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New Ulm Area finishes 2nd at High Water Ethanol Invite

LAMBERTON — The New Ulm Area wrestling team finished second at the High Water Ethanol Invite this past Friday at Red Rock Central High School, with five NUA wrestlers finishing third place or better in their respective weight classes. Alex Portner took first at 121 pounds to lead the Eagles, ...

Knights hold off Indians in defensive showdown

SLEEPY EYE — With the game tied at 50, Brandon Schmitz saw an opportunity to take the lead back for Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s. Schmitz drained a 3-pointer from the right side of the floor to put the Knights back on top of Sleepy Eye in the closing minutes of a Tomahawk Conference boys ...

Area roundup: Cathedral boys take down Wabasso

BOYS BASKETBALL New Ulm Cathedral 66, Wabasso 52 WABASSO — New Ulm Cathedral downed Wabasso 66-52 on Thursday in a Tomahawk Conference boys basketball game. Jevan Wilfahrt led the Greyhounds with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Issac Miller had 15 points and four rebounds. Elliott ...

Strong 2nd-half start too much for MLC, Spurgeon earns win

NEW ULM — Spurgeon College turned a 3-point halftime lead into a 22-point lead early in the second half Thursday night, downing Martin Luther College 94-80 in a nonconference men’s basketball game. MLC was led by Micah Kieselhorst’s 21 points and nine rebounds, while Thomas Balge added ...

Mustangs, Indians lead Tomahawk Conference at the midway point

With the midway point of the girls basketball season in the rear-view mirror, the Tomahawk Conference has settled into position and has its eyes set on the push to the finish. Two teams sit atop the conference standings, with just a single in-conference loss to one another to blemish their ...

Hulke reflects on 1,000-point milestone

NEW ULM — When New Ulm High School girls basketball player Morgan Hulke got on the bus Tuesday for the Eagles road Big South Conference game at Worthington, the junior guard knew how close she was to 1,000 career points. “My parents [Tony and Kjerstin Hulke] told me on Sunday that I was ...