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Austin: Rochester goalie dominates en route to NAHL title

In his fifth and final year playing in the North American Hockey League, goaltender Brock Kautz was nearly invincible between the pipes as he led the Minnesota Wildnerness to a pair of victories over the Austin Bruins to win the NAHL national championship. Kautz made 47 saves in Game 1 – which took four overtimes to complete – and he posted a shutout in Game 2.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

St. Cloud: Top-ranked Huskies ousted from NCAA Tourney

Henderson State University had St. Cloud State's number in the Central Region of the NCAA baseball tournament. HSU upset the No. 1-ranked Huskies in the opening round of the regional and ended their season Sunday night with a walk-off single in the tenth inning. SCSU finishes the season with a record of 54-5, and missed the Division II College World Series by just one game.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Mankato: Local man on the leaderboard at U.S. bowling championship

From Mankato East High School to the Nebraska Cornhuskers bowling team and all the way to Texas for a shot at some prize money in a national bowling tournament, Mankato native Chad Oachs has a great chance to finish in the top three thanks to 17 consecutive strikes and his 28th career 300.

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

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