Geistfeld caps off excellent career

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From starting as a freshman, to playing in Brazil, to helping her team triple its season win total, Reilly Geistfeld has had quite a career. Geistfeld finished her senior basketball season at Hamline University just in time to beat the COVID-19 shutdowns of major sports. The 5-10 forward ...

Fairmont’s Senf waiting to tee off golf season

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FAIRMONT — In her senior golf season, Bergen Senf was set for success. The three-time state individual competitor had moved up her final position each time she competed, finishing 25th as a freshman, 16th as a sophomore and fifth last year as a junior. Now, because of the COVID-19 ...

Fairmont’s Becker contemplates track future

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FAIRMONT — While the current COVID-19 pandemic has dampened the spirits of countless high school senior student-athletes across the nation, it seems to have inspired numerous future collegiate freshmen in southern Minnesota. Fairmont High School senior standout Joni Becker is a prime ...

New Fairmont softball coach plays waiting game

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FAIRMONT — One week into his tenure as the Fairmont softball coach, Cory Hainy’s debut season might be over before it really begins. With COVID-19 shutting down Minnesota State High School League sports — along with classes — across the state a week after practices started, Hainy said ...

Fairmont baseball assistants’ varsity coaching debuts cut short

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FAIRMONT — “Don’t stride too far or your release point changes. That’s it — stay on top of the baseball and snap your wrist,” Fairmont High School pitching coach Matt Lytle said while analyzing deliveries. “Keep your hands back, and then drive the barrel through the zone. Head ...