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New Ulm routs Waseca in 2AAA

NEW ULM — New Ulm head baseball coach Kevin Briggs said that he did not know if this was Tyler Roufs best mound performance of the season for the Eagles. Roufs came within one hit of a no-hitter and a perfect game against Waseca Saturday in the first round of the Section 2AAA ...

Faribault shuts down New Ulm

NORTH MANKATO — If New Ulm is going to reach the Class AAA state softball tournament, it’s going to have to figure out a way to solve McKayla Armbruster. The senior pitcher from Faribault limited New Ulm to just one hit. The Faribault offense was also functioning well, defeating New ...

Cathedral defeats Cleveland in opener

By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NORTH MANKATO — Josie Pautzke led New Ulm Cathedral past Cleveland 8-1 on Saturday in Section 2A tournament playoff action. Pautzke went 3 for 3 batting with two singles, a home run and three RBIs. She was also the winning pitcher, ­going seven ...

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s avoids elimination vs. MLA/C

St. Mary’s 13, MLA/C 4 NORTH MANKATO — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s remained alive in the Section 2A playoffs after it defeated Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey in an elimination bracket game. The Knights scored once in the first and second inning and six times in the fourth inning. They scored ...

Rose has 2nd-round Colonial lead; up-and-down Grillo 1 back

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Justin Rose considered his first 15 holes in the second round at Colonial pretty flawless. The last three worked out OK, too, even with the only bogey for the leader of the Fort Worth Invitational. "Last three holes got a bit scrappy," Rose said after a 6-under 64 ...

Area roundup: New Ulm boys in 2nd at 3AA meet

Boy’s golf BUFFALO LAKE — The New Ulm boys’ golf team is in second place at the Section 3AA meet after one day. Worthington leads with a team score of 322 and New Ulm is next with a 333. Marshall (334), New London-Spicer (335) and Jackson County Central (336) will compete on Day 2 ...

New Ulm picks up 2 victories

NORTH MANKATO — New Ulm shortstop Carli Botten had struggled most of the day on Thursday, collecting a single in the Eagles’ 4-2 Section 2AAA quarterfinal win over Hutchinson before going hitless in her first three at-bats in the semifinals against Mankato West. But Botten was due, ...

Cathedral advances past MLA/C

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral escaped with a 4-3 win over Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey on Thursday in quarterfinal Section 2A softball tournament action. “It was not one of our best games. I think we were nervous. Our senior leadership on the field helped,” Cathedral co-head coach Jamie ...

Cathedral has no problem with Nicollet

NEW ULM — How dominant was New Ulm Cathedral’s Aaron Portner in the Greyhounds’ Section 2A tournament win over Nicollet Thursday? Of the 15 outs recorded by Cathedral, 12 were courtesy of Portner strikeouts as the Greyhounds pounded out 15 hits in a 12-0 win at Mueller Park. The ...

Springfield moves on, defeats Madelia in 2A playoffs

Prep baseball Springfield 13, Madelia 3 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield defeated Madelia 13-3 on Thursday in a nonconference baseball game. The winning pitcher was Springfield’s Hunter Mathiowetz, who had five strikeouts and allowed three hits and two runs. The losing pitcher was ...

Sleepy Eye advances past BLHS

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye pitcher Avery Stevens proved to be too much for Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in the first round of the Section 2A playoffs. Each team faced elimination during the first round before being able to play from double elimination from here on out. Stevens threw seven ...

Area roundup: New Ulm’s Frauenholtz, Wolkow advance to section finals

Prep golf New Ulm finishes 10th in Section 3AA tournament BUFFALO LAKE –– The New Ulm girls’ golf team finished 10th in Day 1 of the Section 3AA tournament on Wednesday with a score of 391. There were 14 total teams and Marshall took first (318), followed by Minnewaska (329) ...

MVL comes back to top MCW

NEW ULM — It was the kind of performance that the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Chargers needed going into the Section 2A playoffs. MVL erased a 1-0 Martin County West lead with four runs in the bottom of the third as the Chargers ended their regular season with a 4-1 win over the Mavericks ...

Errors doom MVL in loss to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — If a team isn’t careful, errors can definitely play the spoiler. No. 9 seed Minnesota Valley Lutheran found that out the hard way in a win-or-go-home Section 2A playoff softball game against Springfield on Tuesday. The No. 8-seeded Tigers took advantage of three MVL ...

Pautzke hurls a gem against Clippers

NEW ULM — With an explosive offense and a solid defense behind her, New Ulm Cathedral’s Josie Pautzke pitched a five-inning no-hitter against Cleveland, the Valley Conference champions, on Monday. That led the Greyhounds (15-2) to a big 10-0 win over the Clippers (10-4) in five innings ...

Schommer shuts down Cleveland

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Cathedral baseball team is on a roll. Mark Schommer allowed just two hits in his four innings on the mound and Cathedral used two big innings as it won its seventh straight game, blasting Cleveland 12-0 Monday in a nonconference game at Mueller Park. The game was ...

Prep roundup: Springfield stays hot, wins 6th straight game

Prep baseball Springfield 4, Pipestone Area 2 PIPESTONE — Springfield scored four runs in the first inning and held on to defeat Pipestone Area in a nonconference baseball game on Monday. Justin Haugo earned the win for the Tigers. He went five innings and allowed two earned runs on ...

New Ulm falls to Searles

SEARLES — Casey Lux allowed just three hits, all singles in the first three innings, as Searles improved to 2-1 in the Tomahawk East League with a 4-2 win over the New Ulm Brewers Sunday. Wade French took the loss in relief for the Brewers (1-2). He pitched the final three innings and ...

Madelia tops Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons

MADELIA — Madelia topped Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons 9-4 on Saturday in a scheduled five-inning nonconference game. Logan Anderson got the win on the mound, pitching all five innings and allowing two earned runs and a walk. He struck out nine. Tyler Schwanke was 2 for 3 for Madelia ...

Column: Schaper nominated for induction into Minnesota Amateur Baseball HOF

Herb Schaper has been a long-time contributor to amateur baseball in New Ulm. Recently, the New Ulm Baseball Association (NUBA) unanimously voted to nominate Schaper for induction into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame this fall. And we are asking for your help with a letter of ...