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Fairmont’s 2nd-half surge fuels victory; No. 3 MCW tops No. 11 Spring Grove

FAIRMONT — “They were the better team in the first half. We’re going to be the better team in the second half.” Fairmont’s girls basketball players heeded Cardinal head coach Sara Junkermeier’s halftime speech and transformed a 24-20 deficit into a 45-38 Big South Conference ...

No. 9 Red Bulls perfect at Plum Creek Duals

TRACY — The Class AA No. 9-ranked Martin County Red Bulls maintained their perfect dual-meet record by stampeding to three consecutive wins during the Plum Creek Invitational on Friday in Tracy. The Red Bulls posted a 55-21 victory over Adrian Area, rallied for a 47-34 triumph over ...

Cardinal girls hockey silences Storm

BENSON — Siblings Karissa Newville and Alexis Newville combined for three goals and two assists to help steer the Fairmont Area Cardinals to a 7-4 nonconference girls hockey victory over the Morris Benson Area Storm on Friday night in Benson. Forward Karissa Newville had a two-goal ...

No. 9 Red Bulls wrestlers nip St. Peter by 1

FAIRMONT — Class AA No. 6-ranked 220-pounder Max Olson gives Martin County head wrestling coach Adam Williamson incredible flexibility in the upper weights. Trailing 31-26 on the heels of five consecutive St. Peter victories from 160 to 220 pounds, Olson stepped to the Cardinal Gym canvas ...

No. 3 MCW still perfect, coasts by Jaguars

GRANADA — Senior post player Tanner Sinn produced a game-leading 19 points and pulled down a team-best nine rebounds to steer the Class 1A Martin County West Mavericks to a runaway 59-36 victory over the Truman/Martin Luther/ Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars in Valley Conference basketball ...

Speers guides Hopkins gymnasts over St. Peter, MCA

ST. PETER — Annabelle Speers nearly made a clean sweep of all four individual events to capture top honors in the all-around competition to spearhead Hopkins’ triangular gymnastics sweep over the host St. Peter Saints and the Martin County Area Magic on Thursday night on the Gustavus ...