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Sleepy Eye VFW slips by Hutch

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NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 collected hits in every inning but the second, but it was a costly wild pitch that gave them the key run in a 2-1 win over Hutchinson VFW 15 on Thursday at Johnson Park. With the Northwest Sub-District playoff win, Post 800 plays at 7 p.m. Friday against ...

Legion Blue goes 1-1 and is eliminated

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STARK TOWNSHIP — The New Ulm Legion Blue baseball team was defeated in the second round of the Sub-State 2 elimination bracket by Jordan 16-6 in eight innings on Thursday. Earlier in the day New Ulm defeated Faribault 8-7 in the first round of the elimination bracket. Against Faribault, ...

NU VFW Silver drops 2 games, gets eliminated

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GAYLORD — New Ulm VFW Silver lost twice in the Southeast Sub-district baseball playoffs on Thursday and was eliminated from competition. In the first game, Silver lost to Hutchinson 14-0. Silver then lost the second game to Le Sueur 8-0. Cole Backer took the loss in the first game and ...

Legion Gold rally falls short

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SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm Gold nearly entered Friday’s action of the Division I, Substate 2 Legion baseball tournament undefeated. However, New Ulm fell short of its comeback attempt against top-seeded Mankato National in losing 11-10 on Thursday at Sleepy Eye Ballpark. Gold beat Jordan 3-1 ...

Mankato National beats New Ulm Blue 11-3

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SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm Blue took an early lead thanks to an error and back-to-back wild pitches, but was unable to keep top-seeded Mankato National at bay in an 11-3 first-round loss in the Division I, Substate 2 Legion baseball tournament on Wednesday at Sleepy Eye. Blue (2-15) did not get a ...

New Ulm Brewers blow out Courtland Cubs 11-1 in 8

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By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — The New Ulm Brewers beat the Courtland Cubs 11-1 in eight innings in a Tomahawk East League game on Wednesday. Dylan Klein pitched eights innings, giving up only one run earning five strikeouts in the outing. Brody Peterson singled ...

New Ulm Gold beats Sleepy Eye in 8

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SLEEPY EYE — No. 2-seeded New Ulm Gold defeated No. 7-seeded Sleepy Eye 13-3 in eight innings in a first-round game of the Division I, Substate 2 Legion baseball tournament just before midnight Wednesday in Sleepy Eye. The game was pushed back due to an afternoon rainstorm that required the ...

New Ulm Blue hangs on to beat Fairmont

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By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm Blue sneaked away with an 8-7 win against Fairmont Post 36 on Monday night in Sleepy Eye. Brendan Bieraugel got the no-decision start on the mound for Blue, allowing one unearned run on four hits and a walk. He struck out ...

New Ulm Silver pounds Sibley East 14-4 in 6

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GAYLORD — New Ulm VFW Silver opened District 2, Southeast Subdistrict play with a 14-4, six-inning win against Sibley East on Monday at Walsh Field. New Ulm scored five times in the third and its offense took off from there, finishing with nine hits and taking advantage of five Sibley East ...

Helget, Bluejays close door on Grizzlies in 8-7 win

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ESSIG — The Essig Bluejays squeaked past the Searles Grizzlies 8-7 on Sunday in a Tomahawk East League baseball game. The Bluejays scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh and eighth innings and were able to hold to Grizzlies to just one run in the top of the ninth to secure the ...

Hanska piles on runs as it takes important game from New Ulm 9-4

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Brewers came into their Saturday night game at Johnson Park while trailing the Hanska Lakers by two games in the battle for fourth place in the Tomahawk East League. That deficit is now three full games. The Lakers scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning ...

Softball clinic to be held Aug. 2 in New Ulm

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NEW ULM — A catching and hitting clinic for softball players age 10 and up will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Jefferson Elementary School Field in New Ulm. Coaches participating are Rachael Click, the head softball coach at the College of St. Benedict; Mike Eveslage, who was the catching ...

Springfield advances to district finals

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BLUE EARTH — The Springfield Legion baseball team advanced to the finals of its Division II district tournament with a 9-5 win against Jackson on Saturday. Branden Flock got the win in 4 2/3 innings with four strikeouts. Tanner Vogel was 3 for 4, Decker Scheffler was 2 for 4 and Hunter ...

Schlottman drives in game-winning run for Brewers in 10th

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NEW ULM — Mike Schlottman’s single to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Dylan Klein from second and gave the New Ulm Brewers a 4-3 win against the Bird Island Bullfrogs in a non-league game at Johnson Park. Andrew Peters got the win for the Brewers. Peters relieved New ...

Brian Batt named new NUHS girls’ basketball coach

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NEW ULM — Brian Batt, who had been an assistant coach under Dan Reinhart for four years, is the new head coach for the New Ulm girls’ basketball team. Batt takes over for Reinhart, who resigned after last season. “I am very excited,” said Batt, who works for the New Ulm Parks and ...

Springfield Legion beats Adrian in 1st round of district tourney

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BLUE EARTH — Springfield Legion Post 257 defeated Adrian 6-1 in the first round of the district tournament on Friday. Isaac Fink got the win for Post 257 with eight strikeouts in five innings of work. Alex Loosbrock got the loss for Adrian. Fink went 1 for 2 with two RBIs, while Mitchell ...

Sellner’s big night helps lead Longhorns past Bluejays 10-3

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STARK TOWNSHIP — The Stark Longhorns beat the Essig Bluejays 10-3 in a Tomahawk East League baseball game on Friday. Jon Kopacek got the win for the Longhorns, having gone 7 1/3 innings. Sam Hansen got the loss in 7 1/3 innings for the Bluejays. Adam Sellner had a two-run home run on a ...

New Ulm Day set for Sunday at Johnson Park

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NEW ULM — Sunday is New Ulm Day at Johnson Park with games running all day from beginning at 11 a.m. when New Ulm VFW Gold plays Austin in a doubleheader. Following that the New Ulm 14U team battles Hutchinson in a doubleheader. Then at 7:30 p.m., the New Ulm Brewers host the Stark Longhorns. ...

Sleepy Eye VFW steals a win against New Ulm Silver

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NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye Post 800’s heads-up baserunning was enough to steal a victory away from New Ulm VFW Silver on Thursday. Post 800 defeated Silver 5-4 at Mueller Park. Cole Backer started for Silver, allowing six hits and two walks for two runs, while fanning seven. He pitched ...

Sleepy Eye Legion splits with Mankato American

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SLEEPY EYE — Errors and exhausted pitching affected both Mankato American and Sleepy Eye Legion baseball teams in a doubleheader split on Thursday. Mankato powered its way to a 14-3 five-inning victory in Game 1 before Sleepy Eye held off a late comeback attempt to win 14-10 in Game ...