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Cardinal hoopsters board by Jaguars, 54-34

FAIRMONT — Boardwork paced the Fairmont girls basketball team’s nonconference victory on Monday night. Post player Taylor Crissinger scored 15 of her game-best 16 points during the first half, while guard Lexi Lunn delivered nine of her 15-point performance in the second segment to pace ...

Maverick basketball team fends off Saints by 2

TRIMONT — The lid on the rim stayed tight. The Martin County West Mavericks beat the St. James Area Saints 40-38 in non-league girls basketball action Monday night in Trimont. The teams combined to shoot 29 of 83 from the field for 35 percent. The score remained tied at zero for the ...

Red Bulls capture 2nd place at 19-team South Dakota elite meet

BRANDON, S.D. — Eight Fairmont/Martin County West wrestlers produced top-three individual showings, including a pair of gold medalists, to power the Minnesota Class AA, No. 4-ranked Red Bulls to runner-up accolades at Saturday’s 19-team Dan Pansch/Jesse James Invitational at Brandon Valley ...

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Fairmont B-squad cagers lose 1-point game FAIRMONT — Martin County West edged Fairmont during B-squad boys basketball action, 27-26, Saturday in Fairmont. Jackson Utermarck scored 14 points to top the Cardinals’ effort, while Jake Harris chipped in four points. Redwood Valley boys ...

Geistfeld, MCW edge Fairmont hoopsters by 3

FAIRMONT — Wyatt Geistfeld took over. Geistfeld led the Martin County West Mavericks past the Fairmont Cardinals 59-56 in nonconference boys basketball action Friday night in Cardinal Gym. The junior forward totalled 20 points, five rebounds, five blocks, four steals and three assists to ...

Mavericks pick-pocket Cardinals, 44-25

FAIRMONT — The Martin County West Mavericks girls basketball team literally stole its nonconference game from the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday night at Cardinal Gym. Cheyenne Owens pocketed a game-best six steals to pace the Mavericks’ 16-4 edge in that statistical category, while ...

On Ice

10U hockey wins 3 of last 4 games FAIRMONT — The Car Parts Direct Fairmont 10U girls hockey team produced wins in three of its last four games on the ice. Maia Goerndt generated four goals and one assist to help power Fairmont to an 11-1 victory over Faribault on Dec. 29 in ...

No. 4 Red Bulls wrestlers pin loss on Bucs

FAIRMONT — The Class AA, No. 4-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls flexed their muscles in generating seven falls to power past the Blue Earth Area Bucs, 59-12, during a Big South wrestling dual meet on Thursday night at Cardinal Gym. Jesse Potts established the Red Bulls’ ...

Knights ‘steal’ basketball game from Jaguars

NORTHROP — The Knights used a 23-point game from Madison Mathiowetz to hold back the Jaguars. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s beat Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther 75-58 in non-league girls basketball action Thursday night in Northrop. The freshman standout Mathiowetz added five ...

Magic gymnasts beam to 5th straight dual-meet win

MARSHALL — Five consecutive dual-meet victories to open the prep gymnastics season. Sabrina Segar and Anna Bachenberg produced a 2-3 showing in the all-around competition to power the Martin County Area Magic to a 132.25-123.85 Big South Conference triumph over the Marshall Tigers on ...

Windom Area hockey teams sweep Fairmont Area

WINDOM — The Eagles soared by the Cardinals. Windom Area beat Fairmont Area 4-1 in Big South Conference girls hockey action Thursday night in Windom. Anna Volk opened the game’s scoring in the first period. Volk scored with 11:31 left in the opening segment off an assist from Ellyson ...

No. 4 Red Bulls host Bucs in Big South wrestling clash

FAIRMONT — One of the few things as rare as a dual-meet loss by the Fairmont/Martin County West wrestling team is a Red Bulls’competition less than an hour’s drive away during the 2018-19 season. Area grappling enthusiasts have the chance to watch the Class AA, No. 4-ranked Red Bulls ...

Cavers Realty 12U girls hockey team nets pair of shutouts

FAIRMONT — The Cavers Realty 12U girls hockey team of Fairmont sandwiched a pair of shutout victories around a loss during weekend ice action. Jozie Hoefker produced a hat trick and Isabella Larson tallied two goals to power Cavers to a 7-0 victory over Windom on Saturday. Abigail Sundeen ...

Armstrong’s late 2 lifts BEA over JCC for Classic crown

BLUE EARTH — The down-to-the-wire, game-winning, tournament-clinching shot heard along the I-90 corridor. Blue Earth Area guard Te’a Armstrong pocketed a steal, drove end-to-end with time winding down and banked home the tiebreaking 8-foot runner with 2.1 seconds remaining in regulation ...

Fairmont edges MVL for BLC championship

MANKATO — Fairmont forward Dustin Schultz, center Wyatt Frank and their Cardinal teammates gave head coach Jared Thompson the perfect belated Christmas present — the 2018 KwikTrip Holiday Basketball Tournament championship at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato on Saturday night. Schultz ...

Hesebeck powers JCC to championship over BEA hoopsters

BLUE EARTH — Jackson County Central point guard Rudy Voss and center Andrew Hesebeck create matchup problems for opposing defenses. The 6-foot-5 Hesebeck poured in a game-best 26 points, including three 3-pointers, while the 6-3 Voss utilized his patented quick-step drives to score 18 to ...

Geistfeld, Hamline hoopsters taking next step to success

ST. PAUL — Hamline University junior forward Reilly Geistfeld understands the intrinsic value of doing the proper preparatory work during the offseason. The 5-foot-10 Geistfeld currently tops the Pipers’ statistical charts in scoring (16.5 points per game), rebounding (6.9 rpg) and ...

B.E. Area defeats USC in classic opener

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area senior forward Caitlin Rorman flirted with eclipsing the Bucs’ all-time single-game scoring record for the first half of Friday’s first-round BEA Holiday Classic basketball game. The 5-foot-11 Rorman poured in 26 points during the first 18 minutes to pace ...

Fairmont, B.E. Area boys cagers earn spots in tournament finals

MANKATO — Fairmont junior post player Wyatt Frank delivered a game-high double-double performance on Friday night to power the Cardinals into the KwikTrip Holiday Tournament’s championship clash at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. The 6-foot-7 Frank tossed in a game-leading 16 points ...

Waseca girls hockey slips by Fairmont Area

BLAINE — Waseca forward Isabella Sorenson scored the game-winning goal with 1:11 remaining in regulation to guide the Bluejays to a 3-2 win over the Fairmont Area Cardinals during the seventh-place game of the Open National Division at the Schwan’s Cup hockey tournament on ...