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Chirpich, Williamson, Lardy throwing with success at D-I level

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FAIRMONT — God-given strong throwing arms, combined with refined delivery mechanics via NCAA Division I coaching staffs, produced winning results for three area collegiate student-athletes last week. Abilene Christian junior right-handed pitcher Spencer Chirpich improved his record to a ...

Becker, Moeller place first in Pentathlon

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After both taking second last year, Andrew Moeller and Joni Becker came out on top this year at the Fairmont Cardinals boys’ and girls’ track & field pentathlons. Each finished top-5 in all five scored events. Joni Becker placed first in the 40-yard dash with a time of 5.7, second ...

Rorman, Lofstrom captain All-Area

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Rorman scores. Lofstrom scores. Rorman with the rebound. Lofstrom with the rebound. Rorman deals the assist. Lofstrom deals the assist. Local radio announcers in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa found themselves repeating those above phrases time after time throughout the 2018-19 prep ...

Olson, St. Peter top B.E. Area in South finals

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MANKATO — Caelan Sanders’ first-half sharpshooting and teammate Cameron Anderson’s double-double performance helped Blue Earth Area offset St. Peter 6-foot-5 post player Wyatt Olson’s double-double effort and teammate Brock Hanson’s hot-handed first-half scoring binge. Unfortunately ...

B.E. Area hoopsters face St. Peter for South Sub-Section crown

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MANKATO — The formula for reaching any prep basketball sectional championship game is simple — find the best offensive option, play blanketing defense, eliminate turnovers and make free throws during the waning minutes of regulation and/or overtime. And have a little bit of luck ... knock ...

Crissinger exits prep basketball career in grand style

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FAIRMONT — Taylor Crissinger ended her high school basketball career in grand fashion. In a Section 2AA, South Sub-Section quarterfinal game against Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on Feb. 26, Crissinger scored her 1,000th career point during her final prep basketball game. She entered the ...

St. James Area ends Fairmont’s Section 3AA run

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WINDOM — The 3s rained down on the Windom gym. The No. 1-seeded St. James Area Saints claimed a 58-52 win over the No. 5-seeded Fairmont Cardinals in the Section 3AA, South Sub-Section semifinal Thursday night in Windom. The Saints (17-8) move on to face No. 2-seeded Jackson County ...

Anderson, balanced B.E. Area advance to sub-section final

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MANKATO — Colby Swanson is listed as a social studies instructor on Blue Earth Area High School’s website, but he also knows a little something about teaching chemistry. All five of Swanson’s starters produced double figures in the scoring column, in addition to connecting on 16 of 20 ...

Wolverines edge Jaguars in South Sub-Section hoops game

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MOUNTAIN LAKE — A late run sealed the win for the Wolverines. No. 3-seeded Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey beat the No. 6-seeded Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars 74-64 in a Section 2A, South Sub-Section quarterfinal Tuesday night in Mountain Lake. The win puts the ...

8th-grade hoopsters go 2-2 at state

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals eighth-grade girls basketball team compiled a 2-2 record at the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services state tournament last weekend in Delano. The Minneapolis Lakers edged Fairmont, 38-35, during opening-round action. Abby Cihoski scored 10 points and grabbed ...

Bucs breeze to 2AA triumph

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area delivered a truly altruistic effort Monday night to breeze into the Section 2AA, South Sub-Section basketball semifinals. Four players on the No. 2-seeded Bucs’ roster reached double digits in scoring, and all five starters contributed to a 23-0 offensive ...

ETC.

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Jaguars’ 2A game tonight MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars boys basketball team’s Section 2A, South Sub-Section quarterfinal game against the Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey Wolverines on Monday night was postponed due to the weather. The No. ...

Four Red Bulls medal at state wrestling meet

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ST. PAUL — Four Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls stepped onto the podium at the Class AA individual state wrestling tournament at Xcel Energy Arena in St. Paul on Saturday. No. 2-ranked 120-pounder Jaxson Rohman, No. 5-ranked 113-pounder Lucas Jagodzinske, No. 7-ranked 145-pounder ...

Fairmont downs Martin Co. West in sectional quarterfinals

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SHERBURN — Wyatt Frank has made great strides in improving his overall game since the last time he and his Fairmont basketball teammates faced Martin County West on Jan. 4 at Cardinal Gym. The 6-foot-7 Frank produced game-best totals of 22 points and 17 rebounds, while point guard Nick ...

Red Bulls’ wrestling trio gains Class AA state semifinals

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ST. PAUL — Three Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls kept the dream of being a state champion alive in the Class AA individual state wrestling meet at the Xcel Energy Center. No. 5-ranked 113-pounder Lucas Jagodzinske, No. 2-ranked 120-pounder Jaxson Rohman and 152-pounder Miles ...

FHS-MCW basketball playoff tips off tonight

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SHERBURN — The No. 4-seeded Martin County West Mavericks boys basketball team will play host to the No. 5-seeded Fairmont Cardinals tonight in a 7 p.m. Section 3AA, South Sub-Section quarterfinal in Sherburn. The winner between Martin County West and Fairmont will advance to play either No. ...

Arrows corral Mavericks in South Sub-Section hoops semifinal

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WINDOM — Pipestone Area’s April Haupert and MacKenzie Haroldson each swooshed pivotal 3-pointers during Thursday night’s Section 3AA, South Sub-Section basketball semifinal in Windom. Clinging to a 21-20 lead on the heels of Martin County West guard Alyssa Williamson’s clutch ...

Jaguars collar Bulldogs in sub-section opener

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NORTHROP — Freshman post player Adam Heckman topped a balanced scoring attack to power the No. 6-seeded Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars to a 63-44 opening-round Section 2A, South Sub-Section victory over the No. 11-seeded Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs on ...

Area 12 wrestlers ready for state

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FAIRMONT — Every high school wrestler wants the same thing — to become a state champion. This year, eight Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls and four Blue Earth Area Bucs will have a chance to accomplish that dream. Their journey to a state title begins 9 a.m. Friday in the Class A ...

Down the Line

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MCW faces Pipestone in 3AA game WINDOM — The No. 4-seeded Martin County West Mavericks girls basketball team squares off against the No. 1-seeded Pipestone Area Arrows tonight in a 6 p.m. Section 3AA, South Sub-Section semifinal game in Windom. The winner between the Mavericks and the ...