Jaguars best Crusaders in Section 2A quarterfinal

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ST. PETER — Senior guard McKenna Benck led the way with 20 points for the Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars girls basketball team to defeat the Mankato Loyola Crusaders in the Section 2A quarterfinals Thursday night in St. Peter, 60-43. With the win, No. 1 seed ...

Fairmont basketball reaches Section 3AA semifinals

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WORTHINGTON — Timely shooting from both 3-point range and the free throw line engineered Fairmont’s cardiac comeback during the second half of Thursday night’s playoff basketball game in Worthington. Ava Terfehr delivered 19 points — including three 3-pointers — and five assists, ...

Area wrestlers set sights on state gold

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ST. PAUL — A rich family tradition continues. Martin County sophomore Torrey Paplow and Red Bulls freshman teammate Pierce Rohman have each followed in their respective older brothers’ footsteps by qualifying for their first-ever individual state wrestling tournament. “It will be nine ...

Area basketball teams on road for sectional playoffs

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FAIRMONT — Three victories away from Minnesota’s girls basketball state tournament quarterfinals on March 13 at Williams Arena and Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis. Four storied Big South Conference programs venture to Worthington High School on Thursday night to compete for spots in the ...

Mavericks trample Rebels in Section 2A basketball opener

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SHERBURN — Sophomore forward Emily Schettler dished out 12 assists to help the Martin County West Mavericks claim the lead in the first half and they never looked back Monday night. No. 2-seeded Martin County West defeated the No. 7-seeded United South Central Rebels 58-33 during Section ...

MCA’s Cole vaults to 18th place at state

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ST. PAUL — Martin County Area freshman Hannah Cole made her Class A individual state gymnastics debut a good one on Saturday. Cole converted her pike Tsuk into an 18th-place finish with a score of 9.3 out of the competition’s first rotation at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. Blue ...