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Andrew Moeller

FHS boys runners 4th, MCW 5th at Turkey Trot Invite

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WORTHINGTON — Fairmont junior Andrew Moeller and Martin County West/Martin Luther junior Carson Kahler each delivered top-10 individual showings to power the Cardinals and Mavericks to fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the team race at the 50th annual Turkey Trot cross country ...

PHYSICAL DUEL — Fairmont Area defender Mikayla Stradtman (left) and St. Peter striker Taylor Hiller battle for control of the soccer ball during Big South Conference action Thursday night at Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Waseca ends Fairmont Area’s winning streak

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FAIRMONT — Thursday night’s clash of Big South Conference girls soccer titans ended Fairmont Area’s six-game winning streak, extended Waseca’s string and proved good to the last shot. Striker Katlyn Hyatt’s follow-up header off Taylor Hiller’s ricocheting direct free kick with 45 ...

AT THE SUMMIT — Fairmont’s Taylor Crissinger (11) and St. Peter’s Carlie Chabot hit the volleyball at the same time above the net during Big South Conference action Thursday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

St. Peter outlasts FHS in 5 games

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FAIRMONT — The St. Peter Saints volleyball team was down 2-0 after the first two games of the match against the Fairmont Cardinals. Midway through Game 3, however, the Saints began their rally to win the game, 25-23. With the momentum on their side, the Saints stretched out a 3-2 win over ...

Fairmont tennis trips New Ulm, 4-3

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NEW ULM — The Fairmont Cardinals used their singles players to power a 4-3 Big South Conference tennis win over the New Ulm Eagles on Thursday. Sydney Hainy took the No. 1 singles win, beating Emma Maudal, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, while the Cardinals’ Claire Nemmers topped Sara Guyman, 6-3, 6-1, at ...

Iliana Ramon

Fairmont girls team, MCW’s Whitehead win Turkey Trot

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WORTHINGTON — Class A, No. 6-ranked Martin County West Mavericks cross country runner Marissa Whitehead ran to a first-place finish over Murray County Central’s Morgan Gehl, who is ranked fourth, during the Turkey Trot on Thursday in Worthington. Meanwhile, the No. 1-ranked Fairmont ...

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FHS to play host to fund-raisers FAIRMONT — Fairmont High School will play host to two fund-raisers during tonight’s football game against Waseca. The high school and booster club will donate all of their tailgate proceeds to Hills-Beaver Creek running back Trenton Bass, who suffered a ...

No. 77 Justin Byrne

Fairmont hosts Waseca in clash of unbeatens

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FAIRMONT — Two undefeated state-ranked prep football teams will clash on Mahoney Field in Fairmont at 7 p.m. Friday night. The Class 3A, No. 9-ranked Fairmont Cardinals (2-0) will square off against the Class 4A, No. 9-rated Waseca Bluejays (2-0) in an early-season South Central Red District ...

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Cardinals rank No. 9 in 3A poll MINNEAPOLIS — The Fairmont Cardinals made their season debut in the Class 3A rankings on Wednesday. The Cardinals ranked ninth with St. Croix Lutheran at No. 1. Jackson County Central moved down to No. 5 in Class 3A, while Maple River stayed fifth in the ...

TAKE AWAY — Fairmont Area defender Brielle Meade (middle) maneuvers the soccer ball away from Mankato Loyola’s Olivia Harazin during Big South Conference action Tuesday night at Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont. Cardinal defenders Morgan Shriver (back left) and McKayla Chambers (back right), along with the Crusaders’ Annelise Winch (7), watch the action. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Cardinals kick way to 6th consecutive soccer victory

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Cardinals girls soccer lineup extended its winning streak to six in a row during Tuesday night’s Big South Conference clash with the Mankato Loyola Crusaders in Fairmont. Sophomore striker Joni Becker produced a pair of goals, including one of the Cardinals’ ...

FINGERTIP CONTROL — Martin County West’s Cheyenne Owens (4) and Renae Eckmann (12) contest St. Clair hitter Olivia Drummer’s tip during Valley Conference volleyball action Tuesday night in Trimont. Martin County West’s Maia Taylor (far left), along with, from left, St. Clair’s MacKenzie Kruse, Michaela Karels and Cassidy Anderegg, watch the action. (Photo by Greg Abel)

St. Clair serves Valley loss to Maverick spikers

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TRIMONT — The St. Clair Cylones literally marched to the beat of their own drum. Senior outside hitter Olivia Drummer powered 12 kills, including the match-winning shot, to lead the Cyclones over the Martin County West, 3-1, during Valley Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night. Up ...

Waseca tennis edges Fairmont in 4-3 clash

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WASECA — The Waseca Bluejays edged the Fairmont Cardinals, 4-3, during a Big South Conference girls tennis dual meet on Tuesday in Waseca. Tied at three matches apiece, the Bluejays’ No. 3 doubles tandem of Tessa Volkmer and CeCe Huttemier outlasted Holly Petrowiak and Lauren Davis, 6-1, ...

TUMBLING TIGER — Fairmont Area Cardinal striker Joni Becker (white jersey) steps over tumbling Albert Lea Tiger forward Esther Yoon during nonconference soccer action Monday night at Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont as Albert Lea’s Ella Zelenak (far left) watches the action. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Cardinals declaw Tigers soccer, 2-1

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FAIRMONT — Five consecutive victories, including a historic one. Strikers Abby DeWitt and Joni Becker netted goals, Morgan Shriver delivered a key long-distance assist and goalkeeper Taylor Eicholz made seven clutch saves to propel the Fairmont Area Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the ...

REACHING OUT — Fairmont first doubles player Bergen Senf (left) stretches to hit a backhand return as teammate Brittany Bass watches the action during a Big South Conference tennis dual meet on Monday in Fairmont. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

St. James Area fends off Fairmont tennis, 4-3

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FAIRMONT — Since losing its top player in Zoie Becker, the St. James Area Saints girls tennis team has had to make adjustments. “We’ve had to jumble some girls around, but we’re coming along OK,” Saints head coach Les Zellmann said. The lineup Zellmann and Co. put together worked ...

Courtney Williams

Fairmont volleyball outspikes Waseca

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WASECA — The Fairmont Cardinals outslugged the Waseca Bluejays, 25-16, 25-19, 20-25, 25-17 in a Big South Conference volleyball match Monday night in Waseca. Courtney Williams produced 10 kills, six block assists and went 13-for-14 serving for Fairmont, while Bailee Swanson delivered 19 ...

Fairmont’s JV football defeats Jordan

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals beat the Jordan Hubmen, 26-20, during junior varsity football action on Monday. Josh Heinze scored the Cardinals’ first touchdown of the night with a 5-yard run. Zach Soelter caught the 2-point conversion pass from Jack Hested. Garrett Myren threw a ...

Thai Risk

Martin Co. West football edges St. James in OT

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NEW ULM — Running back Thai Risk delivered both the tying and game-winning touchdowns, while defensive back Colby Williamson pocketed two pivotal interceptions to help engineer Martin County West’s first victory of the football season on Saturday night. Williamson intercepted St. James ...

TWO-HANDED BACKHAND — Blue Earth Area second singles netter Julia Hanson, shown hitting a two-handed backhand, and the Class A No. 10-ranked Bucs tennis team posted a 7-0 win over Tri-City United on Saturday in Cleveland. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

No. 10 Blue Earth Area tennis zips TCU

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CLEVELAND — The Class A, No. 10-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs girls tennis lineup extended its dual-meet winning streak to five in a row on Saturday. Blue Earth Area swept the singles bracket in straight sets to pace a 7-0 shutout over the Tri-City United Titans during nonconference action in ...

Bailee Swanson

Fairmont volleyball nets 3rd at invite

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SLEEPY EYE — The Fairmont Cardinal volleyball lineup captured third place at the Sleepy Eye Public Invitational on Saturday in Sleepy Eye. Courtney Williams smacked five kills and tallied four blocks to guide Fairmont to a 25-20, 25-22 victory over Madelia during the third-place ...

Albert Lea zips Fairmont Area soccer

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ALBERT LEA — The Albert Lea Tigers posted a 3-0 win over the Fairmont Area Cardinals during non-league boys soccer action on Saturday at Hammer Stadium. Goalkeeper Malachi Anderson made 19 saves for the Cardinals, who managed only one shot on goal. Fairmont Area (0-7) travels to Mankato ...

SCORING SNARE — Fairmont wide receiver Wyatt Quiring (23) hauls in a touchdown pass despite the defensive efforts of Jordan safety Marlon Wiley (left) during South Central Red District football action Friday night at Ames Field in Jordan. Fairmont receiver Hayden Berhow (3) blocks on the play. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont passes Jordan’s district football test

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JORDAN — “Coaches always talk about how different a team can look from Week 1 to Week 2,” said Fairmont head football coach Mat Mahoney. “I’d say my coaching staff made some good adjustments from our season-opener to now.” First-year Cardinal offensive coordinator Brian Wille ...