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U11 girls soccer takes win

FAIRMONT — The Becker Storage of Fairmont U11 girls soccer team beat Chaska, 4-1, on Tuesday. Elayna Anderson netted a hat trick in the win with Andrea Rojo suppyling the other goal. Kennedy Becker, Addison Armstrong and Sydney Blomster assisted on each of Anderson’s goals. Ellie ...

Cards sweep twinbill

FAIRMONT — The Cardinal Power 16U girls softball team swept the doubleheader against Worthington on Tuesday. The Cardinals won the first game, 2-1, before capping the twinbill with an 11-3 victory. Jen Moeller allowed only four hits and one unearned run while racking up eight strikeouts ...

Falcons zip Jaguars in state baseball opener

JORDAN — Wabasha-Kellogg senior Liam Blaschko proved the ultimate prep sports multi-tasker this week. Blaschko penciled in a two-round total of 84-83—167 to earn a share of 23rd place during the Class A state golf tournament Tuesday and Wednesday at Pebble Creek Golf Course in ...

Post 36 sweeps two, leaving New Ulm ‘blue’

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Legion Post 36 baseball team utilized a strong offensive performance to sweep New Ulm Blue on Thursday at Herb Wolf Field. “We had some really good at-bats with two outs,” first-year Fairmont head coach Levi Becker said. “We came up big in some situations and ...

BEA boys close state golf meet in 8th

JORDAN — “It’s not the end, this is the beginning,” Blue Earth Area head boys golf coach Travis Armstrong told his team after the final day of the Class AA state golf meet. The Bucs finished eighth with a two-day score of 666 on Tuesday at The Ridges @ Sand Creek in Jordan. However, ...

Fairmont VFW comeback trips New Ulm Gold

FAIRMONT — Dalen Keltgen and Dustin Schultz produced a pair of clutch two-run singles during the bottom of the sixth inning to cap the Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team’s 5-4 comeback victory over New Ulm Gold 1648 on Wednesday night at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. “We only had seven ...

No. 1-ranked North Union softball flattens North Iowa

BUFFALO CENTER, Iowa — The Iowa Class 2A, No. 1-ranked North Union Warriors flattened the North Iowa Bison, 14-5, during Top of Iowa Conference softball action on Wednesday night. Bre Anderson and Maddie Rolling each went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles for the Warriors. Rolling also scored ...

BEA boys golfers tied at 7th after Day 1 at state

JORDAN — The Blake School Bears made a strong case for defending their Class AA state boys golf championship after finishing in first place after Day 1 of the tournament on Tuesday at The Ridges @ Sand Creek in Jordan. The Bears recorded three scores in the lower 70s for a team score of ...

U11 soccer girls squeeze past Minnetonka

FAIRMONT — Becker Storage of Fairmont’s U11 girls soccer team won its game against Minnetonka, 4-3, on May 25. Elayna Anderson recorded a hat trick with assists from Alexandra Martin and Madilyn Stromberg. Addison Amrstrong scored Fairmont’s other goal with the assist from Shaye ...

Jaguars face W-K in state baseball debut

TRUMAN — Running the Section 2 gauntlet. Class 1A, No. 8-ranked Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman compiled a perfect record during sectional baseball action to earn its first-ever state tournament appearance. Eighth-year head coach Scott Chirpich’s Jaguars posted a 4-1 ...

Down the Line

Jaguars offering fan bus to state tilt GRANADA — A fan bus will be available for all those interested in attending the No. 3-seeded Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars’ Class A state baseball quarterfinal against Wabasha-Kellogg on Thursday. The cost is $10 per person, ...

Lardy, FHS 4×8 earn 2nd at state track & field meet

ST. PAUL — The Fairmont Cardinals made the most out of the final day of the Class A state track & field meet, recording four top-five finishes and two more medalist performances on Saturday at Hamline University. “It’s hard to predict how everything is going to go because ...

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Head nets MVP of FHS tennis FAIRMONT — Senior singles player Tyler Head was selected as the Fairmont varsity boys tennis team’s MVP for the spring season. Head, along with teammates Carter Klanderud, Andy Hagen and Connor Madsen, were tabbed all-Big South Conference choices, while Tony ...

Martins beat Hadley, 8-2

HADLEY — Scott Chirpich delivered a key extra-base hit with the bases loaded to help engineer the Fairmont Martins’ 8-2 victory over the Hadley Buttermakers during Minnesota amateur baseball action Sunday in Hadley. Jack Waletich generated a pair of doubles to complement a single for ...

Golfers take aim at state meets

BLUE EARTH — The six degrees of separation theory aptly applies when describing how a high school baseball player eventually evolved into the head coach of a state-bound boys golf team. When Blue Earth Area eighth-grade phenom Braden Gudahl tees off of No. 10 at The Ridges @ Sand Creek golf ...

Area runners advance to state track finals

ST. PAUL — Despite it being her final year, Fairmont Cardinal senior Jenna Pavich has the opportunity to have a first in her soon-ending prep career. Pavich qualified as an individual in the 400-meter dash and as the anchor of the 4x800-meter relay team during the first day of the Class A ...

No. 3 Warriors ground Cardinals softball, 12-0

SWEA CITY — The Class 2A, No. 3-ranked North Union Warriors made short work of the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals on Friday night in Iowa softball action, winning 12-0 in three innings. The Warriors (13-0) batted around in the first inning, bringing in nine runs on only three hits and ...

Louisville slides by Kentucky in Game 1

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Drew Ellis produced four RBIs, including a three-run homer, to power the No. 7-seeded Louisville Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats in Game 1 of their best-of-3 NCAA Super Regional baseball series on Friday. Louisville (51-10) hosts Kentucky (43-22) in ...

Jaguars baseball captures section, state bid

MANKATO — No matter what order one makes a reference to the three school districts comprising the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars baseball team, each version spelled Class A state qualifier on Thursday. Ace right-hander Derek Shoen fired a three-hit complete-game ...

Tigers flatten Warriors baseball in 12-3 tilt

BANCROFT — The Spencer Tigers crushed the North Union Warriors 12-3 during Iowa baseball action Thursday night in Bancroft. The Tigers (6-2) were led by junior right-hander Quinn Hussey as he threw 6 2/3 innings while only giving up three runs on five hits. He stranded five runners on base, ...