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MLC women tie Buena Vista, MLC men fall in double overtime

Women’s soccer Buena Vista 1, MLC 1, 2 OT STORM LAKE, Iowa — The Martin Luther College women's soccer team opened its season with a 1-1 tie after two overtimes at Buena Vista on Tuesday. The Knights opened the scoring thanks to a BVU own goal in the 39th minute and held that lead past ...

Springfield graduate Tyler Marz back on Tennessee’s practice squad

NASHVILLE — With a full year of practice squad experience under his belt, 2011 Springfield graduate and University of Wisconsin graduate Tyler Marz is back with the Tennessee Titans and was placed on the team’s practice squad on Sunday after clearing waivers. Marz didn’t initially ...

Knights open season with 14-7 win vs. Cougars

MORRIS, Minn. — The Martin Luther College football team opened its season with a thrilling 14-7 win at UM-Morris in a designated nonconference contest Saturday. The Knights (1-0) broke a 7-7 tie late in the fourth quarter when Joshua Arndt caught a slant pass from Zachary Bloomquist from 19 ...

Eagles looking for improvement after rough 1st game

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School football coach Corey Kneeshaw said that one of the things that he was most concerned about in his team’s 46-14 road loss to Waseca on Thursday was the players’ poor tackling. “We left a lot of tackles on the field and that is something that we need to ...

GFW falls to Windom Area 36-18 in season opener

WINTHROP — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop fell 36-18 to Windom Area on Friday in its season opener. The Thunderbirds (0-1) were looking to pick up their first victory since 2014. Despite two late touchdowns to cut the deficit to 10 points, the Eagles (1-0) had other plans in mind. Windom got on ...

Cathedral begins season with 16-0 win at Lakeview

Cathedral 16, Lakeview 0 COTTONWOOD — New Ulm Cathedral beat Lakeview 16-0 in a Southwest District football game on Friday. Colton Braulick led all ball carriers with 181 yards on 13 carries for two rushing touchdowns for the Greyhounds (1-0). David Berg had 134 yards rushing on 17 ...

New Ulm Steel begin practice for 2017-18 season

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel of the NA3HL begin their second season in New Ulm on Wednesday when they begin practice at the New Ulm Civic Center. And it will be a Steel team that is deep on defense with seven defensemen returning in Bayler Kraus (New Ulm), Sam Storlie (Wisconsin Rapids, ...

MLC begins season with pair of losses

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — The Martin Luther College volleyball team opened its season with a pair of three-set losses to Valley City State and St. Olaf on Friday at the 2017 St. Olaf-Carleton Volleyball Invitational. MLC (0-2) opened the day and the season with a loss against Valley City State ...

St. Mary’s opens 9-man play with 44-14 win vs. Lyle/Pacelli

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s began its season on Thursday with a dominant 44-14 victory against Lyle/Austin Pacelli, led by Andrick Sanchez and Nick Labat, who both ran for more than 100 yards each. Sanchez finished the game with 124 yards on the ground and two touchdowns, while ...

Defending state champ Grand Meadow throttles Nicollet 71-27

NICOLLET — Grand Meadow crushed Nicollet 71-27 on Thursday night in a 9-man South District football game. The Superlarks (1-0) are the defending 9-man champions for the past four seasons. Zach Myhre scored Grand Meadow’s first touchdown on a 65-yard touchdown run at 11:47 of the first ...

Chargers down Bulldogs in 4 sets

MVL 3, LP/HT 1 LESTER PRAIRIE — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 25-22 in a nonconference volleyball match on Thursday. MVL was led by Haley Birkholz, who had 12 kills and 12 digs. Mackenzie Helget had 12 set assists, Maddie Pearson had ...

COLUMN: So long, farewell

I’ve been rewriting this column in my head for the past three weeks and I believe the fewer words, the better. It’s not even technically a column by definition, but oh well. On Sunday, Sept. 3 — after four years and two months — I will no longer be a sports writer for The Journal. I ...

New Ulm fights back to earn a 2-2 tie

NEW ULM — New Ulm boys’ soccer benefited on a Wyatt Huard goal off of a penalty kick to tie the game at 2-2 in the 75th minute of play. New Ulm then went into overtime against Faribault on Tuesday and finished with a 2-2 tie in nonconference action. In a meeting between two 2-0 teams on ...

MVL volleyball team knocks off St. Mary’s

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20 in a nonconference volleyball match on Tuesday. It was the season opener for MVL and it was the first loss for the Knights, who played their third match of the season. St. Mary’s held a ...

Pair of HRs by Polanco spark Twins in 6-4 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco homered twice and Ervin Santana struck out seven while pitching into the seventh inning, leading the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night. Eduardo Escobar drove in two runs for the Twins, who started the day with a one-game lead ...

Team 5A dominates Schell’s Bottle Cap Open

NEW ULM — In 2003, Cal Wedmore was a part of a Schell’s Bottle Cap championship team that took first overall. On Monday, 14 years later, Wedmore was a part of a record-setting five-some that dominated the Schell’s tournament again, this time teaming with Jeff Anderson, Mike Boland, Jim ...

Bullheads finish 4th at over 35 state baseball tournament

ST. PETER — After scoring a total of 25 runs in their first two state tournament games the previous weekend, the Searles Bullheads struggled at the plate this past weekend by scoring only two runs and lost both games to end in fourth place in Class AA of the Minnesota Senior Men’s ...

MVL volleyball match moved to MLC

NEW ULM — Tuesday night’s volleyball match between Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s will played at Martin Luther College. The match is scheduled to start approximately 7 p.m.

Fairmont girls defeat New Ulm in Big South action

FAIRMONT — The New Ulm girls’ soccer team lost 2-1 to Fairmont in Big South Conference action on Monday. New Ulm’s Madison Roufs scored New Ulm’s goal in the 22nd minute on a penalty kick to put the Eagles ahead 1-0. Fairmont scored the equalizer about 10 minutes later and then went ...