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B.E. Area’s Anderson named a finalist for Mr. Football

BLUE EARTH — From a mathematical perspective, the numbers three and six have proven significant ‘factors’ relative to Blue Earth Area split end/safety Cameron Anderson’s prep football career. The fleet-footed three-year varsity starter earned all-South Central Red District and ...

West Hancock hoopsters sweep pair from North Union

BRITT, Iowa — Iowa Class 2A, No. 8-ranked West Hancock capitalized from the bonus arc to break open a close game with North Union on Friday night. The unbeaten Eagles made three of their dozen 3-pointers in Top of Iowa Conference girls basketball action to trigger a tiebreaking 13-0 run ...

North Union sinks late 3-pointers to hand 1st hoops loss to Forest City

ARMSTRONG — Sam Nielsen’s low-post presence combined with North Union’s second-half defense kept the Warriors within striking distance of previously-unbeaten Forest City before the Von Bank siblings delivered the knockout punch for the home team in overtime. The hard-working Nielsen, ...

Midgets fend off Warriors in Iowa basketball clash, 52-43

ARMSTRONG — North Union head girls basketball coach Merle Tigges and Warriors assistant coach Joel Klocke knew via the Varsity Bound website that Estherville-Lincoln Central had hoisted a combined 87 attempts from behind the 3-point arc in the Midgets’ previous three games. “Our ...

ELC’s balanced attack topples North Union hoopsters

ARMSTRONG — Estherville-Lincoln Central’s balanced offensive attack proved too much for the North Union basketball team to overcome Monday night. Owen Larson produced game-highs of 15 points and five steals to complement three assists to engineer the visiting Midgets’ 71-45 non-league ...

Von Bank sinks 3-pointers, fuels Warriors’ 78-4 basketball rout

BUFFALO CENTER, Iowa — The North Union Warriors girls basketball team did not allow the North Iowa Lady Bison to score a single point during the second half of their Top of Iowa Conference clash Friday night. Vanessa Von Bank connected on four 3-pointers to pace her game-best 18-point ...

B.E. Area’s Ehrich, Anderson captain All-Area football team

BLUE EARTH — Max Ehrich rattled opponents’ shoulder pads like thunder, while Cameron Anderson scorched opposing defenders like lightning as the Blue Earth Area Bucs stormed past all seven of its prep football rivals during a coronavirus-condensed season. Ehrich and Anderson provided South ...

B.E. Area’s Blair selected All-Area volleyball player of the year

BLUE EARTH — Eloise Blair’s progression in the sport of prep volleyball has been as meteoric as her outstanding vertical leap. Blair made her varsity debut for the Blue Earth Area Bucs as an eighth-grade defensive specialist, evolved into one of the best players at libero as a freshman to ...

Area prep student-athletes earn postseason honors

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals and Blue Earth Area Bucs combined to earn four spots on the 2020 all-Big South Conference East Division volleyball teams. Fairmont junior middle hitter Brittney Mosloski and Blue Earth Area sophomore outside spiker Eloise Blair garnered first-team honors ...

Francis, Ziemer top Fairmont Area trap team

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area High School trap team made its debut in the USA Clay Target League’s fall season. After having to cancel the entire spring clay target season due to COVID-19 concerns by the Minnesota State High School League, Fairmont Area chose to compete during the fall ...

Rohman joins pipeline to Augie

One more has joined the growing pipeline from the Martin County Red Bulls to the Augustana Vikings. Jaxson Rohman has committed to becoming the fifth Martin County wrestler to trade his Bull horns for Viking horns, joining current teammate Connor Simmonds and former teammates Payton Anderson, ...

B.E. Area steamrolls by Maple River for sectional crown

BLUE EARTH — Max Ehrich ran the Blue Earth Area Bucs to their second consecutive Section 2AA football championship. No. 1-seeded and Class AA No. 2-ranked BEA completed its perfect COVID-19-shortened season with a 7-0 record after a 39-12 win over No. 2-seeded Maple River on Friday in Blue ...

Jorgensen, Anderson pass Cardinals by Royals in finale, 35-6

WATERTOWN, Minnesota — Mat Mahoney has developed a penchant for passing the football throughout his 14 seasons as Fairmont’s head coach. Quarterback Zach Jorgensen and receiver Eli Anderson proved prime examples of Mahoney’s air-strike offensive philosophy during the Cardinals’ final ...

Fairmont volleyball falls to Pipestone; Jaguars post win

PIPESTONE — The Pipestone Area Arrows posted a 25-6, 25-20, 25-10 shutout over the Fairmont Cardinals during Friday’s season-ending Big South Conference cross-over match in Pipestone. Brittney Mosloski delivered eight kills and connected for one ace behind 7-for-8 serving for Fairmont, ...

Cardinals find road football game with Royals

FAIRMONT — Fairmont athletic director and Cardinals head football coach Mat Mahoney demonstrated his ability to scramble — online, that is. Mahoney’s Cardinals (1-3) will make the 220-mile round trip to Watertown (Minnesota) tonight for a 7 p.m. non-playoff football season finale ...

Machacek powers Bucs’ volleyball to sweep of Jaguars

BLUE EARTH — Alicia Machacek returned from the injury list and powered the Bucs to a season-ending win. Blue Earth Area swept the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars, 25-21, 25-9, 25-21, during a last-minute scheduled nonconference volleyball matchup Thursday night in ...

Area prep sports realigned after Governor’s restrictions announced

FAIRMONT — The already coronavirus-condensed Minnesota high school fall sports seasons became even shorter following the restrictions set forth by Gov. Tim Walz’s public address speech Wednesday night. In an effort to bend the state’s recent fast-rising COVID-19 numbers downward, Walz ...

Raiders sail by Jaguars in 4 games

NORTHROP — Hayley Selby and Olivia Whitmore racked up the kills to lead the Raiders past the Jaguars. Nicollet beat Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 3-1 during volleyball action Tuesday night in Northrop. Selby totaled 14 kills, while Whitmore spiked nine to lead the ...

No. 10 Wabasso runs over MCW in 3A clash; Jaguars fall in 9-Man quarterfinal

WABASSO — The Class A No. 10-ranked Wabasso Rabbits’ three-pronged backfield attack proved too lethal for the short-handed Martin County West Mavericks during Tuesday night’s Section 3A football quarterfinals. Tailback Nick Marotzke amassed 126 rushing yards and two touchdowns, ...

Waseca sweeps Fairmont in Big South volleyball contest

WASECA — Waseca swept Fairmont during Big South Conference volleyball action, 25-20, 25-12, 25-15, Tuesday night in Waseca. Brittney Mosloski led the Cardinals with five kills and five digs, while serving 5-for-6. Sabrina Segar dished out eight set assists, while Cassidy Schultz dug out ...