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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 ...

Anderson powers BEA boys hoopsters by New Ulm

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs squeezed by the New Ulm Eagles 61-57 in a Big South Conference boys basketball matchup Thursday night in Blue Earth. Sophomore forward Cameron Anderson topped Blue Earth Area’s winning performance by scoring a game-high 20 points, while pulling down ...

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Warriors boys hoopsters fall ARMSTRONG — The Forest City Indians posted a 70-36 win over the North Union Warriors during Top of Iowa Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night. Rob Ortman scored 12 points on 6-for-6 field-goal shooting to top the Warriors, while teammate Elliott ...

Warriors’ balance bests Indians, 55-47

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ARMSTRONG — North Union literally displayed its Hope in tipping off the current girls basketball season with a third consecutive victory. Forward Hope Steinberger delivered a game-high 18 points on the strength of three 3-pointers and garnered a game-best six steals, while center Chloe ...

Bulldogs storm by Cardinals boys hockey, 11-0

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FAIRMONT — The Minnesota River Bulldogs mauled the Cardinals. Minnesota River beat Fairmont Area 11-0 in the Cardinals’ opening boys hockey game of the 2018-19 season at Martin County Arena in Fairmont on Tuesday night. The scoring started early for the Bulldogs. On a power-play ...

Fairmont girls hoopsters net 1st victory

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WINDOM — Fairmont senior post player Taylor Crissinger scored 11 of her game-best 17 points during the second half to power the Cardinals to a 63-55 Big South Conference basketball victory over the Windom Area Eagles on Tuesday night in Windom. Fairmont, which built a 31-25 halftime lead, ...

MSU’s Shumski earns NSIC accolades

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MANKATO — Minnesota State University, Mankato sophomore forward Rachel Shumski was selected as the NSIC South Division Player of the Week for her performances in the Mavericks’ 98-46 win over Bethany Lutheran and an 83-60 triumph over Concordia-St. Paul. The 6-foot former ...

Fairmont to tip off year in BSC tilt

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FAIRMONT — Some teams might see graduating close to 90 percent of their statistical production as a bad thing. The Fairmont Cardinals boys basketball team sees it as an opportunity. Fairmont head coach Jared Thompson said his players look at their revamped lineup and see a lot of playing ...

Knights hold off Bucs’ comeback for 66-64 win

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BLUE EARTH — The Bucs brought the game down to the wire. The Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights beat the Blue Earth Area Bucs 66-64 Monday night during nonconference girls basketball action in Blue Earth. BEA was down 61-54 with 1:30 left in the game before surging to a 10-5 run, ...

North Union hoopsters split two with North Iowa

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BUFFALO CENTER, Iowa — North Union junior post player Chloe Lofstrom produced a game-high double-double performance to power the Warriors to a 75-24 rout over the North Iowa Bison during Iowa prep basketball action Friday night. Lofstrom connected on 13 of 17 field goals to pace a 31-point ...

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Squirt ‘B’ zips Mankato, 13-0 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Squirt ‘B’ hockey team shut out Mankato, 13-0, during ice action Tuesday at Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. Klay Beemer erupted for a game-best five goals to complement two assists for Fairmont, while teammate Gavin Kester ...