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Warriors edge Broncos, 46-44 ARMSTRONG — The North Union Warriors basketball team edged the Belmond Broncos, 46-44, during Top of Iowa Conference action Tuesday night. North Union (2-4) travels to Bishop Garrigan in Algona, Iowa, on Friday night. Mavericks cage Eagles with win TRIMONT ...

Collin Steuber

Steuber posts 100th win as Red Bulls sweep 3

MADELIA — The Class AA, No. 12-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls stampeded their way to three wide-margin dual-meet victories during a wrestling quadrangular on Tuesday night in Madelia. The Red Bulls produced five falls to pace a 52-18 opening triumph over Redwood River Valley, ...

POWER IN THE POST — Fairmont post player Claire Cutler (41) powers a short-range jumper over Belle Plaine defender Lily Vinkemeier (25) during nonconference basketball action Tuesday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. Belle Plaine’s Elizabeth Johnson (23) and Sarah Lenz (right), along with Fairmont’s Taylor Crissinger (back left), watch the action. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont Cardinals board by Belle Plaine

FAIRMONT — Don Waletich took one glance at his basketball lineup’s boxscore and grinned — balanced numbers in points, rebounds, assists and steals across the sheet. Junior post player Claire Cutler produced a double-double of 15 points and a game-best 10 rebounds, while teammate Alli ...

SQUEEZED — Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther’s Kenlie Pytleski (white jersey) squeezes a shot between Blue Earth Area defenders Caitlin Rorman (11) and Lindsey Norman (1) during non-league basketball action Tuesday night in Blue Earth. (Photo courtesy of Susan Petrowiak)

Jaguars topple Blue Earth Area in overtime

BLUE EARTH — Last year, Hanna Geistfeld marked a career-high of 30 points for the Martin Luther Knights in a loss to Fairmont during nonconference basketball action. One season later, Martin Luther combined with Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman to form the Jaguars and Geistfeld set a new ...

New Ulm coasts by Fairmont Area Cardinals

NEW ULM — Ally Steffensmeier and Ali Beltz each scored two goals in the New Ulm Eagles’ 9-0 shutout win over the Fairmont Area Cardinals during Big South Conference girls hockey action on Tuesday night. Steffensmeier scored the Eagles’ first goal with 6:36 to go in the opening ...

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Blue Earth Area wrestlers go 2-2 at Wolfpack Invite

COTTAGE GROVE — The Class A, No. 12-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs wrestling team pocketed two wins and two losses during the Wolfpack Invite on Saturday in Cottage Grove. Bucs 113-pounder Max Ehrich won all four of his matches, while Wyatt Tungland, Caden Ochsendorf, Cole Klinkner, Zach ...

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Fairmont 12U wins 3 at own tourney FAIRMONT — The Boekett Building Supply of Fairmont 12U hockey team went 3-1 in the Fairmont 12U tournament over the weekend. Fairmont took an 11-2 win over Redwood Falls on Friday. Emily Sokoloski and Alexis Newville both provided Fairmont with two ...

Hunter Wrightson

Wrightson tops MCW’s hoops victory over Luverne

TRIMONT — Martin County West guard Hunter Wrightson delivered a game-best 15-point performance to power the Mavericks to a 52-27 triumph over the Luverne Cardinals during nonconference basketball action Saturday in Trimont. Wrightson connected on 2 of 3 shots from 3-point range and sank all ...

TEAMWORK — Fairmont Area defenseman Leyton Becker (right) assists sprawling Cardinal netminder Colby Kuhl in stopping Breckenridge/Wahpeton’s Alex Klug (8) from scoring a goal during nonconference hockey action Saturday at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Blades too sharp for Cardinals hockey

FAIRMONT — Breckenridge-Wahpeton forward Jase Jensen took a liking to the ice at Martin County Arena on Saturday. Jensen carved out a hat trick and a pair of assists to power the visiting Blades from North Dakota to a 7-4 non-league hockey victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals. Jensen ...

FASTBREAKING CARDINALS — Fairmont guard Abby DeWitt (1) and backcourt teammate Lexi Lunn (3) break out into open court as Blue Earth Area’s Lindsey Norman (far left), Alissa Norman (23) and Sofie Blair (far right) trail the play during Big South Conference basketball action on Friday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Cardinals stave off Bucs hoopsters by 1

FAIRMONT — Fairmont utilized full-court defensive pressure to trigger its comeback bid against rival Blue Earth Area during Big South Conference basketball action Friday night at Cardinal Gym. The hometown Cardinals held the Bucs scoreless for a 9-minute span early in the second half to ...

HAIR-RAISING BATTLE — Fairmont guard Sam Schwieger (right) tries to swat the rebound out of Blue Earth Area forward Jacob Vaske’s hands during Big South Conference action Friday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. The Cardinals’ Walker Tordsen (15), Brady Allen (middle) and Lucas Denney (third from right), along with the Bucs’ Collin Bell (13), watch the action. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont cagers’ 2nd half topples Blue Earth Area

FAIRMONT — Lucas Denney was the Fairmont Cardinals’ key to success against the Blue Earth Area Bucs. Denney scored a co-game-high 14 points in the Cardinals’ 54-41 win over the Bucs during Big South Conference boys basketball action on Friday night. “I thought Lucas Denney’s minutes ...

No. 12 Blue Earth Area wrestlers cap triangular sweep

LAKE MILLS, Iowa — The Class A, No. 12-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs took a 43-24 non-league wrestling win over the Lake Mills Bulldogs during the latter portion of the Bulldogs’ triangular on Thursday night in Lake Mills, Iowa. Caiden Jones and Tyler Helgeson provided the Bulldogs with ...

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7th-graders net 2-1 hoops mark FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals defeated the Blue Earth Area Bucs, 49-37, during seventh-grade boys basketball action Monday. Zach Jorgensen scored 23 points to top the Cardinals’ winning ways, Jacob Crissinger delivered 18 points, while Jake Harris ...

PUCK BATTLE — Fairmont Area’s Kaylan Legred (5) maneuvers around Waseca’s Andrew Weller (6) as Cardinal teammate Sam Welker (14) gets involved in the play during Big South Conference hockey action Thursday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Fairmont Area’s Tom Havnen (11) watches the action. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Bluejays shut out Cardinals in hockey clash

FAIRMONT — The Waseca Bluejays’ scoring started and ended with junior forward Andrew Weller as the team shut out the Fairmont Area Cardinals, 6-0, during Big South Conference boys hockey action on Thursday night. Weller got the Bluejays’ first goal with assists from TJ Sommers and Simon ...

ABOVE THE RIM — Martin County West’s Karter Janssen (blue 11) and St. James Area’s Brady Stevens (white 11) battle for the rebound above the rim during Thursday night’s non-league basketball action in Sherburn. The Mavericks’ Cam Dressen (1), along with the Saints’ Parker Jones (4) and Odell Shupe (right), look on. (Photo by Greg Abel)

St. James cagers double up MCW

SHERBURN — St. James Area senior teammates Sandin Skow and Brady Stevens have been compiling impressive scoring and rebounding statistics for the last three seasons. Add sophomore guards Parker Jones and Kobe Mohwinkel, along with senior forward Lucas Fredin, to the mix and Saints head ...

No. 12 Blue Earth Area grapplers down Maple River

LAKE MILLS, Iowa — Davis Sunken and Jesus Quintero pinned their opponents to help the Class A No. 12-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs wrestling team to a 40-24 win over the Maple River Eagles during the Lake Mills triangular on Thursday night. Sunken pinned Ethan Evenson in 5:49 at 106 pounds, ...

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No open skating over weekend FAIRMONT — There will be no open skating today through Sunday at Martin County Arena in Fairmont due to a 12U girls hockey tournament. To access the arena’s open skating schedule, go to the website: fairmont.pucksystems2.com MCW tipoff at 6:30 ...

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PeeWee A team 1-1 in weekend action FAIRMONT — Fairmont PeeWee A hockey team had one win and one loss in back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Fairmont lost to New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, 7-2, at Martin County Arena. Alec Reutzel scored a power-play goal ...

DANCING MACHINES — Members of the 2016-2017 inaugural Fairmont dance team are, front row (l-r): Sarah Harstad, Kassandra Lopez, Alyse Schwebke and Lauren Scott. Middle row: Alexa Steele, Madison Moeller, Madeline Mathiason, Amanda Heinze, Josee Varboncoeur, Makena Rodriguez, Victoria Nelson and Maddy Militello. Back row: Rosa Yska, Sydney Hainy, Jenna Pavich, Natalie Abel, Emma Ward, Maddie Hennager, Lauren Carlson, Lexi Fischer, Mikayla Soelter and Ida Bonenberg. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Carlson)

Fairmont dance hits the stage for first time at New Ulm

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals scored a 22 in the New Ulm Sonics’ dance competition on Saturday in New Ulm. The Cardinals competed in the jazz division. The Sonics posted final score of 58 to capture first place out of six teams. Renville County West took runnerup honors with ...

Abby DeWitt

DeWitt’s 21 propel Fairmont to hoops win over Windom

WINDOM — Fairmont guard Abby DeWitt poured in a co-game-high 21 points to propel the Cardinals to a 55-52 victory over the Windom Area Eagles during Big South Conference basketball action Tuesday night in Windom. DeWitt also distributed a game-high five assists and pocketed three steals for ...