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Longtime Nicollet coach Murphy steps away

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NICOLLET — After 31 years of coaching varsity football, Nicollet head coach Tom Murphy has decided to walk away after he completed the 2020 season. The longtime coach finished with a career record of 172-103 and his head coaching career was sidelined briefly in 2015 so he could watch his ...

Joe Kemp steps down as Wabasso’s football coach

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WABASSO — One of the more successful football coaches in southwest Minnesota has decided to step down after leading his team to the section championship this past season. Kemp coached the Rabbits for 15 years and had a career mark of 123-59. He won five section championships, including ...

Athlete of the Week

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Dominic Henrichs • Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop • Henrichs had a big week for the Thunderbirds as he led them to their second straight Section 2A football title. Henrichs scored five rushing touchdowns and had 201 yards rushing in a 62-12 victory over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on ...

GFW captures second straight Section 2A title

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WINTHROP— Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop is the Section 2A champion with a 40-21 win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Friday. It was the second year in a row the Thunderbirds won the 2A title. The Chargers scored on their first possession of the contest when Luke Thompson threw an 18-yard ...

St. Mary’s to have Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday

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SLEEPY EYE — Five individuals are being inducted into Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Catholic School Hall of Fame. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, they will receive their awards at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, instead of the banquet as previously planned. All inductees are invited back ...

Marshall sweeps New Ulm for conference championship

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MARSHALL - While there was no section or state tournament this year, the Marshall and New Ulm volleyball teams still had some hardware to play for in their final match of the season on Friday. The Tigers and Eagles battled for the Big South Conference championship, with Marshall coming away ...

Springfield rolls to big win over RTR

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield finished the 2020 season with a 44-7 win in the third place game of the Section 3A football tournament on Friday night. Springfield quarterback Brendan Buerkle threw for five touchdowns and 208 yards as the Tigers finished the season 6-2. Kadin Johnson rushed for ...

Heiderscheidt to bring his game to SMSU

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye High School senior Kegan Heiderscheidt had his list of potential schools for academics and college basketball narrowed down to three choices. All along, though, there was only one school he truly wanted to go to. Heiderscheidt decided to play college basketball at ...

Remembering Jesse Roiger

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Staff photo by Jeremy Behnke The scoreboard at Johnson Park was briefly turned on to remember Jesse Roiger, a longtime scoreboard operator at Johnson and Mueller Park in New Ulm. Roiger died last week at the age of 66.

High school sports put on hold once again

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced new COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday and organized youth and high school sports will be put on hold for four weeks. The last date for fall competition is Friday, Nov. 20. All area volleyball games that were scheduled for Thursday and Friday will go on as ...

St. Mary’s sweeps MVL, GFW sweeps Sleepy Eye

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s swept Minnesota Valley Lutheran 25-21, 25-14, 25-18 on Thursday in Tomahawk Conference volleyball action. The first set was played evenly by both squads. MVL’s middle hitters played aggressively and they made some solid hits. St. Mary’s made a ...

Thompson shines as Chargers win big

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NEW ULM — Luke Thompson threw for four touchdown passes and ran for another as Minnesota Valley Lutheran blasted Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons 45-8 Tuesday night in a Section 2A football game. Thompson threw for scoring strikes of 5, 76, 71 and and 6 yards and ran one in from 1 yard ...

Mankato East runs wild over New Ulm

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MANKATO — Mankato East needed just three plays to score in Tuesday’s Section 2AAAA contest at Mankato East. And the Cougars kept going and going, putting up 58 points in a 58-0 victory over New Ulm on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs. The loss ends New Ulm’s season at ...

Cathedral knocks out Cleveland in 2A

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Prep football New Ulm Cathedral 28, Cleveland 6 CLEVELAND — New Ulm Cathedral defeated Cleveland on Tuesday in a Section 2A football playoff game. Cathedral’s Noah Wilmes had 10 carries for 51yards and one touchdown. Levi Jakes had 14 carries for 88 yards and Sam Knowles had eight ...

Cathedral makes quick work of Cedar Mountain

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral swept Cedar Mountain 25-14, 25-14, 25-22 on Monday in a Tomahawk Conference volleyball match. The two teams played relatively even throughout the first set. The Greyhounds took the lead 11-10 on a block at the net. A few players later a Cathedral player ...

Tigers blank Indians in 3 sets

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Springfield 3, Sleepy Eye 0 SLEEPY EYE — Springfield swept Sleepy Eye 25-18, 25-13, 25-18 on Monday in a Tomahawk Conference volleyball match. McKenna Strong led Sleepy Eye with 10 kills, 11 digs and two aces. Emma Schieffert finished with four kills and 10 digs and Brooke Arneson had ...

New Ulm tops BEA in 3 sets

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NEW ULM — New Ulm swept Blue Earth Area 25-19, 25-19, 25-9 on Tuesday in a Big South Conference volleyball match. The first set was a tight one. The score was tied eight times and there were several lead changes before the Eagles pulled away to win the set. New Ulm shut out BEA 6-0 by ...

Steel prepare for 3 road games

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NEW ULM — On Friday night, the New Ulm Steel played what head coach Zach Stepan felt was their best overall contest as they defeated West Division-leading North Iowa 4-2 at the New Ulm Civic Center. It was the Steel’s (2-7-1) first home win of the season and first home win since February ...

Athlete of the Week

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Carter Sexton • Minnesota Valley Lutheran • Sexton had a big night for the Chargers as he helped lead them to a 40-0 victory over Sleepy Eye at Johnson Field on Thursday. Sexton finished the night with 69 yards rushing on nine carries and two rushing touchdowns. He also had an ...

Roiger’s passion for baseball will be missed

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NEW ULM — Jess Roiger’s baseball resume in New Ulm will not have any on-field memories that will pop up for the average baseball fan. He will never be remembered for being mobbed by teammates after a game-winning hit or after a game-ending strikeout. He will not be remembered for ...