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Column: MVL/Cathedral rivalry among the area’s best

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One of the best — if not THE best sports rivalry game — in the area are the annual regular season boys’ basketball games between Minnesota Valley Lutheran and New Ulm Cathedral. In their first meeting this season on January 6 at MVL, trying to find a seat for the varsity after 4:30 ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Feb. 2-8

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Sydney Hauger Sr., Springfield, G • Hauger made Springfield girls’ basketball history last Monday when she scored her 2,000th career point in a 64-43 victory against Wabasso. Hauger became the first girls’ basketball player in Springfield history to surpass 2,000 career points. She ...

Nicollet pulls away in 2nd half against CHS

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NEW ULM — Despite New Ulm Cathedral coming back from a 10-0 deficit to lead at halftime, Nicollet/Loyola cleaned things up in the second half and pulled out a 45-35 win in nonconference girls’ basketball action. The Raiders, who won their second consecutive game, were led by Megan ...

Area roundup: Benzel hits game-winner for Madelia

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Boys’ basketball Madelia 69, LC/WM 67, OT LAKE CRYSTAL — Madelia’s Kadin Benzel scored the game-winning shot with eight seconds left in overtime as the Blackhawks defeated Lake Crystal/Wellcome Memorial in a Valley Conference Showcase boys’ basketball game. Ja’Sean Glover led ...

Hutchinson knocks out New Ulm 3-1

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HUTCHINSON — Down 2-1 late in the third period, the New Ulm girls’ hockey team had a golden opportunity to tie the game. With a 5-on-3 advantage, the Eagles looked to change the direction of the Section 2A semifinal game, but Hutchinson killed the penalty and got a late goal with 1:41 ...

Paulsen hits milestone in MLC loss

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Information courtesy of MLC Athletics ST. PAUL — The Martin Luther College men’s basketball team was unable to slow down the high-powered offense of Upper Midwest Athletic Conference-leading Northwestern-St. Paul in a 101-79 defeat on Saturday. Ian Paulsen finished with 18 points, six ...

New Ulm gymnasts take 2nd

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Prep gymnastics New Ulm 2nd at Big South meet WORTHINGTON — The New Ulm gymnastics team placed second at the Big South Conference meet on Saturday. Worthington won the meet, followed by New Ulm, Martin County West/Fairmont, and Jackson County Central. Point totals were not made ...

Steel pick up 12th straight win

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Steel’s winning streak is alive and well at a dozen. Nick Wieben’s one-timer from just inside the blueline with 33 seconds left in the game capped a three-goal third period as the Steel overcame a 4-2 Breezy Point lead to edge the North Stars 5-4 Saturday in a ...

Springfield tops Sleepy Eye, wins 8th in a row

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By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer SLEEPY EYE — Springfield won its eighth game in a row as the Tigers downed Sleepy Eye 65-51 on Friday in a Tomahawk Conference girls’ basketball game. Sydney Hauger led Springfield with 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals. Brooklyn ...

No. 1 BOLD holds off Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield erased a 12-point deficit late in the game and had a chance to send the game into overtime, but BOLD held on for an 82-80 victory over the Tigers on Friday night in a battle of Class A boys’ basketball powers. Tied at 80 with less than 30 seconds left, BOLD’s ...

New Ulm Area goes 2-1 on senior night

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area wrestling team ended Friday going 2-1 in a quadrangular at New Ulm High School, defeating Fulda/Murray County Central 60-18 and Windom/Mountain Lake 39-36 before falling to Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie 45-36. It was also senior night, and the Eagles got three ...

Chargers eke by Greyhounds in 2OT

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NEW ULM — It may well be an “Instant Classic” in the boys’ basketball rivalry between Minnesota Valley Lutheran and New Ulm Cathedral. And it took two overtimes to produce it. With 28 seconds left in the second overtime, Mason Cox scored from the baseline to give MVL a 61-59 lead. ...

Area roundup: Knights down Thunderbirds

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Boys’ basketball St. Mary’s 83, GFW 72 FAIRFAX — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 83-72 on Friday in a Tomhawk Conference boys’ basketball game. For St. Mary’s, Carson Domeier had 26 points, Nick Labat had 16 points and Trent Steffensmeier had 12 ...

Eagle gymnasts top JCC

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm gymnastics team picked up a 137.15-129.175 win over Jackson County Central at the New Ulm Area Gymnastics Academy on Thursday night in a Big South Conference meet. The Eagles, the East Division champions in the conference, remained perfect on the season at 10-0 with ...

Chargers crush Greyhounds

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NEW ULM — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ basketball team held New Ulm Cathedral to 13 first half points before limiting them to only 12 points in the second half as the Chargers raced by the Greyhounds 73-25 Thursday in a Tomahawk Conference game. Emma Nelson and Abby Nelson each ...

Springfield boys rout Sleepy Eye 79-56

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Boys’ basketball Springfield 79, Sleepy Eye 56 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield downed Sleepy Eye 79-56 on Thursday night in Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball action. Decker Scheffler led the Tigers with 22 points, while Mason Leonard had 17 points and Mitchell Buerkle added 15 ...

Madelia/T/ML wrestling team goes 0-3 at MCW on Tuesday

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SHERBURN — Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther went 0-3 at the Valley Conference Duals on Tuesday night at Martin County West High School, falling to Fairmont/Martin County West 72-0, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial 63-6 and Saint Clair/Mankato Loyola 48-12. Jake Lehman got a pin for Madelia/T/ML ...

Storm rumble past Knights

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NEW ULM — Anytime a basketball team allows its opponent to go on a 29-2 run, things don’t usually turn out well for said team in the end. The Martin Luther College men watched Crown College go on a 29-2 run midway through the first half, and it ended up being a difference-maker in the end ...

MLC women hold off Crown

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By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women’s basketball team won its second contest in a row with a 71-57 win over Crown College on Wednesday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action. “I’m proud of our young team sticking together,” MLC head ...

New Ulm blanks Minnesota River 6-0

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NEW ULM — Despite outshooting Minnesota River 42-4 in the first two periods, the New Ulm girls’ hockey team was far from dominating the Bulldogs on the scoreboard with a 2-0 lead after that stretch. However, the Eagles woke up in the third period and scored four goals. New Ulm (19-7) ...