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Jorgensen, Fairmont trample St. Peter, 41-19

ST. PETER — Zach Jorgensen looks like the legitimate heir apparent at quarterback for the Fairmont football team, both through the air and on the ground. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound sophomore signal-caller completed 10 of 18 passes for a game-best 267 yards and four touchdowns to complement ...

Bucs stay perfect, cage Panthers

NEW RICHLAND — Koby Nagel was a touchdown-scoring machine. Nagel scored four rushing and added one receiving TD in the first half of Blue Earth Area’s 57-6 thrashing of the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers in non-district football action Friday night in New ...

No. 6 B.E. Area tennis outslugs Fairmont, 5-2

FAIRMONT — A hard-hitting, down-to-the-wire girls tennis classic between a pair of Section 3A rivals. The Class A No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs displayed their mettle by rallying from a pair of one-set deficits to garner both full three-set doubles matches to help fend off upset-minded ...

Tigers boys soccer scratches Cardinals, 2-1

FAIRMONT — The teams played 80 minutes, but the final one made the difference. The Marshall Tigers scored a last-minute goal to take a 2-1 win over the Fairmont Area Cardinals in a Big South Conference matchup at Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont on Thursday. With the score tied at 1 and 45 ...

Fairmont’s Thompson 2nd, Saari 12th at Smith cross country invite

MONTGOMERY — The Fairmont girls ran to ninth place, while the Cardinal boys placed 14th in the Gerry Smith cross country invitational Thursday. Class A No. 4-ranked individual Laura Thompson led the Fairmont girls with her second-place finish behind Waseca’s Ella Dufault. Dufault finished ...

Jaguars outspike Crusaders, 3-0

MANKATO — Middle hitter Michaelah Petrowiak pounded out a dozen kills to help propel the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars to a three-game sweep over the Mankato Loyola Crusaders on Thursday night in Mankato. The visiting Jaguars captured the Valley Conference shutout ...

FHS football hits road to St. Peter for Week 2

FAIRMONT — St. Peter quarterback Wyatt Olson completed 16 of 25 passes for 255 yards and five touchdowns during the Saints’ season-opening 41-0 football victory over Sibley East last Thursday night in Arlington. “We figured we’d be able to run the ball on them, but they (Sibley East) ...

Fairmont Area boys soccer zips Waseca

FAIRMONT — The Cardinals are flying on an upward trajectory. Fairmont Area beat the Waseca Bluejays 1-0 in a Big South Conference boys soccer match Tuesday night at Kot Soccer Complex, for their second consecutive win. The lone goal came off the left boot of Juan Santana Sanz, his third ...

Balanced St. Peter spikers floor Fairmont, 3-1

FAIRMONT — St. Peter’s veteran volleyball lineup utilized its collective varsity experience to overpower Fairmont’s youthful roster during the Cardinals’ home-opener Tuesday night. Senior setter Paige Hewitt controlled the Big South Conference match’s tempo from beginning to end, ...

Becker powers Cardinals girls soccer to OT win

WASECA — Fairmont Area striker Joni Becker produced a hat trick, including delivering the game-winning goal in overtime, during an early pivotal Big South Conference soccer clash Tuesday night in Waseca. With the league contest knotted at 3-all, Joni Becker took a pass from Rayah Quiring ...

Cardinals tennis shuts out Trojans; No. 6 BEA bests Luverne

WORTHINGTON — Only one match needed a third set in the Fairmont Cardinals’ decisive 7-0 Big South Conference girls tennis victory over the Worthington Trojans on Tuesday. Claire Nemmers eased her way to a 6-1, 6-3 win against Kessey Aljets at the first singles spot, while Briana Joseph ...

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Becker on hot hitting streak PASCO, Washington — Luke Becker’s potent swing has returned. Becker pounded out seven hits during his last 15 at-bats to produce eight RBI during his last four games with the Tri-City Dust Devils. Becker, who generated four RBI during last Thursday’s ...

Martin Co. West spikers net 1-3 mark at Adrian Invite

ADRIAN — The Martin County West Mavericks volleyball lineup officially netted a 1-3 mark during the Adrian Invitational Saturday. Emily Dunlop, Gabby Lange and Makena Larson equally combined for 15 kills to power the Mavericks to an opening-round victory via points, 26-24, 25-27, against ...

Marshall, Raini run by Fairmont in football opener

FAIRMONT — Last year’s Class AAA state football runner-up Fairmont’s 2019 season-opener literally proved to be a Raini Friday night at Mahoney Field. Marshall senior tailback Gabe Raini, that is. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Raini utilized his elusive running style and uncanny balance to ...

Martin Co. West gridders stampede Windom, 43-0

WINDOM — Payton Anderson ran for 110 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Martin County West Mavericks football team to a 43-0 win over the Windom Area Eagles on Friday night in Windom. Jaxson Rohman added 105 yards on the ground, while MCW quarterback Wyatt Geistfeld contributed ...

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Waterville ends Martins’ state run DELANO — The Waterville Indians edged the Fairmont Martins, 3-2, during the Minnesota Class C state amateur baseball tournament’s Round of 16 play Friday night. The Martins ended the season with a 26-8 overall record. Waterville advances to face ...

Bonks adds to Hall of Fame coaching resume

FAIRMONT — Into another Hall of Fame goes Bob Bonk. The legendary Fairmont Cardinals track & field and cross country mentor will be enshrined in the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Oct. 12. Though Bonk was elected to the MSHSCA cross country Hall of ...

Fairmont tennis team fends off Albert Lea, 4-3

FAIRMONT — Libby Totzke and Anika Haugen caught their collective second wind between the second and third sets to reel off a pivotal 6-2 final-set victory during Thursday’s nonconference dual tennis meet at the Cardinal Courts. Totzke and Haugen rallied for a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win at third ...

Fairmont Area girls soccer flattens Loyola, 8-0

FAIRMONT — Cadence Becker earned a unique shutout Thursday night — the Fairmont Area sophomore goalkeeper did not have to make a single save at Kot Soccer Complex. The high-octane Cardinals rarely allowed the ball into their defensive half, outshooting the Mankato Loyola Crusaders by a ...

Blue Earth Area football steamrolls Maple River in opener, 29-0

MAPLETON — Blue Earth Area utilized the one-two punch of Gavin Storbeck’s passing and Koby Nagel’s rushing to ease by Maple River, 29-0, in season-opening prep football action in Mapleton on Thursday night. Storbeck completed 13 of 20 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns, while Nagel ...