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Fairmont trapshooters 8th at state; Jahnz ties for 6th

PRIOR LAKE — Fairmont Area trapshooters Nick Segar and Jackson Francis proved only two clay targets shy of a perfect score in Friday’s team competition, while Truman’s Zach Jahnz just missed a state individual championship by mere inches. Segar, the lone senior out of the Cardinals’ ...

No. Union squeezes out wins at tournament

SPENCER, Iowa — The Iowa Class 1A, No. 6-ranked North Union Warriors softball lineup captured a pair of one-run contests during Day 1 diamond action in the Spencer Invitational on Friday. North Union produced five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to eclipse the Estherville-Lincoln ...

Fairmont takes aim at state meet

FAIRMONT — Bryan Grotte and Nick Segar have come full circle during their high school clay target careers. The eagle-eyed pair of senior trapshooters — along with teammates Jackson Francis, Jacob Bocock, Jed Fowler, Carter Leiding and Max Seifried — will represent the Fairmont Area ...

Truman legion baseball flattens Alden, 17-0

TRUMAN — Three Truman American Legion Post 115 pitchers combined to no-hit Alden baseball Monday night in Truman. Zach Janhz, James Schrunk and Cayden Fischer combined to throw five no-hit innings in a 17-0 run-rule shortened game. Jahnz started, striking out seven of the nine batters he ...

No. 6-ranked North Union softball zips North Iowa

BUFFALO CENTER, Iowa — Ace right-hander Kate Anderson hurled a one-hit shutout, while North Union erupted for six fifth-inning runs on six hits to pace the Iowa Class 1A No. 6-ranked Warriors’ 8-0 softball triumph over the North Iowa Bison on Monday night. Kate Anderson recorded eight ...

Down the Line

Becker playing for Dust Devils NORTHROP — Former Fairmont High School standout Luke Becker has produced a .400 on-base percentage during his first two games with the Tri-City Dust Devils. The San Diego Padres’ ninth-round draft choice out of the University of Kentucky has collected two ...

No. 6 Warriors declaw Bearcats

ALLISON, Iowa — Hope Steinberger homered and tripled to power the Iowa Class 1A, No. 6-ranked North Union Warriors to a 6-2 softball victory over the North Butler Bearcats on Friday night. Steinberger went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and scored twice, while Katelyn Thackery went 2-for-4 and ...

Cardinals’ track & field future looks bright

FAIRMONT — Just one glance at the individual and team results from the Adidas Junior High Elite Meet in Kasson on May 25, and track & field fans know the future of the Fairmont girls and boys programs looks bright. With a baker’s dozen of the 21 individuals representing the Cardinal ...

Pioneers outslug Warriors baseball, 10-9

BANCROFT — Seven innings weren’t enough to decide the baseball game between the North Union Warriors and the Okoboji Pioneers. Okoboji won 10-9 in an eight-inning game at Bancroft Memorial Park on Thursday night. Warriors reliever Braden Pierce had effectively worked through three ...

B.E. Area captures 5th place at state golf meet

JORDAN — The Blue Earth Area Bucs boys golf team took home fifth place in the Class AA state golf tournament Wednesday at Ridges @ Sand Creek golf course in Jordan. Blue Earth Area put together a two-day total of 627 to finish five strokes behind Cloquet-Esko, and eight strokes behind ...

New Ulm Gold posts win over Fairmont VFW

FAIRMONT — New Ulm Gold flexed its muscle in the batter’s box, smacking four extra-base hits to help fuel an 8-2 triumph over Fairmont VFW Post 1222 during baseball action Wednesday night at Herb Wolf Field. Leadoff batter Cole Ranweiler, who collected three of New Ulm’s 14 hits, ...

No. 5 Warriors softball shuts out Eagles

EAGLE GROVE, Iowa — Ace right-hander Kate Anderson hurled a two-hit shutout to guide the Iowa Class 1A, No. 5-ranked North Union Warriors to a 9-0 victory over the Eagle Grove Eagles during Top of Iowa Conference softball action Wednesday night. Kate Anderson recorded nine strikeouts and ...

B.E. Area golfers tied for 5th at state after Day 1

JORDAN — The Blue Earth Area Bucs’ boys golf team earned a tie for fifth place on Day 1 of the Class AA state golf meet at Ridges @ Sand Creek golf course in Jordan on Tuesday. Manning Lane teed off last for Blue Earth Area, but led the way for the team with his score of 36-39-75, which ...

No. 5-ranked Warriors keep Pioneers winless

SWEA CITY — It took Iowa Class 1A, No. 5-ranked North Union four innings until the proverbial offensive floodgates opened Tuesday night. The hometown Warriors erupted for a dozen total hits to plate three runs in the bottom of the fourth, four more in the fifth and five in the sixth to exit ...

Anderson, No. 5 Warriors two-hit Warhawks

SWEA CITY — North Union ace right-hander Kate Anderson and the Iowa Class 1A, No. 5-ranked Warriors needed only five innings to squeeze out a 10-run rule softball victory in between rain drops on Monday night. Kate Anderson retired the first 10 batters in a row en route to hurling a two-hit ...

Fairmont’s 4×400 relay places 2nd at state meet

ST. PAUL — The Fairmont Cardinals’ boys and girls track & field teams captured a medal in every event they competed in Saturday during Day 2 of the Minnesota State High School League Class A state meet at Hamline University. The day began for Fairmont with the 4x800-meter relay. There ...

Bucs team, 4 area golfers ready for state meet

FAIRMONT — Families that play golf together stay on course. It’d be difficult to contradict that phrase after researching the history of the 10 area golfers competing on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Class AA and A state tournaments. From Fairmont’s Bergen Senf and Bryan Grotte paving ...

Fairmont’s Subbert, Quiring, 4×400 relay gain state finals

ST. PAUL — The Fairmont Cardinals boys and girls track & field teams medaled in one event, while advancing two individuals and a relay team during Day 1 of the Minnesota State High School League Class A state meet on Friday at Hamline University. Lizzy Subbert received the lone ...

U15 soccer girls pocket two victories

FAIRMONT — The Saxton Family Partnership U15 C2 girls soccer team posted a pair of victories during recent spring league action. Brooklyn Meyer netted one goal and an assist to help guide Saxton Family Partnership of Fairmont to a 3-1 triumph over Shakopee on Monday. Mackenzie Householder ...

Fairmont trap team places 2nd at BSC Meet

FAIRMONT — Bryan Grotte broke 97 targets out of 100 to help guide the Fairmont Area trapshooters to runner-up team accolades during the Big South Conference Meet on Thursday at the Fairmont Trap Club. Grotte’s score of 97 tied him for second place overall in pacing the Cardinals’ team ...