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Marshall boys hockey zips Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT—The Cardinals held close through the first period, but the Tigers pulled away. Marshall shut out Fairmont Area 6-0 in a Big South Conference boys hockey clash Thursday night in Fairmont. Marshall outshot Fairmont Area 16-1 in the first period, but was only able to get one shot ...

This week in area youth hockey and basketball

8th-grade hoops net two victories FAIRMONT — The Fairmont eighth-grade boys basketball teams combined to win two of their three games last week. Gavin Junkermeier scored eight points to top Fairmont’s 32-10 win over Martin County West on Dec. 13 in Sherburn. Matthew Kotewa netted six ...

Cardinals hockey uses late comeback to defeat Trojans

FAIRMONT — Mackenzie Householder’s two third-period goals highlighted a late comeback for the Cardinals. Fairmont Area beat the Worthington Trojans 5-3 in a Big South Conference hockey clash Tuesday night. The Cardinals entered the final period down 3-2 before Householder went to work. ...

Ziebarth boards Clippers past Jaguars

NORTHROP — ’Twas a night for rebounders. Cleveland power forward Karna Ziebarth produced a rare game-best 20-20 performance, while small forward Caitlin Brink tossed in 19 points to sail the Clippers past the Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars, 68-54, during ...

Lofstrom, North Union cagers coast by Lake Mills

ARMSTRONG — Junior power forward Chloe Lofstrom produced a game-leading 23 points to help power the North Union Warriors to a 63-29 Top of Iowa basketball rout over the Lake Mills Bulldogs on Tuesday night in Armstrong. Lofstrom also grabbed a team-best six rebounds and doled out three ...

B.E. Area goes 1-1 at wrestling triangular

NEW PRAGUE — The Blue Earth Area Bucs went 1-1 in triangular wrestling action Tuesday night in New Prague. Blue Earth Area beat the LeSueur-Henderson Giants, 58-6. Four BEA wrestlers won via a pin. Davis Sunken took six points for the Bucs at 120 when he stuck Samuel Gupton’s shoulders ...

Cardinals cage Panther hoopsters, 74-46

FAIRMONT — “Unselfish and disciplined,” Fairmont head girls basketball coach Sara Junkermeier said in describing her youthful Cardinals’ dominant performance on Saturday. Eleven players reached the scoring column, including four in double figures, while seven cagers distributed at ...

NRHEG fends off Fairmont’s late surge

FAIRMONT — A seven-day delay to the season’s opening tipoff, a new blend of starters and four games during a week’s time have created a winless start for the Fairmont Cardinals boys basketball team thus far. New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva senior forward Brady Agrimson scorched ...

Red Bulls place 8th in Rochester team meet, earn 6 medals

ROCHESTER — The Minnesota Class AA, No. 3-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestling lineup produced six individual medalists to capture eighth place in the two-day, 40-team elite Rochester Christmas Tournament on Saturday. Payton Anderson garnered third place during 145-pound ...

Storm hockey teams sweep Cardinals

BENSON — Fairmont Area’s Mackenzie Householder and Joni Becker netted back-to-back third-period goals, but the Cardinals hockey team could not overcome the Morris/Benson Area Storm’s 4-1 lead through two periods on Saturday. Taryn Picht produced a hat trick, while Kortney Sanasack ...

Hagedorn helps Lakers open strong

Staying close to home. After four years of leading the North Union Warriors girls basketball team, Samantha Hagedorn has begun her college career at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa. Hagedorn has played about half of her freshman season for the Lakers and is developing ...

Five Red Bulls gain elite meet’s quarters

ROCHESTER — Nine of the dozen individual Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestlers advanced to Day 2 of the 40-team elite Rochester Christmas Invitational at the RCTC Fieldhouse. Lucas Jagodzinske (113), Jaxson Rohman (120), Connor Simmonds (126), Payton Anderson (145) and Miles ...

Thielfoldt, Blue Earth Area cagers down Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Blue Earth Area’s Austin Thielfoldt stands a mere 5 feet, 8 inches, but the sophomore point guard played head-and-shoulders above the Cardinal Gym hardwood court on Thursday night. Thielfoldt poured in 15 of his game-best 26 points in the first half before distributing four of ...

New Ulm hockey ices Fairmont Area, 8-0

FAIRMONT — Penalties grounded the Cardinals. The New Ulm Eagles soared by Fairmont Area 8-0 in a Big South boys hockey clash Thursday night at Martin County Arena. New Ulm’s six-goal second period blew the game open. Less than a minute into the middle segment, New Ulm’s Glavine ...

Martin Co. Area vaults by Waseca gymnasts

WASECA — Martin County Area gymnast Sabrina Segar nearly made a clean sweep of the four individual events en route to capturing the all-around crown on Thursday night. Segar earned top honors in the all-around competition with a point total of 34.825, while teammate Anna Bachenberg claimed ...

Blue Earth Area grapplers sweep triangular

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs dominated both ends of a wrestling triangular against the New Ulm Eagles and the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers on Thursday night in Blue Earth. Blue Earth beat New Ulm 48-24 and won over NRHEG 64-6. In the New Ulm duel, three Buc ...

On the Area Arena Ice

10U girls shut out NUSE, 1-0 FAIRMONT — The Car Parts Direct 10U girls hockey team of Fairmont zipped New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, 1-0, on Dec. 1 at Martin County Arena. Brooklyn Murphy generated the game’s only goal for Fairmont in the second period. Goalie Lexi Sundeen made nine saves to net ...

Fairmont girls hoopsters press out win over St. James Area

FAIRMONT — Overcoming an offensive drought. Fairmont’s Lexi Lunn, Taylor Crissinger and Cadence Becker combined for a 16-2 scoring burst out of the lockerroom to open the second half to offset a 10-minute scoreless span in the final 12 minutes of the first segment during Big South ...

Falcons fly by Cardinals in 5-0 hockey clash

FAIRMONT — Zack Slinger’s four-goal night led Faribault past Fairmont Area. The Falcons beat the Cardinals 5-0 in a nonconference boys hockey matchup Tuesday night in Fairmont. Slinger opened the game’s scoring in the second period. Fairmont Area’s Tanner DeWar was assessed a ...

New Ulm girls hockey skates to win over Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT — New Ulm’s shot advantage was too much to overcome. The New Ulm Eagles beat the Fairmont Area Cardinals 4-1 in a Big South girls hockey clash in Fairmont on Tuesday night. New Ulm’s Jayda Helget scored twice to power the Eagles. In the opening period, New Ulm outshot ...