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MCA’s Segar earns all-state gymnastics honors

CHAMPLIN PARK — Martin County Area all-arounder Sabrina Segar literally saved her best for last — more than once on Friday night. The Magic senior captain’s fourth and final appearance at the Class A individual state gymnastics meet at Champlin Park High School proved an incredible ...

MCA’s Segar to compete in Class A state all-around

FAIRMONT — Four years in a row. Martin County Area senior Sabrina Segar will run the Class A individual state gymnastics meet’s gamut one more time Friday night, but under different circumstances during the pandemic-impacted 2021 elite event. First, Segar doubled the number of individual ...

No. 1 Waseca downs B.E. Area for South Sub-Section hoops crown

WASECA — Waseca’s school staff hung up new nets Wednesday night and the Bluejays boys basketball team snapped them all game. The Class AA No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Waseca Bluejays made 35 of 55 shots from the field for 63.6 percent to build an 86-65 win over the No. 2-seeded Blue Earth ...

Red Bulls, Bucs wrestle their way to state again

For the third time in four years, the Class AA No. 3-ranked Martin County Red Bulls will compete in the state team wrestling meet. Because of COVID-related changes to the tournament format, instead of an eight-team bracket taking up a full day, the Red Bulls will compete in a final four ...

WEM presses by MCW in South Sub-Section hoops final

WATERVILLE — Waterville-Elysian-Morristown head girls basketball coach Ty Kaus was hesistant about Kylie Pittmann’s playing status prior to Tuesday night’s postseason game. Kaus, however, taped his 5-foot-9 senior forward’s wrist, received a thumbs-up from her, penciled No. 22 into the ...

10U girls hockey team finish unbeaten in district

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont 10U girls hockey team netted back-to-back wins March 13-14 at Martin County Arena to cap its undefeated district season in Fairmont. Fairmont utilized balanced scoring and netminder Nola Hazard’s seven saves to post a 4-2 victory over Dodge County on March ...

Four Red Bulls earn individual state wrestling bids

REDWOOD FALLS — The Red Bull senior core is headed back to the Class AA state wrestling tournament. Four members of the Martin County varsity lineup made their way through the inaugural Section 2AA-3AA individual super sectional Saturday morning in Redwood Falls. No. 1-ranked 126-pounder ...

Blue Earth Area grappling trio qualify for state meet

WINDOM — The public address announcer acknowledged the 150th win of Blue Earth Area senior Max Ehrich’s esteemed prep wrestling career after Saturday’s Section 2A-3A individual meet’s 160-pound semifinals. Ironically, Ehrich’s 151st victory proved even more historic as his 5-4 ...

MCA’s Segar nets individual gymnastics state berth

JACKSON — Martin County Area senior gymnast Sabrina Segar qualified for one final Class A state meet. Segar and champion Hali Bullerman of Worthington captured the two state-qualifying all-around bids during Saturday’s Section 3 Meet. Bullerman generated a first-place total of 36.4 to ...

Waseca downs Fairmont in 2AA South basketball semifinal

WASECA — Waseca’s “bigs” delivered big numbers to help the Bluejays capture the decisive game of their three basketball clashes with Fairmont in an abbreviated 2021 season. Starting center Camryn McQuery and reserve post player Kloe Wadd combined for 29 points and 11 boards to guide ...

Anderson, Martin Co. West quiet Cyclones in 2A South clash

TRIMONT — The Mavericks are on to the finals. No. 2-seeded Martin County West beat the No. 3-seeded St. Clair Cyclones, 62-53, during Section 2A ,South Sub-Section semifinal basketball action Friday night in Trimont. With the win, the Mavericks (14-5) move on to face top-seeded ...

Fairmont Area’s Householder collects 100th career point

FAIRMONT — For the third consecutive year, Mackenzie Householder led the Fairmont Area Cardinals’ offense. Householder’s 19 points, on the strength of 13 goals and six assists, topped the Cardinals’ statistical charts during the recently-completed 2020-21 season. Her goal total stood ...

Pooley triggers Fairmont’s comeback playoff win over JCC

FAIRMONT — Trailing by 10 with five minutes remaining in regulation, Fairmont head basketball coach Jared Thompson needed to find an offensive spark to trigger a potential cardiac comeback in Thursday night’s playoff clash against Jackson County Central at Cardinal Gym. Freshman guard ...

B.E. Area hoopsters hold off Medford in 2AA playoffs

BLUE EARTH — Fifteen lead changes and nine ties. No. 2-seeded Blue Earth Area took a back-and-forth 68-58 win over the No. 7-seeded Medford Tigers during Section 2AA, South Sub-Section quarterfinal action Thursday night. With the win, Blue Earth Area (14-4) moves on to play host to No. ...

Martin Co. West plunders Raiders in 2A hoops clash

SHERBURN — Last year the Martin County West Mavericks exited the basketball playoffs with a 73-40 loss to the Nicollet Raiders. This year the No. 4-seeded Mavericks avenged that loss by routing the No. 5-seeded Raiders 65-51 in Class 2A, South Sub-Section quarterfinal basketball action ...

Cardinals cage Panthers in Section 2AA girls hoops quarterfinal

FAIRMONT — Both times the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers inched within striking distance of Fairmont in the first half on Wednesday night, junior forward Rayah Quiring lended a helpful hand to keep the Cardinals in the driver’s seat. Quiring drilled half of her game-best ...

Whitehead helps pace MCW’s Section 2A win over MLAC

TRIMONT — Emily Anderson snapped the nets in the first half and teammate Marissa Whitehead kept Martin County West ahead in the second. Anderson and Whitehead combined to score 29 points for the No. 2-seeded Mavericks in a 55-43 Section 2A, South Sub-Section quarterfinal basketball win ...

Tigers’ balance helps eliminate Jaguars in 2A clash

GRANADA — The No. 5-seeded Springfield Tigers’ balanced scoring attack and 10 steals on defense helped down the No. 4-seeded Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars, 52-38, in Section 2A, South Sub-Section quarterfinal basketball action Wednesday night in Granada. Courtney ...

11 Red Bulls gain super wrestling sectional

REDWOOD FALLS — Seven members of the Class AA No. 3-ranked Martin County lineup stayed undefeated during Day 1 of the Section 3AA individual tournament Tuesday night in Redwood Falls, while four more Red Bulls are still competing in the wrestleback finals for third place. “Our wrestlers ...