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Steinhaus dishes out a grand assist

When Lydia Steinhaus walked into Martin Luther High School Tuesday, she had no idea what she was about to see. She walked in to view signs being made reading “Congrats Lou Lou, 1,000,” letting Steinhaus know she was nearing the 1,000 career volleyball assist mark. “As a freshman, ...

Baarts crowns No. 9 Fairmont’s Homecoming victory

FAIRMONT — Fairmont senior cornerback/flanker Caden Baarts reigned like a king during his last Homecoming football game at Mahoney Field on Friday night. Baarts generated a game-best 104 yards and three touchdowns on six carries, amassed a game-high 104 yards and two more scores on five ...

Fairmont singles, BEA doubles players gain 3A semifinals

ST. PETER — Both of Fairmont’s singles players and Blue Earth Area’s pair of doubles entries all qualified for Day 2 of the Section 3A individual girls tennis meet. Sophomores Claire Nemmers and Briana Joseph, Fairmont’s regular respective Nos. 1 and 2 singles netters, generated ...

No. 1 West Hancock flattens North Union, 62-8

ARMSTRONG — West Hancock showed why it is ranked No. 1 in Class A. The Eagles bulldozed the North Union Warriors 62-8 in an Iowa District 3 football clash Friday night in Armstrong. “It’s tough, they’re (the Eagles) No. 1 in the state for a reason,” said North Union head coach ...

B.E. Area nets Class A state team tennis bid

ST. PETER — “I’m playing the lineup that’s gotten this far in the (Section 3A team) tournament, so why switch now?” Blue Earth Area head girls tennis coach Konny Wolff said prior to her Class A No. 6-ranked Bucs’ championship meet against the No. 8-ranked St. James Area Saints on ...

Fairmont runs to 2nd, 5th at I-90 Invite

FAIRMONT — After a one-year hiatus, a Fairmont girl reclaimed the individual crown at the I-90 cross country meet in Fairmont. Laura Thompson dominated the girls race at Cedar Creek Park, with a course-, race- and school-record time of 18:53.3, beating the old race record of ...

Blue Earth Area outlasts Fairmont in 5-game volleyball clash

FAIRMONT — “With as young a team as we are this season, I can’t focus on the win column. I have to look for little victories in each player every match,” said Blue Earth Area head coach Donna Nawrocki. “Once we start to piece together some of those individual improvements, the team ...

Trojans boys soccer edges Cardinals, 2-1

FAIRMONT — Two second-half goals lifted the Trojans. Worthington beat the Fairmont Area Cardinals 2-1 in a Big South Conference boys soccer matchup, ending the Cardinals regular season with a record of 7-8-1. The Cardinals wait for today’s seeding announcement to find out who and where ...

Fairmont hosts Belle Plaine for Homecoming

FAIRMONT — A second consecutive game against an undefeated South Central Silver District opponent. “I almost forgot that we’re playing another district game this week,” Fairmont head football coach Mat Mahoney said in reference to his Cardinals’ 7 p.m. Homecoming clash against the ...

I-90 Meet set to hit Cedar Park

FAIRMONT — From 2014 through 2017, a Fairmont girl won the I-90 Invitational as an individual. This year a member of the Class A, No. 7-ranked Cardinals will look to restart the streak. Four of the top five individual runners from both the boys and girls races in the 2018 I-90 Invite are ...

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Cardinals No. 3 seed in section FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Area Cardinals girls soccer team earned the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Section 2A playoffs. The Cardinals, who merited two byes in the sectional bracket, will open the postseason by playing host to a quarterfinal game on Saturday, ...

Cardinals girls soccer outkicks Tigers, 6-0

FAIRMONT — Rayah Quiring’s rare non-start proved a positive factor during Tuesday night’s windy and rainy Big South Conference game on the swampy turf at Kot Soccer Complex. The 6-foot sophomore striker emerged from the dry shelter of the Cardinals’ canvas soccer shelter 15 minutes ...

Cyclones outslug Jaguars in 5 sets

NORTHROP — The St. Clair Cyclones used 12 ace serves to take a 3-2 Valley Conference volleyball win against the Martin Luther/ Granda-Huntley-East Chain/ Truman Jaguars on Tuesday in Northrop. The Jaguars served 16 aces in the loss, falling by set scores of 15-25, 25-12, 26-24, 16-25 and ...

Maple River edges Fairmont in 3A tennis quarterfinal

OWATONNA — The No. 6-seeded Maple River Eagles swept the doubles bracket, including a pair of three-setters, and netted a win at No. 1 singles to pace a 4-3 upset victory over the No. 3-seeded Fairmont Cardinals during Tuesday’s Section 3A Team Meet tennis quarterfinals at the Owatonna ...

Armstrong powers Bucs to BSC title

For the second straight year, Te’a Armstrong is helping lead the Class A No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs from the No. 1 singles position in tennis. “She’s always there to help out,” BEA head coach Konny Wolff said of Armstrong. “She’s a great asset for the younger girls. She’s ...

Bucs coast to Section 3A team tennis victory

BLUE EARTH — Class A, No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area swept its way into the semifinal round of the Section 3A team tennis tournament. The No. 1-seeded Bucs beat the No. 8-seeded River Valley Wildcats (combination of Sleepy Eye United and Springfield) 7-0 in the first round of the section ...

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Fairmont tennis opens 3A action FAIRMONT — The No. 3-seeded Fairmont girls tennis team plays No. 6-seeded Maple River at 1 p.m. today at the Owatonna Indoor Courts in a Section 3A Team Meet quarterfinal dual meet. • 7th-grade grid team wins pair FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinal ...

Hoye fuels Cardinals’ 4-0 win over Eagles

FAIRMONT — Kaleb Hoye has a knack for scoring goals at the expense of the Southwest Minnesota Christian Eagles soccer team. Hoye’s sharpshooting feet played an important role — a game-best hat trick and one assist — in the Fairmont Area Cardinals’ 4-0 shutout over the Eagles on ...

B.E. Area mixed tennis duo nets 1st at SJA Invite

BLUE EARTH — The Big South Conference champion and Class A No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs tennis team shuffled its lineup for the regular-season St. James Area individual tournament on Saturday. McKenna Dutton and Macie Stevermer combined to produce a 3-0 record to capture top honors at ...

Fairmont volleyball goes 1-3 at TCU Invitational

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals volleyball lineup compiled a 1-3 record during the Tri-City United Invitational on Saturday in Montgomery. Cassidy Schultz pounded seven kills and recorded three blocks to help pace Fairmont’s official 23-25, 25-14 win over ...