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Martins derail Engineers in Game 1 of playoff series

FAIRMONT — Fairmont right-hander Matt Lytle opted for a literal change of pace on the mound during Game 1 of the Martins’ best-of-3 First Nite/Gopher League amateur baseball playoff series on Wednesday night. Lytle allowed only one earned run while scattering six hits during his ...

Three Fairmont summer girls soccer teams gain state

FAIRMONT — Faimont’s girls youth soccer teams will be well represented at this year’s Minnesota Youth Soccer Association Summer State Championships. The Associate Optometry U15 girls will be the first Fairmont team to compete. Fairmont finished the regular season with seven wins and two ...

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U14 boys soccer falls in playoffs, 4-3 FAIRMONT — Albert Lea edged Lawn Solutions of Fairmont, 4-3, during U14 boys summer soccer playoff action July 11 in Albert Lea. Brock Lutterman produced one goal and one assist for Fairmont, Isaiah Lebbi distributed two helpers, while Carson ...

What’s on tap in area sporting events

FAIRMONT — For those subscribers who noticed I was on vacation during the past two weeks, I have returned — for better or worse. Now to adjust to the high humidity (incredibly low dew points in southeastern Iowa last week), figure out the area sports schedule for this week and recap the ...

Fairmont Post 36 baseball sweeps twinbill

FAIRMONT — Teammates Blake Buntjer and Eli Anderson each produced four hits to help power the Fairmont American Legion Post 36 baseball team to a doubleheader sweep over Waseca Post 228 on Monday night in Waseca. Fairmont coasted to a 9-0 opening-game triumph before a tornado warning ...

WBE takes Section 2C championship

BLUE EARTH — Winnebago/Blue Earth are section 2C champs. WBE Posts 82 & 89 won a six-inning, run-rule shortened game against Wells Post 210, 14-4, Saturday at Veterans Field in Blue Earth. Wells came into the championship as the surprise team of the tournament, having played only two ...

Fairmont 14U 2-2 at tourney

Fairmont 14U softball won two and lost two, good for fifth place, at the Southern Star League tournament Saturday and Sunday. Fairmont beat Richland 3-0 in its first game. Allison Janssen pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits and four walks, while striking out five. Kynlie ...

WBE shuts down MN Lake, 6-1

BLUE EARTH — Koby Nagel’s complete-game gem placed Winnebago/Blue Earth in the finals. WBE Posts 82 & 89 beat Minnesota Lake Post 287, 6-1, in the semifinal matchup of the Division II Section 2C Legion baseball tournament Friday night in Blue Earth. With the win, WBE (9-1) plays in ...

NU four-sport star career ends

Maddie Rolling’s four-sport career has come to a close. Other than her junior year, which she missed because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Rolling has been busy throughout her high school career. Playing volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, running track in the spring ...

WBE offense overpowers St. James

BLUE EARTH — Two big innings powered the Winnebago/Blue Earth offense. WBE Posts 82 & 89 beat St. James Post 33 during quarterfinal action in the Division II Section 2C Legion baseball tournament Thursday in Blue Earth. With the win, WBE (8-1) moves on to face Minnesota Lake Post 287 ...

14U softball sweeps twinbill

Fairmont’s 14U softball team took two wins Wednesday night against Springfield. Fairmont won the first game 15-2 and took the second 10-3. Mandy Pytleskie pitched four innings and allowed two runs on three hits and two walks, while striking out three in the first game. Allison Janssen ...

Warriors run-rule Rebels to advance in region playoffs

SWEA CITY —You can’t win if you can’t score. North Union beat the Sioux Central Rebels 10-0 in a run-rule shortened, six-inning game during the quarterfinal matchup of the Class 2 Region 5 playoffs Wednesday night in Swea City. The Warriors (15-16) advance to the Class 2 Region 5 ...

Fairmont 14U softball wins one of two weekend tournaments

The Fairmont 14U softball team played two one-day tournaments over the weekend, winning Sunday’s tournament. On Saturday, eventual Saturday champion North Iowa beat Fairmont 8-4, then Fairmont beat Owatonna Blue 11-1. In its final game of the day, Owatonna Orange beat Fairmont on a walkoff ...

Down to final out, Winnebago/Blue Earth comes back to beat Truman

TRUMAN — There’s no clock to run out in baseball. Down eight runs with only one out to go, Winnebago/Blue Earth Legion Posts 82 & 89 came back to beat Truman Legion Post 115 14-10 in a nine-inning baseball game Monday night in Truman. After two groundouts to start the inning, Joseph ...

Martins homer past Cubs, 14-4

NORTHROP — The Martins batted around in back-to-back innings to overpower the Cubs. Fairmont beat Worthington 14-4 in a seven-inning run-rule shortened amateur baseball game Sunday in Northrop. The Martins offense got moving in the fifth inning. Levi Becker got the inning started with a ...

Chirpich returns from Division 1 program for summer ball

After his first year pitching in Division 1 baseball, Spencer Chirpich has returned to the field for the Fairmont Martins. Chirpich pitched to a 7-4 record with a 4.62 ERA in his first season with Abilene Christian University. He struck out 64 batters and gave up 81 hits over 78 innings ...

Fairmont U18 girls’ soccer wins six of seven

FAIRMONT — The Saxton Family Partnership U18 girls soccer team of Fairmont recorded six wins in its past seven games. Sami Lenort posted two goals and an assist in Fairmont’s 6-1 win over Austin on Monday in Fairmont. Ellie Schultze and Lexi Kaufman each added a goal and an assist, ...

Cougars outslug Warriors, 12-8

BANCROFT — A five-run sixth inning was too little, too late for the Warriors. The Manson Northwest Webster Cougars beat North Union 12-8 in a nonconference baseball game Wednesday night in Bancroft. The Cougars entered the bottom of the sixth inning with a 9-3 lead, but the Warriors fought ...

Warriors overpower Vikings 12-2

SWEA CITY — The Warriors offense put so many runners on the basepaths, they started to dig tracks. North Union beat the Northwood-Kensett Vikings 12-2 in a five-inning, run-rule shortened game during Top of Iowa Conference play Tuesday night in Swea City. The Warriors’ offense heated up ...

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Legred named to All-State team BLUE EARTH — Karson Legred went from playing in the all-star series to being named an all-state player. After playing in one of three games at the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Series for the South all stars, Blue Earth ...