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Jaguars zip Cyclones in 2A baseball clash

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TRUMAN — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman’s two-day pitching tandem of starter Zach Jahnz and reliever Paxton Gravlin proved nearly unhittable for St. Clair. Jahnz and Gravlin combined to hurl a three-hit shutout, while teammate James Schrunk went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to ...

Fairmont baseball ousts Windom in 3AA game

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WINDOM — Timely hitting and a strong pitching performance led the Fairmont Cardinals to a 4-2 Section 3AA baseball victory over the Windom Area Eagles on Tuesday night at Island Park. Cardinals’ starting pitcher Sam Schwieger and reliever Lance Becker combined to hold the Eagles’ bats ...

Fairmont’s Grotte, Senf earn AA state golf bids

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BUFFALO LAKE — Fairmont sophomore Bergen Senf punched her second consecutive ticket to the Class AA state golf meet, while Cardinal senior Bryan Grotte qualified for his first time during Tuesday’s Section 2 competition. Both Grotte and Senf captured runner-up individual accolades to earn ...

Sectional diamond games suspended due to weather

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FAIRMONT — Wind-swept heavy rains, lightning and hail on Tuesday forced three area sectional diamond games to be suspended to today. The No. 4-seeded Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars (13-3) and No. 5-seeded St. Clair Cyclones (11-3) played three complete innings before their ...

Area prep sports fans have numerous options

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If you can afford to fill your vehicle’s gas tank — Minnesota’s average price is close to $3 per gallon, there’s a smorgasbord of area sports to catch at a ballpark or golf course within a couple hours’ drive today. Fairmont head coach Brad Haugen’s entire girls golf team, along ...

Fairmont stays alive in 2AA softball playoffs

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MANKATO — Fairmont’s shortest hit of its two-game Section 2AA softball stint on Saturday lit the fuse for late offensive fireworks at Caswell Park. Courtney Williams belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning before Jordan Ehlert delivered what proved the game-winning ...

MCW gains spot in Section 3AA’s Final 3

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MARSHALL — Martin County West right-hander Jordan Stahl kept North Sub-Section No. 1 seed Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta at bay in the Mavericks’ Section 3AA third-round softball game. Stahl recorded seven strikeouts in firing a six-hit complete game to guide the Mavericks to a 5-2 victory ...

Cardinals baseball splits 3AA playoff games

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PIPESTONE — The Fairmont Cardinals baseball team opened the Section 3AA playoffs with a 10-run rule victory Saturday before falling in a one-run clash in Round 2. Lance Becker just missed the cycle by singling, doubling and tripling with three RBIs to help engineer No. 3-seeded Fairmont’s ...

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Free boys tennis at FHS Tuesday FAIRMONT — A free boys tennis night will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. The Fairmont boys tennis team and coaches will provide instruction for the session that’s for boys ages 6-17. Attendees can bring their ...

Fairmont’s Klanderud nets individual state tennis bid

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ST. PETER — Carter Klanderud proved the epitome of perseverance in earning his first-ever berth in the Class A individual singles state tennis tournament. Fairmont’s senior co-captain first weathered a touch of heat exhaustion in the searing 90-degree temperatures on the outdoor courts at ...

Buc golfers top 2AA leaderboard after Day 1

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NEW PRAGUE — The Blue Earth Area Bucs boys golf lineup opened its defense of the Section 2AA team championship by firing Friday’s low round of 321 at the New Prague Golf Course. Manning Lane, Hunter Spencer, Braden Gudahl and Gaven Bruellman — all members of the Bucs’ 2017 Class AA ...

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Correction Fairmont’s Savanah Baker and Ellie Hernes captured the top two spots in the Section 2A, Sub-Section 5 track & field meet’s girls triple jump on Thursday in Fairmont. Baker won the event by clearing 34 feet, 7 inches, while Hernes garnered second place with a leap of ...

Bocock breaks 49 targets to pace Fairmont shooters

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FAIRMONT — Jacob Bocock broke 49 of 50 targets to pace the Fairmont Area clay target team during Week 5 of the trapshooting season on Wednesday at the Fairmont Trap Club. Bocock opened with a score of 24 out of 25 during the first half of the shoot before connecting for a perfect second ...

Area tracksters advance to Section 2A Meet

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont girls advanced 19 and the Cardinal boys advanced 18 during the Section 2A Sub-Section 5 track and field competition at Bob Bonk Track on Thursday. All eight relay teams contributed to both Fairmont teams’ success on the meet. The 4x800-meter team of Corene Moeller, ...

Fairmont softball rallies to sectional win in 10 innings

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FAIRMONT — Leadoff batter Mallory Gochanour and cleanup hitter Jordan Ehlert proved an efficient run-producing offensive combination for Fairmont in Thursday’s Section 2AA softball clash. Gochanour went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, including the game-winner on Ehlert’s clutch RBI ...

Fairmont’s Grotte, Moeller advance to Day 2 of section golf

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BUFFALO LAKE — Fairmont golfers Bryan Grotte and Alexander Moeller made the opening-round cut at the Section 3AA Meet on Thursday at Oakdale Golf Course. Bryan Grotte produced back-to-back nine-hole scores of 38 to close his opening playoff round in a tie for third place overall at 4-over ...

Fairmont’s Klanderud qualifies for Day 2 of section tennis

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ST. PETER — Fairmont singles player Carter Klanderud earned a spot in today’s 2 p.m. medal round of the Section 1A individual tennis meet at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter. Klanderud breezed to a 6-0, 6-0 first-round win over Blue Earth Area’s Parker Kienitz before outdueling ...

Lourdes tops Fairmont in 1A team tennis semis

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ST. PETER — The Class A, No. 1-ranked Rochester Lourdes boys tennis team lived up to its billing during Wednesday’s Section 1 Team Meet semifinals and finals at the Swanson Tennis Center. The Eagles, who captured third place during the 2017 Class A state team meet, swept the singles ...

Fairmont girls golf team advances to Day 2 sectional play

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BUFFALO LAKE — Bergen Senf and Maggy Totzke each carded top-10, 18-hole rounds to guide the Fairmont Cardinals to a third-place team showing during Day 1 action of the Section 3AA golf tournament on Wednesday. Marshall fired an opening-round first-place team total of 318 at Oakdale Golf ...

No. 6 Warriors softball tames Broncos, 12-0

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SWEA CITY — Senior ace right-hander Kate Anderson utilized both her pitching prowess inside the chalked circle and her offensive skills inside the batter’s box to power the Iowa Class 1A, No. 6-ranked North Union Warriors softball lineup to a second straight victory this season. Anderson ...