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Fairmont tennis remains undefeated

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis team continued its early season success on a clear, sunny Monday. Winning five straight matches, the Cardinals defeated the Worthington Trojans, 5-2, at the Cardinal Courts in Big South Conference action to remain perfect on the season. “We ...

Chargers’ late spark nips Jaguars

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NORTHROP — The Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars erupted for seven of their 10 hits to plate nine of their 10 runs during the bottom of the third inning during Monday’s season softball opener in Northrop. Unfortunately for the Jaguars, the Minnesota Valley Lutheran ...

Fairmont’s Ehlert no-hits Waseca in season-opener

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WASECA — Fairmont junior ace right-hander Jordan Ehlert and senior slugger Courtney Williams opened the prep softball season in style on Monday. Ehlert hurled a no-hit shutout and Williams hammered a solo home run to guide the visiting Cardinals to a 7-0 triumph over the Waseca Bluejays ...

Bauer, North Union relay team earn Drake bids

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DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union senior standout Riley Bauer and the Warriors’ distance medley relay team qualified for the Drake Relays on Friday and Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Derek Thompson and Elliott Hagebock will sprint the opening 200-meter legs for North Union’s relay squad at ...

Tennyson making smooth transition to college baseball

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STORM LAKE, Iowa — Going away to college can be a make-or-break situation, especially the first year. Adjusting to life as an adult out of high school has its challenges, but with help, it gets easier. With the help of older brother, Matt, Buena Vista University head coach Steve Eddie and ...

Fairmont tracksters win Snow Bowl

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals’ track & field triangular was appropriately and affectionately nicknamed ‘The Snow Bowl.’ Inches and inches of snow covered the infield at Mahoney Field and surrounding areas, but there was just enough cleared for the Cardinals to sweep the meet on ...

Fairmont to host track & field quad today

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals will play host to a nonconference track & field quadrangular at 4:15 p.m. today at Bob Bonk Track in Fairmont. The Madelia/Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther Jayhawks, Jackson County Central Huskies and Minnesota Valley Lutheran Chargers of ...

Becker making strong stretch run

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Playing at third base last year was a challenge for Luke Becker, causing him to make adjustments to his throwing mechanics. Now in his senior year, Becker is back to a familiar position at second base as the No. 8-ranked Kentucky Wildcats hold a 23-10 record midway through ...

Fairmont sweeps Buc track & field invite

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FAIRMONT — After many years of being Blue Earth Area’s track & field head coach, Tom Plocker had a new experience. “I think this might be the first time in my coaching career where we’ve actually been to an outdoor meet before we’ve been to our outdoor track practice,” he ...

Fairmont tennis improves to 2-0 on season

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ROCHESTER — The Fairmont Cardinals scratched out a 4-3 nonconference triumph over the Schaeffer Academy Lions during boys tennis action Thursday in Rochester. Fairmont, which netted a 5-2 season-opening dual-meet decision over Albert Lea on Tuesday, improved to 2-0 overall on the ...

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MSHSL amends rules for season BROOKLYN CENTER — The weather’s unseasonably low temperatures and snowfall has caused the Minnesota State High School League to allow for changes to the 2018 spring baseball and softball season. After a special meeting held by the MSHSL board of directors ...

Cardinals declaw Tigers in tennis opener

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FAIRMONT — The hard work of clearing snow off the tennis courts paid off as the Fairmont Cardinals opened the season with a 5-2 nonconference win against the Albert Lea Tigers on Tuesday at the Cardinal Courts. The season-opening meet was originally scheduled for Albert Lea, but moved ...

NIACC’s Williamson earns weekly honor

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MASON CITY, Iowa — North Iowa Area Community College pitcher Brandon Williamson was named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference pitcher of the week on Tuesday. The former Martin County West left-hander compiled a career-best 12 strikeouts in NIACC’s 2-1 win against Des Moines ...

Fairmont tennis to host Albert Lea in today’s opener

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont head tennis coach Eric Johnson has taken the Mr. Miyagi approach to start the tennis season. Although not exactly voluntarily, Johnson and his Cardinals team have spent every practice so far shoveling snow off the tennis courts. Because of the 10-plus inches of snow that ...

Cold temperatures, snow realign area sports schedule

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Cold temperatures and snow have altered the area spring sports schedule this week, with the following events being modified. • Fairmont boys tennis plays host to Albert Lea at 4:30 p.m. today at Cardinal Courts. The meet was originally scheduled for the Tigers’ home courts. • The Blue ...

FHS girls golfers look to lower scores

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FAIRMONT — Generally speaking, setting the bar low isn’t a good thing, but that’s exactly what the Fairmont Cardinals girls golf team has done this season. After earning a 399 score last season, the Cardinals are aiming even lower as they continue to improve each of their performances ...

Cardinal boys golf numbers improve

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FAIRMONT — Just by looking at the Fairmont Cardinals boys golf team’s photo from last year and this year’s picture, there’s one noticeable difference. The team has gone from six varsity golfers to 22 to start 2018. The Cardinals added a few sophomores and juniors, but the majority of ...

Cardinals baseball looks to adapt to changes

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FAIRMONT — During the last half-dozen prep baseball seasons or so, Fairmont’s public address announcer has played snippets of theme music for each Cardinal hitter stepping into the batter’s box. After a quick look at Fairmont’s coaching staff, the resident PA announcer could play ...

Rohman tabbed Red Bulls’ MVP

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FAIRMONT — Freshman grappler Jaxson Rohman was selected as the Fairmont/ Martin County West Red Bulls wrestling team’s most outstanding wrestler for the 2017-18 campaign at the program’s awards banquet on March 23. Rohman became the Red Bulls’ first-ever state champion by winning the ...

Area ADs reschedule prep sports

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FAIRMONT — Unseasonably low daily temperatures and heavy snowfall during the last two weeks have area high school athletic directors playing a scheduling game called “Postponed to ... .” Unfortunately, the “game” may go into extra innings if the meteorologist’s prediction for 5 ...