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Area roundup: MVL improves to 4-0 on the season

Prep baseball MVL 11, GFW 1 FAIRFAX — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a Tomahawk Conference baseball game on Tuesday. Josh Giefer and Cole Thompson each had two hits for the Chargers and Zach Riederer finished with two RBIs. Caleb Carlovsky pitched five ...

Area roundup: MVL girls, Springfield boys win at Mayflower

Prep Golf MVL girls 263, Madelia 304 Springfield boys 194, Madelia 209, MVL 234 FAIRFAX — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ golf team (263) topped Madelia (304) at the Mayflower Golf Club on Friday, while the Springfield boys (194) defeated Madelia (209) and MVL (234). The medalist ...

New Ulm opens season with big win over Waconia

NEW ULM — Carter Lang and Evan Wiltscheck each collected two hits and left-handers Ethan Stade and Hunter Sehr combined to hold Waconia to four hits as the New Ulm Eagles opened their 2021 baseball campaign with a 10-1 win over the Wildcats on Friday at Mueller Park in a nonconference ...

Schommer hits two home runs as Cathedral cruises

NEW ULM — Emily Schommer hit two solo home runs as part of an offensive attack to lead New Ulm Cathedral past Springfield 18-8 in five innings on Thursday in Tomahawk Conference softball action. Things looked good for the Tigers as they scored three runs in the top of the first ...

Chargers come back to beat Knights

NEW ULM — It was early-season high school baseball. Brent Sexton scored from second on a Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s throwing error in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Minnesota Valley Lutheran to a 7-6 win over the Knights Thursday afternoon in a Tomahawk Conference game at Mueller ...

Mathiowetz looks to keep improving this summer

SLEEPY EYE — Now that Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s junior Madison Mathiowetz has experienced playing in the state tournament, she has set some even bigger goals for next year. One of those goals takes place soon, where she will play AAU basketball for North Tartan. The team will play in ...

Mathiowetz, Riederer, Windschitl lead All-Journal Girls’ Basketball

First Team Madison Mathiowetz, St. Mary’s, Jr., G Mathiowetz ended her junior campaign by helping lead the Knights to the state semifinals. She averaged 33 ppg, 11 rpg, 4.9 apg and 4.4 spg. She was also the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year this year and has 2,716 career points and ...

Area roundup: New Ulm tennis team takes down St. Peter

Prep tennis New Ulm 6, St. Peter 1 NEW ULM — New Ulm defeated St. Peter in a Big South Conference boys’ tennis match on Thursday. Isaac Blumhoefer won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and Max Gieseke won 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Joey Gag picked up a 6-2, 6-2 win at third singles ...

Eagles struggle in home-opening meet

NEW ULM — New Ulm had a tough time in its Big South Conference track and field home-opener on Thursday as its boys’ and girls’ teams each finished fifth. For the boys, Waseca took first (73), while Fairmont took second (67), Redwood Valley took third (47), Worthington took fourth (42) ...

MVL/NUC boys, girls each take 1st at Sleepy Eye Meet Monday

SLEEPY EYE — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran/New Ulm Cathedral boys’ and girls’ track and field teams finished first out of five schools on Monday at a Sleepy Eye meet. The Charger boys finished with 163 points, while the MVL girls finished with 115 points. For the boys, Nick Bleick ...

Umpires needed in New Ulm Area

NEW ULM — There is a great need for baseball umpires for the upcoming season in the New Ulm area. Umpires can make exceptionally good money as a part-time job. A knowledge of the sport is important, so if you are interested in umpiring you are asked to call Al Flor at 507-217-9947 or ...

MLC football crushes UM-Morris

College football MLC 44, UM-Morris 14 MORRIS — The Martin Luther College football team scored 44 unanswered points en route to a 44-14 win at University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) in Saturday's UMAC opener. The Cougars scored on their opening drive and then recovered an onside kick on ...

Wabasso tops Cathedral in opener

NEW ULM — In what was a sloppy early season game for both teams, Wabasso grabbed an early lead and held on for a 10-5 victory over New Ulm Cathedral at Mueller Park. Carter Benz earned the win for the Rabbits. He went the first three innings and gave up one hit. He struck out two. Noah ...

New Ulm has 2 honored by Big South

NEW ULM — New Ulm’s Charlie Osbourne was named to the Big South Conference boys’ basketball All-Conference team and Kirsten Dennis was named also named to the Big South Conference girls’ basketball team on Monday. Daviney Dreckman was named honorable mention for the girls.

Area roundup: MVL shuts out GFW

Prep Baseball MVL 11, GFW 0 FAIRFAX — Minnesota Valley Lutheran picked up its second win of the season with an 11-0 victory over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Monday in five innings. Caleb Carlovsky shined both on the mound and at the plate for the Chargers. He pitched four innings, ...

Batt steps down as NUHS girls’ basketball coach

By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Brian Batt, who has been the head girls’ basketball coach at New Ulm High School for the past four seasons, resigned from that position on Tuesday. Batt, who had a 54-32 record in his four years as head coach, including back-to-back 20-win ...

Mathiowetz named Tomahawk Player of the Year

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s junior Madison Mathiowetz was named the Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball Player of the Year. Mathiowetz led the Knights to the state semifinals as the Knights finished 23-1 this season. She was joined on the All-Conference team by teammates ...

Domeier named Tomahawk Player of the Year

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s junior Carson Domeier was named the Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball Player of the Year. Knights head coach Judd Walter was named the Coach of the Year by the conference also. Joining Domeier on the team were St. Mary’s teammates Trent ...

Area roundup: GFW coasts by Nicollet in five

Prep Baseball GFW 20, Nicollet 0, 5 innings NICOLLET — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop downed Nicollet 20-0 in five innings on Thursday in a nonconference baseball game. GFW was led by James Wickenhauser, who went 3 for 3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. Isaac Case also had three ...

Scoring drought hurts Knights in loss to Hancock

MINNEAPOLIS — A late-game scoring drought by Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s helped lead Hancock to a 65-53 win on Wednesday morning in a Class A state boys’ basketball semifinal game at Target Center. The Knights led by as much as 8 on Wednesday, but a scoring drought of 5:10 late in the ...