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No. 3 Red Bulls wrestlers to tie-up at Maher Invitational

FAIRMONT — One point and a criteria decision kept the Red Bulls out of the state tournament last season one year after finishing second in Class AA. This year the Class AA No. 3-ranked Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls will use that loss as motivation. “Our ultimate goal is to make ...

JCC hoopsters down Martin Co. West in opening shootout

JACKSON — Alaina Wolff produced a team-best 28 points, including four of Jackson County Central’s single-game school-record 14 trifectas, to help the Huskies defeat the Martin County West Mavericks in a season-opening basketball shootout, 91-75, Tuesday night in Jackson. Maci Farmer ...

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7th-grade boys hoops split two FAIRMONT — The Fairmont seventh-grade boys basketball teams split a pair of games with New Ulm on Tuesday in New Ulm. Hadan Toomer netted 17 points to guide the Cardinals’ A-team to a 48-18 victory. New Ulm downed Fairmont in the B-team game, 37-21. ...

Fairmont girls basketball presses out win in season-opener

FAIRMONT — High-intensity defense transformed into instant offense. Madysen Allen created a game-best eight steals as Fairmont’s full-court, pick-pocket defense forced 33 Windom Area turnovers to help engineer the hometown Cardinals’ 57-38 season-opening basketball victory over the ...

Cardinals’ boys hockey improves to 2-0 on season

FAIRMONT — Carsen Musser saved the Fairmont Area Cardinals from defeat. Musser amassed 66 saves in the Cardinals’ 3-2 hockey win over Minnesota River on Tuesday night at Martin County Arena. Musser held the Bulldogs off the scoreboard with 25 first-period and 30 second-period saves, ...

Minnesota River girls hockey sinks Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT — A three-goal spurt in the second period gave Minnesota River a lead it would not relinquish. The Bulldogs girls hockey team beat the Fairmont Area Cardinals 7-2 Tuesday night in Martin County Arena. Keely Olness helped power the Bulldogs, accounting for three points on two ...

Martin Co. Area vaults by Windom in gymnastics opener

WELCOME — Anna Bachenberg, Sabrina Segar, Hailee Schuett and the Martin County Area Magic gymnasts earned 17 of the top 20 individual spots to deliver a win in Beraiah Peterson’s head coaching debut Tuesday night. Bachenberg, Segar and Schuett swept the top three all-around spots to pace ...

Heckman powers Jaguars basketball team to opening win

SLEEPY EYE — Adam Heckman literally soared to new heights during Monday night’s season-opening basketball game. Heckman utilized every inch of his 6-foot, 5-inch frame to pour in a career-best 30 points to complement grabbing a game-best 15 rebounds to power the Truman/Martin ...

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PeeWees rally for late victory FAIRMONT — Eric Determan produced both the tying and game-winning goals to cap the REMAX Total Realty PeeWee hockey team’s 7-6 comeback victory over Luverne on Saturday. Trailing 6-2, REMAX generated four unanswered third-period goals, including ...

Peterson takes over Magic’s helm

WELCOME — For the first time in more than three decades, there will be a new head coach teaching the sport of gymnastics on the equipment in Welcome. Beraiah Peterson, a former club and high school standout, replaces legendary mentor LeeAnn Steen at the Martin County Area Magic’s ...

Cardinals set to tip off season

The Fairmont Cardinals boys basketball team won’t be hurting for experience this season. The Cardinals enter the 2019-20 season with 12 seniors on the roster, along with four juniors and one sophomore. Fairmont head coach Jared Thompson said having a team loaded with upperclassmen brings ...

Fairmont dance team kicking it into high gear

FAIRMONT — A dozen prep athletes take their positions in a straight-line formation, listening to their coach’s verbal instructions. Cue the music. When they hear the beat and feel the rhythm, what once was a singular file uses precision footwork to transition into smaller pairs or ...

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FHS alumni hoops tourney Friday FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals’ 7th annual staff and alumni basketball tournament will tip off at 9 a.m. Friday at Cardinal Gym. Teams will be comprised of former Fairmont athletes graduating from 1990-2018. The last game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. ...

Fairmont to host TCU in girls basketball opener

FAIRMONT — Four Waterville-Elysian-Morristown free throws during the final 14 seconds of regulation prevented No. 7-seeded Fairmont from upending the No. 2-seeded Bucs in last season’s Section 2AA, South Sub-Section basketball quarterfinals. Then-senior Taylor Crissinger produced 18 ...

Cardinals rally to win in VanBrocklin’s head hockey coaching debut

FAIRMONT — Dylan VanBrocklin’s head coaching career has started on a high note. The Fairmont Area boys hockey team scored four unanswered goals to take a 4-3 comeback win over the Morris/Benson Area Storm on Saturday at Martin County Arena. Down 3-0 midway through the second period, the ...

Roskop helps Fairmont Area hockey salvage tie with MBA

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area forward Tegan Roskop produced the game-tying equalizer in the third period, while defender Alexis Newville denied a late Morris/Benson Area rush in overtime to help the Cardinals salvage a 2-2 tie with the visiting Storm on Saturday at Martin County Arena. Trailing ...

Jaguars’ 2nd-half offensive surge defuses Chargers in hoops opener

WESTBROOK — The Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars girls basketball team utilized a high-octane second-half offensive surge to pace a 65-42 season-opening victory over the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers on Friday night in Westbrook. The Jaguars built a narrow 25-22 lead ...

Fairmont Area boys hockey set for home opener

FAIRMONT — Dylan VanBrocklin has brought a new outlook to the head coaching spot for the Fairmont Area Cardinals boys hockey team. VanBrocklin spent the last three years coaching in the Fairmont Hockey Association and was an assistant coach for the varsity team last season, now he’s taking ...

Cardinals girls hockey nets 1st victory of season

FAIRMONT — Jayde Pederson single-handedly kept Waseca even on the scoreboard at 2-all after two completed hockey periods before Fairmont Area co-captains Joni Becker and Mackenzie Householder took control in the third. Becker netted both of her goals during the final 17 minutes, while ...

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Cardinals host Waseca tonight FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Cardinals girls hockey team plays host to the Waseca Bluejays tonight in a 7 p.m. Big South Conference game at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Fairmont Area (0-3) then plays host to the Morris/Benson Area Storm at 1 p.m. Saturday ...