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Bucs’ 2-3 zone stymies Cardinals in BSC girls hoops clash

FAIRMONT — Blue Earth Area’s seam-sealing 2-3 zone defense forced Fairmont to take 33 shots from 3-point range, including a 3-for-23 effort during an 11-point second half, and the visiting Bucs exited Cardinal Gym Thursday night with a grind-it-out 34-31 Big South basketball victory over ...

Segar, MCA gymnasts beam to victory over B.E. Area

BLUE EARTH — Martin County Area senior standout Sabrina Segar and her Magic gymnastics teammates literally beamed by the Blue Earth Area Bucs during Thursday night’s Big South Conference dual meet in Blue Earth. Segar produced one of her four individual first-place showings by hitting her ...

Car Parts Direct 12U hockey nets 1-2 record

FAIRMONT — The Car Parts Direct 12U girls hockey team of Fairmont posted one win and a pair of losses during ice action Jan. 16-17 at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. Brooklyn Murphy produced a game-high four goals and goalie Lexi Sundeen netted a shutout to steer Fairmont to an 11-0 triumph ...

No. 4 Red Bulls don’t allow a point in triangular sweep

SHERBURN — A baker’s dozen. The Class AA No. 4-ranked Martin County Red Bulls only had the chance to wrestle a total of 13 matches during Tuesday night’s triangular, but they made the most of the shortage. The Red Bulls produced seven falls and one technical fall to go with a ...

Magic gymnasts make a clean sweep of Saints

ST. JAMES — A clean sweep. The Martin County Area Magic gymnasts swept the top five spots on all four individual events and pocketed the top three spots in the all-around competition to engineer a 133.025-103.1 Big South Conference dual-meet triumph over the St. James Area Saints on Tuesday ...

Von Bank pours in 26 to ignite Warriors’ win

BELMOND, Iowa — Vanessa Von Bank dialed long distance to generate a game-leading 26 points to power the North Union Warriors to a 56-53 Top of Iowa Conference basketball victory over the Belmond-Klemme Broncos on Tuesday night. Von Bank connected for a game-high seven 3-pointers to ...

Cardinals’ depth muzzles Huskies, 69-49

JACKSON — Fairmont’s 12-player tidal-wave rotation eventually wore down Jackson County Central’s top seven hoopsters during Monday night’s Big South Conference clash. Cadee Becker netted a team-best 17 points to pace the Cardinals’ balanced offensive attack that featured half of a ...

Pipestone hoopsters hand 1st loss to Fairmont

PIPESTONE — The Pipestone Area Arrows capitalized on 80 percent free throw shooting and 41 percent field-goal accuracy to gradually pull away for a 53-39 Big South Conference basketball win over the Fairmont Cardinals on Monday night. Zach Jorgensen neared double-double territory by scoring ...

Luverne nips Martin Co. West in thriller, 57-56

SHERBURN — Nothing like a Saturday morning walk-through and some positive verbal reinforcement to reverse course. Mitch Weber’s 3-point sharpshooting, combined with the inside-outside play of Zach Anderson and Tanner Sinn, nearly produced Martin County West’s first victory of the ...

No. 4 Red Bulls flatten wrestling foes in triangular

SHERBURN — The Class AA, No. 4-ranked Martin County Red Bulls swept their nonconference wrestling triangular against the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut-Grove Panthers (44-24) and the St. Clair/Mankato Loyola Cyclones (68-12) on Friday night in Sherburn to improve to 4-0 on the ...

Fairmont boys hoopsters improve to 2-0 on season

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals held off the St. James Area Saints for a 74-68 Big South Conference basketball win Friday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. The Saints, led by Hayden Jones’ game-high 33 points, made the Cardinals’ Zach Jorgensen show his leadership skills to help the ...

MCA’s Segar wins all-around; New Ulm edges Magic in dual meet

FAIRMONT — Martin County Area gymnasts Sabrina Segar and Anna Bachenberg christened the Magic’s new home — the Live Fit Sport & Wellness Center in Fairmont — by combining to capture first-place finishes in four of their season-opening dual meet’s five individual categories Friday ...

Quiring guides Fairmont hoopsters to win over St. James Area

ST. JAMES — The Fairmont Cardinals tipped off the season by building a 29-10 halftime lead over the St. James Area Saints and never looked back during Big South Conference girls basketball action Thursday night in St. James. Forward Rayah Quiring produced a team-best 13 points to top the ...

Von Bank sinks 3s, Warriors trample Bison in Iowa preps

ARMSTRONG — North Union’s girls basketball team won its 10th game of the season behind a trap defense that netted 33 steals en route to a 77-18 rout over the North Iowa Bison during Top of Iowa Conference action Thursday night in Armstrong. Vanessa Von Bank scored 20 points on the ...

Cardinal hoopsters aim to be better together in ’21

FAIRMONT — Better together. Fairmont head coach Sara Junkermeier’s Cardinals girls basketball lineup has embraced the above mantra for the upcoming coronavirus-condensed campaign. “After getting about a two-month late start to the season, a return to basketball is filling a huge void ...

MCA gymnasts settle into new home

FAIRMONT — For the second year in a row, the Martin County Area Magic gymnastics program will undergo a major change. Last season, Beraiah Peterson became only the second head gymnastics coach in the three decade-plus storied history of Martin County Area (a cooperative agreement between ...

Householder’s hat trick powers Cardinals to win over Trojans

FAIRMONT — “We’ve been working in practice on getting the puck to ‘the house,’” Fairmont Area head girls hockey coach Ashley Olson said in reference to the area from the goal posts to the face-off dots to the tops of the circles. “Coming into tonight’s game, we wanted to drive ...