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Gaels’ 2nd-half rally edges Warriors, 18-12

ARMSTRONG — Fourth-quarter turnovers will kill any team. The North Union Warriors committed four on their way to an 18-12 Iowa prep football loss to the St. Edmond Fort Dodge Gaels. The Warriors entered the second half up 6-0 and started the half with a long touchdown drive to go up ...

Cougars fend off Jaguars’ comeback bid, 30-16

GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman defensive lineman Dylan Benes’ 82-yard return of a fumble recovery for a touchdown proverbially knocked the breath out of Mabel-Canton’s fourth-quarter drive downfield. Benes’ defensive gem, followed by Owen Wolter’s 2-point pass to Cael ...

Fairmont downs BEA to retain Little Brown Jug

BLUE EARTH — Garrett Myren and Dustin Schultz made sure the Little Brown Jug will remain nestled in the Fairmont High School trophy case for the next two years at a minimum. Myren completed 8 of 11 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns to complement running for a pair of scores, while ...

St. Peter soccer posts shutout over Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT — Jade Reicks and Ken Ringler couldn’t be stopped. The pair combined for five goals as the St. Peter Saints blew past the Fairmont Area Cardinals soccer team, 6-0, Thursday night at Kot Soccer Complex. Reicks got started early, scoring the first goal of the game unassisted at ...

Cardinal netters scratch Tigers, 5-2

ALBERT LEA — The Fairmont Cardinals girls tennis finally had a dry court to play on and posted a 5-2 nonconference dual-meet victory over the Albert Lea Tigers on Thursday. Fairmont had its dual meets on Monday and Tuesday postponed due to rain. Claire Nemmers collected a team point for ...

Jaguars knock off Rebels; Dragons zip Mavs

GRANADA — The Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars posted a 3-1 nonconference victory over the United South Central Rebels during volleyball action Thursday night in Granada. The Jaguards captured the four-game clash by respective game scores of 25-20, 12-25, 25-18, ...

Fairmont, B.E. Area football to clash in last Little Brown Jug game

FAIRMONT — Tonight’s 64th edition of the Little Brown Jug prep football series between the Fairmont Cardinals and the Blue Earth Area Bucs will be the last one. Well ... for at least two years. “During the offseason, the South Central District opted to go to four sub-districts ...

Fairmont runs to 2nd, 4th at Metcalf Invite

MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Fairmont girls cross country team strode for second place while the Cardinals boys ran to fourth at the Paul Metcalf Invite 5K run Wednesday at Mountain Lake Golf Course. Fairmont’s girls were led by Laura Thompson and Sarah Krumholz, who finished fifth and sixth, ...

Mavericks’ volleyball shuts out Cardinals in season opener

TRIMONT — The Martin County West Mavericks opened their volleyball season perfectly. The Mavericks played to a three-game sweep of the Fairmont Cardinals, 25-17, 25-12, 25-16, on Tuesday night in Trimont. MCW co-head coach Kayla Zehms said she was proud to open the season with a big ...

St. Peter soccer halts Cardinals’ winning streak

ST. PETER — Amelia Carlson scored two of St. Peter’s three opening-half goals to help pace the Saints’ 3-1 Big South Conference soccer victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Tuesday in St. Peter. Freshman striker Sami Lenort produced the only scoring of the second half by tallying ...

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Havnen nets hole-in-one FAIRMONT — Samuel Havnen of Fairmont connected on a hole-in-one at Interlaken Golf Course on Aug. 15 in Fairmont. Havnen used a 7-iron to reach the 13th hole in one swing. Parker Oleson, Nathan Eaton and Carson Kuhl witnessed the ace. Area teams to run at ...

Fairmont Area girls soccer trips Albert Lea, 4-3

ALBERT LEA — The Cardinals finally shooed away the albatross. Midfielder Lexi Kaufman, striker Rayah Quiring and forward Isabelle Lenort tallied two points apiece to highlight Fairmont Area’s 4-3 victory over the Albert Lea Tigers during Monday’s nonconference soccer clash at Hammer ...

New Ulm zips Fairmont Area, 3-0

NEW ULM — Coming into the season, there was a big question surrounding New Ulm’s boys soccer team as far as who would fill the scoring void after Wyatt Huard graduated. The Eagles may have found their answer and it looks like two players have stepped up to fill that role. Freshman ...

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Area girls tennis meets rained out Heavy rains, high-velocity winds and lightning forced the postponement of two area prep girls tennis meets on Monday. Fairmont traveled to Wells to face United South Central in a nonconference dual meet, but the court action never got under way. Blue ...

Cardinals girls soccer edges Eagles in BSC clash, 3-2

FAIRMONT — Grace Higgins and Cadee Becker displayed nerves of steel to help pace Fairmont Area’s second consecutive soccer victory of the early season on Saturday. Higgins drilled the eventual game-winning penalty kick with 16:47 remaining in regulation, while Becker made a game-best 18 ...

Fairmont, B.E. Area volleyball fall in opening showcase

ST. JAMES — The Redwood Valley Cardinals held off the Fairmont Cardinals in three games, 25-14, 25-16, 25-18, during the season-opening Big South Conference Showcase volleyball event Saturday in St. James. The early-season tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Waseca, but was ...

Fairmont spikers open season at Big South Showcase

FAIRMONT — A rotation overlap in the sport of volleyball always results in a loss of a point. Overlapping 2-hour blocks of practice drills for the varsity, B- and C-squad, however, has produced a positive effect for Fairmont head coach Haley Loerts’ volleyball program this ...

Cardinal runners earn 1st, 2nd at Early Bird Invite

FAIRMONT — De’ja vu. The Class A, No. 12-ranked Fairmont girls cross country team duplicated its first-place team showing from last fall during Friday’s Early Bird Invitational, while the host Cardinal boys lineup earned runner-up accolades behind No. 2-ranked St. James Area for a ...

Blackhawks’ 2nd half too much for Jaguars in Week Zero clash

MADELIA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman began its 2018 football season the way it ended 2017, with a loss to Madelia. The Madelia Blackhawks beat the GHEC/Truman Jaguars, 32-12, in a Week Zero season-opener in Madelia. The Blackhawks’ ground game pounded the Jaguars by going for 288 ...

Fairmont football looks to return to state

FAIRMONT — If Fairmont head football coach Mat Mahoney’s Cardinals plan to repeat as Section 3AAA champions, they’ll have to utilize their overall depth and versatility to achieve that seasonal goal this fall. Fairmont edged Jackson County Central, 29-21, during the two teams’ third ...