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Fairmont football’s playoff game cancelled

FAIRMONT — The No. 5-seeded Fairmont Cardinals’ Section 3AAA quarterfinal football game against the No. 4-seeded Tri-City United Titans at 7 p.m. tonight in Montgomery has been cancelled. Due to an increase in active coronavirus numbers in Le Sueur County, the TCU school district opted ...

Bowers powers St. James Area spikers by Fairmont, 3-2

FAIRMONT — Maddie Brey eclipsed the 1,000 career assist mark during Game 3, but her 42nd and final one to middle hitter Addie Bowers iced St. James Area’s good-to-the-fifth-game victory over Fairmont on Saturday. Fairmont’s 1-2 offensive punch of Brittney Mosloski and Cassidy Schultz ...

B.E. Area earns No. 1 sectional football seed

BLUE EARTH — Although 2020 brought the strangest football season of recent memory, some things remained the same. For the second consecutive year, the Blue Earth Area Bucs enter the Section 2AA playoffs as the top seed, but there is one major change from last season. In 2019, the Bucs ...

No. 5-seeded Fairmont hits road for 3AAA grid quarterfinal

FAIRMONT — For the first time since 2014, the Fairmont Cardinals football team will open next week’s Section 3AAA playoffs on the road. Fairmont (1-3) received the No. 5 seed in the six-team sectional bracket, and travels to Montgomery on Tuesday night to battle the No. 4-seeded Tri-City ...

Knights edge Jaguars in 5 games

NORTHROP — After a loss to Madelia on Thursday night, the Jaguars were two points from a senior night win Friday. The Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights beat Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars 3-2 in Valley Conference action in Northrop. The Knights took wins of ...

Fairmont volleyball topples St. Peter, 3-0

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont volleyball team celebrated senior night in style. The Cardinals took their first win of the season by a 3-0 decision over the St. Peter Saints on Thursday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. The Cardinals claimed straight wins of 25-22, 25-20, 25-18 for the ...

JCC’s 2nd-half surge stuns Fairmont; Jaguars earn 1st win

FAIRMONT — Jackson County Central head football coach Tom Schuller switched to a wishbone offense midway through the second quarter and it finally clicked after halftime Thursday night. Levi Lindley moved from quarterback to running back and generated nearly half — 150 — of the visiting ...

No. 2-ranked Bucs crush No. 10 Eagles, 40-0

BLUE EARTH — The Bucs finished their perfect regular season with their sixth 40-point performance. Class AA No. 2-ranked Blue Earth Area beat the No. 10-rated Maple River Eagles 40-0 to finish the regular season 6-0 Wednesday night at Wilson Field in Blue Earth. “It’s just guys making ...

Redwood Valley rolls by Martin County West, 41-14

SHERBURN — Quarterback Alex Lang proved double-trouble on offense, fullback Carter Johnson engineered the ground game and safety/receiver Drew Lundeen displayed his catching skills on both sides of the line of scrimmage to power Redwood Valley’s 41-14 victory over Martin County West during ...

Fairmont hosts JCC in regular-season football finale

FAIRMONT — Game: Section 3AAA championship. Site: Janesville. Date: Nov. 2, 2019. Life, both on and off the high school gridiron, has changed drastically for both southern Minnesota football powers since the Jackson County Central Huskies dethroned the three-time sectional champion Fairmont ...

Raiders outspike Mavericks in Valley match, 3-1

TRIMONT — Close, but not quite enough. The Nicollet Raiders outlasted the Martin County West Mavericks, 3-1, during Valley Conference volleyball action Monday night in Trimont. The Raiders claimed wins of 25-22, 25-19 and 25-21 in Games 1, 2 and 4, respectively, while the Mavericks took ...

Ochsendorf, Maple River run by Martin Co. West

SHERBURN — Maple River’s defense forced three turnovers to keep the Maverick offense off the board. The Eagles beat Martin County West 19-7 during prep football action Friday night in Sherburn. Maple River intercepted a pass to end the Mavericks’ opening drive of the game, then put ...

Wysong, No. 1 Patriots shut out Jaguars

GRANADA — Gavin Wysong does nearly everything on the prep gridiron for No. 1-ranked 9-Man powerhouse Hills-Beaver Creek, and does it exceedingly well. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior rushed for game-bests of 130 yards and five touchdowns, returned a first-quarter free kick 30 yards, gained ...

New Ulm outspikes Fairmont in Big South clash

NEW ULM — The Eagles soared by the Cardinals during Big South Conference volleyball action Friday night in New Ulm. New Ulm captured consecutive game wins of 26-24, 25-15 and 25-16 to sweep the Cardinals. Sabrina Segar led the Cardinals by serving a perfect 14-for-14 to complement dishing ...

Mavericks’ Lewis runs to all-state honors

SHERBURN — Jake Lewis didn’t join the Martin County West/Martin Luther cross country team until his junior year, but he instantly became the Mavericks’ front runner. Lewis had run on the Mavericks’ track & field team during the previous spring and Maverick head cross country coach ...

St. Peter gridders stun Fairmont, 14-13

ST. PETER — The Zach Jorgensen-to-Eli Anderson aerial connection gave Fairmont a chance to exit Floyd B. Johnson Field with a victory, but St. Peter’s Ethan Grant and Vinny Guappone joined forces to deny the visiting Cardinals’ late heroics, 14-13, Thursday night in St. Peter. Grant ...

St. Peter volleyball serves 3-0 loss to Blue Earth Area

BLUE EARTH — St. Peter’s balanced offensive attack was too much for Blue Earth Area to overcome. “We’re continuously improving at the net, especially blocking,” BEA head coach Donna Nawrocki said. “Our defense is getting better every game at blocking shots. We need a little more ...

Fairmont football hits road to St. Peter for Thursday clash

FAIRMONT — Student-athletes, parents, coaches, officials and local media members must be able to adapt their respective schedules at a moment’s notice when involved in high school sports during the current coronavirus pandemic. Tonight’s 7 p.m. kickoff between the Fairmont Cardinals and ...

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Fairmont sweeps C-squad volleyball clash FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals swept three consecutive games, 25-19, 25-14, 15-13, from the Waseca Bluejays during C-squad volleyball action Monday night in Fairmont. Rylyn Larsen recorded nine digs for Fairmont, Nevaeh Rahm smacked three kills ...

Waseca volleyball squeezes by Fairmont, 3-2

FAIRMONT — Bryn Miller, Brittney Mosloski and Cassidy Schultz heeded the positive input from Fairmont head volleyball coach Kim Breamer during a timeout, with the home team trailing 11-5 in Game 5 Monday night at Cardinal Gym. Waseca’s 6-foot-2 sophomore middle hitter Kloe Wadd, however, ...