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MSHSL revives volleyball, football this fall

FAIRMONT — Anticipation. Prep football and volleyball fans across the state of Minnesota checked their cell phones, smartwatches, laptops and computers for each and every up-to-the-minute tweet by Minnesota State High School League media specialist John Millea starting at 9 a.m. ...

B.E. Area tennis maintains perfect mark

ST. PETER — Nine victories in a row and counting. The Blue Earth Area Bucs girls tennis lineup swept the singles bracket to pace a 6-1 victory over the St. Peter Saints during Big South Conference East Division action Monday in St. Peter. Arika Howard and Addison Armstrong helped ...

FHS’ Thompson sets mark; Cardinals run to 1st, 2nd at triangular

BLUE EARTH — It was a day of season and personal bests for the Fairmont Cardinals. The Cardinal girls finished nearly perfect, taking five of the top six finishes to claim first, while the Fairmont boys took second during cross country triangular action Friday at Riverside Town and Country ...

Tigers scratch Cardinals; Armitage tallies 20 saves for Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT — Bryant Armitage probably fell asleep several hours after Friday night’s Big South Conference game at Jeffery Kot Soccer Complex by counting shots on goal. Fairmont Area senior netminder produced 20 saves, but even Armitage’s incredible game-best defensive total wasn’t ...

Blue Earth Area tennis downs St. Peter, 5-2

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs’ undefeated girls tennis season continues. For the eighth time in as many dual meets this fall, Blue Earth Area’s netters left the courts with a win. This time, the Bucs beat the St. Peter Saints by a 5-2 decision during Big South Conference East ...

Eagles edge Cardinals in boys soccer; Quiring paces Fairmont Area girls’ win

FAIRMONT — Defense, defense and more defense. Striker Christian Edwards produced the only goal of the Big South Conference soccer clash to power the New Ulm Eagles to a 1-0 victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Tuesday night at Jeffery Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont. “It feels ...

Fairmont tennis team sails by River Valley

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals lineup was adjusted, but the outcome remained largely the same as the two previous meets. The Cardinals beat River Valley 6-1 in Big South Conference East Division girls tennis action Tuesday in Fairmont. It was the Cardinals’ third win over the Wildcats, ...

Buc tennis tops Cardinals in deja’vu meet

BLUE EARTH — The plot of Act II did not deviate much from Act I in the play between the Blue Earth Area and Fairmont girls tennis teams. Emily Hagen and Ellie Hernes delivered an encore performance in producing the visiting Cardinals’ only team point in a 6-1 Big South Conference East ...

Cardinals bog down Eagles in BSC soccer action, 9-1

FAIRMONT — Efficiency in the drizzle. Midfielders Sami Lenort and Ellie Schultze combined to convert three of Fairmont Area’s first five shots into goals to build the first-half pressure on the dam before reserve forward Anna Utermarck’s hat trick burst the proverbial floodgates during ...

Thompson, Artner power Fairmont cross country teams to sweep

ST. PETER — The Fairmont Cardinals took home a boys and girls team sweep after their first cross country meet on the campus of the “new” St. Peter High School. The Cardinal girls topped St. Peter in the points race 19-53, while the Fairmont boys edged the Saints 28-29 during Big South ...

Buc tennis team fends off Cardinals, 5-2

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals accomplished a feat that no other girls tennis lineup had been able to achieve since the coronavirus-condensed season started — net a point against the unbeaten Blue Earth Area Bucs. Blue Earth Area, however, proved why it regularly earns a spot in the ...

Saints’ 2nd half bests Cardinal boys; Fairmont Area girls tie St. Peter

FAIRMONT — The unseasonably cold and damp weather conditions Tuesday night wreaked havoc with the scoreboard’s electrical functions at Jeffery Kot Soccer Complex. The Fairmont Area Cardinals boys lineup also experienced a bit of a power outage in the second half of its Big South ...

St. Peter tennis edges Fairmont; B.E. Area remains perfect

ST. PETER — The St. Peter Saints garnered all three three-set matches to pace their 4-3 triumph over the previously-unbeaten Fairmont Cardinals during Big South Conference East Division girls tennis action Tuesday in St. Peter. St. Peter claimed two team tallies during its doubles-bracket ...

Martins steamroll to Class ‘C’ state championship

SPRINGFIELD — From start to finish, the 2020 Minnesota amateur baseball season has faced problems. First, the COVID-19 pandemic put the season in question. Then New Ulm backed out on hosting the state tournament twice, with the Milroy Yankees filling the void late in the game. Even the rain ...

Martins run gamut to state amateur baseball final

SPRINGFIELD — Fairmont utilized a third straight stifling pitching performance, while the Martins’ top four batters continued to wear out opposing pitchers en route to running the Class ‘C’ state amateur baseball tournament gamut Sunday night. Matt Lytle fired a five-hit complete-game ...

Saints vex Cardinal girls soccer in nail-biter; Fairmont Area boys earn tie

FAIRMONT — Striker Emma Jones and midfielder Maddie More comprise a lethal 1-2 offensive punch for St. Peter’s soccer program. The Saints’ synchronized senior scorers equally accounted for both of the visitors’ goals and assists to vex the hometown Fairmont Area Cardinals, 2-1, during ...

Brusky takes over MCW’s AD job amid pandemic

TRIMONT — The middle of a pandemic affecting every aspect of life, school and sports, isn’t the easiest time to take over as a high school’s athletic director. Chad Brusky has done just that, grabbing the reins of Martin County West athletics. “It has been pretty difficult considering ...

Fairmont girls runners prove perfect at triangular

ELMORE — A perfect finish. The Fairmont Cardinals girls cross country team added another first-place finish during its second race of the season, but achieved a rarity on Thursday. The Cardinals finished perfect by taking the top five spots, as well as three more top-10 finishes, to beat ...

Cardinal tennis team extends winning streak to 4 in a row

SLEEPY EYE — Four in a row. The Fairmont Cardinals swept both the singles and doubles brackets to post a 7-0 triumph over the River Valley Wildcats during Big South Conference East Division girls tennis action Thursday in Sleepy Eye. Fairmont completed its double-dual seasonal series with ...

B.E. Area tennis maintains perfect record

NEW ULM — A perfect 28-for-28 and counting. The Blue Earth Area Bucs girls tennis lineup improved to 4-0 in dual meets by sweeping the New Ulm Eagles for the second time this season during Thursday’s Big South Conference East Division clash in New Ulm. The Bucs pocketed straight-set ...