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Madelia softball rolls by Jaguars in 5 innings

TRUMAN — Courtney Davis combined solid pitching with stellar hitting to power the Madelia Blackhawks to an 18-3, five-inning triumph over the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars during Valley Conference softball action Wednesday in Truman. Davis allowed three runs on ...

New Ulm softball outduels Fairmont, 4-1

FAIRMONT — Perennial Big South softball powerhouse New Ulm utilized extra-base power in the latter innings to exit Cardinal Park with a 4-1 triumph over Fairmont on Tuesday. Cardinals junior ace right-hander Jordan Ehlert and Eagles junior ace hurler Ashlyn Donner locked up in a 1-1 ...

Cardinal golfers earn split with Huskies

FAIRMONT — Fairmont golfer Bergen Senf continued her low-scoring pace by firing a 2-over par nine-hole total of 39 at Interlaken Golf Course on Tuesday to steer the Cardinals’ girls lineup to a 199-220 victory over Jackson County Central. JCC’s Scott Flatebo penciled in a 1-under par 36 ...

Hernes delivers GW tally for Fairmont tennis

LUVERNE — Singles players Ben Hernes and Carter Klanderud captured super tiebreakers to secure the Fairmont Cardinals’ 4-3 triumph over the Luverne Cardinals during Big South Conference tennis action Tuesday. With the dual meet knotted at 3-all, Hernes capped his comeback at No. 2 singles ...

New Ulm doubles up Fairmont baseball, 6-3

NEW ULM — Hunter Ranweiler collected three hits, scored twice and drove in one run to help engineer the New Ulm Eagles’ 6-3 Big South Conference baseball win over the Fairmont Cardinals on Tuesday at Johnson Park. New Ulm starting pitcher Andrew Peters allowed three runs on seven hits in ...

Cardinals coast by Bucs in 9-1 baseball clash

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s pitching staff continued to lower its ERA during Monday’s Big South Conference baseball clash against rival Blue Earth Area. Starting pitcher Dalen Keltgen, reliever Zach Jorgensen and closer Nate Kallenbach did not allow an earned run during the Cardinals’ 9-1 ...

Shoen’s walk-off grand slam lifts Jaguars by A’s

TRUMAN — Derek Shoen cranked a walk-off grand slam home run with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars to a 9-5 non-league baseball triumph over the Lyle/Austin Pacelli Athletics on Monday in Truman. With the game ...

Senf, DeWar top Fairmont golfers’ sweep of MCW

FAIRMONT — Bergen Senf merited nine-hole medalist honors, while Tanner DeWar earned runner-up medalist accolades over 18 holes to guide the Fairmont Cardinal golfers to a sweep over the Martin County West Mavericks on Monday at Interlaken Golf Course. Senf connected for a meet-best four ...

Thiesse’s grand slam fuels MCW’s 17-13 win

JANESVILLE — Karlee Thiesse completed hitting for the cycle by crushing a grand slam home run in the top of the eighth inning to pace the Martin County West Mavericks’ 17-13 Valley Conference softball victory over the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs on Monday. Thiesse singled, ...

Fairmont nets 1st, 2nd in BSC’s big-school meet

PIPESTONE — Fairmont’s girls track & field lineup had just enough fuel left in the tank from Thursday night’s state-qualifying True Team effort to capture the Big South Conference’s big-school championship on Saturday. The Cardinals edged Waseca, 153-151.5, to exit Paulsen Sports ...

B.E. Area tracksters 3rd, 5th in small-school division

PIPESTONE — Blue Earth Area’s Nicole Lium earned double-gold by reaching first-place heights in the Big South Conference’s small-school’s pole vault and high jump on Saturday at the Paulsen Sports Complex. Lium also swept her two field specialties during Thursday night’s True Team ...

Fairmont baseball routs St. Peter

ST. PETER — The Fairmont Cardinals erupted for 14 runs during the final three innings to transform a 4-3 deficit into a 17-4 Big South Conference baseball triumph over the St. Peter Saints on Saturday in St. Peter. Ironically, the Cardinals rallied from a 9-3 deficit with seven runs in the ...

No. Union’s Anderson gains golf district

NEWELL, Iowa — North Union golfer Brady Anderson and North Iowa’s Logan Leesch earned individual bids to the Class 1A district tournament. Brady Anderson connected for seven pars to card an 18-hole round of 51-39-90 during sectional tournament action Friday at the Newell Golf ...

BEA girls 2nd, boys 3rd at True Team; seek wild cards

WELLS — After capturing 12 consecutive True Team Class A state bids, Blue Earth Area head coach Tom Plocker’s Buc girls track & field team will playing the waiting game. Despite producing three first-place individual finishes, Blue Earth Area netted a total of 748 1/2 points to pocket ...

Kehrberg earns selection to golf coaches’ Hall of Fame

FAIRMONT — Dan Kehrberg assembled a prolific resume’ during his three-decade career of coaching boys golf at Fairmont High School. Kehrberg made an indelible mark during his initial season at the Cardinals’ helm, guiding the program to a third-place finish at the 1969 Minnesota Class AA ...

St. Peter tennis downs Fairmont for East title

FAIRMONT — The East Division championship of Big South Conference boys tennis continued its revolving-door change-of-hands on Friday. Class A, No. 3-ranked St. Peter overcame a unique 2-0 team deficit before the Saints even stepped onto the Cardinal Courts, and managed to exit 2 hours later ...

Marshall baseball slides by Fairmont, 5-2

MARSHALL — Isaac Schmidt produced two RBIs on two hits and pitched the seventh inning to notch the save as the Marshall Tigers scratched out a 5-2 Big South Conference baseball victory over the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday night. Schmidt doubled and singled to plate a pair of Tiger runs ...

Fowler’s 50 tops shooters

FAIRMONT — Jedidiah Fowler proved perfect during Week 3 of the Minnesotat State High School League’s clay target action on Wednesday at the Fairmont Trap Club. Fowler broke 50 of 50 targets to pace Fairmont Area’s weekly performance. Jackson Francis produced an outstanding round of 48 ...

Fairmont girls earn True Team state track bid, Cardinal boys 2nd

MANKATO — Fairmont’s True Team state track & field drought finally came to an end in the rain at Thursday’s delayed Section 2AA Meet at Mankato East High School’s track complex. The 4x400-meter relay team of Emma Koehler, Brooke Hunwardsen, Lexi Kaufman and Joni Becker capped the ...

Cardinals baseball flattens Bucs in 5 innings

FAIRMONT — Fairmont right-hander Brady Allen hurled a three-hit gem, Nate Kallenbach went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and the Cardinals’ defense proved flawless to trigger a 12-1, five-inning baseball victory over the Blue Earth Area Bucs on Thursday. The pair of Big South Conference rivals ...