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Jon Zinniel commits to SMSU

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NEW ULM — While the 2019-20 season ended with a lot of ‘what ifs’ for New Ulm Cathedral senior Jon Zinniel and his teammates, Zinniel managed to make a big decision regarding his future recently. Zinniel, a first-team All-Journal boys’ basketball player and All-Tomahawk Conference ...

Dunwa Omot picks SMSU

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NEW ULM — With the rest the school year in jeopardy and his senior year all but over, Minnesota Valley Lutheran made an important decision regarding the next four years of his life when he decided to continue his basketball career at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. ...

Fink survives ups and downs at Division II level

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SPRINGFIELD — In his freshman year of basketball at Augustana University, Isaac Fink shrugged off a cold start to the season and regained confidence the rest of the way as he entered the starting lineup. The all-time leading scorer at Springfield High School finished his freshman season ...

Ranweiler, Altermatt reflect on shortened season at MSU

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MANKATO — New Ulm High School grad Hunter Ranweiler didn’t expect to have his first official season playing college baseball shortened to 12 games due to a global pandemic. Needless to say, no high school or college athletes expected this kind of spring. Ranweiler, a redshirt ...

Omot’s all-around game shines for Chargers

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NEW ULM — Prior to his senior season, Minnesota Valley Lutheran senior Dunwa Omot realized that he wanted to take on more of a leadership role after his teammate Jake Kettner graduated last spring. So Omot, who was already one of the most complete players in the area, stepped up his game ...

Omot, Scheffler, Zinniel lead All-Journal teams

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First Team Dunwa Omot, MVL, Sr., G Omot ended his senior year at MVL as the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year. The two-time unanimous All-Conference player averaged 21.3 points, 4 rebounds, 3.9 steals and 3.6 assists per game this season. Omot also shot 56% from the floor and 44% ...

Local radio station honors top area athletes from winter season

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NEW ULM — KNUJ honored its Players of The Year on Tuesday night. The Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year was Madison Mathiowetz from Sleepy Eye St Mary’s. The sophomore scored a school-record 817 points this past season and led the Knights to the Section 2A championship game. The ...

Mathiowetz shines in her sophomore year

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SLEEPY EYE — With a knack for scoring, rebounding, defending and just about everything else a basketball player needs to do on the court, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s sophomore Madison Mathiowetz has worked her way up to becoming one of the area’s best all-around players. The standout guard ...

Mathiowetz, Hauger lead All-Journal squads

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First Team Madison Mathiowetz, St. Mary’s, So., G Mathiowetz capped off a solid all-around sophomore campaign averaging 29.2 points per game. 10.6 rebounds per game, 3.9 assists per game and 3.8 steals per game. She was was also named the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year this year ...

Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Jam the Gym Event cancelled for 2020

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WABASSO — The Tim Orth Foundation Jam the Gym event scheduled for April 3, 2020 at Wabasso High School has been canceled as have all TOMF events, due to the state guidelines implemented by Governor Walz. Traditionally, the Annual Tim Orth Foundation All Jamboree Basketball Game consisted of ...

CO-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • March 8-14

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Decker Scheffler, Sr., Springfield Chris Knowles, Sr., New Ulm Cathedral • Both athletes helped lead their teams to a Section 2A boys’ basketball semifinal win on March 9 at Gustavus Adolphus College. The two teams were then scheduled to battle each other for a trip to the state ...

Big South Conference honors 4 New Ulm basketball players

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NEW ULM — The Big South Conference released its All-Conference basketball teams on Monday, with four New Ulm High School athletes earning honors. The girls’ East Division team saw New Ulm senior Hannah Osborne and sophomore Kirsten Dennis named to the team, while senior Olivia Wick was ...

MSHSL cancels the rest of the basketball tournaments

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Friday morning’s news from the Minnesota State High School League hit the two remaining boys’ basketball teams left in the area pretty hard. The MSHSL announced on Friday that the remainder of the seasons for both girls’ and boys’ basketball have been canceled. The announcement came ...

MSHSL makes announcement regarding spring sports season

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BROOKLYN CENTER — The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) announced on Friday that due to the COVID-19 virus, all spring sports and activities will be limited until April 6. Participation in spring sports and activities is limited to practice and tryouts only until April 6, while ...

MVL’s Omot named Player of the Year by Tomahawk Conference

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The Tomahawk All-Conference Boys’ Basketball Team was released on Friday, with Minnesota Valley Lutheran senior guard Dunwa Omot being named the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year. The unanimous conference selection was joined on the team by MVL teammates Mason Cox and Jace Marotz, ...

New Ulm Club banquet canceled

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NEW ULM –– On the heels of several other cancellations in the area, the New Ulm Club’s athletic banquet scheduled for April 6 has been canceled. This decision comes from Martin Luther College. MLC recently extended its spring break until March 22 and postponed all athletic events ...

MSHSL restricts attendance for section, state tournament games

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Because of the COVID-19 situation nationwide, The Minnesota State High School League announced on Thursday afternoon that attendance will be restricted for the remaining winter sports tournament, both for section tournament games (boys’ basketball) and state tournament games (girls’ ...

MLC to suspend spring sports until April

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NEW ULM — Martin Luther College announced on Thursday that its spring sports season will be affected by the COVID-19 virus. All MLC-sponsored events, large and small, between today and April 13, either on or off our campus will be cancelled. This includes athletic events, music events and ...

NA3HL suspends playoffs

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NEW ULM –– The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) announced on Thursday that, effective immediately, it would pause all scheduled 2019-2020 NA3HL Fraser Cup Playoff games until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus and outbreak. As a result of the first-round playoff pause, ...

Steele and Morton share Co-Wrestlers of the Year

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ARLINGTON — No matter what injuries and obstacles Sibley East sophomore Drayden Morton and junior Derek Steele faced entering this past high school wrestling season, there was nothing going to stop the duo from getting back to the state tournament and ending their time there as Class A ...