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TANGLED UP — Fairmont Area’s Bryan Karp (right) and St. Peter/Le Sueur-Henderson’s Nick Douglas tangle for control of the puck during Big South Conference hockey action Tuesday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Bulldogs leash Cardinals in hockey tilt

FAIRMONT — The St. Peter/LeSueur-Henderson Bulldogs started and ended the game with the momentum to mark a 5-1 Big South Conference boys hockey win over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Tuesday at Martin County Arena. Bulldogs forward Hunter Wilmes played a major part in controlling the ...

STRAIGHT UP — Martin County Area’s Cara Behrends maintains perfect posture while executing her vault in Welcome. Manager Hannah Johnson (left), head coach LeeAnn Steen and gymnast Maggie Bachenberg watch the action. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Peterson propels Magic past Saints

WELCOME — Senior standout Bryanna Peterson and eighth-grade phenom Sabrina Segar delivered a 1-2 scoring punch to engineer the Martin County Area Magic to a 135.075-118.925 victory over the St. Peter Saints during a Big South Conference gymnastics dual meet on Tuesday night in ...

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Games changed due to weather FAIRMONT — Due to icy weather forecasts for Monday night, Monday’s basketball games have been rescheduled to the following dates: • Fairmont boys basketball team hosts United South Central at 7:30 p.m. today. • Martin County West girls basketball team ...

HANG TIME — Martin County Area gymnast Maiya Dietz hangs in mid-air during a leap sequence on the balance beam during the Magic’s invitational Saturday in Welcome. Magic teammates, from left, Sabrina Segar, Brielle Meade, Bryanna Peterson and Jenna Steele, watch the routine. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Magic gymnasts net 2nd at own invite

WELCOME — The Class A, No. 21-ranked Martin County Area Magic and No. 14 Jackson County Central Huskies squared off for the second time during their five-part seasonal gymnastics series at the four-team MCA Invite in Welcome. Brooklyn Schuett, Abby Schneekloth and Hailey Handevidt produced ...

Bucs 2nd, Red Bulls net 3rd at BSC wrestling meet

REDWOOD FALLS — The Blue Earth Area Bucs and Fairmont/ Martin County West Red Bulls took second- and third-place team honors, respectively, at Saturday’s 13-team Big South Conference wrestling meet. The Bucs produced 157 points behind one champion, two runner-ups and three bronze-medal ...

North Union hoopsters sweep North Iowa

ARMSTRONG — The North Union Warriors scorched the Armstrong gymnasium nets on 11-for-22 shooting from 3-point range to pace a 56-37 Top of Iowa Conference basketball victory over the North Iowa Bison on Saturday night. Nathan Eaton connected on three 3s to generate a game-best 17 points ...

LENGTHY REACH — Fairmont Area’s Myah Lytle reaches out to knock the puck forward despite getting tangled up with Morris/Benson Area’s Abbey Hoffman during nonconference hockey action on Saturday at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Lytle tallies two goals to pace Cardinals’ win

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Cardinals hockey literally quieted the storm on Saturday at Martin County Arena. Defender Myah Lytle handling the Cardinals’ scoring to notch the 2-0 victory over the Morris/Benson Area Storm during non-league action in Fairmont. The Cardinals started the day ...

LATERAL SAVE — Fairmont Area goaltender Tyson Geerdes stops a shot by Morris/Benson Area’s Shaun Aarhus (19) during non-league hockey action Saturday at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont Area boys hockey tames Storm, 5-1

FAIRMONT — Kaylan Legred and Tanner DeWar combined equally for four points in the Fairmont Area Cardinals’ 5-1 win over the Morris/Benson Area Storm during nonconference hockey action Saturday. “They’re having a good time with it and enjoying it right now,” Cardinals head coach Kris ...

SURROUNDED — Fairmont guard Abby DeWitt (1) elevates among Waseca defenders Hannah Potter (left), Madison Gehloff (4), Gus Boyer (25) and Emily Karsten (2) to score two points during a Big South Conference basketball game on Friday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Waseca freeze-frames Fairmont hoopsters

FAIRMONT — The Mannequin Challenge came to life, so to speak with tongue-in-cheek, during Friday night’s Big South Conference girls basketball game at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. Waseca sophomore forward Madison Gehloff delivered 10 of her game-best 15 points in breaking the visiting ...

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7th-grade hoops capture sweep FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinal seventh-grade boys basketball team swept Martin County West on Thursday. Zach Jorgensen scored 10 points to guide the Cardinals’ A-team to a 36-21 victory. Jacob Crissinger delivered nine points for Fairmont, while Jake ...

FAST DELIVERY — Akron Racers pitcher Sarah Pauly prepares to fire a delivery during National Pro Fastpitch softball action. The eight-time All-Pro hurler and her father, former University of Georgia pitching coach Rick Pauly, will be the featured guests at the Cardinal Power Fastpitch’s clinic Jan. 27-28 in Fairmont. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Pauly/Akron Racers)

Paulys to highlight local fastpitch camp

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s newest softball association, Cardinal Power Fastpitch, already is off to a hot start. The organization is hosting a softball clinic on Jan 27-28. It will feature former University of Georgia pitching coach Rick Pauly and his daughter and Akron Racers pitcher Sarah ...

SKATES LIKE A DEERE — Fairmont Area forward Cori Emler (right) skates past Worthington defender Delayne Kuhl on a rush along the boards during Big South Conference hockey action Thursday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Cardinals hockey team breezes by Trojans, 9-0

FAIRMONT — Sadie Sandersfeld lived every high school goaltender’s dream on Thursday night. The Fairmont Area senior netminder shed her flat extended hockey stick, blocker pads and fortified mask to hit the Martin County Arena ice outside of the crease. Sandersfeld capped the Cardinals’ ...

OUT OF REACH — Martin County West post player Logan Ebeling (left) shoots a putback shot over Madelia defender Jeffrey Alvarenga (25) during Valley Conference basketball action on Thursday night in Sherburn. Madelia’s Matt Baumgartner (3) watches the action. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Maverick hoopsters stampede Blackhawks, 50-37

SHERBURN — The Martin County West Mavericks boys basketball team rebounded from Tuesday’s loss to Fairmont to defeat the Madelia Blackhawks, 50-37, during Valley Conference action Thursday night. The Mavericks came out shooting well, going 5-for-6 from 3-point range during the first five ...

St. Peter wrestlers best Red Bulls; Bucs ground Jays

ST. PETER — Class 2A No. 3-ranked heavyweight Anthony Putz delivered a meet-clinching fall to cap the St. Peter Saints’ 36-25 victory over the Class 2A No. 12-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls during a Big South Conference wrestling dual meet on Thursday night in St. ...

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Squirt ‘A’ undefeated at Hockey Day FAIRMONT — The TPI Hospitality Fairmont Squirt A team pocketed two wins during Hockey Day on Saturday at Martin County Arena. Fairmont beat Marshall, 14-2. Hank Artz scored six goals with an assist. Both Luke Kester and Jace Teveldal had two goals ...

CHALLENGING THE SHOT — Fairmont’s Derek Missling (24) scores the low-post basket despite being challenged by Martin County West’s Wyatt Geistfeld during non-league action Tuesday night in Fairmont. The Cardinals’ Brady Allen (5), along with the Mavericks’ Matt Holm (10) and Cole Owens, watch the play. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Cardinal hoopsters board by Mavericks

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont boys basketball team has pocketed five straight wins after taking down the Martin County West Mavericks, 57-31, during nonconference action Tuesday night at Cardinal Gym. “When you get one, the confidence grows and the guys are getting more confident. We’re not a ...

WITH A TWIST — Martin County Area gymnast Jenna Steele twists her handspring-full vault to perfection during a Big South Conference dual meet with the Worthington Trojans on Tuesday night in Welcome. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Trojans gymnasts beam past Magic

WELCOME — Maria Contreras, Taylor Eggers and the Class A No. 4-ranked Worthington Trojans captured Tuesday night’s team decision, but Martin County Area’s Bryanna Peterson literally floored all rivals in winning the individual competition. Contreras captured runner-up accolades with a ...

Fairmont girls hockey nets tie with Luverne

LUVERNE — The Fairmont Area and Luverne Cardinals knotted a 1-1 overtime tie during Big South Conference girls hockey action Tuesday in Luverne. Myah Lytle scored first for the visiting Cardinals on a power-play goal with an assist from Cori Emler in the second period. Luverne’s Madison ...

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Jaguars declaw Wildcats, 86-50

NORTHROP — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars girls basketball team got out to a fast offensive start and never looked back to breeze to an 86-50 win over the Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcats on Monday. “We did (start fast). Offensively, we were clicking right away,” ...

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Cardinals’ JV pockets tourney MANKATO — The Fairmont Cardinals boys JV basketball team won the Bethany Lutheran Holiday tournament. Wyatt Quiring scored 34 points overall, including 17 in the Cardinals’ 60-40 championship win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran. Hayden Berhow tallied 11 ...