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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 ...

Cardinals quiet Cyclones in 2AA softball clash

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FAIRMONT — Jordan Ehlert led the way to a Fairmont Cardinal victory over the St. Clair/Mankato Loyola Cyclones in a Section 2AA first-round playoff game at Cardinal Field on Tuesday. The Cardinals won 5-1 behind Ehlert’s 15 strikeouts inside the circle, and three RBIs and two extra-base ...

Fairmont tennis gains 1A team semifinal

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FAIRMONT — Anticipation. After a 24-hour wait due to rain that suspended its Section 1A team tennis quarterfinal, No. 4-seeded Fairmont finished what it began on Monday — a 5-2 triumph over No. 5-seeded Schaeffer Academy of Rochester at the Cardinal Courts. The Cardinals (9-5) advance ...

Marshall baseball team bests Fairmont in 6 innings

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FAIRMONT — Kaleb Welvaert produced three hits and scored four runs to power the Marshall Tigers to a 16-2, six-inning victory over the Fairmont Cardinals during Big South Conference baseball action Tuesday at Herb Wolf Field. Isaac Schmidt delivered two hits and three RBIs for the Tigers, ...

Madelia, Cyclones win Valley Conference golf crowns

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FAIRMONT — Tristan Rabbe won top medalist honors to guide Martin County West to second place behind Madelia in the Valley Conference boys golf tournament Tuesday. Rabbe led the field with a score of 77. He was consistent through the day, shooting 38 on the front nine and 39 on the back. ...

FHS’ 1A tennis opener suspended

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FAIRMONT — All seven Section 1A Team Meet quarterfinal tennis matches had completed at least the first set on Monday when rain suspended action at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. The No. 4-seeded Fairmont Cardinals and the No. 5-seeded Schaeffer Academy Lions of Rochester will resume ...

B.E. Area boys golfers 1st, FHS girls 2nd at BSC Meet

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WASECA — The Blue Earth Area Bucs boys golf lineup captured the outright Big South Conference championship on Monday, while the Fairmont Cardinals girls team earned the BSC’s East Division crown by claiming overall runner-up accolades to the Marshall Tigers. Manning Lane carded ...

Jaguars post 10-4 win over Mavericks

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TRUMAN — Starting pitcher Zach Jahnz and reliever James Schrunk combined to hurl a two-hitter in engineering the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars’ 10-4 win over the Martin County West Mavericks during Valley Conference baseball action Monday. The hard-throwing Jahnz ...

Fairmont boys 4th, girls 6th at True Team state track

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STILLWATER — Fairmont’s boys track & field roster passed expectations in the Class AA True Team State Meet on Saturday. The Cardinal boys ended in fourth at Pony Stadium in Stillwater with 459 points, falling short of the top three by only 20. Wyatt Quiring led Fairmont with a ...

Blue Earth Area girls tracksters net 11th at True Team state

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STILLWATER — Blue Earth Area’s girls track & field team used strong performances in the field events to take 11th in the Class A True Team State Meet on Saturday. BEA finished with 343 points, 40 points away from a top-10 finish. Nicole Lium led the Bucs with the sole first-place ...

Fairmont baseball sweeps Waseca

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FAIRMONT — Sam Schwieger, Nate Kallenbach and Nick Eversman swung potent bats during Saturday’s Big South baseball doubleheader at Herb Wolf Field. Schwieger went 4-for-7 with a twinbill-best six RBIs, Eversman went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, while Kallenbach went 3-for-5 with ...

North Union’s Bauer sets state mark in 800 run

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DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union senior Riley Bauer closed his prolific prep track & field career with a gold medal, a silver medal and an Iowa Class 1A state record on Saturday. Bauer etched his name in the state record books by crossing the finish line in the 800-meter run at Drake ...

Redwood Valley wins baseball slugfest with MCW

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WELCOME — A seventh-inning rally was too little, too late Friday night. Scoring six runs in the final inning, the Martin County West Mavericks came close, but lost to the Redwood Valley Cardinals 14-12 at Fox Lake Sports Complex. Entering the bottom of the seventh down by eight, the ...

Fairmont splits softball twinbill with Marshall

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MARSHALL — The Fairmont Cardinals and Marshall Tigers combined to amass 34 runs en route to splitting a Big South Conference softball doubleheader on Friday in Marshall. Mallory Gochanour, Courtney Williams, Taylor Crissinger, Mariah Gochanour and Jaiden Leiding each produced two hits to ...

Hagebock leaps to 4th at Iowa 1A state meet

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DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union’s Elliott Hagebock earned a spot on the podium at Drake Stadium on Friday. Hagebock cleared 6 feet, 1 inch to capture fourth place in the Iowa Class 1A state high jump competition in Des Moines. The Warriors’ junior elevated over the bar at 5-9, 5-11 and ...

Segar, Francis break 49 targets to top Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — Nick Segar and Jackson Francis each connected on 49 of 50 targets to pace Fairmont Area’s trapshooting lineup during Week 4 of the clay target season on Wednesday. Segar proved perfect during his first 25 before missing only one during the second half. Francis actually ...