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Steel hoping for West Division title

NEW ULM — The message is pretty simple for the New Ulm Steel hockey team. Win your last four games of the regular season and you are the West Division champions of the NA3HL and the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. The Steel, who are tied for first with Granite City with 60 points, have ...

Beranek signs with Waldorf

Submitted photo New Ulm High School’s Jacob Beranek signed a letter of intent to play football with Waldorf University.

Wabasso falls to KMS in 3A

KMS 65, Wabasso 53 KERKHOVEN — Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg defeated Wabasso in the Section 3A boys’ basketball playoffs on Thursday. Brock Rohlik led Wabasso with 19 points and Colton Taylor had 11 points and eight assists. Wabasso ends its season at 4-22.

4 Eagle gymnasts named all-conference

NEW ULM — New Ulm had four gymnasts named to the Big South Conference All-Conference gymnastics team. Kaylee Hutchingson, Sarah Longtin, Kelsi Miller and Michelle Rosenhamer were all selected for the Eagles in the East Division.

Nicollet eliminates Madelia

NICOLLET — Nicollet downed Madelia 68-46 on Thursday in Section 2A, South Subsection boys’ basketball tournament action. With the loss, Madelia finishes its season 3-23. “We came out a little cold, they’re a scrappy team and they played really good defense,” Nicollet head ...

Sleepy Eye moves on in Section 2A

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye Indians put up 16 points in the early minutes of the second half and defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 71-58 in the Section 2A boys' Basketball playoffs on Thursday night. "We just really wanted it tonight, coming out tonight we didn't want to be done, this ...

Area wrestlers head to Xcel for state

NEW ULM — Sean Howk and Hunter Ranweiler have been each other’s biggest rivals in practice, yet each other’s best friends off the wrestling mats. Both are hoping that sometime at the end of this week, they will end the season at Xcel Energy Center with a medal around their neck as ...

New Ulm advances past Worthington

NEW ULM — While the second half was difficult to watch because of fouls, New Ulm eventually pulled away in the Section 2AAA quarterfinals, defeating Worthington 77-65 on Tuesday night. The Eagles (20-6) will now face No. 1 Mankato West (19-7) at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Minnesota State ...

Sleepy Eye moves on

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye’s Madi Heiderscheidt led her team to a 68-35 Section 2A playoff victory against Central Minnesota Christian with 31 points on Tuesday night. In the process, she became the Sleepy Eye High School all-time points leader for both boys’ and girls’ and has a ...

Area Roundup: Springfield girls move on in 2A playoffs

Girls’ basketball Springfield 52, JWP 36 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield defeated Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 52-36 on Tuesday in the Section 2A, South Subsection playoffs. Springfield was led by Sydney Hauger, who scored 16 points and Brandi Platz, who scored 10 points. JWP’s leading ...

St. Mary’s tops Cleveland

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s had four players score in double figures as the Knights downed Cleveland 77-62 on Tuesday in Section 2A, North Subsection girls’ basketball action. Mallory Helget led the Knights with 23 points, Madison Mathiowetz and Sydney Windschitl each added 17 ...

CM/C defeats MVL in 2A

MORGAN — No. 4-seeded Cedar Mountain/Comfrey held off a relentless Minnesota Valley Lutheran squad when it mattered the most on Tuesday night, winning 64-58 to advance in the Section 2A North Subsection girls’ basketball playoffs. MVL, the No. 5 seed, traded buckets and leads with CM/C ...

Wild express confidence in trade deadline status quo

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild skated to the NHL trade deadline in an enviable position, on track for the playoffs with their lineup almost intact again. Though the top two teams in the daunting Central Division bolstered their rosters on the last day for dealing of the season, ...

Column: Eagles move away from Johnson and Mueller Park

For the first time since 1939, the New Ulm Eagles baseball team will not have their home games in the friendly confines of Johnson Park or Mueller Park. On April 5, the New Ulm baseball team is scheduled to play its first home game at its new facility at New Ulm High School when it hosts ...

Foley, Melby lead New Ulm boys

Sibley East 69, New Ulm 59 ARLINGTON — Sibley East defeated New Ulm in a nonconference boys’ basketball game on Monday. Connor Foley led the Eagles with 19 points and teammate Reece Melby finished with 18 points. New Ulm (11-13) is at Albert Lea on Tuesday. WEM 65, MVL ...

NUA sends 4 to state in wrestling

DAWSON — The New Ulm Area wrestling team will be sending four individuals to the Class AA state wrestling tournament next week after they qualified during Saturday’s Section 3AA meet. New Ulm’s Tanner Stark qualified at 152 pounds after he defeated Fairmont/Martin County West’s Nathan ...

Column: Big gap remains for girls’ hockey in Section 2A and 3A

It is not a big secret that there is a huge gap in the caliber of teams that qualify for the girls’ state hockey tournament from Section 2A and 3A and the rest of the state tournament field. “In playing our two games in the state tournament the difference is the physicality of the teams ...

Cathedral girls advance in 2A playoffs

NEW ULM — No. 7-seeded New Ulm Cathedral was able to play its way into a meeting with BOLD at 7 p.m. on Tuesday after knocking off No. 10 seed Renville County West 50-38 in 2A girls’ basketball playoff action on Friday night. Becca Schwarz led the Greyhounds with 16 points, eight blocks ...

Area Roundup: Wabasso ekes by GFW; Cathedral tops Nicollet

Boys’ basketball Wabasso 49, GFW 47 WINTHROP — Wabasso defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 49-47 on Friday in a Tomahawk conference boys’ basketball game. Wabasso was led by Tony Franta, who had 12 points and eight rebounds. Also for Wabasso, Colton Taylor had 11 points, eight rebounds ...

St. Mary’s falls to LCWM

Sleepy Eye –– Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 67-53 in boys' basketball nonconference action Friday night. St. Mary's (0-22) opened with a 6-0 lead in the very early minutes of the first half, with Collin Ludewig hitting buckets from down low. "We played ...