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Big South honors 8 New Ulm athletes

The Big South Conference All-Conference teams were released on Wednesday for girls’ hockey and wrestling. Eight New Ulm athletes were honored, including four girls’ hockey players and four wrestlers. For girls’ hockey, seniors Ali Beltz and Dani Weiss were named to the ...

Marshall sends Eagles home

MARSHALL – The No. 7 New Ulm boys’ basketball team entered Wednesday night’s Section 2AAA quarterfinal game looking to make some noise and maybe come away with an upset against the No. 2-seeded Marshall Tigers. The Eagles had the makings of that upset in the early parts of the first half, ...

Greyhounds fend off Chargers in 2A playoffs

NEW ULM — No. 3-seeded New Ulm Cathedral fended off a late second-half surge by Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Tuesday night and picked up a 59-53 win in 2A boys’ basketball playoff action. The No. 6-seeded Chargers (17-10) came back from 17 points down to cut their deficit to just 4, ...

Indians move on to 2A title game

ST. PETER –– All season long, the Sleepy Eye girls' basketball team wanted its final destination to be the state tournament. On Tuesday night, the Indians got one step closer to that dream with a 63-53 victory over BOLD in the Section 2A, North Subsection finals game at Gustavus Adolphus ...

St. Clair downs Tigers

ST. PETER –– No. 1-seeded St. Clair defeated Springfield 66-33 in the girls' basketball Section 2A, South Subsection finals game Tuesday night at Gustavus Adolphus College. Springfield (12-17) struggled to put points on the board in the second half against a solid St. Clair (19-10) ...

MLC baseball team picks up first two wins

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The Martin Luther College baseball team ended its annual Florida trip on a high note with a pair of wins over Penn State-Brandywin by the scores of 5-3 and 12-0 on Tuesday. MLC 5, PSU 3 The Knights earned their first win of the season by the score of 5-3 over the ...

Area Roundup: Springfield boys move on in 2A; Nicollet ends season with loss

Boys’ basketball Springfield 89, T/ML/GHEC 49 SPRINGFIELD — Top-seed Springfield continued its winning ways with a victory over Truman/Martin Luther/Granada Huntley/East Chain on Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of Section 2A South subsection boys’ basketball game. Decker Scheffler ...

Weather reschedules Section 2A basketball playoff schedules

Because of inclement weather, Monday and Tuesday’s high school basketball schedule has changed. The Section 2A boys’ basketball games that were originally scheduled for Monday were all moved to Tuesday. In the North Subsection, Sleepy Eye is at Mayer Lutheran for a 5 p.m. game while ...

Column: Access to Johnson Park will be limited this season

When fans start coming to high school baseball games in about a month at Johnson Park, they are going to find out that they are going to have to make some adjustments from their habit of parking on German Street and coming to the park. And access to teams coming to New Ulm from the north ...

Knights baseball team loses two against Westminster

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. —The Martin Luther College baseball team lost both games of its doubleheader against Westminster (Pa.) on Monday by the scores of 9-3 and 14-1. Westminster 9, MLC 3 The Knights lost the opener of the double header head to the Titans by the score of 9-3. Westminster ...

New Ulm wrestlers eliminated early

ST. PAUL — Day 2 of the Class AA state wrestling individuals was unfortunately a short day for New Ulm Area’s Cole Ranweiler (132), Hunter Ranweiler (145) and Tanner Stark (152), who were each wrestling in the consolation bracket on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center. Cole Ranweiler fell to ...

West knocks out New Ulm

MANKATO — Despite New Ulm matching the second half scoring with each team putting up 36 points in the half, the Eagles lost to Mankato West 65-53 in a girls’ Section 2AAA playoff basketball game Saturday night. Joey Batt hit 18 of her 26 points in the second half to lead the Eagles ...

Morton wins state title, Altermatt 3rd

ST. PAUL — For the second year in a row, Dayne Morton found himself in a first-place match at the Class A state wrestling tournament. The big difference between this year and last year, aside from his weight, is that he finished runner-up last year at 113. This year was his time to shine ...

3 New Ulm wrestlers survive 1st day

ST. PAUL — New Ulm Area’s Hunter Ranweiler, Cole Ranweiler and Tanner Stark will all live to wrestle another day in the Class AA state wrestling individuals at Xcel Energy Center after Friday’s matches. NUA’s Sean Howk was eliminated after two losses on the first day. Seeing success ...

Several area wrestlers advance

ST. PAUL — Sibley East’s Dayne Morton (120) had a dominant performance in his first-round matchup with Bray Olson (Kenyon-Wanamingo) on Friday at Xcel Energy Center, picking up a 17-2 tech fall at 4:41. His success didn’t end there, though, as he advanced to Day 2 of Class A state ...

BOLD knocks out St. Mary’s

ST. PETER — BOLD defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 79-42 in the Section 2A playoff action Friday night. The loss ends Sleepy Eye St. Mary's season at 19-8. BOLD (22-5) held St. Mary's to 13 points in the first half while scoring 43 points to put the Knights in a deficit that became too much ...

Sleepy Eye eliminates CM/C in 2A

ST. PETER — On Friday night, Sleepy Eye’s Madi Heiderscheidt was just too much for the Cedar Mountain/Comfrey defense. Heiderscheidt led all scorers with 27 points and she pulled down six rebounds as the Indians advanced to the Section 2A, North Subsection girls’ basketball finals ...

Springfield moves on in 2A playoffs

LAKE CRYSTAL — Springfield advanced to the Section 2A, South Subsection finals with a 59-51 victory over Nicollet on Friday at Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial High School. Sydney Hauger led Springfield with 26 points and Cassandra Graff had nine points. For Nicollet, Grace Dehen had 22 ...

Steel routs Wausau 10-2

The New Ulm Steel scored four goals in the second period and six more in the third to crush Wausau 10-2 in junior hockey action on Friday. Jarrett Cammarata scored three goals for New Ulm. Bayler Kraus, Hunter Johnson, Zach Heiser, Mason Trowbridge, Alex Nagel, Ryan Smith and Luc Kreuser also ...

Minnesota women nip Iowa 90-89 despite Gustafson’s record 48

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlie Wagner and Kenisha Bell combined for 53 points and Minnesota defeated Iowa 90-89 on Friday despite a school and Big Ten Tournament record 48 points by the Hawkeyes' Megan Gustafson. Wagner had 27 points and Bell 26, but the fourth-seeded Golden Gophers (23-7) were ...