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Ringnell slated to play in All-Star tilt

Fairmont linebacker Zac Ringnell has toppled a number of the state’s elite Class 3A and 4A running backs during his two-year varsity prep football career. The Cardinals’ 5-foot-8, 155-pound senior defensive stalwart has fought off countless blocks by much bigger offensive linemen. The ...

Panthers scratch Mavericks in girls hoops clash

TRIMONT — Miah Monahan’s double-double led the Panthers past the Mavericks. Glencoe-Silver Lake beat Martin County West 46-36 in a nonconference girls basketball game Friday night in Trimont. Monahan totaled 16 points on 5 of 15 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and five assists. She was ...

No. 3-ranked Red Bulls outgrapple New Ulm, 62-13

NEW ULM — The Class AA, No. 3-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestling lineup finally kicked off the winter season with a 62-13 Big South Conference dual-meet victory over the New Ulm Area Eagles on Friday night in New Ulm. Due to last Saturday’s blizzard-like conditions, ...

Today’s Area Sports Slate

Boys Hockey • Breckenridge/Wahpeton @ Fairmont Area, 1 p.m. Girls Basketball BSC Showcase @ St. James • Fairmont vs. Luverne, 4:30 p.m. • Blue Earth Area vs. Redwood Valley, 6 p.m. Boys Basketball • Martin Luther/ GHEC/Truman vs. United South Central in Wells, 2:30 ...

Magic gymnasts beam to win over Luverne

WELCOME — Martin County Area sophomore Sabrina Segar joined vocal harmonies with Magic teammates Emma Schultze and Kaitlyn Freese to sing the national anthem prior to Thursday night’s gymnastics home opener. Segar then joined forces with the rest of her MCA teammates to post a ...

Becker helps Cardinals collar Bulldogs

FAIRMONT — Joni Becker’s natural hat trick led the Fairmont Area Cardinals. Becker’s three-goal performance helped the Cardinals beat the Minnesota River Bulldogs 5-4 in a Big South Conference girls hockey clash Thursday night at Martin County Arena. Fairmont Area entered the second ...

Anderson powers BEA boys hoopsters by New Ulm

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs squeezed by the New Ulm Eagles 61-57 in a Big South Conference boys basketball matchup Thursday night in Blue Earth. Sophomore forward Cameron Anderson topped Blue Earth Area’s winning performance by scoring a game-high 20 points, while pulling down ...

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Warriors boys hoopsters fall ARMSTRONG — The Forest City Indians posted a 70-36 win over the North Union Warriors during Top of Iowa Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night. Rob Ortman scored 12 points on 6-for-6 field-goal shooting to top the Warriors, while teammate Elliott ...

Warriors’ balance bests Indians, 55-47

ARMSTRONG — North Union literally displayed its Hope in tipping off the current girls basketball season with a third consecutive victory. Forward Hope Steinberger delivered a game-high 18 points on the strength of three 3-pointers and garnered a game-best six steals, while center Chloe ...

Bulldogs storm by Cardinals boys hockey, 11-0

FAIRMONT — The Minnesota River Bulldogs mauled the Cardinals. Minnesota River beat Fairmont Area 11-0 in the Cardinals’ opening boys hockey game of the 2018-19 season at Martin County Arena in Fairmont on Tuesday night. The scoring started early for the Bulldogs. On a power-play ...

Fairmont girls hoopsters net 1st victory

WINDOM — Fairmont senior post player Taylor Crissinger scored 11 of her game-best 17 points during the second half to power the Cardinals to a 63-55 Big South Conference basketball victory over the Windom Area Eagles on Tuesday night in Windom. Fairmont, which built a 31-25 halftime lead, ...

MSU’s Shumski earns NSIC accolades

MANKATO — Minnesota State University, Mankato sophomore forward Rachel Shumski was selected as the NSIC South Division Player of the Week for her performances in the Mavericks’ 98-46 win over Bethany Lutheran and an 83-60 triumph over Concordia-St. Paul. The 6-foot former ...

Fairmont to tip off year in BSC tilt

FAIRMONT — Some teams might see graduating close to 90 percent of their statistical production as a bad thing. The Fairmont Cardinals boys basketball team sees it as an opportunity. Fairmont head coach Jared Thompson said his players look at their revamped lineup and see a lot of playing ...

Knights hold off Bucs’ comeback for 66-64 win

BLUE EARTH — The Bucs brought the game down to the wire. The Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights beat the Blue Earth Area Bucs 66-64 Monday night during nonconference girls basketball action in Blue Earth. BEA was down 61-54 with 1:30 left in the game before surging to a 10-5 run, ...

North Union hoopsters split two with North Iowa

BUFFALO CENTER, Iowa — North Union junior post player Chloe Lofstrom produced a game-high double-double performance to power the Warriors to a 75-24 rout over the North Iowa Bison during Iowa prep basketball action Friday night. Lofstrom connected on 13 of 17 field goals to pace a 31-point ...

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Squirt ‘B’ zips Mankato, 13-0 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Squirt ‘B’ hockey team shut out Mankato, 13-0, during ice action Tuesday at Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. Klay Beemer erupted for a game-best five goals to complement two assists for Fairmont, while teammate Gavin Kester ...

Wolter tabbed All-Area grid captain

“Pound for pound, he’s one of the toughest football players I’ve ever coached,” said Fairmont Cardinals head football coach Mat Mahoney. “For being only 5-7 and about 140 pounds realistically, he’s the guy you don’t want to have to try to tackle on offense or block on ...

Rorman powers Blue Earth Area past Fairmont cagers

FAIRMONT — Fairmont and Blue Earth Area’s first Big South Conference girls basketball clash of the new season contained the makings of a Minnesota Rise AAU reunion on Friday night. Bucs’ senior hybrid forward Caitlin Rorman and Cardinals’ senior post player Taylor Crissinger each ...

Jaguars tame Wolverines, 57-47

GRANADA — A late surge lifted the Jaguars. The Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars beat the Glenville-Emmons Wolverines 57-47 in the opening round of the Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Madelia tournament in Granada on Friday night. The Jaguars entered ...

Martin Co. Area gymnasts floor Jackson Co. Central

JACKSON — Sabrina Segar and Anna Bachenberg packed a potent scoring punch in the all-around competition to power the Martin County Area Magic to a 130.15-126.35 triumph over the Jackson County Central Huskies during season-opening gymnastics action Friday night. Segar captured first-place ...