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STRETCH PLAY — Fairmont first baseman Sam Schwieger stretches out to record an out on Worthington batter Tanner Nordseth during Big South Conference baseball action Friday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Trojans’ 4-run 6th trips FHS

FAIRMONT — Worthington ace left-hander Tucker Sorenson’s fastball, curveball and change-up, in conjunction with a game-time temperature of 40 degrees, cooled off Fairmont’s aluminum bats on Friday. Sorenson fired a three-hit complete-game gem, while cleanup hitter Easton Sauerbrei ...

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Grotte marks 45 during first week FAIRMONT — Colby Grotte topped Fairmont Area with shooting 49 out of 50 targets during the first week of Class 8A clay target action on Wednesday. Nickolas Segar, Matthew Kotewa and Tucker Bahr each shot 45s, and Bryan Grotte shot 44 targets. Jacob ...

WORKING IN TANDEM — Fairmont’s Andy Hagen delivers a serve while doubles partner Connor Madsen awaits a possible return during a Big South Conference tennis dual meet against New Ulm on Thursday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Cardinals tennis nets 5-2 win over Eagles

FAIRMONT — Though the weather may not have favored a three-set tennis match, the Fairmont Cardinals used three of them to beat the New Ulm Eagles, 5-2, during Big South Conference action on Thursday. “We were actually quite glad it was cold and windy because we wanted to prove that we ...

STANDING UP — New Ulm’s Madison Suess (left) gives the ‘stand-up’ signal to Eagles teammate Meleah Reinhart (1), who beats the throw to Fairmont catcher Mariah Gochanour during Big South Conference softball action Thursday at Cardinal Park in Fairmont. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

New Ulm hands Fairmont 1st softball loss

FAIRMONT — Meleah Reinhart topped the Minnesota prep basketball ranks with a 27.8-point per game scoring average this winter. The future Southwest Minnesota State University cager, however, proved on Thursday that she’s a multi-sport multi-tasker. Reinhart recorded seven strikeouts and ...

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Area trackster trio qualifies for Hamline, Drake meets

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Cardinals record-setting junior thrower Allison Lardy, Martin County West Mavericks long-distance runner Marissa Whitehead and North Union Warriors junior miler and 2-mile extraordinaire Riley Bauer have qualified for a pair of top-tier prep track & field competitions ...

No track results made available

JACKSON — Complete results of the Jackson County Central track & field triangular — featuring the Fairmont Cardinals and Martin County West Mavericks — in Jackson on Thursday night were not made available by the Sentinel’s press time of 12:20 a.m. If complete results are released, ...

3A, No. 1 New Ulm baseball shuts out Fairmont

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Eagles baseball team demonstrated why it earned the No. 1 spot in this week’s Class 3A state rankings. Andrew Peters displayed stellar command of the strike zone by recording five strikeouts without issuing a walk in hurling five shutout innings of three-hit baseball ...

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Uttech resigns as Jaguars’ basketball coach

GRANADA — The end of an era. Rick Uttech built and maintained a high school girls basketball dynasty in the small south-central Minnesota farming communities of Granada, Huntley and East Chain, and later, Truman and Northrop. After 39 seasons of diagramming offensive plays and defensive ...

Area sports rained out

FAIRMONT — Steady rain and cool temperatures forced the postponement or cancellation of Tuesday’s area sporting events. The following games/meets have been rescheduled: • The Fairmont Cardinals softball lineup plays host to the Marshall Tigers in a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Monday, May ...

A-C golfers win Valley triangular

FAIRMONT — Alden-Conger’s boys golfers shot a winning score of 200, while the Knights’ girls posted a first-place total of 205 during Monday’s meet at Rose Lake Golf Course. Both St. Clair teams netted runner-up honors. Bryce Banton led Alden-Conger’s winning effort with a 45 over ...

STOLEN BASE — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman runner Ethan Hurn (12) beats a high throw to Blue Earth Area second baseman Chris Sanders for a stolen base during nonconference baseball action Monday in Blue Earth. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Jaguars baseball edges Bucs in 7th inning

BLUE EARTH — The comeback kids from the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars were in full effect on Monday. After being down 2-1, the Jaguars rallied in the seventh inning to beat the Blue Earth Area Bucs, 5-2, during nonleague baseball action in Blue Earth. The Jaguars ...

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Grotte, DeWar pace Fairmont golfers at Byron Invite

BYRON — Cecil Belisle carded a 1-over par 73 to power Red Wing to a five-stroke victory over Lakeville North during the Byron Invitational boys golf competition Monday in Byron. Belisle penciled in a 35 on the front nine holes before closing with a 38 to earn meet medalist honors in pacing ...

Cardinals tennis deals loss to Trojans

WORTHINGTON — The Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis team beat the Worthington Trojans, 4-2, during a rain-shortened Big South Conference dual meet on Monday in Worthington. Cardinals’ No. 1 doubles players Tony Joseph and Blake Haugen were in the third set with Kyle Janssen and Cade Lindner ...

HEAD-FIRST SLIDE — Fairmont runner Jordan Wolter (right) prepares to make a head-first dive into third base as St. James Area third baseman Shawn Hillesheim has a low throw bounce away from him during Big South Conference baseball action Saturday in St. James. Wolter went on to score on the play as the Cardinals scored five seventh-inning runs to pace a 7-3 victory. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Fairmont’s late baseball rally trips St. James

ST. JAMES — A low-scoring pitchers’ duel between Fairmont’s Collin Steuber and St. James Area’s Lucas Fredin evolved into a seventh-inning mini-slugfest on Saturday. The visiting Cardinals erupted for five runs on five hits in a frenetic last at-bat before staving off the Saints’ ...

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Cardinals tennis 0-3 during St. James Invite

ST. JAMES — The Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis lineup forced three super tiebreakers and three regular tiebreakers, but could not produce a team victory at the St. James Area Invitational on Saturday. Cotter fended off Fairmont in dual-meet action, 4-3, while Mound Westonka bested the ...

Buc golfers 11th at Jordan; North Union pockets triangular

JORDAN — Ben Unruh carded a two-day total of 74-73—147 to squeeze by New Ulm’s Glavine Schugel (71-78—149) for individual medalist honors to power Detroit Lakes to a five-shot margin of victory over runner-up Lake City at the Jordan Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Ryan Paskey ...

TAGGED OUT — Madelia/Truman third baseman Brytni Drevlow tags out Alden-Conger’s Erika Bute during a rundown as Jayhawk first baseman Carissa Caraway (far left) awaits a possible throw during Valley Conference softball action Friday in Truman. Madelia/Truman pitcher Jessica Baumgartner (back right) and Jayhawk centerfielder Chloe Hartman (1) watch the action. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Jayhawks unhinge Knights, 6-0

TRUMAN — After Madelia/Truman Jayhawks junior pitcher Courtney Davis went down with an injury after one inning, junior Jessica Baumgartner came in and pitched the rest of the game and only gave up three hits. The Jayhawks used their defense and nine total hits on offense to win, 6-0, ...

Blue Earth Area baseball nips USC

WELLS — Dalton Potter singled with two out in the top of the seventh inning and scored what proved to be the game-winning run when Karson Legred’s hard grounder was thrown away at first base to propel the Blue Earth Area Bucs to a 4-3 baseball victory over the United South Central Rebels on ...

Jr. high tracksters sweep Luverne

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals swept a junior high track & field dual meet against the Luverne Cardinals on Thursday at Bob Bonk Track. Fairmont topped Luverne, 92-33, on the girls’ side and the boys took an 83-55 win over the visitors. Rachel O’Connor won both the 100-meter ...

SIGNING WITH AUGIE — Fairmont High School senior cross country and track & field standout Jenna Pavich signs her national letter of intent to compete in track & field at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D., next season. Jenna’s parents, Shelley (left) and Steve Pavich (right), along with Fairmont head track & field coach Bob Bonk are present for the signing. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Pavich signs to run at Augustana

Jenna Pavich has been running track since she was in the seventh grade. Now a senior, the Fairmont Cardinal standout has to decide where she wants to continue her running career. Hamline University? Too big. University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire? Not as big, but not exactly small, ...