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Nelson sisters to compete at different schools next year

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NEW ULM — As sisters, Abby and Emma Nelson grew up competing with each other as teammates and friends. But beginning next school year, things will be a little bit different. Emma and Abby both are seniors at Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Emma will attend Martin Luther College next fall to ...

Hauger commits with Gustavus

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SPRINGFIELD — In the end, Springfield senior Sydney Hauger had to make a choice between track and field or basketball. She chose the latter. Hauger, the all-time leading scorer in Springfield’s girls’ basketball program history, will play her college ball at Division III school ...

A look back at the Bullheads’ dominance

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Story and information courtesy of Myron Fluegge In 2005, the Hanska Bullheads organized a team of 35 and over local baseball players, under the guidance of Todd Olson, Bruce Jacobs, and Dan Erdman, with Landis Froehling making the Hanska field arrangements. The team became part of the ...

Mason Cox set to play multiple sports at MLC

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NEW ULM — After weighing his options for college and continuing his athletic career, Minnesota Valley Lutheran senior Mason Cox decided that he was just going to stay home. He lives a few blocks away from the campus so the decision was pretty easy in the end. Cox will play both baseball ...

Nicollet’s Riley Hulke commits to UW-River Falls

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NICOLLET — In a sense, Nicollet senior Riley Hulke had to go through the recruiting process all over again after the first choice didn’t work out. Hulke had agreed to attend Bethany Lutheran College, a Division III school in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. But after Bethany head ...

Steel trade all of their draft picks in recent NA3HL draft

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NEW ULM — When the North American Tier 3 Hockey League held their draft last week, the New Ulm Steel did something that no other team in the NA3HL did. They did not draft a player. “We traded all of our draft picks for players who have signed tenders and they agree that if they play ...

MSHSL pulls the plug on all spring high school sports

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BROOKLYN CENTER — The Minnesota State High School League pulled the plug on all spring high school sports after the decision was made by Governor Tim Walz to close all schools for the remainder of the year. The decision was made on Thursday afternoon. In a press release issued via ...

Kettner learns a lot from redshirt season at USF

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NEW ULM — Even though he didn’t get a chance to play a single minute this past season, University of Sioux Falls freshman and Minnesota Valley Lutheran graduate Jake Kettner had an important year developmental wise for the men’s basketball team. Kettner redshirted this past season for ...

COVID-19 strikes local umpires hard

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NEW ULM — Over a month ago, Terry Helget was getting ready for another season of Division I baseball umpiring before season came to a halt. Helget, who umpires games in the Big Ten, Summit League, Horizon Conference and Missouri Valley Conference, saw his season end just six games into ...

State amateur baseball tournament still up in air

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NEW ULM — On Saturday, the Minnesota Baseball Association (MBA) held a closed meeting regarding the delay of amateur baseball in Minnesota due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are still on shutdown — still on lockdown – waiting for the governor to open baseball up in the state of ...

New Ulm Country Club to re-open on Saturday

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NEW ULM — After weeks of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Ulm Country Club will open Saturday for normal golf activity. Governor Tim Walz announced on Friday that expanded outdoor recreation for the State of Minnesota. This includes the re-opening of golf courses along ...

Flashback to 2000-09: A decade of dominance for Knights

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s baseball coach Bruce Woitas has been one of the most successful coaches in the state of Minnesota. The coach has a career record of 490-227 in 30 seasons and he has four state titles in that run. One of the most impressive stretches in Class A baseball ...

#BeTheLight movement hits New Ulm

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NEW ULM — While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over all aspects of life as we know it, towns all over the state of Minnesota are trying to bring back a sense of community and show support to the student-athletes who are unable to compete during the pandemic.­­ Schools in the area took ...

Flashback to 2005-06: Tigers, Dunn celebrate multiple titles

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SPRINGFIELD — It’s been a little while since the 2005-06 football and softball seasons when Springfield coach Paul Dunn helped lead two different teams to a state title in the same academic calendar year. But to this day, you still can’t get him to stop smiling when he looks back at ...

Flashback to 2005: Cathedral rules spring sports

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NEW ULM — Winning a state championship is always the ultimate goal for every high school team and athlete. It’s rare that a Class A school gets to multiple state tournaments in the same school year, let alone win them. However, within one week of each other in 2005, New Ulm Cathedral ...

Progress continues at Johnson Park

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Staff photo by Steve Muscatello A large metal silhouette of a baseball player was installed above the entrance of Johnson Park on Tuesday by the crew from Saw Works Construction as part of the ongoing remodeling work to the park.

On hold: Marz hoping to resume NFL activities soon

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After he signed a futures with the Carolina Panthers in late December, Springfield High School graduate Tyler Marz was looking forward to a new beginning with a new coaching staff. He was ready to prove himself and prove that he belonged in the NFL. But the COVID-19 pandemic put the entire ...

Area baseball players trying to find ways to stay active

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With the spring sports season on hold due to the COVID-19 virus, area high school baseball players are forced to find different ways to practice and get their workouts in. Usually at this time, the spring season is still on hold due to the weather. Snow and rain has pushed back many games ...

With baseball on hold, Milbrath heads home

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Jordan Milbrath got the news he didn’t want to hear on Tuesday. Milbrath, a 2010 Springfield High School graduate and a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, was battling for a roster spot this spring before the COVID-19 outbreak suspended baseball operations. On Tuesday, ...

A star is born: Glover’s move impacts Madelia basketball

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MADELIA — Like all high school athletes right now, Ja’Sean Glover has been having a hard time with not being able to get in uniform and compete with his teammates. At this time, the Madelia sophomore should be getting ready for the baseball season. But it’s basketball that has made ...