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Hall of Fame event this Sunday

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NEW ULM — This Sunday is "Hall of Fame Sunday" as three players and one non-player are formally inducted into the New Ulm Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. Players Kurt Moelter, Ryan Ellwein and Landon Rathmann and non-player Ken "Lefty" Lindmeyer will be inducted. The day begins at 1 p.m. ...

Stevens hurls a gem for Sleepy Eye

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CHASKA — Sleepy Eye’s Avery Stevens had never pitched a no-hitter before Thursday. The senior righthander picked the perfect opportunity to get his first. Stevens was unhittable, striking out 15 as Sleepy Eye advanced to the Class A state semifinals with a 6-0 victory against ...

Tigers in 5th place at state tournament

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BECKER — After a slow start on the front nine, the Springfield girls’ golf team is currently in fifth place with a team score of 383 at the Class A meet at Pebble Creek after Day 1. The Tigers are currently behind BOLD (347), Lac qui Parle Valley (354), Fillmore Central (358), Park ...

SEU boys tied for the lead

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BECKER — Sleepy Eye United senior Ben Laffen wants a state championship more than anything in his final year. By Wednesday afternoon, he might have two. The SEU boys are tied with Mounds Park Academy for first with a 325 after Day 1 of the Class A state tournament at Pebble Creek. North ...

Eagles make return trip to state tournament

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NEW ULM — For the second time in the last three years, the New Ulm Eagles baseball team is headed to the Minnesota State AAA baseball tournament following a 2-1, 11-inning win over Mankato West last Thursday. The Eagles (20-3) earned the No. 3 seed and will square off against the 14-9 South ...

Rabbits back at state

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WABASSO — The last time Wabasso qualified for a state tournament in baseball, the Rabbits brought home the championship hardware. This year, the Section 3A champions are poised to repeat history. Armed with some talented pitching and three hitters batting over .400, the Rabbits are a ...

Indians end the drought

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SLEEPY EYE — For the first time in 18 seasons, the Sleepy Eye Indians baseball team is playing in the Class A tournament. The Indians, 16-5, earned that honor on Thursday when they defeated BOLD 3-2 at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato for the Section 2A title. “This is huge for the ...

New Ulm athletes honored by Big South Conference

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm softball and New Ulm boys’ tennis teams were honored this week by the Big South Conference. For softball, junior Ashlyn Donner, senior Kaila Brudelie, junior Joey Batt and sophomore Noelle Forstner were named to the Big South All-Conference team, while seniors Mariah ...

J.J. Svac wins New Ulm Invitational title

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NEW ULM — J.J. Svac had built himself a pretty good lead after 27 holes on Sunday at the New Ulm Invitational. Svac had a score of 106 after the initial round of 27 holes and finished the 36-hole event with a 143 in the Championship Flight, three strokes better than last year’s champion ...

NU boys send 2 to state

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NEW ULM — New Ulm just missed out on going to the Class AA boys’ golf meet as a team this year, but Glavine Schugel and Aiden Guggisberg are headed back to state for the Eagles. And both figure to have a shot of doing well. Schugel, a sophomore, tied for 18th as a freshman last year, ...

Tigers return to state

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield girls’ golf coach Dillon Schultz knew he had quite a challenge heading into this year after his team had to replace several key member’s off of last year’s Class A third-place team, including individual champion Callie Wersal. But the pieces slowly fell ...

Area teams seeded for state baseball

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Three area teams that qualified for the state baseball tournament beginning on Thursday have been seeded and now know who they will play. New Ulm, the champions of Section 2AAA, will open the tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Eagles (20-3) will play unseeded South St. Paul (14-9) at 5:30 p.m. ...

Rain washes away first day of NU Invitational

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NEW ULM — Rain washed away the first day of the New Ulm Invitational on Saturday. It’s the first time the event had a day canceled because of rain since 2014 when rain stopped the first day of action. The tournament is scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. All flights, with the exception of ...

Mathiowetz takes 2nd title

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ST. PAUL — Two days of work, two first-place medals to bring home. New Ulm’s Ben Mathiowetz took home a second state title after Saturday in the Class AA wheelchair discus, a day after winning the title in the wheelchair shot put with a personal best. It wasn’t a personal best for ...

Mathiowetz brings home the title for New Ulm

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ST. PAUL — The throws just kept getting better and better for New Ulm’s Ben Mathiowetz on Friday morning in the Class AA state wheelchair shot put finals. That constant improvement not only led Mathiowetz to a personal-best performance but also won him a state championship at Hamline ...

Cathedral finishes 4th in Class A

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NORTH MANKATO — Despite New Ulm Cathedral’s 4-1 loss in the Class A third-place game to Randolph at Caswell Park, Cathedral co-coach Bob Mertz couldn’t help but be happy. The Greyhounds finished the year with a record of 20-4 despite having a young team. The Greyhounds weren’t ...

The Field

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Championship Flight Golfer, Hdcp. Home Club Eric Anderson, 0.4 Red Wood John Enter, 4.5 Old Mill, Utah Aiden Guggisberg, 5.7 NUCC Ty Hirth, 3 NUCC Colin Huffman, 1.8 NUCC John Jenniges, 8 Red Wood Jay Kautt, 1.1 Highland Ethan Krause, -1.1 MSU Mankato Shane Kvidera, ...

2017 Invitational Flight Results

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Championship Flight: A. Peter 184, (wins in playoff); E. Kraus 184, G. Schugel 186, J. Wieland 186, S. Paa 187,J. Larson 191, B. Patterson 194, C. Huffman 194, N. Weisenburger 194, T. Wirtz 195, D. Anderson 195. Presidents Flight: K. Schmitz 153, J. Fromm 157, J. Henning 164, B. Mathiowetz ...