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Fairmont girls hoopsters fend off Redwood Valley, 60-53

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FAIRMONT — Balanced scoring, bench contributions, basketball-hawking defense and ball movement. Fairmont’s boxscore featured seven players scoring six or more points — with 22 points and 11 rebounds coming from the hometown Cardinals’ valuable reserves — to fend off the Redwood ...

Studer helps power Jaguars past Bucs

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GRANADA — The Jaguar seniors shined on senior night. The six Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther seniors — Jayme Balcom, Samantha Moeller, Lizzie Oothoudt, Abby Calkins, Makayla Hall and Lydia Steinhaus — combined for 27 points, 17 rebounds, 13 assists and five steals in the ...

Segar, Martin Co. Area gymnasts vault by Waseca

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WASECA — Martin County Area’s Sabrina Segar, Anna Bachenberg and Hailee Schuett delivered another 1-3-4 showing in the all-around competition to power the Magic to a 131.55-128.4 Big South Conference gymnastics victory over the Waseca Bluejays on Monday night in Waseca. Segar delivered ...

Bobcats scratch Cardinals in OT boys hoops clash

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FAIRMONT — Brookings boys basketball mentor Travis Engebretson went for the tie at the end of regulation before opting for the lead and eventual victory in overtime on Saturday. Nick Schefers’ 12-foot baseline jumpshot with 9.3 seconds to go in the second half forced a 4-minute extra ...

Brookings towers over Fairmont in girls hoops game

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FAIRMONT — Brookings literally towered over Fairmont via 6-foot-3 Johanna Miller and 6-5 Ainsley Shelsta during Saturday’s girls basketball clash, but ironically, the smallest player on the court delivered five consecutive points in the final minute and a half to seal a 47-39 non-league ...

Red Bulls, Bucs post 2-2 marks at Swalla Duals

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KASSON — The Class AA No. 2-ranked Martin County Red Bulls and the Class A No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs each compiled 2-2 records during their respective wrestling divisions at Saturday’s Swalla Duals. The Red Bulls upended Class AAA No. 6 Forest Lake by a 42-20 decision during Pool ...

Winona boys hockey edges Fairmont Area in OT, 5-4

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WINONA — Alex Charles served as Winona’s pivotal playmaker during the WinHawks’ 5-4 overtime hockey victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Saturday. Trailing 4-3 on the heels of Fairmont Area forward Eli Anderson’s second goal of the game, Charles and Hans Larsen combined for a ...

FHS’ Johnson garners Nash Award

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FAIRMONT — Success on the football field often comes from high-quality coaching. Now, because of the Fairmont Cardinals’ success on the field, a long-tenured member of the coaching staff has been honored by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA). After 17 seasons leading the ...

St. Peter delivers Big South basketball loss to Blue Earth Area

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BLUE EARTH — After a foul-filled first half, St. Peter’s defense got under control and held Blue Earth Area to 10 second-half points. The Saints took a 62-27 Big South Conference basketball win over the Bucs on the strength of their defense and a balanced offensive attack Friday night in ...

Householder steers Fairmont Area over Minnehaha hockey, 4-3

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MINNEAPOLIS — Mackenzie Householder totaled three points on two goals and an assist to help lead the Fairmont Area Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Minnehaha United Redhawks during nonconference hockey action Friday night in Minneapolis. Householder scored the first goal of the matchup in ...

No. 6 Blue Earth Area grapplers win double dual

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BLUE EARTH — A major decision at 195 pounds clinched Class A No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area’s sweep during triangular wrestling action Thursday night in Blue Earth. Blue Earth Area earned a 43-21 non-league win over the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers during the Bucs’ ...

Heckman scores 33 to pace Jaguars’ victory

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NORTHROP — Adam Heckman transformed a baseline drive into a dunk to put an exclamation mark on his 16th birthday festivities Thursday night in Northrop. The 6-foot-5 sophomore phenom erupted for a career-best 33 points, grabbed a game-high nine boards and rejected four shots to power the ...

No. 2 Red Bulls wrestlers trample New Ulm

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NEW ULM — The Class AA No. 2-ranked Martin County Red Bulls collected six pins and four forfeits to build a 70-6 wrestling win over New Ulm Area on Thursday night in New Ulm. Cooper Steuber started the Red Bulls’ run of 13 consecutive victories with an 8-6 decision over Parker Kamm at 106 ...

Windom Area ekes out 4-3 boys hockey win over Fairmont Area

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FAIRMONT — Austin Fredin’s hat-trick goal late in the third period spelled heartbreak for the Fairmont Area Cardinals. Fredin’s third goal of the night led the Windom Area Eagles to a 4-3 Big South Conference hockey win Tuesday night at Martin County Arena. The Eagles took a 3-1 lead ...

Bang, Eagles nip Cardinals in OT girls hockey clash

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FAIRMONT — Hockey proved to be a game of inches for both host Fairmont Area and Windom Area Tuesday night at Martin County Arena. Abby Ignaszewski’s long-distance clearing shot barely inched over the goal line for the equalizer with 10:09 left in the third period before teammate Elly Bang ...

No. 2 Red Bulls pin way to triangular wrestling sweep

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LUVERNE — The Class AA No. 2-ranked Martin County Red Bulls trampled Garretson, S.D., and host Luverne during a nonconference wrestling triangular Tuesday night in Luverne. The Red Bulls recorded seven falls and received five forfeits to pace a 75-6 rout over Garretson before combining ...

Geistfeld engineers Mavericks’ triumph over Luverne

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LUVERNE — The Martin County West Mavericks boys basketball team fended off the Luverne Cardinals’ second-half comeback for a 70-66 victory during hardwood action Tuesday night in Luverne. Martin County West improved to 13-1 overall with the nonconference decision. The Mavericks ...

Bucs outlast USC hoopers, 60-50

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BLUE EARTH — A 20-4 BEA run led the Bucs to a 60-50 nonconference basketball win over United South Central on Monday in Blue Earth. The Rebels led 26-18 with three minutes left before the halftime break, then BEA went to work. Grant Strukel started the run with a 3 from the right wing off ...

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7th-grade boys basketball 1st, 2nd at tourney FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals seventh-grade boys basketball teams placed first and second during the St. James tournament on Jan. 11. The Fairmont ‘A’ team won the black bracket by posting a 31-22 first-round victory over St. Peter, a ...