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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Sept. 8-14

Decker Scheffler Sr. QB, Springfield • Scheffler threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns Friday in another Springfield shutout win. The Tigers topped Murray County Central 35-0 Friday, a week after shutting out Minnesota Valley Lutheran 36-0. The win moved the Tigers to 3-0 on the ...

MLC has 2 athletes honored by UMAC

Information courtesy of MLC Athletics Football NEW ULM — Martin Luther College sophomore Micah Otto was named Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Football Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday. Otto is heavily involved in the Knights' special teams unit as both the kicker and punter. ...

Belle Plaine rolls past New Ulm tennis team

NEW ULM — Because of illness, the New Ulm girls’ tennis team had to reshuffle its roster around on Monday against Belle Plaine. The Tigers came away with a 6-1 nonconference victory at New Ulm High School. Neveah Ubl, an eighth-grader, picked up New Ulm’s lone victory of the day. She ...

MVL sweeps LCWM, Wabasso falls to YME

MVL 3, LCWM 0 LAKE CRYSTAL — Minnesota Valley Lutheran swept Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 25-12, 25-17, 25-23 in a nonconference volleyball match on Monday. Maddie Pearson led the Chargers with 23 set assists and he had eight digs and five aces. Teammate Mara Weisensel had 16 kills ...

St. Peter outlasts New Ulm in girls’ soccer

NEW ULM — Despite stellar goalkeeping by Kendra Nesvold and a solid defense in front of her, St. Peter needed just one goal on Monday night to top New Ulm 1-0 in Big South Conference girls' soccer action at New Ulm High School. The Eagles (5-3-1, 3-2-1) shut out Jordan 6-0 this past ...

MLC defeats Crown in 4 sets

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College downed Crown College 25-18, 25-15, 25-27, 25-19 on Monday in a nonconference women’s volleyball match. It was the second win of the season for the Knights. “I am pleased that everybody played well and I’m pleased with how we played,” MLC head coach ...

Cathedral defense key in win over MVL, Eagles keep rolling

A solid defensive scheme by New Ulm Cathedral’s defensive coordinator Jesse Nosbush was a big key to the Greyhounds’ 8-0 win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran Friday night. It was a game where the Cathedral defense held the Chargers to less than 100 yards total offense. “That was a ...

Knights overcome 2-score deficit, down Rockford 34-20

NEW ULM — Trailing 13-0 in the first quarter after a pair of passing touchdowns from Rockford quarterback Delayno Mack, Martin Luther College needed to switch gears in a hurry if it wanted to avoid a disappointing finish. The Knights did just that, taking the lead late in the second ...

New Ulm girls’, boys’ soccer teams both down Jordan on Saturday

Girls’ soccer New Ulm 6, Jordan 0 JORDAN — The New Ulm girls’ soccer team improved to 5-2-1 by defeating Jordan 6-0 at Jordan on Saturday in nonconference girls’ soccer action. Bryn Nesvold added the first goal assisted by Madison Roufs at the seven-minute mark. The next three ...

MLC women’s soccer team defeats Mount Mary

Women’s soccer NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women's soccer team dominated from start to finish in a 4-0 win over Mount Mary on Friday. The Knights outshot the Blue Angels 43-1 for the game and recorded a pair of goals in each half on the way to the win. Lydia Bitter and Tabitha ...

Cathedral wins cross-town rivalry over Chargers

NEW ULM — Before Friday, the last time Minnesota Valley Lutheran and New Ulm Cathedral met on the football field was during the Section 2A playoffs in 2016 where MVL won 8-0. On Friday night at Johnson Field in Southwest District, East Subdistrict football action, while the final score ...

Springfield defense shines again, GFW wins big over NYA

Springfield defense shines again Springfield 35, MCC 0 FULDA — In a rematch of the Section 3A title game from last year, Springfield dominated Murray County Central on Friday night in Southwest District, East Division play. It was the third consecutive game that the Springfield ...

Ranweiler has another big night for NU

NEW ULM — Cole Ranweiler rushed for 167 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns and added an 80-yard kick-off return for a fourth score as the New Ulm Eagles won their second straight game with a 28-24 win over Maple River in a South Central District games. Ranweiler, who rushed for a ...

Howard lifts Eagles to win

NEW ULM — It seems that as the game moves along, everyone on the field gets tired except for Jack Howard. Howard, a senior attacker for the New Ulm boys’ soccer team, was a late-game hero for the second game in a row, scoring twice as the Eagles (4-3) defeated Mankato East 2-1 in a ...

Eagles pick up Big South win over St. James

Prep volleyball New Ulm 3, St. James 2 ST. JAMES — New Ulm defeated St. James Area 25-22, 23-25, 25-10, 22-25, 15-7 on Thursday in a Big South Conference volleyball match. New Ulm was led by Natalie Yackley, who had six aces, six kills, 20 set assists, three blocks and five digs. ...

MVL defeats St. Mary’s in 5 sets

NEW ULM — Despite it being an early Tomahawk Conference volleyball matchup, Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s battled on Thursday night as if it were the end of October. Despite the Knights forcing a fifth set at MVL high school, the Chargers pulled out the win in five ...

Week 3 sees Cathedral and MVL squaring off, NUHS home

NEW ULM — The third week of the high school football season sees a big local matchup on Friday at Johnson Field as New Ulm Cathedral meets Minnesota Valley Lutheran in a Southwest District-East Division game. Also in New Ulm that night, New Ulm High School hosts Maple River at New Ulm High ...

New Ulm Steel opens season on Saturday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel open their 2019-20 NA3HL hockey season on Saturday night when they travel to Sauk Rapids to take on Granite City. It will be the first of five straight road games for the Steel to open their season. New Ulm’s first home games are October 17 and 18 when they ...

Eagles escape with a win

NEW ULM — With his team clinging to a 2-1 lead late in the game and Mankato Loyola on the attack, New Ulm goalkeeper Joshua Rakoczy put his body and the game on the line. Rakoczy saw that a Loyola attacker was chasing down a loose ball for a chance at a breakaway. Rakoczy decided to chase ...