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BEA track girls look to convert 13th bid into True Team gold

BLUE EARTH — For the first time since its inception in 1987, the Minnesota High School Track & Field Coaches Association expanded its True Team state meet’s field from nine to a dozen entries per class. Ironically, the change from one to four wild card bids helped the Blue Earth Area ...

Ehlert’s walk-off hit tops Fairmont softball win

FAIRMONT — On senior night, seven innings just wasn’t enough. Fairmont starting pitcher Jordan Ehlert led the way to the Cardinals’ 4-3, eight-inning Big South Conference softball win over the Waseca Bluejays on Thursday. The scoring started early for the Cardinals in the bottom of ...

Jaguars outlast Cardinals, 10-9

FAIRMONT — A combined 19 runs, 21 hits and 11 errors after Thursday’s first delivery, the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars exited Herb Wolf Field with a 10-9 non-league baseball victory over the host Fairmont Cardinals. “It wasn’t about winning or losing today, ...

BEA golfers 2nd at Jordan; Fairmont boys 7th

JORDAN — Braden Gudahl and Manning Lane carded 18-hole rounds of 78 to share sixth place overall to guide the Blue Earth Area Bucs to runner-up team honors at the Jordan Invitational on Thursday. Gudahl and Lane topped the Bucs’ second-place total of 321 — only three strokes behind ...

NU’s Bauer runs to 3rd, 6th at Iowa 1A state track meet

DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union senior standout Riley Bauer reached the halfway mark at the Iowa Class 1A state track & field meet on Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Bauer opened Day 1 of the three-day state competition by capturing a bronze medal in the 3,200-meter run. ...

North Union makes tracks to state meet

DES MOINES, Iowa — Quadruple gold. Can North Union senior running sensation Riley Bauer achieve the ultimate goal of capturing four individual gold medals at the Iowa Class 1A state track & field meet today through Saturday at Drake Stadium? Bauer opens his gold-medal quest at 10:10 ...

Fairmont baseball to host Jaguars

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals play host to the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars in a nonconference baseball game today. The first pitch between the Jaguars and Cardinals will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont.

Madelia softball rolls by Jaguars in 5 innings

TRUMAN — Courtney Davis combined solid pitching with stellar hitting to power the Madelia Blackhawks to an 18-3, five-inning triumph over the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars during Valley Conference softball action Wednesday in Truman. Davis allowed three runs on ...

New Ulm softball outduels Fairmont, 4-1

FAIRMONT — Perennial Big South softball powerhouse New Ulm utilized extra-base power in the latter innings to exit Cardinal Park with a 4-1 triumph over Fairmont on Tuesday. Cardinals junior ace right-hander Jordan Ehlert and Eagles junior ace hurler Ashlyn Donner locked up in a 1-1 ...

Cardinal golfers earn split with Huskies

FAIRMONT — Fairmont golfer Bergen Senf continued her low-scoring pace by firing a 2-over par nine-hole total of 39 at Interlaken Golf Course on Tuesday to steer the Cardinals’ girls lineup to a 199-220 victory over Jackson County Central. JCC’s Scott Flatebo penciled in a 1-under par 36 ...

Hernes delivers GW tally for Fairmont tennis

LUVERNE — Singles players Ben Hernes and Carter Klanderud captured super tiebreakers to secure the Fairmont Cardinals’ 4-3 triumph over the Luverne Cardinals during Big South Conference tennis action Tuesday. With the dual meet knotted at 3-all, Hernes capped his comeback at No. 2 singles ...

New Ulm doubles up Fairmont baseball, 6-3

NEW ULM — Hunter Ranweiler collected three hits, scored twice and drove in one run to help engineer the New Ulm Eagles’ 6-3 Big South Conference baseball win over the Fairmont Cardinals on Tuesday at Johnson Park. New Ulm starting pitcher Andrew Peters allowed three runs on seven hits in ...

Cardinals coast by Bucs in 9-1 baseball clash

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s pitching staff continued to lower its ERA during Monday’s Big South Conference baseball clash against rival Blue Earth Area. Starting pitcher Dalen Keltgen, reliever Zach Jorgensen and closer Nate Kallenbach did not allow an earned run during the Cardinals’ 9-1 ...

Shoen’s walk-off grand slam lifts Jaguars by A’s

TRUMAN — Derek Shoen cranked a walk-off grand slam home run with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars to a 9-5 non-league baseball triumph over the Lyle/Austin Pacelli Athletics on Monday in Truman. With the game ...

Senf, DeWar top Fairmont golfers’ sweep of MCW

FAIRMONT — Bergen Senf merited nine-hole medalist honors, while Tanner DeWar earned runner-up medalist accolades over 18 holes to guide the Fairmont Cardinal golfers to a sweep over the Martin County West Mavericks on Monday at Interlaken Golf Course. Senf connected for a meet-best four ...

Thiesse’s grand slam fuels MCW’s 17-13 win

JANESVILLE — Karlee Thiesse completed hitting for the cycle by crushing a grand slam home run in the top of the eighth inning to pace the Martin County West Mavericks’ 17-13 Valley Conference softball victory over the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs on Monday. Thiesse singled, ...

Fairmont nets 1st, 2nd in BSC’s big-school meet

PIPESTONE — Fairmont’s girls track & field lineup had just enough fuel left in the tank from Thursday night’s state-qualifying True Team effort to capture the Big South Conference’s big-school championship on Saturday. The Cardinals edged Waseca, 153-151.5, to exit Paulsen Sports ...

B.E. Area tracksters 3rd, 5th in small-school division

PIPESTONE — Blue Earth Area’s Nicole Lium earned double-gold by reaching first-place heights in the Big South Conference’s small-school’s pole vault and high jump on Saturday at the Paulsen Sports Complex. Lium also swept her two field specialties during Thursday night’s True Team ...

Fairmont baseball routs St. Peter

ST. PETER — The Fairmont Cardinals erupted for 14 runs during the final three innings to transform a 4-3 deficit into a 17-4 Big South Conference baseball triumph over the St. Peter Saints on Saturday in St. Peter. Ironically, the Cardinals rallied from a 9-3 deficit with seven runs in the ...

No. Union’s Anderson gains golf district

NEWELL, Iowa — North Union golfer Brady Anderson and North Iowa’s Logan Leesch earned individual bids to the Class 1A district tournament. Brady Anderson connected for seven pars to card an 18-hole round of 51-39-90 during sectional tournament action Friday at the Newell Golf ...