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Chargers rally back to defeat Greyhounds

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — While New Ulm Cathedral held an early 2-0 lead over Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Tuesday night, the Chargers stormed back to win in five sets of Tomahawk Conference volleyball behind Mara Weisensel’s record-setting night. The ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Sept. 15-Sept. 21

Cole Ranweiler, Jr. RB New Ulm High School • Ranweiler once again played a crucial role in a New Ulm victory, the third of the season for the Eagles. Ranweiler led the New Ulm rushing attack with 30 carries for 225 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night in a 26-22 victory over ...

Column: GFW football continues to roll, looks to move to 5-0 Friday

After winning five games last season after years of struggling on the football field, the Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop football team has remained unbeaten after four weeks of the 2019 high school football season. Not only are the Thunderbirds unbeaten, they have also scored at least 53 points per ...

Alison Lindemann Named UMAC Player of the Week

NEW ULM –– Martin Luther College senior Alison Lindemann was named UMAC Women's Golf Player of the Week on Monday. Lindemann won the honor after averaging a score of 90 in three events last week. She won the North Central Invite with a round of 85 on September 18, and also finished second ...

Howard header lifts Eagles by Bluejays in 2OT

NEW ULM — In a season filled with some late, exciting finishes, the New Ulm boys’ soccer team added another positive chapter to their 2019 story. The Eagles got another game-winning goal from Jack Howard with 1:05 left in the second overtime, his third game-winning goal in the last two ...

Prep roundup: Chargers down LP/HT in 3

Prep volleyball MVL 3, LP/HT 0 LESTER PRAIRIE — Minnesota Valley Lutheran swept Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 25-19, 25-12, 25-23 in nonconference volleyball action on Monday night. Maddie Pearson had 21 set assists and 10 digs for MVL, while Mara Weisensel had 12 kills. Emma Nelson also ...

New Ulm holds off Mound Westonka

NEW ULM — With two weeks left in the regular season, the New Ulm girls’ soccer team wants to head into the playoffs with a strong finish. New Ulm took big step towards that goal with a 3-2 victory over Mound Westonka on Saturday at New Ulm High School. It was the second straight win for ...

New Ulm football team finds success this season

NEW ULM — For the first time since 2004, the New Ulm Eagles football team has won three straight games after their 26-22 win over Worthington Friday. Coming off an 0-9 season last year in which they scored a total of 41 points, the Eagles are now 3-1 on the year and have scored a total of ...

MLC volleyball team falls to Macalester

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics Volleyball NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College volleyball team lost 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19) at home to Macalester on Saturday in its final non-conference turn-up of the season. The two teams went back and forth for all four sets, as neither ...

Cathedral volleyball team finishes second at St. James tournament

Prep volleyball Cathedral goes 4-1 at St. James tourney ST. JAMES — New Ulm Cathedral went 4-1 at the St. James tournament, defeating Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, Worthington, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton and LeSueur-Henderson before falling to Redwood Valley in the finals. For ...

MCC storms back to defeat MVL 33-14

NEW ULM — In the first quarter of their game with Murray County Central, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Chargers forced three Rebel turnovers and scored two touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead after the first 12 minutes. After that it was all Murray County Central. The Rebels scored five ...

Cousins seeks rebound from rough game as Vikes face Raiders

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During his nine-year hiatus from the NFL sideline, Jon Gruden evaluated players like he was still a coach, drawing particular attention as an analyst for ESPN for his one-on-one film breakdowns with quarterback prospects entering ...

Tigers roll all over Sleepy Eye

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield continued to flex its muscles as the No. 7 team in Class A football on Friday night, piling up touchdown after touchdown on the way to a 55-8 win over Sleepy Eye in Southwest District, East Subdistrict football action. Decker Scheffler led the Springfield offense ...

Big defensive stop lifts Wabasso past Cathedral

NEW ULM — Early in the game with the contest scoreless, the New Ulm Cathedral defense stopped Wabasso on a 4th and goal from the Greyhounds’ 1-yard line. Late in the game, the Wabasso defense got some payback. The Rabbits defense stopped Cathedral fullback Tony Geiger for no gain on ...

Knights pick up win over GHEC/T

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 23-6 on Friday in a 9-man South District football contest. “Our defense played well the whole game,” St. Mary’s head coach Brent Kucera said. “They have a phenomenal quarterback and running back, and ...

New Ulm defeats Waseca in Big South

NEW ULM — New Ulm defeated Waseca 25-15, 24-20, 17-25, 25-19 on Thursday in a Big South Conference volleyball match. The Eagles remain perfect in conference play with a 6-0 record. “We got off to a very good start, New Ulm head coach Stef Dietz said. “We played very well, we picked ...

Rabbits come back to beat Knights

SLEEPY EYE — Trailing two sets to none against Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Thursday night, Wabasso needed a big swing in a hurry. Led by seniors Cora Eichten and Allison Fenger, the Rabbits got that swing and picked up an 18-25, 12-25, 25-17, 25-15, 15-12 win in Tomahawk Conference ...

Big second half lifts New Ulm

NEW ULM — Playing without its top scorer, the New Ulm girls’ soccer was forced to juggle its lineup for a crucial matchup with Big South Conference rival Waseca. In the end, the Eagles were just fine without leading scorer Paige Kalis and they defeated Waseca 6-2 at New Ulm High School ...