Local Sports

No. 4 Red Bulls host Bucs in Big South wrestling clash

FAIRMONT — One of the few things as rare as a dual-meet loss by the Fairmont/Martin County West wrestling team is a Red Bulls’competition less than an hour’s drive away during the 2018-19 season. Area grappling enthusiasts have the chance to watch the Class AA, No. 4-ranked Red Bulls ...

Cavers Realty 12U girls hockey team nets pair of shutouts

FAIRMONT — The Cavers Realty 12U girls hockey team of Fairmont sandwiched a pair of shutout victories around a loss during weekend ice action. Jozie Hoefker produced a hat trick and Isabella Larson tallied two goals to power Cavers to a 7-0 victory over Windom on Saturday. Abigail Sundeen ...

Armstrong’s late 2 lifts BEA over JCC for Classic crown

BLUE EARTH — The down-to-the-wire, game-winning, tournament-clinching shot heard along the I-90 corridor. Blue Earth Area guard Te’a Armstrong pocketed a steal, drove end-to-end with time winding down and banked home the tiebreaking 8-foot runner with 2.1 seconds remaining in regulation ...

Fairmont edges MVL for BLC championship

MANKATO — Fairmont forward Dustin Schultz, center Wyatt Frank and their Cardinal teammates gave head coach Jared Thompson the perfect belated Christmas present — the 2018 KwikTrip Holiday Basketball Tournament championship at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato on Saturday night. Schultz ...

Hesebeck powers JCC to championship over BEA hoopsters

BLUE EARTH — Jackson County Central point guard Rudy Voss and center Andrew Hesebeck create matchup problems for opposing defenses. The 6-foot-5 Hesebeck poured in a game-best 26 points, including three 3-pointers, while the 6-3 Voss utilized his patented quick-step drives to score 18 to ...

Geistfeld, Hamline hoopsters taking next step to success

ST. PAUL — Hamline University junior forward Reilly Geistfeld understands the intrinsic value of doing the proper preparatory work during the offseason. The 5-foot-10 Geistfeld currently tops the Pipers’ statistical charts in scoring (16.5 points per game), rebounding (6.9 rpg) and ...

B.E. Area defeats USC in classic opener

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area senior forward Caitlin Rorman flirted with eclipsing the Bucs’ all-time single-game scoring record for the first half of Friday’s first-round BEA Holiday Classic basketball game. The 5-foot-11 Rorman poured in 26 points during the first 18 minutes to pace ...

Fairmont, B.E. Area boys cagers earn spots in tournament finals

MANKATO — Fairmont junior post player Wyatt Frank delivered a game-high double-double performance on Friday night to power the Cardinals into the KwikTrip Holiday Tournament’s championship clash at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. The 6-foot-7 Frank tossed in a game-leading 16 points ...

Waseca girls hockey slips by Fairmont Area

BLAINE — Waseca forward Isabella Sorenson scored the game-winning goal with 1:11 remaining in regulation to guide the Bluejays to a 3-2 win over the Fairmont Area Cardinals during the seventh-place game of the Open National Division at the Schwan’s Cup hockey tournament on ...

Fairmont hoopsters rout LCWM in BLC tipoff

MANKATO — Fairmont utilized a balanced outside-inside offensive strategy to trigger three double-digit runs to collect its first victory of the basketball season on Thursday night. Joey Flohrs and Dustin Schultz each tallied 11 points to top a balanced scoring attack and engineered the ...

Ketola, North Shore hockey ices Fairmont Area girls in Cup action

BLAINE — North Shore senior forward Jessie Ketola added six points to her team-leading point total of 28 during Thursday’s consolation semifinal at the Schwan’s Cup girls hockey tournament. Ketola erupted for a game-best four goals to complement two assists in powering the Storm to a ...

Where to travel for area holiday sports tournaments?

FAIRMONT — Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of what’s left in the calendar year. We segue from fixing another turkey sandwich to create space in the refrigerator to checking the weather app on our cell phones to see if snow or freezing rain will alter the area holiday high school ...

Luverne girls hockey zips Fairmont Area in Cup opener

BLAINE — Freshman wing Reghan Bork scored a pair of goals, while eighth-grade forward Kamryn Van Batavia produced one goal and one assist to power the Luverne Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the Fairmont Area during first-round girls hockey action in the Schwan’s Cup’s Open National ...

Red Bulls capture Riot team crown

REDWOOD FALLS — The Fairmont/Martin County Red Bulls crowned three individual champions and featured four more wrestlers placing in the top four to capture the two-day Redwood River Riot team championship on Saturday. Lucas Jagodzinske (113), Jaxson Rohman (120) and Connor Simmonds (126) ...

Rorman defines basketball excellence

A three-time all-Big South Conference East Division selection, a three-time Sentinel All-Area selection, an all-state honorable mention choice and last year’s All-Area co-girls basketball player of the year. That’s one way to describe Blue Earth Area’s senior scoring leader Caitlin ...

Cardinal injury ends game

FAIRMONT — Every so often you get reminded that there are aspects of sports more important than the game, such as a player’s health. Friday nights’ Fairmont Area boys hockey game against Dodge County was one of those times . With 8:16 left in the third period, the Cardinals’ Riley ...

Williamson, Whitehead lead MCW past Madelia 55-19

MADELIA — The Martin County West Mavericks stormed the Madelia Blackhawks in Valley Conference girls basketball action Friday night in Madelia. The Mavericks more than doubled the Blackhawks score in each half to finish with a 55-19 win. Alyssa Williamson and Marissa Whitehead tied for ...

Fairmont girls hoopsters fend off St. Peter, 48-45

FAIRMONT — All the Fairmont Cardinal girls basketball team needed was a little Faith on Thursday night. Sophomore guard Faith Olson’s 12-foot runner in the lane triggered Fairmont’s pivotal 15-2 run with 7:44 remaining in the second half to overcome a six-point deficit to St. Peter ...

Martin Co. Area gymnasts tame Cobras

WINDOM — Sabrina Segar, Anna Bachenberg and Anna Utermarck produced a 1-3-4 showing in the all-around competition to power the Martin County Area Magic gymnasts to a 130.575-122.65 Big South Conference triumph over the Windom/Mountain Lake Cobras on Thursday night. The Magic eclipsed their ...

Tigers girls hockey claws Cardinals

FAIRMONT — Three first period goals set the tone for the Tigers. The Marshall Tigers grounded the Fairmont Area Cardinals 8-1 in a Big South Conference girls hockey matchup Thursday night in Fairmont. The Tigers scored a goal in the first two minutes of action to take the lead they would ...