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Hagedorn helps Lakers open strong

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Staying close to home. After four years of leading the North Union Warriors girls basketball team, Samantha Hagedorn has begun her college career at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa. Hagedorn has played about half of her freshman season for the Lakers and is developing ...

Five Red Bulls gain elite meet’s quarters

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ROCHESTER — Nine of the dozen individual Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestlers advanced to Day 2 of the 40-team elite Rochester Christmas Invitational at the RCTC Fieldhouse. Lucas Jagodzinske (113), Jaxson Rohman (120), Connor Simmonds (126), Payton Anderson (145) and Miles ...

Thielfoldt, Blue Earth Area cagers down Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Blue Earth Area’s Austin Thielfoldt stands a mere 5 feet, 8 inches, but the sophomore point guard played head-and-shoulders above the Cardinal Gym hardwood court on Thursday night. Thielfoldt poured in 15 of his game-best 26 points in the first half before distributing four of ...

New Ulm hockey ices Fairmont Area, 8-0

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FAIRMONT — Penalties grounded the Cardinals. The New Ulm Eagles soared by Fairmont Area 8-0 in a Big South boys hockey clash Thursday night at Martin County Arena. New Ulm’s six-goal second period blew the game open. Less than a minute into the middle segment, New Ulm’s Glavine ...

Martin Co. Area vaults by Waseca gymnasts

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WASECA — Martin County Area gymnast Sabrina Segar nearly made a clean sweep of the four individual events en route to capturing the all-around crown on Thursday night. Segar earned top honors in the all-around competition with a point total of 34.825, while teammate Anna Bachenberg claimed ...

Blue Earth Area grapplers sweep triangular

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs dominated both ends of a wrestling triangular against the New Ulm Eagles and the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers on Thursday night in Blue Earth. Blue Earth beat New Ulm 48-24 and won over NRHEG 64-6. In the New Ulm duel, three Buc ...

On the Area Arena Ice

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10U girls shut out NUSE, 1-0 FAIRMONT — The Car Parts Direct 10U girls hockey team of Fairmont zipped New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, 1-0, on Dec. 1 at Martin County Arena. Brooklyn Murphy generated the game’s only goal for Fairmont in the second period. Goalie Lexi Sundeen made nine saves to net ...

Fairmont girls hoopsters press out win over St. James Area

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FAIRMONT — Overcoming an offensive drought. Fairmont’s Lexi Lunn, Taylor Crissinger and Cadence Becker combined for a 16-2 scoring burst out of the lockerroom to open the second half to offset a 10-minute scoreless span in the final 12 minutes of the first segment during Big South ...

Falcons fly by Cardinals in 5-0 hockey clash

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FAIRMONT — Zack Slinger’s four-goal night led Faribault past Fairmont Area. The Falcons beat the Cardinals 5-0 in a nonconference boys hockey matchup Tuesday night in Fairmont. Slinger opened the game’s scoring in the second period. Fairmont Area’s Tanner DeWar was assessed a ...

New Ulm girls hockey skates to win over Fairmont Area

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FAIRMONT — New Ulm’s shot advantage was too much to overcome. The New Ulm Eagles beat the Fairmont Area Cardinals 4-1 in a Big South girls hockey clash in Fairmont on Tuesday night. New Ulm’s Jayda Helget scored twice to power the Eagles. In the opening period, New Ulm outshot ...

No. 3 Red Bulls deal 62-9 loss to Waseca

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WASECA — The Class AA, No. 3 ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls earned eight falls in a dominant 62-9 Big South Conference dual-meet wrestling win over the Waseca Bluejays on Tuesday night in Waseca. Three of the individually-ranked Red Bulls grapplers needed less than two minutes ...

Jensen lifts Blades over Cardinals, 9-5

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FAIRMONT — Breckenridge-Wahpeton junior center Jase Jensen executed four of the five ways to score a goal in the sport of ice hockey on Saturday. Jensen erupted for a game-best six goals — including three even-strength goals, one via the power play, another while short-handed and an ...

Rorman, Johnson top BEA hoopsters’ record-setting victory

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ST. JAMES — Caitlin Rorman and Hannah Johnson each produced career-best single-game scoring highs to help the Blue Earth Area Bucs girls basketball team established the program’s single-game team scoring record during Saturday’s Big South Conference Showcase contest in St. James. Rorman ...

Blue Earth Area wrestlers split triangular

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs wrestling team earned a split decision during a nonconference triangular with the Maple River Eagles and Lake Mills Bulldogs on Friday night. Blue Earth Area combined two falls with a pair of received forfeits to pace a 34-21 dual-meet win over Maple ...

Ringnell slated to play in All-Star tilt

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Fairmont linebacker Zac Ringnell has toppled a number of the state’s elite Class 3A and 4A running backs during his two-year varsity prep football career. The Cardinals’ 5-foot-8, 155-pound senior defensive stalwart has fought off countless blocks by much bigger offensive linemen. The ...

Panthers scratch Mavericks in girls hoops clash

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TRIMONT — Miah Monahan’s double-double led the Panthers past the Mavericks. Glencoe-Silver Lake beat Martin County West 46-36 in a nonconference girls basketball game Friday night in Trimont. Monahan totaled 16 points on 5 of 15 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and five assists. She was ...

No. 3-ranked Red Bulls outgrapple New Ulm, 62-13

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NEW ULM — The Class AA, No. 3-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestling lineup finally kicked off the winter season with a 62-13 Big South Conference dual-meet victory over the New Ulm Area Eagles on Friday night in New Ulm. Due to last Saturday’s blizzard-like conditions, ...

Today’s Area Sports Slate

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Boys Hockey • Breckenridge/Wahpeton @ Fairmont Area, 1 p.m. Girls Basketball BSC Showcase @ St. James • Fairmont vs. Luverne, 4:30 p.m. • Blue Earth Area vs. Redwood Valley, 6 p.m. Boys Basketball • Martin Luther/ GHEC/Truman vs. United South Central in Wells, 2:30 ...

Magic gymnasts beam to win over Luverne

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WELCOME — Martin County Area sophomore Sabrina Segar joined vocal harmonies with Magic teammates Emma Schultze and Kaitlyn Freese to sing the national anthem prior to Thursday night’s gymnastics home opener. Segar then joined forces with the rest of her MCA teammates to post a ...

Becker helps Cardinals collar Bulldogs

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FAIRMONT — Joni Becker’s natural hat trick led the Fairmont Area Cardinals. Becker’s three-goal performance helped the Cardinals beat the Minnesota River Bulldogs 5-4 in a Big South Conference girls hockey clash Thursday night at Martin County Arena. Fairmont Area entered the second ...