Down the Line
Rock on Ice set for Saturday
FAIRMONT — Fairmont Hockey Association is sponsoring Rock on Ice, held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Admission is $5 and skate rental is $3.
Cardinals on road for play-in
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Cardinals boys hockey team received the No. 9 seed and travel to No. 8-seeded Windom Area for a play-in game of the Section 3A playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Windom. The winner will face No. 1-seeded Luverne at 7 p.m. next Thursday at Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne.
Jags, Mavs home for opener
FAIRMONT — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars and Martin County West Mavericks girls basketball teams received the No. 2 and 4 seeds, respectively, as both host the opening round of the playoffs during the postseason.
The No. 4-seeded Mavericks play host to No. 5-seeded Jackson County Central at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in Trimont to open up Section 3AA, South Sub-section playoff action. The Jaguars, the No. 2 seed in the southern portion of Section 2A, host No. 7-seeded Mountain Lake at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Granada.
Madelia, the No. 9 seed in Section 2A, plays No. 8-seeded Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton in a play-in round at 7 p.m. next Thursday in Janesville. The winner will travel to Mankato to play No. 1-seeded Mankato Loyola at 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 28.
Fairmont 12U girls win finale
FAIRMONT — The Boekett Building Supply of Fairmont 12U girls hockey team took a 12-1 win over the Boji Blizzards on Saturday.
Emily Sokoloski led Fairmont with four goals. Alexis Newville, who had two assists, and Bella Larson each chipped in two scores. Hadley Artz and Chantel Moeller each contributed a goal and an assist, while Jayda Healy and Abi Sundeen each had a goal.
Alex Martin and Karissa Newville dished out an assist apiece for Fairmont, which attempted 31 shots on goal.
Rachel O’Connor made seven saves.
Fairmont (9-12) plays in the district tournament this weekend in Luverne.
Squirt ‘B’ 1-2 over weekend
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont TPI Hospitality Squirt B hockey team went 1-2 during a weekend tournament in Brookings, South Dakota.
On Friday, Fairmont beat the Mitchell Marlins, 13-4. Klay Beemer had six goals, while Eric Determan and Kegan Roloff each netted hat tricks. Dustin Thelen scored once. Tanner Pankow made nine saves.
The next day, the Brookings Rangers took a 7-5 win over Fairmont. Beemer scored a hat trick, and both Determan and Roloff scored a goal. Pankow made eight saves.
Pankow had 15 saves in Fairmont’s 6-0 shutout loss to Brandon Valley on Sunday.
Fleck, WMU settle on slogan
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — “Row the Boat” belongs to P.J. Fleck.
The Minnesota football coach and his former employer, Western Michigan, reached an agreement Wednesday that will give Fleck legal intellectual property of the catchphrase he made famous in four seasons with the Broncos.
As part of the deal announced by Western Michigan, Fleck will make a yearly gift of $10,000 to the school to support a football scholarship.
Fleck led the Broncos to a 13-0 regular season and a Cotton Bowl appearance last year before leaving to become head coach at Minnesota.