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Defense leads Eagles to sweep

NEW ULM — While New Ulm’s serve receive still had its shaky moments during Thursday night’s Big South Conference volleyball match with St. James Area, a dominant defensive effort by the Eagles was more than enough to stave off the Saints for a 25-16, 25-17, 25-11 sweep at New Ulm High ...

Getting to know… Jon Petermann

Interview conducted by Ari Selvey on Oct. 2, 2023, by phone. Jon Petermann was instrumental in Sleepy Eye United’s 16-14 victory over then second-ranked Springfield last Friday, taking the opening play 70 yards to the house. Petermann finished the game with 86 yards and a touchdown on the ...

Getting to know… Hailey Hollar

Interview conducted by Travis Rosenau on Oct. 2, 2023, by phone. At the Nicollet Volleyball Tournament on Sept. 30, Cedar Mountain senior Hailey Hollar collected her 1,000th career kill. Hollar passed 1,000 career digs last season also and has been a leader for the Cougars the past several ...

Raiders seek levelheaded approach vs. 4-1 Greyhounds

NICOLLET — After a rough road loss at the hands of Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda last Saturday, the Nicollet Raiders return home this Friday in hopes of knocking off one of the top teams in the district. That top team is the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds, who sport a 4-1 mark on the season and ...

Madelia serves up sweep to Nicollet

MADELIA — Madelia had 25 ace serves as a team on Tuesday as the Blackhawks swept Nicollet 25-10, 25-11, 25-18 in a Valley Conference volleyball match at Madelia High School. “[We’ve been] practicing and watching film,” Madelia head coach Melodie Devlaeminck said. “Being able to pick ...

Worthington shuts out New Ulm

NEW ULM — With high wind throughout much of Tuesday’s Big South Conference boys soccer game between New Ulm and Worthington, it wasn’t easy for either team to get off many quality shots early on. The Trojans broke through late in the first half, however, and added two more goals in the ...