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Spring soccer rolls

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Soccer Association spring league continued action with the following results. U14 Girls Division Saxton Family Partnership of Fairmont 9, New Ulm 0 — Brooklyn Meyer produced a hat trick and Sami Lenort tallied two goals and one assist to help power Fairmont to a ...

Waseca tennis eliminates BEA

WASECA — The No. 8-seeded Waseca Bluejays made a clean sweep of the singles and doubles brackets to shut out the No. 9-seeded Blue Earth Area Bucs, 7-0, during Section 1A Team Meet play-in boys tennis action Thursday in Waseca. Waseca (4-14) advances to face Class A, No. 2-ranked and ...

STATE-BOUND BUCS — Members of the Blue Earth Area Bucs girls track & field team competing in today’s 10 a.m. Class A True Team state meet at Stillwater High School include, front row (l-r): Mariah Halvorson, Kenya Whitlow, Skylee Bell and Brittany Johnson. Middle row: Marianna Rincon, Lauren Schavey, Gabby Haaland, Tea Armstrong, Melissa Hagedorn, Emma Germain, Callie Stevermer and Nicole Lium. Back row: Elizabeth Jacobson, Amanda Jacobson, Izzy Walker, Alissa Norman, Sofie Blair, Lindsey Norman, Kaitlin Johnson, Sidney Blair, Hannah Johnson, Kiera Osmundson and Hayley Jahnke. (Photo courtesy of Tom Plocker)

BEA doubles True Team state bids

BLUE EARTH — Uncertainty and nervousness surrounded both the Blue Earth Area Bucs girls and boys track & field teams last Thursday at the Section 2A True Team Meet in Wells, but for different reasons. The Blue Earth Area boys roster’s nerves were rooted in the uncertainty of the final ...

HIGH-FIVIN’ — Martin County West’s Wyatt Geistfeld (8) high-fives Maverick teammate Parker Anderson after scoring a run against Nicollet during Valley Conference baseball action on Thursday at Fox Lake Sports Complex in Welcome. The Mavericks’ Noah Ringnell (5) prepares to step into the batter’s box. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Mavericks pillage Raider

WELCOME — Martin County West Mavericks seniors Colton Leiding and Jesse Spear both played a vital role in getting their final wins at Fox Lake Sports Complex on Thursday. Leiding went 3-for-4 — including two doubles — and scored a run, while Jesse Spear recorded three hits and pitched ...

Riley Bauer

No. Union’s Bauer earns 2nd in 3,200 at state

DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union junior long-distance standout Riley Bauer captured second place in the 3,200-meter run during the Iowa Class 1A state track & field competition on Thursday. Bauer, who earned a bronze medal in the 2-mile run at the 2016 state meet, crossed the finish line ...

Nathan Eaton

Warriors’ boys golf earns 1st state bid

FORT DODGE, Iowa — North Union mentor Ken Sabin and the Warriors boys golf lineup made school history during Thursday’s Iowa Class 1A district tournament in Fort Dodge. Nathan Eaton and Parker Oleson each broke 80 at the Lakeside Golf Course to engineer North Union’s runner-up team ...

MCW nets 300th win for Ziegler

MADELIA — Martin County West Maverick ace right-hander Sierra Williamson fired a two-hit complete-game gem to shut out the Madelia/Truman Jayhawks, 15-0, in a six-inning Valley Conference softball game on Thursday in Madelia. The 10-run rule victory proved the 300th of Martin County West ...

VALLEY CHAMPION — Madelia/Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther’s Renae Wallace, shown competing in the triple jump at the Sentinel Relays on May 5, captured first place in both the triple jump and high hurdles during Tuesday night’s Valley Conference track & field meet in Lake Crystal. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Mavericks 2nd, Jayhawks 3rd at Valley track & field meet

LAKE CRYSTAL — St. Clair junior standout Mitchell Weber established the only two new records during Tuesday night’s Valley Conference track & field meet in Lake Crystal. Weber eclipsed his own mark of 177 feet, 11 inches set a year ago by hurling the discus to a winning distance of ...

BACKHAND BLAST — Fairmont fourth singles tennis player Tyrell Zieske prepares to connect on a backhand return from the baseline during the Big South Conference championship match against Luverne on Tuesday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. Luverne went on to defeat Fairmont for the crown, 5-2. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Luverne downs Fairmont for BSC tennis crown

FAIRMONT — It’s been more than two decades since the Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis team has had a player go undefeated during the regular season. Fairmont’s No. 2 singles player Tyler Head became the first in the new millenium with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Luverne netter Mark Robinson on ...

FLIP TO FIRST — Fairmont second baseman Collin Steuber (right) flips a throw to Cardinal first baseman Sam Schwieger for an out against New Ulm during Big South Conference baseball action Tuesday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. New Ulm went on to post a 5-0 win over Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Eagles baseball zips Cardinals

FAIRMONT — New Ulm head baseball coach Kevin Briggs received a bit of a scare, and later, a double entendre of relief, during Tuesday’s Big South Conference clash in Fairmont. Starting right-hander Andrew Peters and long reliever Alex Lund combined to hurl a three-hit shutout, while AJ ...

Courtney Williams

New Ulm nips FHS to clinch BSC softball bid

NEW ULM — Mariah Piotter, Ashlyn Donner and Meleah Reinhart shared pitching duties to guide the New Ulm Eagles to a narrow 3-1 Big South Conference softball victory over the Fairmont Cardinals on Tuesday at Harman Park in New Ulm. New Ulm clinched a spot in the conference championship game ...

B.E. Area golfers sweep Mavericks

SHERBURN — The Blue Earth Area Bucs golf teams exited Fox Lake Golf Course with two wins in a double dual meet with the Martin County West Mavericks on Tuesday. Braden Gudahl shot a co-medalist score of 37 for the Bucs boys, while the Mateja Lane recorded a 45 for medalist honors for BEA ...

Sara Junkermeier

Junkermeier named FHS girls hoops coach

FAIRMONT — The next logical step. Sara Junkermeier has coached at the seventh- and eighth-grade, B-squad and assistant varsity levels in the Fairmont girls basketball program for almost every season since 1999. After a one-year hiatus, Junkermeier officially accepted the job as the ...

PRECISION  — Fairmont girls golfer Bergen Senf sinks a putt during a dual meet with Martin County West on Monday at Interlaken Golf Course. Senf garnered medalist honors in the Cardinals’ win. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Cardinals corral Mavericks

FAIRMONT — Every score counts. After tying at 370, the Fairmont Cardinals boys golf team trumped the Martin County West Mavericks via a fifth score during the Cardinals’ home season finale on Monday at Interlaken Golf Course. Bergen Senf shot a 94 for Cardinals girls team’s 425-558 win ...

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Cardinals tennis dual cancelled FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis team’s dual meet against Providence Academy, scheduled for Monday, has been cancelled. Fairmont (7-10) hosts Luverne in a Big South Cross-over meet at 4:30 p.m. today. Track & field meet open to all ...

BSC RUNNER-UP — Fairmont’s Hayden Berhow continues his jump sequence during the triple jump at Saturday’s Big South Conference track & field competition at Bob Bonk Track in Fairmont. Berhow went on to capture second place in the event. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Fairmont boys win BSC’s big-school track title

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals boys track & field team seems to have home track advantage working for them. After winning the Sentinel Relays eight days prior, the Cardinals repeated as the Big South Conference champions of the big school division on Saturday at Bob Bonk ...

Hutchinson netters edge Fairmont

HUTCHINSON — The Hutchinson Tigers scratched out a 4-3 non-league boys tennis decision over the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday in Hutchinson. Fairmont posted wins at second, third and fourth singles, while Hutchinson swept all three doubles matches and added a victory at No. 1 singles to exit ...

TEE TO GREEN — Fairmont golfer Alexa Mosloski cranks a tee shot during a Big South Conference dual meet with St. Peter at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont on Friday. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

St. Peter takes 2 from Fairmont

FAIRMONT — The St. Peter Saints girls and boys golf teams both produced the dual-meet medalists to record the sweep over the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont. Anna Amos topped the girls with a 42 in the Saints’ 187-209 win and Carter Doose shot a 40 for ...

WAITING GAME — Fairmont second baseman Lance Becker waits for a throw to second base as Marshall runner Dylan Criquet-Danielson begins his slide on a stolen base attempt during Big South Conference baseball action Friday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. Cardinals’ shortstop Nate Kallenbach backs up the play. (Photo by Greg Abel)

No. 10 Tigers scratch Cardinals

FAIRMONT — A Los Angeles Dodgers scout made the trip to Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont to evaluate future University of Oklahoma baseball player Dylan Criquet-Danielson’s diamond skills. Ironically, Criquet-Danielson went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and did not figure much into the Class ...

Warriors qualify for Iowa 1A state meet

NORTHWOOD, Iowa — Four North Union individuals qualified for six state events, while two Warriors’ relay quartets also earned state bids during Thursday night’s Iowa Class 1A, District 8 track & field competition in Northwood, Iowa. Junior long-distance phenom Riley Bauer and senior ...