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Fairmont’s Hested eager to return to the mound

FAIRMONT — Jack Hested had been looking to repeat as the Fairmont High School baseball team leader on the mound after pitching 42 1/3 innings last season as a junior. Now Hested just has to hope for American Legion baseball in the summer. Hested spent the first part of the 2019-20 school ...

BEA’s Sanders uses respite to prep for playing college football

BLUE EARTH — Caelan Sanders is no stranger to dealing with adversity throughout his outstanding four-year varsity athletic career at Blue Earth Area High School. Every time the Bucs’ three-sport senior standout suffered a physical setback, he has listened to his doctors and physical ...

Geistfeld looking to future at Gustavus

With his senior baseball season either significantly shortened or completely gone, Wyatt Geistfeld has shifted his focus to his next athletic endeavor. Joining Gustavus Adolphus College and playing for the Golden Gusties’ basketball team. “I hope that we can play baseball. I love ...

Geistfeld nets player of the year

First-team All-Conference, first-team All-Region and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference player of the year. Hanna Geistfeld racked up the awards after her junior basketball season at Bethany Lutheran College. The 6-0 forward helped lead the Vikings to success the program had never seen. ...

Geistfeld caps off excellent career

From starting as a freshman, to playing in Brazil, to helping her team triple its season win total, Reilly Geistfeld has had quite a career. Geistfeld finished her senior basketball season at Hamline University just in time to beat the COVID-19 shutdowns of major sports. The 5-10 forward ...

Mariners’ pitching prospect Williamson hopes for better birthday in 2021

TRIMONT — Seattle Mariners’ left-handed pitching prospect Brandon Williamson never envisioned celebrating his 22nd birthday today without his family present in full force on their farm outside of Trimont. The hard-throwing former Martin County West High School three-sport phenom was ...