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TCU ‘flexes’ to defeat Fairmont hoopsters

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FAIRMONT — Undersized Tri-City United did not flex its collective muscle, but the visiting Titans’ flex offense packed a lethal scoring punch against the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday night. The quick-handed and fleet-footed backcourt tandem of 5-foot-5 Gabby Robinson and 5-4 Keeley Oak ...

Four B.E. Area grapplers qualify for Section 2A finals

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BLUE EARTH — The Section 2A wrestling representatives added an extra round to Friday’s individual competition due to a forecast for 10 inches of snow today, but it didn’t slow down the host Blue Earth Area Buc grapplers. Hometown canvas heroes Max Ehrich (126), Joe Schavey (132), Zach ...

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Segar to vie at state meet MINNEAPOLIS — Martin County Area Magic freshman Sabrina Segar will compete in the floor exercise portion of today’s 11 a.m. Class A individual state meet at the University of Minnesota’s Sports Pavilion. Segar and her fellow Section 3 floor qualifiers will ...

Red Bulls open state team meet vs. South St. Paul next week

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ST. PAUL — Never has a loss been more motivating than the Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls’ 34-25 Section 3AA team wrestling finals defeat against Worthington last season. From that point forward, the Red Bulls made it their team goal to get back to the section championship and get ...

Cardinals board by St. James hoopsters

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s boys basketball lineup did not show any signs of rustiness from a nine-day layoff during the Cardinals’ return to the hardwood court on Thursday night. Fairmont 6-foot-7 center Derek Missling literally towered over St. James Area defenders en route to amassing ...

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Section 2A wrestling slate revised BLUE EARTH — The Section 2A individual wrestling tournament’s schedule has been revised for today and Saturday due to the forecast for heavy snowfall in the area. First-round sectional matches start at 4:30 p.m. today — one hour earlier than ...

Reese propels Warriors to Class 2A state hoops tourney

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HARTLEY, Iowa — North Union power forward Hallie Reese banked home the state-qualifying 15-footer heard ‘round northern Iowa on Wednesday night. With less than 2 seconds remaining in regulation and the Region 1 basketball championship game tied at 48-all, Reese dribbled along the right ...

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BEA to host Fairmont in playoff tilt BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs girls basketball team earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Section 2AA, South Sub-Section playoffs. Blue Earth Area plays host to No. 7-seeded Fairmont in a 7 p.m. sub-section quarterfinal game on Tuesday night in ...

Saints hoopsters declaw Jaguars by 20

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TRUMAN — Point to any spot around the 3-point arc and there’s a good chance the St. James Saints can make it. The Saints went 14-for-29 from 3-point range to defeat the Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars, 76-56, during non-conference boys basketball action on Tuesday ...

B.E. Area girls cagers upend NRHEG

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NEW RICHLAND — The Blue Earth Area Bucs girls basketball lineup is peaking at the right time of the season. Blue Earth Area’s trademark defense limited the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers to only seven first-half points to help pace a key 46-36 nonconference victory on ...

Willmar boys hockey eliminates Fairmont Area in 3A game

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WILLMAR — Jonathan Broman and Ian Carruthers each produced one goal and two assists to steer the No. 8-seeded Willmar Cardinals to a 7-2 opening-round victory over the No. 9-seeded Fairmont Cardinals during Section 3A hockey action Tuesday night at the Willmar Civic Center. Willmar (2-23-1) ...

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Iowa Region 1 hoops reslated ARMSTRONG — The Iowa Class 2A, Region 1 girls basketball championship game between the No. 10-ranked North Union Warriors and the No. 4-rated Western Christian Wolfpack was postponed Monday due to inclement weather. The Warriors and Wolfpack will tip off the ...

Odorizzi welcomes trade to Twins

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jake Odorizzi joined the Minnesota Twins just in time for their first full-squad workout of spring training. He had a sense he’d land with them, actually, and it was a good feeling. Leaving behind the Tampa Bay Rays teammates he’d become close friends with wasn’t ...

Red Bulls stampede to state team wrestling bid

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MARSHALL — Occasionally throughout Saturday’s Section 3AA wrestling semifinal, members of the No. 6-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls would look back at the scoreboard to see how the Marshall Tigers and the Worthington Trojans were doing. The Red Bulls coasted to a 54-18 win ...

B.E. Area wrestlers net 2nd to K-W at Section 2A Meet

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LE SUEUR — Unranked in the Class A state poll and only the No. 3 seed in the Section 2 Team Meet, the Blue Earth Area Bucs beat the odds to earn a spot in the sectional dual-meet championship on Saturday. Unfortunately for Blue Earth Area, the No. 11-ranked and top-seeded Kenyon-Wanamingo ...

MCA’s Segar gains state; Magic 4th at sectional

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LUVERNE — Martin County Area freshman gymnast Sabrina Segar earned a Class A state bid on the floor exercise during Saturday’s Section 3 Meet in Luverne. Segar garnered a fourth-place mark of 9.3 on the judges’ scorecards to merit a trip to the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion, ...

Jaguars, Mavericks victorious at Valley Showcase

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MANKATO — The Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars overcame a first-half deficit to beat the Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights, 71-52, during the boys basketball Valley Showcase on Saturday at Mankato Loyola High School. Down 22-20, the Jaguars ended the first half ...

University of MN honors Swanson

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BLUE EARTH — In her 5 years of life, Ella Swanson has been to a Minnesota Lynx playoff game and a Minnesota Gophers women’s basketball game. The older she and her 11-month-old sister Lindsey get, the more they’ll understand the endless opportunities they have — in sports and in life ...

No. 10 Warriors gain Region 1 hoops final

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ESTHERVILLE, Iowa — Senior center Hallie Reese and sophomore power forward Chloe Lofstrom packed a lethal 1-2 interior punch to earn the Iowa Class 2A, No. 10-ranked North Union Warriors a spot in Monday night’s Region 1 basketball championship game. Reese delivered game-highs of 17 ...

Rorman helps Bucs tame Jaguars

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NORTHROP — At one point, the Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars had come within two of the Blue Earth Area Bucs. The Bucs closed out the first half with 15 unanswered points and never looked back to beat the Jaguars, 57-33, during non-league basketball action on Friday ...