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Bucs team, 4 area golfers ready for state meet

FAIRMONT — Families that play golf together stay on course. It’d be difficult to contradict that phrase after researching the history of the 10 area golfers competing on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Class AA and A state tournaments. From Fairmont’s Bergen Senf and Bryan Grotte paving ...

Fairmont’s Subbert, Quiring, 4×400 relay gain state finals

ST. PAUL — The Fairmont Cardinals boys and girls track & field teams medaled in one event, while advancing two individuals and a relay team during Day 1 of the Minnesota State High School League Class A state meet on Friday at Hamline University. Lizzy Subbert received the lone ...

U15 soccer girls pocket two victories

FAIRMONT — The Saxton Family Partnership U15 C2 girls soccer team posted a pair of victories during recent spring league action. Brooklyn Meyer netted one goal and an assist to help guide Saxton Family Partnership of Fairmont to a 3-1 triumph over Shakopee on Monday. Mackenzie Householder ...

Fairmont trap team places 2nd at BSC Meet

FAIRMONT — Bryan Grotte broke 97 targets out of 100 to help guide the Fairmont Area trapshooters to runner-up team accolades during the Big South Conference Meet on Thursday at the Fairmont Trap Club. Grotte’s score of 97 tied him for second place overall in pacing the Cardinals’ team ...

Fairmont’s Klanderud caps tennis career at state meet

MINNEAPOLIS — Fairmont Cardinals senior singles player Carter Klanderud closed out his outstanding prep tennis career on Thursday at the Class A state individual meet at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center. No. 5-seeded senior Nathan Radtke of Minnehaha Academy outdueled the smooth-hitting ...

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Northrop 13U wins bacon title NORTHROP — The Northrop 13U baseball team compiled a 5-0 record to capture the inaugural Battle for all the Bacon tournament in Northrop last weekend. Northrop coasted to wins of 19-3 and 21-10 over Windom and Gudahl, respectively, in pool play before ...

Fairmont contingent, BEA’s Lium revved up for state track

FAIRMONT — Ten of Fairmont’s girls and boys track & field seniors will close out their high school careers competing at state. Fairmont represents 12 qualifying spots, nine individuals and three relay teams, at the Class A state meet at Hamline University in St. Paul. Four ...

Williamson drafted by Brewers; opts for TCU

WELCOME — The Milwaukee Brewers selected Brandon Williamson in the 36th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday, but the North Iowa Area Community College sophomore left-hander will be taking his 95 mph fastball to Fort Worth, Texas. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Williamson has ...

Fairmont VFW baseball opens season with win

FAIRMONT — Fairmont righty Dan Brummond held Lake Crystal to three runs in four innings of work to earn the win for the VFW Post 1222 baseball team. Fairmont won 9-7 at Herb Wolf Field in its first game of the season after two rainouts earlier on the schedule. Brummond threw four innings, ...

Padres draft Becker in 9th round

NORTHROP — The waiting game is finally over for Northrop native and former Fairmont High School standout Luke Becker. The San Diego Padres selected the Kentucky Wildcats senior second baseman with the 261st overall pick in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on ...

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No. 5 Warriors edge Rockford SWEA CITY — Kate Anderson smacked a two-run home run and Breanna Anderson singled in a pair of runs to help guide the Iowa Class 1A, No. 5-ranked North Union Warriors to a 6-3 softball victory over Rockford on Monday. Kate Anderson allowed three runs — two ...

B.E. Area golfers pocket Class AA state bid

NEW PRAGUE — Section 2AA boys golf champions for a second consecutive year and counting. Manning Lane captured the sectional individual crown and teammate Hunter Spencer fired the fifth-best overall two-day total to engineer the Blue Earth Area Bucs’ successful defense of their Section 2 ...

MCW’s Webers gain state; Mavs 2nd in Section 2A Meet

MANKATO — Martin County West Maverick golfers Dawson Weber and Mitchell Weber are headed to the Class A state tournament next week. The pair of Weber brothers captured two of the five non-qualifying team-member individual bids while helping Martin County West place second in the Section 2A ...

Fairmont earns 12 state track bids, Section 2A crown

MANKATO — Fairmont combined to advance nine individuals and three relay teams to the Class A state track & field meet, as the Cardinal girls won Saturday’s Section 2 team championship with 131.5 points, and the FHS boys placed third with 87. The weather went from cloudy, to raining, ...

Springfield edges Jaguars in Section 2A baseball clash

MANKATO — Power, pitching and progression. The seesaw Section 2A baseball clash between the Springfield Tigers and Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars went down to the wire Saturday, but only one would advance to the next round. The Tigers scratched out the elimination ...

FHS’ Klanderud earns historic state tennis bid

FAIRMONT — Carter Klanderud knows first-hand that the principle behind the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” holds true when it comes to him qualifying for the Class A individual state singles tennis tournament. Playing in searing heat that drenched his Fairmont jersey ...

Bartelt, WEM strike out Blue Earth Area in 2AA baseball game

WATERVILLE — Eighteen strikeouts. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown junior Bladyn Bartelt recorded an incredible 18 strikeouts while firing a two-hit complete-game shutout to steer the No. 5-seeded Bucs to a 3-0 elimination playoff baseball victory over the No. 9-seeded Blue Earth Area Bucs on ...

FSA spring soccer rolls on

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Soccer Association’s spring leagues continue play with the following results. U12 Girls Becker Storage of Fairmont 2, Mankato 1 — Brylee Miller delivered two goals to power Fairmont to the win on Wednesday in Mankato. Madilyn Stromberg, who assisted on one of ...

12U boys soccer unbeaten at Shakeout

FAIRMONT — The Madsen Land Surveying U12 boys soccer team produced three wins and a tie to pace the 2018 Shakeout Jamboree on May 19 at the Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont. Jack Sadusky tallied two unassisted goals and netminder Ethan Madsen made 17 saves to guide Madsen Land Surveying to a ...

NLS nips Fairmont in 3AA baseball contest, 4-3

MARSHALL — A sixth-inning rally was too little, too late for the Fairmont Cardinals baseball team during Thursday night’s Section 3AA elimination game. The New London-Spicer Wildcats scratched out a 4-3 playoff victory over Fairmont at American Legion Field in Marshall. The Cardinals ...