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Madi Heiderscheidt named Tomahawk Girls’ Player of the Year

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Class A state runner-up Sleepy Eye had four players honored by the Tomahawk Conference in girls’ basketball. Madi Heiderscheidt was named the Player of the Year and her teammate Brianna Polesky was also named to the all-conference team. Sarah Ibarra and Mya Ibberson were named honorable ...

Column: Area coaches talk about the shot clock

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Of six local high school basketball coaches polled — two of them girls’ head coaches — only one favored a shot clock. Head boys’ basketball coaches Steve Foley of New Ulm High School, Alan Woitas of New Ulm Cathedral, Craig Morgan of Minnesota Valley Lutheran, and Lance Larson of ...

Steel blanks Blizzard to win series

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SLEEPY EYE — Zach Heiser scored two goals and Steel goalie Ryan Kenny stopped all 39 Alexandria shots as New Ulm downed the Blizzard 5-0 Sunday afternoon in Sleepy Eye to win the best-of-3 series play-off series 2 games to 1. Luc Kreuser, Oliver Hoeschen and Jimmy Miller scored the other ...

Sleepy Eye falls to Lyle/Pacelli in finals

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Sleepy Eye girls’ basketball team saw a historic season come to a close on Saturday after falling to Lyle/Pacelli 57-33 in the Class A state title game at Target Center. The Indians (28-5), unseeded in the state tournament, took down two of the top three seeds in ...

Steel pick up big win Saturday

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ALEXANDRIA –– The New Ulm Steel picked up a big 4-1 win over the Alexandria Blizzard on Saturday in NA3HL West Division semfinals action. The win tied the series up at 1-1 and with the win, the Steel will play Alexandria at 5 p.m. on Sunday in a third and final deciding playoff game in ...

Sweet redemption for Sleepy Eye

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MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time in program history, the Sleepy Eye girls are heading to a state championship game. With a 63-48 win over No. 2-seeded Mountain Iron-Buhl (29-3) in a Class A semifinals matchup at Target Center on Friday, unseeded Sleepy Eye (28-4) moves on to meet No. ...

Tigers shocked at buzzer

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MANKATO — Mayer Lutheran’s Cole Hagen wasn’t the guy likely to take a game-winning shot in the Section 2A title game at Minnesota State University on Friday. But when the ball ended up in his hands with less than 2 seconds left, Hagen’s desperation shot went in and sent Mayer ...

Alexandria skates by New Ulm in Game 1

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SLEEPY EYE — Alexandria scored four goals in the second period and defeated New Ulm 5-2 in NA3HL junior hockey playoff action at Sleepy Eye on Friday night. The Blizzard lead the best-of-3 series 1-0 and have a chance to close out the series on Saturday in Alexandria. Brenden Payne scored ...

3 Eagles honored

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New Ulm’s Joey Batt and Hannah Osborne were named to the Big South All-Conference girls’ basketball team and Iyanna Wieland was named honorable mention.

Indians advancing to Target Center

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MINNEAPOLIS — Sleepy Eye moved one step closer to its goal of a championship on Thursday after defeating Ada-Borup/Norman County West in a 53-51 State Girls’ Basketball Class A Quarterfinals thriller at Williams Arena. With an and-one by McKenzie Cselovszki, the Indians (27-4) took a ...

All-Journal Wrestling: Morton goes out as a champion

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ARLINGTON — For Dayne Morton, losing never sits well with him. It drove him to improve, pushed him to excel and led him to a state championship at 120 pounds this year. Morton’s hard work, dedication and spectacular showing at state makes him the 2017-2018 All-Journal Wrestler of the ...

Sibley East finishes with 6 on All-Journal wrestling team

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All-Journal Wrestling Team 2018 106: Drayden Morton, eighth grade, Sibley East The eighth-grader finished his season with a 35-10 record and a trip to state at Class A, where he was eliminated by Ethan Arett (Westfield Razorbacks) in the second round of the consolation bracket. Arett went ...

Indians make return trip to state

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye takes a trip back to the Class A State Girls’ Basketball Tournament this week in Minneapolis for the first time since the 2015-2016 season. Sleepy Eye fans are ready, the players are ready and the coaches are ready. Indians coach Ryan Hulke said that since his ...

Kamphoff to be the guest speaker at NU Athletic Banquet

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NEW ULM — Cindra Kamphoff, a speaker, entrepreneur and professor who is a go-to high performance coach for professional athletes, executives, business and championship teams around the nation will be the speaker for the 64th Annual New Ulm Club City Athletic Banquet on Saturday, April 7th at ...

3 to be inducted into New Ulm Bowling Association’s HOF

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NEW ULM — Three bowlers with a combined 110 years of experience in the game will be inducted into the New Ulm Bowling Hall of Fame on Friday evening, March 16th at the New Ulm Country Club. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and awards will be at 7:30 p.m. The 2018 ...

Chargers hoping experience pays off next year

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This past season, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Chargers boys’ basketball team ended with a 17-10 overall mark. And all indications are that next year’s MVL team can be even better next season as they lose just one starter in Matt Stein. “I would hope that our kids get better during ...

Tigers trounce Cyclones 81-62

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ST. PETER –– While St. Clair's size and outside shooting was a cause for concern for Springfield early on, the Tigers showed off the biggest weapon on the court and eventually took control. Tha weapon was Isaac Fink. The junior poured in 31 points as the Tigers will play in the Section ...

Sleepy Eye draws Ada-Borup/NCW in first round

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye girls’ basketball team will open the Class A state tournament on Thursday when the Indians face No. 3 seed Ada-Borup/Norman County West. Sleepy Eye (26-4) meets the Cougars (27-2), champions of Section 6A, at 5 p.m. at Williams Arena. Heritage Christian ...