Local Sports

Six area runners qualify for state meet

MONTGOMERY — Fairmont’s boys and girls cross country teams each ran to fourth place, while Martin County West girls and boys finished fifth and seventh, respectively, at the Section 2A cross country meet Thursday in Montgomery. Fairmont’s boys finished with 129 points, 10 behind ...

BEA’s Dutton-Stevermer net 1-1 record at state tennis meet

MINNEAPOLIS — Blue Earth Area’s doubles combination of McKenna Dutton and Macie Stevermer, along with St. James Area singles netter Renata Hernandez, compiled 1-1 records at the Class A individual state tennis meet Thursday. Le Sueur-Henderson’s Kylie Dunning and Erica Cronk squeezed ...

Waseca volleyball sweeps Fairmont in 2AA clash

WASECA — The No. 4-seeded Waseca Bluejays swept the No. 5-seeded Fairmont Cardinals, 25-20, 25-10, 25-16, during the Section 2AA, South Sub-Section volleyball quarterfinals on Thursday night in Waseca. Waseca (10-7) advances to face No. 1-seeded Kenyon-Wanamingo (22-8) in a 6 p.m. South ...

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Today’s Area Sports Slate CROSS COUNTRY • Fairmont, Blue Earth Area, Martin County West/Martin Luther and Madelia/Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain @ Section 2A Meet @ Montgomery National Golf Club in Montgomery, 4 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS • Blue Earth Area’s Te’a Armstrong in Class ...

WEM fends off BEA in Section 2AA football shootout

WATERVILLE — Blue Earth Area lost in the first round of the prep football playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Class AA No. 4-ranked and No. 1-seeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Bucs beat the No. 8-seeded BEA Bucs 54-28 during Tuesday night’s Section 2 quarterfinal shootout in ...

Bucs’ trio set for state individual tennis meet

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area sophomore singles player Te’a Armstrong and the Bucs’ doubles combination of junior Macie Stevermer and sophomore McKenna Dutton have grown accustomed to being labeled as ‘underdogs’ this tennis season. Similar to the Section 3 Meet exactly two weeks ago ...

Mavericks leash Bulldogs in 2A playoff clash

TRIMONT — The Mavericks were dominant. No. 6-seeded Martin County West swept the No. 11-seeded Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs, 25-16, 25-19, 25-9, in a play-in match of the Section 2A volleyball tournament in Trimont on Monday night. With the win, the Mavericks (10-15) move on to ...

Fairmont JV football ends season with 6-2 record

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals coasted to a 36-6 triumph over the New Ulm Eagles during season-ending junior varsity football action Monday in New Ulm. Eli Anderson caught two touchdown passes from Jack Hested, while teammate Hudson Artz ran for a pair of scores for the Cardinals. Gavin ...

B.E. Area volleyball shut out at Century invite

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs volleyball lineup went winless during the two-day Rochester Century Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Rochester. Dover-Eyota defeated Blue Earth Area, 25-15, 25-13, during Friday’s opener. Setter Maddie Armon distributed eight assists and made ...

Hainy helps Fairmont tennis team triple wins in 2018

FAIRMONT — Every high school career must come to an end. For Sydney Hainy, her high school tennis days are over, but not without helping the Fairmont Cardinals to a 13-9 dual-meet record this fall — a staggering nine-win improvement over last season. Hainy has been playing tennis since ...

Mankato West zips Fairmont Area for 2A girls soccer crown

NEW PRAGUE — Mankato West senior midfielder Rachel Luedtke demonstrated why she’s a Ms. Soccer finalist in the Minnesota prep soccer ranks. Luedtke delivered two long-distance assists, Ali Rutz made a breakaway-stopping defensive gem and keeper Claire Hemstock netted a shutout to help the ...

Fairmont football merits No. 1 seed, opening bye in 3AAA playoffs

FAIRMONT — Six consecutive victories — including back-to-back shutouts — to close out the regular season, a first-ever share of the South Central Red District crown, and now, the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the Section 3AAA football playoffs. Despite producing those impressive ...

Bucs, Jaguars and Mavericks hit road for football playoffs

FAIRMONT — The Blue Earth Area Bucs will face their toughest section quarterfinal challenge since entering Section 2AA four years ago. BEA comes into the section playoffs as the No. 8 seed and faces the No. 1-seeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers — a rematch of last year’s ...

No. 6 Fairmont wins share of district football crown

FAIRMONT — Tri-South Central Red District football champions. Fairmont quarterback Garrett Myren rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more scores, while the Class AAA No. 6-ranked Cardinals’ defense limited New Ulm to a miniscule 12 yards of total offense during a 56-0 ...

B.E. Area produces shutout over St. James

ST JAMES — Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. The Blue Earth Area Bucs rolled the St. James Area Saints 35-0 in a South Central White District football clash Wednesday night in St. James. Blue Earth Area (3-5, 3-4 South Central White) and St. James Area (2-6, 2-5) will find out today their ...

Fairmont volleyball starts playoffs on road; MCW hosts opener

FAIRMONT — On the road or staying home? That’s the question on everybody’s mind when awaiting the Minnesota sectional volleyball postseason brackets. Here are the answers. The Fairmont Cardinals netted the No. 5 seed in the Section 2AA, South Sub-Section tournament when the Minnesota ...

Fairmont Area soccer kicks way to Section 2A final

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area girls soccer team just keeps rewriting the 13-year varsity program’s record books this fall. Junior striker Isabelle Lenort delivered two precision assists and scored a goal for good measure, while freshman goalkeeper Cadence Becker made a game-best nine saves ...

Fairmont runs to 3rd, 5th at BSC Meet

REDWOOD FALLS — The Fairmont girls ran to third place in the big schools division, while the Cardinal boys hustled for fifth at the Big South Conference Meet in Redwood Falls on Tuesday. The Fairmont boys finished with 102 points, five behind fourth-place St. Peter. Andrew Moeller led the ...

Rebels sweep Warriors in opening regional volleyball play

SIOUX RAPIDS, Iowa — The Sioux Central Rebels swept the North Union Warriors, 25-20, 25-18, 25-22, during the opening round of the Iowa Class 2A, Region 1 volleyball playoffs on Tuesday night in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Sioux Central (10-14) moves on to the Region 1 quarterfinals against ...

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FHS tailgate BBQ tonight FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Booster Club, Chevy Cade-ering and Hawkins Chevrolet will sponsor tonight’s Cardinal Tailgate BBQ prior to No. 6-ranked Fairmont’s regular-season football finale against New Ulm at 7 p.m. at Mahoney Field. Smoked babyback ribs, ...