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5 wrestlers perfect at state meet

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ST. PAUL — Five of the area’s 10 state-qualifying wrestlers proved perfect on the Xcel Energy Center mats during Day 1 of the Class A and AA state tournament in St. Paul. Blue Earth Area’s Cole Klinkner and Zach Buseman earned back-to-back spots in today’s Class A state semifinals at ...

Jaguars tame Cyclones to reach South finale

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LAKE CRYSTAL — The No. 2-seeded Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars accomplished a rare three-game sweep. After beating the No. 3-seeded St. Clair Cyclones twice by double digits during the regular season, the Jaguars defeated the Cyclones, 67-54, in the Section 2A, ...

B.E. Area outguns Maple River in 2AA hoops

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MANKATO — A pair of sharpshooting sophomore standouts nearly frayed the Mankato East High School gymnasium nets during Section 2AA, South Sub-Section semifinal girls basketball action Friday night. Maple River sophomore sensation Madi Schirmer poured in a game-high 36 points to win the ...

Eustice to join wrestling hall in April

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BLUE EARTH — Jack Eustice stood in a room in his Blue Earth home filled with pictures, trophies, and a case containing Blue Earth Area wrestling memorabilia and more trophies on Tuesday afternoon. The pictures, plaques and paraphernalia spilled into the hallway, decorating the nearest wall. ...

Area 10 ready to hit state canvas

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ST. PAUL — A half-dozen area wrestlers earned encore performances to the Minnesota individual state meet on Friday and Saturday, while four more grapplers will make their debuts at the Xcel Energy Center. Fairmont/Martin County West eighth-grader Jaxson Rohman headlines the six area ...

Down the Line

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FHS track & field to meet today FAIRMONT — A pre-season meeting for all Fairmont boys and girls in grades 9-12 interested in competing in track & field this spring will take place right after school today in the high school lunch room. The meeting will last about 30 ...

WEM sinks 3s, Fairmont in Section 2AA playoffs

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont junior center Claire Cutler and Cardinal sophomore forward Taylor Crissinger combined for 44 points on the strength of 21-for-33 field goal shooting during Tuesday night’s postseason basketball opener at Cardinal Gym. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, however, countered ...

Jaguars eliminate Wolverines in 2A opener

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GRANADA — The No. 2-seeded Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars showed no signs of nervousness in the Section 2A, South Sub-Section quarterfinals against the No. 7-seeded Mountain Lake Area Wolverines. The Jaguars held the Wolverines to 14 points in the first half to ...

Cardinal hoopsters floor Titans

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FAIRMONT — A tale of two distinct basketball halves. The Fairmont Cardinals improved their field-goal accuracy by 24 percent during the final 18 minutes to secure a 63-50 non-league victory over the Tri-City United Titans on Monday night. After forward Brady Allen reeled off the ...

Down the Line

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Area Daily Sports Schedule Tuesday, Feb. 28 Girls Basketball Section 2AA, South Sub-Section Quarterfinals • Waterville-Elysian-Morristown @ Fairmont, 7 p.m. • Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial @ Blue Earth Area, 7 p.m. Section 2A, South Sub-Section Quarterfinals • Mountain Lake ...

Red Bulls advance 4 to state wrestling meet

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REDWOOD FALLS — For Jaxson Rohman, Zac Ringnell and Collin Steuber, a trip to the Class AA state individual wrestling tournament isn’t new, but certainly deserving. The Red Bulls’ trio won their respective weight classes during Day 2 of the Section 3AA individual meet. Fairmont/Martin ...

Five Buc wrestlers qualify for state

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area senior wrestler Jared Armon experienced a positive premonition when he awoke Saturday morning. “Jared told me he had a good feeling about his chances of winning the (195-pound) section championship,” Ted Armon, Jared’s father, said prior to the Section 2A ...

Peterson 3rd on unevens, 6th in AA at state

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MINNEAPOLIS — Martin County Area Magic senior standout Bryanna Peterson closed out her prolific high school gymnastics career in style on Saturday. Peterson, who was selected to Minnesota’s all-state elite team during Thursday night’s pre-meet awards banquet, captured a sixth-place ...

Mavericks eliminate Huskies in 3AA hoops tilt

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TRIMONT — Martin County West power forward Renae Eckmann produced a team-best 18 points to help power the No. 4-seeded Mavericks to a 58-48 playoff basketball triumph over the No. 5-seeded Jackson County Central Huskies on Saturday night in Trimont. Martin County West (15-9) advances to ...

Red Bulls advance 6 to Section 3AA semifinals

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REDWOOD FALLS — Six Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestlers pocketed quarterfinal wins during the opening day of the Section 3AA individual tournament on Friday in Redwood Falls. The six Red Bulls will compete in the semifinals, starting at 10 a.m. today at Redwood Valley High ...

Tordsen clears 1,000-point barrier

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont basketball team was in New Ulm on Jan. 9, 2014, with a comfortable lead. Since a few players were out, Cardinals head coach Jared Thompson decided to put in a freshman that the upperclassmen referred to fondly as “the young calf.” The young calf had no problems ...

ETC.

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Nuss, Lytle net BSC ice honors FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area Cardinal senior Taylor Nuss was named to the all-Big South Conference girls hockey first team on Thursday. Fairmont Area senior Myah Lytle earned honorable mention accolades as the Cardinals finished fourth in the Big South with a ...

Martin County Area’s Peterson preps for state

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WELCOME — One glance at the Class A individual state gymnastics meet’s rotation that starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, and one could consider it a good omen for Martin County Area senior standout Bryanna Peterson. Ironically, the Magic’s four-time state qualifier opens the best-of-the-best ...

ETC.

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Wrestling meets switch to 1 day Due to a potential blizzard today, both the Section 2A and 3A individual wrestling meets have been transformed into one-day events on Saturday. The host Blue Earth Area Bucs compete in Section 2A action starting at noon Saturday in Blue Earth. The ...

Barnett tops Bucs in win comeback win over Rebels

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WELLS — The Blue Earth Area Bucs boys basketball team pulled away from the United South Central Rebels in the final minutes of the game to pocket a 42-40 victory on Thursday. The Bucs rebounded from a 22-20 halftime deficit. Down 35-34, Blake Barnett and Jacob Vaske combined baskets to ...