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Fairmont Area zips St. Peter to reach Section 2A soccer finals

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ST. PETER — The second and the third times proved the charms. No. 3-seeded Fairmont Area avenged its only two losses of the regular season, while Cardinals’ sophomore striker Rayah Quiring converted her second penalty kick in as many playoff games Tuesday night at Floyd B. Johnson Field in ...

Fairmont runners place 2nd, 4th at Big South Meet

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MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Fairmont girls placed second, while the Cardinal boys finished fourth behind three combined all-conference finishes during the Big South Conference cross country meet at Mountain Lake Golf Course on Tuesday. Class A No. 7-ranked Laura Thompson placed third with a time of ...

Mavericks cage Jaguars in 4 games

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TRIMONT — The Martin County West Mavericks’ volleyball team rallied from an opening-game loss to reel off three consecutive wins to best the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars on Tuesday night in Trimont. The Mavericks won the Valley Conference showdown by respective ...

No. 6-ranked Fairmont football to make long haul to Arlington

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FAIRMONT — An 85-mile trip to Arlington and four quarters of prep football against host Sibley East (2-5, 1-3) stand between Class AAA No. 6-ranked Fairmont and the first-ever South Central Silver District championship on Wednesday night. “The bottom line is that one of our goals coming ...

Huskies squeeze past Mavericks; BEA sweeps LCWM

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TRIMONT — Alaina Wolff’s 1,000th career kill helped power the Huskies past the Mavericks. Wolff came into the match needing three kills to get to 1,000 and got the milestone to create a 12-8 lead in Game 1 for Jackson County Central. JCC went on to take the first game 25-19, then won ...

Quiring powers Fairmont Area soccer to 2A semifinals

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area head girls soccer coach Matt Nielsen knows for every rule, there always seems to be an exception. Cardinals’ sophomore forward Rayah Quiring proved to be the perfect exception during Saturday’s Section 2A quarterfinal clash with Holy Family Catholic in ...

Mankato West zips Fairmont Area in 2A quarterfinals

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NORTH MANKATO — The Mankato West Scarlets put an end to the Fairmont Area boys soccer season. No. 2-seeded Mankato West beat the No. 10-seeded Cardinals 6-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Section 2A tournament at Caswell Park on Saturday. Mankato West (13-2-2) moves on to host No. ...

Saari becomes Fairmont front-runner

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Will Saari has literally taken the lead for the Fairmont boys cross country team this fall. After being a regular top-three finisher last year for the Cardinals, Saari has become Fairmont’s No. 1 finisher in almost every meet, regularly medaling in big events. Saari said he tries not to ...

No. 6-ranked Cardinals plunder Raiders, 34-0

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont offensive coordinator Brian Wille borrowed a page out of Cardinals’ football coaching legend Thomas Mahoney Sr.’s playbook to combat Friday night’s wintry elements. Wille utilized the ground game for 52 of Class AAA No. 6-ranked Fairmont’s 65 offensive snaps to ...

Blue Earth Area football routs St. James, 45-6

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BLUE EARTH — The Bucs dominated from the opening kickoff. Blue Earth Area beat St. James Area 45-6 in a South Central White District football matchup Friday night in Blue Earth. After forcing a quick turnover on downs on the Saints’ opening drive, Koby Nagel continued his incredible ...

Bergt powers Fairmont Area soccer to OT sectional victory

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MARSHALL — Fairmont Area got the Tiger off its back. Marshall took one-score wins each of the past four times the Tigers and Cardinals matched up in boys soccer action, including a 1-0 decision one day less than one year ago to eliminate Fairmont Area from the 2018 Section 2A ...

JCC volleyball sweeps Fairmont

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JACKSON — The Jackson County Central Huskies pounded out a 25-11, 25-13, 25-11 sweep over the Fairmont Cardinals during Big South Conference volleyball action Thursday night. Sophie Johnson completed 10 of 10 serves, setter Andrea Westcott distributed six assists and went 8 of 8 at the ...

Area trio net state individual tennis bids

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ST. PETER — For one half of Blue Earth Area’s sectional finals-qualifying doubles team, advancing to the state individual tennis meet has become almost routine. For Fairmont’s first individual state qualifier since 2013, advancing to the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis ...

NYA football ventures to No. 6-ranked Fairmont for Week 7

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FAIRMONT — Prep football programs moving in opposite directions. When Norwood Young America makes its first-ever appearance at Mahoney Field in Fairmont on Friday night, the Raiders (0-6) are seeking to snap a current nine-game losing skid that dates back to a little more than one year ...

Fairmont runners 2nd, 3rd at Bucs’ Invite

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WINNEBAGO — Laura Thompson took first in her heat, while Will Saari finished fifth in the fastest boys’ heat to lead the Cardinals at the Buc cross country invitational. Thompson ran a time of 19:09 in the 5K run at Riverside Town & Country Club, while Carys Gudahl finished second for ...

Mavericks fend off Blackhawks in Valley volleyball clash

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MADELIA — The Martin County West Mavericks staved off the Madelia Blackhawks’ late rally, 25-20, 25-10, 16-25, 19-25, 15-5, during Valley Conference volleyball action Tuesday night in Madelia. Emily Dunlop pounded eight kills to go with 11 digs and four ace blocks for the Mavericks, while ...

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Required hoops meeting Oct. 23 FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Boys Basketball Association will hold a required parent/player meeting and registration session at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Fairmont Elementary School cafeteria. The 2019-20 player fees will be $60 for fourth grade and ...

Cardinals derail Hubmen, 4-0

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FAIRMONT — A second-half scoring spree led the Cardinals to the next round. No. 10-seeded Fairmont Area beat the No. 15-seeded Jordan Hubmen 4-0 in a first-round Section 2A boys soccer matchup Monday night at Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont. Fairmont Area (8-8-1) moves on to face No. ...

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Windom zips MCW spikers WINDOM — The Windom Area Eagles produced straight game wins of 25-18, 25-14, 25-11 to sweep the Martin County West Mavericks during nonconference volleyball action Monday night in Windom. Emily Dunlop generated seven kills to top the Mavericks’ frontline offensive ...

B.E. Area winless in tournament

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WELLS — Blue Earth Area went 0-6 in its own volleyball tournament Saturday, which was played at United South Central because of damage to the BEA gym floor. New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva took a 25-6, 25-16 win over the Bucs. Liz Beeler led the Bucs with five assists and served ...