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DIVE PLAY — Fairmont Martins runner Jack Waletich (right) prepares to dive toward the plate as Martin County Foxes catcher Ben Abel awaits the throw during regular-season amateur baseball action Wednesday night at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. Martins teammate Levi Becker (17) watches the play. Waletich scored on the play to help guide the Martins to a victory over the Foxes. (Photo by Tyler Wiederhoeft)

Martins’ late rally trips Foxes, 10-5

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Martins defeated the Martin County Foxes 10-5 after a six-run eighth inning helped blow the game open in amateur baseball action Wednesday night at Herb Wolf Field. The Martins secured the No. 1 seed in the First Nite League with the victory, and earned a first-round ...

HE’S OUT — North Union relief pitcher Tanner Doocy (left) tags out Northwood-Kensett courtesy runner Kael Julseth at the plate during first-round Iowa Class 1A, District 3 playoff baseball action Tuesday night in Lake Mills, Iowa. Julseth was trying to score on a wild pitch. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Vikings end Warriors’ baseball season

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LAKE MILLS, Iowa — The Northwood-Kensett Vikings’ lineup featured five eighth-graders. Four of the five had at least one hit as the Vikings took an 11-7 win over the North Union Warriors during the opening round of the Class 1A, District 3 baseball playoffs on Tuesday in Lake Mills, ...

HIGH-FIVIN’ — North Union’s Kyarsten Mullen (middle) exchanges high-fives with Warriors’ teammate Bre Anderson (second from left) after she and Anna Ingalls (far left) scored on Maddie Rolling’s two-run double in the bottom of the first inning of Monday night’s Iowa Class 2A, Region 1 softball championship game in Swea City. North Union’s Kate Anderson (far right) prepares to step into the batter’s box. (Photo by Greg Abel)

North Union earns 2A state softball bid

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SWEA CITY — It may be cliche, but for the North Union Warriors, defense does win championships. After facing two bases-loaded situations in the sixth, the Warriors held the West Lyon Wildcats to one run for a 3-1 win in the Iowa Class 2A, Region 1 softball finals on Monday night. North ...

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Correction The Blue Earth American Legion Post 89/Winnebago Post 82 baseball team advanced to the Division II, 2nd District tournament via being the event’s host. Blue Earth/Winnebago and Sub-District ‘C’ Tournament champion Wells will open district play on Friday in Blue Earth against ...

Fairmont goes 1-1 in twinbill

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NORTHROP — The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team split a doubleheader with Maple River on Saturday in Northrop. Maple River won the first, 5-4, before Post 1222 rebounded with a 1-0 win in the final game. Nick Eversman gave up five earned runs and a walk with four strikeouts in five of ...

SAFE SLIDE — Truman Post 115 runner Garrett Balcom safely slides into second base as Blue Earth/Winnebago Posts 82 and 89’s Joe Schavey awaits the throw during the Sub-District C Legion baseball tournament on Saturday in Truman. Post 115 won, 3-1. (Photo by Tyler Wiederhoeft)

Truman, BE/Winnebago eliminated

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TRUMAN — Derek Shoen hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to help Truman Post 115 stave off elimination against Blue Earth/Winnebago Posts 82 and 89, 3-1 on Saturday afternoon in American Legion Sub-District C playoff baseball action. But, errors proved to be killer for ...

THE CHASE —  Fairmont Martins second baseman Tanner Nawrocki looks to get Luverne Redbird runner Connor Crabtree out between first and second base during the Martins’ first of two amateur baseball games played on Sunday. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Martins takes down Luverne, Adrian

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FAIRMONT—It took an extra inning, but the Fairmont Martins claimed victory over the Luverne Redbirds 3-2 after Christian Petschke hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the eighth Sunday afternoon in amateur baseball action in Fairmont. The Martins then had to wait for over an hour for the ...

UP THE HILL — Fairmont Cardinals runners Andrew Moeller (second from right) and Nathan Willett run up a hill during the Buc Invite on October 11 at Riverside Town & Country Club. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Moeller follows father’s footsteps

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FAIRMONT — A parent is a child’s first role model. As a result, children will often pattern their behavior after their parents. For Andrew Moeller, this meant running. “My dad was always a runner. He ran in high school, so I always loved it,” Andrew Moeller said about his dad, Chad ...

WINNING HIT — North Union Warriors No. 8 hitter Hope Steinberger gets a hit to drive in the game-winning run against Western Christian during Class 2A, Region 1 softball playoff action on Friday night in Swea City. North Union won, 3-2. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Warriors battle to win over Wolves

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SWEA CITY — North Union Warriors head softball coach Art Ingalls channeled his inner Ric Flair to describe the end of the Warriors’ 3-2 win over the Western Christian Wolves. Hope Steinberger had the game-winning RBI single on offense and Rory McClellan had the game-winning catch on ...

MN Lakes squeezes by Blue Earth/Winnebago

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TRUMAN — Minnesota Lake Post 287 defeated Blue Earth/Winnebago Post 89, 3-1 in Sub-District C American Legion playoff baseball action on Friday night in Truman. Minnesota Lake got a run in the first, third and sixth innings while pitcher Sam Bennett threw all seven innings. Bennett gave up ...

DELIVERY — North Union starting pitcher Anna Ingalls delivers a pitch to a Sioux Central batter during the Class 2A, Region 1 softball playoffs on Thursday in Swea City. The Warriors beat the Rebels, 12-0, in three innings. (Photo by Greg Abel)

No. Union shuts out Sioux Central

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SWEA CITY — Anna Ingalls surpassed 550 career strikeouts as the Class 2A, No. 6-ranked North Union Warriors shut out the Sioux Central Rebels, 12-0 in three innings top open Class 2A, Region 2 playoff action. “She’s known about it for a little while. So now that she’s hit her 550 ...

FLY BALL —  Blue Earth/Winnebago Post 89’s Cole Hendrickson catches a fly ball in center field during the first round of the Sub-District C Legion baseball playoffs on Thursday in Truman. (Photo by Greg Abel)

BE/Winnebago trounces St. Clair

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TRUMAN — It was smooth sailing for Logan Jahnke and Blue Earth/Winnebago Post 89 as they breezed past St. Clair Post 475, 10-0 in six innings in the first round of the Minnesota Sub-District “C” Legion Baseball Tournament on Thursday night in Truman. Blue Earth/Winnebago plays against ...

POP OUT — Fairmont Post 1222 pitcher Jacob Tennyson (right) gets in position to catch a pop up along the left field line during a VFW game against Jackson Post 130 on Wednesday in Fairmont. Post 130 runner Dalton Henning (left) looks back at the play. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Fairmont rallies by Jackson

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Post 1222 tested out the age-old rest vs. rust theory on Wednesday. The team hadn’t played a game since June 29, but managed to complete a 5-3 comeback victory over Jackson Post 130 during VFW baseball action. “We haven’t played a lot. This is our second game in two ...

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Softball playoffs rescheduled SWEA CITY — Due to rain in Iowa on Monday, the opening round of the Class 2A, Region 1 playoffs was postponed. Marcus -Meriden - Cleghorn/ Remsen-Union and Sioux Central played on Wednesday night with Sioux Central beating MMCRU, 8-5. Sioux Central will play ...

Cardinals slide by Warriors

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GARNER, Iowa — The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals took an 11-2 win over the North Union Warriors during Top of Iowa Conference baseball action on Friday in Garner, Iowa. The Warriors were held to one inning of scoring. Trent Pedersen and Brody Fritche both scored the team’s runs in the ...

Martins win one, lose one

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RUTHTON — The Fairmont Martins beat Ruthton, but lost to Pipestone, going 1-1 during amateur baseball action on Sunday. The Martins shut out Ruthton, 9-0, to start the day in Ruthton. Jack Hested pitched five innings to get the win for the Martins. Tyler Tennyson had three hits, while Adam ...

OUT AT ONE — Fairmont Martins second baseman Parker Monsen (left) tosses the ball to Christian Petschke (20) for the out at first base during an amateur baseball game on Wednesday night. Monsen also works at Mayo Clinic Health System while pursuing a career in physical therapy. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Monsen pursues career and sports

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FAIRMONT — There are currently two fields that occupy much of Parker Monsen’s time this summer — the baseball field and medical field. During the day, the Fairmont graduate works in the rehabilitation center at Mayo Clinic Health Systems. As a kinesiology major, pre-physical therapy, at ...

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Warriors skip past Cardinals

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GARNER, Iowa — The Class 2A, No. 2-ranked North Union Warriors softball team used a big inning to take a three-inning, 16-2 win over the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals on Friday. Up, 4-2, the Warriors scored 12 runs in the third inning to end the game early. Rory McClellan homered and ...

Fairmont U11 soccer goes 0-3 at tourney

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MANKATO — The Rosen’s Diversified of Fairmont U11 boys soccer team went 0-3 during the Mankato Tournament on June 17. Delano beat Fairmont, 10-0, in the first game. Ethan Madsen made seven saves, while Jacob Weimers finished with eight. Lake Crystal took a 5-2 win over Fairmont in the ...

AWAITING THE OUT — North Union Warriors second baseman Robert Ortman (middle) prepares to get out Algona Bulldogs runner Noah Carlson during a rain-shortened baseball game on Thursday in Bancroft. Warriors shortstop Riley Bauer (left) backs up Ortman. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Weather puts Algona over N. Union

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BANCROFT — The weather wasn't forecasted to be severe until later into the night, but strong western winds pushed the rain into Bancroft during the third inning of a non-conference baseball clash between the Algona Bulldogs and North Union Warriors on Thursday night in Bancroft. Algona was ...