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Fairmont softball sweeps pair with Waseca

FAIRMONT — Fairmont doubled its seasonal victories by sweeping a twinbill with the Waseca Bluejays during Big South Conference softball action Tuesday at Cardinal Park. Ace right-hander Jordan Ehlert fired a two-hit complete-game shutout, in addition to scoring the opener’s only run on ...

Fairmont boys 3rd, girls 5th at True Team Section

MARSHALL — The Fairmont Cardinal boys team used four first-place finishes, along with eight top-five finishes, to take third overall at the True Team Section 2AA track & field meet in Marshall on Tuesday night. The Fairmont girls placed fifth as a team with 483.5 points, including seven ...

Fairmont tennis nets win over Redwood Valley

REDWOOD FALLS — The Fairmont Cardinals captured three of the four singles matches to help engineer a 5-2 Big South Conference boys tennis victory over the Redwood Valley Cardinals on Tuesday in Redwood Falls. Thomas Klanderud coasted to back-to-back 6-0 set wins over Ari Shaw-Kerkhoff at ...

DeWar powers Fairmont to golf win over MCW

FAIRMONT — Tanner DeWar carded an even-par medalist score of 37 to power the Fairmont Cardinals to a 178-202 non-league golf victory over the Martin County West Mavericks on Tuesday at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont. DeWar birdied the par-3 fifth hole and the par-4 ninth hole to ...

Fairmont baseball extends winning streak to 6

FAIRMONT — Effective emergency relief pitching, efficient hitting, solid defense and yes, a little bit of luck, helped the Fairmont Cardinal baseball team extend its winning streak to six in a row Monday. Zach Soelter’s slow infield roller was thrown away at first base, allowing Tyson ...

B.E. Area’s late comeback trips Fairmont softball, 3-2

BLUE EARTH — One inning was all the Bucs needed. Blue Earth Area beat the Fairmont Cardinals 3-2 in Big South Conference softball action Monday. Through 5 1/2 innings, the Cardinals were up 2-0, but the Bucs used four consecutive hits and an error to score their three runs and take the ...

Senf powers Fairmont golfers to 2nd at Byron Invite

BYRON — The Fairmont Cardinal girls golf team placed second with a score of 361 at the Byron Invitational at Somerby Golf Course in Byron on Monday. Bergen Senf earned medalist honors with her 18-hole round of 42-37-79 to lead the Cardinals. Maggy Totzke shot a 41-45-86, but lost a ...

Medalist trio tops Fairmont girls golf’s invite crown

FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s girls golfers proved the ultimate multi-taskers during Saturday’s eight-team Cardinal Invitational at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont. Bergen Senf, Maggy Totzke and Isabell Geiger earned top-seven medalist honors to power the hometown Cardinals to a first-place ...

Cardinal boys golfers share 3rd place at own invite

FAIRMONT — Three tough holes sank the Fairmont Cardinals at the Cardinal golf invite Saturday at Rose Lake Golf Club. St. Peter came out on top in the invitational with a team score of 329, one stroke ahead of New Ulm’s runner-up 330. St. Peter’s Carter Doose led the way with a ...

Fairmont baseball wins pair at Windom Invite

WINDOM — The Fairmont Cardinals baseball team extended its winning streak to five in a row by capturing two games on Saturday in Windom. Tyson Geerdes doubled and scored the game-winning run via a walk-off, bases-loaded walk issued to Eli Anderson with no outs in the bottom of the eighth ...

Fairmont tennis posts 1-2 record during 2-day span

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinal boys tennis team compiled a 1-2 record during a two-day span on the road. Fairmont swept the doubles bracket to pace a 6-1 victory over the Stewartville Tigers on Friday in Stewartville. Jeb Green and Pete Ortega combined court skills at No. 1 doubles to ...

St. Clair boys pocket 4th straight Sentinel Relays crown

FAIRMONT — The St. Clair Cyclones claimed their fourth consecutive Class A victory at the Sentinel Relays on Friday at Bob Bonk track in Fairmont. St. Clair put up an excellent 184 points on 11 golds, three silvers and five bronze finishes, while second-place Martin County West scored 106 ...

Cardinals win 6th straight Relays girls AA crown

FAIRMONT — Six consecutive Sentinel Relays’ Class AA girls track & field championships and counting. Fairmont assembled an impressive display of speed, power and finesse to produce seven gold-medal performances, eight silver-medal efforts and four more of the bronze variety during ...

Fairmont boys tracksters regain AA Sentinel crown

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinal boys dominated the Sentinel Relays on Friday at Bob Bonk track in Fairmont. The Cardinals continued the trend of the meet’s first-place trophy changing hands between Fairmont and Hutchinson, with Hutchinson placing second with 127.33 points to Fairmont’s ...

Mavericks fend off Coyotes in ‘A’ Relays class

FAIRMONT — Martin County West’s girls track & field team members held the Sentinel Relays’ Class A trophy for a brief moment late Friday night in Fairmont, but had to give it back — momentarily. After the rain-soaked pole vault results were tabulated 5 minutes later, the Mavericks ...

MCW’s Geistfeld hurls no-hitter at Nicollet

WELCOME — Seven innings, three walks, no runs, no hits. That was Wyatt Geistfeld’s pitching line during his no-hitter Thursday when the Martin County West Mavericks beat the Nicollet Raiders 7-0 in Welcome during Valley Conference baseball action. “I didn’t really feel any ...

Fairmont tennis nets 4-3 win over St. Peter

ST. PETER — Fairmont singles netter Thomas Klanderud and the Cardinals’ doubles combination of Evan Carlson and Aaron Hendricks produced pivotal three-set victories to pace a 4-3 team tennis triumph over the St. Peter Saints on Thursday in St. Peter. Tied at 3-all team-wise, Klanderud and ...

Bahr breaks 50 clay targets to top Fairmont Area

FAIRMONT — Tucker Bahr connected on all 50 of his shots for a perfect score Wednesday to top the Fairmont Area clay target lineup for the second time in three weeks. Bahr broke two sets of 25 to match teammate Jacob Bocock’s perfect shooting from Week 2, while Jedidiah Fowler and Max ...

Geerdes selected as Sentinel Relays’ honorary referee

FAIRMONT — “Are we ready? Streeeeetch. That’s one. Reach ... just a little more. That’s two. ... Good, good. Three. ... Four. ... Five. ... ” The above crystal-clear voice has resonated from the friendly confines of Bob Bonk Track — formerly Cardinal Track — in Fairmont during ...

Fairmont girls tracksters aim at repeat Relays sweep

FAIRMONT — Can the Fairmont varsity girls track & field program accomplish a sixth Class AA crown in a row? Can the St. Clair boys team capture a fourth consecutive team championship? Can the Fairmont boys lineup trade places with Hutchinson atop the big-school division’s standings ...