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BATTING IN RUNS — Fairmont Martins hitter Tyler Tennyson gets an RBI base hit during the third inning of an amateur baseball game against the Windom Pirates on Wednesday night at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. Pirates catcher Devin Nielsen stays in position behind the plate. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Martins sail to win over Pirates

FAIRMONT — Jack Waletich was a force to be reckoned with offensively and Matt Lytle was able to limit the Windom Pirates from the mound as the Fairmont Martins defeated the Windom Pirates, 8-2 in amateur baseball action Wednesday night in Fairmont. Waletich was 2-for-4 with three runs ...

Post 1222 shut down Post 1914

ST. JAMES — The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team held St. James Post 1914 to two hits for a six-inning 14-0 shutout win on Wednesday in St. James. Jacob Tennyson gave up the two hits without giving up any runs. He walked one finished with four strikeouts in five innings of work for the ...

OUT AT HOME — North Union catcher Blake Crawmer (20) tags out Humboldt’s Cade Witzke, who was trying to score on a single from Devon Clark (not pictured) during the third inning of non-league baseball action on Tuesday night in Bancroft. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Clarken, Wildcats shut out Warriors

BANCROFT — Humbolt Wildcats starting pitcher Colby Clarken threw a no-hitter and shut out the North Union Warriors 10-0 in five innings in Iowa non-conference baseball Tuesday night in Bancroft. Clarken, an eighth-grader, pitched a gem, striking out four Warriors and walking three. ...

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Cardinal Power splits wins with Essig FAIRMONT — The Cardinal Power 16U softball team split a doubleheader with Essig on Tuesday night at Hands Park. Essig won the first game, 5-4, and the Cardinals took the second, 9-5. Marissa Steinhaus took the loss, giving up three earned runs on six ...

OFF-BALANCE OUT — Fairmont Legion Post 36 shortstop Collin Steuber catches his balance after getting out Mankato National’s Luke Sellner at second base during Monday’s baseball game in Fairmont. Post 36 second baseman Jeb Green backs up the play. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Mankato defeats Fairmont, 13-0

FAIRMONT — Five straight first-inning runs set the tone for Mankato National Post 11 as they crusied to a 13-0 victory over the Fairmont Legion Post 36 baseball team on Monday night in Fairmont. Post 11 jumped all over Fairmont starter Sam Schwieger, batting around in the first inning en ...

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Correction The Fairmont Martins baseball team’s catcher’s name is Dustin Sobolik. Ex-Dodger Wills retires in ND FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers great Maury Wills has retired again, this time from broadcasting. The 84-year-old Wills is stepping out of the Fargo-Moorhead ...

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Warriors go 1-3 at Spencer Tournament

SPENCER, Iowa — The Class 2A, No. 2-ranked North Union Warriors softball team wen 1-3 during the Spencer tournament over the weekend. The Warriors’ lone win came against Class 4A, No. 14-ranked Denison-Schleswig, 8-0, on Saturday. Kyarsten Mullen hit a home run and a double to go 2-for-3 ...

TAKING THE SHOT — Fairmont golfer Bergen Senf sends the ball to the putting green on Hole No. 1 as Cardinals golf head coach Brad Haugen looks on during the Class AA state golf tournament on June 15 in Jordan. Senf finished 25th overall in her first state meet. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Senf ends freshman year at state

FAIRMONT — On June 15, Fairmont golfer Bergen Senf left the Class AA state golf tournament with a sense of accomplishment. After all, that moment is what she had worked for since the end of the Section 2AA tournament last year. “When the tournament got done last year, she didn’t ...

WAITING FOR THE CALL — Fairmont Martins runner Jack Waletich (middle) and Hanska Lakers shortstop Kevin Larson (second from right) look for the umpire’s call after Waletich gets to third base during a rundown against the Hanska Lakers on Friday night. Lakers pitcher Micade Thorson (left) and outfielder Austin Thordson (right) back up the play. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Martins handle Lakers, 12-1, in 7

FAIRMONT—The Martins took care of the Hanska Lakers easily Friday night at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont, winning the game, 12-1 in seven innings. The Martins got started early in the first, scoring three runs and never looking back. Leadoff hitter Levi Becker one-hopped the fence in left ...

Sioux Center tops North Union

GRANVILLE, Iowa — The North Union Warriors baseball team started the LeMars-Gehlen Tournament with a five-inning 20-9 loss against the Sioux Center Warriors on Friday. Trent Pedersen hit a home run for the Warriors and collected four RBIs on 2-for-4 hitting for the North Union. Blake ...

Warriors take down Broncos

BELMOND, Iowa —The North Union Warriors baseball team took a six-inning 16-4 win over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos on Wednesday night. The Warriors came out firing on all cylinders with five runs in the first inning. Brenden Anderson provided the Warriors with four runs and a hit. Blake ...

OUT AT ONE — Fairmont VFW Post 1222 shortstop Dalen Keltgen fires the ball to first base for the out while Blue Earth Area Post 4580’s Caelan Sanders looks on during a baseball game on Wednesday in Fairmont. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Fairmont downs Blue Earth

FAIRMONT — Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team’s depth proved to be a threat against Blue Earth VFW Post 4580. The team used a seven-run sixth inning to beat Post 4580, 10-2, on Wednesday night at Herb Wolf Field. Post 1222 had built a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth. ...

Cardinals, Jackson split wins

FAIRMONT — The Cardinal Power 16U softball team split a doubleheader with Jackson on Tuesday. The Cardinals won the first game, 5-2, and lost the second, 6-4. Jen Moeller got win, giving up two runs — one earned — on three hits. She walked one and struck out seven. Alex Schuder, ...

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Legion baseball game cancelled FAIRMONT — Fairmont Legion Post 36’s baseball game scheduled for today against Sleepy Eye has been cancelled. Fairmont plays in the LeSueur Tournament, starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Hurn, Shoen named All-State TRUMAN — Martin Luther/Granada -Huntley - ...

SWING BATTER — North Union’s Rory McClellan gets a hit during the Top of Iowa Conference softball game against Bishop Garrigan on Tuesday in Swea City. McClellan had a two-run home run as the Warriors won, 10-0, in five innings. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Warriors declaw Golden Bears

SWEA CITY — For the second time in two days, the Class 2A, No. 1-ranked North Union Warriors used big at-bats to shorten its softball game. Kyarsten Mullen, Kate Anderson and Rory McClellan all hit home runs, while Hope Steinberger went 3-for-3 in the Warriors’ five-inning 10-0 Top of ...

BEAT THE TAG — Bishop Garrigan runner Drake Buscherfeld tries to avoid the tag from North Union first baseman Brody Fritche to get on base during Top of Iowa Conference baseball action on Tuesday night in Bancroft. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Bishop Garrigan halts North Union, 9-2

BANCROFT—It was a long night for Head Coach Chad Slagle and the North Union Warriors as they fell to the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears 9-2 in Top of Iowa Conference baseball action Tuesday night in Bancroft. Bishop Garrigan handed the ball to senior Joel Vaske, and he didn’t disappoint. ...

WILD RUN — North Union courtesy runner Victoria Laubenthal (right) slides into home to score on a wild pitch during the Warriors’ Top of Iowa Conference softball game against West Hancock on Monday in Swea City. Eagles pitcher Maddie Eisenman awaits the throw from catcher Riley Hiscocks (not pictured). (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

No. 1 Warriors ground Eagles, 16-0

SWEA CITY — Iron sharpens iron. After a tough weekend tournament in Fort Dodge, the Class 2A, No. 1-ranked North Union Warriors softball team was ready to go on Monday. The Warriors used six extra base hits, including a home run from Maddie Rolling, to shut out the West Hancock Eagles, ...

STOLEN — North Union Warrior Blake Crawmer (middle) steals second base as West Hancock second baseman Gavin Becker misses the ball for the tag during the first inning of the Top of Iowa Conference baseball game on Monday in Bancroft. Eagles shortstop Jordan Weiland (right) backs up the play. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Doocy hits HR, North Union fends off Eagles

BANCROFT—Tanner Doocy was dominant on both sides of the ball, as the North Union Warriors defeated the West Hancock Eagles 6-2 in Top of Iowa Conference baseball action Monday night. Doocy threw seven complete innings, needing only 80 pitches to retire 21 Eagles en route to the victory. He ...

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Buc, Cardinal make all-BSC baseball team FAIRMONT — Fairmont Cardinal junior Sam Schwieger and Blue Earth Area Buc senior Kaylan Legred both earned spots on the Big South All-Conference, Big Division baseball team, released on Monday. Cardinals Collin Steuber and Jordan Wolter and BEA’s ...

THE DELIVERY — Fairmont VFW Post 1222 starting pitcher Dalen Keltgen delivers a strike to the plate during Game 1 of a baseball doubleheader against New Ulm Silver on Saturday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Fairmont VFW Post 1222 sweeps baseball twinbill

FAIRMONT — Dalen Keltgen and Jack Hested pitched back-to-back complete-game shutouts to engineer the Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team’s doubleheader sweep of New Ulm Silver on Saturday at Herb Wolf Field. Keltgen displayed stellar control by recording four strikeouts and issuing only ...