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Eagles squeeze by Cardinals soccer, 1-0

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FAIRMONT — One goal was all it took. The Southwest Minnesota Christian Eagles beat the Fairmont Area Cardinals boys soccer team 1-0 in a weather makeup game Monday night at Kot Soccer Complex. Possession transferred back-and-forth throughout the first half with the ball staying around ...

Waseca volleyball serves loss to Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — After opening the current volleyball campaign with four consecutive losses, the Waseca Bluejays’ rotation clicked in near-perfect synchronization on Monday night at Cardinal Gym. Middle hitter Brianna Highum and outside spiker Lexi Herman each hammered out 14 kills, while the ...

St. James Area girls tennis lineup posts win over Fairmont

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ST JAMES — The St. James Area Saints swept the Fairmont Cardinals girls tennis team, 7-0, during Big South Conference dual-meet action on Monday. At the first singles position, Renata Hernandez needed the minimum amount of games to take a team point from Claire Nemmers, 6-0, 6-0. Zoie ...

Fairmont volleyball places 4th at Sleepy Eye Invite

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SLEEPY EYE — The Fairmont Cardinals posted three wins in pool play en route to placing fourth overall at the Sleepy Eye volleyball invitational Saturday. Outside hitter Bailee Swanson produced a triple-double of 11 kills, 15 digs and 10-for-10 serving en route to two aces to pace ...

Fairmont tennis splits triad; BEA shuts out TCU

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MOUND — The Fairmont Cardinals girls tennis lineup gained a split decision during the Mound Westonka triangular on Saturday. Fairmont swept the singles bracket to pace a 5-2 victory over the Southwest Christian Stars of Chaska, while the host White Hawks clawed out a 6-1 win over the ...

No. 3 Hubmen motor by No. 4 Cardinals, 45-26

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FAIRMONT — The Week 2 prep football showdown between the Class AAA, No. 3-ranked Jordan Hubmen and the No. 4-ranked Fairmont Cardinals did not materialize Friday. Fairmont converted interceptions from linebacker Thomas Johnson and cornerback Caden Baarts into back-to-back touchdowns to ...

St. James football downs MCW to improve to 2-0

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SHERBURN — A tale of two halves. The St. James Area Saints football team beat the Martin County West Mavericks 42-8 Friday night in Sherburn in both teams South Central White District opener. The Saints took their lead in the first quarter and never gave it up. With the initial quarter ...

Great 8 to be enshrined in Fairmont Hall of Fame on Oct. 6

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FAIRMONT — Take one glance at Dave Paschke’s overall coaching resume’ during his two decade-plus tenure in the Fairmont school district, and one could bestow the moniker of ‘CEO of research and development’ upon him. Coincidentally, Paschke will be inducted as part of this year’s ...

Fairmont volleyball spikes out shutout over Blue Earth Area

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BLUE EARTH — Outside spiker Bailee Swanson produced a match-best double-double performance to power the Fairmont Cardinals to a three-game volleyball sweep of the Blue Earth Area Bucs on Thursday night. Swanson pounded out a match-leading 14 kills and displayed her defensive prowess by ...

Buc netters serve 7-0 loss to Cardinals

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BLUE EARTH — After experiencing three consecutive postponements apiece in girls tennis action due to rain over the course of the last seven days, the Blue Earth Area Bucs and Fairmont Cardinals eagerly broke out their rackets at Hal Schroeder Courts on Thursday. Blue Earth Area shook off ...

Fairmont runners 7th, 8th at TCU’s Smith Invite

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MONTGOMERY — The Fairmont girls cross country team captured seventh and the Cardinal boys ran to eighth place at the Gerry Smith Invitational hosted by Tri-City United on Thursday in Montgomery. Laura Thompson led the Cardinal girls to a 207-point finish with her eighth-place 5K overall ...

No. 4 FHS set for Clash with No. 3 Jordan

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FAIRMONT — Parallel Minnesota prep football universes separated by only 97 miles. When Class AAA No. 3-ranked Jordan ventures to Mahoney Field on Friday night for its Week 2 South Central Red District clash with No. 4-ranked Fairmont, the similarities between head coach Bo Wasurick’s ...

Vikings try to stay centered, as Cousins debuts in opener

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EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings will show off their shiny new quarterback in the season opener, formally turning over the on-field leadership of a team built for Super Bowl contention to Kirk Cousins and his fully guaranteed $84 million contract. The player directly in front of ...

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Booster club to sponsor tailgate FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Booster Club is sponsoring the tailgate party before this week’s football game between Fairmont and Jordan at Mahoney Field. Pork chop on a stick, chips and a water will be available for $5 from 5-7 p.m. Friday night. Area grid ...

NRHEG spikers serve to sweep over Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — When New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva setter Hannah Budach connects on her serve, the volleyball actually appears to spin in both directions simultaneously. Budach and Panther teammate Alexis Anderson utilized their serving skills to keep the Fairmont Cardinal receivers ...

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Boys soccer tilt set for Sept. 10 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Cardinals boys soccer match against Southwest Minnesota Christian on Tuesday was postponed due to heavy rains. The Cardinals play host to the Eagles at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in a reslated non-league clash at Kot Soccer ...

Father-son duo play in NAFA Series

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FAIRMONT - For most baseball players, the first person to teach them to throw was their dad. Many fathers and sons dream of getting to play on the same team someday, but most never get the chance. Brian Johnson and Jake Johnson of Fairmont got to do just that. The two competed Aug. 9-12 ...

Gaels’ 2nd-half rally edges Warriors, 18-12

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ARMSTRONG — Fourth-quarter turnovers will kill any team. The North Union Warriors committed four on their way to an 18-12 Iowa prep football loss to the St. Edmond Fort Dodge Gaels. The Warriors entered the second half up 6-0 and started the half with a long touchdown drive to go up ...

Cougars fend off Jaguars’ comeback bid, 30-16

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GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman defensive lineman Dylan Benes’ 82-yard return of a fumble recovery for a touchdown proverbially knocked the breath out of Mabel-Canton’s fourth-quarter drive downfield. Benes’ defensive gem, followed by Owen Wolter’s 2-point pass to Cael ...