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Cardinal girls hockey adapts to shorter ice time, season

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FAIRMONT — Oh, the difference a 10-month pandemic makes. By this juncture last season, the Fairmont Area Cardinals girls hockey team had played 11 games before Christmas break, two more in the Morris/Benson Area holiday tournament and an additional half-dozen during the month of ...

Red Bulls to open season ranked No. 4 in AA

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FAIRMONT — Last season, Martin County head coach Adam Williamson led the Red Bulls to second-place honors at the Class AA state team wrestling meet, won four regular-season tournaments, claimed both the Big South and Valley conference championships and recorded a 22-3 dual-meet record. The ...

Fairmont Area boys hockey gears up for opener

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Cardinals boys hockey is looking forward to this season, despite the loss of starting goalkeeper Carsen Musser. The team usually has time to prepare and players’ have time for captains’ practice and then have a couple weeks of practice. Head coach Dylan ...

Fairmont boys hoopsters look to rebuild in 2021

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont boys basketball team lost its leading scorer in Wyatt Frank and graduated three other starters, but have a returning statistical leader in junior guard/forward Zach Jorgensen. Cardinal head coach Jared Thompson’s roster will consist of inexperienced players, but he ...

Fairmont High School preps to live-stream events

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FAIRMONT — With all of the restrictions implemented to follow the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 protocols concerning high school sports, the Big South Conference athletic directors and administrators needed to find a safe alternative to allow more fans to view those ...

Fairmont Area’s Meyer commits to play soccer for Hamline

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FAIRMONT — Brooklyn Meyer will be lacing up her trademark light blue Nike soccer cleats for the Hamline University women’s program in the upcoming fall season. The 2020 Fairmont Area Cardinals’ most valuable player signed her national letter of intent on Dec. 22, emailed future ...

Jones helps Warriors survive Cardinals in OT hoops clash

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ARMSTRONG — North Union freshman guard Naomi Jones and her Warrior basketball teammates stole a Top of Iowa Conference victory from the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals on Friday night. Jones swooshed a buzzer-beating 17-foot baseline jumper to force overtime before producing a pivotal ...

Suby’s 22 powers GHV boys cagers over North Union

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ARMSTRONG — North Union guard Gage Madden scored 16 points, but that wasn’t nearly enough to overcome the Warriors’ offensive troubles during Friday night’s Top of Iowa Conference basketball game. Senior guard Zach Suby scored 22 points and distributed four assists, while teammate ...

North Union basketball teams take two from Eagle Grove

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EAGLE GROVE, Iowa — Gage Madden delivered a game-high 19 points and grabbed a team-best six rebounds to help power the North Union Warriors to a 38-32 Top of Iowa Conference basketball victory over the Eagle Grove Eagles on Tuesday night. Madden, who made 9 of 12 field goals overall on the ...

Lofstrom making impact at Morningside

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ARMSTRONG — When it comes to the game of basketball, Chloe Lofstrom became synonymous with doubling up her numbers on high school hardwood courts throughout northern Iowa. In fact, the former three-time Sentinel All-Area girls basketball player of the year averaged a double-double ...

Von Banks, Warriors quiet Bulldogs in TOI girls hoops

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ARMSTRONG — Olivia Von Bank produced a game-best double-double performance to celebrate her 16th birthday in style Monday night. The 5-foot-8 sophomore power forward collected 18 points and 10 rebounds to complement five steals and a game-leading five assists to help the North Union ...

Bacon sizzles, guides No. 3 Lake Mills by North Union

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ARMSTRONG — Lake Mills senior Caleb Bacon committed to accept a “preferred walk-on” football offer from the Iowa State University Cyclones earlier this month. The 2020 Iowa Class A all-state football captain, as selected by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association, proved he’s also ...

B.E. Area’s Lane signs to golf for Iowa Central

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area golfer Manning Lane has penciled in his name on countless scorecards throughout his impressive high school golf career. On Thursday, Lane’s official signature on his national letter of intent secured the Buc senior standout a spot on the Iowa Central Community ...

Bishop Garrigan sweeps basketball pair from North Union

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ALGONA, Iowa — Bishop Garrigan senior Angelo Winkel entered Friday night’s Top of Iowa Conference basketball game averaging a double-double of 22.2 points and 14.0 rebounds per outing. Add another one to the Golden Bears’ 6-foot-7 post player’s impressive totals. Winkel poured in a ...

Warriors corral Broncos by 49 in girls hoops clash

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ARMSTRONG — Different opponent, same locale, next night and nearly the same results. The North Union Warrior girls hoopsters experienced deja vu during their 68-19 rout over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos during Top of Iowa Conference basketball action Tuesday night in Armstrong. For the ...

Carlson’s double-double lifts Belmond-Klemme over North Union

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ARMSTRONG — Every time Belmond-Klemme made an offensive surge on the scoreboard Tuesday night, senior forward Kaleb Carlson proved an integral part of each Broncos’ scoring run. Carlson produced a game-best double-double performance of 20 points and 13 rebounds to complement three assists ...

Warriors plunder Vikings in girls hoops clash, 58-16

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ARMSTRONG — Whether swarming within a full-court press or protecting the rim in a half-court set, North Union produced impressive defensive numbers Monday night. The hometown Warriors held Northwood-Kensett scoreless in the opening quarter, limited the Vikings to 16.7 percent field-goal ...

N-K’s balance too much for North Union boys cagers

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ARMSTRONG — The Northwood-Kensett starting boys basketball lineup found the Armstrong gymnasium to its collective liking Monday night. The visiting Vikings scorched the nylon nets on 23 of 38 field-goal shooting, including 7 of 12 behind the 3-point arc, to coast to a 61-36 Top of Iowa ...