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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 ...

Pipestone stuns No. 6 B.E. Area football

BLUE EARTH — Pipestone quarterback JT Tinklenberg played a key role in four of the Arrows’ six touchdowns to help pace a 40-21 football victory over the Class AA No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs on Friday night in Pipestone. Running back Koby Nagel, who topped all rushers with 156 yards ...

Fairmont doubles Luverne in district football clash, 40-20

LUVERNE — Jake Harris, Hudson Artz and Wyatt Frank delivered key bursts of speed from two previously-untapped sources, while quarterback Zach Jorgensen played the leading role behind five of Fairmont’s six touchdowns Friday night. Jorgensen threw for 157 yards and three scores to ...

Jaguars scratch Coyotes to end winless streak

GRANADA — The players cheered and showered head coach Bennett Senf with Gatorade when the Jaguars walked off the field with a win for the first time in 749 days. The Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman beat the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Coyotes 36-34 to celebrate Homecoming in a 9-Man ...

Bucs outslug Saints for BSC tennis championship

ST. JAMES — It took 49 hours to capture the Big South Conference girls tennis championship, but Blue Earth Area coach Konny Wolff’s Bucs finally did it. Class A No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area returned to St. James Thursday after its original league championship dual meet was suspended ...

Mavericks stampede by Cardinals, 3-1

FAIRMONT — The Mavericks stormed through the first two sets, but the comeback-minded Cardinals wouldn’t leave without a fight. Martin County West beat Fairmont, 25-14, 25-9, 24-26, 25-21, in a nonconference volleyball match Thursday night on Cardinal court in Fairmont. MCW eased its way ...

Waseca boys soccer edges Fairmont Area, 3-1

WASECA — The Waseca Bluejays netted the only goals of the second half to snap a 1-all tie at intermission to down the Fairmont Area Cardinals, 3-1, during Big South Conference soccer action Thursday in Waseca. Jay Lewer staked the Bluejays to a 1-0 lead with a goal 7:50 into the opening ...

Fairmont makes Week 5 road trip to Luverne

FAIRMONT — The parallels between Mat Mahoney and Todd Oye are a bit uncanny. Oye competed in high school football at Luverne before the 1990 graduate returned to his alma mater’s sideline as head football coach. Oye entered his 18th season this fall with a .658 winning percentage and ...

Cardinal boys soccer edges Crusaders in OT

FAIRMONT — For the first time since Sept. 19, 2016, the Fairmont Area boys soccer team cleared the .500 mark. The Cardinals beat the Mankato Loyola Crusaders 3-2 in overtime during a nonconference boys soccer game Tuesday at Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont, giving the Cardinals a 6-5-1 ...

Waseca blocks Fairmont volleyball in three-game match

FAIRMONT — Fairmont head volleyball coach Kim Breamer and her Cardinal coaching staff knew what to expect of Waseca’s 6-foot hitting tandem of Lexi Herman and Rachel Breck from the two teams’ first Big South clash on Aug. 27. “We prepared for those two (Herman and Breck) in practice, ...

Fairmont girls run to 2nd; boys meet weathered out

MOUNTAIN LAKE — Laura Thompson and Macy Hanson placed second and third overall to guide the Fairmont Cardinal girls cross country team to second place at the St. James Invitational on Tuesday at the Mountain Lake Golf Course. The Class A No. 4-ranked Thompson collected runner-up individual ...

Fairmont tennis bests New Ulm; Big South finale suspended

NEW ULM — Fairmont head coach Eric Johnson shuffled his Cardinal girls tennis lineup Tuesday and exited the New Ulm courts with a 6-1 regular-season victory over the hometown Eagles. Claire Nemmers and Briana Joseph, Fairmont’s regular Nos. 1 and 2 singles players, respectively, joined ...