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Anderson to wrestle for Vikings

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In the past few months, there was worry Payton Anderson might not be able to wrestle his senior season for the Class AA No. 3-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls. Now, he’s signed to continue his career with the Augustana University Vikings in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. “For a ...

Warrior girls basketball flattens Bison, 77-20

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ARMSTRONG — The North Union Warriors combined full-court basketball-hawking defense with unselfish passing and accurate shooting to trample the North Iowa Bison during a Friday night Top of Iowa Conference clash. Morningside College commit Chloe Lofstrom produced a game-best double-double ...

Ortman steers North Union boys hoopsters by North Iowa

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ARMSTRONG — The 3-pointers fell in the second half and the North Union Warriors took a 63-58 Top of Iowa Conference basketball victory over the North Iowa Bison on Friday night in Armstrong. North Union hit 5 of 12 3-point shots in the third and fourth quarter to build from a halftime tie ...

MCA gymnasts floor JCC in Big South dual meet

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WELCOME — The Martin County Area Magic literally floored a second consecutive Big South Conference gymnastics rival during a three-day span. Anna Bachenberg and Sabrina Segar packed a 1-2 scoring punch in the all-around competition, respectively, to power Martin County Area to a ...

Fairmont Area hockey teams split pair with Waseca

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WASECA — Rachel O’Connor made 25 saves and the Fairmont Area Cardinals girls hockey team took its second win of the season, 5-4, over the Waseca Bluejays on Thursday night in Waseca. The Cardinals took an early lead over the Bluejays in the Big South Conference matchup when Joni Becker ...

No. 3 Red Bulls wrestlers to tie-up at Maher Invitational

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FAIRMONT — One point and a criteria decision kept the Red Bulls out of the state tournament last season one year after finishing second in Class AA. This year the Class AA No. 3-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls will use that loss as motivation. “Our ultimate goal is to make ...

JCC hoopsters down Martin Co. West in opening shootout

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JACKSON — Alaina Wolff produced a team-best 28 points, including four of Jackson County Central’s single-game school-record 14 trifectas, to help the Huskies defeat the Martin County West Mavericks in a season-opening basketball shootout, 91-75, Tuesday night in Jackson. Maci Farmer ...

ETC.

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7th-grade boys hoops split two FAIRMONT — The Fairmont seventh-grade boys basketball teams split a pair of games with New Ulm on Tuesday in New Ulm. Hadan Toomer netted 17 points to guide the Cardinals’ A-team to a 48-18 victory. New Ulm downed Fairmont in the B-team game, 37-21. ...

Fairmont girls basketball presses out win in season-opener

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FAIRMONT — High-intensity defense transformed into instant offense. Madysen Allen created a game-best eight steals as Fairmont’s full-court, pick-pocket defense forced 33 Windom Area turnovers to help engineer the hometown Cardinals’ 57-38 season-opening basketball victory over the ...

Cardinals’ boys hockey improves to 2-0 on season

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FAIRMONT — Carsen Musser saved the Fairmont Area Cardinals from defeat. Musser amassed 66 saves in the Cardinals’ 3-2 hockey win over Minnesota River on Tuesday night at Martin County Arena. Musser held the Bulldogs off the scoreboard with 25 first-period and 30 second-period saves, ...

Minnesota River girls hockey sinks Fairmont Area

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FAIRMONT — A three-goal spurt in the second period gave Minnesota River a lead it would not relinquish. The Bulldogs girls hockey team beat the Fairmont Area Cardinals 7-2 Tuesday night in Martin County Arena. Keely Olness helped power the Bulldogs, accounting for three points on two ...

Martin Co. Area vaults by Windom in gymnastics opener

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WELCOME — Anna Bachenberg, Sabrina Segar, Hailee Schuett and the Martin County Area Magic gymnasts earned 17 of the top 20 individual spots to deliver a win in Beraiah Peterson’s head coaching debut Tuesday night. Bachenberg, Segar and Schuett swept the top three all-around spots to pace ...

Heckman powers Jaguars basketball team to opening win

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SLEEPY EYE — Adam Heckman literally soared to new heights during Monday night’s season-opening basketball game. Heckman utilized every inch of his 6-foot, 5-inch frame to pour in a career-best 30 points to complement grabbing a game-best 15 rebounds to power the Truman/Martin ...

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PeeWees rally for late victory FAIRMONT — Eric Determan produced both the tying and game-winning goals to cap the REMAX Total Realty PeeWee hockey team’s 7-6 comeback victory over Luverne on Saturday. Trailing 6-2, REMAX generated four unanswered third-period goals, including ...

Peterson takes over Magic’s helm

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WELCOME — For the first time in more than three decades, there will be a new head coach teaching the sport of gymnastics on the equipment in Welcome. Beraiah Peterson, a former club and high school standout, replaces legendary mentor LeeAnn Steen at the Martin County Area Magic’s ...

Cardinals set to tip off season

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The Fairmont Cardinals boys basketball team won’t be hurting for experience this season. The Cardinals enter the 2019-20 season with 12 seniors on the roster, along with four juniors and one sophomore. Fairmont head coach Jared Thompson said having a team loaded with upperclassmen brings ...

Fairmont dance team kicking it into high gear

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FAIRMONT — A dozen prep athletes take their positions in a straight-line formation, listening to their coach’s verbal instructions. Cue the music. When they hear the beat and feel the rhythm, what once was a singular file uses precision footwork to transition into smaller pairs or ...

Down the Line

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FHS alumni hoops tourney Friday FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals’ 7th annual staff and alumni basketball tournament will tip off at 9 a.m. Friday at Cardinal Gym. Teams will be comprised of former Fairmont athletes graduating from 1990-2018. The last game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. ...

Fairmont to host TCU in girls basketball opener

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FAIRMONT — Four Waterville-Elysian-Morristown free throws during the final 14 seconds of regulation prevented No. 7-seeded Fairmont from upending the No. 2-seeded Bucs in last season’s Section 2AA, South Sub-Section basketball quarterfinals. Then-senior Taylor Crissinger produced 18 ...