Fairmont 12U hockey nets 1st-ever state bid

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FAIRMONT — History in the making. Fairmont’s 12U girls hockey team earned the program’s first-ever trip to the state tournament by capturing runner-up honors during last weekend’s regional event in Worthington. Fairmont (33-6-1) opens the Minnesota Hockey 12U B State Tournament ...

Mavericks tame Tigers in Section 2A hoops quarterfinal

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SHERBURN — Springfield’s daunting task during Tuesday night’s Section 2A, South Sub-Section basketball quarterfinal — stop a pair of 1,000-point plus career scorers from Martin County West. Zach Anderson and Mitchell Weber combined for 53 points — including six 3-pointers, 17 ...

Bucs oust Cyclones; Loyola claws Jaguars in playoffs

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BLUE EARTH — Senior Ashton Lloyd was too much to handle in the paint as he posted a near double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds to help the No. 4-seeded Blue Earth Area Bucs boys basketball team beat the No. 5-seeded St. Clair Cyclones 77-52 in a Section 2AA, South Sub-Section ...

MCW, BEA, GHECTML hoopsters set for sectional tipoffs

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FAIRMONT — Minnesota high school basketball madness in March continues tonight at an area hardwood court near you ... or probably, less than a 45-minute drive away. If it’s offense that gets you sitting on the edge of the bleachers, then the South sub-sections of both the Section 2A and ...

Red Bulls’ Olson pins his way to 5th place at state wrestling

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ST. PAUL — Martin County Red Bull senior Max Olson put an exclamation point on the final match of his outstanding high school wrestling career. The No. 5-ranked Olson earned the slap of the Xcel Energy Center canvas in 1:47 by pinning No. 6-ranked sophomore Ian Larrabee of Hibbing during ...

Arrows down Cardinals in Section 3AA hoops opener

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PIPESTONE — Merrick Heidebrink’s sharpshooting skills carried Pipestone Area to a 36-29 halftime lead over Fairmont before Kellen Johnson’s point production prowess capped the No. 2-seeded Arrows’ 68-53 basketball playoff victory over the No. 7-seeded Cardinals on Saturday ...