Rakness, Kester ignite Cardinals’ rout over Trojans

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FAIRMONT — Two hat tricks, two playmakers and a perfect power-play performance capped the Fairmont Area boys hockey team’s regular season with a six-goal triumph. Nate Rakness produced a rare six-point effort on the strength of three goals and three assists, Luke Kester generated three ...

Bulldogs down Cardinals in hockey clash

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FAIRMONT — Travis Kotek netted two goals and distributed one assist to help the Minnesota River Bulldogs collar the Fairmont Area Cardinals, 5-1, during Big South Conference hockey action Thursday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Connor Bjorling converted a double-assist from Talen ...

North Union hoopsters advance to District 4 championship game

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SHEFFIELD, Iowa — The North Union Warriors utilized balanced scoring behind stellar overall shooting to upend the West Fork Warhawks, 75-65, during Iowa Class 1A, District 4 semifinal basketball action Thursday night. North Union (15-8) advances to face Newman Catholic of Mason City (19-4) ...

BEA’s Armstrong qualifies for individual state gymnastics meet

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ST. JAMES — Blue Earth Area’s Addison Armstrong earned a trip to the Class A state individual gymnastics meet on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. Armstrong, who produced a sixth-place total of 34.4 points in the Section 2 Meet’s all-around competition on Thursday ...

Red Bulls gain Section 3AA team wrestling semifinals

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SHERBURN — After a 40-day absence from the wrestling canvas due to a concussion, Martin County junior 126-pounder Rylan Cutler could not have made his return at a more crucial time. Cutler coasted to a pivotal major decision to trigger the Red Bulls’ incredible eight-match winning streak ...

Fairmont club hockey teams prep for playoffs

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Youth Hockey Association’s club programs closed out the regular season last weekend and are gearing up for district tournament play. Bantams The Carlson Dental Bantams team of Fairmont netted a 4-1 win over Austin last Friday in Austin. Gavin Kester netted one ...