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Jorgensen powers Fairmont’s 42-20 win over New Ulm

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont quarterback Zach Jorgensen proved the almost unstoppable offensive force, while New Ulm running back Cole Ranweiler proved more of a hard-to-tackle — rather than immovable — object during Friday night’s high school football clash at Mahoney Field. The 6-foot-3, ...

Athletics shut out Jaguars; No. 3 BEA remains perfect

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TRUMAN — A couple of long plays made all the difference. The Lyle-Pacelli Athletics ran through the Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars 30-0 during 9-Man football action Friday night in Truman. It was the lone game the Jaguars will play in Truman this season, with the team playing its ...

Clippers breeze by Jaguars; St. Peter rallies by Fairmont

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NORTHROP — Outside hitter Halle McCabe closed out Cleveland’s three-game volleyball sweep in the same manner that she opened it — with a sizzling down-the-line spike-winner. McCabe pounded out a match-best 17 kills, middle hitter Emily Kern contributed 10 more and setter Taylin Gosch ...

Bulldogs collar Maverick spikers, 3-0

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TRIMONT — Early leads weren’t enough to seal a Maverick victory. The Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs swept Martin County West 25-16, 25-23, 25-20, during Valley Conference volleyball action Thursday night in Trimont. The Mavericks led early in all three games, but the Bulldogs ...

Fairmont girls team, Mavericks’ Lewis to run in showcase event

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FAIRMONT — When the school districts in Martin County had to switch to distance learning in late September and early October, the Fairmont and Martin County West/Martin Luther cross country seasons seemed to be over. Luckily for the high school runners, the Minnesota Cross Country Coaches ...

Fairmont faces New Ulm in home football opener

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FAIRMONT — The last time the New Ulm Eagles defeated the Fairmont Cardinals in a prep football game was Sept. 26, 2014, at Mahoney Field in Fairmont. The Eagles spoiled the Cardinals’ Homecoming six years ago via a 41-26 Week 5 upset. Ironically, since the Minnesota prep football powers ...

B.E. Area outlasts Fairmont in 5-game volleyball clash

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FAIRMONT — Point-saving diving digs by Liz Beeler, Taylor Klabunde and Miya Gustafson combined with two timely kills from Brita Hougen and Eloise Blair’s key service stint in Game 5 proved the difference Tuesday night. Hougen converted the last of Beeler’s match-best 35 set assists for ...

Cardinals, Bucs earn all-Big South Conference honors

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals and Blue Earth Area Bucs earned all-Big South Conference fall sports honors across the board, according to the conference’s official press release Monday. The two-time defending Section 3A champion Blue Earth Area girls tennis lineup garnered six spots on ...

Crusaders knock off Jaguars in Valley volleyball

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MANKATO — The Mankato Loyola Crusaders swept the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars, 25-16, 25-16, 25-14, during Valley Conference volleyball action Monday night in Mankato. Michaelah Petrowiak tallied five kills to pace the Jaguars, while Josie Clow supplied four ...

No. 4 B.E. Area flattens No. 3 Redwood Valley in grid clash

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REDWOOD FALLS — Blue Earth Area’s high-powered offense continued a perfect football season. The Class AA No. 4-ranked Bucs beat the No. 3-ranked Redwood Valley Cardinals 46-18 Saturday in Redwood Falls, advancing BEA’s streak of 40-point performances. Through the team’s first three ...

Canby gridders squeeze by Martin Co. West, 13-6

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CANBY — Defensive back Jake Wagner’s interception at Canby’s 8-yard line with 2:14 remaining in regulation helped seal the hometown Lancers’ narrow 13-6 high school football victory over the Martin County West Mavericks on Saturday afternoon at Armitage Field in Canby. The Lancers, ...

Mavericks, Bucs drop volleyball matches

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TRIMONT — The Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights netted a 25-13, 25-23, 20-25, 25-13 Valley Conference volleyball victory over the Martin County West Mavericks on Saturday. Gabby Lange notched six kills to top Martin County West, Lucy Larson supplied five kills and 10 digs, while Olivia ...

No. 2-ranked Tigers thwart Cardinals’ football debut, 30-27

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MARSHALL — With only three official practices under its belt, Fairmont head coach Mat Mahoney still believed his youthful Cardinals football team could compete and maybe even defeat the unbeaten Class 4A, No. 2-ranked Marshall Tigers on Friday night at Mattke Field. Mahoney’s confidence ...

Jaguars prepared for road football opener

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TRUMAN — Chat with fifth-year Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman head football coach Bennett Senf for only five minutes, and one can tell he’s a glass-half-full kind of person. “I reminded the guys that our goals are still in place,” said Senf, whose Jaguar gridders kick off the season ...

Jaguars outspike Mavericks in 4 games

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NORTHROP — Paul Steinhaus and his Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman volleyball coaching staff made the proper adjustments from the Jaguars’ season-opening loss to Nicollet in four games Tuesday night to Thursday night’s 3-1 Valley Conference triumph over Martin County ...

Cardinals to face Tigers in 2020 kickoff at SMSU

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FAIRMONT — Surreal. The last time Marshall mentor Terry Bahlmann’s Tiger football team battled Fairmont head coach Mat Mahoney’s Cardinals was the 2019 season-opener on Aug. 30 at Mahoney Field in Fairmont. Four hundred and 19 days later, the two finally meet again. The Cardinals ...

Fairmont volleyball team set for quick turnaround

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FAIRMONT — Backpedaling, leaping upward and forward simultaneously, reversing direction and shifting laterally are concepts that prep volleyball players need to master to achieve success. Unfortunately, second-year Fairmont head coach Kim Breamer and her Cardinal spikers have been put ...

Martin Co. West football team gears up for season-opener

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SHERBURN — Tom Elliott knows first-hand how to build a winning high school football program. Unfortunately, the current coronavirus pandemic has strewn hurdles in the Martin County West Maverick mentor’s path to a second consecutive appearance in the Section 3A championship game. “We ...

Ehrich powers No. 4 B.E. Area gridders over No. 8 Luverne

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BLUE EARTH — If Max Ehrich played in the NFL, Blue Earth Area’s senior running back would have generated massive points for fans involved in fantasy football leagues. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Ehrich not only found the gaps created by the Bucs’ powerful offensive line, but also bulldozed ...

No. 4 B.E. Area hosts No. 8 Luverne in Week 2 grid clash

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BLUE EARTH — It’s only Week 2, and there’s already a clash of state-ranked prep football teams hitting Wilson Field at 7 p.m. tonight in Blue Earth. The Class AA No. 4-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs play host to the Class AAA No. 8-rated Luverne Cardinals after the pair of perennial ...