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A new connection: How the Nicollet and Loyola girls are making things work

NICOLLET — New head coach, new teammates, new year. Over halfway through the season, the Nicollet girls’ basketball team has been handling several different challenges along the way, with an 8-7 record and 3-3 Valley Conference record to show for it as of Jan. 24. Before the season ...

Steel host two games this weekend, while Wieben recovers

NEW ULM –– The first-place New Ulm Steel (20-8 in the West Division of the NA3HL) return to the New Ulm Civic Center ice for two home games Friday and Saturday against Wausau (Wisconsin) Riverwolves, who are 6-22 and are in fourth place in the Central Division. Both games are at 7:10 ...

Hauser looking for history; New Ulm girls’ hockey team surprised by shutout

Another local high school boys' basketball player will have a possible chance to crack the career 1,000 point total this week. New Ulm Cathedral’s Nate Hauser has 977 career points going into Friday’s home game against Springfield and then a road contest Tuesday at Wabasso. When Hauser ...

Knights men and women both fall to Bethany Lutheran

Men’s basketball MANKATO –– The Martin Luther College men's basketball team lost 81-69 at Bethany Lutheran College on Wednesday. The Vikings jumped on top from the opening tip with a 10-0 run, but MLC came back to cut the deficit to 4 before BLC took a 42-33 lead at the half. MLC ...

Big 2nd half lifts Springfield boys past CM/C

MORGAN — In the end, it was just too much Isaac Fink. The Springfield junior took over in the second half against Cedar Mountain/Comfrey and led the Tigers to a 76-66 Tomahawk Conference boy’s basketball victory on Tuesday. Fink finished the game with 35 points. Tanner Vogel scored ...

St. Peter defeats New Ulm

Prep gymnastics St. Peter 134.075, New Ulm 132.125 ST. PETER — St. Peter defeated New Ulm 134.075-132.125 in Big South Conference gymnastics on Tuesday. Sarah Longtin led New Ulm in all-around with a 34. Longtin was third in bars (8.35) and vault (8.6). She was first in floor (8.95) ...

New Ulm girls blank Fairmont 11-0

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Eagles girls' hockey team continued their domination of Big South Conference teams Tuesday night. The Eagles scored six goals in the first period and then added five more in the second period as they rolled Fairmont 11-0 at the New Ulm Civic Center. Ashtyn ...

Greyhounds upset Thunderbirds

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — When you struggle at the foul line, there’s a good chance you’re going to struggle picking up a win. That was the case for Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop against New Ulm Cathedral on Tuesday night. The Greyhounds (3-13, 2-8) knocked off the ...

Redwood River Valley wrestling squad dominates Saturday

ARLINGTON –– The Redwood River Valley wrestling team went 4-0 on Saturday at the Sibley East Duals. RRV defeated Minneapolis North 68-6, St. James Area 60-18, Osseo 41-30 and Blue Earth Area 39-31. Wrestlers that went 4-0 on the day for RRV were 113-pounder Owen Bertram, 132-pounder ...

MLC women dominate with 3-point parade

NEW ULM — Setting a women’s school record for team 3-pointers made in a game, Martin Luther College downed Northland College 80-48 on Saturday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference basketball action. The Knights (5-13, 3-6) knocked down 13 total 3s in the game, breaking the previous record ...

MLC men fall to Northland

NEW ULM –– The Martin Luther College men's basketball team was unable to complete the season-sweep of Northland College in a 65-50 loss on Saturday. The LumberJacks opened the game by making 10 of their 14 shots to take a 13-point lead, but the Knights held them to only 2-18 shooting the ...

New Ulm wins 1 of 3 in Tracy wrestling tournament

TMB/WWG 55, NU 21 NU 37, Adrian 28 MAHACA 34, NU 29 TRACY –– The New Ulm wrestling team picked up one overall win in tournament action Saturday at the Tracy Memorial Center. The Eagles defeated Adrian 37-28 but fell to the 16-3 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 55-21 and ...

Blizzard unable to cool down Steel

NEW ULM –– With Granite City off this weekend, the New Ulm Steel had a chance to put some space between themselves and the Lumberjacks in the West Division of the NA3HL. And they did just that. Tom Reilly, Stephen Mordini, Jack Parks and Jarrett Cammarata each scored goals as the ...

Flu fighter: Fink hits milestone against MVL

SPRINGFIELD — Not even the flu could stop Isaac Fink from reaching a milestone at home on Friday night. The Springfield junior, who battled the flu earlier in the week, fought off the virus to score 41 points against Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Friday. He also scored his 2,000th career ...

New Ulm battles back to win 53-51

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — After a 13-0 run to take back the lead in the second half on Friday night, New Ulm put away St. Peter 53-51 in Big South Conference boys’ basketball action. Connor Foley led the Eagles comeback with 30 points, eight rebounds, five ...

Rabbits take down Indians

SLEEPY EYE –– Sleepy Eye and Wabasso each held a five-game win streak coming to Friday, but it was the Rabbits who picked up a 75-63 win over the Indians in Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball action Friday night. The Rabbits are now 7-2 in conference play, tied with the Indians at ...

Cathedral dominates St. Mary’s behind Zinniel’s 26 points

NEW ULM –– Sophomore Jon Zinniel scored 23 points in the first half as New Ulm Cathedral built a 38-10 halftime lead and went on to topple Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 65-26 Friday night in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game. Zinniel ended with 26 points along with five blocked ...

Area Roundup: MVL girls top Springfield; CM/C girls win

Girls’ basketball MVL 41, Springfield 37 NEW ULM –– Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Springfield 41-37 on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. MVL was led by Maddy Spurgin, who had 18 points and six rebounds. Springfield’s leading scorer was Sydney Hauger, who ...

New Ulm Steel crushes Blizzard 4-1

Ryan Kenny stopped 34 of 35 shots and the Steel took care of Alexandria 4-1 on Friday night in NA3HL action. Kirk Coppock, Ryan Smith, Luc Kreuser and Austin Langworthy all netted a goal for New Ulm on the night. Smith and Kreuser also added two assists for the Steel. while ...

New Ulm picks up 2 wins

NEW ULM — The New Ulm wrestling team was 2-0 on Thursday night in triangular action with a 44-16 victory over St. Clair in nonconference wrestling and a 39-34 victory over St. James in Big South wrestling action. New Ulm is now 4-9 overall and 1-4 in the conference. The Eagles had ...