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Keckeisen signs with Western Tech

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Submitted photo New Ulm High School senior Sam Keckeisen signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his education and baseball career with Western Tech College (Wisconsin).

Area coaches react to mask ruling for high school winter sportd

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NEW ULM — Local high school coaches reacted somewhat positively to the news that masks must be worn by all participants and coaches for practices that are scheduled to begin Jan. 4 and for most all contests that can start Jan. 14. Minnesota Valley Lutheran head boys’ basketball coach ...

Legion baseball coaches needed in 2021

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If interested in coaching legion baseball in New Ulm this coming summer, you are asked to contact Mark Grossmann at 276-1947 or email him at grossmann1947@gmail.com. Grossmann said that having four teams is not out of the question as fall ball last year in New Ulm saw 54 players come out, ...

Tomahawk Conference volleyball team announced

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The Tomahawk Conference announced its All-Conference volleyball team recently. For Sleepy Eye St Mary’s, Madison Mathiowetz and Jaci Domeier were named to All-Conference and Mathiowetz was named Player of They Year. Allie Labat and Trista Ibberson were also named honorable mention for the ...

Mathiowetz shines, helps Knights take home conference title

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SLEEPY EYE — Making plenty of moves around the volleyball court within the past two seasons, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s junior Madison Mathiowetz became one of the Tomahawk Conference’s best hitters in a shortened 2020 campaign. Mathiowetz started last season as a setter but switched to ...

Youth sports set to resume January 4

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NEW ULM — Governor Tim Walz announced on Wednesday that organized youth, high school and adult sports can resume in Minnesota beginning on Jan. 4. This will allow high school teams to start practicing that day, with the earliest competitions for most sports beginning Jan. 14. New Ulm ...

On top of photo: Local BMX rider wins title

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Submitted photo New Ulm’s Cole Frederick competed inthe 2020 USA BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma and ranked NAG 1. He was able to earn enough points to earn the National No. 1 Amateur Boy title for 2020 (meaning he earned the most points of any amateur male in BMX this season). ...

Hauger takes over leadership role at Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD — Playing behind a trio of talented linebackers his sophomore year, Springfield’s Caleb Hauger was able to learn a lot and put that information to use this past season. As a junior, Hauger rose to the challenge of becoming a leader in a long line of talented Springfield ...

Henrichs shines for GFW offense

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WINTHROP — In a football season full of changes, postponements and uncertainty, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop senior Dominic Henrichs stepped up and made the most of every down played. The prep football season was originally pushed back to spring of 2021 in Minnesota after COVID-19 concerns, ...

Kucera steps down at St. Mary’s

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s football coach Brent Kucera said that he and his longtime assistant coach Matt Andres are both stepping down from coaching. Kucera had a career record of 71-38 at St. Mary’s and he led the Knights to three straight state appearances in 11 seasons. ...

Strong named Academic All-State

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye’s Kadon Strong was named to the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Academic All-State team. Strong led the Indians with 20 solo tackles and 38 assists. He also had five sacks and four tackles for a loss.

Wabasso football, Marotzke, rack up Southwest District awards

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The Southwest District released its 2020 All-Subdistrict football teams and awards on Friday, with Wabasso’s Nick Marotzke earning MVP honors in the East Subdistrict. In addition to Marotzke being named the East’s MVP in the Southwest District, he also was named the East’s Offensive ...

MSHSL issues press release on winter sports

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BROOKLYN CENTER — On Thursday the Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors announced in a press release a plan to restart winter activities. If there are no setbacks to the current four-week pause, the league said that practices can restart on Dec. 21 and competitions can ...

Donner ready for the Division 1 challenge

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NEW ULM — In the end, Ashlyn Donner always wanted to play Division I softball, and now, she will get that chance. Donner inked her National Letter of Intent in November to play at Mercer University in Georgia. The 2019 New Ulm High School graduate spent her freshman year at Junior ...

Area football players honored by 9-South District

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For Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s, Carson Domeier, Anthony Helget, Trent Steffensmeier and Caleb Schumacher were named All-District and Spencer Hoffman and Kaleb Wait were honorable mention. Cedar Mountain had Cade Schiller, Jackson Guggisberg and Nick Freitag named to the All-District team while ...

Big South Conference honors 5 NUHS players

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NEW ULM — The Big South Conference honored five New Ulm volleyball players on Monday after the Eagles won the East Division of the conference. Nichole Albrecht (12), Riley Melby (12), Madalyn O’Connor (11), and Natalie Yackley (11) were named all-conference and Laura Bertrang (10) was ...

New Ulm Steel season on pause for two weeks

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Steel Tier III hockey games have been put “on pause” for at least two weeks, said New Ulm Steel owner Steve Black Friday morning. That means that Saturday’s scheduled game at the New Ulm Civic Center against Alexandria as well as the next four home contests will not ...