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B.E. Area produces shutout over St. James

ST JAMES — Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. The Blue Earth Area Bucs rolled the St. James Area Saints 35-0 in a South Central White District football clash Wednesday night in St. James. Blue Earth Area (3-5, 3-4 South Central White) and St. James Area (2-6, 2-5) will find out today their ...

Fairmont volleyball starts playoffs on road; MCW hosts opener

FAIRMONT — On the road or staying home? That’s the question on everybody’s mind when awaiting the Minnesota sectional volleyball postseason brackets. Here are the answers. The Fairmont Cardinals netted the No. 5 seed in the Section 2AA, South Sub-Section tournament when the Minnesota ...

Fairmont Area soccer kicks way to Section 2A final

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area girls soccer team just keeps rewriting the 13-year varsity program’s record books this fall. Junior striker Isabelle Lenort delivered two precision assists and scored a goal for good measure, while freshman goalkeeper Cadence Becker made a game-best nine saves ...

Fairmont runs to 3rd, 5th at BSC Meet

REDWOOD FALLS — The Fairmont girls ran to third place in the big schools division, while the Cardinal boys hustled for fifth at the Big South Conference Meet in Redwood Falls on Tuesday. The Fairmont boys finished with 102 points, five behind fourth-place St. Peter. Andrew Moeller led the ...

Rebels sweep Warriors in opening regional volleyball play

SIOUX RAPIDS, Iowa — The Sioux Central Rebels swept the North Union Warriors, 25-20, 25-18, 25-22, during the opening round of the Iowa Class 2A, Region 1 volleyball playoffs on Tuesday night in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Sioux Central (10-14) moves on to the Region 1 quarterfinals against ...

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FHS tailgate BBQ tonight FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Booster Club, Chevy Cade-ering and Hawkins Chevrolet will sponsor tonight’s Cardinal Tailgate BBQ prior to No. 6-ranked Fairmont’s regular-season football finale against New Ulm at 7 p.m. at Mahoney Field. Smoked babyback ribs, ...

No. 7 Fairmont plays host to New Ulm in regular-season finale

FAIRMONT — Points scored per game, points allowed, consecutive wins, consecutive losses, passing yards, rushing yards, positive turnover ratios, negative turnover ratios, etc. The numbers behind the scenes of the Class AAA, No. 7-ranked Fairmont Cardinals’ 7 p.m. regular-season football ...

Fairmont hosts HFC in 2A girls soccer clash

FAIRMONT — The No. 3-seeded Fairmont Area Cardinals girls soccer team squares off against the No. 7-seeded Holy Family Catholic Fire in a 7 p.m. Section 2A semifinal tonight at Jeffery Kot Soccer Complex. Fairmont Area enters tonight’s postseason clash with a 13-2-2 record on the heels of ...

Cardinals gain Section 2A soccer semifinals

FAIRMONT — A single-season record 13th victory established on the 13th of October during the program’s 13th year. Jenna Lee Gustafson’s decisive second-half goal, Joni Becker’s first-half score and Cadence Becker’s game-high 23 saves propelled No. 3-seeded Fairmont Area to a 2-1 ...

Elementary run reslated today

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont 5th- and 6th-grade cross country run has been rescheduled for 3:44 p.m. today at the Fairmont Elementary School. Runners should bring their registration forms or fill one out when you arrive at the north side of the elementary school. Participants will run a ...

No. 7 Fairmont shuts out Belle Plaine, 34-0

BELLE PLAINE — Dustin Schultz could be the next spokesman for Allstate Insurance after delivering a ‘good hands’ performance Friday night in Belle Plaine. Schultz created three of Class AAA, No. 7-ranked Fairmont’s four turnovers – two interceptions and a fumble recovery – from his ...

Kroeze powers Broncos by Warriors, 39-14

ARMSTRONG — Tucker Kroeze bulldozed the Warriors. The Belmond-Klemme Broncos beat North Union 39-14 in a Iowa Class A district football matchup in Armstrong on Friday night. Kroeze carried the ball 21 times for the Broncos and amassed 203 yards on the ground and four touchdowns. Kroeze ...

Marshall edges Fairmont Area in 2A soccer clash, 1-0

MARSHALL — One goal ended the Cardinals’ season. The Marshall Tigers beat Fairmont Area, 1-0, during second-round Section 2A soccer playoff action at Mattke Field on the Southwest Minnesota State University campus in Marshall on Thursday night. The loss ended No. 12-seeded Fairmont ...

St. Peter volleyball coasts to sweep over Fairmont

FAIRMONT — St. Peter senior middle hitter Claire Nuessmeier presented 20 good reasons on Thursday night why she’ll be playing volleyball for an NCAA Division I program next season. Nuessmeier utilized an impressive vertical leap in conjunction with her 6-foot-2 frame to pound out ...

Fairmont runners net 2nd at Buc Invite

ELMORE — The Buc cross country invitational moved 14 miles south of its usual location — Riverside Town & Country Club — to the Minn-Iowa Golf Course in Elmore on Thursday due to recent weather-related damage to the golf course north of Blue Earth. Unfortunately, the 5K run — 3.1 ...

Blue Earth Area tennis trio qualifies for state

ST. PETER — On paper, No. 3-seeded singles player Te’a Armstrong and the No. 5-seeded doubles team of Macie Stevermer and McKenna Dutton were not expected to reach the Section 3 individual tennis meet’s finals, let alone qualify for the Class A state meet. But that’s exactly what the ...

No. 7 Fairmont hits road to Belle Plaine for Week 7

FAIRMONT — Mat Mahoney’s first-ever playoff game as a head high school football coach pitted the Fairmont Cardinals against Belle Plaine mentor Justin Johnston and his Tigers in 2007. Belle Plaine defeated Fairmont in the Section 2AAA quarterfinals, 26-19, during Mahoney’s rookie season ...

Mavericks outlast Jaguars in 4 games

TRUMAN — Martin County West rallied to three straight game wins to come back and beat Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman. The Mavericks beat the Jaguars, 18-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23, in the Valley Conference clash in Truman on Tuesday night. The teams stayed close through the ...

North Union spikers sweep Spencer; BEA downs St. James Area

ARMSTRONG — Dayna Umscheid produced stellar all-around numbers to power the North Union Warriors to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-19 sweep over Spencer during their regular-season volleyball final on Tuesday night. Umscheid pounded out eight kills to top a balanced Warriors’ offensive attack to ...

Cardinals deflate Hubmen in Section 2A opener, 3-1

FAIRMONT — The Cardinals move on. No. 12-seeded Fairmont Area beat the No. 13-seeded Jordan Hubmen, 3-1, for the Cardinals’ (4-13-1) second win over Jordan in five days. Fairmont Area defeated Jordan during regular-season action, 8-0, last Thursday night. This time, the Cardinals’ win ...