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Zucker scores winner in third, Minnesota beats Colorado

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By Mike Cook Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored midway through the third period and the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Thursday night. Mats Zuccarello and Jordan Greenway also scored for Minnesota, which has won consecutive games for the second ...

New Ulm blanks Minnesota River

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LE SUEUR — Six different players added a goal for New Ulm on Thursday night as it cruised to a 6-0 win over Minnesota River in Big South Conference girls’ hockey action at the Le Sueur Ice Arena. Morgan Klein scored the first goal for the Eagles at 4:03 into the first period before Molly ...

Knights more confident for this year’s NCAA game

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NEW ULM — For the second straight season, the Martin Luther College football team will be playing in an NCAA tournament game. And for the second straight season, the Knights will be huge underdogs. But that doesn’t seem to matter to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference champions, who ...

Steel to battle Breezy Point this weekend

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NEW ULM — Less than 20 games into the 2019-20 season, there are three levels of separation developing in the West Division of the NA3HL. Perennial powers North Iowa (16-2-1) leads with 33 points, followed by Granite City (13-3-0-0) with 26 points. That is where the first level of ...

Scheffler, Munoz, Mans lead All-Journal offense

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Decker Scheffler, QB, Springfield, Sr. Scheffler finished his 2019 season by helping take Springfield back to the state tournament for the second year in a row. The Tigers went 10-1 in 2019 as the dual-threat senior quarterback completed 170 passes for 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns. Scheffler ...

Collum, Hovland, Rummel highlight All-Journal defense

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Colton Collum, LB, MVL, Sr. Collum passed his 127 total tackles last season with 137 total tackles this year for the Chargers. The 190-pound linebacker also had five sacks and three fumble recoveries this year and was an All-District selection. The senior also set the school record for ...

Scheffler’s senior campaign brings Tigers back to state

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SPRINGFIELD — While he helped Springfield finish this season with its second consecutive state football tournament appearance, Tigers senior quarterback Decker Scheffler didn’t have things any easier for him this year. After losing his top targets from 2018 in Isaac Fink and Jordan Kieper ...

Collum takes down MVL career tackles record in senior year

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NEW ULM — This past summer at an Elite Football Camp at Penn State, Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Colton Collum raised some eyebrows. “He went up against some four and five-star players that are playing big-time college football,” MVL head coach Jim Buboltz recalled. “I got a video of ...

New Ulm gets past Luverne 2-1

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LUVERNE — The New Ulm girls’ hockey team picked up its second win of the season after a 2-1 win over Luverne in Big South Conference action on Tuesday night. Ally Steffensmeier got the Eagles (2-2) on the board first with an unassisted goal in the first period before Luverne knotted ...

Gusties storm past Knights in 94-26 win

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Information courtesy of MLC Athletics NEW ULM –– The Martin Luther College women's basketball team was unable to get anything going on the offensive end of the court in a 94-26 loss to Gustavus Adolphus on Tuesday. The Knights struggled in all phases offensively, as they turned the ball ...

Despite tight goal-line D, Vikings need better pass coverage

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By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After all the long passing plays and fourth-down conversions the Minnesota Vikings surrendered against Denver, the defense still had the game in its hands. Forcing three straight incompletions by Broncos quarterback Brandon ...

Kren, Otto Named UMAC Players of the Week

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NEW ULM — Two Martin Luther College football players won Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for their performances in Saturday's regular season finale at Crown College. Running back Joshuah Kren was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Micah Otto won Special ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Nov. 10-16

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Austin DeNoyer Jr. RB, Martin Luther College • Austin DeNoyer was once again tough to stop on the ground for the Knights. He led MLC with 15 carries for 217 yards and three touchdowns in a 53-20 victory over Crown College. The win secured MLC’s second straight trip to the Division III ...

Iowa hands No. 7 Minnesota its first loss

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota’s undefeated season came to an end in a place where the Gophers have struggled for a while. Nate Stanley threw for two touchdown passes and Tyler Goodson ran for a score to help No. 23 Iowa beat No. 7 Minnesota 23-19 on Saturday, handing the Gophers their ...

Eagles, Brennan blank Delano 2-0

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Eagles girls’ hockey team scored on two of their three power plays and seventh-grader Ava Brennan stopped all 17 Delano shots to record her first varsity shutout as New Ulm blanked Delano 2-0 Saturday afternoon in a non-conference hockey game at the New Ulm Civic ...

MLC football team locks up NCAA tournament bid

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ST. BONIFACIUS — The Martin Luther College football team secured its second consecutive Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) championship with a 53-20 win at Crown College on Saturday. The Knights clinched the conference's automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III Championships ...

Madelia cancels girls’ basketball season for 2019-20

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MADELIA — Because of low numbers in grades 9-12, Madelia has decided to cancel its 2019-20 girls’ basketball season. The announcement came on Wednesday after the coaching staff had only three girls out for the sport at the varsity level. The program has no seniors, one junior, no ...

MLC opens season with blowout win over OHC

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BEMIDJI –– The Martin Luther College men's basketball team opened its season with a 104-37 win over Oak Hills Christian at a two-day tournament hosted by Bemidji State on Friday. The Knights dominated from the opening tip, shooting 57.0 percent from the field as all 14 players ...

Dawe, Ross lead Junior Blues by Steel

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NEW ULM — The St Louis Junior Blues broke open a scoreless game with three second-period goals and went on to top the New Ulm Steel 6-1 Friday night in an NA3HL game at the New Ulm Civic Center. Evan Ross and Clayton Dawe each scored two goals for the Junior Blues. Denis Denisov scored ...