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BEA girls 2nd, boys 3rd at True Team; seek wild cards

WELLS — After capturing 12 consecutive True Team Class A state bids, Blue Earth Area head coach Tom Plocker’s Buc girls track & field team will playing the waiting game. Despite producing three first-place individual finishes, Blue Earth Area netted a total of 748 1/2 points to pocket ...

Kehrberg earns selection to golf coaches’ Hall of Fame

FAIRMONT — Dan Kehrberg assembled a prolific resume’ during his three-decade career of coaching boys golf at Fairmont High School. Kehrberg made an indelible mark during his initial season at the Cardinals’ helm, guiding the program to a third-place finish at the 1969 Minnesota Class AA ...

St. Peter tennis downs Fairmont for East title

FAIRMONT — The East Division championship of Big South Conference boys tennis continued its revolving-door change-of-hands on Friday. Class A, No. 3-ranked St. Peter overcame a unique 2-0 team deficit before the Saints even stepped onto the Cardinal Courts, and managed to exit 2 hours later ...

Marshall baseball slides by Fairmont, 5-2

MARSHALL — Isaac Schmidt produced two RBIs on two hits and pitched the seventh inning to notch the save as the Marshall Tigers scratched out a 5-2 Big South Conference baseball victory over the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday night. Schmidt doubled and singled to plate a pair of Tiger runs ...

Fowler’s 50 tops shooters

FAIRMONT — Jedidiah Fowler proved perfect during Week 3 of the Minnesotat State High School League’s clay target action on Wednesday at the Fairmont Trap Club. Fowler broke 50 of 50 targets to pace Fairmont Area’s weekly performance. Jackson Francis produced an outstanding round of 48 ...

Fairmont girls earn True Team state track bid, Cardinal boys 2nd

MANKATO — Fairmont’s True Team state track & field drought finally came to an end in the rain at Thursday’s delayed Section 2AA Meet at Mankato East High School’s track complex. The 4x400-meter relay team of Emma Koehler, Brooke Hunwardsen, Lexi Kaufman and Joni Becker capped the ...

Cardinals baseball flattens Bucs in 5 innings

FAIRMONT — Fairmont right-hander Brady Allen hurled a three-hit gem, Nate Kallenbach went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and the Cardinals’ defense proved flawless to trigger a 12-1, five-inning baseball victory over the Blue Earth Area Bucs on Thursday. The pair of Big South Conference rivals ...

Fairmont softball takes 2 from BEA

BLUE EARTH — Fairmont ace right-hander Jordan Ehlert hurled a two-hit shutout in Game 1, while collecting four hits offensively on Thursday’s doubleheader to power the Cardinals to a sweep, 9-0 and 16-4 in five innings, over the Blue Earth Area Bucs in Blue Earth. Ehlert registered 11 ...

Cardinals tennis nets victory over Bucs

BLUE EARTH — The rain washed out the end of the meet but Fairmont’s 5-0 lead counted as a win over Blue Earth Area on Thursday in Blue Earth. All four Fairmont singles players scored easy victories, with Carter Klanderud getting things started at No. 1 singles. He downed the Bucs’ Jack ...

Cardinal golfers declaw Tigers

ALBERT LEA — Bryan Grotte shot a front-nine 39 on his way to carding an 80 to lead the Fairmont boys golf team to a 339-359 win over Albert Lea on Thursday at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club. Meanwhile, at the New Ulm Invite, the Fairmont girls golf team managed a third-place finish. Minnewaska ...

MCW golfers 3rd, FHS 6th at St. Peter Invite

ST. PETER — Carter Doose fired a 1-over par 70 to earn soggy individual medalist honors and guide the St. Peter Saints to their own golf invitational’s team championship on Tuesday at Shoreland Country Club. Doose recorded nine pars, three birdies and a rare eagle on the par-5 seventh ...

Area athletics schedule altered by weather

FAIRMONT — Steady rain and periodic lightning Tuesday forced the majority of area athletic events to either be postponed or cancelled. Here’s a look at the following changes in this week’s sports schedule: • The True Team Section 2AA track & field meet, which includes the ...

Cardinals tennis shuts out Arrows, 7-0

FAIRMONT — Pipestone’s boys tennis team arrived early enough after its 120-mile trek to Fairmont on Monday that the visiting Arrows and hometown Cardinals delivered the first official serves a few minutes sooner than the Big South dual meet’s original 4:30 p.m. starting ...

Fairmont girls golfers take 3rd at Byron Invite

BYRON — Fairmont golfer Bergen Senf and her Cardinal teammates broke 400 for a second straight 18-hole invitational over a three-day span to earn tournament hardware again. Bergen Senf penciled in a round of 39-44-83 to capture fifth place overall in the individual competition to pace ...

Fairmont sweeps softball pair from Luverne

LUVERNE — Ericka Kim produced five hits and teammate Courtney Williams hammered out four extra-base hits to power Fairmont’s sweep of Luverne during a Big South Conference softball doubleheader on Monday in Luverne. Kim went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Williams doubled, tripled, drove in ...

North Union’s Cummins, Rezac net TIC golf honors

ARMSTRONG — North Union’s Jordyn Cummins and Halle Rezac posted top 10 scores at the Top of Iowa Conference West Division girls golf meet Monday, lifting their team to a fifth-place finish. Playing on their home course of Country Greens in Armstrong, Cummins shot 107 to finish in sixth ...

Senf guides Fairmont girls golfers to 2nd at own invite

FAIRMONT — A mathematics teacher facing a seemingly unsolvable equation. That’s Fairmont girls golf mentor Brad Haugen’s dilemma in penciling in a starting varsity lineup each meet this spring. Bergen Senf and Maggy Totzke, however, locked down the Cardinals’ lowest two 18-hole ...

Spencer tops BEA boys golf team win; Fairmont places 5th

FAIRMONT — Before every meet, Blue Earth Area boys golf mentor Travis Armstrong always emphasizes the importance of each hole played. Hunter Spencer, Braden Gudahl, Gaven Bruellman and Manning Lane heeded Armstrong’s clubhouse advice to deliver clutch birdies at the end of their 18-hole ...

Fairmont baseball garners pair of victories

WINDOM — Fairmont combined error-free defense with shutdown pitching and timely hitting on Saturday to produce back-to-back baseball wins in Windom. Collin Steuber doubled and scored the eventual game-winning run on Zac Ringnell’s RBI two-base hit in the top of the 10th inning to steer ...

Cardinal tennis team drops pair at SMA triangular

ST. MICHAEL — The Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis lineup dropped a pair of non-league dual meets at the St. Michael-Albertville triangular on Saturday in St. Michael. Coming off a down-to-the-wire 4-3 loss to Luverne on Friday night, Fairmont lost a close 4-3 decision to the Robbinsdale ...