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Willmar skates past New Ulm Steel

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NEW ULM — Willmar scored a pair of first-period goals on Friday night as the WarHawks won 4-1 in the NA3HL season-opener at New Ulm Civic Center. Willmar outshot New Ulm 20-14 for the game. New Ulm’s Nick Wieben opened the scoring at the 2:42 mark when he scored a short-handed goal ...

Springfield boys, girls win C-C meet

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SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield/Cedar Mountain boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams swept a Tomahawk Conference meet on Thursday. On the boys’ side, S/CM took first with a team score of 21. Minnesota Valley Lutheran was second with a 54 and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm ...

Steel open season on Friday

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel open their 2020-21 season this Friday and Saturday at the New Ulm Ciivic Center when they host Willmar and Alexandria respectively for 7:10 p.m. games at the New Ulm Civic Center. Tickets for both games (which will be limited to 250 fans per game) can be only ...

New Ulm edges Worthington

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NEW ULM — New Ulm edged Worthington 4-3 on Tuesday in Big South Crossover girls’ tennis action. Lydia King defeated Brooke Nordseth 6-0, 6-4 at No. 4 singles in what was a big match for the Eagles. King was pleased with her results on the afternoon. “Yeah. I felt that I played ...

Athlete of the Week

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Athlete of the Week Joshua Hagen • SM/SE/NUC Cross-country • Hagen, a senior, took first place on the boys’ side at Friday’s cross-country meet at Eagles Park in Sleepy Eye. The Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm Cathedral runner won the event in 18:48, holding off teammate ...

Fischer, Hagen take first at Sleepy Eye meet

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SLEEPY EYE — Despite warmer weather and some rough terrain at times, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm Cathedral cross-country runner Clare Fischer didn’t seem to have any problems running away from the rest of the field. Fischer, a junior from New Ulm Cathedral, overcame the ...

Steel preparing for their first game

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NEW ULM — Thirty-four hockey players from eight states reported to the New Ulm Steel training camp that began Tuesday at the New Ulm Civic Center. Fifteen of the players are returning Steel players from last year’s squad. Steel head coach Zach Stepan, who is beginning his second ...

Area high schools forced to deal with not having fans

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NEW ULM — This fall, high school volleyball in Minnesota — because of being played inside — will have their matches in front of essential workers, teammates and coaches only. No fans. Boys’ and girls’ high school basketball and wrestling may also face similar quiet gyms this ...

Springfield boys, girls win C-C meet

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield hosted a cross-country meet on Monday and the Springfield boys won the event with a team score of 30. Madelia-Truman was second with a 48 and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm Cathedral was third with a 49. On the girls’ side, Springfield won with a ...

Eagle boys edge Mankato Loyola

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NEW ULM — New Ulm won its third straight match as the Eagles edged Mankato Loyola 3-2 on Tuesday in a Big South Boys’ Soccer game at New Ulm High School. Christian Edwards scored two goals to lead the Eagles offensively. The Eagles scored first when Edwards scored a goal with 35:47 ...

New Ulm girls defeat Mankato Loyola 6-0

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MANKATO — The New Ulm girls’ soccer team blanked Mankato Loyola 6-0 on Tuesday in a Big South Conference girls’ soccer game. Livia Reinarts scored New Ulm’s first goal of the game on an assist from Paige Kalis and she scored again on an assist from Sydney Owens. Anne Howard scored New ...

TNL champs

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Submitted photo Luke Hunter and Jon Hunstad are the 2020 Tuesday Night League Champions at the New Ulm Country Club. They are the first back-to-back champions in TNL history.

Area ADs, coaches excited for fall season

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NEW ULM — “I am excited and I do not know what football coach would not be,” said New Ulm High School head football coach Erik Kaufmann upon hearing that the Minnesota State High School League approved fall sports seasons for both football and volleyball. Football practice can begin on ...

New Ulm tops River Valley 4-3 in tennis

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SLEEPY EYE — The New Ulm Eagles tennis team followed up last week’s home win over River Valley with a 4-3 win in Sleepy Eye on Monday afternoon. The Eagles won three of four singles matches, and Emily Guggisberg and Maddi O’Connor won in 1st doubles to clinch the meet. In singles, New ...

Eagles dominate Loyola with 5-1 win

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NEW ULM — New Ulm returned to the win column with a 5-1 win over Mankato Loyola on Friday in a Big South Conference girls soccer match. The Eagles kept the pressure on Loyola, not allowing them to even get a shot on goal early in the first half. Paige Kalis scored New Ulm’s first goal ...

Springfield/CM wins MVL Cross Country meets

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NEW ULM — Springfield/Cedar Mountain took first place in the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Invitational Cross Country meet on Thursday at MVL. In the girl's race, Grace Moeller of LCWM/Nicollet took first place with at time of 19:55, but SCM's Lilly McCone (20:13), Emmie McCone (21:47) and ...

Eagles earn first victory of season with 5-2 win over River Valley

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NEW ULM — New Ulm earned its first win of the season with a 5-2 victory over River Valley on Friday in a Big South girls’ tennis match. “It was a great match and it was super-competitive,” Eagle head coach Pete Engeldinger said. Makiah Otto won at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-1 over River ...

MSHSL seeking input on restoring football, volleyball

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NEW ULM — High school fall football and volleyball may yet be a possibility in Minnesota this year. On Wednesday the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) sent out surveys to all high schools to get their opinion on their feelings and concerns about possibly restarting both seasons in ...

Area high schools hit with COVID fees from MSHSL

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NEW ULM — School districts all over Minnesota are being hit with what is called the “COVID Installment” by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). The MSHSL anticipates a budget deficit because of the cancellation of state tournaments and the loss of revenue and has assessed ...

Feder, Elder take first at C-C meet

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WINTHROP — Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop’s Grace Feder took first in 21:36 at a girls’ cross-country meet on Monday. GFW’s Beth Feder was second in 23:53 and Naomi Anderson was Minnesota Valley Lutheran was led by Naomi Anderson, who took ninth in 26:43. On the boys’ side, GFW’s Max ...