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Bucs cage Wildcats in section tennis quarterfinal

BLUE EARTH — To say the Blue Earth Area Bucs girls tennis team found its collective rhythm against the River Valley Wildcats would be an understatement. No. 2-seeded Blue Earth Area reeled off five consecutive team points during an 11-minute span Monday to pace a 7-0 Section 3A Team ...

Fairmont cross country captains lend helping hands

FAIRMONT — For the past three years, seniors Hannah Neusch and Tabitha Thatcher have played key roles on the Fairmont Cardinals’ girls cross country team as captains. With all the changes and obstacles to sports this season, including local high schools spending 30 percent more time away ...

St. James Area edges Blue Earth Area for BSC tennis crown

BLUE EARTH — An EF Hutton-esque setting. Masked spectators actually could hear the sound of the final two players’ shoes squeak amid the eerie silence during the Big South Conference girls tennis championship meet’s seventh and decisive match. Ellie Becker rallied for a three-set ...

St. Peter doubles down on Fairmont netters, 4-3

FAIRMONT — The St. Peter Saints swept the doubles bracket to help pace a down-to-the-wire 4-3 Big South Conference girls tennis victory over the Fairmont Cardinals during a regular-season dual meet Thursday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. Claire Nemmers, Briana Joseph and Maggy Totzke ...

Fairmont runners improve times; place 1st, 2nd at triangular

ST. PETER — Fairmont head cross country coach Bob Bonk challenged his Cardinal runners to literally pick up the pace during Thursday’s triangular clash against the Waseca Bluejays and the host St. Peter Saints. Class A No. 10-ranked Laura Thompson and her No. 7-rated Fairmont teammates, ...

MSHSL sets winter date, votes down state for fall

BROOKLYN CENTER — The Minnesota State High School League’s board established the framework for the upcoming winter sports seasons, in addition to clarifying issues centered around current fall postseasons during Thursday’s regularly-scheduled meeting. The MSHSL board members voted down ...