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Fairmont baseball outslugs Faribault, 11-8

FAIRMONT — No. 6 batter Gavin Rodning set the offensive tone by producing a game-best three hits and scoring a game-high three runs, while starting right-hander Landen Meyerdirk pitched five solid innings to help the Fairmont Cardinals outslug the Faribault Falcons, 11-8, in non-league ...

Pipestone Area netters edge Fairmont, 4-3

FAIRMONT — The Pipestone Area Arrows overcame the Fairmont Cardinal’s rearranged lineup. The dual meet came down to a nearly two-and-a-half hour match at second singles between Fairmont’s Ian Fortune and Pipestone Area’s Will Rops. The pair fought to three sets that all ended within ...

North Union golf trio earns honors, paces 2nd-place finish at conference

GARNER, Iowa — North Union senior Halle Rezac and her teammates just keep rewriting the Warriors’ girls golf program’s record books. Rezac penciled in an 18-hole round of 84 to capture runner-up meet medalist honors during Monday’s Top of Iowa Conference West Division girls golf ...

Gudahl guides BEA golfers to quad victory; Fairmont places 3rd

ELMORE — Blue Earth Area golfer Braden Gudahl and his Buc teammates continued their low-scoring ways during Saturday’s boys quadrangular, breezing to the team crown by 27 shots at Minn-Iowa Golf Course in Elmore. Gudahl carded an even-par 18-hole total of 72 to garner meet medalist honors ...

Martins, Mavericks produce diamond triumphs

HERON LAKE — The 2020 Minnesota Class ‘C’ state amateur baseball champion Fairmont Martins improved their record to 2-0 on the season. Right-handed starting pitcher Adam Schmidt hurled five shutout innings before Ethan Hurn fired two scoreless frames of relief to combine on a four-hit ...

Fairmont tracksters breeze to triangular sweep

FAIRMONT — Ellie Hernes and Hudson Artz each claimed three gold medals to lead Fairmont to a girls and boys track & field triangular sweep on Friday at Bob Bonk Track in Fairmont. Fairmont’s girls scored 193 points for their win over Luverne (135) and Pipestone Area (34), while the ...

Connell powers Luverne softball over Fairmont, 7-3

FAIRMONT — Luverne leadoff batter Billi Connell just missed hitting for the cycle during Friday’s Big South Conference softball clash with Fairmont at Cardinal Park. Ironically, the only hit that Connell was missing — a single. Connell homered, tripled, doubled and produced a ...

Madelia boys golfers 2nd at triangular

MADELIA — Adam Henze connected for a pair of birdies to help collect medalist honors in guiding the Tri-City United Titans to a 20-shot margin of victory over the host Madelia Blackhawks on Friday in Madelia. Henze penciled in under-par totals on Nos. 1 and 15, while connecting for six pars ...

Jaguars’ Benck making an impact on baseball diamond

TRUMAN — One position that Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguar head baseball coach Jordan Petschke has not worried about all year is second base. That’s the main defensive position of the lone player Petschke had coached in baseball before, but she isn’t a typical ...

Fairmont tennis defeats Blue Earth Area, 5-2

FAIRMONT — Fairmont dominated in third sets. The Fairmont Cardinals beat the Blue Earth Area Bucs 5-2 during Big South Conference tennis action by sweeping the singles bracket and using third-set wins in all four matches. Thomas Klanderud won Fairmont’s first team point in singles and ...

Cardinals rally in 6th inning to edge Bucs

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont softball team produced its third consecutive win on Thursday, but not without a down-to-the-wire challenge from Blue Earth Area. Allison Janssen singled, Anna Ehlert doubled and later scored the respective tying and winning runs via a two-out error on Cassidy ...

Fairmont boys and girls golf lineups dominate BSC triangular

NEW ULM — The Fairmont Cardinal boys and girls golf lineups swept Thursday’s Big South Conference triangular at Oakdale Golf Club near Buffalo Lake. Anika Haugen and Maggy Totzke shared medalist honors by carding a pair of 18-hole rounds of 88 to pace the Fairmont girls’ first-place ...

Cardinals sprint by Bucs in duals

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals got a chance to mix up the lineup. Fairmont’s boys beat the Blue Earth Area Bucs 105.67-43.33, while the Cardinal girls won 128.5-17.5 during a dual track & field meet Tuesday. BEA’s 4x800-meter relay team of Cameron Germain, Angel Martinez, Aaron ...

Fairmont outslugs MCW in 13-12 softball clash

FAIRMONT — “What a rollercoaster ride,” Fairmont head coach Cory Hainy said in reference to his Cardinals’ 13-12 comeback softball victory over the Martin County West Mavericks on Tuesday at Cardinal Park. “They (the Mavericks) had their turn in the top of the seventh, and more ...

Fairmont tennis nets 6-1 triumph

REDWOOD FALLS — Fairmont won three matches and received three forfeits to beat Redwood Valley 6-1 in Big South Conference tennis action Tuesday in Redwood Falls. Ameya Komaragiri eased to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Andrew Muetzel at first singles, while Thomas Klanderud took back-to-back 6-3 sets ...

Gudahls power Blue Earth Area golf teams to twin wins

ELMORE — Braden Gudahl and his Blue Earth Area Buc golf teammates continued their low-scoring ways Tuesday by breezing to a 40-stroke victory over the Martin County West Mavericks at Minn-Iowa Golf Course. Gudahl connected for a dual-meet best seven pars to pace his nine-hole medalist round ...

Cards take first in BSC meet

JACKSON — The wind knocked down shots and raised up scores. Through tough conditions, the Fairmont Cardinals claimed first during a Big South Conference girls golf meet Monday in Jackson with a team score of 394. Anika Haugen (89) was one of two players to break 90 on the day, while the ...

BEA baseball splits twinbill, softball takes first wins

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs claimed the first game of a doubleheader against Pipestone Arrows on Monday in Blue Earth. Anthony Carr had a stellar start to claim the win for the Bucs in the opening game, throwing six innings and allowing one run on three hits and three walks, while ...

Fairmont garners 2nd at own girls golf invite

FAIRMONT — Fairmont golfers Anika Haugen and Brynn Gustafson lowered the numbers on their respective scorecards while the temperature at Rose Lake Golf Course rose to a high of 91 degrees during Saturday’s Cardinal Invitational. The friendly rivalry between top Section 2AA girls golf ...

Bucs pocket golf invite crown; Cardinals place 4th

FAIRMONT — The Bucs claimed the top two individual spots, while two Cardinals finished in the top 10. The Blue Earth Area Bucs’ boys golfers (312) took first place as a team, while the Fairmont Cardinals (337) finished fourth and the North Union Warriors (395) finished ninth during the ...