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Martins open regional series v. Milroy tonight

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Martins open their best-of-3, first-round amateur baseball series against the Milroy Irish at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. First Nite League regular-season champion Fairmont received the No. 3 seed in the Minnesota Region 13C postseason ...

Windom legion outslugs Truman in sub-state opener

ST JAMES — In a back-and-forth game, errors were Truman’s demise. Windom American Legion Post 206 defeated Truman Post 115, 10-7, in the first round of the Division II, Southwest Sub-State Tournament on Monday night at Veterans Field in St. James. Truman moves to the first round of the ...

Down the Line

FHS cross country sign-up Thursday FAIRMONT — The official sign-up meeting for Fairmont boys and girls cross country runners in grades 7-12 will be at 6:31 p.m. Thursday in the track fieldhouse on the Fairmont High School campus. The meeting will take about 42 minutes. Student-athletes ...

Fairmont VFW baseball gains district tournament

MANKATO — Fairmont gave away too many free bases. The Mankato VFW Post 950 baseball team beat Fairmont Post 1222, 4-3, Saturday in the third-place game of the Southwest Sub-District tournament at Wolverton Field in Mankato. With the loss, Fairmont ended No. 3 in sub-district play, but ...

Sagedahls: Three generations of running excellence

FAIRMONT — If you’re signed up for the 2-mile run at next Saturday’s 40th annual Fairmont Summer Run, the odds are good you’ll be running close to a member of the Sagedahl family. Road-tested family patriarch Sherwood Sagedahl of Fairmont will join forces with son, Joel, along with ...

Farmington VFW tops Fairmont in sub-district clash

MANKATO — The Fairmont VFW baseball team couldn’t string them together. Farmington Post 7662 defeated Fairmont Post 1222 by a 9-2 decision in the second round of the Southwest Sub-District Tournament on Friday at Franklin Rogers Field in Mankato. Farmington starting pitcher Matt Higgins ...

U18 boys soccer loses district game

FAIRMONT — Mankato edged Hawk Alarm of Fairmont by a 5-4 decision during a U18 district boys soccer game on Monday. Brycen Lutterman converted an assist from Campbell Krusemark into Fairmont’s initial goal, while Josh Bergt cashed in a pass from Kaleb Hoye for a goal. Eric Ambriz and ...

Fairmont VFW baseball game rescheduled

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team’s second-round Southwest Sub-District game against Farmington has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. today at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato. The game, originally slated for Thursday at Wolverton Field in Mankato, was postponed due to ...

Flohrs, Fairmont VFW zip Mankato

MANKATO — Joey Flohrs made the Mankato Maroon VFW bats blue. The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team beat Mankato Maroon VFW Post 950, 6-0, in the first round of the Southwest Sub-District tournament at Wolverton Field in Mankato. Flohrs shut out Post 950 in his complete game outing. He ...

Truman advances to Southwest Sub-State

TRUMAN — Truman Post 115 scored early and often. Truman won 21-11 in six innings against Wells Legion Post 210 on Monday to win the Sub-Distric 'C' championship in Truman. Wells battled through the losers bracket to reach the championship, even finishing an impressive comeback against ...

Martins clinch First Nite crown, 1st-round bye

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Martins clinched the First Nite League amateur baseball championship by sweeping both ends of a regular-season doubleheader against the Heron Lake Lakers on Sunday. Josh Smith recorded a game-best 12 strikeouts to highlight his one-hit pitching performance in guiding ...

Fairmont VFW baseball plates 40 runs in sweep

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team batted around ... and around ... and around on Saturday. Fairmont won both ends of a baseball doubleheader against St. James, claiming a 22-0 rout in the opener before completing the sweep with an 18-0 triumph in Game 2 at Herb Wolf ...

Truman doubles WBE legion in sub-district unbeatens battle

TRUMAN — The Truman American Legion Post 115 baseball team secured a bid in the upcoming Division II, 2nd District tournament in St. James. Left-hander Paxton Gravlin pitched five solid innings, while Truman’s offense converted five unearned runs into a 6-3 victory over Winnebago/Blue ...

Chirpich commits to D-I baseball program

FAIRMONT — Four years ago, Spencer Chirpich tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm. Chirpich’s road to recovery has taken a number of twists and turns in the process, but the North Iowa Area Community College redshirt sophomore’s persistence and hard work recently paid ...

Sub-district ‘C’ baseball slate realigned

TRUMAN — The first two games of the Minnesota American Legion Division II, Sub-District ‘C’ baseball tournament were rained out Friday night. The sub-district organizers realigned the tournament brackets, with four games being scheduled for both today and Sunday. St. James opens ...

Flohrs carries VFW to win

FAIRMONT — Joey Flohrs couldn’t be stopped. Flohrs threw a complete game to carry Fairmont VFW Post 1222 to a 7-2 win over New Ulm VFW Silver on Wednesday night at Winnebago Avenue Sports Complex. Flohrs gave up two runs on seven hits, he didn’t walk anyone and he struck out ...

Mustangs eliminate Warriors in district baseball playoffs

FONDA, Iowa — Newell-Fonda’s No. 7 batter Austin Gerdes entered Tuesday night’s Iowa Class 1A, District 3 baseball quarterfinal with a .300 batting average and 14 RBIs. Gerdes improved his overall offensive numbers by going 4-for-4 with a game-best four RBIs to help power the Mustangs ...

ETC.

Area Sports Schedule Wednesday, July 11 VFW BASEBALL • New Ulm Silver vs. Fairmont @ Winnebago Avenue diamonds in Fairmont, 6 p.m. AMATEUR BASEBALL • Fairmont Martins @ Jackson Bulls, 7:30 p.m. o Friday, July 13 AMATEUR BASEBALL • Fairmont Martins @ Luverne Redbirds, ...

Newell-Fonda zips North Union for region title, state bid

SWEA CITY — Newell-Fonda earned a return trip to the Iowa Class 1A state softball tournament, and in the process, ended No. 7-ranked North Union’s three-year state string on Monday night. Freshman left-hander Ella Larsen fired a three-hit complete-game shutout, while teammate Maggie ...

St. John sinks ace

FAIRMONT — Cat St. John connected for her fourth career hole-in-one at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont on Friday. St. John used a 7-wood to reach the 155-yard No. 3 hole’s cup in one swing. Blake Davis, Sandy Davis and Tyler Davis witnessed the ace.