Sioux Center tops North Union

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GRANVILLE, Iowa — The North Union Warriors baseball team started the LeMars-Gehlen Tournament with a five-inning 20-9 loss against the Sioux Center Warriors on Friday. Trent Pedersen hit a home run for the Warriors and collected four RBIs on 2-for-4 hitting for the North Union. Blake ...

Warriors take down Broncos

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BELMOND, Iowa —The North Union Warriors baseball team took a six-inning 16-4 win over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos on Wednesday night. The Warriors came out firing on all cylinders with five runs in the first inning. Brenden Anderson provided the Warriors with four runs and a hit. Blake ...

OUT AT ONE — Fairmont VFW Post 1222 shortstop Dalen Keltgen fires the ball to first base for the out while Blue Earth Area Post 4580’s Caelan Sanders looks on during a baseball game on Wednesday in Fairmont. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Fairmont downs Blue Earth

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team’s depth proved to be a threat against Blue Earth VFW Post 4580. The team used a seven-run sixth inning to beat Post 4580, 10-2, on Wednesday night at Herb Wolf Field. Post 1222 had built a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth. ...

Cardinals, Jackson split wins

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FAIRMONT — The Cardinal Power 16U softball team split a doubleheader with Jackson on Tuesday. The Cardinals won the first game, 5-2, and lost the second, 6-4. Jen Moeller got win, giving up two runs — one earned — on three hits. She walked one and struck out seven. Alex Schuder, ...


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Legion baseball game cancelled FAIRMONT — Fairmont Legion Post 36’s baseball game scheduled for today against Sleepy Eye has been cancelled. Fairmont plays in the LeSueur Tournament, starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Hurn, Shoen named All-State TRUMAN — Martin Luther/Granada -Huntley - ...

SWING BATTER — North Union’s Rory McClellan gets a hit during the Top of Iowa Conference softball game against Bishop Garrigan on Tuesday in Swea City. McClellan had a two-run home run as the Warriors won, 10-0, in five innings. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Warriors declaw Golden Bears

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SWEA CITY — For the second time in two days, the Class 2A, No. 1-ranked North Union Warriors used big at-bats to shorten its softball game. Kyarsten Mullen, Kate Anderson and Rory McClellan all hit home runs, while Hope Steinberger went 3-for-3 in the Warriors’ five-inning 10-0 Top of ...

BEAT THE TAG — Bishop Garrigan runner Drake Buscherfeld tries to avoid the tag from North Union first baseman Brody Fritche to get on base during Top of Iowa Conference baseball action on Tuesday night in Bancroft. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Bishop Garrigan halts North Union, 9-2

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BANCROFT—It was a long night for Head Coach Chad Slagle and the North Union Warriors as they fell to the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears 9-2 in Top of Iowa Conference baseball action Tuesday night in Bancroft. Bishop Garrigan handed the ball to senior Joel Vaske, and he didn’t disappoint. ...

WILD RUN — North Union courtesy runner Victoria Laubenthal (right) slides into home to score on a wild pitch during the Warriors’ Top of Iowa Conference softball game against West Hancock on Monday in Swea City. Eagles pitcher Maddie Eisenman awaits the throw from catcher Riley Hiscocks (not pictured). (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

No. 1 Warriors ground Eagles, 16-0

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SWEA CITY — Iron sharpens iron. After a tough weekend tournament in Fort Dodge, the Class 2A, No. 1-ranked North Union Warriors softball team was ready to go on Monday. The Warriors used six extra base hits, including a home run from Maddie Rolling, to shut out the West Hancock Eagles, ...

STOLEN — North Union Warrior Blake Crawmer (middle) steals second base as West Hancock second baseman Gavin Becker misses the ball for the tag during the first inning of the Top of Iowa Conference baseball game on Monday in Bancroft. Eagles shortstop Jordan Weiland (right) backs up the play. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Doocy hits HR, North Union fends off Eagles

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BANCROFT—Tanner Doocy was dominant on both sides of the ball, as the North Union Warriors defeated the West Hancock Eagles 6-2 in Top of Iowa Conference baseball action Monday night. Doocy threw seven complete innings, needing only 80 pitches to retire 21 Eagles en route to the victory. He ...

Down the Line

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Buc, Cardinal make all-BSC baseball team FAIRMONT — Fairmont Cardinal junior Sam Schwieger and Blue Earth Area Buc senior Kaylan Legred both earned spots on the Big South All-Conference, Big Division baseball team, released on Monday. Cardinals Collin Steuber and Jordan Wolter and BEA’s ...

THE DELIVERY — Fairmont VFW Post 1222 starting pitcher Dalen Keltgen delivers a strike to the plate during Game 1 of a baseball doubleheader against New Ulm Silver on Saturday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Fairmont VFW Post 1222 sweeps baseball twinbill

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FAIRMONT — Dalen Keltgen and Jack Hested pitched back-to-back complete-game shutouts to engineer the Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team’s doubleheader sweep of New Ulm Silver on Saturday at Herb Wolf Field. Keltgen displayed stellar control by recording four strikeouts and issuing only ...

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No. 1 North Union softball posts 3-1 mark at tourney

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — The Iowa Class 2A, No. 1-ranked North Union Warriors softball lineup compiled a 3-1 record during the Fort Dodge Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Ella Larsen and Olivia Larsen combined on a seven-hit pitching performance to help Class 1A, No. 4-ranked Newell-Fonda ...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS — Members of Grand View University’s first-ever NAIA national men’s golf championship are (l-r): Mitch Pfingsten, Devon Woody, Drew Slings, Hunter Van Veen and Myles Pfingsten. Fairmont alums Myles Pfingsten and Mitch Pfingsten had the team’s lowest scores with a 292 and 295, respectively. (Photo courtesy of Grand View University)

Pfingstens lead Vikings to first-ever men’s golf title

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FAIRMONT — Before the 2016-2017 season, Myles Pfingsten asked Mitch Pfingsten to live with him. Being that it was Myles’ final year at Grand View University and both were on the golf team, Mitch happily accepted his older brother’s offer. This, in turn, made it easier for the two to be ...

THROWING STRIKES — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman starting pitcher Zach Jahnz delivers a strike to an unidentified Ely batter during a Class A state consolation semifinal baseball game on Friday at Chaska Athletic Park. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Jaguars baseball 6th at ‘A’ state

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CHASKA — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman junior right-hander Zach Jahnz fired a six-hit complete-game gem to steer the Jaguars to a 5-2 Class A state consolation semifinal baseball victory over the Ely Timberwolves on Friday at Chaska Athletic Park. Jahnz notched a game-best ...

U11 girls soccer takes win

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FAIRMONT — The Becker Storage of Fairmont U11 girls soccer team beat Chaska, 4-1, on Tuesday. Elayna Anderson netted a hat trick in the win with Andrea Rojo suppyling the other goal. Kennedy Becker, Addison Armstrong and Sydney Blomster assisted on each of Anderson’s goals. Ellie ...

Cards sweep twinbill

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FAIRMONT — The Cardinal Power 16U girls softball team swept the doubleheader against Worthington on Tuesday. The Cardinals won the first game, 2-1, before capping the twinbill with an 11-3 victory. Jen Moeller allowed only four hits and one unearned run while racking up eight strikeouts ...

STATELY CONNECTION — Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman leadoff batter James Schrunk connects for one of his two hits against Wabasha-Kellogg during Class A state quarterfinal baseball action Thursday at the Mini Met in Jordan. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Falcons zip Jaguars in state baseball opener

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JORDAN — Wabasha-Kellogg senior Liam Blaschko proved the ultimate prep sports multi-tasker this week. Blaschko penciled in a two-round total of 84-83—167 to earn a share of 23rd place during the Class A state golf tournament Tuesday and Wednesday at Pebble Creek Golf Course in ...

RETURN THROW — Fairmont American Legion Post 36 outfielder Nick Segar fires the baseball back into the infield to third baseman Brady Allen during doubleheader action Thursday night at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

Post 36 sweeps two, leaving New Ulm ‘blue’

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Legion Post 36 baseball team utilized a strong offensive performance to sweep New Ulm Blue on Thursday at Herb Wolf Field. “We had some really good at-bats with two outs,” first-year Fairmont head coach Levi Becker said. “We came up big in some situations and ...

TOP-25 PERFORMANCE — Blue Earth Area’s Gaven Bruellman cranks his tee shot off of No. 7 during Day 2 Class AA state golf action Wednesday at The Ridges @ Sand Creek in Jordan. Bruellman went on to finish in a tie for 21st place overall. (Photo by Alexis Cubit)

BEA boys close state golf meet in 8th

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JORDAN — “It’s not the end, this is the beginning,” Blue Earth Area head boys golf coach Travis Armstrong told his team after the final day of the Class AA state golf meet. The Bucs finished eighth with a two-day score of 666 on Tuesday at The Ridges @ Sand Creek in Jordan. However, ...

FOUL GROUND — Fairmont VFW Post 1222 first baseman Nick Eversman tracks a foul ball near the fence during baseball action Wednesday in Fairmont. Right fielder Cale Steuber (back) looks on. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Fairmont VFW comeback trips New Ulm Gold

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FAIRMONT — Dalen Keltgen and Dustin Schultz produced a pair of clutch two-run singles during the bottom of the sixth inning to cap the Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team’s 5-4 comeback victory over New Ulm Gold 1648 on Wednesday night at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. “We only had seven ...