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St. Mary’s boys fall to MCC, MVL girls win

Boys’ basketball MCC 62, St. Mary’s 41 SLEEPY EYE — Murray County Central defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 62-41 in prep boys’ basketball on Friday at the Sleepy Eye Invitational. St. Mary’s leading scorers were Blake Steffensmeier who scored 8 points and Collin Ludewig who ...

Beltz scores 5 goals as New Ulm girls’ hockey team routs Worthington 14-1

NEW ULM — Ali Beltz scored five goals and Molly Scheid added four goals as New Ulm dominated Worthington 14-1 Thursday night at the New Ulm Civic Center in a Big South Conference girl’s hockey game. Jayda Helget and Dani Weiss each added two goals with Ashtyn Wiltscheck scoring a ...

Luc Kreuser sets Steel’s all-time scoring mark

NEW ULM — On November 18th, in a New Ulm Steel 6-3 win over Breezy Point, Luc Kreuser became the Steel’s all-time leading scorer when he recorded an assist. That gave him 115 points, and he also became the Steel’s all-time leader in assists with 72. His point total of 115 pushed ...

Cathedral wins in OT against St. Clair

NEW ULM — Thanks to balanced scoring, New Ulm Cathedral was able to escape its first game of the season with a 77-70 overtime win over St. Clair in nonconference boys’ basketball action on Thursday. The Greyhounds (1-0) were led by Jon Zinniel with 17 points and five steals. Also for ...

Foley leads Eagles to win over BEA

NEW ULM — Connor Foley’s 28 points and 12 rebounds propelled New Ulm to a 63-52 Big South Conference win on Thursday. Matt Janke finished with 12 points. Both teams started the game even with two lead changes and two ties. BEA grabbed its lone lead of the night at 9-7 on a Carter Bell ...

Staal’s 3rd-period pair gives Wild 4-2 win vs. Knights

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal scored the go-ahead goal with 7:55 left and tacked on an empty-netter to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. Mikael Granlund and Jonas Brodin also scored for the Wild, who wrapped up the month with a 4-0-1 ...

Taylor carries on dominant Wabasso run game

WABASSO — Wabasso’s Cooper Taylor finished this season with more than 2,000 rushing yards, 38 touchdowns and a Class A state championship appearance. He’s also the unanimous pick for the 2017 All-Journal Offensive Player of the Year as voted on by The Journal’s sports staff. It’s ...

Fortwengler’s record-setting season leads New Ulm defense

NEW ULM — At the end of last year’s high school football season, New Ulm head football coach Corey Kneeshaw decided to change his defensive scheme and went to a 4-3 front. “We had some things happen where we needed more linebackers and we toyed with the idea of who would be our middle ...

Taylor, Foley, Berg lead All-Journal offensive team

Cooper Taylor, HB, Wabasso, Sr. Taylor was a workhorse for the Wabasso offense this year, compiling 2,153 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns. The all-district selection also had 22 receptions for 323 yards and two touchdowns. Connor Foley, WR, New Ulm, Sr. Foley was a standout player for ...

Fortwengler, Wilson, Mages highlight All-Journal defense

Joe Fortwengler, MLB, New Ulm, Sr. Fortwengler went from defensive line to linebacker this year and had no problem doing so. He set a new single season tackles record with 125 combined tackles, 56 solo and 69 tackle assists, while adding a sack and a forced fumble. The previous New Ulm ...

Five New Ulm football players honored

NEW ULM — Five New Ulm football players received 2017 All-South Central District Football honors this week. Connor Foley, Alex Portner and Hunter Ranweiler were each named to the 2017 All-South Central District Football first team. Joe Fortwengler and Brett Bianchi were given honorable ...

Eagles rout Wolverines

NEW ULM — The New Ulm girls’ basketball team used a 19-7 run to start the second half and opened the 2017-18 season with a 74-38 win over Sibley East Tuesday night in non-conference girls’ basketball. Joey Batt paced the Eagles with a game-high 27 points. Lizzie Shaul added 10 ...

MVL Chargers fall in season opener to LCWM

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran started its season with a narrow 42-40 loss against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial on Monday night in nonconference girls’ basketball. The Chargers (0-1) were led by Maddie Spurgin with nine points, Emma Nelson with eight points and Lauren Paulsen ...

St. Mary’s girls stay unbeaten with win over MCW

Girls’ basketball St. Mary’s 50, MCW 44 SHERBURN — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s remained unbeaten with a 50-44 girls’ basketball win against Martin County West on Tuesday. For St. Mary’s Cassie Heinrichs led the way with 16 points and four rebounds. Sydney Windschitl scored 11 ...

Column: Basketball evolves into a perimeter game even at the local level

Steve Foley, who has come back to be the head boys’ basketball coach at New Ulm High School, was asked how much the game has changed overall over the past years. “I think that the game itself has changed tremendously,” Foley said. “And I think that you look to the Golden State ...

Viterbo crushes MLC men in nonconference action

NEW ULM — Viterbo crushed Martin Luther College 99-41 on Monday in a nonconference mens’college basketball game. The V-Hawks opened the game with an 8-0 run. Kenton Fabion scored MLC’s first basket at the 15:13 mark on 3-pointer. Viterbo scored 10 straight points later in the first ...

Wabasso leads all-district football honors

Wabasso, which took second place in state this year were honored with several postseason awards this week, including five Southwest District, East Subdistrict honors. Joe Kemp was named the East’s Coach of the Year, while Cooper Taylor took home the MVP award in the east. Taylor also was ...

New Ulm girls blank St. Peter

NEW ULM — New Ulm defeated St. Peter 6-0 in Big South Conference girls’ hockey action on Monday. Dani Weiss and Ali Beltz each scored two goals for New Ulm. Elle Cooper and Madeline Gag scored one goal each for the Eagles.

By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — Viterbo crushed Martin Luther College 99-41 on Monday in a nonconference mens’college basketball game. The V-Hawks opened the game with an 8-0 run. Kenton Fabion scored MLC’s first basket at the 15:13 mark on 3-pointer. Viterbo scored 10 straight points later in the first half. Both teams traded baskets for a 40-14 halftime advantage. MLC picked things up in the second half scoring 27 points. Viterbo scored 59 points which included an 11-0 run to open the second half. The V-Hawks continued to score points in bunches, but the Knights didn’t give up as they kept battling and tried to get back into the contest. A portion of the V-Hawks’ success came from its ability to score baskets from outside or get the ball inside. Turnovers didn’t help MLC’s cause as it committed 23 while Viterbo had only nine turnovers. MLC’s TJ Babinec scored 11 points, Kenton Fabian had seven points, Jared Ruffin added six points and Jacob price had five points. Richard Eckmann had six rebounds and Ian Paulsen added five boards for MLC. Alex Clement led Viterbo with 19 points. Connor Heise and Cade Anderson each had 14 points. Jason Tichy had 13 and Jared Fleischmann added 12 points. Cullin Neeck had 10 points. Cade Anderson led Viterbo with seven rebounds and Cody Hoeth added six rebounds. For the game, Viterbo shot 51.4 percent. It was 13-of-28 from 3-point range for 46.4 percent. The V-Hawks made 10-of-13 free throws for 76.9 percent. MLC (0-4) will play at 6:30 pm on Friday at Calvin.

NEW ULM — Viterbo crushed Martin Luther College 99-41 on Monday in a nonconference mens’college basketball game. The V-Hawks opened the game with an 8-0 run. Kenton Fabion scored MLC’s first basket at the 15:13 mark on 3-pointer. Viterbo scored 10 straight points later in the first half. ...