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Jaguars spike out 3-1 victory

WELLS — Michaelah Petrowiak pounded 10 kills and made six blocks to help lead the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars to a 3-1 win over United South Central in nonconference volleyball action Thursday night in Wells. The Jaguars won the match, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25 and ...

Fairmont, Marshall resume football rivalry after 2-year hiatus

FAIRMONT — To say a lot has happened since Fairmont and Marshall last squared off on the prep gridiron in 2016 would be an understatement. “We didn’t have the opportunity to play when the district schedules were realigned for 2017, but we’re looking forward to Friday night’s season ...

Fairmont runners place 2nd, 3rd at Metcalf Invitational

MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Fairmont girls ran to a second-place finish, while the Cardinal boys took third at the 2019 Paul Metcalf cross country invitational. Laura Thompson led the Cardinal girls with a second-place time of 19:29.2, causing a photo finish with last year’s third-place Class A ...

Fairmont Area soccer edges Albert Lea in 1-0 clash

FAIRMONT — The early stages of the 2019 girls soccer season in southern Minnesota indicate it’s the year of the goalie. Fairmont Area’s Becker-Becker combination — Joni and Cadence — paced the Cardinals’ hard-fought 1-0 nonconference victory over sure-handed Albert Lea goalkeeper ...

St. James Area spikers deal 3-1 loss to Martin County West

TRIMONT — It was a match filled with streaks. St. James Area beat Martin County West by a score of 3-1 in nonconference volleyball action Tuesday night in Trimont. The Saints collected respective game scores of 28-26, 25-16, 21-25 and 25-18 to win. St. James Area came back from a ...

Fairmont tennis tops Luverne; No. 6 Bucs down Arrows

LUVERNE — Fairmont swept the singles bracket to highlight a 5-2 victory over Luverne during Big South Conference tennis action Tuesday. Claire Nemmers needed only two games over the minimum to best Roz Oye at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-2, while Fairmont teammate Briana Joseph did likewise in ...

Eagles net soccer win over Cardinals

FAIRMONT — Two second-half goals powered the Eagles. New Ulm beat Fairmont Area 3-1 in the Cardinals’ home-opening Big South Conference boys soccer matchup at Kot Soccer Complex on Monday night. After an evenly-played first half, the Eagles came out strong in the second segment, ...

Fairmont Area kicks past New Ulm, 3-1

NEW ULM — Fairmont Area combined a diversified offensive attack with a smothering defensive performance to collect its first victory of the girls soccer campaign Monday night. Netkeeper Cadence Becker recorded 10 saves, while Emma Schultze, Joni Becker and Lexi Kaufman each produced one ...

Knights volleyball outspikes Jaguars

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Knights caged the Martin Luther/ Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars during nonconference volleyball action Monday night. The Knights posted a 3-1 winning decision over the Jaguars in Sleepy Eye. St. Mary’s captured respective game wins of ...

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Area prep tennis meets postponed Both area prep girls tennis dual meets were postponed due to heavy rains and inclement weather on Monday. Fairmont’s nonconference meet with United South Central at the Cardinal Courts was called off Monday, but a rescheduled date has not been determined ...

Martins edge Lake City in state tournament, 2-1

MAPLE LAKE — One swing proved enough to support Collin Lovell’s outstanding performance. Lovell pitched all nine innings and allowed only one run, while striking out nine, including four looking, to collect the win for the Martins on Saturday. The Windom Pirates draftee’s performance ...

Fairmont, Blue Earth Area volleyball fall at Big South Showcase

REDWOOD FALLS — The Pipestone Area Arrows posted three consecutive game wins, 25-14, 25-10, 25-12, over the Fairmont Cardinals during the season-opening Big South Conference volleyball cross-over event Saturday at Redwood Valley High School. Setter Sabrina Segar distributed a co-team-best ...

Fairmont football seeks rare state three-peat

FAIRMONT — Back-to-back Class AAA state appearances, including a runner-up showing at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in 2018. If Fairmont head coach Mat Mahoney and his football team produce a rare three-peat during his 13th season at the helm this fall, the Cardinals will make school ...

Breamer takes over Fairmont volleyball program

FAIRMONT — Kim Breamer literally understands the meaning of the phrase, “There’s always a first time for everything.” Breamer will make her debut as the Fairmont head volleyball coach when the Cardinals open the season against Pipestone Area in a 2:30 p.m. Big South Conference ...

Cardinals run to 2nd, 4th at Early Bird Invite

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont girls cross country team ran to a second-place finish, while the Cardinal boys finished fourth during their season-opening competition Friday. Instead of running varsity and junior varsity races, each competitor at the Early Bird Invitational on the Fairmont High ...

Fairmont tennis posts 1-2 mark at quadrangular

ST. JAMES — The Fairmont Cardinals girls tennis lineup posted a 1-2 record during the St. James Area quadrangular on Friday in St. James. Fairmont swept the singles bracket to help pace a 6-1 dual-meet triumph over Chanhassen, lost a 6-1 decision to Hutchinson and battled St. James Area in a ...

St. Peter squeezes by Fairmont Area in girls soccer, 1-0

FAIRMONT — St. Peter executed a perfectly-designed play to squeeze out a season-opening victory over Fairmont Area in a battle of shutdown sophomore goalkeepers. Junior midfielder Maddie More converted senior midfielder Amelia Carlson’s precision crossing pass into a 1-0 Saints’ margin ...

Sleepy Eye spikers shut out Jaguars in opening match

TRUMAN — Sleepy Eye is one win away from evening its recent season-opening series. For the fifth consecutive year, the Indians opened their season against the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars. The Jaguars won the first three meetings, but the Indians have taken the ...

Blue Earth Area tennis sweeps way to GSL Invite crown

GLENCOE — The Blue Earth Area Bucs girls tennis team swept through the Glencoe-Silver Lake quadrangular Tuesday in Glencoe. After a three-hour rain delay, each set started with a 2-2 game score in an attempt to get every match completed. BEA swept through all three teams it faced, beating ...

Fairmont Area girls soccer seeks encore performance

FAIRMONT — No triskaidekaphobia in 2018. Fairmont Area head coach Matt Nielsen’s Cardinals rewrote the girls soccer program’s record books during the 13th year of its existence last fall. The Cardinals reached the Section 2A championship match for the first time ever en route to ...