Fairmont girls take 3rd, boys 5th at New Ulm golf invite

ABOVE: Fairmont’s Katherine Zelaya tees off during a New Ulm golf invite Thursday at New Ulm Country Club. Photo by Travis Rosenau, New Ulm Journal.

NEW ULM — With wind gusting up to 25 miles per hour at the New Ulm Country Club on Thursday, the Fairmont girls golf team finished third at a New Ulm golf invite.

Blue Earth Area won the girls side of the invite with a 364, while St. Peter took second (420), Fairmont took third (427), LSH took fourth (438) and New Ulm finished fifth (469).

St. Peter took first on the boys side with a 309, followed by New Ulm (339).

Finishing third for the boys at the invite was Le Sueur-Henderson (349), followed by Blue Earth Area (363), Fairmont (369) and Tri-City United (403).

Leslie Zarling recorded a 100 for seventh place to lead the Cardinals girls team, while teammate Brynn Gustafson’s 101 gave her eighth place at the invite. Also for the Fairmont girls, Carly Gustafson shot a 112 to tie for 14th, while Katherine Zelaya shot a 114 for 17th.

BEA’s Payten Gudahl was the girls medalist with an 84.

The Fairmont boys were led by Harmon Schrunk, who shot an 83 to tie for seventh. Also for the Fairmont boys, Mathew Cone shot an 84 to tie for ninth, while Hudson Mckean shot a 99 for 25th place and Macklain Anderson shot a 103 for 28th.

St. Peter’s Kaiden Brovold turned in a 75 to finish as the boys medalist.


Fairmont 9, Worthington 1

WORTHINGTON — Nate Soelter doubled three times and drove in three RBIs to help lead the Fairmont attack as the Cardinals downed Worthington 9-1 in a Big South Conference baseball game on Thursday.

Nate Soelter went 3 for 3 with his doubles, while also drawing a walk and scoring two runs. Josh Soelter was 2 for 5 with two runs scored also for Fairmont, while Merritt Pomerenke was 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Cole Wiemers and Joseph Crissinger also each had a double, with Crissinger adding an RBI.

Jensen Livesay got the win in five innings of mound work, allowing two hits and one walk for one unearned run while striking out 11.

Fairmont (3-2, 1-0) hosts Belle Plaine in nonconference action Friday.


Fairmont 16, Worthington 5 (5 innings)

FAIRMONT — Fairmont powered past Worthington 16-5 in five innings of Big South Conference softball on Thursday.

Brylee Miller got the win for the Cardinals in five innings, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and four walks. She also struck out a career-high 13 batters.

Makayla Lowry had a triple, two singles, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Cardinals at the plate, while Aby Sundeen had two singles and two RBIs. Maddy Landin added two singles, an RBI and three runs scored, while Miller, Nevaeh Rahm, Ava Terfehr and Makenzie Lowry each had a single.

Fairmont (3-3) travels to Luverne on Monday.


Fairmont 7, Waseca 0

FAIRMONT — Fairmont shut out Waseca 7-0 in a Big South Conference spring tennis matchup.

At No. 1 singles, Anthony Stegge defeated Tyler Jellum 6-2, 4-6, 12-10, while Tyler Slama defeated Henry Huttemier 6-0, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3 singles, Reed Wagner defeated Otto Schoenrock 6-0, 6-0, while Lilly Ortega defeated Armaan Bhatti 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.

No. 1 doubles team Carter Quist and Wylee Frederiksen defeated Dominic Gruntzke and Oliver Rohwer 7-5, 6-3, while No. 2 doubles team Simone Castro and Sebastian Castro defeated Tanner Hanson 6-1, 6-4. Zach Ashland and Matthew Malo defeated Ahmed Farooq and Alan Kopetzki 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.

Fairmont hosts Austin for nonconference action on Monday.


Fairmont boys take

1st at Waseca

WASECA — The Fairmont boys track and field team ran away with a first-place finish at a Waseca track and field invite Thursday, scoring a 181.33.

The Fairmont girls finished second (125) behind St. Peter (165.75).

Gavin Artner took first in the boys 1,600 (4:47.14) for Fairmont, while the Fairmont boys 4×400 relay team of Taylor Austin, Caleb Chambers, Blaze Geiger and Nolan Schultze took first (3:40.66). The Fairmont boys also saw Jeremiah Lebbi take second in the boys 100 (12.12), Schultze take second in the boys 400 (54.03) and Jaydon Putney take second in the boys 800 (2:11.19). Jaron Schutz took second in the boys 300 hurdles (45.83) for Fairmont, while Oliver Tordsen took second in the boys discus (138-8) and Isaiah Lockwood took second in the boys long jump (18-6).

Leading the Fairmont girls, Nathaliah Johnson took first in the girls 200 (29.6), while Harper Artz took first in the girls 400 (1:06.25). Macy Hanson finished first in the girls 3,200 (10:56.86) for Fairmont, while Cadence Leiding took first in the girls 300 hurdles (52.11). The Fairmont girls 4200 relay team of Johnson, Kennedy Becker, Mollie Leiding and Bella Larson took first (1:56.45), while Ellie Ortega took second in the girls shot put (31-1) and Larson took first in the girls high jump (4-8).


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