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SHE’S OUT! — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain’s Michaelah Petrowiak applies the tag to Cleveland’s Lily Hollerich for an out at the plate during Valley Conference softball action Tuesday in Northrop. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Clippers softball sails past Jaguars

NORTHROP — McKenna Robb hit a fourth-inning grand slam to lead the Cleveland Clippers to a 16-3 win over the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars during Valley Conference softball action on Tuesday. “They were a good hard-hitting team. It was our first time experiencing a ...

Tanner DeWar

Huskies nip Cardinal girls; JCC boys best FHS golfers

JACKSON — The Fairmont Cardinals girls golf lineup fired a season-low of 213 to finish only four shots off the Jackson County Central Huskies’ winning score of 209 during a Big South Conference dual meet on Tuesday in Jackson. Abby Benson birdied the par-3 fifth hole and the par-5 sixth ...

No. 5 Litchfield tennis nets win over Fairmont

LITCHFIELD — The Class A, No. 5-ranked Litchfield Dragons took a 5-2 win over the Fairmont Cardinals during a nonleague boys tennis dual meet on Tuesday in Litchfield. Tyler Head provided the Cardinals with a No. 2 singles win, beating Trevor Meyer, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3. No. 3 doubles players Ben ...

Jaguars tame Wolverines

GLENVILLE — The Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars took a 17-11 win over the Glenville Wolverines during nonleague softball action on Monday. The Jaguars scored six unanswered runs to take the early lead before the Wolverines engineered five runs in the third inning. The ...

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Area sports postponed Colder temperatures and the forecast for rain caused the postponement of area sporting events on Monday. The following athletic events have been rescheduled: * The Fairmont boys and girls golf teams’ dual meets at Jackson County Central tee off at 4:30 p.m. today in ...

SAFE AT HOME — Fairmont Cardinals runner Ericka Kim slides safely past Martin County West catcher Karlee Thiesse as Thiesse fields the throw to the plate during the championship game of the Martin County West softball invitational on Saturday at Fox Lake Sports Complex in Welcome. Fairmont’s Jordan Ehlert (back right), Martin County West coaches Darrell Ziegler and Jen Clow (back center), and home plate umpire Joel Erdman watch the action. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

FHS earns softball title, extends win streak

WELCOME — Back-to-back shutouts. The Fairmont Cardinals softball lineup extended their season-opening winning streak to three in a row by capturing the Martin County West Invitational crown on Saturday. Sophomore ace right-hander Jordan Ehlert fired a two-hit complete-game shutout to ...

TRAPPED — Fairmont Cardinals shortstop Nate Kallenbach (left) tags out Martin County West runner Payton Anderson during a rundown situation in the Martin County West baseball invitational’s championship game on Saturday at Fox Lake Sports Complex in Welcome. Fairmont first baseman Collin Steuber looks on. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Cardinals coast to baseball crown

WELCOME — Both the Fairmont Cardinals and Martin County West Mavericks baseball teams notched their first wins of the season Saturday, earning a spot in the Martin County West Invite championship game. The Cardinals generated 12 runs over two innings in the title game to help defeat the ...

Senf nets 4th, FHS girls golf takes 4th; Card boys 8th

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s boys and girls golf teams ventured to invitationals 65 miles apart to open their seasons on Saturday. Bergen Senf carded an 18-hole score of 92 to place fourth overall to guide the Cardinals girls lineup to a fourth-place showing at the Worthington event, while Bryan ...

Hayden Berhow

Fairmont girls, boys 2nd at East track triangular

MANKATO — The host Mankato East Cougars track & field team swept its triangular meet while the Fairmont Cardinals placed second on Friday at Mankato East High School. The Cougars girls team totaled 94 points, followed by the Cardinals’ 86 points. The Maple River Eagles were third with ...

THE DELIVERY — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman hurler Paxton Gravlin delivers a pitch to the plate during prep baseball action against Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey on Friday in Truman. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Jaguars baseball shuts out Wolverines

TRUMAN — Buena Vista University’s Steve Sonka didn’t get the chance to watch Martin Luther/ Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman junior right-hander Derek Shoen pitch on Friday, but the Beavers’ baseball pitching coach witnessed his recruit’s prowess from the batter’s box. Shoen ...

Jayhawk tracksters 3rd, 7th at MLA Invite

MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Madelia/Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther girls track & field lineup produced 91 points to place third at the eight-team Mountain Lake Area Invitational on Friday, while the Jayhawks boys team tallied 52 points to net seventh. Renae Wallace, Hannah ...

A-B-C — Fairmont Cardinals throwers, from left, Brenna Cutler, Alli Lardy and Claire Cutler hoist their respective shots prior to Tuesday’s outdoor season-opening track & field in Fairmont. The talented throwing trio has literally made their marks in the Cardinals’ track & field record books this season. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont trio ‘overthrows’ marks

FAIRMONT — For three members of the Fairmont Cardinals girls track & field team, throwing comes as naturally as saying, “A, B, C.” The A-B-C group of juniors Alli Lardy and twins Brenna Cutler and Claire Cutler have proven to be a talented bunch in the discus and shot put, and have ...

FOREHAND WINNER — Fairmont Cardinals first singles player Carter Klanderud puts away a forehand winner during season-opening tennis action against Waseca on Thursday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont tennis nets shutout

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis team opened the season with a 7-0 Big South Conference sweep over the Waseca Bluejays on Tuesday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. “It was a little shaky there, but those things happen in the first match of the season,” Cardinals head ...

STIRRING UP DUST — Fairmont runner Lance Becker dives safely back into first base ahead of the pickoff throw to Jackson County Central first baseman Darrius Johnson during Big South Conference action Thursday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Christopher powers JCC baseball over Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Less than a month ago, Jackson County Central senior standout Ryan Christopher made a commitment to play baseball for Concordia University in St. Paul next season. On Thursday, the hard-throwing Huskies’ left-hander demonstrated the skills that earned him the opportunity to ...

Courtney Williams

Fairmont softball outslugs JCC, 8-5

JACKSON — The Fairmont Cardinals produced a baker’s dozen in the hit column, including Courtney Williams’ two-run home run, to outslug the Jackson County Central Huskies, 8-5, during season-opening softball action Thursday in Jackson. Williams went 2-for-4, with two RBIs on her ...

Madelia golfers win 1, lose 1

MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Madelia boys golf team won a triangular in Mountain Lake on Thursday, while the Blackhawks girls team lost a dual meet. Jared Henry and Joe Fenske topped Madelia’s winning effort by shooting 43s, while Matt Baumgartner was one shot behind at 44. Carson Wihlm added a ...

ACES RETURN — Members of the Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis team opening the season against Waseca at 4:30 p.m. today at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont include, front (l-r): Parker Vetter, Ameye Komaragiri, Blake Haugen and Tyrell Zieske. Middle row: Aaron Hendricks, Thomas Klanderud, Christo Washa, Stuart Smick and Ben Hernes. Back row: Tony Joseph, Andy Hagen, Tyler Head, Shawn Busche, Carter Klanderud, Evan Carlson, Connor Madsen and Ethan Grunewald. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Fairmont tennis team set for opener

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont boys tennis team could change its mascot from Cardinals to Road Warriors after a glance at the spring schedule. Long-time head coach Eric Johnson and his Cardinal netters play host to Waseca in Big South Conference action at 4:30 p.m. today in their season-opener in ...

SPRINT — The Cardinals’ Levi Bulfer (left) crosses the finish line just behind Marshall’s Jefferson Lee V in the 100-meter dash during track action Tuesday at Bob Bonk Track in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont sweeps outdoor triangular

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont boys and girls track & field teams started the outdoor season with a Big South Conference triangular sweep over the Marshall Tigers and the St. Peter Saints on Tuesday at Bob Bonk Track. “We prepared for our events well, warming up and cooling down and ...

FORCED OUT — Fairmont shortstop Nate Kallenbach (left) steps on second base to force out Belle Plaine courtesy runner Nicholas Willey during season-opening baseball action Tuesday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. Cardinal second baseman Christian Engeman (right) and outfielder Jacob Tennyson watch the action. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Belle Plaine baseball outslugs Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Twenty-nine runs and 26 hits were produced, eight pitchers stepped to the mound, and every hot dog in the concession was consumed during Tuesday’s 2 1/2-hour baseball season-opener between Fairmont and Belle Plaine at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. The hometown Cardinals erupted ...

TEE TIME — Fairmont golfer Bergen Senf watches her drive off of the No. 3 tee box at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont on Tuesday. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

New Ulm golfers take Big South dual meet from Fairmont

FAIRMONT — The New Ulm Eagles boys and girls golf teams produced a season-opening Big South Conference sweep over the Fairmont Cardinals on Tuesday at Interlaken Golf Course. Glavin Schugel shot a nine-hole medalist score of 37, including two birdies, to lead the Eagles over the Cardinals ...