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CHARGING HUSKY — Fairmont guard Nate Kallenbach absorbs the impact created by Jackson County Central guard Easton Bahr’s drive to the basket during Big South Conference basketball action Friday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. Fairmont center Walker Tordsen (right) attempts to block the shot, while teammates Derek Missling (24) and Sam Schwieger (2) watch the action. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Huskies hoopsters mush past Cardinals

FAIRMONT — By the end of the first half, the Class 2A, No. 19-ranked Jackson County Central Huskies had pocketed 10 steals and forced 14 turnovers against the Fairmont Cardinals. The Huskies used their defensive prowess to beat the Cardinals, 68-40, during Big South Conference boys ...

GLIDING — Martin County Area gymnast Brielle Meade glides through the air during her tumbling pass on the floor exercise during Big South Conference dual-meet action against New Ulm on Friday night in Welcome. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

New Ulm gymnasts best MCA for East title

WELCOME — First-year New Ulm head coach Kortney Peterson knows that timing is everything when it comes to competing in the sport of gymnastics. Seniors Molly Klimek and Ellie Hohensee produced season’s-best scoring totals, and joined forces with junior teammate Sarah Longtin to generate a ...

Red Bulls post 2-1 mark at quad wrestling meet

LUVERNE — The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestling team went 2-1 at the Luverne quandrangular on Friday night. The Class AA, No. 7-ranked Wabasso-Red Rock Central Rabbits edged the Red Bulls, 36-35, before the Red Bulls took wins over Dawson/Boyd, 44-33, and the Luverne ...

Redwood Valley hockey coasts by Fairmont Area

REDWOOD FALLS — Jack Ryan produced a hat trick to guide the Redwood Valley Cardinals to a 9-3 Big South Conference hockey win over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Friday night in Redwood Falls. Ryan scored in the first period before notching two more goals in the third period. Bailey ...

BOX-OUT BATTLE — Fairmont’s Brenna Cutler (31) and Martin County West’s Cheyenne Owens (left) try to box out the other while awaiting a possible rebound during nonconference basketball action Thursday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. The Mavericks’ Maia Taylor (15) looks on. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Cardinals outlast Mavericks by 1 in hoops clash

FAIRMONT — Fairmont forward Taylor Crissinger connected on two free throws with 36 seconds remaining in regulation to stave off any last-second Martin County West’s heroics on Thursday night at Cardinal Gym. Crissinger’s pair of charity tosses extended the Cardinals’ lead to five and ...

TRAPPED — Fairmont Area’s Cori Emler (left) and Anna Nordquist (2) attempt to trap New Ulm’s Caleigh Heck (9) during Big South Conference hockey action Thursday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

New Ulm hockey ices Fairmont Area, 7-0

FAIRMONT — Junior forwards Ali Beltz and Dani Weiss were the igniting forces behind the New Ulm Eagles’ 7-0 win during the Fairmont Area Cardinals girls hockey team’s final home game of the regular season Thursday night. The New Ulm duo combined for seven points in the Big South ...

No. 10 B.E. Area pins 55-21 defeat on LCWM

LAKE CRYSTAL — The Class A, No. 10-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs wrestling team won seven of the first eight matches to record a 55-21 win over the Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights during a nonconference dual meet on Thursday night in Lake Crystal. The Knights’ 106 pounder Trayton ...

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PeeWee ‘B’ wins FAIRMONT — Hartley Aust netted a hat trick in the Fairmont DeWar-Aust-Roskop PeeWee ‘B’ hockey team’s 7-3 win over Marshall. Aust also doled out two assists. Nate Rakness scored two goals and dished out three assists. Jace Prindle and Kaiden Musser scored a goal ...

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PeeWee ‘A’ wins weekend tourney FAIRMONT — The Dewar-Aust-Roskop Family of Fairmont PeeWee A hockey team won the Worthington tounrmant over the weekend. Dominic Hegdal scored two goals to lift Fairmont to a 4-2 win over Worthington in the championship game on Sunday. Eli ...

EARNING BACK POINTS — Fairmont/Martin County West wrestler Connor Simmonds (red) attempts to earn back points by flattening out Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove opponent Ayden Horner on the mat during 106-pound non-league action Tuesday night in Sherburn. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Panthers scratch Red Bulls in wrestling dual

SHERBURN — The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls posted four major decisions during the first five matches to stampede to an early 16-4 lead on the team ledger only to watch the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove Panthers claw their way back in the middle weights Tuesday ...

REVERSE — Fairmont’s Nate Kallenbach (4) shoots a reverse layup in front of St. James Area’s Sandin Skow during Big South action Tuesday night in Fairmont. The Cardinals’ Lucas Denney (33) and Walker Tordsen, and the Saints’ Brady Stevens watch. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont hoops best St. James Area

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Cardinals boys basketball head coach Jared Thompson said, until Tuesday night, it had been a while since his team had played in such a physical game. Luckily, the team responded and used seven trips to the free throw line at the end of the game to beat the St. James Area ...

SETTLING THE PUCK — Fairmont Area’s Joni Becker settles the puck during Big South Conference hockey action at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Becker doled out three assists in the Cardinals’ 3-0 win over Waseca on Tuesday. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Fairmont Area, Sandersfeld zip Waseca hockey

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area freshman forward Joni Becker earned a playmaker for her passing skills on Tuesday night. Becker distributed a game-best three assists, Taylor Nuss tallied two goals and netminder Sadie Sandersfeld posted a shutout to guide the Fairmont Area Cardinals hockey team to ...

Martin Co. Area gymnasts net 2nd at quadrangular

WINNEBAGO — Martin County Area senior Bryanna Peterson continued her torrid scoring pace by winning the all-around competition to guide the Magic to runner-up team honors to the Mankato West Scarlets during the Blue Earth Area gymnastics quadrangular Tuesday night. Peterson nearly made a ...

FULL STEAM AHEAD — Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther center Hanna Geistfeld (55) triggers a fastbreak with Jaguar teammate Hannah Johanson filling the outside lane during nonconference basketball action Monday night in Granada. The Jaguars’ Macy Quinn (far left), along with Windom Area’s Kara Thompson (10) and Autumn Hauge (21), trail the action. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Jaguars breeze by Eagles

GRANADA — Balanced scoring and even more balanced passing created the Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther’s 18th victory of the season in 20 games. Hannah Johanson netted a game-best 16 points to top an offensive attack featuring three other Jaguar teammates in double ...

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12U girls hockey wins, loses one FAIRMONT — The Boekett Building Supply of Fairmont 12U girls hockey team went 1-1 during weekend action. The team started with an 11-2 win over Redwood Falls on Saturday before losing to Marshall, 6-0, on Sunday. Hannah Goerndt marked a hat ...

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North Union hoopsters pocket twinbill sweep

NORTHWOOD, Iowa — Samantha Hagedorn scorched the nets from 3-point territory to help guide the North Union Warriors to a 60-23 rout over the Northwood-Kensett Vikings on Saturday in Northwood, Iowa. Hagedorn connected on five trifectas to highlight her game-best 21-point performance to ...

No. 10 B.E. Area wrestles to 3rd at Swalla Duals

KASSON — The Class 1A, No. 10-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs wrestling team reeled off four consecutive decisions to close out a 43-24 victory over Lewiston-Altura/ Rushford-Peterson during third-place action at the Swalla Duals Tournament on Saturday in Kasson. Trailing 24-21, Jesus Quintero ...

Lancers hockey shuts out Cardinals

LaCRESCENT — Carter Schmitz erupted for a game-best five goals and teammate Laudon Poellinger distributed a game-high five assists to go with one goal to power the LaCrescent Lancers to a 10-0 non-league hockey victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Saturday at LaCrescent Community ...

REJECTION — Fairmont’s Wyatt Quiring blocks a shot by St. Peter’s Brock Bushaw (33) during Big South Conference basketball action Friday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. Fairmont’s Walker Tordsen (middle) and Lucas Denney (33), along with St. Peter’s Wyatt Olson and Jordein Marquette (32), watch the play. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Kallenbach’s 25 top Fairmont hoopsters’ win over St. Peter

FAIRMONT — Fairmont point guard Nate Kallenbach and Cardinal center Walker Tordsen exchanged traditional basketball roles on Friday night. Kallenbach produced a season’s-best 25 points on 10-for-14 shooting inside the paint, while the 6-foot-7 Tordsen distributed a game-high six assists ...

STICK SAVE — Fairmont Area goaltender Sadie Sandersfeld uses her stick to knock away a shot by Minnehaha Academy’s Ellen Seibel (14) during nonconference hockey action Friday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Cardinals’ defender Courtney Williams trails the play. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Cardinals squeeze by United hockey, 2-1

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Cardinals girls hockey team bounced back after Thursday’s loss and took a 2-1 win over Minnehaha Academy United Friday at Martin County Arena. “I think last night, we just lost our consistency,” Cardinals head coach Ashley Olson said. “The big thing for ...