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Fairmont VFW baseball plates 40 runs in sweep

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team batted around ... and around ... and around on Saturday. Fairmont won both ends of a baseball doubleheader against St. James, claiming a 22-0 rout in the opener before completing the sweep with an 18-0 triumph in Game 2 at Herb Wolf ...

Truman doubles WBE legion in sub-district unbeatens battle

TRUMAN — The Truman American Legion Post 115 baseball team secured a bid in the upcoming Division II, 2nd District tournament in St. James. Left-hander Paxton Gravlin pitched five solid innings, while Truman’s offense converted five unearned runs into a 6-3 victory over Winnebago/Blue ...

Chirpich commits to D-I baseball program

FAIRMONT — Four years ago, Spencer Chirpich tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm. Chirpich’s road to recovery has taken a number of twists and turns in the process, but the North Iowa Area Community College redshirt sophomore’s persistence and hard work recently paid ...

Sub-district ‘C’ baseball slate realigned

TRUMAN — The first two games of the Minnesota American Legion Division II, Sub-District ‘C’ baseball tournament were rained out Friday night. The sub-district organizers realigned the tournament brackets, with four games being scheduled for both today and Sunday. St. James opens ...

Flohrs carries VFW to win

FAIRMONT — Joey Flohrs couldn’t be stopped. Flohrs threw a complete game to carry Fairmont VFW Post 1222 to a 7-2 win over New Ulm VFW Silver on Wednesday night at Winnebago Avenue Sports Complex. Flohrs gave up two runs on seven hits, he didn’t walk anyone and he struck out ...

Mustangs eliminate Warriors in district baseball playoffs

FONDA, Iowa — Newell-Fonda’s No. 7 batter Austin Gerdes entered Tuesday night’s Iowa Class 1A, District 3 baseball quarterfinal with a .300 batting average and 14 RBIs. Gerdes improved his overall offensive numbers by going 4-for-4 with a game-best four RBIs to help power the Mustangs ...

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Area Sports Schedule Wednesday, July 11 VFW BASEBALL • New Ulm Silver vs. Fairmont @ Winnebago Avenue diamonds in Fairmont, 6 p.m. AMATEUR BASEBALL • Fairmont Martins @ Jackson Bulls, 7:30 p.m. o Friday, July 13 AMATEUR BASEBALL • Fairmont Martins @ Luverne Redbirds, ...

Newell-Fonda zips North Union for region title, state bid

SWEA CITY — Newell-Fonda earned a return trip to the Iowa Class 1A state softball tournament, and in the process, ended No. 7-ranked North Union’s three-year state string on Monday night. Freshman left-hander Ella Larsen fired a three-hit complete-game shutout, while teammate Maggie ...

St. John sinks ace

FAIRMONT — Cat St. John connected for her fourth career hole-in-one at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont on Friday. St. John used a 7-wood to reach the 155-yard No. 3 hole’s cup in one swing. Blake Davis, Sandy Davis and Tyler Davis witnessed the ace.

Martins coast by Cubs in First Nite clash

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s batting order produced double-digit totals in runs and hits on Sunday, and Martins’ right-hander Matt Lytle took care of the rest. Lytle recorded a game-best 10 strikeouts to pace seven stellar innings of five-hit baseball, while teammate Christian Petschke smacked ...

North Union softball gains Region 1 final

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — North Union head softball coach Art Ingalls and his Class 1A, No. 7-ranked Warriors find themselves in a familiar place in the postseason — the regional finale. Ace right-hander Kate Anderson fired a seven-hit complete-game gem, backed by a flawless defensive ...

U17 girls soccer posts two victories

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Commodity Services U17 girls soccer lineup posted a pair of victories during summer league action last week. Isabelle Lenort and Maddie Maakestad netted goals to power Fairmont to a 2-1 triumph over Willmar on June 28. Lenort converted a free kick into a ...

Fairmont’s Bonk earns national coaching honor

FAIRMONT — Another accolade has been added to the long list for legendary Fairmont head cross country and track & field coach Bob Bonk. On June 27, the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announced Bonk as the winner of Girls Cross Country National Coach of the Year. The ...

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Martins to host twinbill tonight FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Martins amateur baseball team plays host to a doubleheader against the Lakefield Horned Frogs starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Herb Wolf Field. The Martins also host the Worthington Cubs on Sunday in a 2 p.m. start in ...

North Union softball ousts St. Mary’s in region quarterfinal

SWEA CITY — Iowa Class 1A, No. 7-ranked North Union combined its ‘small-ball’ offensive strategy with ace right-hander Kate Anderson’s stifling pitching to gain the Region 1 softball semifinals. Kate Anderson recorded a game-best 11 strikeouts to highlight her two-hit gem, while ...

Cardinal Power to host 74-team softball classic

FAIRMONT — The 2018 Fairmont Cardinal Power Girls Fastpitch Softball Classic will feature 74 teams — from Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota — comprising nine different divisions at three area diamonds on Saturday and Sunday. All games will take place at either Cardinal Park or the ...

Indians deal 7-1 baseball loss to Warriors

BANCROFT — Sometimes a complete-game performance from your starting pitcher isn’t enough. The Pocahontas Area Indians defeated the North Union Warriors, 7-1, Monday on senior night at Bancroft Memorial Park. Warriors’ starting pitcher Noah Morphew threw a complete game, giving up ...

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Iowa playoff tilt to run Thursday SWEA CITY — Game coverage of the Iowa Class 1A, No. 5-ranked North Union Warriors’ Region 1 softball quarterfinal against Storm Lake St. Mary’s tonight will appear in Thursday’s sports edition of the Fairmont Sentinel. Due to the Independence Day ...

Fairmont VFW baseball wins three straight games

FAIRMONT — Three victories in a row. The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team swept both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday in Minnesota Lake after coasting to a 10-run rule triumph in St. James less than 24 hours earlier. Right-hander Daniel Brummond fired a one-hit complete-game shutout ...

Jaguars’ Jahnz, Chirpich compete in all-star baseball series

TRUMAN — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman’s Zach Jahnz had quite the weekend. The weekend began June 22, when Jahnz participated in the Minnesota State High School League’s Clay Target individual state meet at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake. Then he went ...