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Area wrestlers named all-BSC FAIRMONT — Six wrestlers from both Blue Earth Area Bucs and Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls teams earned Big South All-Conference team honors. Red Bulls grapplers Jaxson Rohman, Payton Anderson and Collin Steuber, all of whom finished second at the Class A ...

Jaguars earn spot in 2A hoops finals

ST. PETER — One year to the day in the same place, the No. 3-seeded Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars earned their second consecutive Section 2A, South Sub-Section title via a 57-48 victory over the No. 4-seeded Springfield Tigers on Tuesday night at Gustavus Adolphus ...

Panthers eliminate Bucs from 2AA hoops playoffs

MANKATO — New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva utilized balanced point production on offense with an effective 1-3-1 defensive scheme to advance to the Section 2AA basketball championship game. The senior backcourt twin tandem of Marnie and Maddie Wagner combined for 27 points, 15 ...

Fairmont hoopsters stop St. James in 2AA playoffs

FAIRMONT — When the Fairmont Cardinals struggled shooting from outside, the solution was simple: go inside. The No. 4-seeded Cardinals pounded the paint, allowing senior center Walker Tordsen a career-high 30 points in the team’s 62-51 win over the No. 5-seeded St. James Saints during ...

Jaguars best Crusaders in playoffs; Panthers claw Bucs

MANKATO — Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain post player Zayne Engel delivered a game-high double-double performance to power the No. 5-seeded Jaguars to a 73-58 basketball playoff triumph over the No. 4-seeded Mankato Loyola Crusaders on Monday night in Mankato. The Jaguars ...

Grapplers earn 5 medals at state meet

ST. PAUL — Five area high school wrestlers exited the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul as state medalists on Saturday night. Jaxson Rohman, Payton Anderson and Collin Steuber paced the area contingent by capturing runner-up accolades for the Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls, while Blue ...

Top-seeded JCC ends MCW’s hoops season

JACKSON — In 1993, Ice Cube rapped about having “messed around and got a triple-double” in his song, “It Was a Good Day.” On Saturday, Ryan Christopher almost had a triple-double, but still had a good day. The senior guard’s 22 points, 11 rebounds, seven steals and six assists ...

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Preseason boys tennis meeting on Tuesday FAIRMONT — A preseason meeting for all Fairmont male student-athletes in grades 7-12 interested in playing tennis this spring will be held at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in Room S224 at Fairmont High School. Sagedahl captures 5 national track ...

5 wrestlers perfect at state meet

ST. PAUL — Five of the area’s 10 state-qualifying wrestlers proved perfect on the Xcel Energy Center mats during Day 1 of the Class A and AA state tournament in St. Paul. Blue Earth Area’s Cole Klinkner and Zach Buseman earned back-to-back spots in today’s Class A state semifinals at ...

Jaguars tame Cyclones to reach South finale

LAKE CRYSTAL — The No. 2-seeded Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars accomplished a rare three-game sweep. After beating the No. 3-seeded St. Clair Cyclones twice by double digits during the regular season, the Jaguars defeated the Cyclones, 67-54, in the Section 2A, ...

B.E. Area outguns Maple River in 2AA hoops

MANKATO — A pair of sharpshooting sophomore standouts nearly frayed the Mankato East High School gymnasium nets during Section 2AA, South Sub-Section semifinal girls basketball action Friday night. Maple River sophomore sensation Madi Schirmer poured in a game-high 36 points to win the ...

Eustice to join wrestling hall in April

BLUE EARTH — Jack Eustice stood in a room in his Blue Earth home filled with pictures, trophies, and a case containing Blue Earth Area wrestling memorabilia and more trophies on Tuesday afternoon. The pictures, plaques and paraphernalia spilled into the hallway, decorating the nearest wall. ...

Area 10 ready to hit state canvas

ST. PAUL — A half-dozen area wrestlers earned encore performances to the Minnesota individual state meet on Friday and Saturday, while four more grapplers will make their debuts at the Xcel Energy Center. Fairmont/Martin County West eighth-grader Jaxson Rohman headlines the six area ...

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FHS track & field to meet today FAIRMONT — A pre-season meeting for all Fairmont boys and girls in grades 9-12 interested in competing in track & field this spring will take place right after school today in the high school lunch room. The meeting will last about 30 ...

WEM sinks 3s, Fairmont in Section 2AA playoffs

FAIRMONT — Fairmont junior center Claire Cutler and Cardinal sophomore forward Taylor Crissinger combined for 44 points on the strength of 21-for-33 field goal shooting during Tuesday night’s postseason basketball opener at Cardinal Gym. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, however, countered ...

Jaguars eliminate Wolverines in 2A opener

GRANADA — The No. 2-seeded Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars showed no signs of nervousness in the Section 2A, South Sub-Section quarterfinals against the No. 7-seeded Mountain Lake Area Wolverines. The Jaguars held the Wolverines to 14 points in the first half to ...

Cardinal hoopsters floor Titans

FAIRMONT — A tale of two distinct basketball halves. The Fairmont Cardinals improved their field-goal accuracy by 24 percent during the final 18 minutes to secure a 63-50 non-league victory over the Tri-City United Titans on Monday night. After forward Brady Allen reeled off the ...

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Area Daily Sports Schedule Tuesday, Feb. 28 Girls Basketball Section 2AA, South Sub-Section Quarterfinals • Waterville-Elysian-Morristown @ Fairmont, 7 p.m. • Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial @ Blue Earth Area, 7 p.m. Section 2A, South Sub-Section Quarterfinals • Mountain Lake ...

Red Bulls advance 4 to state wrestling meet

REDWOOD FALLS — For Jaxson Rohman, Zac Ringnell and Collin Steuber, a trip to the Class AA state individual wrestling tournament isn’t new, but certainly deserving. The Red Bulls’ trio won their respective weight classes during Day 2 of the Section 3AA individual meet. Fairmont/Martin ...

Five Buc wrestlers qualify for state

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area senior wrestler Jared Armon experienced a positive premonition when he awoke Saturday morning. “Jared told me he had a good feeling about his chances of winning the (195-pound) section championship,” Ted Armon, Jared’s father, said prior to the Section 2A ...