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Martins coast by Cubs in First Nite clash

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s batting order produced double-digit totals in runs and hits on Sunday, and Martins’ right-hander Matt Lytle took care of the rest. Lytle recorded a game-best 10 strikeouts to pace seven stellar innings of five-hit baseball, while teammate Christian Petschke smacked ...

North Union softball gains Region 1 final

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SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — North Union head softball coach Art Ingalls and his Class 1A, No. 7-ranked Warriors find themselves in a familiar place in the postseason — the regional finale. Ace right-hander Kate Anderson fired a seven-hit complete-game gem, backed by a flawless defensive ...

U17 girls soccer posts two victories

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Commodity Services U17 girls soccer lineup posted a pair of victories during summer league action last week. Isabelle Lenort and Maddie Maakestad netted goals to power Fairmont to a 2-1 triumph over Willmar on June 28. Lenort converted a free kick into a ...

Fairmont’s Bonk earns national coaching honor

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FAIRMONT — Another accolade has been added to the long list for legendary Fairmont head cross country and track & field coach Bob Bonk. On June 27, the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announced Bonk as the winner of Girls Cross Country National Coach of the Year. The ...

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Martins to host twinbill tonight FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Martins amateur baseball team plays host to a doubleheader against the Lakefield Horned Frogs starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Herb Wolf Field. The Martins also host the Worthington Cubs on Sunday in a 2 p.m. start in ...

North Union softball ousts St. Mary’s in region quarterfinal

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SWEA CITY — Iowa Class 1A, No. 7-ranked North Union combined its ‘small-ball’ offensive strategy with ace right-hander Kate Anderson’s stifling pitching to gain the Region 1 softball semifinals. Kate Anderson recorded a game-best 11 strikeouts to highlight her two-hit gem, while ...

Cardinal Power to host 74-team softball classic

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FAIRMONT — The 2018 Fairmont Cardinal Power Girls Fastpitch Softball Classic will feature 74 teams — from Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota — comprising nine different divisions at three area diamonds on Saturday and Sunday. All games will take place at either Cardinal Park or the ...

Indians deal 7-1 baseball loss to Warriors

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BANCROFT — Sometimes a complete-game performance from your starting pitcher isn’t enough. The Pocahontas Area Indians defeated the North Union Warriors, 7-1, Monday on senior night at Bancroft Memorial Park. Warriors’ starting pitcher Noah Morphew threw a complete game, giving up ...

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Iowa playoff tilt to run Thursday SWEA CITY — Game coverage of the Iowa Class 1A, No. 5-ranked North Union Warriors’ Region 1 softball quarterfinal against Storm Lake St. Mary’s tonight will appear in Thursday’s sports edition of the Fairmont Sentinel. Due to the Independence Day ...

Fairmont VFW baseball wins three straight games

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FAIRMONT — Three victories in a row. The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team swept both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday in Minnesota Lake after coasting to a 10-run rule triumph in St. James less than 24 hours earlier. Right-hander Daniel Brummond fired a one-hit complete-game shutout ...

Jaguars’ Jahnz, Chirpich compete in all-star baseball series

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TRUMAN — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman’s Zach Jahnz had quite the weekend. The weekend began June 22, when Jahnz participated in the Minnesota State High School League’s Clay Target individual state meet at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake. Then he went ...

North Union wins 14th of last 15

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SWEA CITY — Kate Anderson dazzled again. For the second time in two days, Anderson threw a complete game shutout. This time to lead the North Union Warriors to a 5-0 win against the St. Edmond, Fort Dodge Gaels on Thursday. Anderson gave up five hits and three walks while striking out ...

Warriors win both ends of rain-delay twin bill

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SWEA CITY - The Class 1A No. 5 North Union Warriors played a split double header Wednesday and came out of the day with two wins. Because of rainouts earlier in the week, the Warriors played an early home game in Swea City against Bishop Garrigan, Algona, which they won 3-0. North Union ...

Fairmont blanked in first game

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FAIRMONT — After a week of rainouts, Fairmont Legion Post 36 baseball played its first game of the summer Monday. Fairmont lost 13-0 to Mankato National Post 11 in a six-inning run-rule shortened game on an overcast day at Herb Wolf field. Mankato National starter Michael Middelkamp shut ...

Warriors garner 2 more W’s at invite

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SPENCER, Iowa — North Union leadoff batter Hope Steinberger went 5-for-7 with two RBIs offensively to help power the Iowa Class 1A, No. 6-ranked Warriors to two more wins at the Spencer softball invitational on Saturday. Steinberger went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored, while ...

Fairmont trapshooters 8th at state; Jahnz ties for 6th

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PRIOR LAKE — Fairmont Area trapshooters Nick Segar and Jackson Francis proved only two clay targets shy of a perfect score in Friday’s team competition, while Truman’s Zach Jahnz just missed a state individual championship by mere inches. Segar, the lone senior out of the Cardinals’ ...

No. Union squeezes out wins at tournament

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SPENCER, Iowa — The Iowa Class 1A, No. 6-ranked North Union Warriors softball lineup captured a pair of one-run contests during Day 1 diamond action in the Spencer Invitational on Friday. North Union produced five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to eclipse the Estherville-Lincoln ...

Fairmont takes aim at state meet

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FAIRMONT — Bryan Grotte and Nick Segar have come full circle during their high school clay target careers. The eagle-eyed pair of senior trapshooters — along with teammates Jackson Francis, Jacob Bocock, Jed Fowler, Carter Leiding and Max Seifried — will represent the Fairmont Area ...

Truman legion baseball flattens Alden, 17-0

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TRUMAN — Three Truman American Legion Post 115 pitchers combined to no-hit Alden baseball Monday night in Truman. Zach Janhz, James Schrunk and Cayden Fischer combined to throw five no-hit innings in a 17-0 run-rule shortened game. Jahnz started, striking out seven of the nine batters he ...

No. 6-ranked North Union softball zips North Iowa

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BUFFALO CENTER, Iowa — Ace right-hander Kate Anderson hurled a one-hit shutout, while North Union erupted for six fifth-inning runs on six hits to pace the Iowa Class 1A No. 6-ranked Warriors’ 8-0 softball triumph over the North Iowa Bison on Monday night. Kate Anderson recorded eight ...