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B.E. Area passes up Fairmont cagers, 57-29

BLUE EARTH — Samantha Barslou’s pinpoint passing become contagious among her Blue Earth Area basketball teammates on Friday night. Barslou distributed a game-best eight assists, while Lindsey Norman doled out four assists to complement a game-high 14 points to power the hometown Bucs to a ...

Valvick stays positive despite injuries

ARMSTRONG — “My knee will never be the same, neither will my determination.” “Fight through setbacks, never waste the talent God gives you.” “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” Behind each quote is a story that North Union Warriors senior ...

Tigers scratch Cardinals in hockey tilt, 2-1

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Cardinals and Marshall Tigers girls hockey teams played each other twice in December, with both being close games, and Thursday’s contest was no different. Sydney Mauch broke a 1-1 tie in the third period to provide the Tigers with the 2-1 Big South Conference ...

Criquet-Danielson powers Marshall by Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT — Marshall Tigers boys hockey head coach Michael Weiss observed that the Fairmont Area Cardinals weren’t the same team his Tigers had played just a month before. “Their (the Cardinals) game was turned around completely. They played hard and made it difficult for us to get ...

No. 5 Loyola runs by MCW hoopsters

TRIMONT — When Mankato Loyola senior sharpshooter Lindsey Theuninck finds her offensive rhythm, points literally rain from the rafters. Alyssa Williamson’s end-to-end runner through traffic inched the Martin County West Mavericks within one at 11-10 with 6:30 remaining in Thursday ...

Red Bulls wrestlers split triangular

FULDA — The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls picked up a win and a loss in Thursday’s triangular in Fulda. The Worthington Trojans defeated the Red Bulls, 31-27, before Fairmont/MCW converted eight forfeits to defeat the Fulda/ Murray County Central Warriors, 57-3. Red Bulls’ 106 ...

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Bantam B’s fall to Albert Lea ALBERT LEA — The Carlson Dental Office of Fairmont Bantam B team lost to Albert Lea, 2-1, during non-district hockey action last Thursday in Albert Lea. Carson Kuhl scored the lone goal for Fairmont, which recorded 22 shots on goal. Evan Carlson ...

FHS’ 2nd-chance baskets floor USC

FAIRMONT — Fairmont converted its height advantage into 18 offensive rebounds and pivotal second-half second chances to withstand United South Central center Ryan Kloos’ game-high 34-point performance on Tuesday night. Derek Missling, a 6-foot-6 power forward, and 6-7 center Walker ...

Bulldogs leash Cardinals in hockey tilt

FAIRMONT — The St. Peter/LeSueur-Henderson Bulldogs started and ended the game with the momentum to mark a 5-1 Big South Conference boys hockey win over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Tuesday at Martin County Arena. Bulldogs forward Hunter Wilmes played a major part in controlling the ...

Peterson propels Magic past Saints

WELCOME — Senior standout Bryanna Peterson and eighth-grade phenom Sabrina Segar delivered a 1-2 scoring punch to engineer the Martin County Area Magic to a 135.075-118.925 victory over the St. Peter Saints during a Big South Conference gymnastics dual meet on Tuesday night in ...

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Games changed due to weather FAIRMONT — Due to icy weather forecasts for Monday night, Monday’s basketball games have been rescheduled to the following dates: • Fairmont boys basketball team hosts United South Central at 7:30 p.m. today. • Martin County West girls basketball team ...

Magic gymnasts net 2nd at own invite

WELCOME — The Class A, No. 21-ranked Martin County Area Magic and No. 14 Jackson County Central Huskies squared off for the second time during their five-part seasonal gymnastics series at the four-team MCA Invite in Welcome. Brooklyn Schuett, Abby Schneekloth and Hailey Handevidt produced ...

Bucs 2nd, Red Bulls net 3rd at BSC wrestling meet

REDWOOD FALLS — The Blue Earth Area Bucs and Fairmont/ Martin County West Red Bulls took second- and third-place team honors, respectively, at Saturday’s 13-team Big South Conference wrestling meet. The Bucs produced 157 points behind one champion, two runner-ups and three bronze-medal ...

North Union hoopsters sweep North Iowa

ARMSTRONG — The North Union Warriors scorched the Armstrong gymnasium nets on 11-for-22 shooting from 3-point range to pace a 56-37 Top of Iowa Conference basketball victory over the North Iowa Bison on Saturday night. Nathan Eaton connected on three 3s to generate a game-best 17 points ...

Lytle tallies two goals to pace Cardinals’ win

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Cardinals hockey literally quieted the storm on Saturday at Martin County Arena. Defender Myah Lytle handling the Cardinals’ scoring to notch the 2-0 victory over the Morris/Benson Area Storm during non-league action in Fairmont. The Cardinals started the day ...

Fairmont Area boys hockey tames Storm, 5-1

FAIRMONT — Kaylan Legred and Tanner DeWar combined equally for four points in the Fairmont Area Cardinals’ 5-1 win over the Morris/Benson Area Storm during nonconference hockey action Saturday. “They’re having a good time with it and enjoying it right now,” Cardinals head coach Kris ...

Waseca freeze-frames Fairmont hoopsters

FAIRMONT — The Mannequin Challenge came to life, so to speak with tongue-in-cheek, during Friday night’s Big South Conference girls basketball game at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. Waseca sophomore forward Madison Gehloff delivered 10 of her game-best 15 points in breaking the visiting ...

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7th-grade hoops capture sweep FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinal seventh-grade boys basketball team swept Martin County West on Thursday. Zach Jorgensen scored 10 points to guide the Cardinals’ A-team to a 36-21 victory. Jacob Crissinger delivered nine points for Fairmont, while Jake ...

Paulys to highlight local fastpitch camp

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s newest softball association, Cardinal Power Fastpitch, already is off to a hot start. The organization is hosting a softball clinic on Jan 27-28. It will feature former University of Georgia pitching coach Rick Pauly and his daughter and Akron Racers pitcher Sarah ...

Cardinals hockey team breezes by Trojans, 9-0

FAIRMONT — Sadie Sandersfeld lived every high school goaltender’s dream on Thursday night. The Fairmont Area senior netminder shed her flat extended hockey stick, blocker pads and fortified mask to hit the Martin County Arena ice outside of the crease. Sandersfeld capped the Cardinals’ ...