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Martins sweep Royals

RUTHTON - The Fairmont Martins hammered out a 15-3 victory over the Ruthton Royals during first-round First Nite/Gopher League amateur baseball playoff action on Friday night in Ruthton.The Martins (16-5), which swept the best-of-3 series, plays host to an opponent to be determined in a 7:30 ...

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I-90 basketball camp wraps upFAIRMONT - The I-90 basketball camp closed out its annual sessions this week at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont.Zach Anderson, Mitchell Weber and Jack Hagen proved the overall basketball camp winners, with Anderson also garnering the camp's one-on-one championship.Anderson ...

North Union places 6th at state

FORT DODGE, Iowa - Back-to-back sixth-place showings at the Iowa Class 2A state softball tournament.North Union (33-6) generated a baker's dozen worth of hits to pound out a 13-5 consolation semifinal victory over Central Springs on Thursday morning at the Rogers Sports Complex to earn a spot ...

Fairmont VFW captures sub-district

ST. JAMES - Fairmont VFW Post 1222 has played St. James Post 1912 three times in the last 10 days, and the result remained the same. Fairmont was a run shy of doubling up St. James in Thursday's 9-5 win for the 2nd District, Southwest Sub-District baseball title."We did OK," said Post 1222 head ...

Fairmont Post 36 perfect in sub-state

NEW ULM - Fairmont American Legion Post 36 went undefeated during the second day of the Division I, Sub-State 2 baseball tournament Thursday at Johnson Park.Fairmont beat Jordan, 2-1, before posting a 6-2 win over Mankato National to advance to the semifinals.Fairmont (11-3) plays New Ulm Gold ...

Regals edge Warriors at state

FORT DODGE, Iowa - Iowa City Regina hitters Kennedy Brown and Emma Corkery combined to produce five RBIs on the strength of four hits, and Regals' ace right-hander Sarah Lehman did the rest.Lehman notched a game-high 13 strikeouts en route to firing a five-hit complete-game, while Brown swatted ...

Post 1222 gains sub-district finals

ST. JAMES - Fairmont VFW Post 1222 rallied around pitcher Jacob Tennyson, who limited New Ulm Silver to one inning of scoring to pocket the 3-2 win in the 2nd District, Southwest Sub-District playoffs Wednesday in St. James."We played really good defense today," said Fairmont head coach Todd ...

Fairmont Post 36 edges N.U. Gold; Martins rout Royals

NEW ULM - Fairmont American Legion Post 36 edged New Ulm Gold, 4-3, during opening-round baseball action in the Division I, Sub-State 2 Tournament on Wednesday at Johnson Park in New Ulm.Tyler Tennyson allowed three earned runs on seven hits, recorded eight strikeouts, issued two walks and hit ...

Fairmont VFW downs St. James

ST. JAMES - The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team did everything - got hits, stole bases and scored runs - and came out with a 7-1 win over St. James Post 1912 in the second round of the 2nd District, Southwest Sub-District playoffs Tuesday in St. James.Fairmont (14-3) plays New Ulm Silver ...

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Martins to host Royals in seriesFAIRMONT - The Fairmont Martins play host to the Ruthton Royals tonight in a 7:30 p.m. amateur baseball playoff game at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont.The First Nite/Gopher League clash is Game 1 in a best-of-3, opening-round postseason series.Warriors' state opener ...

Fairmont rolls to sub-district win

ST. JAMES - The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball lineup combined five hits with five walks, two hit batters and 10 Lake Crystal errors to coast to a first-round postseason victory on Monday in St. James.Right-hander Brady Allen tossed a three-hit complete-game gem over five innings, while ...

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FHS football camps in JulyFAIRMONT - Three football camps will be held at the Fairmont High School practice fields in Fairmont next week.The Cardinal Football Camp, for players in grades 10-12, will take place from 8-10 a.m. July 25-29.The Red Bird Camp, for players in grades 7-9, will be held ...

Gaels edge Warriors for district title

FORT DODGE, Iowa - The No. 6-seeded North Union Warriors baseball team upended No. 3-seeded Newell-Fonda and No. 2-seeded Bishop Garrigan, but couldn't take down the No. 1-seeded St. Edmond Gaels.Centerfielder Reid Johnson produced two runs on 2-for-3 hitting as the Gaels beat the Warriors, ...

Truman defeated at district; WBE ends year

SPRINGFIELD - Ethan Hurn shed his catcher's gear to take the mound during Saturday's Division II, 2nd District elimination American Legion baseball game in Springfield.Hurn made the most of his first pitching opportunity of the summer, recording a game-high 11 strikeouts en route to firing a ...

Fairmont VFW wins, loses one in doubleheader against New Ulm Gold

NEW ULM - The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team went 1-1 against New Ulm Gold in a doubleheader Saturday at Mueller Park in New Ulm.New Ulm Gold shut out Post 1222, 13-0, in five innings before the visitors rebounded with a 5-2 win to avoid the sweep.Gold scored two runs in the first inning ...

Warriors open state vs. Regals

FORT DODGE, Iowa - North Union and Iowa City Regina did not cross paths during the 2015 Iowa Class 2A state softball tournament at the Rogers Sports Complex.Ironically, Jon Prottsman's defending state champion and No. 7-ranked Regals (26-17), and Art Ingalls' No. 4-ranked Warriors (32-4) - who ...

Luverne fends off Truman in district

SPRINGFIELD - It's a good thing for Luverne baseball fans that hard-throwing pitcher Connor Crabtree does not have triskaidekaphobia.Crabtree, who sports the No. 13 jersey, recorded 11 strikeouts to pace his complete-game pitching performance as American Legion Post 123 fended off Truman Post ...

Summer Run hits course July 30

FAIRMONT - The Fairmont Summer Run has been known by a couple of different names, has featured a variety of race distances, and been held in four different locations during its 38 years of existence.Despite the changes in the oldest continuous run in south central Minnesota, two aspects of the ...

Summer soccer play filling up area fields

FAIRMONT - Fairmont Soccer Association continued summer league action throughout the month of June. The results are as follows:U11 Girls DivisionAssociate Optometry of Fairmont 0, Faribault 0 - Abby Cihoski and Kate Busche combined for nine saves in the scoreless game on June 30. Fairmont made ...

Fairmont VFW 10-runs St. James

FAIRMONT - The wind was blowing and the Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team's bats were swinging. With seven runs in the third inning, Post 1222 took a dominant 12-2 win over St. James Post 1912 in five innings Wednesday at the Winnebago Avenue Sports Complex."It was a good day to hit. The ...