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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 ...

Fairmont football merits No. 1 seed, opening bye in 3AAA playoffs

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FAIRMONT — Six consecutive victories — including back-to-back shutouts — to close out the regular season, a first-ever share of the South Central Red District crown, and now, the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the Section 3AAA football playoffs. Despite producing those impressive ...

Bucs, Jaguars and Mavericks hit road for football playoffs

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FAIRMONT — The Blue Earth Area Bucs will face their toughest section quarterfinal challenge since entering Section 2AA four years ago. BEA comes into the section playoffs as the No. 8 seed and faces the No. 1-seeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers — a rematch of last year’s ...

No. 6 Fairmont wins share of district football crown

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FAIRMONT — Tri-South Central Red District football champions. Fairmont quarterback Garrett Myren rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more scores, while the Class AAA No. 6-ranked Cardinals’ defense limited New Ulm to a miniscule 12 yards of total offense during a 56-0 ...

B.E. Area produces shutout over St. James

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ST JAMES — Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. The Blue Earth Area Bucs rolled the St. James Area Saints 35-0 in a South Central White District football clash Wednesday night in St. James. Blue Earth Area (3-5, 3-4 South Central White) and St. James Area (2-6, 2-5) will find out today their ...

Fairmont volleyball starts playoffs on road; MCW hosts opener

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FAIRMONT — On the road or staying home? That’s the question on everybody’s mind when awaiting the Minnesota sectional volleyball postseason brackets. Here are the answers. The Fairmont Cardinals netted the No. 5 seed in the Section 2AA, South Sub-Section tournament when the Minnesota ...

Fairmont Area soccer kicks way to Section 2A final

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area girls soccer team just keeps rewriting the 13-year varsity program’s record books this fall. Junior striker Isabelle Lenort delivered two precision assists and scored a goal for good measure, while freshman goalkeeper Cadence Becker made a game-best nine saves ...

Fairmont runs to 3rd, 5th at BSC Meet

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REDWOOD FALLS — The Fairmont girls ran to third place in the big schools division, while the Cardinal boys hustled for fifth at the Big South Conference Meet in Redwood Falls on Tuesday. The Fairmont boys finished with 102 points, five behind fourth-place St. Peter. Andrew Moeller led the ...

Rebels sweep Warriors in opening regional volleyball play

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SIOUX RAPIDS, Iowa — The Sioux Central Rebels swept the North Union Warriors, 25-20, 25-18, 25-22, during the opening round of the Iowa Class 2A, Region 1 volleyball playoffs on Tuesday night in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Sioux Central (10-14) moves on to the Region 1 quarterfinals against ...

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FHS tailgate BBQ tonight FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Booster Club, Chevy Cade-ering and Hawkins Chevrolet will sponsor tonight’s Cardinal Tailgate BBQ prior to No. 6-ranked Fairmont’s regular-season football finale against New Ulm at 7 p.m. at Mahoney Field. Smoked babyback ribs, ...

No. 7 Fairmont plays host to New Ulm in regular-season finale

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FAIRMONT — Points scored per game, points allowed, consecutive wins, consecutive losses, passing yards, rushing yards, positive turnover ratios, negative turnover ratios, etc. The numbers behind the scenes of the Class AAA, No. 7-ranked Fairmont Cardinals’ 7 p.m. regular-season football ...

Fairmont hosts HFC in 2A girls soccer clash

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FAIRMONT — The No. 3-seeded Fairmont Area Cardinals girls soccer team squares off against the No. 7-seeded Holy Family Catholic Fire in a 7 p.m. Section 2A semifinal tonight at Jeffery Kot Soccer Complex. Fairmont Area enters tonight’s postseason clash with a 13-2-2 record on the heels of ...

Cardinals gain Section 2A soccer semifinals

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FAIRMONT — A single-season record 13th victory established on the 13th of October during the program’s 13th year. Jenna Lee Gustafson’s decisive second-half goal, Joni Becker’s first-half score and Cadence Becker’s game-high 23 saves propelled No. 3-seeded Fairmont Area to a 2-1 ...

Elementary run reslated today

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont 5th- and 6th-grade cross country run has been rescheduled for 3:44 p.m. today at the Fairmont Elementary School. Runners should bring their registration forms or fill one out when you arrive at the north side of the elementary school. Participants will run a ...

No. 7 Fairmont shuts out Belle Plaine, 34-0

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BELLE PLAINE — Dustin Schultz could be the next spokesman for Allstate Insurance after delivering a ‘good hands’ performance Friday night in Belle Plaine. Schultz created three of Class AAA, No. 7-ranked Fairmont’s four turnovers – two interceptions and a fumble recovery – from his ...

Kroeze powers Broncos by Warriors, 39-14

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ARMSTRONG — Tucker Kroeze bulldozed the Warriors. The Belmond-Klemme Broncos beat North Union 39-14 in a Iowa Class A district football matchup in Armstrong on Friday night. Kroeze carried the ball 21 times for the Broncos and amassed 203 yards on the ground and four touchdowns. Kroeze ...

Marshall edges Fairmont Area in 2A soccer clash, 1-0

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MARSHALL — One goal ended the Cardinals’ season. The Marshall Tigers beat Fairmont Area, 1-0, during second-round Section 2A soccer playoff action at Mattke Field on the Southwest Minnesota State University campus in Marshall on Thursday night. The loss ended No. 12-seeded Fairmont ...

St. Peter volleyball coasts to sweep over Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — St. Peter senior middle hitter Claire Nuessmeier presented 20 good reasons on Thursday night why she’ll be playing volleyball for an NCAA Division I program next season. Nuessmeier utilized an impressive vertical leap in conjunction with her 6-foot-2 frame to pound out ...

Fairmont runners net 2nd at Buc Invite

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ELMORE — The Buc cross country invitational moved 14 miles south of its usual location — Riverside Town & Country Club — to the Minn-Iowa Golf Course in Elmore on Thursday due to recent weather-related damage to the golf course north of Blue Earth. Unfortunately, the 5K run — 3.1 ...