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West rallies to eliminate New Ulm

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NORTH MANKATO — Despite New Ulm striking early and often against Mankato West for five runs, the Scarlets found a way to claw back and pick up an 8-5 win in the Section 2AAA softball finals at Caswell Park on Thursday. The win brings the Scarlets (23-1) back to the state tournament for ...

Greyhounds advance to state

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NORTH MANKATO — The New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds again punched their ticket to the Class A State softball tournament with 2-0 win to earn the Section 2A Championship. The Greyhounds defeated the Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey Wolverines in a defensive battle to advance to the state ...

No. 1 BOLD sends Cathedral to the elimanation bracket

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HECTOR — No. 1 BOLD defeated New Ulm Cathedral 2-1 in eight innings in the Section 2A baseball playoffs on Thursday. Aaron Portner took the loss for the Greyhounds. He went 7 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits and three walks. He struck out four in the losing effort. Portner also had a ...

Stark defeats Springfield in TEL

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STARK — Stark defeated Springfield 5-1 in Tomahawk East League amateur baseball action on Wednesday. Nick Labat was 2 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI for Stark and Joey Wahl was 2 for 4. Carter Erickson was 3 for 4 with a run scored for Springfield. Jon Kopacek was the winning ...

Brewers rough up Essig in TEL action

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New Ulm 11, Essig 6 ESSIG — The New Ulm Brewers defeated the Essig Bluejays 11-6 on Thursday in amatuer baseball action. The winning pitcher was New Ulm’s Adam Slander, who allowed six hits, four runs and four walks. Jory Dove took the loss for the Blujays with two strikeouts. He gave up ...

Sleepy Eye falls to BLHS in Section 2A playoffs

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BLHS 9, Sleepy Eye 2 HECTOR — Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart defeated Sleepy Eye 9-2 on Thursday in a Section 2A playoff baseball game. The winning pitcher was Dylan Maiers, who pitched the whole game with 10 strikeouts and allowing four hits, two runs and two walks. Matthew Sellner took ...

Schaefer, New Ulm bats shut down Waseca in 2AAA

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NEW ULM — Coming into their Section 2AAA elimination baseball game against Waseca Wednesday afternoon at Johnson Park, New Ulm senior first baseman Nolan Drill said that the Eagles wanted to get their bats going after a 6-2 loss to Marshall on Saturday in the first round of the tournament ...

Kalis, Owens, Mathiowetz qualify for state meet

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ST. PETER — The New Ulm boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in Day 1 of the Region 2AA Section Meet on Wednesday at Gustavus Adolphus College, with three athletes qualifying for state already. Heading to state for New Ulm so far this year will be Paige Kalis, Olivia Owens ...

Palmer, Busch enter 2019 GFW Hall of Fame

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FAIRFAX –– A pair of Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) athletes who set many records during their high school careers and continue in leadership positions in their work careers, were inducted into the GFW Hall of Fame at the GFW Letterman's Banquet Wednesday. Chris Palmer, who competed at the ...

Eagles send 4 golfers to Class AA state meet

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BUFFALO LAKE — New Ulm’s Glavine Schugel took home his third straight Section 3AA championship on Tuesday at Oakdale Golf Club, finishing with a 144 overall after two days and earning him a third consecutive trip to the state tournament as a result. The junior finished four strokes ...

Eagles avenge loss to Falcons

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NORTH MANKATO — Prior to Tuesday’s game against Faribault, the New Ulm softball team knew that it was considered the underdog against Faribault, the No. 2 seed in the Section 2AAA playoffs. But the Eagles, who lost to Faribault 1-0 last Thursday, didn’t seem to care what others ...

Greyhounds advance in 2A

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NEW ULM — With the game-tying run on second base with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, New Ulm Cathedral’s Mark Schommer dug deep and recorded his 12th strikeout of the game as the Greyhounds hung on for a 3-2 win over Martin Luther-Granada/Huntley-Truman Tuesday afternoon in a ...

Cathedral, MVL advances in 2A girls’ golf meet

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New Ulm Cathedral and Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ advance to Section 2A finals NORTH MANKATO — The New Ulm Cathedral and Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ teams finished second and third, respectively, at North Links on Tuesday, earning both teams a trip to the Section 2A finals on ...

MLA/C eliminates St. Mary’s

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NORTH MANKATO — No. 4 Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey upset No. 2 seeded Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 12-9 on Tuesday in the Section 2A softball Tournament. MLA/C will now face top-seeded New Ulm Cathedral on Thursday for the right to go to the Class A state tournament and the Wolverines need to ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • May 19-25, 2019

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Lauryn Franta SR. New Ulm Cathedral Daughter of Steve and Kyla Franta • Franta was the hero in Saturday’s Section 2A playoff game against Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s when she delivered a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Greyhounds an 8-6 ...

Kaufmann returns to New Ulm for coaching job

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NEW ULM — For Eric Kaufmann, being hired as the new head football coach at New Ulm High School was an opportunity to come home again. Kaufmann taught and coached at New Ulm Cathedral from 1999-2005, where he was an assistant coach to Denny Lux in football and an assistant head baseball ...

Amateur Roundup: Springfield defeats Courtland in TEL

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COURTLAND — Springfield defeated Courtland 10-0 in Tomahawk East League amateur baseball action on Sunday. Shawn Anderson earned the win for the Tigers. He went five innings and struck out eight. He allowed just two hits. Keith Besemer took the loss for the Cubs. He allowed eight runs on ...

Dennis ready to take over at New Ulm

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NEW ULM — New Ulm boys' basketball coach Matt Dennis has plenty of experience coaching basketball. “I have coached all levels of basketball, boys and girls,” Dennis said. “I was the head boys’ basketball coach in L’Anse, Michigan for three years and two years for the girls.” ...

Franta’s walk-off homer leads Greyhounds by Knights in 2A

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By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NORTH MANKATO — Lauryn Franta’s home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning helped New Ulm Cathedral defeat Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 8-6 on Saturday in the Section 2A softball tournament on Saturday. The Greyhounds will play again at 5 ...