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Luverne tennis fends off Fairmont; BEA nets victory

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LUVERNE — The Luverne Cardinals defeated the Fairmont Cardinals, 5-2, during Big South Conference dual-meet tennis action on Tuesday. Claire Nemmers and Maggy Totzke won their respective singles matches for Fairmont. Nemmers took a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 win over Carissa Cunningham at the second ...

Cardinals girls soccer grounds Eagles, 2-1

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FAIRMONT — “When the lights went on, we woke up,” Fairmont Area head girls soccer coach Matt Nielsen said with a smile. Trailing 1-0 on the scoreboard and 11-2 in the shots-on-goal statistical category, Cardinal senior striker Brooke Hunwardsen’s curling kick flipped the switch on ...

USC sweeps singles to defeat Fairmont tennis

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FAIRMONT — The United South Central Rebels girls tennis team combined for a singles sweep to deliver a 6-1 nonconference loss to the Fairmont Cardinals during the Cardinals’ home opener on Monday. “We’ve just got young players that need to learn how to handle a player that plays ...

Knights spike by Jaguars

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Knights swept the Martin Luther/ Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars in three volleyball games Monday night. The Knights recorded a 25-16 game win to open the match and followed in the second and third games, 25-11 and 25-22. Emma Becker led ...

Belle Plaine tennis nets win over B.E. Area

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BELLE PLAINE — The Belle Plaine Tigers engineered a doubles sweep to pace a 5-2 nonconference win over the Blue Earth Area Bucs during girls tennis action on Monday in Belle Plaine. Tigers’ No. 1 doubles netters Lilly Olson teamed with Caitlin Preusser for a 6-0, 6-3 win over Malarie ...

Osseo soccer zips Fairmont Area

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FAIRMONT — Playful bribery does have a place in high school sports. Kenna Nguyen converted Lyla Lor’s second assist of the game into an insurance goal with 2:37 remaining in regulation to seal the Osseo Orioles’ 3-0 victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Saturday at Kot Soccer ...

Fairmont, BEA, MCW volleyball fall in openers

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WINDOM — After splitting the initial two games, the Luverne Cardinals reeled off back-to-back wins to defeat the Fairmont Cardinals, 3-1, during season-opening Big South Conference volleyball cross-over action Saturday. Luverne posted respective game scores of 25-13, 11-25, 25-7, 25-9, over ...

Bemidji Blue Ox end Pirates’ state amateur baseball run

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HAMBURG — Bazil Zuehlke and Cody Rutledge literally packed a lethal 1-2 offensive punch for the Bemidji Blue Ox during second-round Minnesota Class ‘C’ state amateur baseball tournament action on Sunday in Hamburg. Zuehlke went 2-for-3 with a double and a game-best three RBIs, while ...

Cardinals football to go to airwaves in 2017

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FAIRMONT — Mat Mahoney enters his 11th season at the Fairmont football helm with his eyes on the prize that has eluded his Cardinals during the last two fall campaigns — a sectional championship and a Class AAA state bid. “I think we’ll be right there in the mix for the section ...

Fairmont cross country runs to 1st, 2nd at Early Bird

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FAIRMONT — The Class A, No. 3-ranked Fairmont Cardinals girls cross country team literally made the right strides to start the season, winning the Early Bird Invite on Friday. The Cardinals improved their score of 12 from last year’s race to earn 10 points, followed by Lake ...

Buffalo eliminates Martins at state tourney

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NORWOOD — Buffalo starting pitcher Carter Vogt scattered seven hits over 8 1/3 innings to guide the Bulldogs to a 6-2 second-round Minnesota Class ‘C’ state amateur baseball victory over the Fairmont Martins on Friday night in Norwood. Fairmont, the Region 13 champion, ends its season ...

Fairmont tennis nets 1st victory

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ST. JAMES — The youthful Fairmont Cardinals girls tennis lineup posted a 1-2 record during the St. James Area Quadrangular on Friday in St. James. Fairmont captured four team points to one during its dual meet with Montevideo to officially garner its first team triumph of the season before ...

Okoboji ekes out win over North Union football

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MILFORD, Iowa — The Okoboji Pioneers opened the Iowa prep football season with a 6-0 non-district win against the North Union Warriors on Friday night in Milford, Iowa. After the Warriors and Pioneers battled to a scoreless tie at halftime, including North Union limiting Okoboji to only six ...

FHS spikers open at BSC cross-over

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont mentor Haley Loerts literally has to look up to seven of her varsity volleyball players this fall. The fourth-year Cardinals’ head coach, however, knows first hand that a half dozen or so hitters standing 5-feet-11 or taller does not always translate into victories on ...

Jaguars scratch Indians in opener

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NORTHROP — The Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars volleyball team showed its youth against the Sleepy Eye Public Indians, but had enough senior leadership to make up for it. Senior defensive specialist Alex Schuder smacked down the match-winning kill to lead the Jaguars ...

Cardinals drop both soccer openers

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ST. PETER — St. Peter sophomore midfielder Amelia Carlson produced a game-best hat trick to squeeze the hometown Saints to a season-opening 4-2 Big South Conference soccer victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Thursday in St. Peter. Striker Joni Becker triggered the Cardinals’ first ...

Cardinals girls soccer hits road for season-opener

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FAIRMONT — Matt Nielsen returns to the Fairmont Area Cardinal girls soccer sideline for his 12th varsity season with “a chip and a chair” philosophy this fall. “It’s an old saying in my family,” Nielsen said in reference to Jack Straus bouncing back to win the 1982 World Series of ...

Fairmont Area boys soccer travels for 2017 kickoff

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FAIRMONT — Jarrod Daniel, Leyton Becker, Noah Becker, Dom Armitage, Tyler Head and Cameron Militello all graduated from the Fairmont Area Cardinals boys soccer program in May. With each playing a major role for the team, the team must now find ways to replace them. “We lost a lot of key ...

Martins to face Buffalo in state amateur game

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Martins have their sights set on one location: Green Isle. After capturing the Region 13C championship, the team is looking to make a deep run in the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament to ultimately get to the championship game in Green Isle on Sept. ...

Maple River bests Fairmont tennis, 5-2

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MAPLETON — The Maple River Eagles girls tennis team opened its season by posting a 5-2 non-league victory over the Fairmont Cardinals on Tuesday in Mapleton. No. 3 singles player Brittany Bass outslugged Katelyn Langworthy, 6-4, 6-2, to generate one of Fairmont’s team tallies, while ...