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No. 4 Fairmont, JCC football to clash again for section crown

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FAIRMONT — The Section 3 football championship and a bid to the Class AAA state tournament. That’s what’s at stake when the No. 4-ranked Fairmont Cardinals (8-1) clash with the two-time defending sectional champion Jackson County Central Huskies (8-2) at 7 p.m. tonight on the artificial ...

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NU’s Anderson earns 1st team ARMSTRONG — North Union senior setter Kate Anderson earned selection to the first team of the all-Top of Iowa Conference’s West Division volleyball lineup, that was announced Thursday. Senior outside hitter Breanna Anderson and senior middle spiker Erin ...

Fairmont girls runners look to defend state title

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FAIRMONT — The Class A, No. 3-ranked Fairmont Cardinals girls cross country team’s ‘Big 3’ have been the team’s driving force all season. Senior Iliana Ramon, junior Sarah Krumholz and eighth-grader Laura Thompson have all finished in the top 10 of nearly every race this season, ...

Saints spikers sweep Bucs out of section

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MANKATO — “It’s tough to block a 6-foot, 2-inch girl who they go to every time,” Blue Earth Area head coach Donna Nawrocki said about the St. Peter Saints. Using every inch of her 6-2 frame, junior hitter Claire Nuessmeier drilled a match-high 13 kills to power the No. 2-seeded St. ...

Fairmont ‘picks off’ Luverne in 3AAA semifinal

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FAIRMONT — Wyatt Quiring had made 52 catches for 779 yards to establish himself as one of the top prep football receivers in southern Minnesota this fall. The Fairmont senior triple-threat, however, displayed his prowess on both defense and special teams, while safety Brady Allen pocketed ...

BEA outlasts WEM in section thriller

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JANESVILLE — The battle of the Bucs. The visiting No. 3-seeded Blue Earth Area Bucs forced a turnover on downs in the final seconds of the Section 2AA football semifinals to beat the No. 2-seeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Bucs, 21-14, on Saturday night. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown ...

Bauer wins 2nd straight 1A state cross country crown

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — Riley Bauer put an exclamation mark on his Iowa prep cross country resume on Saturday. Bauer, a senior at North Union High School, covered the 5,000-meter course at the Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge in a winning time of 16:14.2 to capture his second consecutive Iowa ...

BEA’s Norman clears 2,000 set assists career mark

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BLUE EARTH — As Alissa Norman closed out her junior volleyball season for the Blue Earth Area Bucs, she totaled 642 set assists on the season, surpassing 1,000 career assists midway through the year. “At the end of last year, she asked, ‘Do you think I can get 2,000?’” Bucs head ...

Fairmont girls win section, gain state

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BLUE EARTH — With a third consecutive Section 2A girls championship, a section girls head coach of the year award and a girls assistant coach of the year honor, the Class A, No. 3-ranked Fairmont Cardinals girls cross country team had much to celebrate. Sarah Krumholz, Laura Thompson and ...

B.E. Area spikers oust Maple River in 2AA volleyball playoffs

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BLUE EARTH — Balance conquered the one-hitter wrecking crew. Setter Alissa Norman distributed a match-best 28 assists to five different Blue Earth Area spikers to offset Maple River junior outside blaster Madi Schirmer’s match-leading 20 kills during Thursday night’s playoff ...

B.E. Area duo loses pair at state tennis

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MINNEAPOLIS — Blue Earth Area’s Julia Hanson and Te’a Armstrong lost their first-round Class A state doubles match on Thursday before falling in straight sets during the consolation bracket at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. No. 3-seeded Avery Stilwell and Shanna ...

No. 4 Fairmont hosts Luverne in 3AAA semis

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FAIRMONT — Saturday’s 3 p.m. Section 3AAA football semifinal clash of the Cardinals at Mahoney Field in Fairmont will feature two distinct brands of offensive firepower. Luverne head coach Todd Oye’s No. 4-seeded Cardinals (5-4) will pit their ‘old school’ ground game against ‘Air ...

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Frolik nets ace FAIRMONT — Steve Frolik used an 8-iron to connect for a hole-in-one on Oct. 15 at Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont. Rick Stenson, Dusty Rosa and Houston Schubert witnessed Frolich’s 140-yard feat on the fifth hole. Forbath earns weekly honor EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) — ...

Bucs cage Tigers in 2AA football tilt

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BLUE EARTH — The No. 3-seeded Blue Earth Area Bucs turned a 9-8 first-half deficit into a 34-15 win over the No. 6-seeded Medford Tigers during the Section 2AA football quarterfinals on Tuesday night at Wilson Field. “I thought we played well in the first half, but we made some mistakes. ...

Osakis, Virginia down BEA in state team meet

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Blue Earth Area girls tennis team’s stellar season came to a disappointing end on Tuesday. But for the Bucs’ young lineup, the season’s conclusion could be a valuable lesson. Playing in the Class A state tournament for the first time since 2014, and just the second ...

Mavericks knock off Eagles in 3AA grid clash

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WINDOM — The Martin County West Mavericks avenged a regular-season loss en route to producing a historic win during Tuesday night’s opening round of the Section 3AA football playoffs. Sophomore quarterback Wyatt Geistfeld rushed for two touchdowns, while junior defensive back Thai Risk ...

Jaguars sweep Wolverines in 2A playoff clash

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GRANADA — Last year, the No. 6-seeded Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars were dealt a stinging upset loss by No. 11-seeded Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial in the opening round of the Section 2A, South Sub-Section volleyball playoffs. One season later, the Jaguars, who ...

Central Lyon roars past North Union in volleyball regional

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ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Sophomore setter Kiley Metzger distributed a match-best 22 assists and recorded 11 digs to complement three aces behind 16-for-16 serving to power the Central Lyon Lions to a three-game sweep over the North Union Warriors during Iowa Class 2A volleyball playoff action ...

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C-squad football blanks New Ulm FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals coasted to a 54-0 triumph over the New Ulm Eagles during C-squad football action Monday night. Gavin Rodning generated 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns to pace Fairmont, while Hudson Artz gained 65 yards and scored a TD ...

North Union’s Bauer runs to 4th straight state bid

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EAGLE GROVE, Iowa — North Union senior long-distance standout Riley Bauer earned his fourth consecutive trip to the Iowa Class 1A state cross country meet. Bauer, the 2016 Class 1A state champion, will look to defend his crown at 2:30 p.m. Saturday during the Iowa state cross country ...