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Martin Co. West clinches Valley Conference softball crown

WELCOME — The Martin County West Mavericks clinched the Valley Conference softball championship on Tuesday. Alyssa Williamson fired a complete game, while the Maverick offense pounded out a dozen hits to pace a 7-2 conference victory over the Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights at Fox ...

Lions roar by Cardinals in tennis dual

FAIRMONT — Schaeffer Academy senior Dane Bothun acutely defined the term ‘student-athlete’ prior to the Lions’ regular-season dual tennis meet against Fairmont on Monday at the Cardinal Courts. Bothun outdueled Tyrell Zieske in a hard-hitting slugfest at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-2, to ...

B.E. Area places 3rd, 4th at BSC small school track divisional

LUVERNE — The Blue Earth Area girls track & field team garnered six medals to pace a third-place showing, while the Buc boys lineup generated 10 individual top-three finishes to net fourth place during Saturday’s Big South Conference small school divisional meet. Eloise Blair and ...

B.E. Area softball declaws Jaguars, 8-3

NORTHROP — Emma Dahl tripled, singled and produced a game-best three RBIs to help power the Blue Earth Area Bucs to an 8-3 triumph over the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/ Truman Jaguars during non-league softball action Monday night. Grace Roiger went 2-for-4 for the Bucs, while ...

North Union girls golfers advance to Iowa regional finals

LIVERMORE, Iowa — The North Union Warriors’ girls golf lineup earned runner-up team honors during Monday’s Iowa Class 1A, Region 3B tournament to advance to the regional championship round. Host Bishop Garrigan produced four of the top five individual scores to win the Region 3B team ...

Fairmont 1st, 2nd at Big South big school divisional meet

WASECA — For the third time in the past four years, the Fairmont Cardinal boys are Big South Conference big school divisional track & field champions. The Fairmont boys held five golds, three silvers and a bronze medal to build their champion team score of 144, while the Cardinals ...

Stevens, St. Peter shut out Fairmont softball, 3-0

FAIRMONT — Olivia Stevens’ accurate pitching arm and potent aluminum bat powered the St. Peter Saints to a 3-0 Big South Conference triumph over the Fairmont Cardinals during softball action Saturday at Cardinal Park. Stevens recorded a game-best seven strikeouts and did not issue a walk ...

Ramblers knock off Cardinal tennis team

WINONA — The Cotter Ramblers swept the singles bracket to pace a 6-1 non-league boys tennis triumph over the Fairmont Cardinals on Friday. Fairmont’s third doubles combination of Jack Hagen and Ian Fortune prevented a shutout by outlasting Hunter Ramsden and Aidan Carlson. Ramsden and ...

Fairmont boys golf team 12th at Red Wing Invite

RED WING — Fairmont senior Tanner DeWar and freshman Alexander Moeller each carded 18-hole rounds of 87 to pace the Cardinals’ 12th-place showing in the Red Wing Invitational on Friday. DeWar and Moeller shared 36th place overall to pace Fairmont’s team total of 360 at the Mississippi ...

Tigers halt Cardinals’ winning streak at 8

FAIRMONT — The Marshall Tigers literally walked by the Fairmont Cardinals during a clash of Big South Conference baseball titans Friday at Herb Wolf Field. The Tigers scratched out nine runs on only four hits, but drew a total of 10 bases-on-balls from three Cardinal pitchers to help ...

Bulldogs double score on Mavericks softball

WELCOME — Four three-run innings propelled the Bulldogs. Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton beat the Martin County West Mavericks 10-5 in a Valley Conference softball matchup Friday in Welcome. JWP got the offensive outburst started in the top of the first inning. Halle Satre lined a single ...

Blue Earth Area tandem signs to play baseball for BLC

BLUE EARTH — A pair of battery mates are heading to Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. After growing up playing together, Hunter Bleess will continue to pitch to catcher Karson Legred in college. The pair signed letters of intent to play for Bethany on Monday. “It’s really ...

North Union golf team advances to district

NEWELL, Iowa — The North Union boys golf team placed high enough to advance to the district meet during Iowa Class 1A sectional play Friday at Newell Municipal Golf Course. The Warriors placed third overall with a team score of 355, while Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire finished second ...

Crissinger’s walkoff HR tops Fairmont’s 1-0 win over B.E. Area

FAIRMONT — Taylor Crissinger finally figured out the delivery trajectory and made the softball exit the yard at Cardinal Park on Thursday. Crissinger hammered a walkoff solo home run over the left-field fence with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to engineer the Fairmont ...

Cardinal netters serve 5-2 loss to Bucs

FAIRMONT — It seemed many of the Cardinals didn’t want to stay out in the cold for long. Fairmont beat Blue Earth Area 5-2 in boys tennis action Thursday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont, with Fairmont taking the needed four points to win in an hour and a half. The Cardinals’ second ...

Fairmont baseball trips BEA in 11, wins 8th in a row

BLUE EARTH — It took four extra innings, but the Fairmont Cardinal baseball team extended its winning streak to eight in a row on Thursday at Veterans Park in Blue Earth. Dustin Schultz’s RBI double with one out in the top of the 11th inning opened the proverbial offensive floodgates for ...

Fairmont girls golf lineup places 3rd at invite

BUFFALO LAKE — Fairmont junior golfer Bergen Senf continued her low-scoring ways in Thursday’s unseasonably-cool temperatures at Oakdale Golf Club. Senf produced a team-leading 11 pars to capture runner-up individual medalist accolades in guiding the Cardinals to third place overall ...

B.E. Area boys tracksters 2nd at True Team sectional

MAPLETON — Who will earn a wild-card bid to next week’s Class A True Team state track & field meet at Stillwater High School? Both Blue Earth Area boys and girls lineups, along with the Martin County West girls roster, will play the waiting game prior to this weekend’s paper chase ...

Fairmont softball sweeps pair with Waseca

FAIRMONT — Fairmont doubled its seasonal victories by sweeping a twinbill with the Waseca Bluejays during Big South Conference softball action Tuesday at Cardinal Park. Ace right-hander Jordan Ehlert fired a two-hit complete-game shutout, in addition to scoring the opener’s only run on ...

Fairmont boys 3rd, girls 5th at True Team Section

MARSHALL — The Fairmont Cardinal boys team used four first-place finishes, along with eight top-five finishes, to take third overall at the True Team Section 2AA track & field meet in Marshall on Tuesday night. The Fairmont girls placed fifth as a team with 483.5 points, including seven ...