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New Ulm tennis competes at Mound

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MOUND — The New Ulm girls’ tennis team had six different doubles teams compete at a doubles tournament on Monday at Mound. The No. 2 doubles team of senior Jane Arnoldt and junior Abbey Frauenholtz went undefeated, beating all three teams to take first in its division. The No. 1 doubles ...

Faribault knocks out Gibbon

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GREEN ISLE — Making their first state tournament trip since 1964, it was understandable that the Gibbon Reds looked a little tense at times on Saturday. The Reds saw their season come to an end with a 9-1 loss to Faribault on Saturday in the opening round of the Class C State Amateur ...

Column: One ballgame brings a small town together

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Gibbon player/manager Ryan Panning was all smiles after Saturday’s state amateur baseball game in Green Isle. Adoring fans, both young and old, greeted Panning in the dugout after the game. It was the Reds’ last game of the year, a 9-1 loss to Faribault at Irish Field. Yet, despite what ...

Column: New opponents pop up for area football teams

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One of the new aspects of the realignment of District football that fans here in New Um are going to see are some new teams on their schedules. That is especially the case for the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Chargers and for the Greyhounds of New Ulm Cathedral. MVL plays road games this ...

NU youth football sign-up on Aug. 27

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Youth Football Association will be holding final registration and equipment check-out on Sunday, Aug. 27. Pre-registered athletes have been assigned a check-out time. All new registrations will be taken from 5:30-7 p.m. on that date. The registration fee is ...

Sobieski eliminates Springfield

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NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA — A tough draw for the Springfield Tigers resulted in an early exit from the Class C state amateur baseball tournament. Springfield ran into last year’s Class C runners-up Sobieski Skis, losing 4-1 for a first-round exit on Friday at Zellman Field at Norwood Young ...

NU tennis competes at Mankato Round Robin

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MANKATO — The New Ulm girls’ tennis team competed at the Mankato Round Robin Tournament on Thursday. New Ulm’s Abby Hietala was 2-2 at No. 3 singles and took first place. Emma Maudal was 0-4 at No. 1 singles and Sara Guymon was 1-3 at No. 2 singles. Kaila Brudelie was 0-4 at No. 4 ...

New Ulm youth football sign-up

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Youth Football Association will be holding final registration and equipment check-out on Sunday, Aug. 27. Pre-registered athletes have been assigned a check-out time. All new registrations will be taken from 5:30-7 p.m. on that date. The registration fee is ...

New Ulm hockey camp running smoothly this year

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NEW ULM — Close to 70 youth hockey skaters and eight goaltenders ranging in age from 8 to 15 are midway through the six weeks of the Eagles hockey camp at the New Ulm Civic Center. “Typically what we do is an hour on the ice and an hour off ice,” said New Ulm coach Ryan Neumann, who is ...

3 area teams making the trip to state tourney

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GIBBON — Prior to the 2017 amateur baseball season, the Gibbon Reds were considered a longshot to qualify for the Region 2C playoffs, let alone the state tournament. Oh, how quickly things can change in amateur baseball. The Reds knocked off the New Ulm Brewers in the first round to ...

Free Youth Fishing Contest postponed to Thursday

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NEW ULM — The 20th annual Free Youth Fishing Contest has been postponed to 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Riverside Park. The event is for children up to 18 years old. Entry is free and first place is $50. The event is sponsored by the New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen.

Vikings QB coach has weathered the storm in Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' great survivor was 23 years old when he came to the Twin Cities unaware of where his new job would take him. Kevin Stefanski packed up his car and headed to the Midwest with new coach Brad Childress, not to join the coaching staff or the front ...

Jerry Rice takes part in 49ers practice

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made a big-time acquisition at wide receiver — at least for one practice. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice put on the cleats and took part in practice with the 49ers on Monday, running patterns and doing stretches in individual drills, dishing ...

Tigers defeat Stark on Saturday night

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SPRINGFIELD — Springfield defeated Stark 9-3 on Saturday night to advance to the state amateur baseball tournament. Isaac Fink earned the win. He went six innings, allowed three hits and one run. Brandon Wilhelmi earned the save. Pat Moriarty had two hits and Fink had two hits and two ...

Gold’s season ends after 9-7 loss

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WILLMAR — A five-run rally in the seventh was more than enough for Luverne to pull off a come-from-behind win against New Ulm VFW Gold 9-7 on Saturday in an elimination bracket game at the State VFW tournament. Gold (29-16-1) took fourth in the tournament with the loss. Alex Hillesheim ...

VFW Gold goes 1-1 on Friday to stay alive

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WILLMAR — New Ulm VFW Gold scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning and held off Centennial 6-5 in an elimination bracket game on Friday at the State VFW tournament. Earlier in the day, Gold lost 9-0 to Monticello and was sent to the elimination bracket. There, Gold rallied late after ...

VFW Gold pounds Fergus Falls

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WILLMAR — Thursday was the tale of two games for New Ulm VFW Gold, which turned a four-run deficit into a five-run lead. New Ulm Gold got hot in the fourth inning, when it stringed together seven runs on eight hits en route to beating Fergus Falls 10-5 in the first round of the VFW state ...