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Fairmont bests JCC for Section 3 football crown

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NEW ULM — Section 3 football champions and Class AAA state qualifiers for a second consecutive year. The No. 5-ranked Fairmont Cardinals converted their first four possessions into an early 28-0 lead before fending off the No. 9-ranked Jackson County Central Huskies, 35-18, during the two ...

Thiesse, Klima captain All-Area

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Senior libero Madison Klima has been an important part of the Martin County West defense throughout her high school volleyball career. Klima earned a spot on the Sentinel All-Area team each of her four seasons and is the only returning player from the 2017 list. Klima totaled 1,671 digs for ...

Area runners gearing up for state meet

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FAIRMONT — The Cardinals’ streak of five consecutive team appearances in the Class A state cross country meet came to an end during last Thursday’s Section 2 Meet in Montgomery, but Fairmont will still have runners to cheer on. Fairmont freshman Laura Thompson will make her third ...

Bass tabbed Fairmont tennis MVP

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont senior Brittany Bass was selected as the Cardinals girls tennis team’s most valuable player for the 2018 fall season. Bass and senior teammate Sydney Hainy each earned academic all-state status and honorable mention all-Big South Conference accolades. Senior Natalie ...

No. 5 FHS, No. 9 JCC to clash for section

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FAIRMONT — Four in a row. Top-seeded Fairmont (8-1) and No. 2-seeded Jackson County Central (9-1) square off at 7 p.m. Friday night for the Section 3AAA football championship on the turf at New Ulm Public High School. The No. 5-ranked Cardinals and No. 9-rated Huskies, however, each ...

Kaufman tabbed Cardinals’ soccer MVP

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FAIRMONT — Junior midfielder Alexis Kaufman was selected as the Fairmont Area girls soccer team’s most valuable player of the Cardinals’ record-setting 2018 season. Kaufman, along with junior strikers Joni Becker and Isabelle Lenort, merited first-team all-Big South Conference honors in ...

Fairmont thwarts St. Peter in Section 3AAA football semifinal

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FAIRMONT — Legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant coined the phrase, “Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.” Linebacker Zac Ringnell blocked a second-quarter punt and a third-quarter field-goal attempt, cornerbacks Daniel Reiter and Caden Baarts each ...

Traetow selected to Hall of Fame

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Speech time. On Oct. 6, Andy Traetow was inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus College Hall of Fame after the Gusties’ homecoming football game in St. Peter. Traetow said being elected to the Gustavus Hall of Fame in his first opportunity was humbling, but he wanted to make sure people knew ...

Six area runners qualify for state meet

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MONTGOMERY — Fairmont’s boys and girls cross country teams each ran to fourth place, while Martin County West girls and boys finished fifth and seventh, respectively, at the Section 2A cross country meet Thursday in Montgomery. Fairmont’s boys finished with 129 points, 10 behind ...

BEA’s Dutton-Stevermer net 1-1 record at state tennis meet

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MINNEAPOLIS — Blue Earth Area’s doubles combination of McKenna Dutton and Macie Stevermer, along with St. James Area singles netter Renata Hernandez, compiled 1-1 records at the Class A individual state tennis meet Thursday. Le Sueur-Henderson’s Kylie Dunning and Erica Cronk squeezed ...

Waseca volleyball sweeps Fairmont in 2AA clash

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WASECA — The No. 4-seeded Waseca Bluejays swept the No. 5-seeded Fairmont Cardinals, 25-20, 25-10, 25-16, during the Section 2AA, South Sub-Section volleyball quarterfinals on Thursday night in Waseca. Waseca (10-7) advances to face No. 1-seeded Kenyon-Wanamingo (22-8) in a 6 p.m. South ...

ETC

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Today’s Area Sports Slate CROSS COUNTRY • Fairmont, Blue Earth Area, Martin County West/Martin Luther and Madelia/Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain @ Section 2A Meet @ Montgomery National Golf Club in Montgomery, 4 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS • Blue Earth Area’s Te’a Armstrong in Class ...

WEM fends off BEA in Section 2AA football shootout

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WATERVILLE — Blue Earth Area lost in the first round of the prep football playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Class AA No. 4-ranked and No. 1-seeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Bucs beat the No. 8-seeded BEA Bucs 54-28 during Tuesday night’s Section 2 quarterfinal shootout in ...

Bucs’ trio set for state individual tennis meet

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area sophomore singles player Te’a Armstrong and the Bucs’ doubles combination of junior Macie Stevermer and sophomore McKenna Dutton have grown accustomed to being labeled as ‘underdogs’ this tennis season. Similar to the Section 3 Meet exactly two weeks ago ...

Mavericks leash Bulldogs in 2A playoff clash

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TRIMONT — The Mavericks were dominant. No. 6-seeded Martin County West swept the No. 11-seeded Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs, 25-16, 25-19, 25-9, in a play-in match of the Section 2A volleyball tournament in Trimont on Monday night. With the win, the Mavericks (10-15) move on to ...

Fairmont JV football ends season with 6-2 record

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals coasted to a 36-6 triumph over the New Ulm Eagles during season-ending junior varsity football action Monday in New Ulm. Eli Anderson caught two touchdown passes from Jack Hested, while teammate Hudson Artz ran for a pair of scores for the Cardinals. Gavin ...

B.E. Area volleyball shut out at Century invite

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs volleyball lineup went winless during the two-day Rochester Century Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Rochester. Dover-Eyota defeated Blue Earth Area, 25-15, 25-13, during Friday’s opener. Setter Maddie Armon distributed eight assists and made ...

Hainy helps Fairmont tennis team triple wins in 2018

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FAIRMONT — Every high school career must come to an end. For Sydney Hainy, her high school tennis days are over, but not without helping the Fairmont Cardinals to a 13-9 dual-meet record this fall — a staggering nine-win improvement over last season. Hainy has been playing tennis since ...

Mankato West zips Fairmont Area for 2A girls soccer crown

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NEW PRAGUE — Mankato West senior midfielder Rachel Luedtke demonstrated why she’s a Ms. Soccer finalist in the Minnesota prep soccer ranks. Luedtke delivered two long-distance assists, Ali Rutz made a breakaway-stopping defensive gem and keeper Claire Hemstock netted a shutout to help the ...