. Abbie Riederer hit two straight 3-pointers to regain ...

Prep roundup: New Ulm blanks Windom

Girls’ hockey New Ulm 4, Windom 0 WINDOM — New Ulm defeated Windom 4-0 in a Big South Conference girls’ hockey game on Monday. New Ulm got two goals from Morgan Klein and one goal each from Molly Scheid and Jada Rahe. Boys’ basketball Nicollet 88, Cleveland 66 NICOLLET — ...

MVL takes over lead in Tomahawk

NEW ULM — In the battle for the top spot in the Tomahawk Conference boy’s basketball between New Ulm Cathedral and Minnesota Valley Lutheran, it was the Chargers who came out on top Monday night. MVL sank 25 of 35 free throws in the game and scored the 12 of its last 16 points from the ...

Scheffler, Tigers win big over Sleepy Eye

SLEEPY EYE — Springfield’s physical and up-tempo play was more than Sleepy Eye could handle on Tuesday night as the Tigers ran away with a 90-33 victory in Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball action at Sleepy Eye High School. Decker Scheffler led the Tigers with 32 points, seven ...

Free Throw Contest winners, boys

Boys Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest winners at the Cathedral gym Sunday, from left, ages 14 to nine, Zach Paszkiewicz, Logan Mielke, Jake Finstad, Brayden Wendinger, Mithcell Hopp and Ryler Collins.

Free Throw Contest winners, girls

Girls Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest winners Sunday at the Cathdral gym Sunday, from left, ages 14 to nine, Daviney Dreckman, Maddie Backer, Ramsey Hopp, Shay Wilfahrt, Madelyn Hazuka and Madalyn Mielke.

Column: Chargers, Greyhounds battle for right to stay unbeaten

It’s the battle for the early-season top spot in the Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball conference race when New Ulm Cathedral takes the short trek to Minnesota Valley Lutheran Monday night. The Greyhounds enter the game at 5-0 in the conference, with the Chargers 4-0 in conference ...

Prep roundup: New Ulm gymnastics team takes 2nd at Marshall Invite

Prep gymnastics New Ulm takes 2nd at Marshall Invite MARSHALL –– The New Ulm gymnastics team finished second out of eight teams at the Marshall Invite on Saturday with a score of 134.875. Willmar won the event with a score of 136.7. For New Ulm. Kayla Goblirsch finished first ...

Steel handle North Stars 9-1

NEW ULM — The last time that the New Ulm Steel played Breezy Point in an NA3HL game, they defeated the North Stars 13-2. While the Steel did not hit the baker’s dozen total again Saturday night at the New Ulm Civic Center, they again dominated. New Ulm outshot the North Stars 77-16 as ...

Greyhounds charge past Indians

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral held Sleepy Eye Public to 15 points in the first half and 18 second-half points as the Greyhounds moved to 5-0 in the Tomahawk Conference and 10-0 overall with a 81-33 win over the Indians Friday night. Jon Zinniel led Cathedral with a game-high 17 points, ...

New Ulm tops St. Peter, remains perfect in Big South

NEW ULM — The New Ulm gymnastics team vaulted by St. Peter 135.075-130.95 on Friday night in a Big South Conference prep gymnastics meet at the New Ulm Gymnastics Academy, led again by standout sophomore Kayla Goblirsch. Goblirsch finished first all-around (35.35) after finishing first on ...

Mustangs hold off Knights despite record-setting night from Mathiowetz

Girls’ basketball BLHS 83, St. Mary’s 79 SLEEPY EYE — Despite Madison Mathiowetz’s single-game school record 50 points, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s was unable to hold off Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Friday in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball action. Mathiowetz also had 10 ...

Prep roundup: Bluejays soar by Eagles, Indians top Greyhounds

Boys’ basketball Waseca 83, New Ulm 59 NEW ULM — Waseca, the No. 1-ranked team in Class AA, downed New Ulm 83-59 on Thursday in Big South Conference boys’ basketball action. The Eagles were led by Reece Melby’s 21 points and Cole Rhode’s 11 points and seven rebounds. Sam Furth ...

Defense leads Greyhounds in win over Jags

NEW ULM — There are games in basketball where a team’s offense can be struggling but its defense can bail that team out. Thursday night, New Ulm Cathedral and Truman/Martin Luther/Granada Huntley-East Chain were tied at 32 with just over minutes left in the game. That was when the ...

Johnson Park renovation nearing completion

EW ULM — Those that have driven by Johnson Park recently have seen that there has been a lot of progress made on her renovation through the RENU project. And her new face is almost completed. “As of [Tuesday], Johnson Park is about 80% done,” Ryan Weier, Facilities Maintenance ...

Steel hope to bounce back on Saturday

NEW ULM — Following back-to-back home losses this past weekend to Alexandria and Granite City respectively the New Ulm Steel –– who were alone in third place prior to the past weekend games –– are now tied with Alexandria for that third spot, with each team having 29 points. Both ...

Knights of Columbus to sponsor local youth free throw contest

NEW ULM –– All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 as of Jan. 1 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Jan. 5 at New Ulm Cathedral High School. Registration at the door starts at 12:30 p.m. and the contest begins at 1 ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Dec. 22-28

Dunwa Omot Sr., Minnesota Valley Lutheran, G • Omot helped lead the Chargers to two big wins at the Kwik Trip Holiday Basketball Tournament last week at Bethany Lutheran College. The Chargers first downed Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 74-36 on Friday before topping St. Clair 81-46 on ...

New Ulm High School to host meet and wrestle with Bernard

NEW ULM — For any aspiring girl wrestlers in the area, this Saturday at New Ulm High School presents a big opportunity to meet and wrestle with one of the area’s most well-known and accomplished wrestlers. Former NUHS and women’s Olympic wrestler Ali Bernard will take the mats at NUHS ...