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Marshall girls, Worthington boys capture BSC golf crown

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WORTHINGTON — Ironically, the Big South Conference overall points champions and runners-up coincided with Monday’s league tournament finishers at the Worthington Country Club. Marshall fended off St. Peter, 344-383, to capture the girls tournament crown on Monday, while the Tigers also ...

B.E. Area baseball outslugs JWP, 9-7

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BLUE EARTH — Zac Schonrock went 3-for-4, including a two-run home run, to produce a game-best four RBIs in guiding the Blue Earth Area Bucs to a 9-7 non-league baseball victory over the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs on Monday in Blue Earth. Schonrock also pitched the final 1 1/3 ...

St. James halts Jaguars’ 14-game winning streak

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TRUMAN — Kobe Mohwinkel scored the game-winning run in the eighth inning as the St. James Saints beat the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars, 3-2, to stop their win streak at 14 games, during non-league baseball action on Monday. Mohwinkel scored on Max Svalland’s RBI ...

TEAM EFFORT — Blue Earth Area’s Nicole Lium, shown clearing the bar in the high jump at the Sentinel Relays, netted fourth place in the high jump and tied teammate Melissa Hagedorn for first-place honors in the pole vault during Saturday’s Class A True Team State Meet in Stillwater. The Buc girls team went on to place ninth. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

Blue Earth Area 7th, 9th at True Team track meet

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STILLWATER — Osakis squeezed past Luverne by 1 1/2 points to capture the girls championship, while Holdingford outdistanced the boys field by 87 points during the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association’s Class A True Team state track & field meet on Saturday in ...

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North Union’s Bauer defends state mile crown

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DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union long-distance phenom Riley Bauer saved his best performance for last during the third and final day of the Iowa Class 1A state track & field meet in Des Moines. Bauer shattered the Iowa Class 1A boys 1,600-meter run record by breaking the tape in 4:18.43 ...

Martins deal loss to Bulls

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FAIRMONT — Right-hander Matt Lytle pitched seven solid innings, while Adam Schmidt homered to guide the Fairmont Martins to a 7-4 amateur baseball victory over the Jackson Bulls on Sunday. Lytle allowed four runs on six hits and struck out three in seven innings of work to earn the ...

FIELD CHAMPION — Fairmont’s Levi Bulfer clears the bar to capture first-place honors in the pole vault competition at Friday’s track & field triangular at Bob Bonk Track in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Fairmont tracksters sweep home triad

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FAIRMONT — Alli Lardy breaking Fairmont’s shot put record is almost becoming as certain as death and taxes. The junior thrower posted a new school record of 41 feet, 7 inches in the Cardinal girls track & field team’s 175 1/2-point win on Friday at Bob Bonk Track. New Ulm was second ...

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Warriors’ medley relay garners 2nd at state meet

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DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union junior Riley Bauer garnered another silver medal during Day 2 of the Iowa Class 1A state track & field competition at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. After earning a runner-up showing in the 3,200-meter run on Thursday, Bauer ran the anchor leg on the ...

No. 8 Jaguars baseball collars Greyhounds

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NEW ULM — Derek Shoen delivered the go-ahead and eventual game-winning run with an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to help propel the Class 1A, No. 8-ranked Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars to a 5-3 non-league baseball victory over the New Ulm Cathedral ...

Senf, DeWar fuel FHS golfers’ wins

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ST. JAMES — Tanner DeWar and Bergen Senf both shot 44s to capture individual medalist honors as the Fairmont Cardinals boys and girls golf teams competed against St. James’ incomplete team on Friday. DeWar’s 44 helped the Cardinals boys team to a total of 183. Bryan Grotte and Tom ...

Spring soccer rolls

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Soccer Association spring league continued action with the following results. U14 Girls Division Saxton Family Partnership of Fairmont 9, New Ulm 0 — Brooklyn Meyer produced a hat trick and Sami Lenort tallied two goals and one assist to help power Fairmont to a ...

Waseca tennis eliminates BEA

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WASECA — The No. 8-seeded Waseca Bluejays made a clean sweep of the singles and doubles brackets to shut out the No. 9-seeded Blue Earth Area Bucs, 7-0, during Section 1A Team Meet play-in boys tennis action Thursday in Waseca. Waseca (4-14) advances to face Class A, No. 2-ranked and ...

STATE-BOUND BUCS — Members of the Blue Earth Area Bucs girls track & field team competing in today’s 10 a.m. Class A True Team state meet at Stillwater High School include, front row (l-r): Mariah Halvorson, Kenya Whitlow, Skylee Bell and Brittany Johnson. Middle row: Marianna Rincon, Lauren Schavey, Gabby Haaland, Tea Armstrong, Melissa Hagedorn, Emma Germain, Callie Stevermer and Nicole Lium. Back row: Elizabeth Jacobson, Amanda Jacobson, Izzy Walker, Alissa Norman, Sofie Blair, Lindsey Norman, Kaitlin Johnson, Sidney Blair, Hannah Johnson, Kiera Osmundson and Hayley Jahnke. (Photo courtesy of Tom Plocker)

BEA doubles True Team state bids

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BLUE EARTH — Uncertainty and nervousness surrounded both the Blue Earth Area Bucs girls and boys track & field teams last Thursday at the Section 2A True Team Meet in Wells, but for different reasons. The Blue Earth Area boys roster’s nerves were rooted in the uncertainty of the final ...

HIGH-FIVIN’ — Martin County West’s Wyatt Geistfeld (8) high-fives Maverick teammate Parker Anderson after scoring a run against Nicollet during Valley Conference baseball action on Thursday at Fox Lake Sports Complex in Welcome. The Mavericks’ Noah Ringnell (5) prepares to step into the batter’s box. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Mavericks pillage Raider

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WELCOME — Martin County West Mavericks seniors Colton Leiding and Jesse Spear both played a vital role in getting their final wins at Fox Lake Sports Complex on Thursday. Leiding went 3-for-4 — including two doubles — and scored a run, while Jesse Spear recorded three hits and pitched ...

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No. Union’s Bauer earns 2nd in 3,200 at state

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DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union junior long-distance standout Riley Bauer captured second place in the 3,200-meter run during the Iowa Class 1A state track & field competition on Thursday. Bauer, who earned a bronze medal in the 2-mile run at the 2016 state meet, crossed the finish line ...

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Warriors’ boys golf earns 1st state bid

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — North Union mentor Ken Sabin and the Warriors boys golf lineup made school history during Thursday’s Iowa Class 1A district tournament in Fort Dodge. Nathan Eaton and Parker Oleson each broke 80 at the Lakeside Golf Course to engineer North Union’s runner-up team ...

MCW nets 300th win for Ziegler

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MADELIA — Martin County West Maverick ace right-hander Sierra Williamson fired a two-hit complete-game gem to shut out the Madelia/Truman Jayhawks, 15-0, in a six-inning Valley Conference softball game on Thursday in Madelia. The 10-run rule victory proved the 300th of Martin County West ...

VALLEY CHAMPION — Madelia/Truman/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Martin Luther’s Renae Wallace, shown competing in the triple jump at the Sentinel Relays on May 5, captured first place in both the triple jump and high hurdles during Tuesday night’s Valley Conference track & field meet in Lake Crystal. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Mavericks 2nd, Jayhawks 3rd at Valley track & field meet

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LAKE CRYSTAL — St. Clair junior standout Mitchell Weber established the only two new records during Tuesday night’s Valley Conference track & field meet in Lake Crystal. Weber eclipsed his own mark of 177 feet, 11 inches set a year ago by hurling the discus to a winning distance of ...

BACKHAND BLAST — Fairmont fourth singles tennis player Tyrell Zieske prepares to connect on a backhand return from the baseline during the Big South Conference championship match against Luverne on Tuesday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. Luverne went on to defeat Fairmont for the crown, 5-2. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Luverne downs Fairmont for BSC tennis crown

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FAIRMONT — It’s been more than two decades since the Fairmont Cardinals boys tennis team has had a player go undefeated during the regular season. Fairmont’s No. 2 singles player Tyler Head became the first in the new millenium with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Luverne netter Mark Robinson on ...

FLIP TO FIRST — Fairmont second baseman Collin Steuber (right) flips a throw to Cardinal first baseman Sam Schwieger for an out against New Ulm during Big South Conference baseball action Tuesday at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. New Ulm went on to post a 5-0 win over Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

Eagles baseball zips Cardinals

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FAIRMONT — New Ulm head baseball coach Kevin Briggs received a bit of a scare, and later, a double entendre of relief, during Tuesday’s Big South Conference clash in Fairmont. Starting right-hander Andrew Peters and long reliever Alex Lund combined to hurl a three-hit shutout, while AJ ...