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Fairmont VFW downs St. James

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ST. JAMES - The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team did everything - got hits, stole bases and scored runs - and came out with a 7-1 win over St. James Post 1912 in the second round of the 2nd District, Southwest Sub-District playoffs Tuesday in St. James.Fairmont (14-3) plays New Ulm Silver ...

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Martins to host Royals in seriesFAIRMONT - The Fairmont Martins play host to the Ruthton Royals tonight in a 7:30 p.m. amateur baseball playoff game at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont.The First Nite/Gopher League clash is Game 1 in a best-of-3, opening-round postseason series.Warriors' state opener ...

Fairmont rolls to sub-district win

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ST. JAMES - The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball lineup combined five hits with five walks, two hit batters and 10 Lake Crystal errors to coast to a first-round postseason victory on Monday in St. James.Right-hander Brady Allen tossed a three-hit complete-game gem over five innings, while ...

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FHS football camps in JulyFAIRMONT - Three football camps will be held at the Fairmont High School practice fields in Fairmont next week.The Cardinal Football Camp, for players in grades 10-12, will take place from 8-10 a.m. July 25-29.The Red Bird Camp, for players in grades 7-9, will be held ...

Gaels edge Warriors for district title

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FORT DODGE, Iowa - The No. 6-seeded North Union Warriors baseball team upended No. 3-seeded Newell-Fonda and No. 2-seeded Bishop Garrigan, but couldn't take down the No. 1-seeded St. Edmond Gaels.Centerfielder Reid Johnson produced two runs on 2-for-3 hitting as the Gaels beat the Warriors, ...

Truman defeated at district; WBE ends year

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SPRINGFIELD - Ethan Hurn shed his catcher's gear to take the mound during Saturday's Division II, 2nd District elimination American Legion baseball game in Springfield.Hurn made the most of his first pitching opportunity of the summer, recording a game-high 11 strikeouts en route to firing a ...

Fairmont VFW wins, loses one in doubleheader against New Ulm Gold

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NEW ULM - The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team went 1-1 against New Ulm Gold in a doubleheader Saturday at Mueller Park in New Ulm.New Ulm Gold shut out Post 1222, 13-0, in five innings before the visitors rebounded with a 5-2 win to avoid the sweep.Gold scored two runs in the first inning ...

Warriors open state vs. Regals

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FORT DODGE, Iowa - North Union and Iowa City Regina did not cross paths during the 2015 Iowa Class 2A state softball tournament at the Rogers Sports Complex.Ironically, Jon Prottsman's defending state champion and No. 7-ranked Regals (26-17), and Art Ingalls' No. 4-ranked Warriors (32-4) - who ...

Luverne fends off Truman in district

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SPRINGFIELD - It's a good thing for Luverne baseball fans that hard-throwing pitcher Connor Crabtree does not have triskaidekaphobia.Crabtree, who sports the No. 13 jersey, recorded 11 strikeouts to pace his complete-game pitching performance as American Legion Post 123 fended off Truman Post ...

Summer Run hits course July 30

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FAIRMONT - The Fairmont Summer Run has been known by a couple of different names, has featured a variety of race distances, and been held in four different locations during its 38 years of existence.Despite the changes in the oldest continuous run in south central Minnesota, two aspects of the ...

Summer soccer play filling up area fields

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FAIRMONT - Fairmont Soccer Association continued summer league action throughout the month of June. The results are as follows:U11 Girls DivisionAssociate Optometry of Fairmont 0, Faribault 0 - Abby Cihoski and Kate Busche combined for nine saves in the scoreless game on June 30. Fairmont made ...

Fairmont VFW 10-runs St. James

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FAIRMONT - The wind was blowing and the Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team's bats were swinging. With seven runs in the third inning, Post 1222 took a dominant 12-2 win over St. James Post 1912 in five innings Wednesday at the Winnebago Avenue Sports Complex."It was a good day to hit. The ...

Warriors tame Mustangs in district

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FORT DODGE, Iowa - Parker Oleson proved to be accurate on the golf course and the baseball diamond.The junior lefty homered the No. 6-seeded North Union Warriors to an 8-0 victory over the No. 3-seeded Newell-Fonda Mustangs in the Iowa Class 1A, District 4 quarterfinals Tuesday at Harlan and ...

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D-II legion play begins FridaySPRINGFIELD - The Division II, 2nd District American Legion baseball tournament gets under way Friday in Springfield.Minnesota Lake opens the double-elimination event by facing Heron Lake/Okabena at 11 a.m., followed by Truman against Luverne at 2 p.m.Adrian faces ...

North Union earns state bid

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SWEA CITY - Back-to-back trips to the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge, Iowa.Ace right-hander Anna Ingalls fired a five-hit complete-game shutout, while Sarah Rolling hammered her 14th home run of the summer to power the No. 4-ranked North Union Warriors to a 9-0 rout of the Panorama ...

Fairmont bests Sleepy Eye

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FAIRMONT - Sam Schwieger proved a perfect 3-for-3 from the batter's box, delivered two RBIs and scored once to fuel Fairmont American Legion Post 36's 5-2 triumph over Sleepy Eye Post 7 during regular-season baseball action Saturday in Fairmont.Schwieger produced RBI singles to serve as the ...

Post 1222 posts two wins over Lake Crystal

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LAKE CRYSTAL - The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 baseball team recorded two wins against Lake Crystal in a doubleheader Saturday in Lake Crystal.Post 1222 won the first game, 5-1, before beating Lake Crystal, 15-4, in six innings during the second game.Jacob Tennyson pitched a complete first game to ...

No. Union squeezes by ‘Boji

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SWEA CITY - Iowa Class 2A, No. 4-ranked North Union literally squeezed its way past Okoboji on Friday night and into the Region 2 softball championship game.Shaylee Hanning's mishandled suicide-squeeze bunt plated both the tying and game-winning runs with no outs in the bottom of the seventh ...

Fairmont outslugs New Ulm

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FAIRMONT - The Fairmont VFW Post 1222 and New Ulm Silver baseball teams exchanged leads three times and tied once on Friday night.But Ike Donnelly's hit in the bottom of the seventh inning secured Post 1222's win at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont.The two teams were tied at 11-all going into the ...

Warriors scratch Cougars

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MANSON, Iowa - Parker Oleson went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, and closed out starting pitcher Hunter Pierce's six-hitter to power the North Union Warriors to a 5-2 victory over the Manson-Northwest Webster Cougars during their regular-season baseball finale on Thursday night in Manson, ...