Dengerud steps down at Cathedral

NEW ULM – Mary Dengerud, who was the head girl’s basketball coach at New Ulm Cathedral, has resigned from that position and also from her teaching position at Cathedral.

Dengerud has accepted a teaching position at Totino-Grace.

Cathedral Athletic Director Alan Woitas said that Cathedral would like to thank Mary Dengerud for her service to the school and the girl’s basketball program over the past years.

“Her dedication to the game of basketball will be appreciated,” Woitas said. “While Mary coached she not only taught the girls about basketball but also taught them many important life lessons as well. Cathedral is very thankful for what she has done for our basketball program throughout her 13 years.”

Dengerud posted a record of 203-134 for a .602 winning percentage.

GOLD SUCCESSFUL AT GOPHER CLASSIC: New Ulm Legion Gold won their pool at the Gopher Classic and went 5-1 over the weekend.

The success came following a 7-3 loss to Sleepy Eye the Monday before.

“We did not play very sharp in that game,” New Ulm coach Bob Weier said. “As games go every so often you will play games that are not your best effort. Sleepy Eye is a very good team and maybe we do not put forth the effort to beat them.”

“We are a talented team but we are not so talented that we can put half of our effort into a game and win,” he said. “We need that 100 percent effort.”

That apparently happened in the Gopher Classic.

“We played some very good baseball up there,” Weier said. “It all starts on the bump and we got good pitching. We played some good defense – turned some double plays.”

Weier said the next day in a game with Omaha Burke, Omaha had bases loaded with no outs in the first inning.

“And Nick Dewanz coaxed a groundball double play that scored a run and then he struck out the next batter,” Weier said. “Our pitchers were presented with some challenges and I thought that they were up to them.”

Gold lost to West St, Paul on Monday in championship pool play.

“Our pitchers made some good pitches on the corner of the plate but their hitters got the bat on the ball.”

Some of Gold’s games were five innings. Some because of the rain and some because there is a city ordinance that the lights at the baseball park had to be turned off at 10 p.m.

Now 19-7 prior to tonight’s home game with St. Peter, Gold received the No. 1 seed in the Zone 2 Sub-State Tournament that begins next Thursday here in New Ulm at Johnson and Mueller Parks.

New Ulm will play eighth seeded New Life Academy of Woodbury at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25th at Johnson Park. Sleepy Eye is the No. 3 seed and will open against Mankato American at 9:30 a.m. next Thursday at Johnson Park.

REID AT HOCKEY GOLF TOURNAMENT: Tom Reid, former North Stars hockey player will be at the New Ulm Hockey Association Golf Tournament this Friday at the New Ulm Country Club…Sarah Nelson, a member of the 2013 New Ulm High School state champion softball team, will play college softball at Concordia University in Moorhead next year.

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