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MLC men’s soccer blanks Crown, women win big vs. Storm

Men’s soccer The Martin Luther College men's soccer team returned defeated Crown College 2-1 in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action on Wednesday. The Knights did all their damage on offense in the final three minutes of the first half on goals by Luke Meihack and Josh Koelpin, and ...

Cathedral knocks off Nicollet in 4 sets

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral snapped a four-game losing skid by defeating Nicollet 3-1 in nonconference volleyball on Tuesday night. The Greyhounds (12-11) won 25-18, 25-15, 17-25, 25-20. The Raiders fell to 10-12 on the year. Cathedral coach Becky Wilfahrt said that her team’s hitting ...

Wabasso sweeps Sleepy Eye

Prep volleyball Wabasso 3, Sleepy Eye 0 SLEEPY EYE — Wabasso swept Sleepy Eye 25-16, 25-18, 25-12 in Tomahawk Conference volleyball on Tuesday. Maddy Guetter had 22 kills and 13 digs to lead the Rabbits. Gina Goblirsch had 12 kills and Jenna Frank had 35 set assists. Sleepy Eye was ...

MLC Knights’ Gurgel Named UMAC Runner of the Week

NEW ULM –– Sophomore Ryan Gurgel was named UMAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday. Gurgel earned the honor after finishing in fifth place at the Loras College Invitational with a time of 27:02.0 on Friday, October 6. That time was first among MLC runners, and helped the ...

Dominant Tigers pounce on Eagles for 3-0 victory in volleyball action

NEW ULM –– Marshall continued its dominance this year, picking up a sweep victory over New Ulm. The Tigers (17-3) beat the Eagles (2-17) 25-6, 25-9, 25-16. The Eagles struggled to contain the aggressive Tigers for most of the match, especially in the first two sets. “When you face a ...

New Ulm boys’ soccer falls 6-3 to Loyola in 2A playoff action

NORTH MANKATO –– Mankato Loyola sent New Ulm home on Monday after a 6-3 win in 2A soccer playoff action. Alex Gutzke had the first Eagles’ goal off an assist by Wyatt Huard with 35:00 left to play in the first half. Wyatt then scored off of an assist from Andy Dake with 29:46 left in ...

Cathedral falls short after solid comeback

NEW ULM — Both teams had streaks on the line with St. Clair downing New Ulm Cathedral 25-21, 25-13, 25-27, 23-25, 15-6 on Monday in a nonconference volleyball match. St. Clair was hoping to extend its winning streak to 10 out of the last 11 matches. The Greyhounds wanted to snap a losing ...

MLC’s defense shuts down UM-Morris

NEW ULM — While the Martin Luther College football team is loaded with underclassmen, the Knights are learning on the fly how to win in 2017 after a winless year in 2016. Jared Witkowiak’s late-game interception in the corner of the end zone clinched the victory for the Knights as they ...

Turnovers doom MVL again in loss

Prior to their game against Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton on Friday night, Minnesota Valley Lutheran head football coach Jim Buboltz said that he reminded his team that they need to take care of the football. “We turned the ball over and gave (JWP) better opportunities than what we had,” ...

St. Scholastica sweeps MLC in soccer

Men’s soccer DULUTH — The Martin Luther College men's soccer team lost 3-1 in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action at St. Scholastica on Saturday. The Saints entered the match atop the UMAC standings with the highest-scoring offense in the conference, but the Knights defense kept ...

MLC volleyball team drops 2 at UW-Eau Claire tourney

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — The Martin Luther College volleyball team lost both matches at the Blugold Invitational on Friday. The Knights lost the opener 3-0 to UW-Stevens Point (25-13, 25-18, 25-17) before losing the night cap to UW-Eau Claire 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-14). UWSP 3, MLC 0 The Knights ...

Kemp earns 100th win in blowout

NEW ULM — Wabasso remained perfect as it blanked New Ulm Cathedral 38-0 on Friday in a Southwest District football game. It was Wabasso head coach Joe Kemp’s 100th career win in 13 seasons. “Wabasso has a very good team,” Cathedral head coach Denny Lux said. “It’s the best team ...

New Ulm Steel pick up 1st win of the season

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel broke a 2-2 tie in the third period with three goals and came away with their first win — and first year head coach Andrew Kolb’s first career coaching win — with a 5-2 win over Alexandria Friday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in an NA3HL game. Ryan ...

MLC volleyball team drops 2 at UW-Eau Claire tourney

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — The Martin Luther College volleyball team lost both matches at the Blugold Invitational on Friday. The Knights lost the opener 3-0 to UW-Stevens Point (25-13, 25-18, 25-17) before losing the night cap to UW-Eau Claire 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-14). UWSP 3, MLC 0 The Knights ...

Tauer leads Sleepy Eye past TMB

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye picked up a big 36-0 upset victory over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Friday in Southwest District, East Subdistrict football action. Prior to Friday, the Indians (2-4, 2-3) were outscored 216-107 on the year. They turned things around in a big way on Friday, though, ...

Prep football roundup: Pitts has big day as Knights roll past T-Birds

LCWM 40, GFW 8 LAKE CRYSTAL — Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in South Central District, Blue Subdistrict football action on Friday. LCWM scored 24 points in the first quarter and scored the first 40 points of the game. Manny Juarez scored GFW’s only ...

Bluejays soar past Eagles

NEW ULM — Waseca picked up its second victory over New Ulm this season on Thursday in Big South Conference volleyball action. The Blue Jays (8-10, 5-3) defeated the Eagles (2-16, 0-9) 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-13. Waseca picked up its fifth win in a row, while New Ulm dropped its fourth ...

Polesky finishes 3rd for SM/SE/NUC girls

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm Cathedral’s Brianna Polesky once again has her eyes on reaching the state cross-country meet. On Thursday, Polesky finished third overall in 20:49 for the Knights at their home meet at the Sleepy Eye Golf Course. Lake ...

MVL defeats Sleepy Eye in marathon 5-setter

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Sleepy Eye made Thursday’s volleyball match resemble a fight to the finish as the Chargers prevailed 25-11, 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-9 in a Tomahawk Conference match. The Chargers jumped out to early 3-0 lead in the fifth and deciding set. MVL ...