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Eagles avenge loss to Falcons

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NORTH MANKATO — Prior to Tuesday’s game against Faribault, the New Ulm softball team knew that it was considered the underdog against Faribault, the No. 2 seed in the Section 2AAA playoffs. But the Eagles, who lost to Faribault 1-0 last Thursday, didn’t seem to care what others ...

Greyhounds advance in 2A

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NEW ULM — With the game-tying run on second base with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, New Ulm Cathedral’s Mark Schommer dug deep and recorded his 12th strikeout of the game as the Greyhounds hung on for a 3-2 win over Martin Luther-Granada/Huntley-Truman Tuesday afternoon in a ...

Cathedral, MVL advances in 2A girls’ golf meet

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New Ulm Cathedral and Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ advance to Section 2A finals NORTH MANKATO — The New Ulm Cathedral and Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls’ teams finished second and third, respectively, at North Links on Tuesday, earning both teams a trip to the Section 2A finals on ...

MLA/C eliminates St. Mary’s

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NORTH MANKATO — No. 4 Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey upset No. 2 seeded Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 12-9 on Tuesday in the Section 2A softball Tournament. MLA/C will now face top-seeded New Ulm Cathedral on Thursday for the right to go to the Class A state tournament and the Wolverines need to ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • May 19-25, 2019

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Lauryn Franta SR. New Ulm Cathedral Daughter of Steve and Kyla Franta • Franta was the hero in Saturday’s Section 2A playoff game against Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s when she delivered a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Greyhounds an 8-6 ...

Kaufmann returns to New Ulm for coaching job

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NEW ULM — For Eric Kaufmann, being hired as the new head football coach at New Ulm High School was an opportunity to come home again. Kaufmann taught and coached at New Ulm Cathedral from 1999-2005, where he was an assistant coach to Denny Lux in football and an assistant head baseball ...

Amateur Roundup: Springfield defeats Courtland in TEL

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COURTLAND — Springfield defeated Courtland 10-0 in Tomahawk East League amateur baseball action on Sunday. Shawn Anderson earned the win for the Tigers. He went five innings and struck out eight. He allowed just two hits. Keith Besemer took the loss for the Cubs. He allowed eight runs on ...

Dennis ready to take over at New Ulm

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NEW ULM — New Ulm boys' basketball coach Matt Dennis has plenty of experience coaching basketball. “I have coached all levels of basketball, boys and girls,” Dennis said. “I was the head boys’ basketball coach in L’Anse, Michigan for three years and two years for the girls.” ...

Franta’s walk-off homer leads Greyhounds by Knights in 2A

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By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NORTH MANKATO — Lauryn Franta’s home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning helped New Ulm Cathedral defeat Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 8-6 on Saturday in the Section 2A softball tournament on Saturday. The Greyhounds will play again at 5 ...

Windschill’s blast leads Eagles to rematch with Faribault

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NORTH MANKATO — After getting past fifth-seeded Worthington with a 6-2 win to start the day on Saturday, New Ulm had a tougher time getting ahead and staying ahead of fourth-seeded Mankato East at Caswell Park in its second elimination game on Saturday in Section 2AAA softball playoff ...

New Ulm falls to Marshall in 2AAA

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By Sam Thiel Marshall Independent Sports Editor MARSHALL – The Marshall and New Ulm baseball teams looked to start off their postseasons on the right foot during Saturday’s Section 2AAA tournament opener. Thanks to a solid pitching performance from Isaac Schmitt and key two-out ...

Greyhounds rally against Wolverines

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NORTH MANKATO — New Ulm Cathedral freshman catcher Emily Schommer had a chance to be the hero against Mountain Lake Area and she didn’t disappoint. With the score tied 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth, Schommer hit a hard ground ball that was misplayed and rolled into left field, allowing ...

Indians advance in 2A elimination bracket

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Prep softball Sleepy Eye wins twice, advances to meeting with MLA/C Tuesday NORTH MANKATO –– Sleepy Eye downed Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 7-2 before moving on to top Cleveland 12-8 on Saturday at Caswell Park in the elimination bracket of the Section 2A softball ...

New Ulm finds new head coaches for football, boys’ basketball

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By Jim Bastian Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — New Ulm High School Activities Director Troy Guentzel announced Friday that a new head football coach and a new head boys’ basketball coach have been formally hired. Eric Kaufman is the new football coach, replacing Corey Kneeshaw, and ...

Maiers blanks Chargers

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NEW ULM — With a pair of aces on the mound for Thursday’s Section 2A playoff opener, it was a pretty safe assumption that runs were going to be tough to come by. Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart managed to push across a single run in the fourth inning, then watched as Dylan Maiers shut down ...

Franta delivers for Cathedral

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NEW ULM — Lauryn Franta’s two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning helped top-seeded New Ulm Cathedral (17-2) defeat Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 2-0 on Thursday in Section 2A playoff action. It was Cathedral’s 13th consecutive win. Emily Schommer walked and Lily Brennan ...

Knights defeat Raiders

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye St. Mary's Knights earned its first win of the Section 2A playoffs with a 2-0 victory over the Nicollet Raiders in softball action on Thursday. The Raiders fell in the shutout to the Knights after Nicollet defeated Springfield 12-2 in five innings, earlier in the ...

Greyhounds advance in 2A

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NEW ULM — Aaron Portner pitched five innings of no-hit ball as New Ulm Cathedral broke open a close 2-0 lead with six runs in the fifth inning and then added two more in the bottom of the sixth as the Greyhounds opened Section 2A play with a 10-0 blanking of Nicollet Thursday afternoon at ...

Falcons earn walk-off win against Eagles

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NORTH MANKATO — New Ulm’s Ashlyn Donner threw everything she had on Thursday at Caswell Park in Section 2AAA softball playoff action, striking out a career-high 18 batters in her first game and eight in the second game of the night for the Eagles. The difference between the two games, ...