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Cardinals tennis dual cancelled FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis team’s dual meet against Providence Academy, scheduled for Monday, has been cancelled. Fairmont (7-10) hosts Luverne in a Big South Cross-over meet at 4:30 p.m. today. Track & field meet open to all ...

BSC RUNNER-UP — Fairmont’s Hayden Berhow continues his jump sequence during the triple jump at Saturday’s Big South Conference track & field competition at Bob Bonk Track in Fairmont. Berhow went on to capture second place in the event. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Fairmont boys win BSC’s big-school track title

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals boys track & field team seems to have home track advantage working for them. After winning the Sentinel Relays eight days prior, the Cardinals repeated as the Big South Conference champions of the big school division on Saturday at Bob Bonk ...

Hutchinson netters edge Fairmont

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HUTCHINSON — The Hutchinson Tigers scratched out a 4-3 non-league boys tennis decision over the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday in Hutchinson. Fairmont posted wins at second, third and fourth singles, while Hutchinson swept all three doubles matches and added a victory at No. 1 singles to exit ...

TEE TO GREEN — Fairmont golfer Alexa Mosloski cranks a tee shot during a Big South Conference dual meet with St. Peter at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont on Friday. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

St. Peter takes 2 from Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — The St. Peter Saints girls and boys golf teams both produced the dual-meet medalists to record the sweep over the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont. Anna Amos topped the girls with a 42 in the Saints’ 187-209 win and Carter Doose shot a 40 for ...

WAITING GAME — Fairmont second baseman Lance Becker waits for a throw to second base as Marshall runner Dylan Criquet-Danielson begins his slide on a stolen base attempt during Big South Conference baseball action Friday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. Cardinals’ shortstop Nate Kallenbach backs up the play. (Photo by Greg Abel)

No. 10 Tigers scratch Cardinals

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FAIRMONT — A Los Angeles Dodgers scout made the trip to Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont to evaluate future University of Oklahoma baseball player Dylan Criquet-Danielson’s diamond skills. Ironically, Criquet-Danielson went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and did not figure much into the Class ...

Warriors qualify for Iowa 1A state meet

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NORTHWOOD, Iowa — Four North Union individuals qualified for six state events, while two Warriors’ relay quartets also earned state bids during Thursday night’s Iowa Class 1A, District 8 track & field competition in Northwood, Iowa. Junior long-distance phenom Riley Bauer and senior ...

COACH AT WORK — Blue Earth Area Bucs baseball head coach Todd Schmidtke (right) gives Hunter Bleess instructions before his at-bat during Monday’s Big South Conference game against Waseca. Schmidtke has been selected to coach in the Play Ball! MN High School All-Star Series on June 21-24 in Chanhassen. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Schmidtke to coach All-Star series

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BLUE EARTH — In 1980, Todd Schmidtke sat in the stands and watched as his father, Howard, coach in the Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series. Howard led the Outstate Team to a 3-0 record to win the championship. “One of the kids he coached was Terry Steinbach,” Todd Schmidtke ...

FOREHAND RETURN — Fairmont first doubles player Tony Joseph drills a forehand return during Big South Conference tennis action on Thursday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont tennis zips B.E. Area

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FAIRMONT — Four down, one to go. The Fairmont Cardinals tennis team completed its fourth dual meet of the week with a 7-0 Big South Conference win over the Blue Earth Area Bucs on Thursday at the Cardinal Courts. “Yesterday in practice — the first practice we’ve had in a long time ...

DIVING HOME — Fairmont runner Ericka Kim stirs up the dust while diving on a play at the plate with Blue Earth Area catcher Ryanne Klabunde during Big South Conference softball action Thursday at Cardinal Park in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Cardinals softball thumps Bucs

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FAIRMONT — Courtney Williams hammered her 12th home run of the softball season in dramatic fashion during Thursday’s Big South Conference game at Cardinal Park. Williams unleashed a walk-off, towering two-run blast to center field with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning to cap the ...

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Cardinals baseball topples Bucs in 5

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BLUE EARTH — Fairmont right-hander Collin Steuber hurled a five-hit gem and teammate Lance Becker produced four RBIs to power the Cardinals to an 11-1, five-inning Big South Conference baseball victory over the Blue Earth Area Bucs on Thursday in Blue Earth. Steuber allowed one earned run ...

Saxton, Bahr top Week 3 shooters

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FAIRMONT — Camren Saxton and Tucker Bahr each broke 46 clay targets to pace Fairmont Area’s trapshooting team during the third week of Minnesota State High School League action on Wednesday. Saxton produced back-to-back 23s to net his total, while Bahr connected on 21 of his first 25 ...

B.E. Area boys golf nips Eagles

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ELMORE — Teammates Braden Gudahl and Gaven Bruellman shared co-medalist honors to lead the Blue Earth Area Bucs boys golf team to a 160-189 win over the Windom Area Eagles on Thursday at Minn-Iowa Golf Course in Elmore. The Eagles girls golf team edged the Bucs, 212-214, to win the ...

CLEARING ALL HURDLES — Blue Earth Area’s Seth Becker (right), shown beating Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet’s Logan Stock to the finish line in the 300-meter hurdles during May 5’s Sentinel Relays track & field meet in Fairmont, played a key role in guiding the Bucs to the Section 2A True Team championship Tuesday night in Wells. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

B.E. Area girls, boys tracksters sweep to state

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WELLS — Blue Earth Area’s girls track & field lineup earned its incredible 12th consecutive Class A True Team state bid, while the Bucs boys track & field crew returns to Stillwater High School for the first time since 2013. Melissa Hagedorn swept the hurdles events, while ...

Huskies sweep golf dual with Mavericks

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SHERBURN — The Jackson County Central Huskies swept both ends of a boys-girls golf double-dual with the Martin County West Mavericks on Tuesday at Fox Lake Golf Course. Jack Brinkman fired a 38 to earn medalist honors in guiding the Huskies to a 164-178 boys victory. Scott Flatebo ...

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Correction Bryan Grotte shot an 18-hole round of 41-44—85 to top the Fairmont Cardinal boys golfers’ ninth-place team score of 370 during Saturday’s Cardinal Invitational at Rose Lake Golf Course near Fairmont. Jaguars’ game time switched TRUMAN — The Martin ...

JH tracksters compete in 3

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ST. JAMES — Fairmont’s junior high boys and girls track & field teams placed third in the St. James Area meet on Monday. The Cardinals girls won the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay to total 87 points, while the boys garnered 77 points for the third-place finish. Tyson Kube won the shot ...

Fairmont takes 3rd at True Team section track

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MANKATO — The Fairmont Cardinals boys and girls track & field teams each placed third in the Section 2AA True Team Meet on Tuesday at Mankato East High School in Mankato. Belle Plaine and Mankato East totaled 505 points. But Belle Plaine edged out East via a paper meet to advance to the ...

BACKHAND RETURN — Fairmont fourth singles netter Ben Hernes connects on a backhand return during nonconference tennis action against Albert Lea on Tuesday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Tiger netters scratch out win over Cardinals

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FAIRMONT — Tuesday’s dual tennis meet between the Fairmont Cardinals and the Albert Lea Tigers came down to the very last match. The Tigers held a 3-2 lead before Cardinals’ No. 1 singles netter Carter Klanderud fended off Austin Dulitz, 7-5, 7-6 (14-12). In another tight match, Andrew ...

BLAST-OFF — Fairmont’s Lance Becker hammers a delivery for an extra-base hit during Game 1 of a Big South Conference baseball doubleheader on Tuesday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. Waseca catcher Justin Dahnert watches the connection. Fairmont went on to sweep both ends of the twinbill. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont sweeps twinbill from Waseca

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FAIRMONT — Nate Kallenbach’s efficient Game 1 relief pitching allowed Fairmont’s junior shortstop to earn a rare pair of saves during Tuesday night’s Big South Conference baseball twinbill at Herb Wolf Field. Kallenbach worked the final 1 2/3 innings on only 23 pitches to preserve the ...

FHS girls golf drops triangular

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WASECA — The Albert Lea Tigers girls golf team combined for a winning score of 367 during Waseca’s triangular on Tuesday at Wedgewood Golf Course in Waseca. The host Bluejays carded a runner-up score of 387, followed by the Fairmont Cardinals at third with a score of 406. The meet also ...