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Red Bulls’ state wrestling champ overcomes torn ACLs

SHERBURN — Two torn ACLs couldn’t keep Martin County Red Bulls senior wrestler Payton Anderson from becoming the Class AA 152-pound state champion. Anderson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Week 3 of the Martin County West Mavericks’ football season and missed ...

Fairmont basketball outlasts Luverne in 3AA playoff game

WINDOM — Survive and advance. No. 2-seeded Fairmont capitalized from the free throw line and on the boards to withstand No. 3-seeded Luverne’s cardiac comeback during the final 5 minutes of Thursday night’s Section 3AA, South Sub-Section basketball semifinal in Windom. Post player ...

B.E. Area hoopsters eliminate Maple River in 2AA playoff clash

MANKATO — Blue Earth Area sank 20 of 24 attempts from the charity stripe to propel the Bucs into the Section 2AA, South Sub-Section championship game. No. 2-seeded BEA used its 20 points at the free throw line to take a 59-52 sub-section semifinal win over No. 3-seeded Maple River on ...

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Cardinals, Bucs hoopsters hit road for playoffs FAIRMONT — Both the Fairmont Cardinals and Blue Earth Area Bucs boys basketball teams will hit the road for postseason tournament action on Thursday night. No. 2-seeded Fairmont plays No. 3-seeded Luverne in a 7:30 p.m. Section 3AA, South ...

Red Bulls’ Anderson wins state wrestling crown; area 8 earn medals

ST. PAUL — Payton Anderson flexed toward the crowd, tossed his headgear to Martin County Red Bulls head coach Adam Williamson, shook hands with his opponent and had his hand raised on Saturday night as the MSHSL Class AA 152-pound individual state wrestling champion. “I was just thinking, ...

Frank, Fairmont hand 3AA playoff loss to Windom Area

FAIRMONT — Wyatt Frank donned a small protective padded brace on his left hand, but it didn’t slow down Fairmont’s 6-foot-7 senior center during Saturday night’s basketball playoff opener. Frank unleashed yet another game-best double-double performance of 24 points and 17 rebounds to ...

Four Red Bulls march to Class AA state individual semifinals

ST. PAUL — Four Martin County Red Bulls advanced through Day 1 of the Minnesota State High School League’s Class AA individual state wrestling tournament unscathed. No. 2-ranked 126-pounder Jaxson Rohman, No. 2-ranked 138-pounder Connor Simmonds, No. 2-ranked 152-pounder Payton Anderson ...

BEA’s Ehrich, Peterson to vie for Class A state individual medals

ST. PAUL — Seven Blue Earth Area Bucs entered the Class A state individual wrestling tournament Friday, now only two remain. No. 3-ranked 160-pounder Max Ehrich is the lone Buc remaining with a chance at a state title, winning both of his first two matches Friday. “Just hard work all ...

Waseca fends off Fairmont in 2AA; Springfield downs Jaguars in 2A

MANKATO — Friday night’s initial Section 2AA, South Sub-Section girls basketball semifinal pitted a team seeking to return to state contention against a vastly-improved defensive-oriented youthful roster. Waseca’s 5-foot-11 senior tandem of Rachel Breck and Hannah Potter combined for 25 ...

Red Bulls place 2nd at Class AA state team wrestling tournament

ST. PAUL — For the second time in three years, the Martin County Red Bulls are taking home silver medals from the Minnesota State High School League team state wrestling tournament. The No. 3-ranked and second-seeded Red Bulls put together wins of 53-15 and 32-30 over Orono and Foley, ...

Blue Earth Area earns 3rd at Class A state mat meet

ST. PAUL — After 18 years without a team state tournament appearance, Blue Earth Area is going home as the No. 3 team in Class A. The No. 5-ranked Bucs came back late to beat No. 9-ranked Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Southland 34-32, fell to eventual wrestling state champion No. 1-ranked ...

Jaguars knock out Knights in Section 2A basketball opener

NORTHROP — Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain’s boys basketball team converted swarming defense into instant offense to open the Section 2A, South playoffs. Carter Spear produced a game-best 21 points and distributed a game-high six assists, while Adam Heckman delivered a ...

Area 16 individual wrestlers gear up for state meet

ST. PAUL — Sixteen area wrestlers are one step closer to their ultimate goal — a state championship. The Martin County Red Bulls — a cooperative program between Fairmont, Martin County West and Granada-Huntley-East Chain — and the Blue Earth Area Bucs are set for the respective Class ...

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Jaguars’ playoff game in Northrop GRANADA — The Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars boys basketball team tips off the Section 2A, South Sub-Section playoffs on Thursday night at Martin Luther High School in Northrop. The game was inadvertently listed as being played ...

State team wrestling kicks off today

2020 Minnesota Prep Wrestling State Tournament At Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Thursday, Feb. 27 Class A Team Quarterfinals (9 a.m. starts) • No. 4 Blue Earth Area vs. No. 5 Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Southland • Badger/Greenbush/Middle River vs. No. 1 Long ...

Prep basketball playoffs continue tonight

Boys Basketball Section 2A, South 1st-Round Games Thursday, Feb. 27 • Alden-Conger vs. Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain in Northrop, 7 p.m. • United South Central @ St. Clair, 7 p.m. • Madelia @ Mankato Loyola, 7 p.m. Quarterfinals Saturday, Feb. 29 • ...

Fairmont hoopsters oust Maple River in 2AA playoff clash

FAIRMONT — Every time the No. 5-seeded Maple River Eagles whittled No. 4-seeded Fairmont’s lead to two possessions, the trio of Madysen Allen, Cadence Becker and Brittney Mosloski restored the Cardinals’ margin to a comfortable distance Monday night. Allen poured in a career-best 20 ...

Jaguars scratch Cyclones in 2A basketball contest, 40-38

ST. CLAIR — Lydia Steinhaus topped a balanced scoring attack with eight points as the No. 6-seeded Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars upended the No. 3-seeded St. Clair Cyclones, 40-38, during Section 2A, South Sub-Section quarterfinal basketball action Monday night in ...

Frank, Fairmont rout TCU cagers, 75-37

MONTGOMERY — Fairmont center Wyatt Frank continued his torrid scoring pace by netting a game-best 24 points to power the Fairmont Cardinals’ 75-37 regular-season basketball rout of the Tri-City United Titans on Monday night. Frank connected on 7 of 11 field goals and 10 of 12 free throws ...