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Legion Gold preps for state tournament

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NEW ULM — When the summer baseball season began for New Ulm Legion Gold, head coach Chris Peters said that he knew he had a good team coming into the season. He just did not know how good. “We had some good talent coming in with players from all three high schools,” he said. “But ...

Team 13 wins B&L Golf Classic

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NEW ULM — For Team 13 on Monday, teamwork seemed to be the perfect word to best describe the team’s victory at the B&L Golf Classic at New Ulm Country Club. The squad of Terry O’Donnell, Rick Hulke, Terry Steinbach, Jim Schuetzle and Denny Warta took first overall with a team ...

Tigers sweep Searles in TEL playoffs

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Springfield 12, Searles 5 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield advanced to the Region 2C tournament with a sweep of Searles in the Tomahawk East League amateur baseball playoffs on Sunday. Decker Scheffler was 4 for 5 with four runs scored and two RBIs to lead Springfield. Branden Flock was 3 for ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • July 21-27

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Hunter Ranweiler New Ulm Legion Gold • Ranweiler led New Ulm Gold to this week’s American Legion State Tournament after New Ulm Gold went unbeaten in the Sub-State No. 2 playoffs over the weekend. • He had two hits and an inside-the-park home run in Wednesday’s victory and he ...

Junior Legion advances to state tourney

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By Sam Thiel Marshall Independent MARSHALL – With just one game separating themselves from a trip to the state tournament, the New Ulm Gold Junior Legion baseball team knew things weren’t going to come easy in the title match, especially with a hungry Marshall Black opponent looking to ...

Junior Legion Gold tops Marshall, 1 win away from state

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MARSHALL –– After both opening their sub-state tournament quests with convincing victories, the Marshall Black and New Ulm Junior Legion Gold baseball teams looked to keep the momentum rolling in a semifinal matchup on Saturday. Thanks to a big second inning, New Ulm quickly took the lead ...

New Ulm Legion Gold wins 2, moves on to state

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NEW ULM — It took 3 hours, 29 minutes and 11 innings, but for the first time since 2015, New Ulm Gold is the Division 1, Sub-State 2 champion. Mason Cox’s two-out single to right field in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Hunter Ranweiler from second and lifted New Ulm to a 6-5 win ...

Junior Legion Gold stomps Hutchinson in 1st-round playoff action

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MARSHALL –– New Ulm Junior Legion Gold made short work of Hutchinson in their first game of the Division 1, South Outstate Sub-State playoffs, downing Hutchinson 22-3 in five innings. Jr. Gold was led by Cole Ranweiler, who was 3 for 5 with four RBIs and three runs scored, while Tony ...

Sleepy Eye stays alive with shutout win over Fairmont

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NEW ULM — After having their bats cooled down on Thursday against Mankato American in a shutout loss, Sleepy Eye Post 7 rebounded nicely on Friday afternoon, blanking Fairmont 7-0 in Division 1, Sub-State 2 legion baseball playoff action at Mueller Park. The win moves Sleepy Eye to a 1:30 ...

Legion playoffs see more schedule changes

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NEW ULM –– The bracket for the Division 1, Sub-State 2 has been shuffled around a bit again after postponements and recent game results. Despite originally being set to take on Jordan late Saturday, New Ulm Legion Gold will now play Sleepy Eye on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., while Jordan, ...

Gold offense on full display in win over American

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NEW ULM — One thing that people are finding out in the Division 1, Sub-State 2 American Legion Baseball Tournament is that New Ulm Gold can hit the ball. New Ulm pounded out 13 hits and scored 12 runs as it remained unbeaten with a 12-4 pasting of Mankato American Friday night at Mueller ...

New Ulm Gold blanks Jordan

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NEW ULM — Mark Schommer pitched three innings of three-hit ball and Jace Marotz allowed just one hit in four innings as New Ulm Legion blanked Jordan 9-0 in the winner’s bracket of the Sub-State 2 D-I American Legion Baseball Tournament. Marotz was credited with the win. He fanned seven ...

Mankato American drops Sleepy Eye early Thursday

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NEW ULM — After clubbing out 21 hits for 22 runs against Worthington on Wednesday afternoon in Division 1, Sub-State 2 legion baseball playoff action, Sleepy Eye Post 7 struggled to string hits together on Thursday morning against Mankato American and were shut out 3-0 as a result. The ...

Legion games pushed back a day

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NEW ULM — Because of rain, some of Thursday’s Sub-State No. 2 legion playoff games were pushed back to Friday. Sleepy Eye will play Fairmont at 2 p.m. on Friday at Mueller Park and Jordan will resume action with Worthington at 4:30 p.m. at Mueller Park. The Jordan and Worthington will ...

Sleepy Eye offense pounds Worthington

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NEW ULM — With everyone on board, the Sleepy Eye Legion team got to see how potent its offense could be. Sleepy Eye scored six runs in the top of the first and 12 times in the third inning as it crushed Worthington 22-6 in five innings in the first round of the Division 1, Sub-state 2 ...

Legion Gold tops Fairmont

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NEW ULM — It was just another day at the office for New Ulm Legion Gold in their Sub-State 2 American Legion game against Fairmont Wednesday night at Mueller Park. Gold used three, three-run innings and a two-hit pitching performance from righthander Cole Backer as Gold opened with a 10-0 ...

Twins dump Blake Parker amid more changes to struggling pen

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have made more changes to their ravaged bullpen, designating right-hander Blake Parker for assignment. Before their game on Wednesday against the New York Yankees, the AL Central leaders also sent right-hander Kohl Stewart to Triple-A Rochester and ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • July 14-20

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Hunter Ranweiler New Ulm Legion Gold • Ranweiler helped lead New Ulm Legion Gold to a second-place finish last week at the Gopher Classic, the best finish ever for New Ulm. • He went 3 for 4 with a run scored on Sunday in a 6-1 victory over Wausau. • On Monday against Watertown, ...