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B.E. Area’s Gudahl to tee it up for MSU golf team

BLUE EARTH — One more member of the stellar upcoming 2021 Blue Earth Area graduating class has announced he will continue his athletic career after high school. Braden Gudahl, a member of the Bucs’ basketball and golf teams, will join the Minnesota State University-Mankato Mavericks golf ...

Worthington ends Fairmont girls hoops’ winning streak

FAIRMONT — All good things must come to an end, including the Fairmont girls basketball team’s five-game winning streak. Olivia Hayenga and Tarren Spartz combined for 23 points, while teammate Sophie Wietzema pocketed 10 of Worthington’s 24 steals en route to a plus-13 edge in turnovers ...

No. 3 Red Bulls flatten foes in wrestling triangular

SHERBURN — The Class AA No. 3-ranked Martin County Red Bulls continued their hot streak with another two wins. Martin County beat Worthington 54-21, then took a 67-3 win over Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial during triangular action Thursday night in Sherburn. Rylan Cuter got the Red Bulls ...

Segar, Bachenberg power MCA gymnasts to 8th win in a row

WASECA — Martin County Area senior standout Sabrina Segar swept all four individual events to capture the all-around crown to power the Martin County Area Magic to a Big South Conference gymnastics win over Waseca on Thursday night. The Magic earned their eighth consecutive dual-meet win ...

Luverne tops Fairmont in boys hoops; Fairmont girls cagers win 5th in a row

FAIRMONT — Jayson Rops and Gannon Ahrendt combined for 38 points, Bailey Cowell distributed a game-best 10 assists and Luverne’s defense created a plus-14 edge in turnovers to best Fairmont, 83-50, during Big South Conference basketball action Thursday night at Cardinal Gym. Zach ...

Minnesota River hockey ices Fairmont Area, 4-1

FAIRMONT — The Minnesota River Bulldogs used a two-goal second period to pick up a 4-1 Big South Conference girls hockey win against the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Thursday night at Martin County Arena. Anna Pavlo led the way for the Bulldogs with a goal and two assists to power the win. ...

Jaguars’ Heckman clears scoring mark in grand style

TRUMAN — Like his favorite NBA player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Adam Heckman has been a beast both scoring and pulling down rebounds for the Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars. The 6-foot-6 junior reached 1,000 career points against Nicollet on Friday in Truman. Along ...

Red Bulls to host Section 3AA team quarterfinals, semifinals

FAIRMONT — The Class AA No. 3-ranked Martin County Red Bulls earned the right to play host to the Section 3 South Sub-Section’s team wrestling quarterfinals and semifinals at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. The No. 1-seeded Red Bulls will open sectional dual-meet postseason action against No. ...

Car Parts Direct 12U girls hockey team pockets pair of wins

FAIRMONT — The Car Parts Direct 12U girls hockey team netted a pair of wins during the last two Saturdays in February. Maia Goerndt, Jo Meyer and Harper Artz each scored two goals to steer Fairmont to a 7-1 decision over Windom on Feb. 20 at Martin County Arena. Madison Sokoloski ...

Martin Co. Area gymnasts vault to season’s-best total

FAIRMONT — Martin County Area sophomore Anna Bachenberg modified a common idiom to, “It’s difficult to keep a good gymnast down.” Bachenberg returned to the starting lineup after missing last Thursday’s dual meet due to a back-of-the-head injury that required eight staples and ...

Miller triggers Fairmont hoopsters’ fourth win in a row

FAIRMONT — The Cardinal girls basketball team claimed its fourth consecutive win. Fairmont beat St. James Area 59-39 in a Big South Conference clash Tuesday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. The win continues the Cardinals’ two-week streak after they beat New Ulm (62-40 on Feb. 19), ...

Redwood Valley’s 3rd-period surge trips Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT — Redwood Valley broke open a 2-all tie after two periods with four third-period goals to defeat Fairmont Area, 6-2, during Big South Conference hockey action Tuesday night at Martin County Arena. After the set of Cardinals battled to two goals apiece after the first 34 minutes, it ...

No. 3 Red Bulls dominate wrestling triangular

ST. PETER — The Class AA No. 3-ranked Martin County Red Bulls claimed another wrestling triangular Tuesday in St. Peter. The Red Bulls earned seven pins on their way to a 57-18 win over St. Peter, then earned two falls and took five forfeits during a 58-14 win over Pipestone Area. Rylan ...

BEA overcomes second-half run

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area separated down the stretch. The Bucs pulled ahead to a 68-57 Big South Conference basketball win over St. James Area on Monday night in Blue Earth. The Saints came back from a 34-24 halftime deficit to tie the conference matchup at 38, then stayed close, leaving ...

B.E. Area boys hoopsters crush New Ulm; Saint girls top Bucs

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs boys basketball lineup utilized its trademark balanced offensive attack to flatten the New Ulm Eagles, 92-63, during Big South Conference action Saturday in Blue Earth. Braden Gudahl neared rare triple-double territory for the Bucs by scoring a ...

Spring soccer signup Tuesday

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Soccer Association will hold its spring soccer registration from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Education & Recreation office at the Fairmont Elementary School. The session is for players born 2002-10. FSA board members will be available to answer any ...

Fairmont sinks free throws, St. Peter in BSC hoops clash

FAIRMONT — Fairmont girls basketball mentor Sara Junkermeier, her assistant coaches and all of her varsity players learned a number of valuable lessons during their away game in St. Peter three weeks ago. Junkermeier and coaching staff opted for a matchup zone defense Friday night at ...

Jaguars’ basketball assistant nets win in relief

TRUMAN — After his first game as a varsity head coach, Tyler Bovy walked off the floor with a win. Bovy took over for Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain head coach Adam Walker because Walker had a COVID-19 close contact and could not coach the Jaguars in their Valley Conference ...

B.E. Area football trio to continue stellar careers

BLUE EARTH – Three more members of the undefeated 2020 Blue Earth Area Buc football team will continue their playing careers in college. Austin Thielfoldt, Anders Fering and Luke Mertens all signed letters of intent Monday to join Division III football programs in Wisconsin. Fering and ...

Fairmont Area hockey splits split twinbill

BENSON — Mackenzie Householder scored a natural hat trick in the second period to help lead the Fairmont Area Cardinals to a 7-1 win over Morris/Benson Area in girls hockey action Friday night in Benson. The win breaks an eight-game losing streak for the Cardinals, while the hat trick ...