Fairmont, Waseca to clash for Section 3AAA football crown

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FAIRMONT — A quick glance at each of the Section 3AAA football semifinal boxscores from last Saturday night, and prep football fans will ponder a legitimate question. Which offense will prove the most efficient in today’s 1 p.m. sectional championship showdown on the artificial turf in ...

Five area runners gear up for state cross country meets

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FAIRMONT — An end to a prolific prep cross country career, two return trips to the St. Olaf College campus and two state debuts will be the scenarios run out at the Minnesota high school state meets on Saturday in Northfield. First-time state qualifiers Madelia/Truman/Granada-Huntley-East ...

Fairmont earns 15 all-Big South Conference selections in 5 sports

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s athletic programs set the bar high this fall by producing multiple state qualifiers, with the No. 8-ranked Cardinal football team still one win away from reaching the Class AAA state quarterfinals. Fairmont senior Laura Thompson and freshman teammate Macy Hanson each ...

Fairmont coasts to 40-6 sectional football win over Luverne

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FAIRMONT — Quarterback Zach Jorgensen and No. 1-seeded Fairmont converted their first three possessions into 21 points and never looked back en route to a 40-6 Section 3AAA semifinal football victory over No. 4-seeded Luverne on Saturday night at Mahoney Field. Jorgensen opened the contest ...

Maple River nips Blue Earth Area in OT in section semifinal, 8-7

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MAPLETON — Running back Boden Simon’s flea-flicker toss to quarterback Landon Fox set up Maple River’s touchdown pass to Zach Herrmann in overtime before Simon caught the game-winning 2-point screen pass to help the Class AA No. 10-ranked Eagles squeeze by the No. 5-ranked Blue Earth Area ...

No. 1 Rebels double up Mavericks in Section 3A semifinals, 20-10

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SLAYTON — Carter Benda rushed for a game-best 114 yards and two touchdowns to guide the Murray County Central Rebels to a 20-10 Section 3A semifinal football victory over the Martin County West Mavericks on Saturday. The Class A No. 1-ranked Rebels (10-0) face Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (8-2) at ...