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BEA boys golfers 1st, FHS girls 2nd at Big South

FAIRMONT — Two points for a regular-season dual-meet win. Twenty-four points up for grabs for winning the Big South Conference tournament, with each descending team place worth two points less. Individuals score from a maximum of 12 points to a minimum of 1 during each regular-season dual. ...

Tigers claw Cardinals in comeback

FAIRMONT — A hit-and-run lifted the Tigers. Albert Lea beat the Fairmont Cardinals 5-4 at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont on Monday in the Tigers’ (3-11) final baseball game before starting the Section 1AAA tournament Saturday. The Cardinals (11-6) have a scheduled 7:30 p.m. game tonight ...

North Union girls golfers loses region tiebreaker

BRITT, Iowa — The North Union girls lost on the fifth-score tiebreaker during the Iowa Class 1A, Region 3 golf championship in Britt, Iowa, on Monday to close out the Warriors’ season. Bishop Garrigan took first in the tournament with a combined score of 366, while Alta-Aurelia and North ...

Fairmont tracksters 7th at AA True Team state meet

STILLWATER — The Fairmont Cardinals boys track & field lineup placed seventh at the Class AA True Team State Meet in Stillwater on Saturday. The Cardinals used one gold-medal finish, one silver and two bronzes to help build their team total of 397.5 points, but one of the bronzes might ...

Area softball teams hit road for playoffs

FAIRMONT — Four area prep softball teams open postseason play on the road Tuesday. No. 10-seeded Fairmont travels to No. 7-seeded Jordan for a 5 p.m. Section 2AA first-round playoff contest. The Fairmont—Jordan winner advances to face either No. 2-seeded Le Sueur-Henderson or No. ...

Martins win back-to-back games

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Martins posted back-to-back victories during amateur baseball action Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Levi Becker generated two RBIs on three hits to power Fairmont to an 18-2 rout over Worthington Sunday. Becker also pounded out five hits, including a home run, ...

Hagebock adds state title to resume

Add Iowa Class 1A state high jump champion to Elliott Hagebock’s impressive prep athletic resume. Hagebock cleared 6 feet, 6 inches at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Friday to confirm what North Union athletic director Alex Fisher deems as an outstanding four-sport high school athletic career ...

Fairmont girls claim track quadrangular

FAIRMONT — The Cardinal girls placed first in all but two events to take the overall win in their final meet before sub-sections. The only events a Fairmont girl didn’t claim gold in were the open 200 and the 4x800 relay, with a Cardinal finishing second in each. Five Fairmont girls ...

Schaeffer Academy downs Fairmont in 1A team tennis quarterfinals

ROCHESTER — The No. 3-seeded Schaeffer Academy Lions swept the singles bracket to pace a 6-1 victory over the No. 6-seeded Fairmont Cardinals during a Section 1A Team Meet boys tennis quarterfinal Friday night. Schaeffer Academy (13-4) advances to face No. 2-seeded St. James Area in an 11 ...

Hagebock captures state high jump crown

DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union’s Elliott Hagebock won the Iowa Class 1A state boys high jump championship Friday at Drake Stadium. Hagebock cleared 6 feet, 6 inches to capture the field event’s gold medal. Ironically, the North Union senior entered the state competition with a ...

Mavericks collar Bulldogs in softball showcase, 18-14

MANKATO — Emily Dunlop and Alyssa Williamson equally combined for 10 RBIs to help the Martin County West Mavericks outslug the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs, 18-14, during a Valley Conference softball showcase clash Friday at Caswell Park. Williamson singled and smacked a grand slam ...

Bocock near perfect in clay target shoots

FAIRMONT — Just one clay target separated Jacob Bocock from producing a perfect two-week total of 100 during Fairmont Area’s prep shooting competitions Wednesday and last Saturday. Bocock and Jedidiah Fowler each proved perfect 5-for-50s during Week 4 action that was rescheduled due to ...

B.E. Area golfers 2nd at Jordan Invite

JORDAN — The Blue Earth Area Buc boys golf lineup placed second, while the Fairmont Cardinal boys team finished eighth at the Jordan Invitational on Thursday at Ridges @ Sand Creek. St. Peter captured the team championship with a score of 304, while BEA totalled 323 and Fairmont hit ...

Mavericks stampede Coyotes in softball clash

WELCOME — A tune-up game before a showcase clash before a sectional playoff contest. Martin County West pounded out 14 hits, including five for extra bases, Thursday to complete the first of three key steps as the spring softball season begins to wind down. Alyssa Williamson and Morgen ...

Sanders helps B.E. Area baseball flatten Waseca

WASECA — The Blue Earth Area Bucs baseball lineup needed only five innings to earn an early exit from Tink Larson Field in Waseca on Thursday. Caelan Sanders utilized his strong pitching arm on the mound and potent hitting skills inside the batter’s box to pace Blue Earth Area’s 14-2 ...

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North Union's Anderson 7th in 200-meter state prelim DES MOINES, Iowa — North Union sprinter Brendan Anderson finished seventh in the Heat 2 preliminaries of the 200-meter dash on Thursday at the Iowa Class 1A state track & field meet. Anderson crossed the finish line in 23.74 seconds ...

FHS boys return to True Team state

FAIRMONT — After a 12-year break, the Fairmont boys track & field team is headed to Stillwater for a second consecutive year. The Cardinal boys placed third in the True Team Section 2AA Meet on May 7, but advanced when they earned a wild-card spot to Saturday’s 3:45 p.m. meet, marking ...

No. Union tracksters to kick off state meet

DES MOINES, Iowa — Four North Union individuals and one Warrior relay team will compete in the Iowa Class 1A state track & field meet at Drake Stadium starting today in Des Moines. North Union sprinter Brendan Anderson will step to the track for the 200-meter preliminaries at 4:40 p.m. ...

Fairmont golfers split dual with St. Peter

FAIRMONT — The Cardinal girls won, while the Fairmont boys lost in dual meet Big South Conference golf action against St. Peter. Fairmont’s girls beat the Saints, 189-195, on co-medalist scores of 44 from Bergen Senf and Maggy Totzke, while the St. Peter boys took a 158-170 win behind ...

New Ulm baseball sweeps pair from Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Leadoff batter Jaden Domeier not only ignited New Ulm’s offensive performance during Tuesday night’s doubleheader at Herb Wolf Field, but the Eagle senior centerfielder stepped to the mound in the late innings to preserve a sweep of the Fairmont Cardinals. Domeier combined to ...