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Steele, Morton take home state titles

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer ST. PAUL — For the second year in a row, Sibley East’s Derek Steele and Drayden Morton wrestled for a state championship. But unlike last year when Morton took home a first-place medal and Steele finished with a second-place medal, both Wolverines ...

Balanced attack leads MVL

NEW ULM — Despite playing their last game a week ago, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran boys’ basketball team didn’t appear to have any rust as it eliminated Tri City United 69-39 in the Section 2AA boys’ basketball playoffs on Saturday. The Chargers, who played last Saturday against ...

MLC falls to UW-Stout in women’s tennis

OWATONNA — The Martin Luther College women’s tennis team entered Spring Break with an 8-1 defeat to UW-Stout at Owatonna Tennis Center on Friday. The Knights fell behind 3-0 in doubles to open the match. Anna Hemmelman and Ella Loersch lost 8-4 in No. 1 doubles, while McKenzey Crowley and ...

St.  Mary’s knocks off BOLD in 2A

ST. PETER — A 13-0 run to start the second half was the difference as No. 1-seeded Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s advanced in the Section 2A playoffs with a 58-44 victory over No. 4-seeded BOLD at St. Peter High School. The win means the Knights (24-2) will play in the North Subsection ...

St.  Mary’s knocks off BOLD in 2A

ST. PETER — A 13-0 run to start the second half was the difference as No. 1-seeded Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s advanced in the Section 2A playoffs with a 58-44 victory over No. 4-seeded BOLD at St. Peter High School. The win means the Knights (24-2) will play in the North Subsection ...

New Ulm wrestlers eliminated on first day at state

ST. PAUL — New Ulm Area junior Cole Ranweiler and senior Colby Wenninger were dealt a tough hand heading into the first day of the 2020 Individual Wrestling State Tournament at Xcel Energy Center on Friday. Ranweiler first had to take on the No. 3-seeded Class AA wrestler at 170 pounds in ...

Knowles has a big day for CHS

NEW ULM — Chris Knowles scored 28 points in the first half and capped the second half off with 23 points for 51 points as New Ulm Cathedral topped Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 95-63 Saturday night in a Section 2A North Subsection playoff game. The 51 points is a New Ulm Cathedral and a City of ...

Trice, Wisconsin hold off No. 19 Michigan

By Noah Trister AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — D’Mitrik Trice scored 28 points and Wisconsin snapped No. 19 Michigan’s winning streak at five with an 81-74 victory Thursday night. The Badgers (18-10, 11-6 Big Ten) extended their own winning streak to five, never trailing ...

JCC runs past New Ulm boys

NEW ULM — Normally when you score 86 points in a high school basketball game you are celebrating a win. Thursday night the New Ulm Eagles boys’ basketball team scored 86 points — their second most in a game this season — and came away with a loss. Rudy Voss scored a game-high 40 ...

Carlson, Kronback lead Wabasso boys to victory over Canby

Boys’ basketball Wabasso 92, Canby 62 WABASSO — Wabasso defeated Canby in boys’ basketball action on Thursday. Will Carlson led the Rabbits with 32 points and Isaac Kronback finished with 29 points. Mason Dallenbach scored 14 and Colby Wall scored 10 points.

Melby enjoying successful senior season

NEW ULM — When Reece Melby was a sophomore on the New Ulm High School basketball team, he saw then senior Connor Foley become the All-Time boy’s career scorer when he broke Luke Schmidt’s career total of 1,211. Foley went on to score a career mark of 1,350 points. Melby remembers ...

Marshall advances past New Ulm in 2AAA

MARSHALL — Marshall, the No. 1 seed in Section 2AAA, ended New Ulm’s season with a 78-38 defeat Wednesday night in girls’ basketball playoff action at Marshall High School. Kirsten Dennis led New Ulm with 12 points. Daviney Dreckman and Bryn Nesvold each scored 8 points. Hannah ...

Area wrestlers ready for state tournament

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area wrestling team will have two Class AA wrestlers make their second appearance at state this Friday at Xcel Energy Center when Colby Wenninger and Cole Ranweiler compete in the 2020 State Individual Wrestling Tournament. For senior heavyweight Wenninger, this ...

Steel set to host Alexandria this weekend

NEW ULM — Those who are going to the New Ulm Steel game against Alexandria Saturday night at the New Ulm Civic Center may want to get there a lot earlier than for past home games. One reason is that crowds for the past Steel, who are on a 14-game winning streak, have been over 900. The ...

Column: Momentum swing hurts New Ulm boys’ hockey team in 3A loss to L/D-C

Momentum can be a fickle thing in sports. Saturday night in a Section 3A semifinal boys’ hockey game, the New Ulm Eagles jumped to a fast 2-0 lead over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato. But a goal by the Dragons to cut the New Ulm lead to 2-1 swung the momentum to L/DC as the Dragons tied the ...

New Ulm athletes honored by Big South

NEW ULM — Five girls’ hockey players and two gymnasts from New Ulm were honored by the Big South Conference on Tuesday for their performance this past season. In gymnastics, sophomore Kayla Goblirsch and freshman Ella Freiderich were named to the East Division All-Conference team for the ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Feb. 16-22

Kayla Goblirsch So. New Ulm Gymnastics • Goblirsch finished 15th for the New Ulm gymnastics program at the Class A state gymnastics meet in the all-around with a score of 35.975 on Saturday at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. It was her second straight appearance at the state gymnastics meet. • ...

NYA upsets MVL in Section 2AA playoffs

NEW ULM — Norwood-Young America, the No. 5 seed in the Section 2AA playoffs, defeated No. 4 Minnesota Valley Lutheran 70-61. The loss ends MVL’s season at 20-7. Maddie Pearson led the Chargers with 18 points, five rebounds and three steals. Emma Nelson scored 17 points and had 20 ...

Prep roundup: BLHS girls defeat RCW, Nicollet boys win

Girls’ basketball BLHS 75, RCW 23 HECTOR — Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart defeated Renville County West 75-23 on Monday in a Section 2A North Subsection girls’ basketball playoff game. BLHS was led by Sara Kottke with 28 points, five assists and five steals, Kristi Kottke with 8 points, ...