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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 ...

NU Gold wins UMC title over Chaska

NEW ULM — For the first time since 2015, New Ulm Legion Gold are the champions of the Upper Midwest Classic. Teddy Giefer scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. He doubled with one out and took third on a passed ball. He then scored on an infield throwing error as New Ulm ...

Legion Gold tops Eastview, advances to Sunday

NEW ULM — In the top of the sixth inning, Eastview scored four runs to cut the New Ulm Legion Gold lead to 7-4 and gain some momentum. But in the bottom of the inning, Gold took advantage of three Eastview errors to score four runs of their own on only one hit and went on to stop Eastview ...

13-run 6th inning dooms Sleepy Eye

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye Legion Post 7 watched a 10-2 lead over LeSueur-Henderson get erased in the sixth inning of Saturday evening’s Upper Midwest Classic fourth-place matchup, falling 16-15 to end their time in the tournament 0-3. LeSueur scored 13 runs in the top of the sixth inning on ...

New Ulm Gold takes down N. St. Paul in UMC

NEW ULM –– New Ulm Legion Gold took down North St. Paul 5-2 on Friday afternoon in an Upper Midwest Classic baseball game. Leading the Gold bats was Mason Cox, who went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Hunter Ranweiler also went 2 for 4 for Gold, while Jaden Domeier was 1 for 4 with a ...

American ekes out narrow win over Sleepy Eye Post 7

SLEEPY EYE –– Mankato American eked by Sleepy Eye Legion Post 7 with a 5-4 win on Friday afternoon in Upper Midwest Classic baseball action. Post 7 (8-6) was led by Carter Brinkman, who went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, two doubles and a triple, while Nathan Walter was 2 for 3 with a run ...

Column: Reinhart and Roiger duo continue NUBA work after 40 years

Back in late 1979, Bob Reinhart was elected to the New Ulm Baseball Association Board of Directors. Two years earlier, Jess Roiger was elected to the same NUBA Board of Directors. Now, 40 years later, both Reinhart and Roiger are sill on the NUBA. “I got on the board in late 1979, so my ...

Silver, Sleepy Eye VFW both win Wednesday

New Ulm VFW Silver 6, Maple River 1 MINNESOTA LAKE –– New Ulm VFW Silver took a late lead in a 6-1 victory over Maple River Wednesday in VFW baseball action. Jaden Drill was the winning pitcher for Silver. He pitched two innings, allowing no hits and no runs while striking out two and ...

Portner, Gold handle Luverne in UMC action

NEW ULM — Aaron Portner scattered three hits through seven innings and New Ulm Legion Gold took advantage of four Luverne errors and a tough dusk sky as they opened their play in the 2019 Upper Midwest Classic with a 5-1 win. Portner ended with 10 strikeouts and carried a no-hitter into the ...

Brewers come back to top Stark behind French’s complete game

NEW ULM — Through seven innings, Stark left-hander Adam Sellner had held the New Ulm Brewers’ bats to just five hits and had held New Ulm to only one run. And after setting down the Brewers’ first two batters in the eighth, it looked like Sellner and Stark were going to tighten up the ...