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Creighton Prep wins Upper Midwest Classic

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NEW ULM — Creighton Prep of Omaha, Nebraska, repeated as the Upper Midwest Classic Tournament winner by defeating Chaska 6-3 Sunday at Johnson Park. Dylan Phillips got the win scattering seven hits and fanning four. Bruce Vosik belted a home run for Creighton. Zack Nelson took the loss ...

Sour inning allows Chaska to upset New Ulm Gold

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NEW ULM — Chaska scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning after there were two outs to break a tie and eliminate New Ulm Legion Gold 8-3 in the Upper Midwest Classic on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Park. Zack Nelson got the win in relief for Chaska. Tyler Roufs took the loss for ...

Sleepy Eye Legion ends Upper Midwest Classic on high note

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All four of Sleepy Eye Legion Post 7’s games at the 2017 Upper Midwest Classic were decided by one run apiece. Even though Post 7 could not break through to the winner’s bracket, it still ended its weekend on a high not. Despite losing 2-1 to Eastview to end Pool C round-robin play on ...

Errors plague New Ulm Legion Blue

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer ESSIG — When errors begin to pile up early on, it can really hurt a team down the stretch. That’s what happened to New Ulm Legion Blue on Saturday, when it committed four errors in the first inning that led to four runs scored. Blue fell to 0-4 ...

New Ulm 15U girls beat St. Peter 3-1

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm United 15U girls’ soccer team beat St. Peter 3-1 on Thursday. New Ulm’s defense was stout in allowing just its sixth goal in 16 games this summer season with Riley Melby in the net on Thursday. Maddy Roufs scored a first-half goal for New Ulm (14-1-1) while Bekah ...

New Ulm Legion Blue suffers close loss, stumbles in 0-2 day

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NEW ULM — Despite having an 0-3 record heading into Saturday’s final game in the Upper Midwest Classic, New Ulm Legion Blue has played well and nearly pulled one off Friday morning. Blue lost Friday’s opening game 3-2 at Mueller Park despite leading 2-1 going into the bottom of the ...

Sleepy Eye Legion splits in Pool C

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer Sleepy Eye Legion Post 7 played well enough on Friday to split a pair of games in the Upper Midwest Classic. Sleepy Eye started its day off with a 6-5 win against Stillwater at Searles. Sam Tessmer picked up the win for Sleepy Eye in Game 1, ...

Rosetown hangs on to beat NU Blue 4-3

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Legion Blue had an errorless defensive effort, but fell short of completing the comeback as Rosetown came away with a 4-3 victory in the opening game of the Upper Midwest Classic on Thursday at Johnson Park. For Blue coach Ed Tietel, seeing the big zero in the error column ...

Legion Gold opens tourney with a bang

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NEW ULM — Perhaps the best way to describe New Ulm Legion Gold’s game Thursday night against LeSueur-Henderson in the Upper Midwest Classic may be this way. New Ulm’s Brandon Mehlhop and Hunter Ranweiler each had three hits. That was the same total of hits by the LeSueur-Henderson ...

VFW Gold pounds Sibley East 15-1

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NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Gold had little trouble handling Sibley East on Wednesday, picking up a 15-1 win in five innings at Mueller Park. Teddy Giefer received the complete-game win for Gold, allowing four hits and two walks for one run. He also struck out three batters, while adding two ...

Sleepy Eye VFW wins twice

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye VFW swept Sioux Falls West 5-3 and 9-8 in a VFW baseball doubleheader on Tuesday. In the first game, Nick Labat was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Jacob Berg was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Matt Sellner went the distance and struck out seven in the win. In Game 2, Jace Marotz ...

Upper Midwest Classic starts on Thursday

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NEW ULM — The 38th annual Upper Midwest Classic begins on Thursday at Johnson Park when New Um Legion Blue meets Rosetown at 6 p.m. followed by New Ulm Legion Gold playing Le Sueur-Henderson at approximately 8:30 p.m. The 2017 UMC continues in full force on Friday with games beginning at ...

Springfield’s Callie Wersal finishes her career at the top

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield girls’ golfer Callie Wersal set a preseason goal of placing in the Top 5 at the state meet this year, a goal she reached last year when she finished fourth overall. Wersal did that and then some this year, bringing home a state championship and leading her ...

Laffen, Christensen share top golfing honor

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SLEEPY EYE — It’s a friendly rivalry that’s been going since Caleb Christensen and Ben Laffen became teammates at the varsity level five years ago. And while they often wanted to outdo than each other on the golf course, Christensen and Laffen became great friends and learned to ...