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Francis, Ziemer top Fairmont Area trap team

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area High School trap team made its debut in the USA Clay Target League’s fall season. After having to cancel the entire spring clay target season due to COVID-19 concerns by the Minnesota State High School League, Fairmont Area chose to compete during the fall ...

Rohman joins pipeline to Augie

One more has joined the growing pipeline from the Martin County Red Bulls to the Augustana Vikings. Jaxson Rohman has committed to becoming the fifth Martin County wrestler to trade his Bull horns for Viking horns, joining current teammate Connor Simmonds and former teammates Payton Anderson, ...

B.E. Area steamrolls by Maple River for sectional crown

BLUE EARTH — Max Ehrich ran the Blue Earth Area Bucs to their second consecutive Section 2AA football championship. No. 1-seeded and Class AA No. 2-ranked BEA completed its perfect COVID-19-shortened season with a 7-0 record after a 39-12 win over No. 2-seeded Maple River on Friday in Blue ...

Jorgensen, Anderson pass Cardinals by Royals in finale, 35-6

WATERTOWN, Minnesota — Mat Mahoney has developed a penchant for passing the football throughout his 14 seasons as Fairmont’s head coach. Quarterback Zach Jorgensen and receiver Eli Anderson proved prime examples of Mahoney’s air-strike offensive philosophy during the Cardinals’ final ...

Fairmont volleyball falls to Pipestone; Jaguars post win

PIPESTONE — The Pipestone Area Arrows posted a 25-6, 25-20, 25-10 shutout over the Fairmont Cardinals during Friday’s season-ending Big South Conference cross-over match in Pipestone. Brittney Mosloski delivered eight kills and connected for one ace behind 7-for-8 serving for Fairmont, ...

Cardinals find road football game with Royals

FAIRMONT — Fairmont athletic director and Cardinals head football coach Mat Mahoney demonstrated his ability to scramble — online, that is. Mahoney’s Cardinals (1-3) will make the 220-mile round trip to Watertown (Minnesota) tonight for a 7 p.m. non-playoff football season finale ...

Machacek powers Bucs’ volleyball to sweep of Jaguars

BLUE EARTH — Alicia Machacek returned from the injury list and powered the Bucs to a season-ending win. Blue Earth Area swept the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars, 25-21, 25-9, 25-21, during a last-minute scheduled nonconference volleyball matchup Thursday night in ...

Area prep sports realigned after Governor’s restrictions announced

FAIRMONT — The already coronavirus-condensed Minnesota high school fall sports seasons became even shorter following the restrictions set forth by Gov. Tim Walz’s public address speech Wednesday night. In an effort to bend the state’s recent fast-rising COVID-19 numbers downward, Walz ...

Raiders sail by Jaguars in 4 games

NORTHROP — Hayley Selby and Olivia Whitmore racked up the kills to lead the Raiders past the Jaguars. Nicollet beat Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 3-1 during volleyball action Tuesday night in Northrop. Selby totaled 14 kills, while Whitmore spiked nine to lead the ...

No. 10 Wabasso runs over MCW in 3A clash; Jaguars fall in 9-Man quarterfinal

WABASSO — The Class A No. 10-ranked Wabasso Rabbits’ three-pronged backfield attack proved too lethal for the short-handed Martin County West Mavericks during Tuesday night’s Section 3A football quarterfinals. Tailback Nick Marotzke amassed 126 rushing yards and two touchdowns, ...

Waseca sweeps Fairmont in Big South volleyball contest

WASECA — Waseca swept Fairmont during Big South Conference volleyball action, 25-20, 25-12, 25-15, Tuesday night in Waseca. Brittney Mosloski led the Cardinals with five kills and five digs, while serving 5-for-6. Sabrina Segar dished out eight set assists, while Cassidy Schultz dug out ...

Fairmont football’s playoff game cancelled

FAIRMONT — The No. 5-seeded Fairmont Cardinals’ Section 3AAA quarterfinal football game against the No. 4-seeded Tri-City United Titans at 7 p.m. tonight in Montgomery has been cancelled. Due to an increase in active coronavirus numbers in Le Sueur County, the TCU school district opted ...

Bowers powers St. James Area spikers by Fairmont, 3-2

FAIRMONT — Maddie Brey eclipsed the 1,000 career assist mark during Game 3, but her 42nd and final one to middle hitter Addie Bowers iced St. James Area’s good-to-the-fifth-game victory over Fairmont on Saturday. Fairmont’s 1-2 offensive punch of Brittney Mosloski and Cassidy Schultz ...

B.E. Area earns No. 1 sectional football seed

BLUE EARTH — Although 2020 brought the strangest football season of recent memory, some things remained the same. For the second consecutive year, the Blue Earth Area Bucs enter the Section 2AA playoffs as the top seed, but there is one major change from last season. In 2019, the Bucs ...

No. 5-seeded Fairmont hits road for 3AAA grid quarterfinal

FAIRMONT — For the first time since 2014, the Fairmont Cardinals football team will open next week’s Section 3AAA playoffs on the road. Fairmont (1-3) received the No. 5 seed in the six-team sectional bracket, and travels to Montgomery on Tuesday night to battle the No. 4-seeded Tri-City ...

Knights edge Jaguars in 5 games

NORTHROP — After a loss to Madelia on Thursday night, the Jaguars were two points from a senior night win Friday. The Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights beat Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars 3-2 in Valley Conference action in Northrop. The Knights took wins of ...

Fairmont volleyball topples St. Peter, 3-0

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont volleyball team celebrated senior night in style. The Cardinals took their first win of the season by a 3-0 decision over the St. Peter Saints on Thursday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. The Cardinals claimed straight wins of 25-22, 25-20, 25-18 for the ...

JCC’s 2nd-half surge stuns Fairmont; Jaguars earn 1st win

FAIRMONT — Jackson County Central head football coach Tom Schuller switched to a wishbone offense midway through the second quarter and it finally clicked after halftime Thursday night. Levi Lindley moved from quarterback to running back and generated nearly half — 150 — of the visiting ...

No. 2-ranked Bucs crush No. 10 Eagles, 40-0

BLUE EARTH — The Bucs finished their perfect regular season with their sixth 40-point performance. Class AA No. 2-ranked Blue Earth Area beat the No. 10-rated Maple River Eagles 40-0 to finish the regular season 6-0 Wednesday night at Wilson Field in Blue Earth. “It’s just guys making ...

Redwood Valley rolls by Martin County West, 41-14

SHERBURN — Quarterback Alex Lang proved double-trouble on offense, fullback Carter Johnson engineered the ground game and safety/receiver Drew Lundeen displayed his catching skills on both sides of the line of scrimmage to power Redwood Valley’s 41-14 victory over Martin County West during ...