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MLC has 3 athletes win UMAC weekly honors

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics Football NEW ULM — Martin Luther College junior running back Joshuah Kren was named Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Kren won the honor after finishing with 215 total yards and three touchdowns in ...

MVL powers past Nicollet in 3

NICOLLET — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Nicollet 25-15, 25-15, 25-21 on Monday in a nonconference volleyball match. Mara Weisensel had 17 kills to lead MVL and Maddie Pearson had 32 set assists and eight digs. Emma Nelson had seven kills and 10 digs and Lily Mohror finished with seven ...

Area roundup: Raiders take 1st at home tourney

Prep volleyball Nicollet, Cedar Mountain, Sleepy Eye compete at Nicollet Tournament on Saturday NICOLLET — Nicollet took first at its home tournament on Saturday, going 4-0 and picking up a 25-13, 25-16 win over Mankato Loyola, a 25-16, 25-17 win over United South Central, a 25-16, ...

MLC coasts by Greenville behind Kren’s 3-TD day

NEW ULM — Behind a stout defense and a trio of first-half touchdowns by Joshuah Kren, Martin Luther College built an early lead on Saturday afternoon en route to a dominant 43-14 win over Greenville University in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football action at MLC. After the Knights ...

Gophers follow near-perfect script in 38-31 win at Purdue

By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan played as close to perfect as he could Saturday. His receivers were spot on, too. Morgan completed his first 14 throws, finished with 396 yards and four touchdowns, both career highs, and ...

Marshall crushes New Ulm

MARSHALL –– A 59-point first half guided by a four-touchdown burst by quarterback Konnor Aufenthie gave the Marshall football team the lift it needed to dispatch the visiting New Ulm Eagles in a 68-0 final. The Tigers opened up the scoring on their very first drive of the game set up by ...

Rebels use early lead to roll over Greyhounds

NEW ULM — Murray County Central used two back-to-back second quarter scoring drives to turn a 7-0 first quarter lead into a 22-0 half-time lead as the Rebels came away with a 25-8 win over New Ulm Cathedral Friday night in a Southwest District-East game at Johnson Field. Blake Schmitz and ...

Prep football roundup: MVL tops Sleepy Eye with late TD pass

MVL 28, Sleepy Eye 24 SLEEPY EYE — Colton Collum caught a late touchdown pass from Mason Cox to score the winning touchdown for Minnesota Valley Lutheran in Southwest District, East Subdistrict football action. Cox had a total of 92 yards passing and 56 yards rushing. Sleepy Eye was led ...

Red Rock Central sweeps Wabasso on Friday

WABASSO — Red Rock Central swept Wabasso 25-22, 25-14, 25-13 in nonconference volleyball action Friday afternoon. Cora Eichten led the Rabbits with seven kills and six digs, while Halle Huhnerkoch and Bella Brand each had 16 digs. Also for Wabasso, Huhnerkoch had four kills, while Emma ...

MCW holds off GFW 31-30

WINTHROP — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop saw its four-game winning streak snapped as Martin County West edged the Thunderbirds 31-30 on Friday in a South Central District football game. It was also homecoming for the Thunderbirds. MCW helped its cause by scoring three times on its first three ...

Roundup: New Ulm tennis team picks up a victory over Maple River

Prep tennis New Ulm 4, Maple River 3 MAPLETON — New Ulm defeated Maple River 4-3 on Thursday in a girls’ tennis match. For New Ulm, Abby Hietala won at No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-2, Malia Emerson won at No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-0, Lydia King won at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-2 and Katie Wilker and Ivy ...

Chargers bolt by Rabbits in 3 sets

NEW ULM — Mara Weisensel set the school career blocks record for Minnesota Valley Lutheran as the Chargers swept Wabasso 25-23, 25-20, 25-18 on Thursday in Tomahawk Conference volleyball action. MVL remains perfect in conference play at 5-0. Weisensel has 208 career blocks, which passed ...

Tigers sweep New Ulm

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Boasting four 6-foot front-line players and a strong attack, Marshall overpowered New Ulm 25-13, 25-11, 25-10 on Thursday night at New Ulm High School in nonconference volleyball action. Marshall (14-4), the No. 4 Class AA team in the ...

Marshall scores 5 straight to defeat New Ulm

By Jeremy Behnke Journal Sports Editor NEW ULM — Despite scoring the first goal of game against Marshall, things quickly turned sour for the New Ulm boys’ soccer team. The Eagles watched the Tigers score five straight goals en route to a 5-1 Big South Conference victory on Tuesday at ...

Local teams are ready for Week 5

NEW ULM — For the second time in as many weeks, Murray County Central makes the long trip to New Ulm from Slayton for a Southwest District-East game when it faces New Ulm Cathedral at 7 p.m. on Friday at Johnson Feld. Last week, the Rebels came to New Ulm and defeated Minnesota Valley ...

UW-River Falls shuts out MLC women’s soccer team

Courtesy of MLC Athletics NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College played well in a 2-0 defeat to UW-River Falls on Wednesday. The Knights entered the game looking for a better performance against the Falcons than last season, when they allowed nine goals at UWRF, and found it thanks to a ...

Stepan explains what his coaches watch from the bench

NEW ULM — Those who go to the New Ulm Civic Center to watch a hockey game, chances are their attention is focused on where the puck is. But what does a coach or a scout watch during that same time? New Ulm Steel coach Zach Stepan says that his attention is focused on a lot of different ...

NUHS stays unbeaten in Big South

NEW ULM — In just her second season as the New Ulm volleyball coach, Stef Dietz wanted to see continued improvement with the program at all levels. On Tuesday, the Eagles showed that they have improved quite a bit from a year ago, staying unbeaten in the Big South Conference with a ...