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Jaguars balance win over Rebels

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WELLS — Hannah Johanson topped a balanced scoring attack to propel the Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars to a 62-38 nonconference girls basketball win over the United South Central Rebels on Monday night in Wells. Johanson delivered a game-best 15 points to complement ...


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Red Bulls fill up conference team FAIRMONT — The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls accounted for half of the Valley All-Conference wrestling team, released on Monday. Connor Simmonds, Jordan Wolter, Payton Anderson, Tristan Lange, Class AA, No. 6-ranked 152 pounder Collin Steuber, ...

GETTING HORIZONTAL — Martin County Area gymnast Cara Behrends extends horizontally during her uneven parallel bars routine at the Big South Conference’s Final Four team competition on Saturday in Welcome. Magic assistant coach Brian Steen watches the performance. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Magic place 3rd at BSC gymnastics meet

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WELCOME — Saturday’s Big South Conference Final Four gymnastics competition in Welcome proved a precursor for the Section 3A Meet next Saturday in Windom. The Class A, No. 5-ranked Worthington Trojans produced the top team totals on all four pieces of equipment to add the overall ...

Sierra Williamson

Mavs win, Jags fall at hoops showcase; Fairmont victorious

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MANKATO — Martin County West post player Sierra Williamson neared double-double territory to help the Mavericks stave off the St. Clair Cyclones, 60-57, during Valley Conference Showcase basketball action Saturday in Mankato. Sierra Williamson produced 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, ...

APPLYING PRESSURE — Blue Earth Area’s Wyatt Tungland (top) applies pressure to Worthington opponent Mason Byrne during the 170-pound wrestling match at Friday night’s Big South Conference dual-meet championship clash in Blue Earth. Tungland went on to post a 10-5 win as the Bucs captured the meet with a 34-23 victory. (Photo by Greg Abel)

No. 10 Bucs take Big South Conference title

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BLUE EARTH — The 2017 Big South Conference dual-meet wrestling champions. The Class 1A, No. 10-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs earned that moniker by producing four key falls to pin a 34-23 loss on the Worthington Trojans during the showdown between regular-season divisional winners on Friday ...


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PeeWee A team wins, ties, loses FAIRMONT — The Dewar-Aust-Roskop Family of Fairmont PeeWee A team went 1-1-1 during hockey action last weekend. Fairmont beat Albert Lea, 6-1, before tying 1-1 with Faribault on Saturday, Feb. 4. Alexander Moeller and Eli Anderson, who had an assist, each ...

Tordsen, Cardinals top Eagles

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WINDOM — Walker Tordsen cleared the 1,000-point scoring mark to lead the Fairmont Cardinals to a 59-49 victory over the Windom Area Eagles during Big South Conference boys basketball action on Friday night. Tordsen needed only 14 points to reach 1,000 and finished with a co-game-high 20 ...

TURNING POINT — Fairmont/Martin County West wrestler Tristan Lange (top) attempts to turn St. James Area opponent Tony Rodriguez during 170-pound Big South Conference dual-meet action Thursday night in Sherburn. Lange went on to post a 19-6 major decision. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Red Bulls outgrapple St. James Area

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SHERBURN — Fresh off another Valley Conference title, the Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestling team took a 41-24 win over the St. James Area Saints in the regular-season finale on Thursday night. “We’re kind of getting on a roll from last Friday night and getting a couple big ...

BREAKAWAY BASKET — Fairmont forward Brooke Hunwardsen (right) glides toward the basket for a breakaway layup during Big South Conference action Thursday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. New Ulm’s Carli Botten (middle) and Danielle Houge (51) trail the play. (Photo by Greg Abel)

New Ulm edges FHS hoopsters

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FAIRMONT — New Ulm senior point guard Meleah Reinhart confirmed why she was chosen as KEYC-TV’s girls athlete of the week only 24 hours prior to Thursday night’s Big South Conference clash against Fairmont at Cardinal Gym. Reinhart produced a game-leading 30 points and pocketed a ...

ICY BLAST — Fairmont Area’s Tom Havnen (right) prepares to crank a shot as teammate Sam Welker-Mensing looks on during Big South Conference hockey action at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

New Ulm hockey flattens Fairmont Area

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FAIRMONT — Tomas Babik and Nate Miller both scored hat tricks in the New Ulm Eagles’ 12-0 win over the Fairmont Area Cardinals during Big South Conference hockey action on Thursday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Babik, who has scored three hat tricks in a row, netted goals in ...

Down the Line

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Mavericks host Mankato Loyola TRIMONT — The Martin County West Mavericks girls basketball team plays host to Mankato Loyola at 7 p.m. today in Trimont during the second round of the Valley Showcase. The B squad game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Cardinals cage Warriors, 65-38 GARNER, ...

Connor Simmonds

Red Bulls win Valley Conference wrestling crown

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ST. CLAIR — The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestling team earned three wins to take the Valley Conference quadrangular on Tuesday in St. Clair. The Red Bulls beat the Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights, 48-30, before taking a 52-18 win over the Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther ...

STOLEN — Fairmont Area’s Joni Becker (4) steals the puck from Mankato West’s McKenna Krosch (14) during Section 3A hockey quarterfinal action Tuesday night at Martin County Arena. The Cardinals’ Courtney Williams (far right) and goalie Sadie Sandersfeld, along with the Scarlets’ Sunshine Langworthy, look on. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Scarlets eliminate Cardinals in 3A hockey

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FAIRMONT — The No. 5-seeded Mankato West Scarlets used two goals in the second period to escape Martin County Arena with a 3-2 win over the No. 4-seeded Fairmont Area Cardinals during the Section 3A hockey quarterfinals Tuesday night. Mankato West (7-17-2) moves on to play No. 1-seeded ...

AIR PETERSON — Martin County Area gymnast Bryanna Peterson elevates to execute a split leap on the beam during a Big South Conference dual meet against St. James on Tuesday night in Welcome. Magic assistant coach Annie Pedersen (far right) and teammate Cara Behrends watch the performance. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Peterson, Magic vault past St. James gymnasts

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WELCOME — Bryanna Peterson executed every element of her Yurchenko vault to near perfection during Martin County Area’s opening rotation and left the rest of the field in her wake. Peterson eclipsed the 9-point plateau on all four pieces of equipment to outdistance all competitors with a ...

Fairmont hoopsters deal loss to LCWM

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LAKE CRYSTAL — Walker Tordsen scored a co-game-best 20 points to complement eight rebounds to lead the Fairmont Cardinals basketball team to a 62-39 non-league basketball win over the Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights on Tuesday night in Lake Crystal. The Cardinals held a 37-28 ...

REACH FOR THE PUCK — Fairmont Area senior defender Kaylan Legred (right) gains possession of the puck against Albert Lea during boys hockey action on Monday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont.  Tigers senior forward Austin Dulitz (8) and Cardinals sophomore defender Karson Legred trail the action. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Albert Lea rattles Cardinals, 10-0

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FAIRMONT — If there was a goal to be scored or an assist to be dished out for the Albert Lea Tigers, there’s a good chance that either Sam Chalmers, Austin Dulitz or Michael Savelkoul are involved somehow. The trio engineered 12 points in the Tigers’ 10-0 win over the Fairmont Area ...

BASELINE LEANER — Fairmont post player Claire Cutler (41) leaps to finger-roll a baseline leaner over New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva defender Betsy Schoenrock during nonconference basketball action on Saturday at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Wagners lift NRHEG cagers past Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Identical twins have been known to finish each other’s sentences at times. New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva guard Marnie Wagner produced 11 second-half points to finish what her twin Maddie Wagner started via 13 first-half points — a victory over Fairmont — during ...

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Red Bulls’ trio win crowns at Mankato East wrestling invite

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MANKATO — Jaxson Rohman, Zac Ringnell and Payton Anderson each captured gold medals to engineer the Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls’ fourth-place finish at the 10-team Mankato East wrestling invitational on Saturday in Mankato. Le Sueur-Henderson generated 179 1/2 points to win the ...

Cougars post 8-2 win over Cardinals hockey

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MANKATO — Mankato East’s Kanstrup trio — Sydney, Bailey and Taylor — accounted for four goals and three assists to power the Cougars to an 8-2 nonconference girls hockey victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Saturday in Mankato. After Fairmont Area goaltender Emily O’Connor ...