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Golf tournament set to benefit former Sleepy Eye resident Mike Huiras

SLEEPY EYE — After a one year break, the Huiras Family Memorial Golf Tournament will once again take place at the Sleepy Eye Golf Course on Saturday, August 17. This year, the event is in its third year and will help raise money for Team Telomere (formerly Dyskeratosis Congenita, Inc.) as ...

Legion Gold finishes 2nd in Gopher Classic

VICTORIA –– New Ulm Legion Gold picked up a 7-1 win over Omaha Burke, NE on the final day of the Gopher Classic on Tuesday before falling to Wayzata 9-3 in the championship game, giving Gold a runner-up finish. In Gold’s win on Tuesday against Omaha Burke, Aaron Portner got the ...

Sleepy Eye VFW holds off Silver

SLEEPY EYE — Down 5-0 after the bottom of the first inning, Sleepy Eye VFW coach Brandon Streich told his team not to panic and get back into the game one run at a time. But Sleepy Eye scored five times in the second inning and took advantage of seven New Ulm VFW Silver errors and won 13-9 ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • July 7-13

Carter Brinkman Sleepy Eye Legion/ Amateur • Brinkman was 2 for 4 with two RBIs last week in a legion game against Fairmont. • He was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, a double and a stolen base against Faribault. • Against St. Peter, he was 1 for 3 with a solo home run. • In amateur ...

New Ulm Gold stays unbeaten at Gopher Classic

New Ulm Gold went 5-0 over the weekend in the Gopher Classic, picking up a 13-4 win over Hopkins Post 320 in six innings and a 9-1 win over Forest Lake in five innings on Saturday before beating Wausau Post 10 6-1 on Sunday. On Monday, Gold picked up two more wins. Gold defeated Edina 5-4 and ...

Hanska tops Stark in 11 innings

Hanska 10, Stark 9, 11 innings STARK — The Hanska Lakers got past the Stark Longhorns in 11 innings of Tomahawk East League amateur baseball on Sunday, with Eric Portner scoring the winning run after a leadoff single. Cole Wellmann scored Portner on a sac fly to left. Dayton Larson took ...

New Ulm VFW Silver defeats Mankato VFW

SLEEPY EYE — It took New Ulm VFW Silver a little while on Monday to put runs on the board against the Mankato Royals in District 2, Southwest Subdistrict playoff action, but a fifth-inning two-run double by Jaden Drill with the bases full was a nice way to get Silver started. Those two ...

Pistulka dominates as Lamberton blanks Essig

Lamberton 5, Essig 0 LAMBERTON — Lamberton defeated Essig in a Tomahawk East League baseball game on Friday.Johnny Pistulka allowed just one hit to earn the win. He went the distance and struck out 13. Nick Altermatt was 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI for Lamberton. Stark 8, Searles ...

Mankato defeats New Ulm Silver

NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Silver’s regular season-ending game with Mankato Saturday was one where Silver got the chance to play all of their players as they prepare to face Mankato again at 6 p.m. on Monday in Sleepy Eye in the Southwest Sub-District Tournament. New Ulm played all 16 ...

Legion Gold picks up two wins, SE Legion falls to Fairmont

EDEN PRAIRIE — New Ulm Legion Gold went 2-0 on Friday at the Gopher Classic. New Ulm defeated Eden Prairie 8-7 and Anoka 6-0 in the other game of the day. Aaron Portner pitched 5 2/3 innings to get the win against Eden Prairie. He allowed six runs, two of them earned, struck out three ...

New Ulm Jr. Legion pounds Hutchinson

NEW ULM — Coming off of a narrow 5-4 home loss to the Mankato Royals on Wednesday, New Ulm Junior Legion Gold came back in a big way against Hutchinson Post 96 on Thursday at Mueller Park, picking up a 14-2 win in five innings of VFW baseball action. Hunter Sehr picked up the win in five ...

Andersen finishes 301st in WSOP Main Event

LAS VEGAS –– Danielle Moon Andersen, a former New Ulm assistant softball coach and current Henderson, Nevada, resident, finished in 301st place at the 50th annual World Series of Poker on Wednesday. With more than 8,500 players entering this year’s $10,000 Main Event at the WSOP, ...

Royals hold off NU Junior Gold

NEW ULM — After cruising through the Alexandria Tournament with four wins, New Ulm Junior Legion Gold ran into some speed bumps Wednesday in their game with the Mankato Royals at Mueller Park. New Ulm was guilty of three errors –– two of which came in a three run sixth inning for the ...

Area roundup: Silver gets past Blue Earth, Sleepy Eye VFW blanks St. James

VFW baseball Silver 7, Blue Earth 6 WINNEBAGO –– New Ulm VFW Silver edged Blue Earth 7-6 in VFW baseball action on Wednesday night. Josh Giefer pitched three innings for the win for Silver. Jaden Drill threw two innings in relief and picked up the save. Silver struck for 11 hits. ...

Lauryn Franta to play in annual Border Battle

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral 2019 graduate Lauryn Franta will take her talents to the North Iowa Area Community College softball team next spring, but she’ll first take a trip to Madison, Wisconsin, for the 10th annual Border Battle between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Border Battle is ...

Rummel picks SMSU for baseball

SPRINGFIELD — In the end, Springfield’s Mason Rummel felt that a smaller community was the best fit for him when he was considering his college baseball options. Rummel, a senior-to-be at Springfield High School, made a verbal committment on Monday to continue his college baseball ...

New Ulm baseball had a week to remember

The past seven days for New Ulm baseball and for the City of New Ulm has been nothing but a grand slam. It all started last Wednesday when Fox 9 TownBall came to New Ulm to broadcast live from Mueller Park and also toured parts of the city for feature stories that ran during their ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • June 30-July 6

Chris Knowles New Ulm Legion Gold • Knowles started the week with a 2-for-4 game against Jordan, adding an RBI in an 8-2 legion baseball win. • In Upper Midwest Classic action in New Ulm on Friday, Knowles drove in a run and had a base hit in a 5-2 win over North St. Paul. In ...

Post 7 rolls by Faribault in 5 innings

FARIBAULT –– Sleepy Eye Legion Post 7 got back on a winning track Monday night, rolling by Faribault 12-0 in five innings of legion baseball action. Dallas Bauer got the win for Sleepy Eye, pitching all five innings and giving up two walks and three hits while striking out three. ...

TEL Roundup: Indians thump Long Sox

Sleepy Eye 10, Lamberton 1 LAMBERTON — Sleepy Eye downed Lamberton 10-1 on Sunday in a Tomahawk East League amateur baseball matchup. Andrew Woitas pitched six innings to earn the win for the Indians, giving up one earned run with five strikeouts. Brady Bierl took the loss for ...