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FHS’ Johnson garners Nash Award

Success on the football field often comes from high-quality coaching. Now, because of the Fairmont Cardinals’ success on the field, a long-tenured member of the coaching staff has been honored by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA). After 17 seasons leading the Fairmont ...

St. Peter delivers Big South basketball loss to Blue Earth Area

BLUE EARTH — After a foul-filled first half, St. Peter’s defense got under control and held Blue Earth Area to 10 second-half points. The Saints took a 62-27 Big South Conference basketball win over the Bucs on the strength of their defense and a balanced offensive attack Friday night in ...

Householder steers Fairmont Area over Minnehaha hockey, 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS — Mackenzie Householder totaled three points on two goals and an assist to help lead the Fairmont Area Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Minnehaha United Redhawks during nonconference hockey action Friday night in Minneapolis. Householder scored the first goal of the matchup in ...

No. 6 Blue Earth Area grapplers win double dual

BLUE EARTH — A major decision at 195 pounds clinched Class A No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area’s sweep during triangular wrestling action Thursday night in Blue Earth. Blue Earth Area earned a 43-21 non-league win over the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers during the Bucs’ ...

Heckman scores 33 to pace Jaguars’ victory

NORTHROP — Adam Heckman transformed a baseline drive into a dunk to put an exclamation mark on his 16th birthday festivities Thursday night in Northrop. The 6-foot-5 sophomore phenom erupted for a career-best 33 points, grabbed a game-high nine boards and rejected four shots to power the ...

No. 2 Red Bulls wrestlers trample New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Class AA No. 2-ranked Martin County Red Bulls collected six pins and four forfeits to build a 70-6 wrestling win over New Ulm Area on Thursday night in New Ulm. Cooper Steuber started the Red Bulls’ run of 13 consecutive victories with an 8-6 decision over Parker Kamm at 106 ...

Windom Area ekes out 4-3 boys hockey win over Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT — Austin Fredin’s hat-trick goal late in the third period spelled heartbreak for the Fairmont Area Cardinals. Fredin’s third goal of the night led the Windom Area Eagles to a 4-3 Big South Conference hockey win Tuesday night at Martin County Arena. The Eagles took a 3-1 lead ...

Bang, Eagles nip Cardinals in OT girls hockey clash

FAIRMONT — Hockey proved to be a game of inches for both host Fairmont Area and Windom Area Tuesday night at Martin County Arena. Abby Ignaszewski’s long-distance clearing shot barely inched over the goal line for the equalizer with 10:09 left in the third period before teammate Elly Bang ...

No. 2 Red Bulls pin way to triangular wrestling sweep

LUVERNE — The Class AA No. 2-ranked Martin County Red Bulls trampled Garretson, S.D., and host Luverne during a nonconference wrestling triangular Tuesday night in Luverne. The Red Bulls recorded seven falls and received five forfeits to pace a 75-6 rout over Garretson before combining ...

Geistfeld engineers Mavericks’ triumph over Luverne

LUVERNE — The Martin County West Mavericks boys basketball team fended off the Luverne Cardinals’ second-half comeback for a 70-66 victory during hardwood action Tuesday night in Luverne. Martin County West improved to 13-1 overall with the nonconference decision. The Mavericks ...

Bucs outlast USC hoopers, 60-50

BLUE EARTH — A 20-4 BEA run led the Bucs to a 60-50 nonconference basketball win over United South Central on Monday in Blue Earth. The Rebels led 26-18 with three minutes left before the halftime break, then BEA went to work. Grant Strukel started the run with a 3 from the right wing off ...

ETC.

7th-grade boys basketball 1st, 2nd at tourney FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals seventh-grade boys basketball teams placed first and second during the St. James tournament on Jan. 11. The Fairmont ‘A’ team won the black bracket by posting a 31-22 first-round victory over St. Peter, a ...

Waseca bests Fairmont hoopsters

FAIRMONT — Waseca point guard Gus Boyer displayed the all-around skills that earned her a basketball scholarship to the University of Minnesota-Duluth next season during Thursday night’s Big South Conference clash in Fairmont. The 5-foot-10 Boyer produced game-best totals of 25 points, ...

Marshall doubles up Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT — Tristan VanDeVere notched a hat trick to lead the Marshall Tigers past Fairmont Area 6-3 in Big South Conference hockey action Thursday night in Fairmont. VanDeVere scored twice in the second period and once in the third, while dishing out an assist in the opening segment, to ...

Tigers scratch Cardinals, 3-0

FAIRMONT — The Cardinal girls stayed close, but couldn’t overcome Marshall’s defense in a Big South Conference hockey matchup Thursday in Fairmont. The Tigers used a second period goal and two third-period insurance goals to take down Fairmont Area, 3-0. After neither team scored in ...

New Ulm beams by M.C. Area

WELCOME — New Ulm Area’s Kayla Goblirsch and Martin County Area’s Sabrina Segar locked up in an individual skills shootout during Thursday night’s Big South Conference gymnastics dual meet in Welcome. Goblirsch outpointed Segar to capture the all-around competition, 37.0-35.875, to ...

ETC.

MCA gymnastics meet moved to tonight WELCOME — The Martin County Area Magic’s Big South Conference gymnastics dual meet with the New Ulm Eagles on Friday night has been rescheduled for tonight due to the expected inclement weather. The Magic will play host to the Eagles, starting with ...

REMAX PeeWees place 4th at tournament

FAIRMONT — The REMAX PeeWee hockey team of Fairmont claimed fourth place during the Little Falls Youth Hockey tournament last weekend in Little Falls. Klay Beemer netted the game-winning goal with 7.6 seconds remaining in regulation to help REMAX edge Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato, 7-6, in ...

Cardinal hoopsters glide by Trojans

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s five starters and top two reserves all contributed solid numbers to engineer the Cardinals’ 38-21 halftime lead Tuesday night and then never looked back. Zach Jorgensen collected solid all-around numbers of 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals, ...