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Steel have won 9 straight

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel are the hottest team in all of the NA3HL after winning both games at Willmar Friday and Saturday to extend their winning streak to nine consecutive games. That has allowed the Steel (23-11-2-1) to build a comfortable 14-point lead over Alexandria for third ...

Area roundup: Glover sets Madelia scoring record in loss to WEM

Boys’ basketball WEM 97, MADELIA 44 MADELIA —Ja’Sean Glover set the all-time scoring record for Madelia on Tuesday as the Blackhawks fell to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown in a nonconference boys’ basketball contest. Glover surpassed Kendall Peterson’s (2012) record of 1,407 ...

Record-setting year sees Hulke at his best

NICOLLET — Senior guard Riley Hulke has helped the Nicollet boys’ basketball team improve more and more each season over the past four years. Hulke’s freshman year saw the Raiders finish 8-19 overall. The Raiders currently have a 14-3 overall record and are unbeaten in the Valley ...

CO-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK • Jan 26-Feb. 1

Riley Hulke (left) Sr., G, Nicollet Decker Scheffler (right) Sr., G, Springfield Both players scored their 2,000th career point last week, with Scheffler hitting the mark on Tuesday in a home win over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop and Hulke hitting the mark in a 75-32 road win over Le ...

Belle Plaine runs by New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Belle Plaine girls’ basketball team used a 23-12 run late in the game to erase a 53-51 New Ulm lead as the Tigers survived a great effort by the Eagles for a 74-65 win in a nonconference game Monday night. Sarah Lenz led Belle Plaine (18-2) with 18 points. Kirsten Dennis ...

Indians down CHS

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye used a balanced scoring attack to defeat New Ulm Cathedral 78-44 on Monday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. Kadence Hesse led the Indians with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Breaunna Mertz had 16 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and ...

Hauger hits 2,000 in Springfield victory

SPRINGFIELD — With her final bucket of the night against Wabasso on Monday night, Sydney Hauger became the first girls’ basketball player in Springfield High School history to score 2,000 career points. The basket came in the paint with 5:09 left to play, giving the 5-7 senior guard the ...

Cathedral boys rout Sleepy Eye, St. Mary’s tops BLHS

Boys’ basketball Cathedral 67, Sleepy Eye 45 SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm Cathedral defeated Sleepy Eye 67-45 on Monday in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. Sleepy Eye was led by Jon Zinniel with 32 points, Kegan Heiderscheidt with 18 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three ...

Buzzer-beater sinks Knights

NEW ULM — Despite the Martin Luther College men’s basketball team holding the lead for more than 32 minutes against Northland College on Saturday afternoon, Ryan Rawlings’ game-winning jumper gave the Lumberjacks a 75-74 victory over the Knights in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference ...

Eagles win turnover battle, hold off Falcons

NEW ULM — It was not a pretty win but it was a win nonetheless. The New Ulm High School girls’ basketball team forced 34 Faribault turnovers and went on to win 72-64 over the Falcons Saturday afternoon in a nonconference basketball game. Kirsten Dennis paced New Ulm (8-10) with 21 ...

Defense leads MLC women to 75-65 victory

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics NEW ULM –– The Martin Luther College women's basketball team scored a 75-65 win over Northland in front of a Parents' Day crowd on Saturday. The Knights won the game on the defensive end as they held the Lumberjills to 23.8% shooting overall and ...

Wieben leads Steel past WarHawks

WILLMAR –– Nick Wieben’s two-goal night helped lead the New Ulm Steel past the Willmar WarHawks 7-3 on Saturday night in NA3HL action. Wieben also had three assists, while Jacob Halvorson, Keegan Bauman, Corey Stormer, Marcus Mark and Michael Savelkoul added a goal apiece. David ...

Hulke scores 2,000th point in Raiders’ win over LSH

Boys’ basketball Nicollet 75, LSH 32 LE SUEUR –– Riley Hulke passed 2,000 career points on Saturday afternoon in Nicollet’s big 75-32 nonconference win over Le Sueur-Henderson. Hulke scored 37 points and had eight assists and five steals. Also for Nicollet, Shane Stevensen had ...

Eagles fall 3 times at home quad

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area went 0-3 at its home quadrangular on Friday night, falling to Blue Earth Area 51-24, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 53-15 and Albert Lea Area 42-39. Colby Wenninger went 3-0 with a pair of pins for the Eagles to lead the way. The Eagles started off the ...

Prep roundup: Omot leads MVL boys past Knights

MVL 88, St. Mary’s 41 SLEEPY EYE — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 88-41 on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. MVL was led by Dunwa Omot with 24 points, four assists and six steals, Mason Cox with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Jace ...

Knights take down Chargers

NEW ULM — Madison Mathiowetz’s 3-point play with 1:10 left helped Sleepy Eye St. MaryŐs edge Minnesota Valley Lutheran 70-67 on Friday in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball action. Mathiowetz went for a layup, missed and got her own rebound. She scored, was fouled and she hit the ...

Chargers bolt past Sleepy Eye 89-35

NEW ULM — In a sense, Thursday night’s Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Sleepy Eye boys’ basketball game was just a basketball game. But in reality, both teams were fighting for a good cause in the Chargers vs. Cancer fundraiser. The Chargers defeated Sleepy Eye 89-35 in a Tomahawk ...

Big 3rd period lifts Eagles to win

NEW ULM — The New Ulm boys’ hockey team scored three goals in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and went on to defeat Luverne 4-1 Thursday night in a Big South Conference game at the New Ulm Civic Center. Glavine Schugel scored two third-period goals –– his 23rd and 24th goals of ...

Area roundup: MVL girls down Sleepy Eye, Nicollet tops Cathedral

Girls’ basketball MVL 72, Sleepy Eye 55 SLEEPY EYE –– Minnesota Valley Lutheran downed Sleepy Eye 72-55 on Thursday night in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. The Chargers were led by Abbie Riederer’s 19 points and five steals, Emma Nelson’s 15 points and 12 ...

NU girls down BEA 71-47

By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Kirsten Dennis scored the first 8 points of the game to lead New Ulm past Blue Earth Area 71-47 on Thursday in a Big South Conference girls’ basketball game. Dennis had 17 points at halftime and led all scorers with 26 points in the game. ...