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Mahoney tabbed 3A coach of year

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Fairmont head football coach Mat Mahoney didn’t suspect it and scrolled right by it when he got the email. But when he looked back up, he saw he’d been named Class AAA football coach of the year. In his 12th year as head coach, Mahoney led the Fairmont Cardinals to their second appearance ...

Fairmont cagers coast by New Ulm

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FAIRMONT — The Cardinal seniors showed up for senior night. Dustin Schultz and Nick Eversman led the way for the seniors, contributing a combined 23 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists to Fairmont’s 62-41 Big South Conference basketball victory over the New Ulm Eagles on Tuesday ...

Fairmont outlasts Redwood Valley, 74-70

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FAIRMONT — Redwood Valley implemented an uptempo perimeter-oriented offensive scheme to counter Fairmont’s defensive-centered focus during Monday night’s regular-season Big South basketball clash at Cardinal Gym. The pair of Cardinals’ contrasting styles produced a fan favorite 144 ...

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MCW to host FHS in basketball playoffs SHERBURN — The Martin County West Mavericks boys basketball team netted the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Section 3AA, South Sub-Section playoffs. Martin County West will play host to the No. 5-seeded Fairmont Cardinals in a 7 p.m. sub-section ...

Eight Red Bulls stampede to state wrestling meet

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NEW ULM — Eight Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls are headed to the Class AA state individual wrestling tournament. Seven of those eight became Section 3 champions in their weight class, while one placed second. Two Red Bulls finished third, with two finishing fifth. The eight Red ...

Blue Earth Area foursome qualifies for state meet

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area senior wrestler Dominic Whitlow literally faced a tall task in the form of Kenyon-Wanamingo’s Owen Hilke in Saturday’s Section 2A individual 195-pound championship match in Blue Earth. The 5-foot-10 Whitlow utilized his quickness and strength to negate a 2-0 ...

Martin Co. West hoopsters oust Windom in 3AA opener

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TRIMONT — Martin County West senior forward Cheyenne Owens topped the Mavericks’ statistical charts to pace a 64-42 victory over the Windom Area Eagles during Section 3AA, South Sub-Section quarterfinal basketball action Saturday. Owens poured in a game-best 19 points to top a balanced ...

Magic gymnasts close out season at state meet

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MINNEAPOLIS — Martin County Area Magic gymnasts Sabrina Segar and Anna Bachenberg closed out the season with a pair of 9-plus scores in the floor exercise at Saturday’s Class A individual state meet. Segar converted her tumbling passes into a score of 9.3 to place 29th at Maturi Pavilion ...

Red Bulls trample to Section 3AA individual semifinals

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NEW ULM — Every Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls competitor continued on to today’s rounds after the opening day of the Section 3AA individual wrestling tournament in New Ulm on Friday night. Every Red Bull started Friday’s action with a first-round bye, while two — Class AA No. ...

Cardinals sink 3s, muzzle Huskies

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s 6-foot-7 junior center Wyatt Frank and his sharpshooting Cardinal basketball teammates made a strong bid Friday night for a top-four spot in Monday’s Section 3AA, South Sub-Section seeding meeting. Frank made 11 of 15 field goals en route to a game-high 26 points ...

Four B.E. Area individuals reach Section 2A wrestling finals

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BLUE EARTH — Four Blue Earth Area Bucs wrestlers produced a pair of victories Friday night to reach today’s championship matches in the Section 2A individual tournament in Blue Earth. Davis Sunken, Jaxen Klinkner, Koby Nagel and Dominic Whitlow all remained perfect in surviving the ...

Jaguars ground Blackhawks

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NORTHOP — It was a big night for the seniors. Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain beat the Madelia Blackhawks 57-35 during the Jaguars’ final regular-season game Thursday night in Northrop. Before the game, the Jaguars honored seniors Mitchell Prafke, Jaiden Cook, Paxton ...

Fairmont hoopsters upend Jordan, 54-53

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JORDAN — Senior guard Lexi Lunn connected for four 3-pointers to highlight her game-high 22-point performance to power the Fairmont Cardinals to a 54-53 upset over the Jordan Jaguars during regular-season basketball action Thursday night in Jordan. Fairmont built a 28-25 halftime lead ...

Bachenberg, Segar gear up for state

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MINNEAPOLIS — Martin County Area’s Sabrina Segar punched her ticket to the Class A individual state gymnastics meet for the second consecutive season, but the Magic sophomore standout will not be alone during Saturday’s 11 a.m. competition in Minneapolis. Martin County Area eighth-grade ...

Fairmont takes third in tourney

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FAIRMONT ­–– The Fairmont eighth-grade girls basketball team won one of three games to capture third place during weekend tournament action in Fairmont. In the first round, North Union beat Fairmont 32-20. Olivia Ortega led Fairmont with 12 points, while Jazlyn Geerdes scored four points ...

Section 3AA wrestling extends Day 1 session

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NEW ULM — The Section 3AA individual wrestling tournament will add an extra round to tonight’s schedule in New Ulm in order to shorten Saturday’s action to avert the impending windy weather. Tonight’s wrestling action kicks off at 5 p.m., while the championship semifinals will open ...

Bucs scratch Panthers by 6

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BLUE EARTH — The Bucs took the lead when it mattered. Blue Earth Area beat the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers 42-36 in non-league boys basketball action Tuesday night in Blue Earth. With 15 minutes remaining in the second half, the Panthers Lonnie Wilson hit a shot off ...

St. James ‘steals’ game from Jaguar hoopsters in OT

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TRUMAN — St. James Area guard Renata Hernandez transformed Tuesday night’s road basketball game in Truman into her own version of senior night. Hernandez swooshed a last-second 3-pointer from the top of the key to knot the game at 44-all and cap the Saints’ second-half comeback en route ...

Fairmont Area hockey fall in section game

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REDWOOD FALLS — The No. 7-seeded Redwood Valley Cardinals downed the No. 10-seeded Fairmont Area Cardinals, 12-4, during a Section 3A play-in postseason boys hockey game on Tuesday night. No individual or team statistics were provided by either team. Fairmont Area ended its season with a ...