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Knights fall short against BBE

MINNEAPOLIS — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s came up a basket shy of continuing its perfect season on Tuesday at the Target Center. Top-seeded Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa held off the Knights late with a 51-50 victory in a Class A state girls’ basketball semifinals game. The Knights end their ...

MLC softball splits doubleheader

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College offense got into a groove as the Knights split a doubleheader at Minnesota Morris on Tuesday. The Knights won the opener 16-10, but lost Game 2 10-8 in six innings after the game was called due to darkness. MLC 16, UMM 10 The Knights held off the ...

Kren Named to D3football.com Team of the Week

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College senior running back Joshuah Kren was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week following his performance in the Knights' 34-16 season-opening win at Ripon College on April 3. Kren carried 23 times for 210 yards and one touchdown in the win, with the ...

New Ulm to make a bid for amateur state tournament

NEW ULM — On Friday, April 16 in St. Cloud, New Ulm Baseball Association President Bob Skillings along with members of the NUBA and Bill Schulte, President of the Gaylord Baseball Association will be making a formal bid for the 2023 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Association ...

MLC roundup: Football team tops Ripon College

RIPON, Wis. — The Martin Luther College football team overcame a slow start to win its long-awaited season opener 34-16 at Ripon College on Saturday. The game did not start the way the Knights were hoping as the Red Hawks held a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter, but MLC dominated ...

AP Sources: NCAA has not tested for drugs at championships

By Eddie Pells AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has not tested players for performance-enhancing drugs at March Madness and other recent college championships, The Associated Press has learned. Three people with direct knowledge of NCAA testing protocols said full-scale ...

Steel already planning for next season

NEW ULM — And now the work begins. New Ulm Steel head coach and General Manager Zach Stepan’s 2020-21 season ended Sunday night with a 4-2 loss to Willmar at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. The loss closed out the Steel’s record at with nine wins on the year. “It is ...

Stef Dietz takes over as NUHS AD

NEW ULM — Beginning July 1, 2021, Stef Dietz will be the new Activities Director at New Ulm High School. She wil replace Troy Guentzel, who will be an Assistant Principal and Director of Career and Technical Education at New Ulm High School also on July 1. Guentzel had served as both ...

Knights roll on to Target Center with state win over Crusaders

MANKATO — Behind Madison Mathiowetz’s 44-point effort, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s continued its unbeaten season on Wednesday by taking down Mayer Lutheran 78-67 in a Class A girls’ basketball state quarterfinals game at Mankato East High School. The win moves the Knights (23-0) on to a ...

Big South Conference releases several All-Conference teams Wednesday

NEW ULM — The Big South Conference released its Boys’ Hockey, Girls’ Hockey, Wrestling and Girls’ Gymnastics teams on Wednesday. For boys’ hockey, New Ulm’s Braxten Hoffmann, Jace Addy and Noah Wilmes made the all-conference team, while Keagan Schiro, Jacob Berg and Kadon Strong ...

Steele, Morton repeat as Co-Wrestlers of the Year

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer ARLINGTON — While it wasn’t easy, success came to the Sibley East wrestling duo of junior Drayden Morton and senior Derek Steele again in 2021. This past Saturday, Steele won his second consecutive Class A state title, while Morton won his third ...

Steele, Morton, Kamm, Ranweiler highlight All-Journal Wrestling team

106: Parker Kamm, Fr., New Ulm Area Kamm finished his freshman season for NUA with a fourth-place finish at the Class AA state individuals. He went 34-7 and led the team with 21 falls. Eagles head coach Kevin Briggs called Kamm the spark of the team for getting the team on the board early in ...

Steffensmeier leads Knights to state semis

MANKATO — In a sense, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Trent Steffensmeier had probably the biggest night of his varsity career on Wednesday night. Playing in the Class A boys' basketball quarterfinals, Steffensmeier scored 30 points to lead the Knights past Central Minnesota Christian 86-73 at ...

Knights grow up fast in trip to state tournament

SLEEPY EYE — After finishing last season 15-13, the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s boys’ basketball team didn’t get a lot of attention heading into this year. The Knights returned many pieces from last year’s team, and with a team full of younger players, they knew that this year could be ...

NU girls take first at Pacesetter tournament

Submitted photo The New Ulm eighth grade girls took first in the Pacesetter regional in Rochester Saturday. The girls defeated Goodhue, Lake City and Stewartville and now advance to the State Tournament in Monticello on June 20th. Front row: Everly Batt, Lauren Schmiesing, Brooklyn Lewis ...

Sibley East duo Steele and Morton repeat as state champions

ST. MICHAEL — For the second year in a row, the Sibley East duo of senior Derek Steele and junior Drayden Morton ended their prep wrestling seasons as Class A state champions. On Saturday, Steele claimed the title at 126 pounds, while Morton won the title at 132 at St. Michael-Albertville ...

St. Mary’s boys, girls begin state tournament Wednesday at Mankato East

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams found out on Saturday who and where they will be playing in their first state tournament game. The St. Mary’s girls will first play 5 p.m. against Mayer Lutheran on Wednesday, while the boys’ team will follow ...

Knights advance to state tournament

ARLINGTON — One night after the girls’ basketball program qualified for the state tournament, the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s boys’ basketball team accomplished the same feat 24 hours later as St. Mary’s defeated St. Clair 80-67 in the Section 2A boys’ basketball championship at ...

NUA’s Kamm finishes 4th, Ranweiler 5th at state wrestling individuals

ST. MICHAEL — New Ulm Area freshman Parker Kamm was unranked all season and overlooked by many coming into the 2021 State Individual Wrestling Tournament a weekend ago. But after the final day of the Class AA individual tournament concluded on Friday at St. Michael-Albertville High ...