Squirt A team 1-2 in tourney

LUVERNE — The Beemer Companies of Fairmont Squirt A team lost two games on Saturday, but won Sunday’s game during a tournament at Luverne.

On Saturday, Sioux Falls shut out Fairmont, 17-0, and Luverne took a 12-0 win over Fairmont. Tanner Pankow made 62 saves in the two games.

The next day, Fairmont edged Brookings, 8-7, in overtime. Klay Beemer posted a team-best six goals scored with an assist to Kegan Roloff, who scored twice.

Mac Anderson, Eric Determan and Noah Bettin all had an assist. Pankow turned away 20 shots on goal.

Fairmont hosts Marshall at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Fairmont 12U hosted tourney

FAIRMONT — The Cavers Realty of Fairmont 12U girls hockey team went 1-2 in the tournament it hosted this weekend.

Fairmont lost to Worthington, 4-1, on Saturday. Corene Moeller assisted on Jayda Healy’s goal as Fairmont finished with eight shots on goal.

The next day, Fairmont opened with a 1-0 win over Luverne. Bella Larson supplied the goal with an assist from Jozie Hoefker. Fairmont tallied 26 shots on goal in the contest.

New Ulm then dealt Fairmont a 9-0 loss. The team tried for six shots on goal.

Hadley Artz made 49 saves and totaled 74 in the two-day tournament for Fairmont.

Lynch denies accusations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The lawyer for Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch says Lynch “categorically denies” allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him by two women. Attorney Ryan Pacyga said at a news conference Wednesday that the 23-year-old senior center never had sexual contact with either woman.

The university’s equal opportunity office recommended Lynch’s expulsion Jan. 3 after finding him responsible for sexual misconduct in an alleged assault off campus April 7, 2016.

The office issued that finding the same day as a separate recommendation that he be suspended and barred from campus until 2020 in an unrelated incident alleged to have happened three weeks later in his dorm room.