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Marshall baseball team bests Fairmont in 6 innings

FAIRMONT — Kaleb Welvaert produced three hits and scored four runs to power the Marshall Tigers to a 16-2, six-inning victory over the Fairmont Cardinals during Big South Conference baseball action Tuesday at Herb Wolf Field. Isaac Schmidt delivered two hits and three RBIs for the Tigers, ...

Madelia, Cyclones win Valley Conference golf crowns

FAIRMONT — Tristan Rabbe won top medalist honors to guide Martin County West to second place behind Madelia in the Valley Conference boys golf tournament Tuesday. Rabbe led the field with a score of 77. He was consistent through the day, shooting 38 on the front nine and 39 on the back. ...

FHS’ 1A tennis opener suspended

FAIRMONT — All seven Section 1A Team Meet quarterfinal tennis matches had completed at least the first set on Monday when rain suspended action at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. The No. 4-seeded Fairmont Cardinals and the No. 5-seeded Schaeffer Academy Lions of Rochester will resume ...

B.E. Area boys golfers 1st, FHS girls 2nd at BSC Meet

WASECA — The Blue Earth Area Bucs boys golf lineup captured the outright Big South Conference championship on Monday, while the Fairmont Cardinals girls team earned the BSC’s East Division crown by claiming overall runner-up accolades to the Marshall Tigers. Manning Lane carded ...

Jaguars post 10-4 win over Mavericks

TRUMAN — Starting pitcher Zach Jahnz and reliever James Schrunk combined to hurl a two-hitter in engineering the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars’ 10-4 win over the Martin County West Mavericks during Valley Conference baseball action Monday. The hard-throwing Jahnz ...

Fairmont boys 4th, girls 6th at True Team state track

STILLWATER — Fairmont’s boys track & field roster passed expectations in the Class AA True Team State Meet on Saturday. The Cardinal boys ended in fourth at Pony Stadium in Stillwater with 459 points, falling short of the top three by only 20. Wyatt Quiring led Fairmont with a ...

Blue Earth Area girls tracksters net 11th at True Team state

STILLWATER — Blue Earth Area’s girls track & field team used strong performances in the field events to take 11th in the Class A True Team State Meet on Saturday. BEA finished with 343 points, 40 points away from a top-10 finish. Nicole Lium led the Bucs with the sole first-place ...

Fairmont baseball sweeps Waseca

FAIRMONT — Sam Schwieger, Nate Kallenbach and Nick Eversman swung potent bats during Saturday’s Big South baseball doubleheader at Herb Wolf Field. Schwieger went 4-for-7 with a twinbill-best six RBIs, Eversman went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, while Kallenbach went 3-for-5 with ...

North Union’s Bauer sets state mark in 800 run

DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union senior Riley Bauer closed his prolific prep track & field career with a gold medal, a silver medal and an Iowa Class 1A state record on Saturday. Bauer etched his name in the state record books by crossing the finish line in the 800-meter run at Drake ...

Redwood Valley wins baseball slugfest with MCW

WELCOME — A seventh-inning rally was too little, too late Friday night. Scoring six runs in the final inning, the Martin County West Mavericks came close, but lost to the Redwood Valley Cardinals 14-12 at Fox Lake Sports Complex. Entering the bottom of the seventh down by eight, the ...

Fairmont splits softball twinbill with Marshall

MARSHALL — The Fairmont Cardinals and Marshall Tigers combined to amass 34 runs en route to splitting a Big South Conference softball doubleheader on Friday in Marshall. Mallory Gochanour, Courtney Williams, Taylor Crissinger, Mariah Gochanour and Jaiden Leiding each produced two hits to ...

Hagebock leaps to 4th at Iowa 1A state meet

DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union’s Elliott Hagebock earned a spot on the podium at Drake Stadium on Friday. Hagebock cleared 6 feet, 1 inch to capture fourth place in the Iowa Class 1A state high jump competition in Des Moines. The Warriors’ junior elevated over the bar at 5-9, 5-11 and ...

Segar, Francis break 49 targets to top Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Nick Segar and Jackson Francis each connected on 49 of 50 targets to pace Fairmont Area’s trapshooting lineup during Week 4 of the clay target season on Wednesday. Segar proved perfect during his first 25 before missing only one during the second half. Francis actually ...

Fairmont 2nd, 3rd in quadrangular

Fairmont — The Fairmont Cardinals girls placed second in a track & field quadrangular on Friday at Bob Bonk Track in Fairmont. New Ulm posted 136.5 points to outdistance Fairmont’s runner-up total of 76.5. Mankato Loyola/Cleveland placed third with 34 points and St. James Area came in ...

Fairmont aims at True Team track & field sweep

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s girls and boys track & field lineups each captured the Class AA True Team titles in 1998. Could the 2018 Cardinal teams give legendary mentor Bob Bonk an encore performance to remember on the programs’ 20th anniversary of their stately sweep in ...

BEA track girls look to convert 13th bid into True Team gold

BLUE EARTH — For the first time since its inception in 1987, the Minnesota High School Track & Field Coaches Association expanded its True Team state meet’s field from nine to a dozen entries per class. Ironically, the change from one to four wild card bids helped the Blue Earth Area ...

Ehlert’s walk-off hit tops Fairmont softball win

FAIRMONT — On senior night, seven innings just wasn’t enough. Fairmont starting pitcher Jordan Ehlert led the way to the Cardinals’ 4-3, eight-inning Big South Conference softball win over the Waseca Bluejays on Thursday. The scoring started early for the Cardinals in the bottom of ...

Jaguars outlast Cardinals, 10-9

FAIRMONT — A combined 19 runs, 21 hits and 11 errors after Thursday’s first delivery, the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars exited Herb Wolf Field with a 10-9 non-league baseball victory over the host Fairmont Cardinals. “It wasn’t about winning or losing today, ...

BEA golfers 2nd at Jordan; Fairmont boys 7th

JORDAN — Braden Gudahl and Manning Lane carded 18-hole rounds of 78 to share sixth place overall to guide the Blue Earth Area Bucs to runner-up team honors at the Jordan Invitational on Thursday. Gudahl and Lane topped the Bucs’ second-place total of 321 — only three strokes behind ...

NU’s Bauer runs to 3rd, 6th at Iowa 1A state track meet

DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union senior standout Riley Bauer reached the halfway mark at the Iowa Class 1A state track & field meet on Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Bauer opened Day 1 of the three-day state competition by capturing a bronze medal in the 3,200-meter run. ...